From the KMTS News Room:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—13 Roaring Fork——-1 SATURDAY GAMES Summit at Rifle 11 and 1 o’clock Coal Ridge at Grand Valley 11 and 1 TRACK AND FIELD Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons and Rifle Bears will compete in tomorrow’s annual Mickey Dunn Invitational meet at Stocker Stadium. Meanwhile the Cedaredge Invitational will host 3A team from around the region including Coal ...
    • NEWS ID THEFT ON THE UPSWING DURING TAX SEASON IN COLORADO Denver—Colorado and other states are in a continuing battle to protect taxpayer’s identity during tax season. Officials with the state revenue department are looking for ways to prevent identity thieves from filing false tax returns. Taxpayers are being told their refunds may take a ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BUDGET TALKS BEGIN Denver—Colorado taxpayers can forget getting a refund next year under the new budget being proposed. The good news is, there won’t be any huge cuts to education. House lawmakers are debating Colorado’s 27 billion dollar budget that actually includes a slight per-pupil increase for K-12 schools. A few months ago, ...
    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) – A 78-year-old man accused of causing a crash that killed an off-duty Ouray police officer has been cited for careless driving. The man has been issued a summons stemming from the March 14 crash that killed Officer Scott Mills. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the findings of an investigation will be ...
    • NEWS GYPSUM DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THIRD DISTRICT SEAT Gypsum—Veterinarian Steve Sheldon has announced his plans to run for congress. The owner of the Gypsum Animal Hospital is looking to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District. In order to get on the ballot, Sheldon will need to win the nomination ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS AT 27TH AND GRAND? Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council is considering closing the left turn lanes at 27th and Grand Avenue to relieve some of the morning traffic congestion.  The problems at the increasingly busy intersection were heightened this past Wednesday morning during what police called a “perfect storm” of factors including ...
    • Local Fire Chief Appointed to State Position Colorado River Fire Rescue Chief Mike Morgan is moving up in the world of firefighting.  The former Rifle Fire Chief and longtime Garfield County resident has been selected as the next Director of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.  Morgan, who began his firefighting career in 1986, will be replacing current DFPC Director ...
    • NEWS DOLORES, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a large fish kill at McPhee Reservoir near Dolores. Fishermen discovered hundreds of dead trout, kokanee salmon and carp on Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife fish biologist Jim White says there can be natural fish kills in shallow bodies of water because of ...
    • NEWS THE HEAT WILL BE ON ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTIERS Undated—A DUI will cost you a lot of green this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  Nearly 90 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be out looking for drunk or stoned drivers.  The annual St. Patty’s Day “Heat is On” DUI enforcement campaign begins tonight at 6 and continues ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON PROGRESS Glenwood Springs—Work crews have made sufficient enough progress repairing rock fall damage on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon that one lane is now open in each direction.  C-DOT officials say there may be instances where they have to return to the head-to-head configuration with a pace car but the goal is to keep both ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS SUFFER SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT GRAND JUNCTION (9/15/11) — After reaching the 3A championship game last season, the Glenwood Springs Demons entered this season ranked as high as second in some state polls, but after suffering their second straight shutout, 47-0 to a 4A Fruita team that was previously winless, the Demons appear to be in a rebuilding ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH High School Football Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons finished the non-league portion of the the 2011 season with a crushing 47-0 defeat at the hands of the bigger, faster and stronger Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Stocker Stadium. Glenwood now prepares for next week’s league opener at home against the top ranked Palisade Bulldogs. Tonight, the ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 15TH High School Football Grand Junction–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons take on another 4A foe as they battle the Fruita-Monument Wildcats. Kick off from Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction is set for 7 o’clock. Catch all the action live on KMTS. Rifle–Tomorrow night in Rifle, the 2 and o Bears welcome the defending 2A State ...