From the KMTS News Room:

    • News DENVER (AP) – Individual insurance sign-ups under Colorado’s health care exchange are running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time. Connect For Health Colorado says more than 6,000 health and dental insurance plans were sold in the first full week of enrollment for 2015. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • CMC Grant Pays Forward Two Years’ Tuition For In-District Students Imagine a high school graduate handing his Colorado Mountain College tuition checks to a trustworthy source for safekeeping while he earns his associate degree at CMC. At graduation, that same tuition money is paid forward to a four-year college or university to help the student complete his bachelor’s degree. That’s essentially what a grant offered by ...
    • News ROAN PLATEAU SETTLEMENT DENVER (AP) – Federal and state officials say they have reached an agreement they believe will help protect the Roan Plateau while also encouraging natural gas development.   Officials said Friday the settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor recreation and energy development. The settlement agreement between conservation groups and oil and ...
    • News   Glenwood Springs—Opponents of the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project far outnumbered supporters during a public hearing Wednesday night at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.  About a third of the 100 people in attendance took the microphone took their allotted three minutes of floor time, (some took more) to criticize not only the project itself but ...
    • News UNDATED (AP) – Crews across the state are installing 80 new stand-alone “live view” cameras as part of a $1.1 million project to improve the Colorado Department of Transportation’s traveler communication network. The Denver Post reports the cameras will either add to or replace some of 422 cameras that are already in place along roadways ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: Rifle Boys Overtaken by Cardinals; Girls Roll Cedaredge PARACHUTE (2/22/11) — Sometimes a great start means a fine finish, and sometimes it doesn’t. For the Rifle girls and boys basketball teams in the 3A Western Slope League district quarterfinals Tuesday, both started well, but only the girls kept their mojo going, pulverizing Cedaredge, 60-15, after shutting out the Bruins ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: GS Girls to Broomfield, Boys in Pueblo on Friday GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/20/11) — So how did winning the Western Slope League championship for the third straight season exactly help the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team? The Demons (18-5) received a number 20 seed, directly behind teams (17-Coronado, 13-10; 18-Greeley Central, 12-11; 19-Silver Creek, 13-10) that barely won more than half their games, AND ...
    • LADY BEARS FINISH REGULAR SEASON UNDEFEATED, HOST CEDAREDGE TUESDAY Whether the classification is 3A or 4A didn’t matter to the Rifle Lady Bears, who finished their second consecutive undefeated Western Slope League season with a 67-16 win over a Roaring Fork team without a senior on the roster. The young Lady Rams, who won just one of their 18 games this season, held ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Roaring Fork Goes Overtime Again to Earn Home Playoff Game CARBONDALE (2/19/11) — Facing the last basketball game on their home court, Roaring Fork’s two seniors were struggling: Jake Strack Loertscher was on the bench with foul trouble, and Dalton Handy, who scored 25 points, including the game-winner, in an overtime win at Coal Ridge the night before, had just two at halftime in a ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/18/2011) Wrestling Pepsi Center–20 wrestlers from the local area took to the mats during day one of the state high school tournament at the Pepsi Center…9 of them won and are moving on to the championship quarterfinals. The winners from Glenwood Springs were Miguel Vega and Chris Ayala. From Rifle, Larry Schmuesser and ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/17/2011) Wrestling Denver–One of the greatest amateur sports spectacles in the western region is under way today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. It’s the state high school wrestling tournament. Several local athletes are grappling for medals today through Saturday including wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley. Basketball The ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/16/2011) High School Basketball ____________________ The Glenwood Lady Demons dropped a 47-38 decision to the Moffat County Bulldogs last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium, creating three-way tie for first place in the western slope. The Lady Demons finish out the regular season Friday night at Eagle Valley High School. In the boy’s game, Glenwood clinched the league ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/15/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ The Glenwood Demons boy’s and girl’s teams can clinch the Western Slope Championship with victories over Moffat County. The action from Chavez-Spencer gymnasium begins at 6 O’clock with the girl’s contest. Catch both games live on KMTS. The Rifle Bears travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle Valley Devils while the Aspen Skiers host ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/14/2011) Wrestling ________ The western slope will be proudly represented at the state tournament this weekend. At the 4A level, three Glenwood Demons qualified for state at last weekend’s regionals at Mesa State; Chris Ayala, Michael Mills and Miguel Vega. At the 3A regionals at Salida High School, several 3A grapplers punched ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/11/2011) Swimming and Diving Half of the Glenwood Demons’ 12-member squad will compete at the state meet today and tomorrow at Mountain View High School in Loveland. This is the fourth straight year Senior Keevyn Scholl has qualified for state. Wrestling The Glenwood Demons are grappling at the 4A regional tournament today and tomorrow at Mesa State. At the ...