From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS DRUNKEN CONFESSION ASPEN (AP) – A Glenwood Springs man who was overheard by an Aspen police detective laughing about being drunk at the time of a car accident he had pleaded not guilty to has been sentenced to more than a year in jail.  21-year-old Colin Buchanan was sentenced Monday to nearly 400 days in jail ...
    • NEWS BLM SUED BY O AND G INDUSTRY OVER METHANE RULES Denver—The Bureau of Land Management’s rule dealing with venting and flaring of methane is being challenged in court by the oil and gas industry.  The Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPPA), filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the ...
    • Officials Find no Evidence of Ratially-Motivated Display at Coal Ridge High School Rumors of a racially-motivated display at Coal Ridge High School this week are so far unfounded, according to Garfield RE-2 Director of Districtwide Services, Theresa Hamilton. The rumors began to spread on Facebook and were brought to KMTS’ attention Friday morning. Hamilton says an investigation by District officials and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was immediately begun. ...
    • NEWS HARVEY GAP ROAD REOPENS Silt—At long last, after a nearly three month closure, Harvey Gap Road is fully repaired and reopened to traffic.  The busy county road had to be closed August 13th when a section of it collapsed due to water flowing underneath.  Garfield County Road and Bridge crews along with SGM Engineering and the ...
    • 2016 Election Results 2016 Election Results from Garfield and Pitkin Counties (with Statewide Offices and Questions)
    • NEWS ELECTION DAY 2016 Glenwood Springs—Not long after the polls opened this morning, over two-thirds of the ballots sent out to Garfield County voters had been returned.  About 30 thousand were mailed out last month and so far, Republican ballots outnumber Democrat ballots by about one thousand. Statewide, that margin is closer to 20 thousand.  The intriguing ...
    • NEWS ELECTION DEADLINE Glenwood Springs—Today is the last day to turn in your voter registration by mail, fax or e-mail if you want to a ballot delivered to your home.  Everyone that applies after today will be notified to show up in person to a voter service or polling center.  Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico ...
    • NEWS HALLOWEEN DUI ENFORCEMENT Rifle—Halloween is three days away but the weekend leading up to it means a lot of costumed party-goers will be consuming a few spooky beverages.  The Colorado State Patrol is warning everyone to drink responsibly and do not get behind the wheel.  Additional troopers, officers and deputies will be on the road this ...
    • 2016 Candidate Debates and Issues Forum For those of you that would like to listen to these debates in their entirety… Glenwood Springs Board of Realtors Garfield County Commissioner Candidates Debate on October 26, 2016:   KMTS Connections On October 26, the three District Attorney Candidates participated in a KMTS Connections interview. This interview is a less formal, longer form conversation with the three candidates.   Glenwood ...
    • NEWS LOCAL BIKE THIEF PUT OUT OF BUSINESS Aspen—If your expensive mountain bike was stolen in the last couple of years, there’s a chance it was swiped and sold on eBay by a Glenwood Springs man.  According to reports from the Aspen Police Department, 31 year old Jose Sanchez is now behind bars for stealing pricey, name ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 14th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons failed to score last night on their home field while the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies lit up the scoreboard with 6 goals. Glenwood travels to Grand Junction tomorrow for a noon game with Central. Rifle–The Rifle Bears fell to the visiting Eagle Valley Devils 3 to 2. Rifle ...
    • Sports, September 13th FULL SLATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ON TAP SOCCER Battle Mountain comes to Glenwood Springs for a 6 o’clock game. All other games will be played at 4 including Basalt at Coal Ridge, Grand Valley at Vail Mountain, CRMS at Moffat County, Eagle Valley at Rifle and Roaring Fork at Delta. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at ...
    • Sports, September 12th NEW YORK (AP) – Negotiators in the NHL labor dispute are meeting today in New York. This is their first meeting since last Friday. The two sides are trying to avoid a lockout this weekend. New York–New England is the top team in the AP Pro32 power rankings this week. In the first regular-season poll the ...
    • Sports, September 7th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Breckenridge–The Glenwood Demons were shut out by the Summit Tigers yesterday in Breckenridge, 3 to nothing. VOLLEYBALL Rifle swept Moffat County in three games. Coal Ridge took care of Grand Valley in three as did Roaring Fork in a match with Palisade. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Glenwood Demons are back on the gridiron ...
    • Sports, September 5th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood shutout the visiting Grand Junction Tigers 4 – zip. The Demons travel to Summit tomorrow. Basalt edged Roaring Fork 3 to 2 while Coal Ridge clobbered Moffat County 11 to 1. H.S. VOLLEYBALL The Roaring Fork Lady Rams defeated Basalt 3 games to 1 in Carbondale. H.S. SOFTBALL The Rifle Lady Bears ...
    • Sports, September 4th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Rifle Bears have been bumped up to the number 1 spot in the 3A football rankings by the Colorado Preps Network. The week 2 rankings for 3A to 1A are as follows: CLASS 3A #1 Rifle (1-0) #2 Frederick (1-0) #3 Palisade (1-0) #4 D’Evelyn (1-1) #5 Lewis Palmer (1-0) #6 Conifer (2-0) #7 Silver Creek (1-0) #8 Holy ...
    • Sports, August 31st High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The host Glenwood Lady Demons lost their first match of the season to the Roaring Fork Rams in two games in day one of the Demon Invitational. Grand Valley defeated Aspen while Coal Ridge knocked off Rifle. 16 teams in all are competing in the tournament that concludes tomorrow. High ...
    • Sports, August 30th High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Invitational Volleyball tournament gets underway today at Glenwood Springs High School. The Lady Demons will host several teams from the valley including Rifle, Roaring Fork, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley. The tournament wraps up Saturday afternoon. High School Football Peach Valley–The 3rd ranked Rifle Bears head down the road to ...
    • Sports, August 29th High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The first big tournament of the season gets underway tomorrow at Glenwood Springs High School. The annual Demon Invitational will see teams from the Western Slope compete in the three-day event including the host Lady Demons, Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, Rifle and Roaring Fork. College Football Denver–The Colorado Buffaloes are slight favorites in this ...
    • Sports, August 28th NFL/Broncos ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran long-snapper Lonie Paxton in their first round of roster cuts. Former coach Josh McDaniels brought Paxton with him to Denver from New England in 2009, signing him to a five-year, $5.53 million deal that called for him to make $875,000 this season and $885,000 next year. ...