GARCO ATTORNEY UP FOR JUDGESHIP
Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Attorney Tari Williams may soon be sounding a judge’s gavel. Williams of Carbondale is one of three candidates nominated to be the next judge for the Ninth Judicial District. The other nominees are Anne Morrdin, also of Carbondale and Scott Turner of Denver. Current District Judge Daniel Petre ...
- Huge Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Found Near Rifle
Rifle—A massive illegal marijuana grow operation near Rifle has been shut down by local and federal law enforcement agencies. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says 14 illegal Chinese immigrants, (12 men, 2 women) were also taken into custody and some three thousand marijuana plants were discovered. Vallario says suspicions were raised when authorities noticed a large ...
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
Denver—The suicide of a veteran awaiting treatment for PTSD at a Colorado VA clinic has the attention of Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner and fellow GOP Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are both asking for an investigation into a whistleblower’s report about the circumstances surrounding the veteran’s death. Gardner wants to know ...
BLEAK BUDGET OUTLOOK FOR COLORADO
Denver—Garfield County’s impending budget challenges are symptomatic of what the entire state is facing in 2017. Colorado revenue forecasts released today by legislative and economic analysts say a combination of factors are to blame for the bleak budget outlook, namely shrinking oil and gas revenues and court-ordered tax refunds to oil ...
HUNTER RESCUED NEAR SUNLIGHT
Aspen—A Wisconsin man hunting near Sunlight Mountain had to be escorted back to his campsite earlier this week after a cold night in the back country. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, about 20 members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were called out to assist 55 year old Charlie Johnson ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
- Final score: Windsor 36, Rifle 15
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- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 18TH
High School Playoff Football
Rifle–The 4th seeded Rifle Bears host the number 5 Windsor Wizards tomorrow afternoon at 1 in a quarterfinal game. The winner will move on to face the winner of the D’Evelyn/Frederick game in the semifinals next week.
Denver–The Denver Broncos came from behind to shock the New York Jets ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 17TH
Peach Valley–Coal Ridge Titans’ senior volleyball star Christ Currier has been chosen to play in this Sunday’s Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports all state volleyball match. Currier is one of 90 class 3A players selected to play at Arvada West Highw School.
Denver–The Denver Broncos host the New York Jets tonight at Sports Authority ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 16TH
High School Softball
The 2011 Western Slope All Conference team includes several local players. From the Rifle Lady Bears, Emma Speer, Brittany Neuroth and Norisa Navratil were named to the first team. Allie Ehlers and Cassidy Blackard from Rifle earned honorable mention. Basalt placed two players on the all conference ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 15TH
High School Football Playoffs
Rifle–Snow and rain is in the forecast this Saturday when the Rifle Bears battle the Windsor Wizards in a quarterfinal playoff game at Bear’s Stadium. Kick off is set for 1 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30.
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 14TH
High School Football Playoffs 3A
The 4th seed Rifle Bears will host the number five seed Windsor Wizards in a quarterfinal showdown this Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. KMTS will be on hand for all the action starting at 12:30.
In 2A playoff football, the Aspen Skiers fell to the Reds in Eaton 48 to ...
- KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Defense Moves Bears into Quarterfinals
RIFLE (11/12/11) — When the most significant play on offense in the second half of Rifle\’s 14-7 first-round 3A state playoff win over Roosevelt is a penalty that wipes out a lost fumble, it\’s a certainty that the defense gets a lot of credit for moving the Bears into next Saturday\’s ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 11TH
Rifle–It’s playoff time in high school football. Tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock, the 10 and 0 Rifle Bears welcome the Roughriders of Roosevelt in a first round game. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30.
Eaton–In 2A playoffs, the Aspen Skiers travel to Eaton to ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 10TH
Denver–The Kansas City Chiefs will get their first look at Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs’ coaching staff is trying to simulate some of the instinctive moves Tebow makes in the spread offense.
Denver–The Colorado Avalanche are back in action tonight at the Pepsi Center hosting the ...
- SPORTS, NOVEMBER 8TH
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns have signed fullback Eddie Williams
to their practice squad and released fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou.
Williams was with Chicago through training camp and spent the
first week of the regular season on the Browns’ practice squad. He
was signed by Seattle and appeared in three games for the Seahawks
before he was released on Oct. 12. ...