From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rifle Supports Glenwood Springs’ Battle Against Strip Mine
      Rifle—The city of Rifle has Glenwood’s back.  With a unanimous vote, the Rifle City Council passed a resolution to support Glenwood Springs in it’s fight to prevent an expansion of the limestone quarry.  Rifle City Attorney Jim Neu lives in Glenwood Springs and instead of composing a run-of-the-mill resolution, he put in some additional language ...
    • Online Participation Up & Running for Oil & Gas Rule-making
      Denver—If you have something to say about the new ruled being put together for Colorado’s oil and gas industry, you don’t have to travel across the state to be part of the conversation.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is encouraging citizens to get involved through an online portal. Simply go to the COGCC ...
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Votes to Open 7th Street
      Glenwood Springs—Restaurant row will be opened to traffic. After a lengthy discussion and debate and several citizens weighing in, the Glenwood Springs city council decided to open the new and aesthetically pleasing 7th Street.  The 4 to 3 council  vote went against the recommendation of city engineer Teri Partch to keep the street closed to ...
    • Rifle Election Ballots Trickling In
      Rifle—The city of Rifle has a big election coming up next Tuesday but you wouldn’t know it judging by the number of ballots that have been returned. City Clerk Kristy Christensen says her office sent out over 4,700 ballots but so far only 10 percent have been mailed back.  Christensen is concerned because people may ...
    • Judge Pleads Guilty to DWAI Charge
      GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – A Colorado state judge who was charged with driving under the influence could avoid jail time after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Mesa County District Judge Lance Timbreza pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving while ability impaired. A visiting judge, Jonathan Pototsky of Rifle who was appointed by the state Supreme ...
    • The 150th State Fair Ends with Record Attendance
      PUEBLO (AP) – Despite record high temperatures, attendance increased at the Colorado State Fair this year. Fair General Manager Scott Stoller says the fair held in Pueblo recorded 466,380 visitors, which is up by 21,904 people from a year ago. The 150th fair came to an end Monday when the thermometer hit a record 102 ...
    • Adams County Enacts Oil & Gas Rules
      DENVER (AP) – Adams County has enacted its own rules for oil and gas drilling, taking advantage of a new law that lets local governments impose tougher regulations than the state.   Adams County commissioners approved the rules Tuesday, including a requirement that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from homes. That’s double the state ...
    • One Democratic Senate Candidate Drops Out
      DENVER (AP) – A leading candidate in the crowded Colorado Senate Democratic primary is ending his campaign. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston becomes the first casualty of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s late entry into the race. Hickenlooper last month dropped his presidential bid and instead announced he wanted to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. ...
    • Middle Mamm Fire Growing, Public Meeting Planned
      RIFLE—The wildfire that’s been burning 10 miles south of Rifle for over a month continues to grow steadily.  On windy days, the smell of smoke can be strong coming from the Middle Mamm Fire and will often lead to a lot of calls from concerned citizens.  That’s one reason officials with the Upper Colorado River ...
    • Sunrise Court Fire Fully Contained
      Glenwood Springs—The Sunrise Court Fire south of Glenwood Springs is fully contained.  That official declaration was made at 7 o’clock this morning. The fire that broke out around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on the hillside near the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport burned almost 20 acres…19.7 to be exact.  Several residents in the area had to be ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS
      STATE 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKET FRI/7:00PM:  #1 Discovery Canyon (10-0) vs #16 Skyview (6-4) FRI/7:00PM:  #8 Conifer (9-1) vs #9 Fort Morgan (9-1) FRI/7:00PM:  #4 Lewis Palmer (9-1) vs #13 Longmont (6-4) SAT/11:00AM:  #5 Silver Creek (10-0) vs #12 Durango (7-3)   FRI/7:00PM:  #3 Palisade (9-1) vs #14 Evergreen (6-4) SAT/1:00PM:  #6 Palmer Ridge (8-2) vs #11 Mead (7-3) SAT/1:00PM:  #7 Holy Family ...
    • SPORTS
      STATE 3A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Denver Coliseum) The Class 3A State volleyball tournament bracket with three-time defending state champion Eaton earning the number one seed as expected.   POOL 1 #1 Eaton #8 Sterling #12 Coal Ridge POOL 2 #2 Valley #7 Middle Park #11 Platte Valley POOL 3 #3 Colorado Springs Christian #6 Resurrection Christian #10 Delta POOL 4 #4 University #5 Bayfield #9 Pagosa Springs   FRIDAY SCHEDULE (matches begin at 8:00am with ...
    • 2016 CHSAA 3A State Football Bracket
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    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Seniors Earn Third with Final Home Win, 33-6 over Eagle
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/4/16) – Long after eleven senior Glenwood Springs football players had knelt in front of the home stands, surrounded by teammates, coaches and cheerleaders and sung the school fight song for the last time along with classmates, friends, and family, Burley Quoetone, remained on one knee, head bowed, where the red, black, and ...
    • SPORTS
      2016 CHSAA State Football Playoffs – CHSAA 2A Football Playoffs Nov 3 – 5Round 1 G1 1La Junta 16University G211/5 @ 1p 8Basalt 9D’Evelyn G311/5 @ 1p 4Sterling 13Manitou Springs G4 5Bayfield 12Florence G5 3The Classical Academy 14Alamosa G611/5 @ 2p 6Kent Denver 11Weld Central @ Kent Denver Show Details G7 7Faith Christian 10Delta G811/4 @ 7p 2Resurrection Christian 15Platte Valley @ Fossil Ridge High School Nov 10 – 12Quarterfinals G9 Winner G1 Winner G2 G10 Winner G3 Winner G4 G11 Winner G5 Winner G6 G12 Winner G7 Winner G8 Nov 17 – 19Semifinals G13 Winner G9 Winner G10 G14 Winner G11 Winner ...
    • SPORTS SCORES
      AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: — INTERLEAGUE Final Chi Cubs 3 Cleveland 2 — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final L.A. Clippers 88 Utah 75 Final San Antonio 106 Miami 99 Final Golden State 106 Phoenix 100 Final Detroit 98 Milwaukee 83 Final Oklahoma City 113 L.A. Lakers 96 Final OT Memphis 112 Washington 103 Final Houston 93 Dallas 92 — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Buffalo 3 Winnipeg ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Goal-line Stand Holds off Demons, 27-21
      RIFLE (10/28/16) – The script was advancing perfectly for Glenwood to upset Rifle’s Western Slope League championship hopes – until the Bears stopped Easton Gaddis at the one yard line with 17 seconds to hold on to a 27-21 see-saw victory one week before their showdown at Palisade. Maybe the Bears were looking ahead to that ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GADDIS’ BIG PLAYS SHOCK SUMMIT IN CLOSING MINUTES
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/21/16) – “I saw the high snap, the ball in the air, timed it right and just took off,” Glenwood’s Easton Gaddis said of his 97-yard fumble recovery touchdown run that drained the drama out of what had been a close contest and led to a 39-15 Demon victory over Summit. The Tigers (2-6, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Balanced Attack Leads Glenwood over Huskies, 38-20
      EDWARDS(10/14/16) – With a triple-threat ground game and Jake Townsley passing for nearly two hundred yards, the Glenwood Demons evened their league record at 1-1, easily defeating Battle Mountain, 38-20. Sophomore Luke Gair emerged as more than just the receiving and kick return threat he had been through the first six games of the season, dashing ...
    • SPORTS
      BRONCOS LOSE SECOND STRAIGHT SAN DIEGO (AP) – Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego’s career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the Denver Broncos 21-13 on Thursday night. The victory may have saved embattled coach Mike McCoy’s job. ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS… CLEVELAND (AP) – ...