From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hanging Lake rest area will be closed this Thursday for maintenance work GARFIELD COUNTY — On Thursday, May 21, crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the White River National Forest will be performing necessary maintenance work in order to get the Hanging Lake rest area ready for the summer season. A new shed is being erected at the rest area and a gate installed as well ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS CONFLUENCE PLANS TAKING SHAPE Glenwood Springs—Last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council approved an ordinance to ask voters for the okay to sell a piece of property near Glenwood Springs Elementary School for future development.  The council supported the concept and urged the community to get behind the project that will eventually become part ...
    • News GARCO/CRMS ROAD CONFLICT UNRESOLVED Glenwood Springs—A longstanding dispute over a small, county-owned access road running through Colorado Rocky Mountain School is still unresolved. County commissioners heard from school officials as well as people in the neighborhood about the issue during a lengthy meeting Monday afternoon. Frustrated, the commissioners decided they’ll just pay a visit to the ...
    • News GARCO SAGE GROUSE PLAN IGNORED BY FEDS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Community Development Director Fred Jarman delivered some discouraging news to the Board of Commissioners today. He says after a recent conversation with Governor Hickenlooper’s appointed sage grouse expert, John Swartout, it appears the Bureau of Land Management paid very little attention to the months-long scientific ...
    • News GRAND JUNCTION(AP) – A judge in Grand Junction has ordered a man jailed without bond pending retrial in his wife’s shooting death.After Michael Blagg’s conviction was thrown out last year, Judge David Bottger had ruled the case had reverted to its pretrial status, including the reinstatement of a $500,000 bail. Monday, Bottger said he had ...
    • News WESTERN SLOPE COAL MINING ON TRIAL Craig–A federal judge is considering a lawsuit that aims to halt the expansion of coal mining in Moffat County. Judge Brooke Jackson will hear arguments concerning two coal mines near Craig which fuel the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s nearby power plant. WildEarth Guardians is challenging the Interior ...
    • News 4-17-15 GLENWOOD NATIVE NAMED NEW MAYOR Glenwood Springs—With a 4 to 3 vote, the Glenwood Springs City Council appointed Mike Gamba as the new mayorlast night. The vote came after a few minutes of respectful discussion and other nominations. Todd Leahy, who like Gamba, ran unopposed for re-election, nominated Gamba. Leahy was voted to become ...
    • News, 4-15-15 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A judge in Grand Junction is expected to decide today whether a man awaiting a new trial in the shooting death of his wife will be allowed a chance to get out of jail. Michael Blagg was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison ...
    • Large Prescribed Burn Today Near Basalt Fire crews from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit were expected to set off a large prescribed burn a few minutes ago above Basalt.  The Roaring Fork Prescribed Fire is expected to be about 1,300 acres in size.  Smoke will probably be visible through much of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. Officials ...
    • Rifle Recycle Center Closed Saturday Union Pacific Railroad will close the railroad crossing which provides access to the Garfield County recycling drop off center in Rifle Saturday, April 4. Consequently, the recycling center will not be open.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (04/14/2011) In girl’s high school soccer, the Glenwood Lady Demons host Eagle Valley tonight at 6 O’clock. Two other games will be played at 4 including Aspen at Rifle and Delta at Grand Valley. In baseball, the Aspen Skiers visit Cedaredge today for a doubleheader. Tommorow afternoon at 2 and 4 O’clock, the Glenwood Demons will ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (04/13/2011) High School Baseball ————————— The Rifle Bears held off a late inning surge by the Rams to beat Roaring Fork, 11 to 10. Coal Ridge defeated Grand Valley 10 to 6 and Basalt beat Aspen 11 to 1.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (04/07/2011) High School Baseball ————————– The Rifle Bears beat the visiting Glenwood Demons yesterday in a non-league game, 9 to 4. Rifle plays at Roaring Fork next Tuesday while Glenwood hosts the Delta Panthers this Saturday at 11 and 1.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (04/04/2011) Golf ____ The Glenwood Demons, Grand Valley Cardinals and Rifle Bears are competing today in the Grand Junction Invitational at the Bookcliff Country Club. Lacrosse ________ The Aspen Skiers take on the Summit Tigers in Breckenridge this afternoon at 4.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (04/29/2011) Soccer ——- The Glenwood Demons beat the Sailors yesterday 2 to 1 in Steamboat Springs to clinch the Western Slope Championship for the second year in a row. Baseball ———– Despite a brilliant, 11 strikeout performance by Cody Derby, the Glenwood Demons lost to the Middle Park Panthers yesterday in Granby, 4 to 2. The Demons dropped the second game ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/28/2011) Track and Field ______________ The Glenwood Lady Demons won the team title over the weekend at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction. On the boy’s side, Glenwood and Rifle tied for fourth overall. Percussion _________ The Glenwood Springs High School Percussion ensemble took first in their division and fourth place overall in Longmont at the Rocky Mountain competition. ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/25/2011) High School Soccer The Glenwood Lady Demons dropped a 4 – 2 decision to Montrose last night at Stubler Memorial Field. The Rifle Lady Bears lost to Vail Mountian 6 to 2.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/24/2011) High School Baseball The Glenwood Demons got past Coal Ridge yesterday 8 to 7. Roaring Fork mercy-ruled Basalt, 12-2. Soccer ______ Roaring Fork beat Basalt, 3 to 1. Tonight, the Glenwood Lady Demons welcome Montrose at 6:30. Roaring Fork travels to Vail Christian, Vail Mountain comes to Rifle, Coal Ridge heads north to Rangely and ...
    • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD OPENS SEASON WITH COMEBACK WIN WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/23/11) — A “vulture” in baseball lingo is a relief pitcher who loses a lead for another pitcher, only to pick up the win for himself. That may be too harsh a term for Kevin Flohr, who blew a save in relief of Luke Jacob, because if it werent for ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/23/2011) High School Baseball After a long, weather-delayed wait, the Glenwood Demons will finally play their first game of the 2011 season this afternoon against the Coal Ridge Titans at 4 O’clock. The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight on KMTS-99.1. The Roaring Fork Rams and Basalt Longhorns will battle this afternoon ...