From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, August 29th SOFTBALL Rifle—The Rifle Lady Bears’ quest for a Western Slope League title begins this afternoon at 4 when the take on the Delta Panthers at Deerfield Park.  VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Lady Demons put an experienced, veteran team on the floor tonight at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for the annual Demon Invitational tournament.  Glenwood battles Rifle at 7 o’clock. NFL/BRONCOS Denver—The ...
    • Sports, August 28th MAROLT RESIGNING SKI POST VAIL (AP) – Bill Marolt will step down as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association after the Sochi Olympics. He’ll be replaced by former Olympian Tiger Shaw, who will start on Oct. 1 as chief operating officer before taking over after the Olympics in February. Marolt, who has ...
    • Sports, August 27th BRONCOS EXEC APPEARS IN COURT ON DUI BRECKENRIDGE (AP) – A Broncos executive accused of crashing into two cars in the high country while driving drunk has made his first appearance in court.Director of player personnel Matt Russell is accused of DUI after a vehicle ran in to the back of a police car in Summit ...
    • Sports, August 26th HIGH SCHOOL “ZERO” WEEK FOOTBALL SCORES WESTERN SLOPE Conifer 14, Glenwood Springs 0 D’Evelyn 50, Battle Mountain 0 Eagle Valley 42, Cedaredge 28 Paonia 30,   Basalt  8 OTHER SCORES Eaton 63, The Academy 6Evergreen 31, Weld Central 0Faith Christian 21, Bennett 10Fruita 56, Adams City 7Grand Junction 61, Prairie View 42Grandview 13, Arapahoe 0Hinkley 50, Vista PEAK ...
    • Sports, August 23rd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON KICKS OFF TONIGHT Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons kick off the football season tonight with a home showdown against the Conifer Lobos.  This will be Glenwood’s fourth match up with the Lobos since 2008.  Game time is set for 7 o’clock with pre-game coverage on KMTS set to begin at 6:40. Paonia—The Basalt Longhorns ...