From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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. ┬áThe Roaring Fork Prescribed Fire is expected to be about 1,300 acres in size. ┬áSmoke 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.
    • News DETAILS OF CARBONDALE MURDER SUSPECT TO BE RELEASED Glenwood Springs—The arrest affidavit containing key information about the Carbondale man who confessed to stabbing his wife to death nearly two months ago may be unsealed today.  Garfield County District Court Judge James Boyd ordered the documents to be made public under a Freedom of Information Act request.  ...
    • Cole Swindell Plays Armchair Coach for the Atlanta Falcons Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleGeorgia native Cole Swindell tells AtlantaFalcons.com he has some ideas about what his favorite team should do when it comes time for this year’s NFL Draft at the end of the month. The ACM New Artist of the Year also throws his support behind new head coach Dan Quinn. “I like him. ...
    • News COL RIVER DISTRICT TESTIFIES AGAINST WATER BILL Denver—The Colorado River Water Conservation District is very concerned about a water bill that was approved by a Senate committee Monday. Senate Bill 183 would require a water judge when he or she decrees a water right, to quantify the actual historical consumptive use during wet years, dry years ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/19/2010) Softball ________ Both the Basalt Lady Longhorns and the Rifle Lady Bears are playing in the 3A state tournament this weekend at the Aurora Sports Complex. The 12th seeded Basalt Lady Longhorns take on 5 Platte Valley at 10am while at the same time the 16th seeded Rifle Lady Bears battle a top ranked Berthoud team. ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Win 5th Straight, 39-14 @ Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (10/15/10) — “If the right one don’t getcha, then the left one will,” Tennessee Ernie Ford sang in the mid-fifties song, “Sixteen Tons.” Steamboat Springs became the fourth straight Western Slope opponent to feel that one-two punch, better known as Luke Jacob and Drew Halsch, as the two seniors ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/15/2010) High School Volleyball ______________________ Glenwood lost a home match to Steamboat Springs, 3 games to 1. Coal Ridge beat Rifle 3 to 1. Soccer ______ Eagle Valley blanked Glenwood last night at Stubler 2 – zip. Coal Ridge dominated Grand Valley 6 to 1. Cross Country _____________ At the Rifle Invitational, it was a 1-2 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/13/2010) VOLLEYBALL THE ROARING FORK LADY RAMS SUFFERED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON…..A HARD-FOUGHT, FIVE-GAME MATCH TO THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS IN GYPSUM. THE LOSS DROPS ROARING FORK TO 14 AND 1. COAL RIDGE AND BASALT’S MATCH ALSO WENT THE FULL FIVE GAMES WITH THE LADY TITANS COMING OUT ON TOP ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/13/2010) VOLLEYBALL THE ROARING FORK LADY RAMS SUFFERED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON…..A HARD-FOUGHT, FIVE-GAME MATCH TO THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS IN GYPSUM. THE LOSS DROPS ROARING FORK TO 14 AND 1. COAL RIDGE AND BASALT’S MATCH ALSO WENT THE FULL FIVE GAMES WITH THE LADY TITANS COMING OUT ON TOP ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Glenwood Shows Championship Form in 35-7 Win over Bulldogs GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10-8-10) — Formidable challenges remain ahead, but the 2010 Glenwood Springs football team is beginning to exhibit some of the characteristics of the ’08 state champions. The strongest case, demonstrated once again in the Demons’ 35-7 win over Moffat County Friday to run their league record to 3-0, is Glenwood’s continuing ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/08/2010) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TONIGHT…. THE GLENWOOD DEMONS HOST THE MOFFAT COUNTY BULLDOGS IN A KEY, WESTERN SLOPE GAME. KICK OFF FROM STUBLER MEMORIAL FIELD IS 7 O’CLOCK WITH PRE-GAME COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 6:45 RIGHT HERE ON KMTS. YOU CAN ALSO GET A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO OF THE GAME FROM BE ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/06/2010) HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ________________ JESSE BEETHAM OF THE ASPEN SKIERS TIED FOR SECOND PLACE AT THE 3A STATE TOURNAMENT IN EATON. BEETHAM’S SECOND DAY ROUND OF 3 UNDER PAR HELPED THE SKIERS CAPTURE FOURTH PLACE OVERALL IN THE TEAM STANDINGS. SOFTBALL ________ THE BASALT LONGHORNS DEFEATED RIFLE 12 TO 1. VOLLEYBALL __________ GLENWOOD LOST TO BATTLE MOUNTAIN IN FOUR GAMES. BASALT DEFEATED ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/05/2010) HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ________________ IT’S DAY TWO OF THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE EATON COUNTRY CLUB. THE ASPEN SKIERS ARE CURRENTLY FOURTH OVERALL IN THE TEAM STANDINGS. THE ‘RAM CLASSIC’ GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE PLAYED THIS FRIDAY AT RIVER VALLEY RANCH. ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Run Over Battle Mountain EDWARDS (10/1/10) — “Every game is a championship game,” Drew Halsch said after Glenwood Springs scored on five of its first six possessions in defeating Battle Mountain 35-21 Friday. The senior running back, who scored three of those touchdowns while piling up 161 yards in 21 carries, was repeating the team’s motto for ...