From the KMTS News Room:

    • No Booze on RFTA Buses Glenwood Springs—It’s last call for drinkers on RFTA buses. Starting June 9th, alcohol consumption will be prohibited on all RFTA buses. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to ban booze. It’s an idea that has been tossed around by the board for a couple of years but things came to a head ...
    • Colorado Spring Runoff Looking Bleak Glenwood Springs—Unless the month of March brings snow to Colorado and a lot of it, spring and summer runoff is going to be a big disappointment. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, not much has changed in the last week. Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is currently ...
    • Prescription Burns Planned Glenwood Springs—From Gypsum to Meeker to Aspen, thousands of acres of BLM and forest service land will be burned this spring.  Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns in Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Eagle Counties.  Among the largest planned burns ...
    • Rifle City Manager Resigns Rifle—The City of Rifle is once again looking for a new city manager.  After three short months on the job, Jim Nichols shocked the council and staff last night during a private, closed-door meeting to announce his resignation.  As of now, no specific reasons have been given for the mutually-agreed to separation nor have the ...
    • Garfield County Forced to Refund Encana Glenwood Springs—Encana Oil and Gas made a nearly six million dollar accounting error about four years ago. Garfield County and other local taxing districts however have to pay for that mistake. According to reports from Garfield County, Encana overpaid 5.7 million dollars in property taxes in 2014. Unfortunately, by the time the error was discovered, ...
    • Caucuses Set for Tuesday Garfield County—Tomorrow begins what is expected to be a contentious, lively mid-term election year. It’s caucus day in Colorado when the two major political parties choose their delegates for next month’s party assemblies.  Given the hot, political climate and the divide between the two parties seemingly growing larger, the Democrats are expected to fight hard ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Coal Ridge, Glenwood Boys Bow Out at Home PEACH VALLEY (3/3/18) – The home court advantage wasn’t enough as the Coal Ridge Titans, ranked third in the 3A state basketball playoffs, having won twelve straight and gone undefeated through the Western Slope League season, lost the regional championship game to No. 14 Denver Manual, 80-77. After a closely contested opening quarter, the Thunderolts, behind ...
    • Colorado River Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A local firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, says she has been subject to pornography and gender-related insults. Taylor also says she has been restricted ...
    • Green River to Front Range Water Pipeline Proposed GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man has brought back a disputed proposal to pipe water from the Green River watershed several miles to Colorado’s Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins has filed for a water right with the state of Utah for the project, which would involve diverting water from the Green River ...
    • Defense Attorney Jailed for Refusing to Testify in Death Penalty Case DENVER (AP) – A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, has been jailed since Monday after repeatedly refusing to answer questions about her ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 12th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE VOLLEYBALL Three matches will be played tonight at 6 o’clock including Glenwood at Eagle Valley, Basalt at Rifle and Moffat County at Coal Ridge. SOCCER Delta plays at Roaring Fork at 4.  At 4:30, Grand Valley hosts Vail Mountain.  Glenwood and Battle Mountain square off at 6 in Edwards while at 7 the Rifle Bears ...
    • Sports, September 11th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—4   Eagle Valley—-2 Rifle—-3   Moffat County—–1 Roaring Fork—-5    Aspen—–2 CRMS—-2   Basalt—–1 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3  Hotchkiss—–0 Grand Valley—-3   Rifle—-2 NFL / BRONCOS BAILEY AND WOODYARD DOUBTFUL FOR GIANTS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Cornerback Champ Bailey worked on a side field with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson during the Denver Broncos’ practice Wednesday, and middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard also was held out. ...
    • Sports, September 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at 6.  CRMS visits Basalt at 4. VOLLEYBALL Rifle welcomes Grand Valley tonight at 6:30   Roaring Fork takes on Hotchkiss at 6:30 in Carbondale. SOFTBALL Rifle will take on Palisade this afternoon at 4 at Deerfield Park.   Grand Valley plays a doubleheader against the Grand Junction JV squad at 3. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San ...
    • Sports, September 6th GLENWOOD DEMONS LOSE LEAGUE OPENER TO PALISADE Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons lost to the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs last night at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction 34-18.   Senior quarterback Travis Lundin threw a touchdown pass to Everett Marr in the closing seconds of the game for the Demons’ first TD of the season.  Glenwood fell to ...
    • Sports, September 5th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons open the league season tonight against the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.  The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and on mobile devices via the Tune In radio app. BRONCOS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES WITH SEASON OPENER Denver—The Denver Broncos kick off the ...
    • Sports, September 4th CHAMP BAILEY WON’T PLAY AGAINST BALTIMORE ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey won’t play in the Denver Broncos’ opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.The 15th-year pro was ruled out Wednesday. He hasn’t practiced since getting hurt in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17. Denver will start Dominique ...
    • Sports, September 3rd BRONCOS’ ALL PRO TACKLE PREPARES FOR SEASON OPENER ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has spent years blocking defensive end Elvis Dumervil in practice.  Now, the stakes are higher as Clady tries to keep Peyton Manning safe from Dumervil, who returns to Mile High on Thursday night as a hybrid linebacker for the ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp over Titans, 54-6 RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle’s season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year.  For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp Over Titans, 54-6 RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle’s season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year. For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...
    • Sports, August 30th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Coal Ridge at Rifle —7 o’clock   (Broadcast live on KMTS) Roaring Fork at Basalt—7 pm Meeker at Grand Valley—-7 Aspen at Ignacio—–7pm HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Rifle—The Rifle Lady Bears lost yesterday’s season opener to the Delta Panthers 8 to 7 at Deerfield Park. SOCCER Leadville—Grand Valley plays at the Lake County Invitational today. NFL/BRONCOS Denver—The Denver Broncos lost the pre-season finale ...