From the KMTS News Room:

    • News           BLM PLANS PRESCRIBED BURN ON BASALT MOUNTAIN Basalt—Over a thousand acres of land on Basalt Mountain is set to be burned as part of a hazardous fuels reduction project and the Bureau of Land Management wants some public feedback. The prescribed burn will take place along the base of Basalt Mountain north of El Jebel ...
    • News GUNNISON SAGE GROUSE DECISION BEING CHALLENGED IN COURT Gunnison—The Colorado county that shares the name of the wild bird that has ruffled so many feathers recently is suing the federal government to keep it from being listed as a threatened species. Today officials in Gunnison County filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish ...
    • News RAFTA RIDERS NEED PARKING Glenwood Springs—With record numbers of people using public transit in the Roaring Fork Valley, RAFTA needs more places for people to park.  4.1 million…that’s how many riders have boarded RAFTA buses through October.  The 20 percent increase in ridership has led to a parking shortage for park and ride users.  RAFTA expects ...
    • News EAGLE (AP) – An Eagle County man who shot and killed an alleged masked intruder last week is behind bars after later allegedly pointing a rifle at detectives driving up to his home. Douglas Behrends says he shot 32-year-old Brooks Hampton Friday night after Hampton kicked open the door of his house in Burns and ...
    • News CARBONDALE MAN NOT FIT FOR CRIMINAL TRIAL Carbondale—The elderly man accused of crashing into and killing a motorcyclist last summer on Highway 82 has been deemed mentally incompetent.  Deputy District Attorney Andrea Bryan says prosecutors need to figure out where to go from here given the Colorado Mental Health Institute’s evaluation of 89 year old ...
    • News RIFLE (AP) – Members of the governor’s drilling task have wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle. Oil and gas workers and elected officials from several counties told the panel that local governments are doing a good job of regulating the industry. Others say more rules are needed to protect drinking ...
    • Oil and Gas Meeting Today in Rifle Local control, mineral rights, public health risks.  Those are a few of the issues that will be discussed in Rifle today and tomorrow by the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force. Governor Hickenlooper’s nineteen member task force is charged with addressing local land use issues and the role of state government in high production areas like Garfield County. Garfield ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS State B-ball: One-point Heartbreak Ends Rifle Season; Rams Also Fall in Consolation Round FORT COLLINS (3/11/11) – Lose by one or by twenty, there are no “good” losses, as the Roaring Fork boys and Rifle girls reaffirmed Friday in different fashion at the 3A state basketball tournament at CSU. Both teams experienced the heartbreak of having a seemingly safe lead fade away and also the frustration of not being ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/09/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ Tomorrow, the regional 3-A champion Rifle Lady Bears and Roaring Fork Rams boy’s will continue their quest for a state title at CSU in Fort Collins. The Great 8 action tips off Thursday morning at 8:45 as the Rams take on the Jaguars of Jefferson Academy. The Rifle Lady Bears tip off against Eaton ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/07/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ Two regional champions from the valley are headed to the “Great 8” at CSU in Fort Collins this week; the Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Rams boys. The Rams will play Jefferson Academy Thursday morning at 8:45 and the Lady Bears take on Eaton at 8:30 pm. KMTS will ...
    • Great 8 Game Times Announced The number 7 seeded Roaring Fork Rams (17-7) play number 15 Jefferson Academy at Moby Gym on the Campus of Colorado State University 8:45am Thursday. The undefeated Rifle Lady Bears (24-0) play Seventh Seeded Eaton Reds (21-3) at 8:45pm. KMTS will bring you complete coverage of the Rams and Bears tesms from Fort Collins.
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: Lady Bears, Rams Into Great 8 at CSU RIFLE (3/5/11) — “It feels amazing!” Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald said after a two-year trek, first through the 4A ranks, then the 3A Western Slope League, culminated in a 42-24 Sweet 16 win over Manitou Springs and vaulted her team into the 3A Great 8 state tournament at CSU. Those sentiments were echoed by ...
    • Rifle Lady Bears Over Basalt, 68-22 Rifle 68, Basalt 22
    • THREE WESTERN SLOPE GIRLS TEAMS INTO SWEET 16 In Sweet 16 action Saturday at 1 p.m., the second-seeded Rifle Lady Bears (23-0) will meet 15th-seed Manitou Springs (17-6, and 4th place in the Tri-Peaks League), which edged Denver Science Tech (no. 18, 17-6) on Friday, 51-44. The winner will advance to the Great 8, Thursday, March 10, at CSU against the ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Rifle Girls, Roaring Fork & Aspen Boys Advance to Sweet 16 CARBONDALE (3/4/11) — Overtime paid off again for the Roaring Fork boys basketball team, as they advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the 3A state tournament, edging Bennett, 65-61 in their first-round sub-regional Friday. Coming down the stretch in the Western Slope League, the Rams, who have now won seven straight, including the ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/04/2011) High School Playoff Basketball ____________________________ Tonight at 5, the 22 and O and second seeded Rifle Lady Bears take on the Basalt Lady Longhorns at the Bear’s den in the opening game of the regional playoffs. KMTS will be on hand for all the action. After that game, the Roaring Fork Rams boys will battle the Bennett Tigers at ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/02/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ KMTS sports will broadcast two games this Friday night. First up, the Rifle Lady Bears take on the Basalt Lady Longhorns in Rifle at 5 O’clock. At 7, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Bennett Tigers in Carbondale.