From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, August 22nd PRO CHALLENGE CYCLE RACE BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, and Tejay van Garderen finished second to take the overall lead.  Acevedo, riding for Jamis-Hagens Berman, completed the 102.9-mile stage from Breckenridge to Beaver Creek in heavy rain in ...
    • Sports, August 20th VON MILLER OUT SIX GAMES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – A person familiar with Von Miller’s negotiations with the NFL tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos linebacker will serve a six-game suspension under the league’s substance-abuse policy.  The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the ...
    • Sports, August 19th BRONCOS TRYING TO GET HEALTHY FOR THIRD PRE-SEASON GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Derek Wolfe says he’ll be back on the football field soon. The Denver Broncos hope fellow starters Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Stewart Bradley will be there with him. All of them were hurt in Denver’s 40-10 preseason loss at Seattle on ...
    • Sports, August 14th HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Eagle/Vail—After Monday’s 2nd place finish in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon, the Rifle Bears took 5th at Eagle-Vail in yesterday’s Battle Mountain Invitational. Ty Caron’s 82 to lead the Bears. BASEBALL Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a lead and lost to the San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field, 7 to 5.  Jorge ...
    • Sports, August 13th BRONCOS EXEC BACK TO WORK ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – One of two suspended Denver Broncos executives can return to work this week after serving a monthlong punishment.Tom Heckert, the team’s director of pro personnel, will be allowed back at team headquarters Thursday. Director of player personnel Matt Russell is serving an indefinite suspension.  John Elway’s top ...
    • Sports, August 12th ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Britton Colquitt spent close to an hour with his wife and their 1-year-old son in one of the corporate tents at the Denver Broncos headquarters following practice Monday.  The NFL’s new highest-paid punter swears he wasn’t being a snob. He just didn’t realize he was keeping a throng of media members waiting ...
    • Sports, August 9th BRONCOS KICK OFF PRE-SEASON WITH WIN OVER ‘9ers San Francisco, CA—The Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers last night 10 to 6.  The Broncos defense had four turnovers against the defending NFC champions including Shaun Phillips’ fumble recovery and 9 yard return for a touchdown.  The Broncos next pre-season tune up is next Saturday, the ...
    • Sports, August 8th ROCKIES LOSE AGAIN NEW YORK (AP) – Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey’s first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the New York Mets beat Colorado 2-1 Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history.  Gee (8-8) scattered eight hits without yielding a walk in 7 ...