From the KMTS News Room:

    • Lawmakers Return To Work
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are returning to work under a cloud of uncertainty Wednesday. The Democratic House and Republican Senate are waiting for cues from Washington and from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper about the priorities this year. Both sides say they want to see big action on transportation, citing a need to address traffic congestion and ...
    • Split Victories in High School Basketball
      The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
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      VAIL PASS AVALANCHE Vail—A massive avalanche fell across I-70 early this morning, closing Vail Pass in both directions.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a semi, carrying mail was caught in the 15-foot deep slide but the driver was not hurt.  The mountain of snow came roaring down around 2:30 this morning in the ...
    • NEWS
      BLUE MONDAY FOR I-70 TRAVELERS Gypsum—I-70 was closed in both directions early this morning when a semi overturned near Gypsum.  Highway Six is open but officials with C-DOT and the Colorado State Patrol say the the interstate will not reopen until late this afternoon.  The icy roads and mixture of freezing rain and light snow have ...
    • NEWS
      COLORADO SHIVERS IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES Undated—When the snow moved out and the skies cleared, frigid temperatures gripped the state of Colorado.  The sub-zero readings and icy roads forced the RE-16 school district in Parachute to cancel classes for the day.  In Greeley, school was canceled as the wind chill sent the mercury plummeting to a bone-chilling ...
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      FIRST STORM OF NEW YEAR POUNDS COLORADO Undated—Most of Colorado is under a big, white blanket thanks to the first major snowstorm of 2017.  The snow and high winds that kicked in last night in Western Colorado forced the the school districts in Eagle and Summit County to cancel classes for the day. Elsewhere, students from ...
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      MUCH NEEDED SNOW BLANKETING COLORADO Undated—The storm that drenched California is bringing sorely-needed snow to Colorado. Forecasters say this system could dump over two feet of snow in parts of the high country. The snow along with high winds and frigid temperatures will continue to hamper travel through tomorrow.  Frontier Airlines canceled about two dozen flights ...
    • NEWS
      ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has stepped down from his dream job over health concerns. Kubiak said the demands of the job are no longer a good fit. GM John Elway says that although he’s saddened and disappointed, he understands Kubiak is making the best decision for himself and his family. GRANBY(AP) – An ...
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      PICEANCE PREDATOR CONTROL PLAN MOVING FORWARD Undated—The plan to control predatory animals in the Piceacne Basin and Upper Arkansas River will be a big project in 2017.  The predator management studies were unanimously approved by the Parks and Wildlife Commission two weeks ago to see what impact mountain lions and bears are having on the declining ...
    • NEWS
      NEW MINING REGS PROPOSED BY FEDS TO PROTECT GROUSE Denver—Five possible plans to limit mining on federal land to protect the Greater Sage Grouse in the west were unveiled today by the Obama Administration.  Which plan is preferred remains a mystery however.  They range from a complete, 20 year ban on mining activity on nearly 10 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 23RD
      HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Boys District 3A Quarterfinals Coal Ridge beat Grand Valley 47-42. Rifle squeaked past Olathe 54-52. Roaring Fork defeated Hotchkiss 69-43 and Aspen got past Gunnison 60 to 56. In Friday’s semifinals, Roaring Fork will take on Rifle at 4:45, Aspen will play Coal Ridge at ...
    • Brady Quinn Apologizes to Tim Tebow
      DENVER (AP) – Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled “The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time.” In it, Quinn was quoted as saying, “We’ve had a ...
    • Avs Part of Three Team Hockey Deal
      TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche in a three-team trade that also involved Colorado and Detroit. Tampa Bay sent forward Steve Downie to the Avalanche for defenseman Kyle Quincey. The Lightning then dealt Quincey to the Red Wings for a first-round ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 21ST
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Girls 3A District Play In Games Aspen beat Basalt 47-29. Hotchkiss defeated Cedaredge 54-39. Tonight the at 6, the Rifle Lady Bears host Hotchkiss , Coal Ridge travels to Grand Valley, Aspen travels to Olathe and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. Boys 3A District Play In Games Rifle clobbered Basalt 86-31 while ...
    • KMTS HOOPS: GS BOYS & GIRLS PLAY ON; RAMS UPSET LADY BEARS
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/17/12) — After battling league-leading Eagle Valley through four quarters in one of their best efforts of the season before falling 59-52 last Friday, the Glenwood Springs senior boys gathered on the court of Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium to bid farewell to their high school basketball careers. Losing five of their last six games, ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 20TH
      GIRLS BASKETBALL: Class 4A State Tourney Pairings The 48-team Class 4A state tournament bracket has been released by CHSAA. Top seeds as expected went to Air Academy, Pueblo South, Pueblo West and D\’Evelyn. Below is a look at the pairings which are listed in bracket order. QUADRANT ONE (Tanya Haave Region) #1 Air Academy ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 17TH
      DENVER (AP) – Chris Udofia scored 19 points and Justin Coughlin 14 to lead Denver to a 77-52 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Chase Hallam added 13 points and Brett Olson 10 for the Pioneers (19-8, 9-5 Sun Belt), who never trailed and moved into a tie with Louisiana-Lafayette for second place in the league’s West Division. Darshawn McClellan scored ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 16TH
      HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Denver–A combined 21 wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley High School are grappling for medals at the annual state tournament in Denver. The wrestlers will compete today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Pepsi Center. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns host the Aspen Skiers tonight at the Big House. ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 14TH
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Craig–The Glenwood Lady Demons can clinch the Western Slope crown tonight with a win over the Moffat County Lady Bulldogs. The game begins at 6 o’clock and can be heard live on KMTS and KMTS.com. The boy’s game will follow at 7:30. NBA Denver–The Denver Nuggets are back in action tonight ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 13TH
      HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Western Slope will be well represented this week at the state tournament in Denver. 21 wrestlers from Grand Valley to Glenwood Springs are headed to state after qualifying last weekend at the 4A and 3A regional tournaments at Eagle Valley and Montrose respectively. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Craig–Tomorrow night in Craig, the Glenwood ...