From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS MISSING GARCO SNOWMOBILERS FOUND SAFE Glenwood Springs—The three snowmobilers reported missing on the Flat Tops Sunday night are safe.  The men were spotted by a National Guard Helicopter standing around a fire just after 11 o’clock Monday morning.  They were first reported missing Sunday night around 7:30 and crews searched for them until 2am Monday.  The ...
    • NEWS MEEKER (AP) – An autopsy is scheduled today for the victim of a plane crash in northwest Colorado after witnesses reported hearing an explosion and authorities found wreckage of a plane. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and rescue crews searched the area again on Saturday after the body was found on Friday. ...
    • NEWS ASPEN (AP) – The Aspen Skiing Company has been ordered by a federal jury to pay a former employee $150,000 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Former housekeeper Arcelia Rojo claimed the company fired her because of a nagging elbow injury she received on the job. Skico owns and operates the five-star Little Nell ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS Football: Rifle Hosts Roosevelt in First Round Who says the BCS formula is confusing? The Colorado High School Activities Association’s football wild card formula certainly gives the much-maligned college football system a run for cloudy clarity. Rifle finishes 10-0 by defeating wild-card contending and last season’s 3A state runner-up Glenwood Springs, 32-27, and falls from third to fourth, winding up in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ENTERS PLAYOFFS, 10-0; DEMONS FINISH 5-5 RIFLE (11/4/11) — “First there was a game, then there was no contest, then there was…” to paraphrase an old Donovan song from the sixties. The Rifle Bears, on their way to the second undefeated regular season in school history, scored seventeen straight points to close the first half with a 26-7 lead, ...
    • Rifle Head Coach Damon Wells: Beating Glenwood is Always Important KMTS General Manager Gabe Chenoweth talks with Damon Wells about the importance of the Rifle-Glenwood game, even when a playoff berth is certain. Click here to listen to the interview.
    • Glenwood Springs Head Coach Rocky Whitworth’s Strategy for Tonight’s Game in Rifle Glenwood Springs Head Coach Rocky Whitworth talks with KMTS News/Sports Director Ron Milhorn about his strategy for upsetting Rifle tonight. Click here for the interview.
    • Avs Lose to Coyotes DENVER (AP) – Mike Smith stopped 39 shots and Radim Vrbata had two goals, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Taylor Pyatt and Lauri Korpikoski also scored to help the Coyotes win their third consecutive game. Ryan O’Reilly had the lone goal for the Avalanche, ...
    • Colorado Rapids Playoff Hopes Dashed by Sporting KC KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored in a cold, driving rainstorm Wednesday night, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 victory over the injury-depleted Colorado Rapids and sending them on to the Eastern Conference finals. Graham Zusi assisted on each of the goals for Sporting KC, which beat ...
    • Tulowitzki Wants One More Trophy DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki’s shelves are becoming quite packed with postseason trophies. Only, not the one he covets most. The smooth-fielding Colorado Rockies shortstop won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for a second consecutive season this week. But what he craves above all else is a World Series crown, even more so after ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 2ND Major League Baseball Denver–For the second straight year, Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was awarded the Gold Glove for outstanding defense. Larry Walker and Todd Helton are the only other players in franchise history to win multiple Gold Gloves. College Basketball The Rams of Colorado State beat the Thunderwolves of Colorado State-Pueblo last last night ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 1ST ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Tim Tebow is still the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback, at least for another week. Broncos coach John Fox said he’s sticking with his embattled young signal-caller following Denver’s 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Fox made it clear, however, that Tebow needs to quickly improve as a pocket passer to remain the starter. BOULDER, Colo. ...