From the KMTS News Room:

    • Scott Tipton on President’s Immigration Ban While the immigration debate has sparked protests around the country and broadened the political gap at the state and national levels, Colorado’s Third District Congressman Scott Tipton says despite the political rancor, there is common ground. Tipton says while there are divides, there are certain things everyone agrees on, such as “…the right to know ...
    • Sutey Land Exchange to be Finalized Tomorrow The long-awaited Sutey land exchange will take place tomorrow when the final documents are signed. David Boyd with the Bureau of Land Management says this exchange will have a positive impact on lands in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties. The Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale encompasses 557 acres while the Haines parcel south of Carbondale ...
    • NEWS BLM EVALUATING O AND G PLANS FOR WESTERN GARCO Silt—Nearly 30,000 acres of federal mineral leases will be auctioned off in western Colorado this year by the Bureau of Land Management.  The BLM is looking for public feedback on the plan to offer 28 parcels.  It includes over 7,200 acres in Garfield County and more than ...
    • NEWS OPEN RECORDS BILL POSTPONED Denver—A bill that would digitize Colorado’s public records was postponed today.  Grand Junction Republican Senator Ray Scott chairs the Senate, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and says no new hearing date has been set.  The bill, sponsored by Democrat Senator John Kefalas would update CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act and make ...
    • NEWS SUPER BOWL DUI BLITZ STATEWIDE—Colorado law enforcement agencies are calling for an all out blitz on drunk and stoned drivers this Super Bowl weekend.  Even though the Broncos aren’t in the big game, it has grown into an unofficial national holiday of sorts as tons of snack foods are consumed and a lot of booze.  Starting ...
    • NEWS RIFLE POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN RIFLE—Thomas Klein has been on the job for a couple of weeks but last night he was sworn in as Rifle’s new police chief by Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Clifton.  With 24 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Chief Klein comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where he most recently served ...
    • NEWS LOCAL TRAVELING CHALLENGES GLENWOOD SPRINGS—There will be occasional, one lane closures both northbound and southbound on the Grand Avenue Bridge during the month of February.  C-DOT says the closures are necessary so crews can access construction on the traffic bridge walls downtown.  Also, 2017 is the “year of the bridge” that everyone is bracing for.  Sometime ...
    • NEWS MUMPS ON THE RISE IN COLORADO Denver—Are your cheeks puffy?  Are your salivary glands swollen?  It could be the mumps.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says so far this year, 14 cases have been reported compared to 17 all of last year.  Disease Control Division Director Rachel Herlihy says 11 cases of mumps ...
    • Mesa County Officers Disciplined Following Mistaken Drug Raid GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say officers who mistakenly raided a home didn’t follow protocol or pay attention to red flags that could have prevented the September incident involving an innocent family. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that Grand Junction police acted on a tip when they plowed through the door and ...
    • Denver Groups Voice Opposition to Executive Orders DENVER (AP) – Denver schools and the state’s largest teacher’s union are voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. In a statement Thursday, the school district, the Colorado Education Association as well as the Denver teacher’s union and a group that works with families of students, Padres & Jovenes Unidos called immigrant and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 9th HIGH SCHOOL 3A VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The 11th seeded Roaring Fork Lady Rams take on Platte Valley this afternoon at 2 at the Denver Coliseum. Roaring Fork will then battle Eaton at 5 o’clock. The Lady Rams are led by the twin towers Hattie and Megan Gianinetti. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Rifle–The number one ...
    • Sports, November 8th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Denver–The Coal Ridge Titans’ magical season came to a disappointing end last night at All-City Stadium in Denver. The Titans lost a final four match to Colorado Academy 3 to 1 to finish the year at 17 and 2. It was the most successful season in school history. VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The ...
    • Sports, November 6th UNDATED (AP) – The NBA schedule this evening consists of just three games. In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic started the season with wins over ...
    • Sports, November 5th ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass and found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain. Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Finish 5-5 Season Strong at Battle Mountain EDWARDS (11/2/12) –  Recovering from an 0-3 start, the Glenwood football team won three of its last four games, including a 41-7 finale at Battle Mountain, to finish at 5-5 for the second straight season.   “One month and we were out of it,” coach Rocky Whitworth said of the struggles against three of the state’s top ...
    • Sports, November 2nd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The regular season ends tonight for 3A teams. The Glenwood Demons are in Edwards to take on the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. You can catch the game live in KMTS. The Western Slope champion Rifle Bears look to end the regular season with an umblemished record tonight at ...
    • Sports, November 1st DENVER (AP) – Lefty Jorge De La Rosa has exercised his $11 million player option for 2013 with Colorado. This will be the final year of a three-year, $33 million contract. Elbow surgery sidelined him for much of the last two seasons, but De La Rosa is a big part of the Rockies’ plans to ...
    • Sports, October 30th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS 4A The Glenwood Lady Demons were seeded 30th and will play in the Region 7 playoff at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs this weekend. The dates and times have not been finalized. 3A Roaring Fork will host the Region 11 tournament either this Friday or Saturday. Lamar and Frontier Academy will visit. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF COVERAGE FLORENCE, CO.—KMTS WILL FOLLOW THE BASALT LONGHORNS TO FLORENCE FOR THIS SATURDAY’S FIRST ROUND 2A PLAYOFF GAME. KICK OFF IS SET FOR 1 O’CLOCK WITH PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 12:45. RON MILHORN WILL PROVIDE PLAY-BY-PLAY AS THE LONGHORNS, IN THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, BATTLE THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPION HUSKIES THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD.
    • Sports, October 29th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The 2A State Playoffs begin this Saturday and the Grand Valley Cardinals earned the 5th seed and a home game. The Cardinals will host Middle Park in Parachute at 1 o’clock. Basalt will be on the road to battle 4th seeded Florence and number 15 Aspen will head northeast to take ...