From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 5TH Glenwood Springs–Once again, there’s a statewide shortage of men and women willing to wear the pinstripes. If you’d like to referee football games this fall on the Western Slope, the Three Rivers High School Football Association will train you. Call Dan Chicoine a call at 948-3258 for ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 3RD DENVER (AP) – Kyle Kendrick tossed eight sparkling innings, Ryan Howard homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Tuesday night. Hunter Pence doubled twice and Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each singled and scored a run for the Phillies, who have won five straight. Kendrick (6-5) yielded four hits, struck out a career-high seven and walked two ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Shane Victorino homered to lead off the 10th as the Philadelphia Phillies overtook the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth win in a row. Down to their last out and trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Phillies rallied against Rockies ...
    • Jimenez Trade Final CLEVELAND (AP) – Ubaldo Jimenez has passed his physical, completing a trade that sends him from the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians. The surprising Indians announced during Sunday’s game against Kansas City that the deal was done. They hope Jimenez will anchor their rotation as they try to overtake first-place Detroit in the American League ...
    • Broncos Welcome New Running Backs DENVER (AP) – Veteran running back Willis McGahee has signed with the Denver Broncos. The 29-year-old McGahee figures to complement incumbent starter Knowshon Moreno with his powerful style. New coach John Fox wants to lean heavily on the running game after the Broncos were pass-heavy in 2010 under Josh McDaniels. The 6-foot, 235-pound McGahee spent four seasons ...
    • Padres Beat Rockies 8-3 SAN DIEGO (AP) – Jesus Guzman drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, as the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Guzman’s single off Matt Belisle came on a day when San Diego dealt with the distraction of two ...
    • Avalanche Draft Picks DENVER (AP) – First-round picks Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens have signed three-year deals with the Colorado Avalanche. Landeskog was the second overall selection in the June draft, while Siemens was taken at No. 11. They are both scheduled to participate in the Avalanche’s training camp this fall. The 18-year-old Landeskog played last season for the Kitchener ...
    • Broncos Agree to Terms With Draft Pick Miller ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with linebacker VonMiller, the second overall selection in the NFL draft. Miller’s agent and the Broncos put the finishing touches on a four-year deal worth about $21 million in between workouts Thursday. Football chief John Elway tweeted, “We have agreed to terms with our 1st round ...
    • Rockies 3, Dodgers 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Aaron Cook outpitched Hiroki Kuroda with seven scoreless innings, Troy Tulowitzki had a pair of RBI singles among his three hits, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Cook (2-5) scattered six hits, struck out two and walked two in his ...
    • Orton is a Bronco for now ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Kyle Orton’s still a member of the Denver Broncos. For how long is anybody’s guess. The Broncos are shopping around to see if they can find a trade partner, and the Miami Dolphins might prove the best fit. Orton is due $8.29 million this season and doesn’t want to be a backup in ...