From the KMTS News Room:

    • 11 Governers Try to Save DACA Program Columbus, Ohio—While DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program remains up in the air, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ohio Governor John Kasich say dozens of young people are losing protective status every day in their states. Hickenlooper, Kasich and nine other governors from both parties are urging Congress to save the imperiled ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners Approve Red Barn Guest Ranch Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a land use change permit for the Red Barn Guest Ranch.  The 2 to 1 vote, with Commission Chairman John Martin in the minority, allows the owners of the historic barn and ranch to open it up to community uses such as weddings, receptions, parties and other ...
    • Western Slope Coal Lease Expansions Approved Grand Junction—Western Colorado’s struggling coal industry just received a vote of support from the federal government. The U.S. Forest Service approved expansions of two coal leases that would allow a mine to access land beneath the Sunset Roadless Area. The final decision on modifying the leases now lies with the Bureau of Land Management. If ...
    • Hickenlooper Leads “CHIP” Campaign Columbus, Ohio—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is at the forefront of a multi-state, bipartisan effort to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich co-wrote a letter urging Congress to reauthorize funding for CHIP as soon as possible.  Many states have been using unspent funds since the 14 billion dollar program ...
    • Colorado Fire Deployed to Southern California Lakewood—Weary firefighters in Southern California are getting some help from Colorado.  Yesterday 17 fire engines were sent to CalFire’s staging area in Chino along with several firefighters to battle the numerous, blazes that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to flee neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.  The Colorado fire ...
    • SkiCo Employees Waiting to Work, Still Being Fed Aspen—There’s not enough snow but there’s plenty of food for resort workers in Aspen.  The Aspen Skiing Company is once again serving dinner to seasonal employees who are waiting anxiously for the snow to fall and the season to begin.  SkiCo spokesman Jeff Hanle says three nights a week, dinner is served to about 150 ...
    • Man Who Caused Fire Near Keystone Paying the Price Keystone—The Denver man who accidentally sparked a wildfire over a year ago at the Summit County Shooting Range is paying a hefty fine to the forest service, but it could’ve been much worse.  The Summit County Court ordered Bryson Jones to pay almost 53 thousand dollars for causing the blaze on October 8th of last ...
    • Colorado Oil and Gas Explosions Denver—The gas line explosion that killed two men in Firestone eight months ago wasn’t the only one to occur in Colorado this year.  According to state records, two other people have died in oil and gas explosions since the deadly blast in April.  In fact the record shows about a dozen industry explosions have been ...
    • Opening Day at Sunlight Postponed Glenwood Springs—Skiers and snowboarders hoping to carve some turns at Sunlight Mountain Resort will have to wait a while.  Officials decided to postpone opening day due to an unusually warm November that melted the two feet of natural snow that fell in October.  The good news is, December has begun with temperatures cold enough to ...
    • Supreme Court Hears Masterpiece Cake Shop Case Washington, D.C.—A Colorado cake baker and the same-sex couple for whom he declined to make a wedding cake were all at the Supreme Court to witness arguments in the case. Speaking outside of court after the justices heard the case, baker Jack Phillips said the five-year court fight has “been very hard on me and my ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE OVERCOMES ROOSEVELT IN THE SNOW TO REACH SEMI-FINALS JOHNSTOWN(11-15-14) — Two large electric heaters on the homefield sideline didn’t help the number three-ranked Roosevelt Rough Riders whose offense never did warm up as the sixth-ranked Rifle Bears broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns, advancing to the 3A state semifinals, 15-0. Snow plows were on the field ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Johnstown—The 6th seeded Rifle Bears (10-1) are on the road to battle the number 3 seed and 10-1 Roughriders of Roosevelt High School Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The winner will advance to next week’s semifinal showdown with either Evergreen or Fort Morgan.  KMTS will be on hand with live, play-by-play coverage ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fade After Fast Start, Fall to Evergreen, 24-7 LAKEWOOD (11/8/14) – The undefeated champ took a first-quarter body blow from the challenger, but Evergreen steadied itself to score 24 unanswered points and defeat Glenwood Springs, 24-7, in the first round of the 3A football playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood Saturday. The Cougars (11-0), who averaged nearly 40 points a game in sailing through ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Keep Playoff Hopes Alive at Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(10/31/14) – “We knew we had to win by a couple of touchdowns to get into the playoffs,” Glenwood Springs senior Evrett Marr said after his 8-yard catch in the fourth quarter provided that two-score margin in a 42-28 win at Steamboat Springs. Coming into the game, the Sailors (4-6, 2-5 WSL) had been outscored ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS PASS BY DEMONS IN BATTLE FOR FIRST PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/24/14)– Because the Rifle Bears averaged nearly 300 yards per game in earning a share of the top spot in the Western Slope League with Glenwood Springs and Palisade, the Demon defenders were understandably focused on stopping the run in their showdown at Stubler Memorial Friday night. But it was a pair ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Prosence Runs Through Summit for 4 TDs in Glenwood Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/17/14) – In his senior year, Luke Prosence exchanged the rugby scrum for the Glenwood Springs football huddle. But the straight-ahead running style that resulted in four touchdowns and 244 yards in a 29-7 short-handed victory over Summit “comes from rugby,” Prosence said. Without two of his regular backfield mates on offense, Prosence carried the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Delta Blasts Demons in Final Quarter, 39-10 GS@Delta FB 10-10-14 DELTA – A first-half duel between two of the Western Slope League’s up-and-coming stars, was upstaged by a 93-yard kick return to start the second half by Delta, then turned into a fourth-quarter rout when the Panthers scored three times for a 39-10 victory. Delta (5-2, 3-1 WSL), which eliminated Glenwood 13-9 in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SHUTS DOWN EAGLE VALLEY, 42-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/3/14) – With the Devils knocking on the Demons’ Homecoming door, the Glenwood defense dug in for a four-down stop inside the ten yard line, and though the stand came just a few minutes into the second quarter, it proved critical in what turned out to be a 42-0 victory waltz. Before the goal-line ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS DOWN DOGS TO GO 2-0 IN LEAGUE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/26/14) – “I can’t remember ever beating Palisade,” senior Evrett Marr said after Glenwood’s 17-10 win over 3A’s number 10-ranked team. The defensive struggle, won in the trenches by the home team, was the school’s first-ever victory over a Joe Ramunno-coached team and “after getting bullied and beat up by the Bulldogs,” in Marr’s ...
    • 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 ...