From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado’s “Move Over Law” Strictly Enforced
      Denver— More than 2,200 drivers in Colorado have been ticketed over the past year for failing to change lanes when passing emergency vehicles with lights flashing. This total comes one year after State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue was struck and killed by a truck while investigating a crash on I-25. Donahue’s death prompted passage of the “Move Over ...
    • Sage Grouse Plans Reconsidered
      BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 14th
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BASKETBALL GIRLS / BOYS The Glenwood Demons host the Eagle Valley Devils tonight at 6 and 7:30. Glenwood travels to Steamboat Springs tomorrow afternoon to play at noon and 2:30. Rifle welcomes Steamboat to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6 and 7:30. Grand Valley heads to Craig to play Moffat County, Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, December 13th
      BODE MILLER PUTS OFF SKIING FOR A WHILE VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) – Bode Miller likely won’t start his season until February as part of his cautious return from left knee surgery. There’s also a chance he might sit out the entire season. U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick tells The Associated ...
    • Sports, 12-12-12
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Summit Tigers last night near Frisco. The Lady Demons improved to 4 and 0 with their 58-41 victory over the Lady Tigers. Kenzie Nelson-Buehler and Hailey Armstrong paced the Lady Demons with 14 and 11 points respectively. In the nightcap, ...
    • Sports, December 11th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boy’s and girl’s teams head to Summit County to take on the Tigers. The girls tip off at 5:30 while the boy’s play at 7. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. The Coal Ridge Titans take on the Bears tonight in Rifle. The girls take the court ...
    • Sports, December 7th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons boys’ lost to Aspen last night, 56-30. The Demon Invitational continues today and tomorrow at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. Tonight, the Glenwood girls and boys take on Faith Christian at 6 and 7:30. Elsewhere in basketball, the Rifle Bears are competing at the Steamboat Springs Invitational tournament today and tomorrow ...
    • Sports, December 6th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball team will play their second game of the season tonight at home against the Aspen Skiers. Tip off is set for 7 o’clock and marks the official beginning of the Demon Round Robin Tournament. The Rifle Bears boys and girls teams will be playing ...
    • Sports, December 5th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Coal Ridge Titans split a pair of non-league games last night with the Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Titans defeated Battle Mountain 63-25 while the Coal Ridge boys lost to the Huskies 59-47. ROCKIES MAKE A TRADE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Houston Astros have traded reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Taste First Defeat in 3A Finals
      Bear Seniors Finish with 24-2 Mark in Last Two Seasons   AURORA (12/1/12) — Twenty-four wins and just two losses: a superb, but bittersweet legacy of the last two years for thirteen Rifle High School seniors…. bittersweet because both of those losses, including 32-15 to Silver Creek in Saturday’s 3A championship at Legacy Stadium in Aurora, came ...
    • Rifle Bears Look to Win State Championship This Afternoon
      This afternoon, the Rifle Bears football team hopes to finish the 2012 season the same way they started it:  with a victory. The undefeated Bears take on the Fossil Ridge Raptors at 1:00 this afternoon.  Ron Milhorn and Jack Jabbour will be on hand to call all the action from Legacy Stadium at Cherokee Trail High ...
    • Sports, November 30th
      RIFLE PLAYS FOR STATE FOOTBALL TITLE Aurora–The top-ranked and undefeated Rifle Bears hope to cap off a perfect season tomorrow afternoon as they battle the 10th seeded Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A State Championship game at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Kick-off is set for 1 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS and ...