From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/05/2010) HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ________________ IT’S DAY TWO OF THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE EATON COUNTRY CLUB. THE ASPEN SKIERS ARE CURRENTLY FOURTH OVERALL IN THE TEAM STANDINGS. THE ‘RAM CLASSIC’ GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE PLAYED THIS FRIDAY AT RIVER VALLEY RANCH. ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Run Over Battle Mountain EDWARDS (10/1/10) — “Every game is a championship game,” Drew Halsch said after Glenwood Springs scored on five of its first six possessions in defeating Battle Mountain 35-21 Friday. The senior running back, who scored three of those touchdowns while piling up 161 yards in 21 carries, was repeating the team’s motto for ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (10/01/2010) SOFTBALL __________ RIFLE BEAT GRAND VALLEY 15 TO 13. BASALT EDGED DELTA 6 TO 5. SOCCER ________ GLENWOOD LOST TO BATTLE MOUNTAIN 1 TO NOTHING. RIFLE DEFEATED GRAND VALLEY 4 TO 1. COAL RIDGE BLANKED ASPEN 2 – ZIP. BASALT BEAT ROARING FORK 5 TO 1. VOLLEYBALL ____________ GLENWOOD FELL TO PALISASDE 3 GAMES TO 1. ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (09/30/2010) HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ____________________________ THE GLENWOOD LADY DEMONS HAVE A TOUGH HOME MATCH TONIGHT AGAINST THE PALISADE BULLDOGS AT 6:30. RIFLE WELCOMES ROARING FORK TO THE BEAR’S DEN TONIGHT AT 6. SOFTBALL __________ RIFLE PLAYS AT GRAND VALLEY AT 5 O’CLOCK. SOCCER ________ GLENWOOD TRAVELS TO EDWARDS FOR A CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN WITH BATTLE MOUNTAIN. THE GAME STARTS AT 6. ...
    • Glenwood Leaps Over Palisade in State Football Rankings PALISADE (9/23/10) — A pair of 50-yard runs by Glenwood quarterback Luke Jacob not only keyed the team’s 21-20 fourth-quarter comeback win at Palisade Friday, but also launched the Demons back into the top ten 3A state rankings. Since posting back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in 2007-2008, GSHS has lived in the state’s top ten, but a ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (09/29/2010) HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ______________________ GRAND VALLEY DEFEATED RIFLE 3 GAMES TO 1. COAL RIDGE GOT PAST THE STUBBORN LONGHORNS LAST NIGHT IN BASALT, 3 GAMES TO 2.
    • High School Sports Scores, Weekend Preview Glenwoods soccer team beat the Battle Mountain Huskies yesterday, the volleyball team also won, beating Steamboat Springs and probably around the same time, in the game you heard right here on KMTS, the Glenwood Demons beat the Palisade Bulldogs 21-20 at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. It was a great day for Basalt Sports yesterday too ...
    • GLENWOOD EDGES 2nd RANKED PALISADE, 21-20 GRAND JUNCTION (9/23/10) — A pair of 50-yard runs by Glenwood Springs quarterback Luke Jacob proved to be the difference in a stirring 21-20 fourth-quarter comeback win over the previously undefeated and second-ranked Palisade Bulldogs Thursday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. What is unusual about the plays by Jacob is the first one – on ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (09/22/2010) HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ____________________ THE RIFLE BEARS TOOK THIRD PLACE OVERALL AT THE 4A REGIONAL TOURNAMENT IN MONTROSE. THE BEARS’ DANNY BARTELS SHOT A 77 AND QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT ALONG WITH TRISTON QUIGLEY. OTHER STATE QUALIFIERS AT THE 3-A LEVEL INCLUDE, MADISON BAILEY AND MICAH ENOVITZ FROM ROARING FORK AS WELL ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Ayala’s Pick Clinches Homecoming Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/17/10) — The sagacity of playing 5A Fruita Monument for Glenwood’s football homecoming was questioned before, but not once the game began, and after the team and cheerleaders had sung the victory fight song, Chris Ayala — whose 88-yard interception return halted a Wildcat drive in the fourth quarter that would have tied ...