From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS BLM GIVES THUMBS UP TO NW COLORADO OIL SHALE PROJECT Rangely—A 50 thousand-barrel-per-day oil shale project outside of Rangely received tentative approval from the Bureau of Land Management recently. Enefit American Oil’s plan calls running pipelines and electricity to the project with the utility corridor going right through federal lands. Next month, the BLM will ...
    • NEWS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS ON TONIGHT’S GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council plans to discuss future financial contributions toward an annual Fourth of July fireworks show at tonight’s meeting. The council will also discuss the city’s role in maintaining and controlling the crowds at the Hanging Lake Trail and rest area. ...
    • NEWS MUNICIPAL ELECTION DAY ACROSS THE VALLEY Undated—The 2016 municipal election day can be summed up with the familiar phrase, “you win some, you lose some.” In Carbondale, voters welcomed three new trustees to the town board. Former Glenwood Springs City Councilman Dan Richardson will be joined by Marty Silverstein and Ben Bohmfalk. Eight candidates in ...
    • NEWS ASPEN SKI INSTRUCTOR KILLED Aspen—A popular Aspen Skiing Instructor was killed over the weekend after crashing into a tree at Utah’s Park City Resort. Authorities say 48 year old Hansi Brenninger was skiing on an advanced trail when he hit the tree just before 10:30 Saturday morning. Ski patrol officers administered medical attention ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—13 Roaring Fork——-1 SATURDAY GAMES Summit at Rifle 11 and 1 o’clock Coal Ridge at Grand Valley 11 and 1 TRACK AND FIELD Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons and Rifle Bears will compete in tomorrow’s annual Mickey Dunn Invitational meet at Stocker Stadium. Meanwhile the Cedaredge Invitational will host 3A team from around the region including Coal ...
    • NEWS ID THEFT ON THE UPSWING DURING TAX SEASON IN COLORADO Denver—Colorado and other states are in a continuing battle to protect taxpayer’s identity during tax season. Officials with the state revenue department are looking for ways to prevent identity thieves from filing false tax returns. Taxpayers are being told their refunds may take a ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BUDGET TALKS BEGIN Denver—Colorado taxpayers can forget getting a refund next year under the new budget being proposed. The good news is, there won’t be any huge cuts to education. House lawmakers are debating Colorado’s 27 billion dollar budget that actually includes a slight per-pupil increase for K-12 schools. A few months ago, ...
    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) – A 78-year-old man accused of causing a crash that killed an off-duty Ouray police officer has been cited for careless driving. The man has been issued a summons stemming from the March 14 crash that killed Officer Scott Mills. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the findings of an investigation will be ...
    • NEWS GYPSUM DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THIRD DISTRICT SEAT Gypsum—Veterinarian Steve Sheldon has announced his plans to run for congress. The owner of the Gypsum Animal Hospital is looking to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District. In order to get on the ballot, Sheldon will need to win the nomination ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS AT 27TH AND GRAND? Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council is considering closing the left turn lanes at 27th and Grand Avenue to relieve some of the morning traffic congestion.  The problems at the increasingly busy intersection were heightened this past Wednesday morning during what police called a “perfect storm” of factors including ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 1ST High School Basketball Carbondale–The annual Brenda Patch basketball tournament tips off tomorrow at Roaring Fork High School. Girls and boys’ teams will compete in the annual scholarship fundraiser including Roaring Fork, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Basalt. The Lady Demons and the Lady Longhorns face each other tomorrow afternoon ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 30TH BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – The first training session for a World Cup downhill race on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek was canceled Tuesday so workers could shave down sections of the hill to help control speed. The jury elected to skip the run on a clear-blue day because racers were getting too much air on a ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 29TH NHL Denver–The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Dallas Stars last night at the Pepsi Center 3 to 1. College Basketball Boulder–The Colorado Buffaloes knocked off the Georgia Bulldogs 70 to 68 last night at the Coors Events Center. Monday Night Football New Orleans, LA–At Superdome in New Orleans, the Saints clobbered the New York Giants 49 -24. Elsewhere in sports… JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 28TH San Diego, CA–Once again, in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion, the Denver Broncos found a way to win a game. Sunday in San Diego, the Broncos beat the Chargers in overtime, 16 to 13. Matt Prater drilled a 37 yard field goal with 29 seconds left in the extra period to ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 23rd Glenwood Springs–Tomorrow, hundreds of people are expected to take part in Glenwood Springs’ annual Turkey Day 5k. It’s the Silver Anniversary of the race and begins at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club at 10 am. You can register for the race one hour before. Denver–The Denver Broncos waived quarterback Kyle Orton. ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 21ST DENVER (AP) – Patrick Marleau had a hat trick, Thomas Greiss stopped 35 shots and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Sunday night. Joe Pavelski also scored, Mark-Edouard Vlasic had three assists and Joe Thornton added two assists for the Sharks, who have won three in a row and five of their last six. Matt Duchene (DOO’-shayn) ...
    • Final score: Windsor 36, Rifle 15 Use the player below to listen Or, right-click here to download the game.
    • 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 ...