From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS LEGAL SETBACK FOR COLORADO POT INDUSTRY DENVER (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving marijuana businesses in Colorado, saying allowing it “would facilitate criminal activity.” U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson dismissed the lawsuit because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Jackson says the ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SAYS DON’T CANCEL LEASES IN WRNF GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners says the Bureau of Land Management shouldn’t cancel oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to back the position, siding with the oil and gas industry on what they say ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...
    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
    • Weather Related Closing School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
    • Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power.  The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem. More information:  https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
    • NEWS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical.  Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities.  The biggest obstacle is funding.  Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center. Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
    • NEWS GARCO, BLM NEEDING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL DRILLING PLANS Glenwood Springs—Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment on a couple of oil and gas-related issues in Garfield County.  Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzing 65 existing oil and gas leases in the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears Lose One-point Slugfest, 44-43 DENVER (3-3-12) –The Rifle Lady Bears played a regional tournament worthy of making the trip to the Great Eight 3A state championship in Fort Collins next weekend, but fell one point short, losing to Denver School of Science and Technology, 44-43 in the Sweet Sixteen final at “Daddy Bruce” Randolph Middle School ...
    • KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears into Sweet 16; Rams fall to DSST DENVER (3-2-12) — There was a time when the number 23 was coveted on every basketball team… but though Michael Jordan\’s heroics are fading into sports history with this generation of high school hoopsters, Rifle\’s Chante Church and Denver Stapleton\’s Bailee Cotton were worthy of that number\’s past glories in leading their teams ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 2ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 3A REGIONAL PLAYOFFS Denver–The Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Lady Rams will play in sub-regional games tonight at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver. The Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 while Roaring Fork will battle Denver School of Science and Technology at 7. Both ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 1ST Peach Valley–Coal Ridge High School is looking for a new head football coach. Scott Parker has decided to step down after four years at the helm to devote more time to his family. Parker led the Titans to their first and only playoff appearance in 2010. Denver–The Denver Nuggets began the second ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 29TH Glenwood Springs–If you can endure 10 hours of skiing or snowboarding expert runs, sign up for this Friday’s Defiance Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Teams of two are encouraged to register for the annual endurance race to raise money for Sunlight’s 62 volunteer ski patrollers. The racing begins Friday morning at ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 28TH KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL COVERAGE CONTINUES IN DENVER Denver–KMTS radio’s coverage of high school playoff basketball will continue in Denver this Friday night when the Rifle Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 at Bruce Randolph High School. That game will be followed by the Lady Rams of Roaring Fork taking on Denver School ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 27TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE 3A TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ________________________BOYS___________________________ FIRST ROUND – FRIDAY MARCH 2ND (Host Sites) – REGION ONE Faith Christian HS #1 Faith Christian vs #32 University #16 Clear Creek vs #17 Platte Valley Pinnacle HS 7:00pm: #8 Pinnacle vs #25 Rifle 5:00pm: #9 Manual vs #24 Sheridan Winners play Saturday at 11:00am – REGION TWO Manitou Springs HS 7:00pm: ...
    • KMTS B-Ball Playoffs: DISTRICT CHAMPION ASPEN BOYS TO HOST REGIONALS — RUNNER-UP ROARING FORK BOYS, RIFLE GIRLS HOPEFUL PALISADE (2/25/12) — By sweeping through the 3A Western Slope Boys District Tournament, the Aspen Skiers will host a four-team regional tournament next weekend. “We\’re thrilled to get a home regional,” Skiers coach Steve Ketchum said after his team held off Roaring Fork, 47-37 in the championship game Saturday night. The ...
    • KMTS B-BALL PLAYOFFS: RIFLE GIRLS, ASPEN, RF BOYS ADVANCE IN DISTRICTS PALISADE (2/24/12) — Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald had her notepad out during Olathe\’s afternoon semifinal game in hopeful anticipation that her team might meet the top-ranked Pirates in Saturday\’s 3A Western Slope District basketball championship. Several hours later, the matchup was complete, but it wasn\’t easy getting there, Rifle ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 24TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL GIRLS 3A CONSOLATION ROUND Hotchkiss-39 Coal Ridge-31 Roaring Fork-55 Aspen-44 BOYS CONSOLATION ROUND Grand Valley-58 Gunnison-54 2ot Olathe-72 Hotchkiss-53 Palisade–This weekend at Palisade High School, the 3A District tournament continues. This afternoon, the action begins at 3 o’clock with the Olathe Lady Pirates taking on the Gunnison Cowgirls in a ...