From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS 2015 ELECTION RESULTS Glenwood Springs—The so-called “off year” election turned out to be a big year for local educators.  The 122 million dollar bond issue for the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District won handily with 57 percent of the voters saying ‘yes’ to higher property taxes while 43 percent of the voters from Glenwood Springs to ...
    • NEWS GARCO PULLS PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDS Glenwood Springs—Planned Parenthood in Glenwood Springs won’t receive any funds from Garfield County next year. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to deny the request from the Human Services Commission for 15-hundred dollars.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky made the motion to cut funds saying he’s been getting several e-mails from the ...
    • NEWS FORT COLLINS (AP) — Authorities have charged a Fort Collins man with illegal possession of a high-capacity magazine, making use of a controversial law for the first time. Prosecutors filed the charge last week after threats were directed toward Fort Range Community College. Court records say he was arrested after a psychologist reported he was ...
    • NEWS CASTLE ROCK (AP) — A carjacker has been sentenced to 160 years in prison for leading police on a 75-mile chase Longmont last year and nearly killing a Colorado state trooper. A judge today sentenced Ryan Stone on 18 charges. The chase started when Stone stole an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside before carjacking ...
    • NEWS ELECTION BALLOTS DENVER (AP) — Secretary of State Wayne Williams is recommending that voters who haven’t mailed in their ballots yet deliver them in person instead.Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn’t deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ...
    • NEWS BANK FUND SET UP FOR RINK FAMILY FOLLOWING DEADLY CRASH New Castle—A special fund has been established for the family of Lori Rink who was killed in Monday’s early-morning crash on I-70 near New Castle. She was 44 years old.  Meanwhile, the investigation continues into what triggered the three-car accident that closed the eastbound side of ...
    • NEWS NO BANKING FOR WEED MONEY DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has received a setback from the Federal Reserve. The guardian of the U.S. banking system said in a court filing that it doesn’t intend to accept a penny connected to the sale of pot because the ...
    • NEWS WESTBOUND I-70 OPEN IN GW CANYON Glenwood Springs—Motorists are happy today as westbound I-70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened.  C-DOT closed the lanes in July for a massive maintenance project.  The eastbound side is still limited one lane until Friday. WEST SLOPE DRAWS LINE IN WATER BATTLE WITH FRONT RANGE Rifle—Close to 15-hundred western Colorado residents signed a ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS 2016 BUDGET Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs’ 2016 budget will be a hot topic at tonight’s city council meeting. The bulk of the 72.1 million dollar budget is going toward transportation-related projects including the city’s contribution to the 110 million dollar Grand Avenue Bridge.  The police department and parks and recreation will also get a large ...
    • News GARCO TO TEST NEW VOTING MACHINES Glenwood Springs—Garfield County is testing one of four new voting machines for this off-year election.  Seven other counties around the state are also putting the new technology to the test with the goal of choosing a new model for statewide use by next year.  The other counties are; Mesa, Adams, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/14/2011) Girl’s high school soccer _____________________ Glenwood blanked Coal Ridge over the weekend, 2 to nothing. Percussion ___________ The Glenwood Springs High School percussion ensemble took third place at last weekend’s 24-team competition at Mountain Range High School. Track and Field _____________ The Glenwood Demons track and field program is hosting a Dinner, silient auction and concert fundraiser this Thursday night at the high school at 6 O’clock. ...
    • KMTS State 3A basketball playoff results/schedule 3A BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Great 8, Thursday: Jefferson Academy 48, Roaring Fork boys 44 Valley 56, Brush 45 Pagosa Springs 64, Machebeuf 57 Faith Christian 48, Kent Denver, 43 Final 4, Friday: Pagosa Springs (20-3) vs. Faith Christian (24-1), 4 p.m. Valley (21-4) vs. Jefferson Academy (18-7), 7 p.m. Consolation, Friday: Machebeuf (18-6) vs. Kent Denver (20-5), 8:45 a.m. Brush (17-8) vs. Roaring Fork ...
    • RAM, RIFLE OPPONENTS REACH 3A BASKETBALL FINALS FORT COLLINS — In a twist of irony that might, with time, be some consolation, the teams that put Rifle and Roaring Fork into that ill-named bracket, both reached Saturday’s 3A title games against three-time defending champs at CSU’s Moby Gym. Eaton, which defeated the Lady Bears 50-34 to reach the Final Four, edged ...
    • KMTS State B-ball: One-point Heartbreak Ends Rifle Season; Rams Also Fall in Consolation Round FORT COLLINS (3/11/11) – Lose by one or by twenty, there are no “good” losses, as the Roaring Fork boys and Rifle girls reaffirmed Friday in different fashion at the 3A state basketball tournament at CSU. Both teams experienced the heartbreak of having a seemingly safe lead fade away and also the frustration of not being ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/09/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ Tomorrow, the regional 3-A champion Rifle Lady Bears and Roaring Fork Rams boy’s will continue their quest for a state title at CSU in Fort Collins. The Great 8 action tips off Thursday morning at 8:45 as the Rams take on the Jaguars of Jefferson Academy. The Rifle Lady Bears tip off against Eaton ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/07/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ Two regional champions from the valley are headed to the “Great 8” at CSU in Fort Collins this week; the Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Rams boys. The Rams will play Jefferson Academy Thursday morning at 8:45 and the Lady Bears take on Eaton at 8:30 pm. KMTS will ...
    • Great 8 Game Times Announced The number 7 seeded Roaring Fork Rams (17-7) play number 15 Jefferson Academy at Moby Gym on the Campus of Colorado State University 8:45am Thursday. The undefeated Rifle Lady Bears (24-0) play Seventh Seeded Eaton Reds (21-3) at 8:45pm. KMTS will bring you complete coverage of the Rams and Bears tesms from Fort Collins.
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: Lady Bears, Rams Into Great 8 at CSU RIFLE (3/5/11) — “It feels amazing!” Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald said after a two-year trek, first through the 4A ranks, then the 3A Western Slope League, culminated in a 42-24 Sweet 16 win over Manitou Springs and vaulted her team into the 3A Great 8 state tournament at CSU. Those sentiments were echoed by ...
    • Rifle Lady Bears Over Basalt, 68-22 Rifle 68, Basalt 22
    • THREE WESTERN SLOPE GIRLS TEAMS INTO SWEET 16 In Sweet 16 action Saturday at 1 p.m., the second-seeded Rifle Lady Bears (23-0) will meet 15th-seed Manitou Springs (17-6, and 4th place in the Tri-Peaks League), which edged Denver Science Tech (no. 18, 17-6) on Friday, 51-44. The winner will advance to the Great 8, Thursday, March 10, at CSU against the ...