From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A state Senate committee has passed a bill to modernize Colorado’s Open Records Act – but left intact a provision that could prove troublesome for the legislation. The Appropriations Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to refer the bill to the Senate floor for debate. But it kept an amendment subjecting the state judiciary ...
    • NEWS HEALTHY LOCAL SNOWPACK Glenwood Springs—Spring runoff should be abundant in Colorado.  Locally, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 151 percent of normal.  A year ago, it was a paltry 87 percent.  According to this week’s measurements from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent (SWE) at Schofield Pass is a robust 46 percent ...
    • This Weekend We Make the Change from MST to MDT This Weekend We Make the Change from MST to MDT
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Candidate Forum Ward 5 Ward 5 Candidates Opening Statements   Ward 5 Candidates describe their ideas for Affordable Housing.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the parking issues facing Glenwood citizens.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the Confluence.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the possibility of a bridge in South Glenwood.   Ward 5 Candidates debate what to do with the old Library building.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the Airport.   Ward ...
    • NEWS PYRAMID PEAK HIKER STILL MISSING Aspen—Battling frigid temperatures and brutal wind gusts nearing 100 miles per hour atop Pyramid Peak, members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were forced to suspend their search for an overdue hiker last night.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year old California native Ryan Montoya was reported missing ...
    • NEWS GW CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE DROPS OUT Glenwood Springs—There’s one less candidate running for the Glenwood Springs City Council.  Sarah Gordon, an occupational health and safety consultant decided to pull out of the race, leaving three candidates vying for the Ward 5 seat.  Gordon cited family commitments as the primary reason for stepping aside.  She has a ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS HEALTH RISK STUDY Denver—For the most part, people have nothing to worry about when it comes to health issues related to oil and gas drilling.  That’s the gist of a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which recently completed several studies at drilling sites on the Western Slope and ...
    • NEWS ASPEN TEEN CONFESSES TO ONLINE THREAT Aspen—He apologized for posting the online threat that closed schools from Glenwood Springs to Basalt earlier this month.  Nevertheless, the Aspen High School student who confessed to the internet stunt will be charged with a misdemeanor.  Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says he doesn’t believe the young man was ...
    • Carbondale Robbery Suspects in Custody Two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Carbondale last Thursday are now in custody. Pitkin County officials say they tracked the suspects using a cell phone to the Frying Pan Road area and were responding to investigate when they noticed a vehicle believed to be associated with the men traveling up the road. Shortly ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: By George, the Glenwood Boys Advance at Conifer CONIFER (2/22/17) — “Chano was on fire at our shoot-around at Mines earlier today, and I thought he just might light it up tonight, and he did!” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after Gonzalez and the Demon boys held off a late comeback at Conifer Wednesday to defeat the Lobos 56-45 in the first ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 5th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Coal Ridge Titans split a pair of non-league games last night with the Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Titans defeated Battle Mountain 63-25 while the Coal Ridge boys lost to the Huskies 59-47. ROCKIES MAKE A TRADE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Houston Astros have traded reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Taste First Defeat in 3A Finals Bear Seniors Finish with 24-2 Mark in Last Two Seasons   AURORA (12/1/12) — Twenty-four wins and just two losses: a superb, but bittersweet legacy of the last two years for thirteen Rifle High School seniors…. bittersweet because both of those losses, including 32-15 to Silver Creek in Saturday’s 3A championship at Legacy Stadium in Aurora, came ...
    • Rifle Bears Look to Win State Championship This Afternoon This afternoon, the Rifle Bears football team hopes to finish the 2012 season the same way they started it:  with a victory. The undefeated Bears take on the Fossil Ridge Raptors at 1:00 this afternoon.  Ron Milhorn and Jack Jabbour will be on hand to call all the action from Legacy Stadium at Cherokee Trail High ...
    • Sports, November 30th RIFLE PLAYS FOR STATE FOOTBALL TITLE Aurora–The top-ranked and undefeated Rifle Bears hope to cap off a perfect season tomorrow afternoon as they battle the 10th seeded Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A State Championship game at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Kick-off is set for 1 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS and ...
    • Sports, November 29th MEN’S WORLD CUP SKIING BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – Travis Ganong of the United States turned in the fastest time in the downhill training run Wednesday on the Birds of Prey course. The first racer out of the starting gate, Ganong flew through the course in 1 minute, 41.38 seconds, a time that held up ...
    • Sports, November 28th WORLD CUP SKIING BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Most of the skiers are closely watching Aksel Lund Svindal these days, just to see what path he takes down the hill. Because his way is pretty much going to be the fastest way. That’s how much fellow competitors respect the powerful Norwegian, copying anything they can ...
    • Sports, November 27th KNOWSHON COMING OFF A GOOD GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – In his first start in 56 weeks, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno kept the pile moving forward, didn’t fumble and didn’t get hurt. It was, in his coach’s eyes, such a solid performance that he’ll start again next week, too. Playing his first game since ...
    • Sports, November 26th DETROIT (AP) – The NFL has decided not to suspend Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn soo) for his actions against Houston quarterback Matt Schaub (shawb) in the Texans’ Thanksgiving Day win. Suh’s extended his left foot to hit Schaub in the groin area after he threw a pass in the first quarter. League spokesman ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS SHOOT DOWN EAGLES TO REACH STATE FINALS PUEBLO (11/24/12) — With three words before the Rifle Bears rolled past Pueblo East, 56-6 Saturday to set up a 3A state championship game next week against Silver Creek, coach Damon Wells summed up what he deemed insufficient preparation for pass defense in the 48-34 quarterfinal win over Roosevelt: “It’s been addressed,” Wells said succinctly. That ...
    • Sports, November 23rd WOMEN’S WORLD CUP/VONN BACK APSEN (AP) – Lindsey Vonn will take a practice run on the race hill in Aspen on Friday before making any decisions about competing this weekend. The four-time overall World Cup champion just recently returned to training after missing time with an intestinal issue that landed her in the hospital. The ...