From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Game of the Week: Glenwood Survives Bear Attack with Last-second Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/5/10) — In the last second of the last league game for thirteen Glenwood senior football players, the Demons trailed Rifle by five points. As the clock turned to zero, Luke Jacob faked right, went left, and “The hole opened up for me,” he said afterwards. The Glenwood quarterback ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (11/05/2010) STATE 3A SOCCER __________________ THE COAL RIDGE TITANS LOST TO THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY LAST NIGHT IN COLORADO SPRINGS 4 TO NOTHING. THE TITANS FINISHED THEIR BEST YEAR EVER AT 16 AND 2. VOLLEYBALL _____________ THE STATE’S THIRD SEEDED ROARING FORK RAMS HOST THE REGION C TOURNAMENT TOMORROW MORNING IN CARBONDALE. THE RAMS WELCOME SAINT MARY’S, JEFFERSON ACADEMY AND ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (11/01/2010) SOCCER ________ THE COAL RIDGE TITANS BEAT WELD CENTRAL 2 TO NOTHING TO ADVANCE TO THE QUARTERFINALS. THEY’LL TAKE ON THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY THIS THURSDAY. VOLLEYBALL _____________ THE DISTRICT CHAMPION ROARING FORK LADY RAMS WILL HOST THE REGIONALS THIS WEEKEND. FOOTBALL __________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS DEFEATED DELTA 24 TO 7 AND CLAIMED THE WESTERN SLOPE CROWN THANKS TO PALISADE’S ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: GLENWOOD WRAPS UP LEAGUE TITLE AT DELTA, 24-7 DELTA (10/29/10) — The Rifle-Glenwood rivalry doesn’t mean what it once did — not due to the Bears moving down to class 3A with Coal Ridge High School in most sports, but because next week’s anticipated showdown will no longer determine this season’s Western Slope League championship. The Demons (8-1, 6-0) clinched ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/29/2010) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL _________________________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS TRAVEL TO DELTA TO TAKE ON THE PANTHERS. THE DEMONS COULD CLINCH THE LEAGUE TITLE TONIGHT WITH A WIN AND A RIFLE LOSS TO PALISADE AT BEAR’S STADIUM. CATCH ALL THE ACTION TONIGHT FROM DELTA ON KMTS WITH ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/28/2010) IN THE STATE 3-A HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS…. THE COAL RIDGE TITANS SHUTOUT TELLURIDE YESTERDAY IN PEACH VALLEY, 3 -ZIP. THE TITANS WILL TRAVEL TO PLAY WELD CENTRAL SATURDAY IN A SWEET 16 GAME. BASALT BLANKED SALIDA 5-NOTHING AT HOME AND WILL HIT THE ROAD TO PLAY SAINT MARY’S ON SATURDAY. THE ROARING FORK RAMS DEFEATED ...
    • State Soccer Playoffs: Coal Ridge Advances to Sweet 16 PEACH VALLEY – Coal Ridge soccer coach Brian Blair normally doesnt get too excited on the sidelines, but frequent first-half scoring opportunities that failed to add to a 1-0 lead had the coach known as “B” frustrated. “Doesnt anyone in white (the home team Titans) want to get to the ball?” ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/26/2010) SOCCER ______ THE BRACKETS HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT. FOUR LOCAL TEAMS ARE PLAYING TOMORROW IN THE 3A TOURNAMENT INCLUDING ROARING FORK, ASPEN, BASALT AND COAL RIDGE. THE 12TH SEEDED TITANS HOST TELLURIDE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 3:30. NUMBER 11 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/25/2010) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL _________________________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS BEAT THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS FRIDAY NIGHT 33 TO 6. GLENWOOD NOW SITS ALONE ATOP THE WESTERN SLOPE CONFERENCE WITH A 5 AND O LEAGUE RECORD THANKS TO MOFFAT COUNTY’S 21-18 OVERTIME WIN OVER RIFLE. THE DEMONS TRAVEL TO DELTA ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Glenwood Runs to WSL Mountain Top GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10-22-10) — A steady downpour that drowned Glenwood’s passing game mattered little as the Demons ran all over Eagle Valley, 33-6, outrushing the Devils, 253 yards to 99, and essentially settling the outcome by the second play of the second quarter. That was a 41-yard touchdown run by quarterback Luke Jacob after a magical fake ...