From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS THE HEAT WILL BE ON ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTIERS Undated—A DUI will cost you a lot of green this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  Nearly 90 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be out looking for drunk or stoned drivers.  The annual St. Patty’s Day “Heat is On” DUI enforcement campaign begins tonight at 6 and continues ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON PROGRESS Glenwood Springs—Work crews have made sufficient enough progress repairing rock fall damage on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon that one lane is now open in each direction.  C-DOT officials say there may be instances where they have to return to the head-to-head configuration with a pace car but the goal is to keep both ...
    • NEWS WESTBOUND LANE THROUGH CANYON SET TO OPEN Glenwood Springs—The head to head configuration in Glenwood Canyon is coming to an end this afternoon around 4 O’clock.  Crews are looking to add one lane of I-70 on the westbound side while repair work from last month’s rockslide continues. GREAT NEED FOR NEW PSYCH HOSPITAL IN ...
    • NEWS SNOW CLOSES ASPEN SCHOOLS TODAY Aspen—The Aspen School District canceled classes today due to heavy snow, slick roads and limited visibility caused by fog.  A winter weather advisory is in effect today for the higher elevations.  A return to spring-like temperatures is expected Tuesday and the rest of the week. BLM SLASH PILES TO BE BURNED THIS ...
    • Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady, Dies at 94 – ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nancy-reagan-lady-dies-94/story?id=3349362
    • NEWS NO BOND FOR CAR JACKERS WHO LED CHASE THROUGH GLENWOOD Glenwood Springs. (AP) – The man and woman who led several law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs after fleeing an armed robbery are being held in the Garfield County Jail on a no-bond hold. 35 year old Eugene ...
    • NEWS COLORADO’S ‘MAKE MY DAY’ LAW DOESN’T APPLY TO JAIL CELLS Denver—Colorado’s so-called “Make My Day” law allows a citizen to use deadly force when someone breaks into their home.  The law does not apply to prison inmates.  That clarification is being made in a bill that was approved today by House lawmakers.  The law has been ...
    • NEWS HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH GARFIELD COUNTY Glenwood Springs—A pair of carjackers led several law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase last night along I-70 that began in Mesa County and ended in Glenwood Springs.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the chase topped out at 110 miles an hour and despite two ...
    • NEWS RX BURN PLANNED THIS SPRING IN RF VALLEY Redstone—A 900 acre prescribed burn is in the works this spring in the forest at Avalanche Creek.  According to information from the White River National Forest, this year’s first prescribed burn of mountain shrub, pinyon-juniper and aspen trees is a continuation from last spring.  White River Fuels Specialist ...
    • NEWS HEAD TO HEAD TRAFFIC THROUGH GW CANYON TO BEGIN SOON Glenwood Springs—10 days after a massive rockslide shut down Colorado’s main east-west thoroughfare, I-70 is finally reopening…at least part of it is.  This afternoon around 4 o’clock, the Colorado Department of Transportation will scrap the pilot car configuration using a one lane, limited hours escort between ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...