STATE TRYING TO KEEP TAX DOLLARS FOR ROADS, SCHOOLS
Denver—Health care, roads and schools in Colorado need money more than taxpayers. That’s the gist of a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow the state to keep more of the tax revenue it already has for such needs under TABOR, The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The measure, sponsored ...
DENVER (AP) – A state Senate committee has passed a bill to modernize Colorado’s Open Records Act – but left intact a provision that could prove troublesome for the legislation. The Appropriations Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to refer the bill to the Senate floor for debate. But it kept an amendment subjecting the state judiciary ...
HEALTHY LOCAL SNOWPACK
Glenwood Springs—Spring runoff should be abundant in Colorado. Locally, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 151 percent of normal. A year ago, it was a paltry 87 percent. According to this week’s measurements from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent (SWE) at Schofield Pass is a robust 46 percent ...
- This Weekend We Make the Change from MST to MDT
This Weekend We Make the Change from MST to MDT
PYRAMID PEAK HIKER STILL MISSING
Aspen—Battling frigid temperatures and brutal wind gusts nearing 100 miles per hour atop Pyramid Peak, members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were forced to suspend their search for an overdue hiker last night. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year old California native Ryan Montoya was reported missing ...
GW CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE DROPS OUT
Glenwood Springs—There’s one less candidate running for the Glenwood Springs City Council. Sarah Gordon, an occupational health and safety consultant decided to pull out of the race, leaving three candidates vying for the Ward 5 seat. Gordon cited family commitments as the primary reason for stepping aside. She has a ...
OIL AND GAS HEALTH RISK STUDY
Denver—For the most part, people have nothing to worry about when it comes to health issues related to oil and gas drilling. That’s the gist of a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which recently completed several studies at drilling sites on the Western Slope and ...
ASPEN TEEN CONFESSES TO ONLINE THREAT
Aspen—He apologized for posting the online threat that closed schools from Glenwood Springs to Basalt earlier this month. Nevertheless, the Aspen High School student who confessed to the internet stunt will be charged with a misdemeanor. Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says he doesn’t believe the young man was ...
- Carbondale Robbery Suspects in Custody
Two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Carbondale last Thursday are now in custody. Pitkin County officials say they tracked the suspects using a cell phone to the Frying Pan Road area and were responding to investigate when they noticed a vehicle believed to be associated with the men traveling up the road. Shortly ...
- KMTS BASKETBALL: By George, the Glenwood Boys Advance at Conifer
CONIFER (2/22/17) — “Chano was on fire at our shoot-around at Mines earlier today, and I thought he just might light it up tonight, and he did!” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after Gonzalez and the Demon boys held off a late comeback at Conifer Wednesday to defeat the Lobos 56-45 in the first ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 15TH
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Rifle hosts Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Grand Valley travels to Roaring Fork for games today at 4 o’clock.
Glenwood plays at Aspen today at 4.
DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is promoting March Madness
He’s signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as “CSU and CU
are Dancing Day” and has ordered that the schools’ flags ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 14TH
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Rifle defeated Coal Ridge 7 to 2.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Glenwood Springs beat Battle Mountain 3 to 2. Aspen beat Roaring Fork in double overtime 2 to 1. Coal Ridge blanked Rifle 7-zip.
According to inside sources, Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning has narrowed his choices of ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 13TH
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Rifle–The Rifle Bears host the Coal Ridge Titans this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Deerfield Park. You can catch the game live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight at 7.
Three games are scheduled this afternoon and tonight. Rifle plays at Coal Ridge at 4. Roaring Fork ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 12TH
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Men’s college basketball is alive and well in the state of Colorado. Both the CU Buffaloes and the CSU Rams are going to the big dance. The Buffs earned an automatic birth by winning the first ever Pac-12 tournament this past weekend. They earned an ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 9TH
High School Soccer
The Glenwood Lady Demons came away from Montrose yesterday with a 2-2 tie. Meanwhile, Coal Ridge lost to the Lady Bulldogs in Palisade 2 to 1.
High School Baseball
The Rifle Bears open up the new season at home Saturday against the Aspen Skiers. The first game ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 7TH
DENVER (AP) – Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal
flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov (var-LAH’-mawf)
stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling
Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Jay McClement, Jan Hejda (yahn HAY’-dah), Mark Olver, Ryan
O’Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored for the
Avalanche, who have won six of ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 6TH
Denver–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in overtime, 119-116. Arron Afflalo scored a career high 32 points to lead the Nuggets.
Denver–The Denver Broncos named placekicker Matt Prater their franchise player. That means the Broncos can match any offers other teams may make to the NFL’s strongest, most accurate ...
- SPORTS, MARCH 5TH
NEW YORK (AP) – Now that the NFL has uncovered a big-money
bounty program for players in New Orleans, it likely will zero in
on other teams Gregg Williams worked for.
That means the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars and Bills probably
should all expect to hear from the league soon.
Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool
of up ...
- KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears Lose One-point Slugfest, 44-43
DENVER (3-3-12) –The Rifle Lady Bears played a regional tournament worthy of making the trip to the Great Eight 3A state championship in Fort Collins next weekend, but fell one point short, losing to Denver School of Science and Technology, 44-43 in the Sweet Sixteen final at â€œDaddy Bruceâ€ Randolph Middle School ...
- KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears into Sweet 16; Rams fall to DSST
DENVER (3-2-12) — There was a time when the number 23 was coveted on every basketball team… but though Michael Jordan\’s heroics are fading into sports history with this generation of high school hoopsters, Rifle\’s Chante Church and Denver Stapleton\’s Bailee Cotton were worthy of that number\’s past glories in leading their teams ...