From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado State Patrol Rolls Out New Recruitment Campaign The Colorado State Patrol is proud to announce the release of a 15 second version of our I Am A Trooper video in Colorado movie theaters. This ad will run for one week, starting today and ending next Thursday. Viewers will see the 15 second video in 39 theaters across the state. The Colorado State Patrol ...
    • News ASPEN- Two elk that fell through the ice of a pond near Aspen have been rescued but a third didn’t survive. A homeowner discovered the elk in the pond Monday morning. Firefighters worked with Colorado wildlife officers to cut a channel in the ice leading the shore and pull them out. Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office ...
    • News DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s top law enforcement official says manufacturing high-potency marijuana oil is not legal under the state’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana law. The state Attorney General wrote in a court brief that the law prohibits the dangerous production of hash oil. Some prosecutors have been charging individual hash-oil creators with felonies, while others have ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Games of the Week: Narrow Wins Move Glenwood Teams Closer to Titles GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/5/11) — For the boys, it was an escape; for the girls, payback — but both Glenwood basketball teams earned hard-fought, down-to-the-wire wins this weekend that moved each a step closer to clinching their respective 4A Western Slope League championships. GS GIRLS 59, DELTA 56 “Our intensity was up,” Glenwood senior Kenzie Kuhn said of ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/04/2011) High School Basketball ______________________ The Glenwood Demons are back in action tonight taking on the Bulldogs at Palisade High School. The girls tip off at 6 while the boys play at 7:30. Catch both games on KMTS. The Demons host the Delta Panthers tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 and 2. Other ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/03/2011) High School Football…. Yesterday was another overhyped, ESPN circus known as NLIT day or national letter of intent day. Some local student/athletes who are going on to play college football include Blaze Barham from the Glenwood Demons. Blaze signed with Black Hills State College in South Dakota. Demons’ all-state linebacker ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/28/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THE RIFLE BEARS HOST THE CEDAREDGE BRUINS TONIGHT AT 6 AND 7:30. YOU CAN CATCH BOTH GAMES LIVE ON KMTS. COAL RIDGE TRAVELS TO OLATHE WHILE GRAND VALLEY COMES TO CARBONDALE FOR TWO WITH THE ROARING FORK RAMS. TOMORROW AFTERNOON, THE GLENWOOD DEMONS ARE BACK IN ACTION TAKING ON THE SAILORS IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/25/2011) High School Basketball ______________________ The Coal Ridge Titans host the Cedaredge Bruins tonight at 5:30 and 7. The Grand Valley Cardinals take on the Palisade Bulldogs in non-league tilt tonight in Parachute.
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Rifle Edges Olathe Twice; Heartache Remains OLATHE (1/22/11) – “Whether we win or lose doesn’t take away the heartache,” Rifle boys basketball coach Chris Lowther said after his team had just won its second straight one-point victory, resuming league play after the tragic death of junior Austin Booth due to a sudden attack of influenza. “Were still hurting,” Lowther ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/21/2011) THE RIFLE BEARS WILL HOST THE ROARING FORK RAMS AT 6 AND 7:30. IT’S THE FIRST GAME FOR RIFLE SINCE THE DEATH OF THEIR TEAMMATE, AUSTIN BOOTH. THE BOYS TIP OFF AT 6 WHILE THE GIRLS PLAY AT 7:30. A SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD PRIOR TO THE FIRST GAME ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/19/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL….. THE GLENWOOD DEMONS WERE SWEPT BY THE 5-A FRUITA-MONUMENT WILDCATS LAST NIGHT IN FRUITA. THE LADY DEMONS LOST 62-53 WHILE THE GLENWOOD BOYS WERE BEATEN BY 18 POINTS. GLENWOOD WILL HOST THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS TOMORROW NIGHT. IN PARACHUTE, THE GRAND VALLEY LADY CARDINALS GOT ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/18/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL _______________________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS TRAVEL TO FRUITA FOR A NON-LEAGUE SHOWDOWN WITH THE WILDCATS. THE LADY DEMONS TIP OFF AT 5:30 FOLLOWED BY THE BOYS AT 7 O’CLOCK. BOTH GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON KMTS. THE GRAND VALLEY CARDINALS WILL WELCOME THE ASPEN SKIERS TO PARACHUTE TONIGHT AT 5:30 AND ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/17/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THE GLENWOOD DEMONS BOY’S TEAM WENT 2 AND 0 OVER THE WEEEKEND BY BEATING DELTA AND PALISADE. THE LADY DEMONS LOST TO DELTA FRIDAY NIGHT AND BOUNCED BACK AGAINST PALISADE ON SATURDAY. TOMORROW NIGHT, THE DEMONS TRAVEL TO FRUITA-MONUMENT FOR A NON-NEAGUE SHOWDOWN WITH THE 5-A WILDCATS AT 5-30 AND 7. ...