From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS PALISADE (AP) – Palisade will spend more than $1.3 million of grant funds to purchase land for a future sport shooting complex. Palisade's trustees approved land contracts that will be used for the future sport shooting complex at Cameo. The planned complex will have indoor and outdoor areas for archery, shooting and hunting education. DENVER (AP) ...
    • NEWS STATE LAWMAKERS BACK TO WORK DENVER (AP) – It's going to be a tougher fight than usual for Colorado's 100 state lawmakers who return to work toda.That's because the state's cupboards are bare, with constitutional spending restrictions meaning that politicians won't have much wiggle room as they jostle to pay for their ideas.Colorado has a Democratic ...
    • NEWS VALLEY MAN SENT TO PRISON FOR RACIALLY MOTIVATED ATTACK ASPEN (AP) – A Snowmass man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a man in Basalt while making disparaging remarks about Mexicans and President Barack Obama. 47-year-old Jerry Lloyd Cunico was sentenced Monday for attacking a 67-year-old Latino man sitting in his ...
    • NEWS GARFIELD COUNTY SEEKING FUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR DETOX CENTER Glenwood Springs—Doctors. law enforcement professionals, city and county leaders all agree; Garfield County desperately needs a detox center, maybe two.  Commissioner Mike Samson helped assemble a county-wide task force to discuss the issue in Glenwood Springs yesterday.  Garfield County once had a suitable place to take intoxicated people ...
    • 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.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Avs Part of Three Team Hockey Deal TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche in a three-team trade that also involved Colorado and Detroit. Tampa Bay sent forward Steve Downie to the Avalanche for defenseman Kyle Quincey. The Lightning then dealt Quincey to the Red Wings for a first-round ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 21ST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Girls 3A District Play In Games Aspen beat Basalt 47-29. Hotchkiss defeated Cedaredge 54-39. Tonight the at 6, the Rifle Lady Bears host Hotchkiss , Coal Ridge travels to Grand Valley, Aspen travels to Olathe and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. Boys 3A District Play In Games Rifle clobbered Basalt 86-31 while ...
    • KMTS HOOPS: GS BOYS & GIRLS PLAY ON; RAMS UPSET LADY BEARS GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/17/12) — After battling league-leading Eagle Valley through four quarters in one of their best efforts of the season before falling 59-52 last Friday, the Glenwood Springs senior boys gathered on the court of Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium to bid farewell to their high school basketball careers. Losing five of their last six games, ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 20TH GIRLS BASKETBALL: Class 4A State Tourney Pairings The 48-team Class 4A state tournament bracket has been released by CHSAA. Top seeds as expected went to Air Academy, Pueblo South, Pueblo West and D\'Evelyn. Below is a look at the pairings which are listed in bracket order. QUADRANT ONE (Tanya Haave Region) #1 Air Academy ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 17TH DENVER (AP) – Chris Udofia scored 19 points and Justin Coughlin 14 to lead Denver to a 77-52 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Chase Hallam added 13 points and Brett Olson 10 for the Pioneers (19-8, 9-5 Sun Belt), who never trailed and moved into a tie with Louisiana-Lafayette for second place in the league's West Division. Darshawn McClellan scored ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 16TH HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Denver–A combined 21 wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley High School are grappling for medals at the annual state tournament in Denver. The wrestlers will compete today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Pepsi Center. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns host the Aspen Skiers tonight at the Big House. ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 14TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Craig–The Glenwood Lady Demons can clinch the Western Slope crown tonight with a win over the Moffat County Lady Bulldogs. The game begins at 6 o'clock and can be heard live on KMTS and KMTS.com. The boy's game will follow at 7:30. NBA Denver–The Denver Nuggets are back in action tonight ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 13TH HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Western Slope will be well represented this week at the state tournament in Denver. 21 wrestlers from Grand Valley to Glenwood Springs are headed to state after qualifying last weekend at the 4A and 3A regional tournaments at Eagle Valley and Montrose respectively. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Craig–Tomorrow night in Craig, the Glenwood ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 10TH HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING/DIVING Thornton–Several members of the Glenwood Lady Demons Swim and Dive team will be competing today and tomorrow in the state 4A meet in Thornton. WRESTLING Gypsum–The Glenwood Demons are at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum competing in a regional tournament. Wrestlers from Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley are grappling ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 9TH DENVER (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and the Dallas Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the undermanned Denver Nuggets 105-95 on Wednesday night. Vince Carter added 17 points, and Shawn Marion and Rodrigue Beaubois added 13 points each for the Mavericks, who defeated Denver for the first time in five tries. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – ...