From the KMTS News Room:

    • News MEMORIAL SET FOR SARAH OGDEN Parachute—Four-week old Sarah Ogden had a twin brother.  The baby girl who died June 20th in Parachute after allegedly being beaten by her father, will be remembered and honored during a memorial service this Friday night at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.  The service and fundraiser was organized by community leaders in ...
    • News GW CITY COUNCIL UPHOLDS LICENSE DENIAL FOR REC. POT STORES Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council voted to uphold the denial of a marijuana license for two establishments during a packed-house, marathon meeting.  In both cases, the vote was 6 to 1 to reject the appeals of the Recreational Releaf Dispensary and Bar and the Green ...
    • News MISSING MAN FOUND IN FLAT TOPS AREA, QUESTIONED ABOUT WOMAN’S DEATH Garfield County—The Routt County man considered a ‘person of interest’ in the death of a woman has been found in the Flat Tops wilderness of Garfield County.  22 year old Cole Pollard was found at Trapper’s Lake Recreation Area this morning at 11 o’clock and ...
    • Garfield County Manager Stepping Down Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Manager Andrew Gorgey is resigning.  Gorgey, who was originally hired as the county attorney in June of 2011, wore both hats and juggled duties between the two busy offices for five months from January of 2012 to May of that year.  He was named the full time county manager the next month ...
    • News PARACHUTE COUPLE IN CUSTODY FOR DEATH OF BABY GIRL Parachute—She says she listened to her husband beat her month-old daughter to death but didn’t intervene.  41 year old Phyllis Wyatt and 29 year old Matthew Ogden of Parachute were arrested yesterday in Cass County, Minnesota for the death of Sarah Ogden.  The baby girl was reportedly ...
    • News   COURT BATTLE OVER FED WATER RULES BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – More than a dozen states are challenging a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) says the “Waters of the U.S.” rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers ...
    • News RUEDI CAMPER BITTEN BY BEAR ASPEN (AP) – Wildlife officials say an adult black bear scratched its way into a tent and bit a man on his forearm at a campground on the eastern end of Ruedi Reservoir near Aspen. The man, whose name has not been released, whacked the bear with his free arm to ...
    • News GARCO BOARD APPROVES INJECTION WELL Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved plans for an injection well near Parachute. The Ursa-owned, 62-hundred foot deep, non-commercial well will be about a mile and a half west of Parachute. Company officials say there are no plans to build additional wells in the near future. GAS ...
    • News UPPER ROARING FORK RIVER AT FLOOD STAGE Basalt—Conditions have stabilized along the upper Roaring Fork River since Tuesday’s heavy rainstorm but people living near the river are being warned to be careful as the heat wave continues to rapidly melt snow from the high country. The Roaring Fork reached flood stage earlier this week. ...
    • News DEVELOPMENT FEES WAIVED FOR UNFINISHED RIFLE TOWNHOUSE PROJECT Rifle—An unfinished townhouse development project will be completed thanks to the city council agreeing to extend fee reductions and building incentives. Developer Hal Holquist asked for the extension so his company could finish the other half of the 26-unit project at Willow Ranch. GJ MAN CHARGED ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Playoffs: ASPEN BOYS, OLATHE GIRLS REACH FINALS; COAL RIDGE TEAMS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PALISADE (2/25/11) — Aspen survived a turnover-plagued contest with Coal Ridge, 54-35, that had Titan coach Paul Harvey lamenting second-half miscues, which helped a two-point halftime lead disintegrate into a 20-3 Skier third quarter. All is not lost for the Coal Ridge boys, or their Lady Titan counterparts who were overwhelmed by an 18-6 start by ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Injuries Prominent in 3A District Tourney; Demons Out in 4A PALISADE (2/25/11) — For the winners, there were injury concerns, even as much-anticipated rematches awaited Saturday’s championship games. The Rifle girls improved their undefeated record to 21-0, advancing to the 3A Western Slope District championship at 4 p.m. at Palisade High School, but Cortney Cordova’s right (shooting hand) wrist injury in ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/25/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ In the consolation semifinals last night, the Rifle Bears boy’s team lost to Olathe, 61-51. On the girl’s side, Basalt beat Cedaredge and Grand Valley knocked off Roaring Fork. The 3A district tournament continues today, tonight and tomorrow at Palisade High School. KMTS will be on ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/24/2011) High School Playoff Basketball ____________________________ Peach Valley–The Coal Ridge Lady Titans advanced to the district semifinals by beating Grand Valley last night 55-46. In other girl’s quarterfinal action, Gunnison got past Basalt 44-34 and Olathe knocked off Roaring Fork 56-32. Tonight at the Bear’s Den, the Rifle Bears boy’s team will battle ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Coal Ridge Comeback Lands Titans in District Semifinals PEACH VALLEY (2/23/11) — The last time Coal Ridge and Grand Valley met in girls basketball, the score was tied at 21 going into the final quarter. In Wednesday’s 3A district quarterfinal game, the Titans scored 21 in the last quarter to secure a 55-46 victory that insures a state playoff spot and ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: Rifle Boys Overtaken by Cardinals; Girls Roll Cedaredge PARACHUTE (2/22/11) — Sometimes a great start means a fine finish, and sometimes it doesn’t. For the Rifle girls and boys basketball teams in the 3A Western Slope League district quarterfinals Tuesday, both started well, but only the girls kept their mojo going, pulverizing Cedaredge, 60-15, after shutting out the Bruins ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: GS Girls to Broomfield, Boys in Pueblo on Friday GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/20/11) — So how did winning the Western Slope League championship for the third straight season exactly help the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team? The Demons (18-5) received a number 20 seed, directly behind teams (17-Coronado, 13-10; 18-Greeley Central, 12-11; 19-Silver Creek, 13-10) that barely won more than half their games, AND ...
    • LADY BEARS FINISH REGULAR SEASON UNDEFEATED, HOST CEDAREDGE TUESDAY Whether the classification is 3A or 4A didn’t matter to the Rifle Lady Bears, who finished their second consecutive undefeated Western Slope League season with a 67-16 win over a Roaring Fork team without a senior on the roster. The young Lady Rams, who won just one of their 18 games this season, held ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Roaring Fork Goes Overtime Again to Earn Home Playoff Game CARBONDALE (2/19/11) — Facing the last basketball game on their home court, Roaring Fork’s two seniors were struggling: Jake Strack Loertscher was on the bench with foul trouble, and Dalton Handy, who scored 25 points, including the game-winner, in an overtime win at Coal Ridge the night before, had just two at halftime in a ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/18/2011) Wrestling Pepsi Center–20 wrestlers from the local area took to the mats during day one of the state high school tournament at the Pepsi Center…9 of them won and are moving on to the championship quarterfinals. The winners from Glenwood Springs were Miguel Vega and Chris Ayala. From Rifle, Larry Schmuesser and ...