From the KMTS News Room:

    • UPDATE ON SCHOOL THREAT RE-1 SCHOOL LOCKOUT LIFTED, THREAT PART OF NATIONWIDE SPAM Carbondale—Apparently Roaring Fork High School wasn’t the only school to receive a threatening email this morning.  According to investigative reports from the FBI and the Carbondale Police Department, similar, disturbing spam emails were received by schools across the country.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they learned ...
    • FBI FIRST DISCOVERED SCHOOL THREAT IN CARBONDALE 18 YEAR OLD SENIOR SUSPECTED IN ON LINE THREAT Carbondale—The FBI was first to discover the online threat made against Roaring Fork High School this morning that led to the shutdown of every high school campus in the RE-1 School District.  Federal agents contacted the Carbondale Police Department since the IP address of the computer that ...
    • RE-1 High Schools Closed Today – Elementary and Middle Schools on Lockout The Roaring Fork School District has confirmed that it has closed all it’s high schools and sent staff home today due to what is being called an anonymous online threat. This includes Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork, Basalt and Bridges high schools. As a matter of protocol, Yampah Mountain High School has also cancelled classes. Elementary and Middle ...
    • Moment of Silence Today for Slain Mesa County Deputy Public Safety agencies in Mesa County know what three quick tone bursts on their radios mean; It means something serious is going on and everyone not involved in that situation needs to stay off the radio. Those three tones were heard a year ago this morning when Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer was shot and killed by ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rocks Palisade, 31-3, in Undefeated Battle GRAND JUNCTION (10/4/12) – In a showdown between the state’s first and second-ranked 3A teams, a knockout was delivered by the Rifle Bears, and it was no contest as the visitors pummeled Palisade 31-3 at Stocker Stadium Thursday. Pre-game anticipstion focused on Rifle’s 1300-yard rusher, Ryan Moeller and the Bulldogs’ balanced attack led by quarterback Luke McLean. Moeller did his part ...
    • Sports, October 4th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction–Tonight it should be an epic gridiron battle under the lights at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction as the top ranked Rifle Bears battle the 2nd ranked Palisade Bulldogs at 7 o’clock. The winner of tonight’s game will be in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope crown. The game ...
    • Sports, October 3rd HIGH SCHOOL GOLF/COLORADO 4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Montrose–Rifle golfers Triston Quigley, Danny Bartels and Ty Caron wrapped up two-days of competition at the boys 4A State Championship Tournament at Cobble Creek in Montrose. Quigley shot a 5-over, 77 to finish 27th overall. Bartels and Caron came in 33rd and 67th respectively. H.S. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood beat ...
    • Sports, October 2nd HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE Glenwood travels to Edwards tonight to take on Battle Mountain at 6. Rifle heads to Breckenridge hoping to tame the Tigers of Summit High School. Basalt welcomes Coal Ridge to town at 4 while Aspen visits Roaring Fork. SOFTBALL The Rifle Lady Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs in a key, Western Slope game ...
    • Sports, October 1st FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University’s president is recommending that the university start raising funds for a new football stadium on campus, but he says the idea will have to be suspended if a viable financing plan can’t be found within two years. CSU has been examining since February whether replacing the aging, off-campus ...
    • 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 ...