From the KMTS News Room:

    • News NEW REPORT SHOWS DRILLING INCREASES WASTEWATER CONTAMINATION CROSSROADS, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. oil and gas production boom of the past decade has an unwanted side effect: Millions of gallons of briny wastewater have spilled onto land and flowed into waterways, often doing severe damage. An Associated Press analysis of state and federal record finds some ...
    • News GW COUNCIL MAY BAN SMOKING DOWNTOWN Glenwood Springs—Smoking in Glenwood Springs’ downtown commercial core may be banned soon. Last night the city council appeared to be reluctantly leaning in that direction.  The issue was brought before the council in response to a flood of complaints from citizens and business owners concerned about second hand smoke and ...
    • News THOMPSON DIVIDE PROTEST Glenwood Springs—Plans to do exploratory drilling in a popular recreation area near the Thompson Divide drew several protestors yesterday.  About 40 concerned citizens staged a peaceful demonstration with signs showing solidarity for preserving the divide and protecting it’s natural resources.  Houston-based SG Interests owns valid leases to drill in the meadow that people ...
    • News LLAMAS KILLED BY MOUNTAIN LIONS IN WESTERN COLORADO Grand Junction—Young, hungry mountain lions are on the prowl in Western Colorado and residents are being warned by wildlife officials to be cautious.  Three llamas were attacked by what is said to be a rare pack of juvenile mountain lions on the western slope.  Joe Lewandowski with Colorado ...
    • News IRONBRIDGE LAWSUIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS— Homeowners at Ironbridge are waiting to see if a judge will uphold $14 million in awards related to defects in the construction of homes on sinking soils. Recently a jury awarded close $7 million to 20 homeowners at the subdivision, determining that the developer, a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, was responsible for damage. ...
    • News SILT MAN INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER Glenwood Springs— Despite five months of intense mental health treatment, the Silt man accused of killing his father last December after a night of drinking and fighting is not competent to stand trial.  That’s the ruling from Garfield County District Judge James Boyd who based his decision on ...
    • News SMOKE AND HAZE TO LINGER IN COLORADO Undated—We may not see Colorado’s clear, blue skies until October according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.  Smoke from the horrific wildfires in the the northwest that has created a persistent gray haze from Grand Junction to Fort Collins is expected to hang around until the ...
    • News SMOKE FROM NW FIRES SPREADS, PROMPTS FRONT RANGE HEALTH WARNINGS Glenwood Springs—A health advisory has been expanded to the front range due to the smoke from the wildfires in the northwest.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says people with respiratory problems or a heart condition to remain indoors if the smoke gets heavy.  ...
    • News . GREATER SAGE GROUSE GRANT AWARDED TO NEVADA Reno, Nevada—A 2 million dollar grant to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the endangered or threatened species list has been awarded to Nevada by the Pentagon.  The money will help pay for habitat restoration under thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace.  Nevada Governor ...
    • News RIFLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S FORUM TONIGHT Rifle—Seven candidates are vying for five open seats on the Rifle City Council.  Tonight, citizens will have the chance to learn more about those running for office and where they stand on various issues.  The candidates are Theresa Hamilton, Dana Wood, Annick Pruett, Aaron Flesch, Brent Buss, Joe Elliot and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/09/2011) High School Basketball Peach Valley–The Coal Ridge Titans split a pair of games with their valley rival last night. The Rifle Lady Bears beat Coal Ridge 60 to 34 to improve to 16 and 0 on the season. In the boy’s game, Coal Ridge came out on top, 72-55.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/08/2011) High School Basketball The Coal Ridge Titans host the Rifle Bears tonight. The girls tip off at 5:30 with the boy’s game following at 7 O’clock. Prior to the games, a spaghetti dinner will be served with all the funds going to help out the family of Austin Booth, the Rifle High School ...
    • 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 ...