From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS RIFLE CITY COUNCIL SENDS HUBBARD MESA LETTER TO BLM Rifle—The Rifle City Council unanimously approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding plans for Hubbard Mesa.  The mesa, popular with locals and visitors alike for target practice, running, cycling and hiking may have some restrictions imposed under the BLM’s overall management plan for the ...
    • NEWS STATE SNOWPACK HEALTHY GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado’s snowpack has jumped to more than 100 percent above average which means runoff to reservoirs in the spring should be plentiful.With snowpack 117 percent above average as of Tuesday, runoff should be strong if the state sees even average snowfall for the rest of winter. Meteorologist Cory Gates ...
    • NEWS SECOND STRAIGHT SNOW DAY FOR AREA SCHOOLS Glenwood Springs—For the second consecutive day, school has been canceled in the region due to bad weather.  Back to back snow days are extremely rare but officials in the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts made the decision Monday night as snow and high winds relentlessly hammered ...
    • NEWS STORM FORCES SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO Glenwood Springs—Classes were canceled today for students from kindergarten to college age across most of Western Colorado.  Snow, high winds, icy roads and low visibility from this latest blast of winter led to the closure of campuses from Grand Junction to Aspen.  In fact, most of the state ...
    • NEWS SEARCH FOR NEW RE-2 SUP. DOWN TO THREE Rifle—Three finalists are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Garfield Re-2 School District.  Two are from Colorado and the third is from Oklahoma.  Stacy Houser currently wears two hats in the small town of Aguilar between Trinidad and Walsenberg.  Houser is the Superintendent of ...
    • NEWS BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S. Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SUED BY FISH HABITAT DURANGO. (AP) – A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off. Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat says contaminated runoff from nearby well pads seeped into ponds and killed the rainbow trout.  SG Interests is one of ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – The shooting at a Planned Parenthood and a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs could fuel more fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights in the socially liberal swing state this year. A U.S. Senate seat and control of the U.S. House delegation is on the line in ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD PEDOPHILE PLEADS GUILTY IN FED COURT Glenwood Springs—One of the most disturbing cases of pedophilia in Garfield County history has come to a close with a Glenwood Springs man headed to prison for a long time.  29 year old Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos pled guilty earlier this month in U.S. District Court to production and ...
    • NEWS COAL FOR GROUSE HABITAT Meeker / Craig—The coal mining industry in northwestern Colorado may be able to continue thanks to a trade between a company and the federal government.  Today the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement gave preliminary approval to a plan that allows Colowyo Coal to continue ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 18TH High School Playoff Football Rifle–The 4th seeded Rifle Bears host the number 5 Windsor Wizards tomorrow afternoon at 1 in a quarterfinal game. The winner will move on to face the winner of the D’Evelyn/Frederick game in the semifinals next week. NFL Denver–The Denver Broncos came from behind to shock the New York Jets ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 17TH Peach Valley–Coal Ridge Titans’ senior volleyball star Christ Currier has been chosen to play in this Sunday’s Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports all state volleyball match. Currier is one of 90 class 3A players selected to play at Arvada West Highw School. Denver–The Denver Broncos host the New York Jets tonight at Sports Authority ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 16TH High School Softball The 2011 Western Slope All Conference team includes several local players. From the Rifle Lady Bears, Emma Speer, Brittany Neuroth and Norisa Navratil were named to the first team. Allie Ehlers and Cassidy Blackard from Rifle earned honorable mention. Basalt placed two players on the all conference ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 15TH High School Football Playoffs Rifle–Snow and rain is in the forecast this Saturday when the Rifle Bears battle the Windsor Wizards in a quarterfinal playoff game at Bear’s Stadium. Kick off is set for 1 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30. Glenwood ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 14TH High School Football Playoffs 3A The 4th seed Rifle Bears will host the number five seed Windsor Wizards in a quarterfinal showdown this Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. KMTS will be on hand for all the action starting at 12:30. In 2A playoff football, the Aspen Skiers fell to the Reds in Eaton 48 to ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Defense Moves Bears into Quarterfinals RIFLE (11/12/11) — When the most significant play on offense in the second half of Rifle\’s 14-7 first-round 3A state playoff win over Roosevelt is a penalty that wipes out a lost fumble, it\’s a certainty that the defense gets a lot of credit for moving the Bears into next Saturday\’s ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 11TH Rifle–It’s playoff time in high school football. Tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock, the 10 and 0 Rifle Bears welcome the Roughriders of Roosevelt in a first round game. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30. Eaton–In 2A playoffs, the Aspen Skiers travel to Eaton to ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 10TH NFL Denver–The Kansas City Chiefs will get their first look at Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs’ coaching staff is trying to simulate some of the instinctive moves Tebow makes in the spread offense. NHL Denver–The Colorado Avalanche are back in action tonight at the Pepsi Center hosting the ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 8TH CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns have signed fullback Eddie Williams to their practice squad and released fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou. Williams was with Chicago through training camp and spent the first week of the regular season on the Browns’ practice squad. He was signed by Seattle and appeared in three games for the Seahawks before he was released on Oct. 12. ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 7TH High School Football Rifle–The 10 and 0, Western Slope Champion Rifle Bears earned the 4th seed in the State 3A playoffs and will host the Roosevelt Roughriders this Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS. In the 2A bracket, the 12th seeded Aspen Skiers will take on the number ...