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, 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 ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Boys District 3A Quarterfinals Coal Ridge beat Grand Valley 47-42. Rifle squeaked past Olathe 54-52. Roaring Fork defeated Hotchkiss 69-43 and Aspen got past Gunnison 60 to 56. In Friday's semifinals, Roaring Fork will take on Rifle at 4:45, Aspen will play Coal Ridge at ...
    • Brady Quinn Apologizes to Tim Tebow DENVER (AP) – Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled “The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time.” In it, Quinn was quoted as saying, “We've had a ...