From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SAYS DON’T CANCEL LEASES IN WRNF GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners says the Bureau of Land Management shouldn’t cancel oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to back the position, siding with the oil and gas industry on what they say ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...
    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
    • Weather Related Closing School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
    • Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power.  The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem. More information:  https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
    • NEWS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical.  Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities.  The biggest obstacle is funding.  Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center. Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
    • NEWS GARCO, BLM NEEDING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL DRILLING PLANS Glenwood Springs—Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment on a couple of oil and gas-related issues in Garfield County.  Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzing 65 existing oil and gas leases in the ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE POT SHOP ROBBERY CARBONDALE. (AP) — Police arrested four young men accused of robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop as employees unlocked the door.The men were arrested after a manhunt by Carbondale police, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Glenwood Springs Police Department.Police say two of the men went inside Sweet Leaf Pioneer ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JULY 19TH DENVER (AP) – Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs and right-hander Derek Lowe handcuffed the Colorado Rockies over 6-and-a-third innings in the Atlanta Braves’ 7-4 victory Monday night. Lowe must have felt right at home in the unusually warm night in Colorado, and the sunshine actually helped him beat the Rockies for the second time in two weeks. ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 18TH ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Texas Rangers say team President Nolan Ryan is “resting comfortably” in a Houston hospital after experiencing heart pain Sunday morning while at his home. The 64-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher, who had a double-bypass operation in 2000 and has a family history of heart disease, is expected to be released from the hospital in a ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 15TH DENVER (AP) – Ryan Spilborghs had a home run among four hits, Ubaldo Jimenez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEHN’-ehz) pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 on Thursday night.Spilborghs finished a triple shy of the cycle while registering his first four-hit games in more than two seasons. Ty Wigginton and Ian Stewart had three hits each for ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 14TH Silt/New Castle–Coal Ridge Titans football coach Scott Parker is holding a clinic next week for 9th through 12th grade players. The 10-day clinic begins each evening at 6 O’clock. Denver–The Colorado Rockies are going to have to play better baseball in the second half of the season if they hope to make it to ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 11TH Washington, D.C.–The Rockies were shutout by Jordan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals, 2 to nothing. The Rockies find themselves five games under .500 at the All-Star break and eight games behind first place San Francisco Giants in the National League West. Phoenix, AZ–The fan favorite home run derby takes place tonight in Phoenix. Former ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 8TH Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons Swim and Dive team is trying to stay afloat financially. The team consisting of student/athletes from the tri-county area will be washing cars tomorrow at Glenwood Springs High School to raise money for next season. Hot dogs and lemonade will also be sold. ...
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    • SPORTS, JULY 6TH Atlanta, GA–The Colorado Rockies sure missed the bats of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez last night in Atlanta. The Rockies fell to the Braves, 5 to 3.The Rockies send winless Aaron Cook to the mound tonight to face one of the best in pitchers in the game in righthander Jair Jurrjens. ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 5TH ATLANTA (AP) – Freddie Freeman homered twice to drive in three runs, and Tommy Hanson combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night. Freeman’s two-run shot in the first inning drove in Brian McCann, who singled with two outs off Ubaldo Jimenez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEHN’-ehz) (3-8). The rookie first baseman ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 1ST Aspen–The Glenwood Springs Defiance Rugby Club will battle the Gentlemen of Aspen Saturday, July 2nd at 3 O’clock. The match will be played in Aspen. Denver–The Colorado Rockies dropped a 6-4 decision to the Chicago White Sox yesterday at Coors Field. The Kansas City Royals are in town ...