From the KMTS News Room:

    • Tri-County Health Study Glenwood Springs—Every year, Colorado is ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation.  However, a recent board of health study of the tri-county area of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties showed there are several aspects to overall health that often get overlooked.  Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long helped coordinate a community ...
    • Garfield County Supports Natural Gas Market Study Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a $5,000.00 contribution to help fund a Colorado Mesa University study that aims to explore other markets for natural gas. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the study is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Wyoming, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The CMU report will include analysis of interstate efforts ...
    • Garfield County Mosquito Program Glenwood Springs—$170,000.00 is a small price to keep mosquitoes under control in Garfield County.  County vegetation manager Steve Anthony is in charge of the annual mosquito control program.  It was implemented in 2004 to combat West Nile virus and covers 50 square miles, 34 of which are in unincorporated Garfield County.  Anthony says a few ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...
    • Lift-Up Director Dies Glenwood Springs—When she was hired as the new executive director of Lift Up last October, she called it her “dream job.”  Amy Barr has died after a battle with cancer.  Prior to taking the helm at Lift Up five months ago, Barr’s reputation as a tireless, dedicated, devoted non-profit worker was well known across western ...
    • No Second Mistrial for Blagg Grand Junction/Golden—There will not be a second mistrial for convicted Grand Junction murderer Michael Blagg. The second trial for Blagg will continue in Jefferson County. District Judge Tamara Russell rejected a motion from Blagg’s attorney for a mistrial after his former mother-in-law, Marilyn Conway intentionally referenced proceedings from the 2004 trial in Mesa County where ...
    • Shake-Up in Colorado Senate Denver—State Senator Lucia Guzman has stepped down as the minority leader.  Guzman’s decision was due in part to protest Republican leadership’s handling of recent harassment complaints at the capitol. Guzman, who is term limited, will serve the rest of her time as the assistant minority leader.  Pueblo Democrat Leroy Garcia will take the helm as ...
    • Anvil Points Money Released Garfield County—At long last, the money that has been owed to Garfield, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Moffat Counties for the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale clean up has been released by the federal government.  The broken promises to return about 18 million dollars goes back decades but for unexplained reasons, the U.S. Interior Department has ...
    • Garfield County Applies for Tier-1 Public Land Management Grant Rifle—Garfield County hopes to avoid future conflicts and disputes over public land policies and management with a coordinated plan.  The county approved an application for a Tier-1 grant through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.  The $100,000 grant will help fund a federal lands policy review plan.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the ultimate goal is ...
    • Garfield County Commissioner Says Progress Made in D.C. Rifle—Garfield County’s issues and challenges were put before some “movers and shakers” in the nation’s capitol last week during the annual National Association of Counties Conference.  It remains to be seen if any actual moving and shaking will occur. Garfield County’s ambassador was Commission Chairman John Martin.  He says he was able to bend the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 23rd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES 3A GLENWOOD—37     STEAMBOAT—10 RIFLE—-55      MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ—0 2A OLATHE—–43       COAL RIDGE—-0 GUNNISON—-27    GRAND VALLEY—25 PAGOSA SPRINGS—6    BASALT—-2 ASPEN—-24              BAYFIELD—–6 1A RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY—-28     ROARING FORK—–6   BRONCOS LB MILLER IN MORE HOT WATER NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the case says Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller was caught trying to manipulate the NFL’s drug-testing system. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Sack Sailors for First League Win, 37-10 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(9/20/13) – Facing what appeared to be another offensive juggernaut a week after holding third-ranked Rifle 45 points under its two-game scoring average, the Glenwood Springs defense was up to the task in a 37-10 win at Steamboat Springs. The Sailors (2-2, 1-2 Western Slope League) had piled up 94 points in back-to-back wins, but ...
    • Sports, September 20th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORE   SOCCER Glenwood was shutout by the Steamboat Springs Sailors 2 to nothing.  Rifle was blanked by Palisade 4-zip and Coal Ridge beat Basalt 1-nil. VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge swept Aspen in 3 games.  Glenwood fell to Battle Mountain in Edwards in 3 games while Grand Valley needed 4 games to get past Basalt.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The ...
    • Sports, September 19th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ON TAP SOFTBALL Aspen plays at Grand Valley at 4:30 SOCCER Glenwood travels north to Steamboat Springs for a game with the Sailors at 6. At 4 o’clock, Rifle plays at Palisade and Coal Ridge welcomes Roaring Fork. VOLLEYBALL Three matches are scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight; Glenwood at Battle Mountain, Coal Ridge at Aspen and Grand ...
    • Sports, September 18th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES   SOCCER Glenwood—-4  Palisade—–3 Roaring Fork—-4  Vail Mtn.—3  OT   SOFTBALL Delta—–3     Rifle—–2   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—–3  Palisade—–1 Coal Ridge—-3  Rifle—–0 Roaring Fork—-3   Aspen—-0   BAD NEWS PEYTON MANNING’S BLINDSIDE PROTECTOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve after the Pro Bowl left tackle hurt his left foot last weekend.Clady will soon undergo surgery to fix his foot.   To fill Clady’s ...
    • Sports, September 17th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE SOCCER 4pm—Coal Ridge at Delta,  Battle Mountain at Rifle,  Roaring Fork at Vail Mountain, Palisade at Glenwood Springs. 4:30—Basalt at Grand Valley VOLLEYBALL 6pm—Palisade at Glenwood Springs,  Rifle at Coal Ridge. 6:30—Aspen at Roaring Fork SOFTBALL 4pm—Rifle at Delta,  Grand Valley at Eagle Valley.   HELTON SAYS FAREWELL, LEAD ROCKIES TO WIN OVER CARDS Denver—(AP) Todd Helton started his final homestand ...
    • Sports, September 16th BRONCOS WIN BIG IN “MANNING BOWL 3” EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Peyton Manning again beat younger brother Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Denver Broncos past the New York Giants 41-23 on Sunday.   The older Manning is 3-0 in the NFL against his sibling, with the other two victories coming when Peyton was ...
    • Sports, September 16th WESTERN SLOPE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES Delta 34 @ Eagle Valley 14 Final Palisade 47 @ Montezuma Cortez 0 Final Rifle 13 @ Glenwood Springs 7 Final Western Slope Steamboat Springs 57 @ Moffat County 15 Final 2A SCORES   Aspen 21 @ Pagosa Springs 14 Final Basalt 6 @ Bayfield 8 Final Gunnison 31 ...
    • KMTS Football: RIFLE BARELY BEATS DEMONS, 13-7 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/13/13) — Evrett Marr pounded the turf in despair after dropping a fourth-down pass with under 15 seconds left, ending an heroic upset effort by his Glenwood Springs team on a Friday the 13th that saw the visiting Rifle Bears fortunate to escape with a 13-7 victory. Had Marr been able to hold onto ...
    • Sports, September 13th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES SOCCER Battle Mountain—6     Glenwood Springs—0 Eagle Valley—–4        Rifle—-0 Vail Mountain—-6     Grand Valley—–2 Roaring Fork——1    Delta—–1 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—3    Glenwood Springs—–0 Coal Ridge—–3     Moffat County—–0 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Glenwood welcomes the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight for a league matchup.  Kick off at 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Olathe come to Parachute to take on Grand ...