From the KMTS News Room:

    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Might Partially Reopen Thursday The Colorado Department of Transportation says Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs (Exit 116) and Gypsum (Exit 140) will remain closed until at least Thursday afternoon.  C-DOT Communication Director Amy Ford says between now and then, crews have a lot of work to do, including rock scaling and mitigation, as well as repairing the road surface. Once the ...
    • NEWS ASPEN MAN WHO SHOVED SNOWBOARD OFF LIFT APPEARS IN COURT Aspen—The Aspen man accused of pushing a snowboarder off the Loge Peak Chairlift at Highlands last month, went before a judge yesterday.  31 year old Thomas Proesel appeared in Pitkin County Court after being treated at a mental hospital in Grand Junction.  He was released on ...
    • NEWS   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Federal land managers are moving toward a compromise between conservationists and energy officials about oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide. The Bureau of Land Management's new preferred alternative in the area is to cancel 25 undeveloped leases in the area, but allow other leases to continue under the 1993 ...
    • NEWS WPX SELLS PICEANCE OPERATIONS GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – WPX Energy has sold its large natural gas operation in the Piceance Basin for $910 million.  The Tulsa, Oklahoma company made the announcement Tuesday that Houston-based Terra Energy Partners, LLC agreed to the deal.  With the sale, Terra will become the largest natural gas producer in the Piceance ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD MAN IN JAIL FOR TRYING TO KILL WIFE Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs man is behind bars for allegedly spiking his wife’s tea with a sleeping pill last Saturday night before leaving her in the family vehicle with the engine running and the garage door closed.  41 year old Byron Gardner appeared before a Garfield County ...
    • NEWS RIDE THE ROCKIES COMING TO THE ROARING FORK VALLEY Carbondale—Hundreds of cyclists will descend upon the Roaring Fork Valley this summer for the annual Ride The Rockies tour.  The 403 mile cross-state tour will begin June 12th in Carbondale before heading to Aspen then to Copper Mountain, Grand Lake, Estes Park and finishing in Fort Collins ...
    • NEWS RF WATERSHED BOLSTERED BY ADDITIONAL SNOW Glenwood Springs—Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is now a robust 114 percent of normal.  According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent increased over the last week across the valley by two full inches. The increase was twice that amount at Schofield Pass.  ...
    • NEWS RIFLE CITY COUNCIL SENDS HUBBARD MESA LETTER TO BLM Rifle—The Rifle City Council unanimously approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding plans for Hubbard Mesa.  The mesa, popular with locals and visitors alike for target practice, running, cycling and hiking may have some restrictions imposed under the BLM’s overall management plan for the ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MARCH 15TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Rifle hosts Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Grand Valley travels to Roaring Fork for games today at 4 o'clock. TENNIS Glenwood plays at Aspen today at 4. DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is promoting March Madness in Colorado. He's signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as “CSU and CU are Dancing Day” and has ordered that the schools' flags ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 14TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle defeated Coal Ridge 7 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs beat Battle Mountain 3 to 2. Aspen beat Roaring Fork in double overtime 2 to 1. Coal Ridge blanked Rifle 7-zip. NFL/PEYTON MANNING According to inside sources, Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning has narrowed his choices of ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 13TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears host the Coal Ridge Titans this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Deerfield Park. You can catch the game live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight at 7. SOCCER Three games are scheduled this afternoon and tonight. Rifle plays at Coal Ridge at 4. Roaring Fork ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 12TH NCAA Men's Basketball Men's college basketball is alive and well in the state of Colorado. Both the CU Buffaloes and the CSU Rams are going to the big dance. The Buffs earned an automatic birth by winning the first ever Pac-12 tournament this past weekend. They earned an ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 9TH High School Soccer The Glenwood Lady Demons came away from Montrose yesterday with a 2-2 tie. Meanwhile, Coal Ridge lost to the Lady Bulldogs in Palisade 2 to 1. High School Baseball The Rifle Bears open up the new season at home Saturday against the Aspen Skiers. The first game ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 7TH DENVER (AP) – Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov (var-LAH'-mawf) stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night. Jay McClement, Jan Hejda (yahn HAY'-dah), Mark Olver, Ryan O'Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored for the Avalanche, who have won six of ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 6TH Denver–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in overtime, 119-116. Arron Afflalo scored a career high 32 points to lead the Nuggets. Denver–The Denver Broncos named placekicker Matt Prater their franchise player. That means the Broncos can match any offers other teams may make to the NFL's strongest, most accurate ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 5TH NEW YORK (AP) – Now that the NFL has uncovered a big-money bounty program for players in New Orleans, it likely will zero in on other teams Gregg Williams worked for. That means the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars and Bills probably should all expect to hear from the league soon. Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool of up ...
    • 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 ...