From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hickenlooper Pleads For “CHIP” Denver—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is asking the state legislature to apply a nearly 10 million dollar band-aid to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The governor is calling on the state budget committee for the emergency funding because Congress hasn’t figured out how to keep the “CHIP” program going.  The federal funding ran out October ...
    • 11 Governers Try to Save DACA Program Columbus, Ohio—While DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program remains up in the air, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ohio Governor John Kasich say dozens of young people are losing protective status every day in their states. Hickenlooper, Kasich and nine other governors from both parties are urging Congress to save the imperiled ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners Approve Red Barn Guest Ranch Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a land use change permit for the Red Barn Guest Ranch.  The 2 to 1 vote, with Commission Chairman John Martin in the minority, allows the owners of the historic barn and ranch to open it up to community uses such as weddings, receptions, parties and other ...
    • Western Slope Coal Lease Expansions Approved Grand Junction—Western Colorado’s struggling coal industry just received a vote of support from the federal government. The U.S. Forest Service approved expansions of two coal leases that would allow a mine to access land beneath the Sunset Roadless Area. The final decision on modifying the leases now lies with the Bureau of Land Management. If ...
    • Hickenlooper Leads “CHIP” Campaign Columbus, Ohio—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is at the forefront of a multi-state, bipartisan effort to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich co-wrote a letter urging Congress to reauthorize funding for CHIP as soon as possible.  Many states have been using unspent funds since the 14 billion dollar program ...
    • Colorado Fire Deployed to Southern California Lakewood—Weary firefighters in Southern California are getting some help from Colorado.  Yesterday 17 fire engines were sent to CalFire’s staging area in Chino along with several firefighters to battle the numerous, blazes that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to flee neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.  The Colorado fire ...
    • SkiCo Employees Waiting to Work, Still Being Fed Aspen—There’s not enough snow but there’s plenty of food for resort workers in Aspen.  The Aspen Skiing Company is once again serving dinner to seasonal employees who are waiting anxiously for the snow to fall and the season to begin.  SkiCo spokesman Jeff Hanle says three nights a week, dinner is served to about 150 ...
    • Man Who Caused Fire Near Keystone Paying the Price Keystone—The Denver man who accidentally sparked a wildfire over a year ago at the Summit County Shooting Range is paying a hefty fine to the forest service, but it could’ve been much worse.  The Summit County Court ordered Bryson Jones to pay almost 53 thousand dollars for causing the blaze on October 8th of last ...
    • Colorado Oil and Gas Explosions Denver—The gas line explosion that killed two men in Firestone eight months ago wasn’t the only one to occur in Colorado this year.  According to state records, two other people have died in oil and gas explosions since the deadly blast in April.  In fact the record shows about a dozen industry explosions have been ...
    • Opening Day at Sunlight Postponed Glenwood Springs—Skiers and snowboarders hoping to carve some turns at Sunlight Mountain Resort will have to wait a while.  Officials decided to postpone opening day due to an unusually warm November that melted the two feet of natural snow that fell in October.  The good news is, December has begun with temperatures cold enough to ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 3rd HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES SOFTBALL Basalt travels to Rifle for a 4 o’clock game. SOCCER At 4 o’clock this afternoon, Glenwood plays at Palisade while Rifle welcomes Coal Ridge. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley and Coal Ridge plays at Basalt at 6.  At 6:30, Delta and Grand Valley square off in Parachute. ELSEWHERE IN COLORADO SPORTS…   DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov was sharp ...
    • KMTS Football: Glenwood Defense Keys Homecoming Win over Delta GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9-27-13) — An extended halftime is not unexpected in a homecoming game, and lightning added another 30 minute delay, but neither rain nor a vaunted Delta passing game could keep Glenwood from its second straight league win, 15-7, over the ninth-ranked Panthers. After the weather dampened the homecoming festivities during intermission, the Panthers threatened ...
    • Sports, September 27th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Glenwood—–3     Steamboat Springs—-0   Coal Ridge—3 Moffat County—0   SOCCER Coal Ridge—2 Aspen—-0   Grand Valley—–1 Moffat County—–1 SOFTBALL Basalt——19 Grand Valley—-0 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood welcomes 9th ranked Delta tonight for homecoming at Stubler Memorial Field.  Game time is set for 7 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Rifle tackles Battle Mountain in Edwards tonight at 7.  Roaring Fork hosts Paonia, ...
    • Sports, September 25th SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—–3            Rifle——-1 CRMS——–4            Moffat Co.—-1   SOFTBALL Rifle——-19        Eagle Valley——3   VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork —3       Moffat Co.—-1 Grand Valley——3     Rifle——0 MANNING AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is only getting better with age. Those surgical scars on his neck are starting to fade like all those fears that he might never be the same quarterback – or even play ...
    • Sports, September 24th HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS ON TAP TONIGHT SOFTBALL Rifle hosts Eagle Valley at 4 o’clock. SOCCER Glenwood welcomes Rifle to Stubler Memorial Field for a 4 o’clock game while in Carbondale, CRMS takes on Moffat County. VOLLEYBALL Rifle travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 6:30.   Roaring Fork heads north to Craig to battle the Moffat County Bulldogs. BRONCOS SHINE ON ...
    • Sports, September 23rd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES 3A GLENWOOD—37     STEAMBOAT—10 RIFLE—-55      MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ—0 2A OLATHE—–43       COAL RIDGE—-0 GUNNISON—-27    GRAND VALLEY—25 PAGOSA SPRINGS—6    BASALT—-2 ASPEN—-24              BAYFIELD—–6 1A RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY—-28     ROARING FORK—–6   BRONCOS LB MILLER IN MORE HOT WATER NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the case says Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller was caught trying to manipulate the NFL’s drug-testing system. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Sack Sailors for First League Win, 37-10 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(9/20/13) – Facing what appeared to be another offensive juggernaut a week after holding third-ranked Rifle 45 points under its two-game scoring average, the Glenwood Springs defense was up to the task in a 37-10 win at Steamboat Springs. The Sailors (2-2, 1-2 Western Slope League) had piled up 94 points in back-to-back wins, but ...
    • Sports, September 20th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORE   SOCCER Glenwood was shutout by the Steamboat Springs Sailors 2 to nothing.  Rifle was blanked by Palisade 4-zip and Coal Ridge beat Basalt 1-nil. VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge swept Aspen in 3 games.  Glenwood fell to Battle Mountain in Edwards in 3 games while Grand Valley needed 4 games to get past Basalt.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The ...
    • Sports, September 19th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ON TAP SOFTBALL Aspen plays at Grand Valley at 4:30 SOCCER Glenwood travels north to Steamboat Springs for a game with the Sailors at 6. At 4 o’clock, Rifle plays at Palisade and Coal Ridge welcomes Roaring Fork. VOLLEYBALL Three matches are scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight; Glenwood at Battle Mountain, Coal Ridge at Aspen and Grand ...
    • Sports, September 18th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES   SOCCER Glenwood—-4  Palisade—–3 Roaring Fork—-4  Vail Mtn.—3  OT   SOFTBALL Delta—–3     Rifle—–2   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—–3  Palisade—–1 Coal Ridge—-3  Rifle—–0 Roaring Fork—-3   Aspen—-0   BAD NEWS PEYTON MANNING’S BLINDSIDE PROTECTOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve after the Pro Bowl left tackle hurt his left foot last weekend.Clady will soon undergo surgery to fix his foot.   To fill Clady’s ...