From the KMTS News Room:

    • Mount Evans Highway Closing for Season Next Week Road Closed Earlier than Normal for Construction CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing the remaining 10 mile segment of the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season to most vehicular traffic on Monday, September 22 for construction. CDOT needs to build a retaining wall along the edge of the highway to improve its ...
    • Todo Mundo Returns To Rifle to Play Historic Ute Theater Todo Mundo, the band that mad a big impression at this year’s Carbondale Mountain Fair, and Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series, returns to Colorado this Friday night at The Ute Theater in Rifle at 7:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm.  It is an all ages show, but beer and wine will be available for purchase. Todo Mundo ...
    • AIR SERVICE STUDY COMMUNITY OUTREACH RAMPS UP Phase III to focus on project schedule, future aircraft performance, and community outreach (Aspen, CO) Meeting with and hearing from the community about the future of the airport is a key component of Phase III of the Air Service Study now underway. Public outreach kicks off on Monday, September 22nd when Pitkin County Manager, Jon Peacock ...
    • Let Them Roar Performs at Music on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Sept. 8, 2014) — This week’s Music on the Mountain concert at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park features Carbondale-based Let Them Roar. Guests can ride the tram or bus free on Sat., Sept. 13, from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley to the top of Iron Mountain with the donation of a ...
    • CMC follows nursing education trend by offering bachelor’s degrees CMC follows nursing education trend by offering bachelor’s degrees First two-year college in Colorado to offer BSN degree By Carrie Click This summer, when Colorado Mountain College made public that its accrediting body had approved a Bachelor of Science in nursing, a number of Colorado nurses’ lives changed. Instead of wondering when and how they’d ever be able ...
    • Firefighters planning prescribed burns in Eagle, Garfield counties SILT, Colo. – Beginning as early as this week, firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit could ignite two prescribed fires planned for this fall if conditions warrant. The 180-acre Sheep Gulch Prescribed Fire is planned four miles northwest of Gypsum in Eagle County to reduce hazardous fuels and to reduce pinon-juniper expansion to ...
    • Major Highway Impact for Today’s Pro Challenge Monarch Pass Closed for Several Hours GUNNISON — Stage Three of the USA Pro Challenge is taking the riders 96 miles from Gunnison over 11,312 foot Monarch Pass to Salida, and then back to Monarch Pass, with a finish atop Monarch Mountain. Today’s route will impact the following state highways and county roads between 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.: STATE: U.S. 50 from ...
    • Plans are Underway to Redevelop Historic Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs Owners envision a family pool and four smaller relaxation pools on the bank of the Colorado River at the site of the former Iron Springs Spa in Glenwood Springs.    Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2014) — Already known far and wide as a premiere mineral hot springs destination, Glenwood Springs may soon have another option ...
    • Highway Impacts for Today’s Pro Challenge Route includes Two Mountain Passes ASPEN — Stage Two of the USA Pro Challenge takes the riders on a 105.4-mile race from Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte today, impacting three state highways and several local and county roads. Drivers should anticipate road closures or traffic stops beginning in Aspen at 10:30 a.m. and continuing along the route until 4 p.m. in ...
    • Highway Impacts begin for Pro Challenge Bike Race ASPEN — The USA Pro Challenge gets underway with the Aspen Circuit Race today. State Highway 82 will be impacted from about 1 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be able to access Aspen or Snowmass during this time. SPECIFIC ROAD IMPACTS SH 82: Main Street through Aspen and west to Owl Creek Road; Traffic ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Use Inside-Outside Power to Dominate Central GRAND JUNCTION(9/19/14) — At the end of World War II, in college football, the Army football team went undefeated for three seasons and their two running backs, known as “Mr. Inside” (“Doc” Blanchard) and “Mr. Outside” (Glenn Davis) won the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back years. Glenwood Springs (2-2) greeted 3A Western Slope League newcomer, Central ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Hangs on to Topple Conifer, 17-16 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/5/14) – “There is no more room for gray hairs on my head,” Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth said after his team won its first game of the 2014 season, 17-16, over 11th-ranked perennial playoff power Conifer. There were a couple other noteable firsts, besides the Demons knotting their record at 1-1, in the home opener ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Mistakes Doom Demons in Dante’s Debut ERIE (8/29/14) — A shanked punt here, a bad snap there… add an untimely penalty and an “inadvertent” whistle, and the Glenwood Demons went down to a 23-10 defeat at Erie in sophomore Dante Sparaco’s initial game as starting quarterback. The Tigers’ junior quarterback Chantz Schenbeck deserves much of the credit for the victory in ...
    • Broncos Owner Stepping Down from Daily Operations DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer’s disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team’s daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the Broncos’ chief executive officer. The Broncos ...
    • RIFLE ALUMNI ‘PUT PADS ON’ ONE MORE TIME RIFLE (7/16/14) – Every senior high school athlete has heard “the speech.” Before the final game of the season, the coach will say something like, “This is the last time you’ll get to wear the uniform… You’ll never be with these guys again…” For several Rifle grads, preparing to play in the Alumni Football Game against ...
    • Rifle vs. Palisade: High School Football Alumni Game, July 25, 2014 Bob Cazet of Alumni Football USA.com began organizing alumni football games because he wanted to “put the pads on” one more time – now he puts together 200-300 high school alumni games a year: the latest between Rifle and Palisade, 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Bears Stadium. The Rifle players, led by small college All-American ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 1ST WASHINGTON (AP) – Adam LaRoche homered, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Ian Desmond added two doubles and three RBIs as the Washington Nationals welcomed back Bryce Harper with a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1 ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All Stars Roll Over 3A Squad, 21-4 RIFLE (5/27/14) – There was no “Hoosiers” moment in the Western Slope All Star baseball game, as the 4A team jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the second inning and cruised to a 21-4 victory over the 3A players at Cooper Field in Rifle, Tuesday. It was only one game, and an All-Star format ...
    • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD BUILDING FOR NEXT YEAR IN FINAL GAME GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/3/14) – Asked whether his baseball team may have found a pitcher for next season in the final game of this one, Glenwood Springs coach Eric Nieslanik answered in the affirmative. Freshman Steve Romero, making his mound debut in game number 19, pitched 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and one earned ...
    • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons’ season came to an end with last night’s 1-nothing playoff loss to Palisade at the Gates Soccer Park. Glenwood finishes the season at 8 and 7. Grand Valley defeated Basalt 5 to 1 while Roaring Fork edged Aspen 3 to 2. BASEBALL Delta—The Glenwood Demons lost to the top ...