From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS PALISADE (AP) – Palisade will spend more than $1.3 million of grant funds to purchase land for a future sport shooting complex. Palisade’s trustees approved land contracts that will be used for the future sport shooting complex at Cameo. The planned complex will have indoor and outdoor areas for archery, shooting and hunting education. DENVER (AP) ...
    • NEWS STATE LAWMAKERS BACK TO WORK DENVER (AP) – It’s going to be a tougher fight than usual for Colorado’s 100 state lawmakers who return to work toda.That’s because the state’s cupboards are bare, with constitutional spending restrictions meaning that politicians won’t have much wiggle room as they jostle to pay for their ideas.Colorado has a Democratic ...
    • NEWS VALLEY MAN SENT TO PRISON FOR RACIALLY MOTIVATED ATTACK ASPEN (AP) – A Snowmass man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a man in Basalt while making disparaging remarks about Mexicans and President Barack Obama. 47-year-old Jerry Lloyd Cunico was sentenced Monday for attacking a 67-year-old Latino man sitting in his ...
    • NEWS GARFIELD COUNTY SEEKING FUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR DETOX CENTER Glenwood Springs—Doctors. law enforcement professionals, city and county leaders all agree; Garfield County desperately needs a detox center, maybe two.  Commissioner Mike Samson helped assemble a county-wide task force to discuss the issue in Glenwood Springs yesterday.  Garfield County once had a suitable place to take intoxicated people ...
    • NEWS LEGAL SETBACK FOR COLORADO POT INDUSTRY DENVER (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving marijuana businesses in Colorado, saying allowing it “would facilitate criminal activity.” U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson dismissed the lawsuit because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Jackson says the ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SAYS DON’T CANCEL LEASES IN WRNF GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners says the Bureau of Land Management shouldn’t cancel oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to back the position, siding with the oil and gas industry on what they say ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...
    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
    • Weather Related Closing School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 31ST High School Football The Rifle Bears clinched their first Western Slope League Title since 2002 with Friday night’s 36-33 victory over the Palisade Bulldogs. The Bears host the Glenwood Demons this Friday night in the regular season finale. Glenwood defeated Delta 34 to 14 to win it’s fourth straight. In 3A football, Basalt edged Coal Ridge ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD DISPATCHES DELTA, CAN\’T CATCH RIFLE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/28/11) — The Glenwood Sophomore Football Express did its part, downing Delta 34-14, but Palisade fell short against Rifle, 36-33, so Glenwood\’s playoff chances now depend on the Panthers beating the Bulldogs in Delta, while the Demons must upset the undefeated Bears next week in Rifle. Had Palisade defeated the Bears, Glenwood could have ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 28TH High School Soccer 3A playoffs The Basalt Longhorns knocked off the Telluride Miners yesterday 1 to nothing. Basalt will play the winner of the Estes Park / Lutheran game tomorrow. The Rifle Bears lost to the Kent Denver Sun Devils yesterday, 6 to 2. High School Football Tonight at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction, the Rifle Bears can clinch ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 27TH High School Soccer 3A playoffs Alamosa defeated Coal Ridge 3 to 2 in a first round game. The Basalt Longhorns will host the Telluride Miners this afternoon at 3:30. Number 30 Rifle on the road to take on the number 2 Kent Denver Sun Devils at ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 26TH High School Soccer 3A Playoffs The Roaring Fork Rams edged Bruce Randolph High School 3 to 2 yesterday in Carbondale. The Rams hit the road to take on second seeded Classical Academy this Saturday. This afternoon, Basalt welcomes Telluride at 4 while at 3:30 Coal Ridge plays the ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 25TH High School Soccer Playoffs Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams host the Grizzlies of Bruce Randolph High School this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The Rams are the 15th seeded team in Class 3 A. The Coal Ridge Titans travel to Alamosa tomorrow for a first round playoff game at 3:30. The 30th seeded Rifle Bears head to Denver ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 24TH MIAMI (AP) – Tim Tebow rallied the Denver Broncos for two touchdowns in the final 2:44 of the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Matt Prater’s 52-yard field goal gave them a come-from-behind 18-15 victory Sunday over the stunned Miami Dolphins. The Broncos appeared beaten when they trailed 15-0 with 5:23 left and took over at their 20. At that ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GSHS GROUND GAME OVERHAULS FEISTY DEVILS GYPSUM(10/21/11) — “I had to gain 20 pounds to be running back,” the 155-lb. sophomore Henry Hill said after gaining 181yards and scoring two second half touchdowns to help Glenwood Springs reel in a surprisingly resistant, one-win Eagle Valley team 28-7, for its third straight win. Hill, who was a 135-lb. receiver ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 21ST High School Volleyball The Glenwood Lady Demons defeated Palisade last night, 3 games to 1. Roaring Fork swept Grand Valley in three. Soccer Coal Ridge doubled up Rifle 2 to 1 while Roaring Fork beat CRMS 4 to 1. High School Football The Glenwood Demons take on the Eagle Valley Devils tonight in Gypsum. Iickd off is set ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 19TH High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons season finale ended on a winning note with yesterday’s 4 to victory over the Palisade Bulldogs. Glenwood finished the season at 9-4 and 2. Aspen shutout CRMS 6 to nothing while Coal Ridge and Basalt kicked to a 2-2 tie. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Grand Junction will soon be ...