From the KMTS News Room:

    • C-DOT Looks for Grants to Help with Highway 13 Improvements State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker can be treacherous any time of year. The Colorado Department of Transportation is anxious to make a number improvements to the busy highway to make it safer. Dewayne Sabbadel is a grant writer with C-DOT and says it’s high on the priority list. Sabbadel says last fall, C-DOT applied ...
    • Man Missing After Jumping Into Grand Junction Canal GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a man who jumped into a canal while fleeing state troopers in western Colorado might have drowned. The man, whose name has not been released, was pulled over at the Palisade exit off Interstate 70 on Tuesday evening and ran away down a small embankment while troopers searched his ...
    • Expanded Bus Service and WE-cycle Updates Aim to Reduce Traffic Aspen, CO – Commuters and residents are encouraged to evaluate public transit options alternatives during the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project. A central option for commuter traffic and cross-town access is the bus system. The City of Aspen approved two additional buses between the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Rubey Park to ...
    • Nashville notes Kelsea Ballerini will play the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards May 22 in Los Angeles. Legendary TV producer Norman Lear will also give actress Rita Morena the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony at the Four Season Beverly Wilshire
    • For the First Time: Kenny Chesney lands two songs in the top ten Eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney has a achieved a new milestone this week. It’s the first time he’s ever had two songs in the top ten simultaneously, thanks to “Get Along” and his duet with David Lee Murphy, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
    • Brett Young, LOCASH and more accept Craig Campbell’s Cornhole Challenge during CMA Fest Who is country music’s best cornhole competitor? We’ll find out June 5, as Brett Young, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, newcomer Tegan Marie and others show up to toss a few bean bags for Craig Campbell‘s 6th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge
    • “I want you to be fearless dream warriors”: Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles delivers the commencement address at her alma mater, Agnes Scott College This summer, Jennifer Nettles will be spending her weekends performing with bandmate Kristian Bush on Sugarland‘s Still the Same reunion tour
    • Kane Brown’s “Heaven” is a Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville Kane Brown enjoys the second number one hit of his career this week, as “Heaven” ascends to the top of the country chart. It’s a song that was inspired by Kane missing his fiancée, Katelyn Jae, while he was on tour
    • Bear Suspected in Attack has been Euthanized GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Wildlife officers have killed a bear suspected of attacking a 5-year-old Colorado girl outside her home Sunday. Mike Porras, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said Monday that officers killed a bear seen overnight walking up to a home about a half-mile away from where the girl was attacked. Wildlife ...
    • Teachers back in School PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Students in Pueblo are back in school after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept a new contract. The teachers’ union says its members voted 495-62 for the deal Sunday, ending a strike that shut down most schools in the southern Colorado city last week. It includes a 2 percent cost-of-living increase retroactive ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, March 13th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood @ Delta—6pm Coal Ridge @ Moffat County—4pm TENNIS Glenwood @ Aspen—4pm Vail Mtn. @ Roaring Fork—4pm DECKER A JET NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, considered by many the top free agent at his position. Decker spent all day yesterday at the Jets’ ...
    • Sports, March 6th WOMEN’S PAC 12 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEATTLE (AP) – Brittany Wilson scored 17 points but a steal at the final minute may have blunted a last rally by UCLA as ninth-seeded Colorado defeated the eighth-seeded Bruins 76-65 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. In a game of streaks, UCLA (13-18) had scored six ...
    • Sports, March 5th POST SEASON HONORS FOR LOCAL PREP BASKETBALL PLAYERS Undated—Rifle High School senior players Trenton Brown and Tanner Quick were named co-players of the year in Western Slope League. Brown and Quick were joined on the all-league first team by fellow Bear Wyatt Robinson.  Rifle seniors Tanner Rust and Clinton Farr were named to the honorable mention ...
    • Sports, March 3rd 3A STATE BASKETBALL BRACKETS GIRLS HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL FRI/4:30PM:  #1 Holy Family vs #32 Estes Park FRI/3:00PM:  #16 Centauri vs #17 Cedaredge Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL FRI/7:00PM:  #8 Bennett vs #25 La Junta FRI/5:00PM:  #9 Eaton vs #24 Faith Christian Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm PEAK TO PEAK HIGH SCHOOL FRI/7:00PM:  #5 Peak to ...
    • LADY DEMONS UPENDED IN REGIONAL FINAL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/1/14) — The stellar season of the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons came to an end in the 4A state playoff regional finals with a 50-32 loss to Palmer Ridge, Saturday morning at home. The Lady Bears (22-3), runner-ups to Sand Creek in the Pikes Peak League and seeded third in the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls Edge Golden, Play Palmer Ridge for Sweet 16 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/28/14) — “Don’t shoot it… Don’t shoot it…. Great shot!” Not your typical mother-daughter conversation, but one every coach has experienced. With Glenwood Springs holding a one-point lead in the fourth-quarter of their 48-44 second round state playoff win with Golden, Delaney Gaddis knew Mom, Lady Demon coach Jacky Gaddis, wanted ...
    • Sports, February 28th 4A STATE BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS GIRLS Glenwood Springs—The 22 and 1 and 2nd seed Glenwood Lady Demons host the Lady Demons of Golden High School tonight at 7 in the round of 32.  Golden is the 7th seed and advanced by beating Kennedy Tuesday night 52-39.  If Glenwood wins, they’ll face the winner of the Palmer Ridge / ...
    • Glenwood Boys Shot Out of State Tourney by Green Mountain LAKEWOOD (2/27/14) — The “Redemption Tour” closed on the road as the Glenwood Springs boys, given a second chance through an at-large bid to the 4A state tournament, ran into a sizzling Green Mountain team and lost 80-54. After losing two straight and failing to secure one of the six spots from the Western ...
    • Sports, February 26th GIRLS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES Rifle beat Sierra 47-38 to advance to the round of 32.   The Lady Bears will take on the top-seeded Eagles of Broomfield this Friday night.   Elsewhere in 4A girl’s action, Palisade beat Niwot 63-36 and will take on Pueblo West Friday night.   The second-seeded Glenwood Lady Demons will play the Lady ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Craig Denney Presents District Championship to Lady Demons GRAND JUNCTION (2/22/14) — As if winning a district championship wasn’t enough for the Glenwood Lady Demons, their courageous and much-loved athletic director, Craig Denney, was on hand to present the trophy after a hard-fought 41-37 win over Montrose at Colorado Mesa University Saturday. The Rifle boys came up short in their bid for the ...