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, May 1st
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons lost to Battle Mountain last night 3 to 1.  Glenwood will play for third place in the Western Slope tomorrow night at 5 at CMC’s Spring Valley campus. Battle Mountain earned an automatic birth into the 4A playoffs.  In 3A soccer, the Coal Ridge Lady Titans beat Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, April 30th
      BASEBALL Edwards—The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies yesterday in Edwards.  The Demons took the first game 11 to 4 and dropped the second contest 5 to 2.  SOCCER Edwards—The Glenwood Lady Demons need to beat Battle Mountain tonight on the turf in Edwards to earn a league-title showdown with the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Rifle Pitching Improves Playoff Prospects @ Eagle Valley
      GYPSUM (4/27/13) — Rifle baseball coach Troy Phillips couldn’t remember when his team completed a doubleheader in under three hours, but that’s what the Bears did as they swept Eagle Valley behind a pair of complete games by pitchers Danny Bartels and Teig Hauer, 3-1 and 4-1.   Timely hitting and solid defense also played a ...
    • Sports, April 26th
        HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons earned their first Western Slope League victories yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Summit Tigers, 3 to 2 and 18 to 3.  Chase Nieslanik went the distance on the mound in game one while Willie Salcido pitched all 7 innings in the nightcap. The Basalt Longhorns defeated the ...
    • Sports, April 25th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Lilly McSwain scored half of the goals in Glenwood’s 8 to nothing win over the visiting Eagle Valley Devils last night at Stubler Memorial Field.  The Lady Demons host Rifle tonight at 6 in the league finale. Coal Ridge improved to 8 and 0 in league play with yesterday’s 5-nothing shutout of Basalt.  The ...
    • Sports, April 24th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons suffered an embarrassing, lopsided loss yesterday to the first place Palisade Bulldogs.  The 35 to nothing score was the worst defeat in the history of the Glenwood baseball program.  Tomorrow, the Demons will fight to get back in the win column as the Summit Tigers come to West Glenwood ...
    • Sports, April 23rd
      HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—Three wild pitches and a bases-loaded triple propelled the Rifle Bears to an 11-1 win last night over the Glenwood Demons in 5 innings.  After a shaky start to the game, Bears’ ace Danny Bartels found his control and fastball to shut down the helpless Demon batters.  Bartels struck out a season high ...
    • Sports, April 22nd
      HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood Demons are hoping to finally meet the Rifle Bears on the baseball field for the first time this season.  The Demons and Bears are set to play at 6:30 tonight at Deerfield Park.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS radio at 96.7 and 99.1.   MLB/ROCKIES The Colorado Rockies’ 8 game winning ...
    • Sports, April 18th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood / Rifle baseball game scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled once again to next Monday, the 22nd at 6:30 at Deerfield Park.  BRONCO ARRESTED NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) – Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter has a new court date on felony charges that could get him years in prison for allegedly ...
    • Sports, April 17th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Last night’s game between Glenwood and Rifle at Deerfield Park was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.  The game is scheduled to be played tomorrow night at 6:30.   SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons took over first place in the Western Slope 4A Conference with last night’s 3 to 1 home victory over Palisade. In other soccer ...