FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/27/2011)

BOB YOUNG, BIZ HALL OF FAME ALPINE BANK FOUNDER BOB YOUNG WILL BE INDUCTED TONIGHT INTO THE COLORADO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME. YOUNG OPENED THE FIRST ALPINE BANK IN CARBONDALE IN 1973 AND SINCE THEN, AT LEAST DOZEN MORE BRANCHES SPROUTED UP ACROSS THE WESTERN SLOPE. YOUNG SAYS HIS BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY IS CENTERED AROUND GIVING … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/25/2011)

O and G Meeting Postponed A hearing with state officials on oil and gas drilling disputes between Antero Resources and concerned citizens has been postponed from February 22nd to April 4th. The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to the extension during a special meeting Monday. Free Breakfasts No more free breakfasts fro needy … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/24/2011)

DENVER (AP) – A New York firm has won an international contest to design a highway wildlife crossing near Vail. The winning design, announced Sunday, is for a broad overpass covered by trees, shrubs and grasses to blend in with the landscape on either side of Interstate 70. It’s aimed at reducing the number of … Read more

KMTS Game of the Week: Rifle Edges Olathe Twice; Heartache Remains

OLATHE (1/22/11) – “Whether we win or lose doesn’t take away the heartache,” Rifle boys basketball coach Chris Lowther said after his team had just won its second straight one-point victory, resuming league play after the tragic death of junior Austin Booth due to a sudden attack of influenza. “Were still hurting,” Lowther said. The … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/21/2011)

THE HIGHWAY 82 CORRIDOR OPTIMIZATION PLAN WAS ENDORSED BY THE GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT. THE PLAN, WHICH FEATURES 10 ALTERNATIVES, WILL BE SENT ON TO THE STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION. ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY AIRPORT DIRECTOR JIM ELWOOD MAY BE HEADED TO THE GREAT NORTHWEST. ELWOOD IS ONE OF THREE FINALISTS FOR AN AIRPORT DIRECTOR’S JOB … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/19/2011)

H1N1 INFLUENZA CLAIMED THE LIFE OF 17 YEAR OLD RIFLE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR AUSTIN BOOTH MONDAY. THE HEALTHY STUDENT-ATHLETE WAS FLOWN TO SAINT MARY’S HOSPITAL LAST WEEK WITH SEVERE FLU SYMPTOMS. MONDAY AFTERNOON, WHEN WORD SPREAD THAT BOOTH HAD DIED, COUNSELORS WERE MADE AVAILABLE AT RIFLE HIGH SCHOOL. GARFIELD COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR JIM RADA … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/18/2011)

SOLAR PANELS STOLEN KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR SOLAR PANELS. THIEVES APPARENTLY ARE GOING AFTER THEM AGAIN. THE GARFIELD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS SEVERAL SOLAR PANELS WERE STOLEN FROM CARBONDALE A FEW DAYS AGO. THE CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. LAST SUMMER AND FALL, THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PANELS, BATTERIES AND RELATED EQUIPMENT WERE STOLEN … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/17/2011)

AUTHORITIES SAY WILLITS HOME FIRE WAS ARSON THEIR SUSPICIONS WERE ACCURATE. SOMEONE DELIBERATELY SET FIRE TO A HOME IN THE WILLITS SUBDIVISION LAST WEDNESDAY. AUTHORITIES WITH THE BASALT POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE EAGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION DETERMINED THAT A HYDROCARBON METER VERIFIED THAT AN ACCELERANT OF SOME … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/14/2011)

REEVES BROWN/DOLA/HICKENLOOPER LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER. LET’S ALL GET ALONG AND PLAY NICE….REEVES BROWN HAS HEARD IT ALL BEFORE FROM PAST GOVERNORS. THE FORMER CLUB 20 PRESIDENT WAS CHOSEN BY JOHN HICKENLOOPER TO HEAD UP DOLA, THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS. BROWN BELIEVES HICKENLOOPER’S TEAM APPROACH TO SOLVING THE STATE’S PROBLEMS IS GENUINE. HE SAYS … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/13/2011)

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll offer core principles but no major new programs in his first State of the State speech today. The Democrat say his first address to lawmakers will focus on jobs and the economy, with an emphasis on streamlining programs the state already has in place. DENVER (AP) – … Read more