From the KMTS News Room:

    • October Unemployment Up Denver—There were a few more people in the unemployment lines in Colorado last month. According to the state labor department, the jobless rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from September to 2.7%.  Officials say that was mainly due to fewer people working for the government and more finding jobs in the private sector.  In ...
    • Glenwood Police Suspend Search for Bank Robber Glenwood Springs—The search for a would-be bank robber in West Glenwood Springs has been suspended for now. According to Lieutenant Bill Kimminau with the Glenwood Springs Police Department, investigators are gathering more information and evidence from Alpine Bank near the Glenwood Springs Mall. Police say a man, described as having a “dark complexion” and wearing a ...
    • Marijuana Taxes Approved in two Western Slope Communities Debeque—New taxes on marijuana were approved by voters yesterday in Debeque and Eagle County.  The new sales and excise taxes on recreational weed will incrementally phased in. Each tax will start at 2 and a half percent and top out at 5 percent.  They will be added to the existing 4 percent sales tax on ...
    • New Life for Senior Care in Grand River District Rifle—Voters overwhelmingly favored ballot question 4A to pay for a new senior care center and hospital expansion project. With 67% of the vote, the 89.4 million dollar bond issue passed that will replace the half-century old, dilapidated E. Dene Moore center. Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs says the old care center at the top ...
    • Battlement Mesa Woman Wins CMC Board Seat Battlement Mesa—In the only contested seat on the CMC Board of Directors, Peg Portscheller of Battlement Mesa defeated former Rifle Mayor Randy Winkler with 59 percent of the vote.  The former Lake County School Superintendent now runs an education consulting firm.
    • 2017 Election Results Glenwood Springs—When it came to tax or bond questions voters were very selective on election day.  Ballot Question 1A which sought to raise one million dollars per year over 10 years to enhance museums and support historic preservation in Garfield County communities was rejected 5,755 to 4,721.  Ballot Issue 4B, dubbed by supporters, “Keep Colorado ...
    • Former Arts Center Director Charged Today, the Glenwood Springs Police Department issued a summons to former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director, Christina Brusig. A Press Release from Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson indicates that Brusig was charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor Theft. Wilson did not give specifics in the release, but did indicate the summons was ...
    • Glenwood Street Maintenance a Concern With New Budget Glenwood Springs—To some disgruntled Glenwood Springs citizens, the city’s allotment for street maintenance falls short of what’s needed. Prior to to the the city council’s unanimous approval of the 17 million dollar, 2018 budget, John Stevens said 875 thousand dollars for streets doesn’t cut it.  Stevens says his street and others around town are in ...
    • Colorado Rocky Mountain School to Host Memorial For Renowned Climber Carbondale—When he graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in 2009, teachers and classmates knew he was destined for great heights. Hayden Michael Kennedy certainly reached those heights as an accomplished, adventurous and respected mountain climber.  This weekend, his mother, father and many friends will gather at CRMS to remember Hayden.  The 27 year old Carbondale ...
    • Halloween Heat is On Glenwood Springs—The thought of getting a DUI on Halloween weekend should be very frightening.  If you drink and drive in Colorado between tonight and November 1st, there’s a good chance your next costume will be a jail-issued jump suit.  113 law enforcement agencies across the state will turn up the heat looking for drivers that ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 7th NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY/LOCAL ATHLETES MOVING ON Glenwood Springs/Carbondale–A handful of local student-athletes will continue their academic and athletic pursuits in college. For the past year or so, Roaring Fork High School three sport star Trae Moxley has known his destination. Yesterday, the 6-5, 260 pound stud signed a letter of intent to play football ...
    • Sports, February 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The 12 game winning streak of the Roaring Fork Rams boy’s team came to an end last night on their home court as they fell to the Aspen Skiers 56-54. Aspen’s Clayton Crawford led all scorers with 18 points. In the girl’s game, Roaring Fork trounced Aspen, 64-23. Paonia–The ...
    • KMTS Basketball: SKIERS WIN SHOOT OUT AT ROARING FORK, 56-54. CARBONDALE (2/5/13) –  The Aspen Skiers came to town and won the gunfight at the Roaring Fork corral, 56-54, handing the Rams their first Western Slope League loss and ending a 12-game winning streak. The two teams combined to make 8 of 15 three pointers in a first half that included five lead changes and ended ...
    • Sports, February 5th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Paonia to take on the Eagles in a non-conference make up game. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 and the boys follow at 7. In Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Aspen Skiers at 5:30 and 7. The Rams boy’s ...
    • Sports, February 4th SUPER BOWL 47 NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second-half comeback attempt by the 49ers and beat San Francisco 34-31 in Super Bowl 47. The game was held up for 34 minutes early in the third quarter by a power outage with the Ravens leading 28-6. NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Baltimore’s Joe Flacco ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS OUTLAST GLENWOOD IN DOUBLE-OT GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) — A deep bench is usually an advantage — especially when teams go into extended overtime, but the experience and stamina of Rifle’s Big Three outlasted Glenwood’s talented corps of underclassmen 70-63 in double overtime to move past the Lady Demons into third place in the Western Slope League.   After an explosive first ...
    • Sports, February 1st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–In a double-overtime thriller, the Rifle Lady Bears outlasted the Glenwood Lady Demons Thursday night 70-63. Chante Church led the Lady Bear’s attack with 24 points. Junior point guard Delaney Gaddis scored 23 for Glenwood. The boy’s game wasn’t nearly as exciting as the Rifle Bears beat a struggling ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD FINDS “MOJO” WITH 2nd-HALF DEFENSE GYPSUM (1/29/13) — A two-point loss in the Western Slope League opener at home to Eagle Valley before Christmas derailed the momentum of an undefeated pre-season and has seemed to have the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons scrambling to find their Mojo ever since. At Eagle Valley last Tuesday, the girls found it and then some, dispatching ...
    • Sports, January 30th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons earned a big win over the Eagle Valley Lady Devils last night in Gypsum, 49-33. The victory improved the Glenwood girl’s record to 6 and 3 in the Western Slope and 10 and 3 overall. In the boy’s game, Glenwood fell to the second place Devils, ...
    • Sports, January 29th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game begins at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game tips off at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. In 3A basketball, Olathe visits Coal Ridge and Grand Valley welcomes Aspen to Parachute for ...