From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/01/2011) High School Playoff Basketball The Rifle Lady Bears will take on Basalt in the first game of the regional tournament this Friday night at 5. The game at the Bear’s Den will be broadcast live on KMTS. On the boy’s side, the Roaring Fork Rams battle Bennett High School in Carbondale, Friday night at 7.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/28/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ The Rifle Lady Bears captured the district championship over the weekend and will host a four-team regional this Friday and Saturday. Rifle is the number two seed in the state and will take on 31st seed Basalt Friday night at 5. Manitou Springs and Denver Science and Tech will play at 7. ...
    • LADY BEARS HOST REGIONAL, MEET FAMILIAR FOE IN 1st ROUND The Rifle Lady Bears (22-0) are seeded second only to three-time defending state champion Holy Family (21-1) in the 32-team 3A state basketball tournament, and their first round game will be against a team they’ve already beaten twice this season by a combined score of 132-48. The Basalt Lady Longhorns (8-13) earned the ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: RIFLE-ROARING FORK BLUE & GOLD REIGN AT 3A DISTRICTS PALISADE (2/26/11) The red and black three-year reign came to an end as blue and gold Roaring Fork fans celebrated their team’s 60-55 3A Western Slope District championship over Aspen, on the Palisade High School court where not long before, the Rifle Lady Bears displayed the same colors as they completed their undefeated march to ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: ASPEN BOYS, OLATHE GIRLS REACH FINALS; COAL RIDGE TEAMS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PALISADE (2/25/11) — Aspen survived a turnover-plagued contest with Coal Ridge, 54-35, that had Titan coach Paul Harvey lamenting second-half miscues, which helped a two-point halftime lead disintegrate into a 20-3 Skier third quarter. All is not lost for the Coal Ridge boys, or their Lady Titan counterparts who were overwhelmed by an 18-6 start by ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Injuries Prominent in 3A District Tourney; Demons Out in 4A PALISADE (2/25/11) — For the winners, there were injury concerns, even as much-anticipated rematches awaited Saturday’s championship games. The Rifle girls improved their undefeated record to 21-0, advancing to the 3A Western Slope District championship at 4 p.m. at Palisade High School, but Cortney Cordova’s right (shooting hand) wrist injury in ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/25/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ In the consolation semifinals last night, the Rifle Bears boy’s team lost to Olathe, 61-51. On the girl’s side, Basalt beat Cedaredge and Grand Valley knocked off Roaring Fork. The 3A district tournament continues today, tonight and tomorrow at Palisade High School. KMTS will be on ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/24/2011) High School Playoff Basketball ____________________________ Peach Valley–The Coal Ridge Lady Titans advanced to the district semifinals by beating Grand Valley last night 55-46. In other girl’s quarterfinal action, Gunnison got past Basalt 44-34 and Olathe knocked off Roaring Fork 56-32. Tonight at the Bear’s Den, the Rifle Bears boy’s team will battle ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Coal Ridge Comeback Lands Titans in District Semifinals PEACH VALLEY (2/23/11) — The last time Coal Ridge and Grand Valley met in girls basketball, the score was tied at 21 going into the final quarter. In Wednesday’s 3A district quarterfinal game, the Titans scored 21 in the last quarter to secure a 55-46 victory that insures a state playoff spot and ...