From the KMTS News Room:

    • News GUNNISON SAGE GROUSE DECISION BEING CHALLENGED IN COURT Gunnison—The Colorado county that shares the name of the wild bird that has ruffled so many feathers recently is suing the federal government to keep it from being listed as a threatened species. Today officials in Gunnison County filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish ...
    • News RAFTA RIDERS NEED PARKING Glenwood Springs—With record numbers of people using public transit in the Roaring Fork Valley, RAFTA needs more places for people to park.  4.1 million…that’s how many riders have boarded RAFTA buses through October.  The 20 percent increase in ridership has led to a parking shortage for park and ride users.  RAFTA expects ...
    • News EAGLE (AP) – An Eagle County man who shot and killed an alleged masked intruder last week is behind bars after later allegedly pointing a rifle at detectives driving up to his home. Douglas Behrends says he shot 32-year-old Brooks Hampton Friday night after Hampton kicked open the door of his house in Burns and ...
    • News CARBONDALE MAN NOT FIT FOR CRIMINAL TRIAL Carbondale—The elderly man accused of crashing into and killing a motorcyclist last summer on Highway 82 has been deemed mentally incompetent.  Deputy District Attorney Andrea Bryan says prosecutors need to figure out where to go from here given the Colorado Mental Health Institute’s evaluation of 89 year old ...
    • News RIFLE (AP) – Members of the governor’s drilling task have wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle. Oil and gas workers and elected officials from several counties told the panel that local governments are doing a good job of regulating the industry. Others say more rules are needed to protect drinking ...
    • Oil and Gas Meeting Today in Rifle Local control, mineral rights, public health risks.  Those are a few of the issues that will be discussed in Rifle today and tomorrow by the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force. Governor Hickenlooper’s nineteen member task force is charged with addressing local land use issues and the role of state government in high production areas like Garfield County. Garfield ...
    • News DENVER (AP) – Organizers of an annual holiday-season charity drive are hoping to set a record Tuesday. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper challenged Coloradans to set a new record for generosity on Colorado Gives Day. That’s a 24-hour fundraiser benefitting 1,600 Colorado nonprofits. It started at midnight and runs all day today. DENVER (AP) – Denver Mayor ...
    • Sunlight Mountain Resort Does Snow Dance! Sunlight Mountain Resort is looking to the snow gods for some precipitation for the 2014-15 ski season. Sunlight will not be in operation December 8 – December 11, 2014 but will re-open for the season December 12 at 9am. With warm temperatures and low precipitation, Sunlight will need to stop lifts for a limited time! ...
    • News GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – After working though a buyout issue, Jim McElwain is leaving Colorado State to become Florida’s next head coach. The Gators announced the hiring today at the same time McElwain started a team meeting with players and assistants. DENVER (AP) – A Denver police officer hit and dragged by a car as he ...
    • News NEW CASTLE MAN DIES IN AIR FORCE JET CRASH Undated—A 2003 Rifle High School graduate who went on to an outstanding career as a United States Air Force fighter jet pilot was killed when his plane crashed late Sunday night in the Middle East. According to reports from the Pentagon and the Defense Department, 30 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Lundin Leads Glenwood Over Steamboat, 43-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/14/11) — The Travis Lundin era continued with Glenwood’s 43-0 win over once-mighty Steamboat Springs, as the sophomore quarterback threw two more touchdown passes, giving him seven in eight quarters of play since he took the reins in the second half of the Battle Mountain game. Steamboat, which lost to Valor Christian in ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 13TH High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum to take on Eagle Valley tonight. The Coal Ridge Titans host the Grand Valley Cardinals tonight as well. Volleyball Glenwood makes the trip north to Steamboat Springs for a 6:30 league match eith the Sailors. Rifle plays at Coal Ridge at 6. Cross Country Coal Ridge and ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 11TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox said Tuesday that the Denver Broncos will start Tim Tebow against the Miami Dolphins when they return from their bye week. Tebow supplants Kyle Orton, who has struggled ever since winning the job with a spectacular training camp. Replacing Orton at halftime Sunday, Tebow nearly led the Broncos back from a late ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 10TH DENVER (AP) – Philip Rivers overcame an interception and a fourth-quarter fumble to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 29-24 win over Denver despite Tim Tebow’s (TEE’-boh’s) best efforts to rally the Broncos from a 16-point deficit. Tebow threw for one touchdown and ran for another after replacing Kyle Orton to start the third quarter, and had one final shot ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SPOILS MOFFAT COUNTY HOMECOMING, 34-14 CRAIG (10/7/11) – “I love running the ball,” Glenwood sophomore quarterback Travis Lundin said after his three touchdown passes helped dampen Moffat County\’s Homecoming, 34-14, Friday in Craig. Lundin did run for 71 yards and a touchdown, but it was his 249 yards and 13 of 15 completions through the air that really ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 7TH High School Volleyball Roaring Fork swept Coal Ridge in three games while Glenwood got past Fruita-Monument three games to two. Soccer Glenwood blanked Roaring Fork 4-zip. Rifle beat CRMS 3 to 1. Football The Glenwood Demons hope to get their first Western Slope league win tonight in Craig. The Demons take on the Moffat ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 6TH INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Peyton Manning says he still holds out hope that he will be back on the field for the Colts this season. The four-time league MVP has not played a down since having neck surgery in May. He had a second operation on the neck last month, and so far, he says, things have gone well. Manning says ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 5TH High School Golf At the State 3A high school golf tournament in Gunnison, several local golfers performed well. Jesse Beetham of the Aspen Skiers was the top competitor from the local area with a 5th place finish. Dylan Rakowski from Basalt finished in a tie for 10th place and Tristan Quigley of ...
    • Minor League Team Could Move to Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The city of Grand Junction says it is in talks with Monfort Investment Group about a minor league baseball franchise. The investment group is led by Colorado Rockies general partners Dick and Charlie Monfort. City Manager Laurie Kadrich confirmed the discussions in an announcement Monday. But city officials said no details would ...
    • Coach Fox: It’s Not Tebow Time ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Despite Denver’s stumbling start, Kyle Orton remains entrenched as the Broncos’ starting quarterback even as Tim Tebow fans clamor for him to get more playing time. Coach John Fox reiterated Monday that a change at quarterback isn’t the cure-all with the Broncos coming off a disheartening performance at Green Bay. Orton’s teammates are ...