From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS RF WATERSHED BOLSTERED BY ADDITIONAL SNOW Glenwood Springs—Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is now a robust 114 percent of normal.  According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent increased over the last week across the valley by two full inches. The increase was twice that amount at Schofield Pass.  ...
    • NEWS RIFLE CITY COUNCIL SENDS HUBBARD MESA LETTER TO BLM Rifle—The Rifle City Council unanimously approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding plans for Hubbard Mesa.  The mesa, popular with locals and visitors alike for target practice, running, cycling and hiking may have some restrictions imposed under the BLM’s overall management plan for the ...
    • NEWS STATE SNOWPACK HEALTHY GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado’s snowpack has jumped to more than 100 percent above average which means runoff to reservoirs in the spring should be plentiful.With snowpack 117 percent above average as of Tuesday, runoff should be strong if the state sees even average snowfall for the rest of winter. Meteorologist Cory Gates ...
    • NEWS SECOND STRAIGHT SNOW DAY FOR AREA SCHOOLS Glenwood Springs—For the second consecutive day, school has been canceled in the region due to bad weather.  Back to back snow days are extremely rare but officials in the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts made the decision Monday night as snow and high winds relentlessly hammered ...
    • NEWS STORM FORCES SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO Glenwood Springs—Classes were canceled today for students from kindergarten to college age across most of Western Colorado.  Snow, high winds, icy roads and low visibility from this latest blast of winter led to the closure of campuses from Grand Junction to Aspen.  In fact, most of the state ...
    • NEWS SEARCH FOR NEW RE-2 SUP. DOWN TO THREE Rifle—Three finalists are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Garfield Re-2 School District.  Two are from Colorado and the third is from Oklahoma.  Stacy Houser currently wears two hats in the small town of Aguilar between Trinidad and Walsenberg.  Houser is the Superintendent of ...
    • NEWS BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S. Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SUED BY FISH HABITAT DURANGO. (AP) – A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off. Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat says contaminated runoff from nearby well pads seeped into ponds and killed the rainbow trout.  SG Interests is one of ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – The shooting at a Planned Parenthood and a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs could fuel more fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights in the socially liberal swing state this year. A U.S. Senate seat and control of the U.S. House delegation is on the line in ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD PEDOPHILE PLEADS GUILTY IN FED COURT Glenwood Springs—One of the most disturbing cases of pedophilia in Garfield County history has come to a close with a Glenwood Springs man headed to prison for a long time.  29 year old Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos pled guilty earlier this month in U.S. District Court to production and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • High School Football: Demons Get Untracked, Race Past Basalt, 33-7 BASALT (9/2/11) – Down 7-0 and facing 2nd-and-19 at their own eight-yard line, after the first of ten penalties, Glenwood Springs coach Rocky Whitworth called for a screen pass to receiver-turned-running back, Henry Hill, and the fleet sophomore eluded and outran the entire Basalt defense for a 92-yard touchdown reception from Jon Forristall. Wiehan Pretorius tied ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 2ND High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons knocked off the 5A Grand Junction Central Warriors last night at Stubler Memorial Field, 3 to 1. Mike McGraw had the hat trick for Glenwood. Aspen shutout Grand Valley 8 to nothing while Coal Ridge beat Eagle Valley 7 to 2. Volleyball Roaring Fork got past ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 1ST High School Soccer Five games are on the schedule today including Basalt at Roaring Fork and Aspen at Grand Valley at 4 o’clock. Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central at 5:30 while Eagle Valley comes to Coal Ridge for a 6 o’clock game. Softball Rifle travels to Cedaredge for a doubleheader against the Bruins today at 3 ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 31ST PHOENIX (AP) – Miguel Montero and Justin Upton each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 Tuesday night to tie a team record with their 11th home win in a row. The National League West-leading Diamondbacks have won eight consecutive overall, their longest streak since 2008, and the home streak matches the mark ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 30TH High School Softball Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears will host Delta this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Cooper Field. Grand Valley welcomes the Grand Junction Central JV squad for a game. High School Football Glenwood Springs–The new rankings from the Denver Post are out and in 3A, the Glenwood Demons are ranked second behind Vista Ridge. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 29TH High School Football Aspen–The Aspen Skiers defeated the visiting Delta Panthers in a zero week match up of 2A and 3A schools 35 to 12. Freshman sensation quarterback Tucker Bierne threw for four touchdown passes in his varsity debut. Elsewhere in high school football… The defending 2A state champion Olathe Pirates pounded the Steamboat ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 26TH High School Football Aspen–The 2011 season kicks off tonight in Aspen as the Skiers host the Delta Panthers in a match up of 2A and 3A Western Slope programs. You can catch the game live on KMTS. Kick off is set for 7 O’clock. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 25TH High School Golf Gypsum–The Eagle Valley Invitational is being played today in Gypsum. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament will tee off this Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The foursome scramble is fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Glenwood Springs–The 3rd annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and the ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 24TH CYC–USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE GUNNISON, Colo. – The second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take the field 130.2 miles Wednesday (Aug. 24) from Gunnison to Vail, Colo. The stage includes the ascents of Cottonwood Pass and Monitor Pass, both situated at more than 12,000 feet. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with an estimated finish ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 23RD Rifle–Clayton Crawford of the Aspen Skiers shot a four under par 68 to win the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek yesterday. Crawford led the Skiers to the team title. Rifle’s Danny Bartels and Ty Caron both tied for second with a score of 77. The Bears came in second ...