FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/24/2011)

Glenwood Springs–With three and a half million dollars in budget cuts facing them next year, officials with the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District are preparing to make some difficult decisions. A series of public meetings is set to begin March 9th to discuss the impacts to programs and class sizes. Snowmass–Pitkin County authorities identified the … Read more

KMTS PLAYOFFS: Rifle Boys Overtaken by Cardinals; Girls Roll Cedaredge

PARACHUTE (2/22/11) — Sometimes a great start means a fine finish, and sometimes it doesn’t. For the Rifle girls and boys basketball teams in the 3A Western Slope League district quarterfinals Tuesday, both started well, but only the girls kept their mojo going, pulverizing Cedaredge, 60-15, after shutting out the Bruins 31-0 in the first … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/18/2011)

Rifle–The sexually violent predator living in Garfield County has no physical address. Authorities say 49 year old Ronald Eugene Noel is living in his car and is currently looking for a job and a place to live. Officials say the short, heavy-set, pony-tailed man is being closely supervised. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council approved … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/17/2011)

Glenwood Springs–After a balmy Wednesday, wet, heavy snow and gusty winds blew into the valley today. Emergency officials were called out to several accidents this morning along the I-70 corridor and Highway 82. Garfield County–Law enforcement officials will divulge more graphic details tonight about a sexually violent predator living in Garfield County. The special meeting … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/16/2011)

Garfield County–Law enforcement agencies throughout the valley are warning citizens about a sexually violent predator that has relocated to the area. A special meeting is being held tomorrow night at the Sheriff’s office annex in Rifle to provide people with more detailed information. Garfield County–Garfield County commissioners voted to end the intervention in the dispute … Read more

Increased Releases from Reudi Reservoir Starting today

Beginning today around 1 p.m., the Bureau of Reclamation will increase releases from Ruedi Reservoir to the Lower Fryingpan-River by about 25 cubic feet per second. This will put approximately 102 cfs at the gage below Ruedi Dam. Officials say the release is in anticipation of a higher than normal runoff season later this year.

GARCO COMMISSIONERS DROP SILT MESA INTERVENTION

GARCO BOARD WITHDRAWS INTERVENTION 2-15-11 MILHORN NO MORE COUNTY INTERVENTION. DURING A SPECIAL MEETING TODAY DEALING WITH THE DISPUTE BETWEEN SILT MESA RESIDENTS AND ANTERO RESOURCES’ GAS DRILLING PLANS, A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED. ANTERO AGREED TO TAKE TEN ACRE DOWNHOLE SPACING OFF THE TABLE AND THE GARFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY AGREED TO WITHDRAW … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/15/2011)

Battlement Mesa–The chances of Battlement Mesa residents getting cancer from oil and gas drilling are remote according to a state medical expert. However, according to her research, Dr. Roxana Witter says measures should be taken to reduce exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants. Dr. Witter discussed some of her findings with county officials yesterday. Garfield … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/14/2011)

Snowmass–A Snowmass ski patroller suffered head and spinal injuries after reportedly crashing into a tree yesterday. The patroller, who’s name has not been released was flown to a Denver hospital in critical condition. Basalt–Five people were injured in a head-on collision Saturday night on Highway 82. A 13 year old boy suffered the worst injuries … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (02/11/2011)

Rifle–Garfield County’s economy is showing signs of steady growth in oil and gas, real estate, banking and small business. A number of local leaders expressed a sense of optimism during yesterday’s annual State of the Community luncheon put on by the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce. Aspen–A Carbondale man suffered severe injuries earlier this week … Read more