From the KMTS News Room:

    • News SMALL BIZ SATURDAY EVENT Glenwood Springs—If you don’t want to fight the huge, Black Friday crowds and battle for parking, you can start  your Christmas shopping tomorrow on “Small Business Saturday.”  The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and chambers of commerce across the country take part in it every year.  It was launched five years ago ...
    • News STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – More Colorado ski areas are opening for Thanksgiving weekend. Steamboat, Crested Butte and Beaver Creek opened today with fresh snow. Crested Butte offered free lift tickets while Beaver Creek is starting the season with a new express combination lift. Snowmass and Telluride both plan to open tomorrow. DENVER (AP) – Travelers ...
    • News DENVER (AP) – Individual insurance sign-ups under Colorado’s health care exchange are running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time. Connect For Health Colorado says more than 6,000 health and dental insurance plans were sold in the first full week of enrollment for 2015. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • CMC Grant Pays Forward Two Years’ Tuition For In-District Students Imagine a high school graduate handing his Colorado Mountain College tuition checks to a trustworthy source for safekeeping while he earns his associate degree at CMC. At graduation, that same tuition money is paid forward to a four-year college or university to help the student complete his bachelor’s degree. That’s essentially what a grant offered by ...
    • News ROAN PLATEAU SETTLEMENT DENVER (AP) – Federal and state officials say they have reached an agreement they believe will help protect the Roan Plateau while also encouraging natural gas development.   Officials said Friday the settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor recreation and energy development. The settlement agreement between conservation groups and oil and ...
    • News   Glenwood Springs—Opponents of the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project far outnumbered supporters during a public hearing Wednesday night at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.  About a third of the 100 people in attendance took the microphone took their allotted three minutes of floor time, (some took more) to criticize not only the project itself but ...
    • News UNDATED (AP) – Crews across the state are installing 80 new stand-alone “live view” cameras as part of a $1.1 million project to improve the Colorado Department of Transportation’s traveler communication network. The Denver Post reports the cameras will either add to or replace some of 422 cameras that are already in place along roadways ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets opened the season Wednesday night with an 89-79 win over Detroit, spoiling the debut of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Aaron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being ...
    • News DENVER (AP) – Two candidates for Colorado’s sixth congressional district are facing off in a historic Spanish-language debate. Organizers say today’s encounter between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff will be the first time two congressional candidates who are not of Hispanic descent have debated in Spanish. ...
    • RFSD Board of Education Swears in New School Board Members, Elects New Officers BASALT, Colo…Roaring Fork School District swore in its two new board members, Karl Hanlon and Mary Elizabeth Geiger, and elected new board officers Wednesday night at its regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting held at Basalt High School. Daniel Biggs, a three-year board member, is the new board president; Bob Johnson, a 10-year veteran of the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Second Half Comeback Shows Promise GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/30/11) – Halfway through a 34-21 loss to Battle Mountain that essentially eliminated Glenwood Springs from the 3A football playoffs, the future became now. Trailing 27-0 after two quarters, Travis Lundin replaced senior Jon Forristall at quarterback, giving the Demons an all-sophomore backfield, which also includes running backs Henry Hill and ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 29TH High School Soccer It’s homecoming week at Glenwood Springs High School. Tonight, the Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. Elsewhere on the soccer field…Roaring Fork travels to Basalt for a 4 o’clock game, Aspen and Coal Ridge kick off at 6 in Peach Valley and the Rifle Bears host the Grand Valley ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 28TH High School Softball Gypsum–Despite committing nine errors, the Rifle Lady Bears held off the Eagle Valley Lady Devils in a 9 to 8 win. MLB San Francisco, CA–The Colorado Rockies’ disappointing season comes to an end today in San Francisco. Last night, the Rockies didn’t put up much of a fight in a 7-nothing loss to ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, Mike Fontenot tripled in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, who also had an RBI, each added two hits for the Giants, who ended a four-game losing streak with their fifth consecutive home win. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Scare Wounded Bulldogs GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/23/11) – Having been shut out 89-0 in its last two games, for the young Glenwood Springs football team to hope for a victory over number-one ranked Palisade in its Western Slope League opener didn’t seem very realistic. Yet, despite three turnovers that led to first half Bulldog scores and a 28-6 ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 22ND High School Volleyball Tonight at 6:30, the Glenwood Lady Demons welcome Steamboat Springs to Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for an important league match. Coal Ridge visits Rifle and Aspen heads to Roaring Fork. Soccer Five games are on the schedule tonight including Palisade at Rifle, Coal Ridge at Grand Valley, Roaring Fork welcomes Hotchkiss, Basalt plays ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 21ST Rifle–Four golfers from Rifle High School will be heading to the state tournament next month thanks to solid performances on their home course in the 3A Regionals. Jacob Withee, Ty Caron, Danny Bartels and Triston Quigley all qualified and led Rifle to second place. Aspen took first place, Basalt ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 20TH High School Golf Golfers will enjoy a beautiful day on the course at Rifle Creek in day two of the 3A and 4A regional tournament. NFL Tim Tebow fans don’t need to get excited. His appearance as a wide receiver in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals was simply as an extra blocker or a decoy. ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 19TH DENVER (AP) – Pablo Sandoval homered twice in the fourth inning, part of a six-home run barrage that led the late-charging San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 12-5 Sunday for their eighth straight win. On its longest winning streak since April 2007, San Francisco closed within four games of Atlanta, the NL wild-card leader. Pitcher Matt Cain, Mike Fontenot, Brandon ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Emerge In Second-Half, Remain Unbeaten RIFLE (9/16/11) – Averaging nearly 400 yards rushing in their first two games, the Rifle Bears seemed to have lost their ground game in the first half of a scoreless tie with defending 2A champion Olathe. But Ryan Moeller and his running mates emerged from hibernation with a pair of sustained ...