From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Judicial performance evaluations available in the “Blue Book” mailed to every Colorado registered voter household Evaluations of 146 judges standing for retention in the 2014 general election are included in the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet, published by the Legislative Council and commonly referred to as the “Blue Book,” which began arriving at Colorado households recently. The Blue Book is an informational booklet that includes the evaluations of the judges standing ...
    • News DENVER (AP) – Gay marriage is now officially legal in Colorado. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said today that all of the state’s 64 counties must issue the licenses to couples now that the Colorado Supreme Court has lifted previous orders barring that. Those orders were the final obstacles to gay marriage becoming law in ...
    • Colorado Mountain College moves toward carbon neutrality Electric vehicle charging stations installed at six locations What’s the quickest route to a carbon-neutral future? That’s the question driving Colorado Mountain College’s employees and sustainability students, who are seeking ways to reduce the college’s energy footprint now and into the years to come. One answer: by way of the electric vehicle charging stations installed recently at five of the college’s campuses and its ...
    • EV Rally of the Rockies Shows off Electric Car Muscle Eight electric vehicles will take a fall colors road rally on Friday, Oct. 3, leaving from Aspen, Vail, Grand Junction and Snowmass Village, traveling through communities equipped with vehicle charging stations, and ending with a party in Carbondale. “The EV Rally of the Rockies will show that electric car travel and tourism is now possible in ...
    • News, September 23rd GRAND JUNCTION(AP) – Mesa County authorities say a foster mother told them she lost control when she shook a baby to death because the child would not stop crying. Court documents say 20-year-old Sydney Danielle White told police she did not know how long shook the 11-month-old girl. A judge held White in jail ...
    • Mount Evans Highway Closing for Season Next Week Road Closed Earlier than Normal for Construction CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing the remaining 10 mile segment of the Mount Evans Highway – State Highway 5 – for the season to most vehicular traffic on Monday, September 22 for construction. CDOT needs to build a retaining wall along the edge of the highway to improve its ...
    • Todo Mundo Returns To Rifle to Play Historic Ute Theater Todo Mundo, the band that mad a big impression at this year’s Carbondale Mountain Fair, and Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series, returns to Colorado this Friday night at The Ute Theater in Rifle at 7:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm.  It is an all ages show, but beer and wine will be available for purchase. Todo Mundo ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS PASS BY DEMONS IN BATTLE FOR FIRST PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/24/14)– Because the Rifle Bears averaged nearly 300 yards per game in earning a share of the top spot in the Western Slope League with Glenwood Springs and Palisade, the Demon defenders were understandably focused on stopping the run in their showdown at Stubler Memorial Friday night. But it was a pair ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Prosence Runs Through Summit for 4 TDs in Glenwood Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/17/14) – In his senior year, Luke Prosence exchanged the rugby scrum for the Glenwood Springs football huddle. But the straight-ahead running style that resulted in four touchdowns and 244 yards in a 29-7 short-handed victory over Summit “comes from rugby,” Prosence said. Without two of his regular backfield mates on offense, Prosence carried the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Delta Blasts Demons in Final Quarter, 39-10 GS@Delta FB 10-10-14 DELTA – A first-half duel between two of the Western Slope League’s up-and-coming stars, was upstaged by a 93-yard kick return to start the second half by Delta, then turned into a fourth-quarter rout when the Panthers scored three times for a 39-10 victory. Delta (5-2, 3-1 WSL), which eliminated Glenwood 13-9 in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SHUTS DOWN EAGLE VALLEY, 42-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/3/14) – With the Devils knocking on the Demons’ Homecoming door, the Glenwood defense dug in for a four-down stop inside the ten yard line, and though the stand came just a few minutes into the second quarter, it proved critical in what turned out to be a 42-0 victory waltz. Before the goal-line ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS DOWN DOGS TO GO 2-0 IN LEAGUE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/26/14) – “I can’t remember ever beating Palisade,” senior Evrett Marr said after Glenwood’s 17-10 win over 3A’s number 10-ranked team. The defensive struggle, won in the trenches by the home team, was the school’s first-ever victory over a Joe Ramunno-coached team and “after getting bullied and beat up by the Bulldogs,” in Marr’s ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Use Inside-Outside Power to Dominate Central GRAND JUNCTION(9/19/14) — At the end of World War II, in college football, the Army football team went undefeated for three seasons and their two running backs, known as “Mr. Inside” (“Doc” Blanchard) and “Mr. Outside” (Glenn Davis) won the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back years. Glenwood Springs (2-2) greeted 3A Western Slope League newcomer, Central ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Hangs on to Topple Conifer, 17-16 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/5/14) – “There is no more room for gray hairs on my head,” Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth said after his team won its first game of the 2014 season, 17-16, over 11th-ranked perennial playoff power Conifer. There were a couple other noteable firsts, besides the Demons knotting their record at 1-1, in the home opener ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Mistakes Doom Demons in Dante’s Debut ERIE (8/29/14) — A shanked punt here, a bad snap there… add an untimely penalty and an “inadvertent” whistle, and the Glenwood Demons went down to a 23-10 defeat at Erie in sophomore Dante Sparaco’s initial game as starting quarterback. The Tigers’ junior quarterback Chantz Schenbeck deserves much of the credit for the victory in ...
    • Broncos Owner Stepping Down from Daily Operations DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer’s disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team’s daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the Broncos’ chief executive officer. The Broncos ...
    • RIFLE ALUMNI ‘PUT PADS ON’ ONE MORE TIME RIFLE (7/16/14) – Every senior high school athlete has heard “the speech.” Before the final game of the season, the coach will say something like, “This is the last time you’ll get to wear the uniform… You’ll never be with these guys again…” For several Rifle grads, preparing to play in the Alumni Football Game against ...