From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Garfield County Woman Takes Sanctuary in Local Church
      Carbondale—A Silt woman who immigrated from Mexico 16 years ago has now taken refuge in a Carbondale church to avoid being deported.  Sandra Lopez and her 2 year old daughter are now being sheltered at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Church.  They moved there last week when officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied her ...
    • End of the Line for Virgilli
      Glenwood Springs—Her work in Glenwood Springs is done. The woman who helped transform the city from a quaint tourist town into a world class, award-winning travel destination is calling it quits.  Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association President and CEO Marianne Virgilli is officially retiring at the end of the year.  During her 32 year career ...
    • Suspected ‘Crips’ Gang Member Busted In Garfield County
      Parachute—A man with ties to the infamous Los Angeles street gang known as the “Crips” is in the Garfield County Jail after being busted recently in Parachute.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 47 year old Nathaniel Arlington was found hiding in a suitcase in an apartment bedroom and taken into custody ...
    • CRMS Grad Commits Suicide After Girlfriend Dies in Avalanche
      Carbondale—A renowned mountain climber and outdoor adventurist from Carbondale who took his own life after his girlfriend died in an avalanche last weekend in Montana, left exact directions for recovery teams to find her body.  According to a letter left behind by 27 year old Hayden Kennedy, he survived the slide but, “not the unbearable ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 29th
      MEN’S WORLD CUP SKIING BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – Travis Ganong of the United States turned in the fastest time in the downhill training run Wednesday on the Birds of Prey course. The first racer out of the starting gate, Ganong flew through the course in 1 minute, 41.38 seconds, a time that held up ...
    • Sports, November 28th
      WORLD CUP SKIING BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Most of the skiers are closely watching Aksel Lund Svindal these days, just to see what path he takes down the hill. Because his way is pretty much going to be the fastest way. That’s how much fellow competitors respect the powerful Norwegian, copying anything they can ...
    • Sports, November 27th
      KNOWSHON COMING OFF A GOOD GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – In his first start in 56 weeks, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno kept the pile moving forward, didn’t fumble and didn’t get hurt. It was, in his coach’s eyes, such a solid performance that he’ll start again next week, too. Playing his first game since ...
    • Sports, November 26th
      DETROIT (AP) – The NFL has decided not to suspend Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn soo) for his actions against Houston quarterback Matt Schaub (shawb) in the Texans’ Thanksgiving Day win. Suh’s extended his left foot to hit Schaub in the groin area after he threw a pass in the first quarter. League spokesman ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS SHOOT DOWN EAGLES TO REACH STATE FINALS
      PUEBLO (11/24/12) — With three words before the Rifle Bears rolled past Pueblo East, 56-6 Saturday to set up a 3A state championship game next week against Silver Creek, coach Damon Wells summed up what he deemed insufficient preparation for pass defense in the 48-34 quarterfinal win over Roosevelt: “It’s been addressed,” Wells said succinctly. That ...
    • Sports, November 23rd
      WOMEN’S WORLD CUP/VONN BACK APSEN (AP) – Lindsey Vonn will take a practice run on the race hill in Aspen on Friday before making any decisions about competing this weekend. The four-time overall World Cup champion just recently returned to training after missing time with an intestinal issue that landed her in the hospital. The ...
    • Sports, November 20th
      MEMPHIS (AP) – Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets ended the Memphis Grizzlies’ win streak at eight games with a 97-92 victory Monday night. JaVale McGee provided a second-half lift for Denver and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 13 ...
    • Sports, November 19th
      Rifle–The Rifle Bears will travel to Pueblo this Saturday to take on the Pueblo East Eagles at Dutch Clark Stadium in a semifinal game. Rifle advanced after last Saturday’s 48-34 quarterfinal victory over the Roosevelt Roughriders. KMTS will be on hand with live coverage beginning at 12:30. DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw ...
    • KMTS Football Playoffs: Rifle Finally Tested, But Advances to Semifinals, 48-34
      RIFLE (11-17-12) — “I know where we’ll be for Thanksgiving,” said Kiki Moeller after her brother Ryan scored six touchdowns in the first real challenge the undefeated Rifle Bears (12-0) have faced this season, overcoming a tenacious Roosevelt team, in a 48-34 quarterfinal playoff win. So now the Moeller family knows it will spend part of ...
    • Sports, November 16th
      POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER Glenwood Springs–Whenever Auston Tribble touched the football, everyone held their breath. The senior wideout, kick and punt return specialist dazzled opponents and crowds alike with electrifying moves and touchdown runs this season. It was announced at the Glenwood football banquet that Tribble earned 1st Team All-State, 1st ...