From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS NEW MINING REGS PROPOSED BY FEDS TO PROTECT GROUSE Denver—Five possible plans to limit mining on federal land to protect the Greater Sage Grouse in the west were unveiled today by the Obama Administration.  Which plan is preferred remains a mystery however.  They range from a complete, 20 year ban on mining activity on nearly 10 ...
    • NEWS HOLIDAY PHONE SCAMMERS TARGET GARCO RESIDENTS Glenwood Springs—Your taxes are late, your car payment is overdue and if you don’t pay over the phone,  you’ll owe a big fine or you’ll be off to jail.  Those are some of the lies and intimidating tactics being used by scam artists that are once again rearing their ugly ...
    • NEWS GARCO AUTHORITIES PULL MAN’S BODY FROM COLORADO RIVER New Castle—The body of a suspected car thief was found Christmas Eve in the Colorado River near New Castle.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the body floating near the PSI office building west of town around 3:30 Saturday afternoon.  After Coroner ...
    • KMTS Christmas Special Christmas Memories Steve and Jeannie Beckley reminisce about their first Christmas with their son and showing him the Santa Tracker from NORAD. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we often forget what Christmas is really about; Jim Combs reminds us of what this holiday is truly about with a story of how he and his ...
    • NEWS BLM WANTS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON SAGE GROUSE PROJECTS Silt—One of the biggest threats to the Greater Sage Grouse in Western Colorado is the gradual invasion of pinyon and juniper trees moving into sagebrush areas according to biologists.  That’s why the Bureau of Land Management is putting together a plan to restore sagebrush habitat in the coming ...
    • NEWS GARCO I-70 CORRIDOR DEADLY FOR CAR CRASHES Glenwood Springs—55 people were killed in auto accidents on I-70 in Garfield County between 2006 and 2015 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The grim report from C-DOT shows the I-70 corridor west of  the Denver metro area to Garfield County is the state’s worst stretch for fatal ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BRACING FOR MAJOR SNOWSTORM Statewide—The drive home today is going to be treacherous for most of Colorado.  C-DOT is sending out a warning and encouraging motorists to prepare for extreme winter driving conditions.  Officials say flash freezing conditions are a big concern as the rain we’ve been getting will quickly turn to ice as the ...
    • NEWS VEGAS WATER SUMMIT Las Vegas, NV—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey are in the dry, thirsty desert headlining a summit dealing with the region’s most important resource…water.  In addition to government officials, the event, sponsored by the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce brings together water experts and business leaders from the United States and ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE BLM LEASES SOLD ON LINE GRAND JUNCTION— Several oil and gas leases on the western slope were sold by the Bureau of Land Management online.  28 Colorado parcels covering more than 19,000 acres were sold in yesterday’s sale generating over one and a half million dollars in revenue. Most of the leases were in Mesa ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIN STORE RESTRICTION TABLED ASPEN(AP) – The Aspen City Council has decided to table a proposal that would limit the number of new chain stores allowed in town. Council members say they want to complete work on other new policies coming out of an existing moratorium on new commercial development applications, which is set to ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 7th NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY/LOCAL ATHLETES MOVING ON Glenwood Springs/Carbondale–A handful of local student-athletes will continue their academic and athletic pursuits in college. For the past year or so, Roaring Fork High School three sport star Trae Moxley has known his destination. Yesterday, the 6-5, 260 pound stud signed a letter of intent to play football ...
    • Sports, February 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The 12 game winning streak of the Roaring Fork Rams boy’s team came to an end last night on their home court as they fell to the Aspen Skiers 56-54. Aspen’s Clayton Crawford led all scorers with 18 points. In the girl’s game, Roaring Fork trounced Aspen, 64-23. Paonia–The ...
    • KMTS Basketball: SKIERS WIN SHOOT OUT AT ROARING FORK, 56-54. CARBONDALE (2/5/13) –  The Aspen Skiers came to town and won the gunfight at the Roaring Fork corral, 56-54, handing the Rams their first Western Slope League loss and ending a 12-game winning streak. The two teams combined to make 8 of 15 three pointers in a first half that included five lead changes and ended ...
    • Sports, February 5th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Paonia to take on the Eagles in a non-conference make up game. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 and the boys follow at 7. In Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Aspen Skiers at 5:30 and 7. The Rams boy’s ...
    • Sports, February 4th SUPER BOWL 47 NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second-half comeback attempt by the 49ers and beat San Francisco 34-31 in Super Bowl 47. The game was held up for 34 minutes early in the third quarter by a power outage with the Ravens leading 28-6. NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Baltimore’s Joe Flacco ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS OUTLAST GLENWOOD IN DOUBLE-OT GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) — A deep bench is usually an advantage — especially when teams go into extended overtime, but the experience and stamina of Rifle’s Big Three outlasted Glenwood’s talented corps of underclassmen 70-63 in double overtime to move past the Lady Demons into third place in the Western Slope League.   After an explosive first ...
    • Sports, February 1st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–In a double-overtime thriller, the Rifle Lady Bears outlasted the Glenwood Lady Demons Thursday night 70-63. Chante Church led the Lady Bear’s attack with 24 points. Junior point guard Delaney Gaddis scored 23 for Glenwood. The boy’s game wasn’t nearly as exciting as the Rifle Bears beat a struggling ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD FINDS “MOJO” WITH 2nd-HALF DEFENSE GYPSUM (1/29/13) — A two-point loss in the Western Slope League opener at home to Eagle Valley before Christmas derailed the momentum of an undefeated pre-season and has seemed to have the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons scrambling to find their Mojo ever since. At Eagle Valley last Tuesday, the girls found it and then some, dispatching ...
    • Sports, January 30th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons earned a big win over the Eagle Valley Lady Devils last night in Gypsum, 49-33. The victory improved the Glenwood girl’s record to 6 and 3 in the Western Slope and 10 and 3 overall. In the boy’s game, Glenwood fell to the second place Devils, ...
    • Sports, January 29th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game begins at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game tips off at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. In 3A basketball, Olathe visits Coal Ridge and Grand Valley welcomes Aspen to Parachute for ...