From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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.
    • Water Main Break at the Basalt Roaring Fork Apartments
      Basalt—Almost all of the 77 residents displaced from their apartments in Basalt by the broken water main have a place to stay.  All but 10 people will be staying with friends or relatives in the community.  Officials are making arrangements for the others to make sure they’re taken care of while the extensive repair work ...
    • B.L.M. Resource Advisory Council Nominations
      Silt—If you’re qualified and have the time, you could help shape future management plans for public lands in the west.  The Bureau of Land Management is reopening nominations for the influential Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  David Boyd with the BLM field office in Silt says during the first round of nominations last spring, they ...
    • Transfer Trail Rollover Death
      Glenwood Springs—The young man who was killed Monday in a late night rollover accident on Transfer Trail was a lifelong Garfield County resident as well as an admired outdoorsman and rafting guide.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 25 year old Ethan Turner died at the scene just north of Glenwood Springs.  According to reports ...
    • I-70 Closed Through Glenwood Canyon
      At 9:00 PM, all lanes of traffic are open. I-70 is closed both directions in Glenwood Canyon due to an accident near Hanging Lake Tunnel. Westbound is closed at mile marker 133 (Dotsero) and eastbound is closed at mile 116 (Glenwood Springs). There is no estimate on reopening the road.
    • Basalt Apartment Evacuation Order
      UPDATE 10/2/18 6:00 PM: The Basalt Library will close at 7:00 tonight. Residents who need a place to stay will be able to stay in the auxiliary gym at  Basalt High School until 7:00 AM. Pets are not allowed in the high school, but are being accepted at the Aspen Animal Shelter until 8:00 tonight ...
    • I-70 Closed due to Shot Fired from Vehicle
      Glenwood Springs—A Utah man was taken into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly firing a gun from an SUV while heading east on I-70 between Glenwood Springs and No Name.  According to eyewitness statements,  43 year old Ryan Johnson was a passenger in a Ford Expedition when just before 1 o’clock, he fired a single round ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Into 2nd Round, 14-13 over Elizabeth
      ELIZABETH (11/9/13) – “I knew I was throwing to Cole, and he would get it,” Glenwood’s Travis Lundin said after a pivotal 4th quarter reception by wide receiver Cole Adams helped propel the Demons into the second round of the 3A state football playoffs, 14-13 at Elizabeth Saturday. Glenwood (8-3), seeded 12th will host 13th seeded ...
    • Sports, November 7th
      AVS LOSE TO PREDATORS DENVER (AP) – Colin Wilson had two goals and two assists, Viktor Stalberg added a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.Craig Smith and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Predators, who stopped Colorado’s six-game winning streak.Matt Duchene had a goal and two ...
    • Sports, November 5th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER/3A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED Peach Valley—Enrique Bucio was named the Player of the Year for leading the Coal Ridge Titans soccer team to the state quarterfinals this season.  Bucio is a junior and will be a key part of the team that expects to make a return trip to the state tournament next ...
    • Sports, November 4th
      VOLLEYBALL/3A STATE TOURNAMENT Denver—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans will play their first state tournament match this Friday morning at 9:30 against Holy Family.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th out of 12 teams competing for a state title and are in Pool 4 along with 4th seed Platte Valley.  Coal Ridge will play Platte Valley at 12:30.  ...
    • KMTS Football: GLENWOOD WINS 7th STRAIGHT, WILL PLAY ELIZABETH
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/1/13) — And now, the playoffs actually begin. Before Glenwood Springs methodically sent winless Battle Mountain into the offseason 48-7 with the Demons’ seventh straight victory, Rocky Whitworth reiterated the gospel, according to the GSHS coaching staff: “We’re the longest running playoff team in history,” he said. “It’s do-or-die again; we’ve been ...
    • Sports, November 1st
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans battle The Classical Academy tonight at 7 in Colorado Springs.  Coal Ridge is looking to advance to the final four for the first time school history. VOLLEYBALL The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals tip off a busy weekend in regional playoff volleyball.  Grand Valley’s first match at 4 is against the host ...
    • Sports, October 31st
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Colorado Springs—The quest for a 3A state championship continues tomorrow night for the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Titans’ Great 8 game with The Classical Academy will be played at 7 o’clock in Colorado Springs.   KMTS will provide scores and updates. NBA/NUGGETS Sacramento, CA—Brian Shaw’s debut as head coach of the Denver Nuggets didn’t go as ...
    • Sports, October 30th
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons cracked the Colorado Preps Top 10 for the first time this season.  Glenwood’s six game winning streak and expected wildcard playoff bid earned them a number 9 ranking.  Rifle is ranked 7th while Palisade is 3rd.   Glenwood closes out the regular season this Friday night at home against the ...
    • Sports, October 29th
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL COAL RIDGE TO HOST REGIONALS Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ second place finish in last weekend’s Western Slope League tournament earned them the right to host a three-team regional this Saturday afternoon.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th and will welcome number 16 Faith Christian to Peach Valley along with number 28 Estes Park.  ...
    • Sports, October 28th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Titans were dominant through the first two rounds of the State 3A playoffs knocking off Alexander Dawson 8 to nothing and clobbering Sheridan 6-nil in the second round.  Coal Ridge will travel to Denver this Friday to battle 3rd seeded Classical Academy in a semi-final game. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ...