From the KMTS News Room:

    • News RIFLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S FORUM TONIGHT Rifle—Seven candidates are vying for five open seats on the Rifle City Council.  Tonight, citizens will have the chance to learn more about those running for office and where they stand on various issues.  The candidates are Theresa Hamilton, Dana Wood, Annick Pruett, Aaron Flesch, Brent Buss, Joe Elliot and ...
    • News WASHINGTON (AP) – The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. The inspector general's office said the investigation also will focus on the EPA's response to the Aug. 5 spill from the defunct ...
    • News ANIMAS RIVER SPILL DURANGO The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says significant progress is being made as water quality appears to be improving in a major Southwest river system that was contaminated by millions of gallons of toxic mine sludge. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday that the latest testing results show improvements ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS BIKE MYSTERY Glenwood Springs—If your bicycle was stolen recently, the Glenwood Springs police department may have it.  20 bikes have been left around town in the last month but according to the Glenwood Springs Police Department, no thefts have been reported. Police Chief Terry Wilson says the department is trying to return the bikes ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS –Officials with the White River National Forest trying to deal with overcrowding at Hanging Lake by enforcing regulations while ensuring visitors still have good time. Forest Service spokesman Bill Kight says 80,000 people have made the hike to the lake already this year, up from 50,000 for the same period in 2014. Efforts ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two people were injured when their car crashed into a cow on Highway 82 near the Catherine Store intersection. The Colorado State Patrol says the car hit the cow about half  hour before sunrise Tuesday. The cow was killed. Investigators say the 51-year-old driver from Basalt and a ...
    • Death Sentence Still on the Table for James Holmes CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes. Jurors said Monday that Holmes' lawyers haven't presented a strong enough case to ...
    • Shel Will “Pinch Hit” Final Summer of Music Concert Yesterday morning, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director Christina Brusig received a phone call concert promoters hate;  Their headliner for the final Summer of Music performance of the year can't make it.  Apparently the Groovetrotters' tour bus broke down in Wisconsin and they won't be able to perform tomorrow night. Fortunately, a local (sort of) solution ...
    • Red Canyon Fire (July 19, 2015 4:00 PM)  The Red Canyon Fire has been fully contained.  Mop up is expected to continue for the next several days, but for now, suppression of the area's only active wildfire seems well in hand. (July 18, 2015 7:00 AM) With cooler temperatures expected today, officials hope to build a fire line around ...
    • James Holmes: Guilty CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A jury has found Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of murder in the methodically planned attack that left 12 dead and dozens wounded. The verdict means the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student could get the death penalty for the 2012 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 7TH High School Football Rifle–The 10 and 0, Western Slope Champion Rifle Bears earned the 4th seed in the State 3A playoffs and will host the Roosevelt Roughriders this Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS. In the 2A bracket, the 12th seeded Aspen Skiers will take on the number ...
    • KMTS Football: Rifle Hosts Roosevelt in First Round Who says the BCS formula is confusing? The Colorado High School Activities Association's football wild card formula certainly gives the much-maligned college football system a run for cloudy clarity. Rifle finishes 10-0 by defeating wild-card contending and last season's 3A state runner-up Glenwood Springs, 32-27, and falls from third to fourth, winding up in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ENTERS PLAYOFFS, 10-0; DEMONS FINISH 5-5 RIFLE (11/4/11) — “First there was a game, then there was no contest, then there was…” to paraphrase an old Donovan song from the sixties. The Rifle Bears, on their way to the second undefeated regular season in school history, scored seventeen straight points to close the first half with a 26-7 lead, ...
    • Rifle Head Coach Damon Wells: Beating Glenwood is Always Important KMTS General Manager Gabe Chenoweth talks with Damon Wells about the importance of the Rifle-Glenwood game, even when a playoff berth is certain. Click here to listen to the interview.
    • Glenwood Springs Head Coach Rocky Whitworth's Strategy for Tonight's Game in Rifle Glenwood Springs Head Coach Rocky Whitworth talks with KMTS News/Sports Director Ron Milhorn about his strategy for upsetting Rifle tonight. Click here for the interview.
    • Avs Lose to Coyotes DENVER (AP) – Mike Smith stopped 39 shots and Radim Vrbata had two goals, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Taylor Pyatt and Lauri Korpikoski also scored to help the Coyotes win their third consecutive game. Ryan O'Reilly had the lone goal for the Avalanche, ...
    • Colorado Rapids Playoff Hopes Dashed by Sporting KC KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored in a cold, driving rainstorm Wednesday night, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 victory over the injury-depleted Colorado Rapids and sending them on to the Eastern Conference finals. Graham Zusi assisted on each of the goals for Sporting KC, which beat ...
    • Tulowitzki Wants One More Trophy DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki's shelves are becoming quite packed with postseason trophies. Only, not the one he covets most. The smooth-fielding Colorado Rockies shortstop won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for a second consecutive season this week. But what he craves above all else is a World Series crown, even more so after ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 2ND Major League Baseball Denver–For the second straight year, Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was awarded the Gold Glove for outstanding defense. Larry Walker and Todd Helton are the only other players in franchise history to win multiple Gold Gloves. College Basketball The Rams of Colorado State beat the Thunderwolves of Colorado State-Pueblo last last night ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 1ST ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Tim Tebow is still the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback, at least for another week. Broncos coach John Fox said he's sticking with his embattled young signal-caller following Denver's 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Fox made it clear, however, that Tebow needs to quickly improve as a pocket passer to remain the starter. BOULDER, Colo. ...