FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/18/2011)

Wrestling Pepsi Center–20 wrestlers from the local area took to the mats during day one of the state high school tournament at the Pepsi Center…9 of them won and are moving on to the championship quarterfinals. The winners from Glenwood Springs were Miguel Vega and Chris Ayala. From Rifle, Larry Schmuesser and Kyle Shaw. Both … 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 SPORTS DESK… (02/17/2011)

Wrestling Denver–One of the greatest amateur sports spectacles in the western region is under way today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. It’s the state high school wrestling tournament. Several local athletes are grappling for medals today through Saturday including wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley. Basketball The Rifle Bears travel … 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 SPORTS DESK… (02/16/2011)

High School Basketball ____________________ The Glenwood Lady Demons dropped a 47-38 decision to the Moffat County Bulldogs last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium, creating three-way tie for first place in the western slope. The Lady Demons finish out the regular season Friday night at Eagle Valley High School. In the boy’s game, Glenwood clinched the league … 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.

FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/15/2011)

High School Basketball _____________________ The Glenwood Demons boy’s and girl’s teams can clinch the Western Slope Championship with victories over Moffat County. The action from Chavez-Spencer gymnasium begins at 6 O’clock with the girl’s contest. Catch both games live on KMTS. The Rifle Bears travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle Valley Devils … Read more

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