From the KMTS News Room:

    • KMTS Christmas Special Christmas Memories Steve and Jeannie Beckley reminisce about their first Christmas with their son and showing him the Santa Tracker from NORAD. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we often forget what Christmas is really about; Jim Combs reminds us of what this holiday is truly about with a story of how he and his ...
    • NEWS BLM WANTS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON SAGE GROUSE PROJECTS Silt—One of the biggest threats to the Greater Sage Grouse in Western Colorado is the gradual invasion of pinyon and juniper trees moving into sagebrush areas according to biologists.  That’s why the Bureau of Land Management is putting together a plan to restore sagebrush habitat in the coming ...
    • NEWS GARCO I-70 CORRIDOR DEADLY FOR CAR CRASHES Glenwood Springs—55 people were killed in auto accidents on I-70 in Garfield County between 2006 and 2015 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The grim report from C-DOT shows the I-70 corridor west of  the Denver metro area to Garfield County is the state’s worst stretch for fatal ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BRACING FOR MAJOR SNOWSTORM Statewide—The drive home today is going to be treacherous for most of Colorado.  C-DOT is sending out a warning and encouraging motorists to prepare for extreme winter driving conditions.  Officials say flash freezing conditions are a big concern as the rain we’ve been getting will quickly turn to ice as the ...
    • NEWS VEGAS WATER SUMMIT Las Vegas, NV—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey are in the dry, thirsty desert headlining a summit dealing with the region’s most important resource…water.  In addition to government officials, the event, sponsored by the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce brings together water experts and business leaders from the United States and ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE BLM LEASES SOLD ON LINE GRAND JUNCTION— Several oil and gas leases on the western slope were sold by the Bureau of Land Management online.  28 Colorado parcels covering more than 19,000 acres were sold in yesterday’s sale generating over one and a half million dollars in revenue. Most of the leases were in Mesa ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIN STORE RESTRICTION TABLED ASPEN(AP) – The Aspen City Council has decided to table a proposal that would limit the number of new chain stores allowed in town. Council members say they want to complete work on other new policies coming out of an existing moratorium on new commercial development applications, which is set to ...
    • Drill at Valley View Hospital Today Officials with Valley View Hospital say they are planning a scheduled drill today from 8:00 AM until Noon. While specifics of the drill have not been disclosed, hospital spokesperson Stacey Gavrell says the drill will simulate a specific disaster and will involve public safety agencies as well as Classic Air Medical (the helicopter based at Valley ...
    • NEWS PARACHUTE MAN COPS PLEA IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—Matthew Ogden, the  Parachute man who killed his one month old daughter in the summer of 2015, agreed to a plea bargain. The 31 year old man pled guilty  to child abuse resulting in the death.  Ogden entered his plea last week for the June 20, 2015, death ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS Glenwood Springs—C-DOT work crews began building the walls today for the new Grand Avenue Bridge between 7th and 8th Street.  The bad news is from now until next spring, there will be no left turns on 8th Street for motorists coming into town over the bridge. COLORADO COAL COMPANY EYES SYNTHETIC GAS PLANT Paonia—There’s some ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 28th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES SOCCER ______ Roaring Fork-0 Basalt——-0 Coal Ridge-6 Aspen——2 VOLLEYBALL __________ Glenwood Springs–3 Steamboat Springs-1 Coal Ridge–3 Moffat Co.–0 Roaring Fork–3 Basalt——–0 SOFTBALL ________ Basalt–17 Grand Valley—1 FOOTBALL–WEEK 5 Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers at 7 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. The top ranked Rifle Bears are heavy favorites to beat tonight’s ...
    • Sports, September 27th UNDATED (AP) – Never have officials from a sports league been so welcome. A tentative agreement was reached last night between the NFL and its officials, ending the labor dispute between the two sides. The bottom line is this: The veteran referees are back and will be in action tonight ...
    • Sports, September 26th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons notched their second win of the season Tuesday, beating Rifle 9 to 1. Glenwood tallied 5 goals in the first half alone. Glenwood travels to Roaring Fork High School for a Saturday morning game at 11. Colorado Rocky Mountain School edged Moffat County 3 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Roaring ...
    • Sports, September 25th ENGLEWOOD (AP) – One week, it’s interceptions. The next week, it’s incompletions. In a 31-25 loss to Houston, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw 26 incompletions, the highest number of misconnections he’s made in a single game over his 15-year career. The Associated Press reviewed all 26 incompletions. Seven were overthrown, four were ...
    • Sports, September 24th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES GLENWOOD–55 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS–12 RIFLE–62 MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ–6 RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY–42 ROARING FORK–14 BAYFIELD–27 ASPEN–10 BASALT–10 PAGOSA SPRINGS–7 COAL RIDGE–13 OLATHE–6 OT GRAND VALLEY–40 GUNNISON–20 PALISADE–45 BATTLE MOUNTAIN–0 EAGLE VALLEY–68 ARVADA–14 DELTA–21 MOFFAT COUNTY–14 TOP 10 RANKINGS/WEEK 5 COLORADO ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Breaks Out Against Sailors GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/21/12) — For three weeks the potent potion had been bubbling and building, and finally, beginning with a 95-yard opening kickoff return by Auston Tribble, and continuing throughout a 55-12 lambasting of the Steamboat Sailors, the frustration of being shackled by the state’s top three 3A football teams came bursting forth from an ...
    • Sports, September 21st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 2OT Palisade-6 Rifle-1 VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge-3 Aspen-0 Grand Valley-3 Basalt-1 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL–WEEK 4 SCHEDULE Glenwood is back home for a it’s first win of the season. Tonight, the Demons face the 1 and 2 Steamboat Springs Sailors at 7 o’clock. ...
    • Sports, September 19th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Coal Ridge–7 Delta–1 Battle Mountain–9 Rifle–3 Roaring Fork–7 CRMS–0 Basalt–12 Grand Valley–3 SOFTBALL Rifle–13 Delta–4 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork–3 Aspen–0 Coal Ridge–3 Rifle–0 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Three days after Aaron Hernandez was sidelined by an ankle injury, ...
    • Sports, September 18th HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Cortez–The post season is already here in boy’s golf. Today, 3A and 4A teams are competing in the Western Regional tournament at the Conquistador gold club in Cortez. VOLLEYBALL At 6 o’clock tonight, Roaring Fork plays at Aspen, Grand Valley travels to Meeker, Coal Ridge heads west to take on Rifle and at 6:30 ...
    • Sports, September 17th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES/FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH RIFLE-28 GLENWOOD-0 MONTE VISTA-47 ROARING FORK-13 COAL RIDGE-36 GUNNISON-16 GRAND VALLEY-52- OLATHE-7 BAYFIELD-42 BASALT-0 ASPEN-21 PAGOSA SPRINGS-14 CURRENT 3A FOOTBALL RANKINGS/COLORADO PREPS 1-RIFLE 2-PALISADE 3-CONIFER 4-SILVER CREEK 5-HOLY FAMILY 6-DISCOVERY CANYON 7-FREDERICK 8-NORTHRIDGE 9-D’EVELYN 10-PUEBLO EAST HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Grand Valley and Coal Ridge were both swept in 3 games by ...