From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/20/2010) HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL _______________________ COAL RIDGE SWEPT GRAND VALLEY IN THREE GAMES. THE RIFLE LADY BEARS WERE ALSO SWEPT BY ASPEN. SOCCER _______ GLENWOOD ENDED THE SEASON ON A WINNING NOTE, DEFEATING PALISADE 4 TO 2 AT STUBLER MEMORIAL FIELD. BASALT BLANKED COAL RIDGE 1 TO NOTHING. ASPEN EDGED CRMS 2 TO 1 AND GRAND VALLEY FELL TO HOTCHKISS 5 TO 3.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/19/2010) Softball ________ Both the Basalt Lady Longhorns and the Rifle Lady Bears are playing in the 3A state tournament this weekend at the Aurora Sports Complex. The 12th seeded Basalt Lady Longhorns take on 5 Platte Valley at 10am while at the same time the 16th seeded Rifle Lady Bears battle a top ranked Berthoud team. ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Win 5th Straight, 39-14 @ Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (10/15/10) — “If the right one don’t getcha, then the left one will,” Tennessee Ernie Ford sang in the mid-fifties song, “Sixteen Tons.” Steamboat Springs became the fourth straight Western Slope opponent to feel that one-two punch, better known as Luke Jacob and Drew Halsch, as the two seniors ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/15/2010) High School Volleyball ______________________ Glenwood lost a home match to Steamboat Springs, 3 games to 1. Coal Ridge beat Rifle 3 to 1. Soccer ______ Eagle Valley blanked Glenwood last night at Stubler 2 – zip. Coal Ridge dominated Grand Valley 6 to 1. Cross Country _____________ At the Rifle Invitational, it was a 1-2 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/13/2010) VOLLEYBALL THE ROARING FORK LADY RAMS SUFFERED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON…..A HARD-FOUGHT, FIVE-GAME MATCH TO THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS IN GYPSUM. THE LOSS DROPS ROARING FORK TO 14 AND 1. COAL RIDGE AND BASALT’S MATCH ALSO WENT THE FULL FIVE GAMES WITH THE LADY TITANS COMING OUT ON TOP ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/13/2010) VOLLEYBALL THE ROARING FORK LADY RAMS SUFFERED THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON…..A HARD-FOUGHT, FIVE-GAME MATCH TO THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS IN GYPSUM. THE LOSS DROPS ROARING FORK TO 14 AND 1. COAL RIDGE AND BASALT’S MATCH ALSO WENT THE FULL FIVE GAMES WITH THE LADY TITANS COMING OUT ON TOP ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Glenwood Shows Championship Form in 35-7 Win over Bulldogs GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10-8-10) — Formidable challenges remain ahead, but the 2010 Glenwood Springs football team is beginning to exhibit some of the characteristics of the ’08 state champions. The strongest case, demonstrated once again in the Demons’ 35-7 win over Moffat County Friday to run their league record to 3-0, is Glenwood’s continuing ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/08/2010) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TONIGHT…. THE GLENWOOD DEMONS HOST THE MOFFAT COUNTY BULLDOGS IN A KEY, WESTERN SLOPE GAME. KICK OFF FROM STUBLER MEMORIAL FIELD IS 7 O’CLOCK WITH PRE-GAME COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 6:45 RIGHT HERE ON KMTS. YOU CAN ALSO GET A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO OF THE GAME FROM BE ...