From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO DEBATES PAY RAISES Glenwood Springs—Garfield County employees will see a little more in their paychecks next year but not as much as they had hoped for.  County Human Resources Director Dianne Hayes says the average merit-based pay raise around the state is 3.3 percent. She asking the county for a little less, somewhere between 3 ...
    • NEWS LONGER LABOR DAY DUI CRACKDOWN NETS BIG NUMBERS Denver—Nearly one thousand drunk or stoned drivers were busted in Colorado during the extended Labor Day “Heat is On Campaign.”  According to the final tally from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol, 964 impaired drivers caught between August 19th and September 6th.  State Patrol ...
    • NEWS McCLURE PASS DEATH Aspen—Pitkin County authorities are investigating the death of a Longmont man who’s body was found this past weekend near the top of McClure Pass.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 49 year old Matthew Barz was found on a rural road on Labor Day.  McClure Pass was closed most of ...
    • NEWS FORMER GARCO CLERK RE-SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT Glenwood Springs—The former Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office employee who admitted to stealing about a half million dollars in public funds was re-sentenced yesterday in District Court to nine years in prison.  The new sentence was handed down after investigators uncovered another 56 thousand dollars that Robin McMillan had ...
    • NEWS GW BRACING FOR 8TH STREET PROJECT Glenwood Springs—After Labor Day, some major construction work begins in Glenwood Springs.  C-DOT will break ground next Tuesday on the new 8th Street Connection Project.  The work involves connecting Midland Avenue to Grand Avenue via 8th Street. C-DOT spokesman Tom Newland says the 6 to 8 week project will move ...
    • NEWS STATE HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE CONCERNS BIZ OWNERS Undated—A western slope lawmaker says business owners in his district are going to relocate if a Colorado health care initiative passes.  State Senator Randy Baumgardner says in his travels across Senate District 8, a growing number of small business owners are prepared to leave the state if Amendment 69 ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief.  Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot.  According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78  were rejected ...
    • News GW ATTORNEY CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FORMER JUDGE/BOYFRIEND Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs immigration and defense attorney in facing criminal charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend during a recent late night altercation at a local motel. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 39 year old Lucette Laffoom slapped, hit, bit and broke the thumb ...
    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JUNE 1ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–Michaela Mansfield was named the Player of the Year in the Western Slope 4A. Glenwood Head Coach Steve White was named the Coach of the Year. In 3A, Aspen Skiers’ Junior Sally McGuren was voted the 2012 Player of the Year while ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 30TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The best high school baseball players on the western slope got to display their skills one more time last night in Rifle at the All-Star game. The 3A Western Slope All Stars beat the 4A team 11 to 2. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies had yesterday off after Monday’s doubleheader sweep over the Houston ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 29TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–Tonight, the best 3A and 4A baseball players on the Western Slope will play one final game. The Western Slope All Star game at Cooper Field in Rifle will begin at 6:30. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football team will hold spring practice this week in preparation for summer camps and ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 25TH CINCINNATI (AP) – The Rockies put catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hand that has bothered him for several days and made it difficult to grip a bat tightly. Colorado called up catcher Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his spot. They also transferred infielder Hector Gomez from the 15-day disabled ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 24TH MIAMI (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) homered and drove in four runs to help Alex White earn his first victory this year, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4. White (1-3) had lost six consecutive starts since September. He gave up four runs in six innings. The Rockies, who blew early leads ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS STATE GOLF TOURNEY Rifle–Rifle High School Junior Taylor Walters shot a two day total 7 over par, 153 and took 7th place in the Colorado State High School Golf Tournament in Greeley. SOFTBALL Grand Junction–A half dozen local girls will play in the 6th annual Western Slope All-Star Softball classic tonight at Bergman Field at ...
    • COAL RIDGE BOY’S RELAY TEAM WINS GOLD Lakewood,CO.-Coal Ridge High School has it’s first state championship. This afternoon, the Titans Boy’s won the 3A 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 1:29.49. The team of Raul Oyarzabal, Chris Contreras, Samuel Diedrich and Cody Walls beat runner-up Berthoud by over two seconds. Rifle, last year’s ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 16TH HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD Lakewood, CO–Dozens of athletes from Aspen to Parachute will be competing in the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The gates open at 7:30 Thursday morning and the meet concludes on Saturday. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marco Scutaro homered off closer Santiago Casilla to lead off the ninth ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 14TH LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Abreu (uh-BRAY’-oo) hit a three-run double and A.J. Ellis added a three-run homer during a sixth-inning rally Sunday that carried Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are in San Francisco for a quick two-game set with the Giants. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 11TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Air Academy in a sweet 16 game in Colorado Springs tonight at 7. The Coal Lady Titans the Roaring Fork Lady Rams play their sweet 16 games tomorrow. Coal Ridge plays Saint Mary’s at 1 o’clock. The Lady Rams try to ...