From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Residents can Vote Now. DENVER (AP) – Colorado residents who want to vote in person can now cast their ballots at voter centers around the state. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says voter centers opened in all 64 counties Monday and will remain open through Nov. 6, Election Day. Mail-in ballots were sent to active voters earlier this ...
    • Plans to Sell Oil & Gas Rights have been Canceled. DENVER- The Trump administration is canceling plans to sell oil and gas drilling rights on public land in Western Colorado because of the Greater Sage Grouse. The Bureau of Land Management is removing over 147, 000 acres of land from a planned December auction.  Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet,  asked the bureau to reconsider ...
    • Home Sales have Dropped, Except in Garfield County DENVER–Except for Garfield County and a few other communities, home sales are dropping across most of the state.  The Colorado Association of Realtors recently reported that the number of single-family home listings sold in Colorado dropped 14.6 percent in September compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales of townhouses and condos dropped 15.2 percent.  ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff Speaks Out Against Setback Proposal Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office would be severely impacted if Proposition 112 is passed by voters on election day according to the man in charge, Sheriff Lou Vallario.  During his “Just the Facts” update on the Sheriff’s Facebook page, Vallario says he’s reluctant to make political statements but following the Board of Commissioner’s recent ...
    • Aspen Abandons Plans to Build Maroon Creek & Castle Creek Dams Aspen—The city of Aspen’s decision to abandon the plans to build dams on Maroon and Castle Creeks is being lauded by conservationists.  They’re all so happy, they plan to raise a glass of cheer during a happy hour celebration next week.  Officials with Western Resource Advocates say the dams would have flooded important wildlife and ...
    • Utah Counties Ask State for Help Building Oil Train SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Promoters of a 1.4 billion dollar railroad in Utah’s oil country want help from the state. Uinta Basin officials are pushing a project they say could quintuple oil production in Utah along with bringing higher prices and create 27,000 jobs. The plan is to build a 150-mile railroad to allow transporting oil ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Improving but Still Below Normal October brought much-needed rain and snow to the area and marked the beginning of a new water year. Hydrologists use the October to September time period because most of the precipitation after October first accumulates as snow. According to the Roaring Fork Conservancy, river flows throughout the watershed haven’t changed much since last week. The ...
    • Forest Service Lifts Basalt Mountain Closure Basalt Mountain, which has been closed since July 3rd because of the Lake Christine Wildfire, officially reopened at one minute past midnight. The White River National Forest lifted the closure with words of caution. Acting District Ranger Kevin Warner says hunters and others heading up the mountain need to be aware that the burned areas ...
    • 2018 Issues and Answers Forum Tonight’s forum is on KMTS online stream number two And you can watch the live YouTube stream below.
    • Colorado River District Opposes Ballot Questions Glenwood Springs—The Colorado River District is urging people to vote against two controversial ballot measures.  The river district’s board of directors took a stand against Proposition 11 and Amendment 74.  112 aims to increase the drilling setback distance for new oil and gas wells to 2,500 feet from occupied buildings.  River district spokesman Zane Kessler ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Baseball: SUMMIT SWEEPS GLENWOOD OUT OF FIRST GLENWOOD SPRINGS(4/8/17) – Gathered inside the announcer’s booth to eat their lunch and get out of the wind between games of a doubleheader they would eventually drop to Summit County, several Glenwood Springs’ baseball players shook their heads in agreement on Tiger pitcher Andrew Shaw, who had just fired a 3-hit, 15-strikeout shutout: he was ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Romero Hurls Demons into First Place Tie GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/5) – Steven Romero unveiled a new pitch in a 6-0 win over Eagle Valley, using a swift-breaking curveball to record six of his nine strikeouts, handing the Devils their first league loss and vaulting Glenwood Springs on top of the Western Slope League with a 3-0 record. Tristen Howe’s 2-run double capped a ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Lacrosse Glenwood at Vail Mountain      4 pm Soccer Glenwood at Fruita Monument  5 pm Coal Ridge at Roaring Fork         4 pm Basalt at Vail Christian                 3 pm Baseball Hotchkiss at Coal Ridge         4pm Rangely at Grand Valley        4pm Meeker at Roaring ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Baseball Roaring Fork at Hotchkiss 4 pm Lacrosse Steamboat at Glenwood Springs 4 pm Soccer Glenwood at Palisade 4 pm Roaring Fork at Rifle  4 pm Montrose at Coal Ridge 4 pm MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE ROCKIES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager ...
    • SPORTS LONGHORNS LOSE HEARTBREAKING GREAT 8 GAME STATE 3A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Boys Denver—The magical 2016-17 season for the Basalt Longhorns came to end last night at the University of Denver’s Hamilton Gymnasium.  The 9th seeded Longhorns, led by Western Slope League Player of the Year Michael Glen’s 31 points, had the Kent Denver Sun Devils on their heels most ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rifle Run Ends One Game Shy of Final Four WINDSOR (3/3/17) – There were tears all around as the Rifle Lady Bears’ run from the thirteen seed to the Final Four, and their 17-game winning streak, came to an end, 56-43 on the home court of number-five seed Windsor Friday night. The Wizards (20-6), who finished second in the Tri-Valley League, came out blazing, making ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rifle Girls Ride Overtime Win to Great Eight COLORADO SPRINGS (2/28/17) — “All year we believed we could do this — a 13-seed upsetting a 4-seed,” Rifle’s Elly Walters said after the Lady Bears did just that in a 42-35 overtime win at Air Academy Tuesday. Distributing praise to her teammates in a post-game interview as well as assists on the court, Walters ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Fall to Defending State Champs, 100-49 PUEBLO (2/25/17) – Pueblo West is the defending 4A state champion “for a reason,” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after his team witnessed the Cyclones’ furious style of play in a 100-49 second-round state tournament elimination Saturday. “They’ve got scorers, size, and a chance to win it all again,” Hitchcock observed. David Simental exceeded his ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Bears Climb Over Green Mountain to Sweet Sixteen RIFLE (2/24/17) – Newton’s third law of motion was proven again and again as the Rifle Lady Bears edged Green Mountain in a topsy-turvy, Jekyll and Hyde 38-35 second-round 4A playoff game. For every action the number 13-seeded Bears (21-3) took, from Elly Walters’ opening game basket to her seeming 3-point dagger with 3:50 to go ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS FINISH LONG ROADIE BY SWEEPING BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/10/17) — There was a time when winning two basketball games at Battle Mountain wasn’t much of a challenge. Not so anymore with the dominating Devin Huffman and mighty mite Monique Stevens keeping both Husky teams in the upper half of Western Slope League play, each capable of taking over a game. So ...