From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS STATE SNOWPACK HEALTHY GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado’s snowpack has jumped to more than 100 percent above average which means runoff to reservoirs in the spring should be plentiful.With snowpack 117 percent above average as of Tuesday, runoff should be strong if the state sees even average snowfall for the rest of winter. Meteorologist Cory Gates ...
    • NEWS SECOND STRAIGHT SNOW DAY FOR AREA SCHOOLS Glenwood Springs—For the second consecutive day, school has been canceled in the region due to bad weather.  Back to back snow days are extremely rare but officials in the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts made the decision Monday night as snow and high winds relentlessly hammered ...
    • NEWS STORM FORCES SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO Glenwood Springs—Classes were canceled today for students from kindergarten to college age across most of Western Colorado.  Snow, high winds, icy roads and low visibility from this latest blast of winter led to the closure of campuses from Grand Junction to Aspen.  In fact, most of the state ...
    • NEWS SEARCH FOR NEW RE-2 SUP. DOWN TO THREE Rifle—Three finalists are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Garfield Re-2 School District.  Two are from Colorado and the third is from Oklahoma.  Stacy Houser currently wears two hats in the small town of Aguilar between Trinidad and Walsenberg.  Houser is the Superintendent of ...
    • NEWS BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S. Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SUED BY FISH HABITAT DURANGO. (AP) – A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off. Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat says contaminated runoff from nearby well pads seeped into ponds and killed the rainbow trout.  SG Interests is one of ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – The shooting at a Planned Parenthood and a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs could fuel more fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights in the socially liberal swing state this year. A U.S. Senate seat and control of the U.S. House delegation is on the line in ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD PEDOPHILE PLEADS GUILTY IN FED COURT Glenwood Springs—One of the most disturbing cases of pedophilia in Garfield County history has come to a close with a Glenwood Springs man headed to prison for a long time.  29 year old Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos pled guilty earlier this month in U.S. District Court to production and ...
    • NEWS COAL FOR GROUSE HABITAT Meeker / Craig—The coal mining industry in northwestern Colorado may be able to continue thanks to a trade between a company and the federal government.  Today the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement gave preliminary approval to a plan that allows Colowyo Coal to continue ...
    • NEWS MISSING GARCO SNOWMOBILERS FOUND SAFE Glenwood Springs—The three snowmobilers reported missing on the Flat Tops Sunday night are safe.  The men were spotted by a National Guard Helicopter standing around a fire just after 11 o’clock Monday morning.  They were first reported missing Sunday night around 7:30 and crews searched for them until 2am Monday.  The ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JUNE 6TH MLB Phoenix–The Colorado Rockies were pummeled by the Arizona Diamondbacks last night in Phoenix 10 to nothing. D-Backs’ right hander Ian Kennedy struck out a career high 12 batters. Tonight, Josh Outman will be on the hill for the Rockies against Arizona’s Wade Miley. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Ryan Warner ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 5TH PHOENIX (AP) – Colorado rookie Christian Friedrich pitched four-hit ball for seven innings in the best outing of his young career and the Rockies won for the seventh time in eight games, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out four and walked two, both in the first inning, to improve to 4-1 in six ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 4TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Peyton Manning showed excellent arm strength while airing it out Monday as the Denver Broncos worked on deep throws. The league’s only four-time MVP is returning from a nerve injury that caused weakness in his throwing arm, forced him to sit out last season and led to his release from the Indianapolis Colts. In the ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 1ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–Michaela Mansfield was named the Player of the Year in the Western Slope 4A. Glenwood Head Coach Steve White was named the Coach of the Year. In 3A, Aspen Skiers’ Junior Sally McGuren was voted the 2012 Player of the Year while ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 30TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The best high school baseball players on the western slope got to display their skills one more time last night in Rifle at the All-Star game. The 3A Western Slope All Stars beat the 4A team 11 to 2. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies had yesterday off after Monday’s doubleheader sweep over the Houston ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 29TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–Tonight, the best 3A and 4A baseball players on the Western Slope will play one final game. The Western Slope All Star game at Cooper Field in Rifle will begin at 6:30. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football team will hold spring practice this week in preparation for summer camps and ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 25TH CINCINNATI (AP) – The Rockies put catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hand that has bothered him for several days and made it difficult to grip a bat tightly. Colorado called up catcher Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his spot. They also transferred infielder Hector Gomez from the 15-day disabled ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 24TH MIAMI (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) homered and drove in four runs to help Alex White earn his first victory this year, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4. White (1-3) had lost six consecutive starts since September. He gave up four runs in six innings. The Rockies, who blew early leads ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS STATE GOLF TOURNEY Rifle–Rifle High School Junior Taylor Walters shot a two day total 7 over par, 153 and took 7th place in the Colorado State High School Golf Tournament in Greeley. SOFTBALL Grand Junction–A half dozen local girls will play in the 6th annual Western Slope All-Star Softball classic tonight at Bergman Field at ...
    • COAL RIDGE BOY’S RELAY TEAM WINS GOLD Lakewood,CO.-Coal Ridge High School has it’s first state championship. This afternoon, the Titans Boy’s won the 3A 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 1:29.49. The team of Raul Oyarzabal, Chris Contreras, Samuel Diedrich and Cody Walls beat runner-up Berthoud by over two seconds. Rifle, last year’s ...