From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Sheriff Speaks Out Against Setback Proposal Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office would be severely impacted if Proposition 112 is passed by voters on election day according to the man in charge, Sheriff Lou Vallario.  During his “Just the Facts” update on the Sheriff’s Facebook page, Vallario says he’s reluctant to make political statements but following the Board of Commissioner’s recent ...
    • Aspen Abandons Plans to Build Maroon Creek & Castle Creek Dams Aspen—The city of Aspen’s decision to abandon the plans to build dams on Maroon and Castle Creeks is being lauded by conservationists.  They’re all so happy, they plan to raise a glass of cheer during a happy hour celebration next week.  Officials with Western Resource Advocates say the dams would have flooded important wildlife and ...
    • Utah Counties Ask State for Help Building Oil Train SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Promoters of a 1.4 billion dollar railroad in Utah’s oil country want help from the state. Uinta Basin officials are pushing a project they say could quintuple oil production in Utah along with bringing higher prices and create 27,000 jobs. The plan is to build a 150-mile railroad to allow transporting oil ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Improving but Still Below Normal October brought much-needed rain and snow to the area and marked the beginning of a new water year. Hydrologists use the October to September time period because most of the precipitation after October first accumulates as snow. According to the Roaring Fork Conservancy, river flows throughout the watershed haven’t changed much since last week. The ...
    • Forest Service Lifts Basalt Mountain Closure Basalt Mountain, which has been closed since July 3rd because of the Lake Christine Wildfire, officially reopened at one minute past midnight. The White River National Forest lifted the closure with words of caution. Acting District Ranger Kevin Warner says hunters and others heading up the mountain need to be aware that the burned areas ...
    • 2018 Issues and Answers Forum Tonight’s forum is on KMTS online stream number two And you can watch the live YouTube stream below.
    • Colorado River District Opposes Ballot Questions Glenwood Springs—The Colorado River District is urging people to vote against two controversial ballot measures.  The river district’s board of directors took a stand against Proposition 11 and Amendment 74.  112 aims to increase the drilling setback distance for new oil and gas wells to 2,500 feet from occupied buildings.  River district spokesman Zane Kessler ...
    • 1-1-1 Vote Means No Garfield County Endorsement for State Sales Tax Hike Glenwood Springs—A ballot question that would raise Colorado’s sales tax from 2.9% to just over 3.5% to pay for transportation projects will not get an endorsement from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner Mike Samson talked about the merits of Proposition 110 and what it would mean for road improvements.  He says if it ...
    • Fire Restrictions Lifted Across Region Glenwood Springs—A few days of steady rain and a little snow in the high country had a big impact on fire danger in the region.  Garfield County, Eagle County, Pitkin County, the Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest all lifted fire restrictions today thanks to vastly improved conditions.  Two and a ...
    • Garfield County Libraries will be Closed for a Staff Work Day All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Tuesday, October 16 for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume on Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website, www.gcpld.org, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS ON COMEBACK TRAIL AT EAGLE VALLEY GYPSUM (2/5/16) – There’s nothing more compelling than a fourth-quarter comeback. In Eagle Valley’s “Inferno” gymnasium both Glenwood teams ignited in the final eight minutes, the boys winning 77-70 after trailing by 12 late in the third, and the girls, who were down 13-0 in the opening quarter, falling short 50-44. GLENWOOD BOYS 77, EAGLE ...
    • KMTS Basketball: ‘DOGS EDGE DEMONS ON LATE 3-POINTER AND RARE FREE THROWS PALISADE (2/3/16) – As the Palisade Bulldogs’ junior quarterback, P.D. Riddle was used to finding the end zone and helping his football team to a 9-3 record last fall. So maybe it shouldn’t be a shock that Riddle would be the one to hit the winning basket with ten seconds left in Wednesday’s snow-delayed ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE PLAY RIFLE(1/28/16) – The contender came into town for a rematch, but the result, though not a knockout, was the same: Rifle’s boys basketball team struggled with a determined Palisade team but remained undefeated in Western Slope League play, emerging with a 48-43 win in newly named Jack Smith Gymnasium Thursday. Unfortunately for the Lady Bears, the ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS HEADED TO SUPER BOWL 50 Broncos “D” comes up big against Brady and the Patriots Denver—Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl – which many expect to be the final game of Manning’s career. Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS BOUNCE BACK, SWEEP SUMMIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/21/16) – There is a biblical saying that speaks of beauty coming from ashes. The comparison may be somewhat severe, but there’s no denying that the injury misfortune that has plagued the Glenwood Lady Demons, along with a four-game league losing streak, has had coach Rhonda Moser searching for silver linings. In 5-7 ...
    • SPORTS AFC / NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET Broncos one win away from Super Bowl 50 UNDATED (AP) – The AFC and NFC championship game matchups are set. The Denver Broncos will be home against the New England Patriots, and the Carolina Panthers will host the Arizona Cardinals.The Broncos have advanced by rallying in the fourth quarter of a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS TOPPLE LEAGUE LEADERS, BOYS STAY UNBEATEN GYPSUM (1/15/16) — In a clash of Western Slope gunslingers that did not disappoint, the Rifle Lady Bears, led by sophomore Elly Walters, knocked off previously unbeaten Eagle Valley and league scoring leader Kylie Martin with a fourth-quarter comeback 57-49 in the Devils’ Inferno Gym Friday night. The Glenwood boys maintained their ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS UPDATE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw in practice on Friday but remains questionable for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against Denver. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained right shoulder sustained in last weekend’s wild-card win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has “a chance” after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend’s 18-16 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: HORNING TOPS 1,000; LADY HUSKIES BREAK THROUGH EDWARDS (1/8/16) – It was a night for milestones, and like all such events, some were sweet and others bitter. For Cam Horning, the frosting on his Glenwood Springs team’s 64-54 victory at Battle Mountain came two minutes after halftime when his 3-pointer brought his four-year, career total to 1,000 points scored. ...