From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SPOILS MOFFAT COUNTY HOMECOMING, 34-14 CRAIG (10/7/11) – “I love running the ball,” Glenwood sophomore quarterback Travis Lundin said after his three touchdown passes helped dampen Moffat County\’s Homecoming, 34-14, Friday in Craig. Lundin did run for 71 yards and a touchdown, but it was his 249 yards and 13 of 15 completions through the air that really ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 7TH High School Volleyball Roaring Fork swept Coal Ridge in three games while Glenwood got past Fruita-Monument three games to two. Soccer Glenwood blanked Roaring Fork 4-zip. Rifle beat CRMS 3 to 1. Football The Glenwood Demons hope to get their first Western Slope league win tonight in Craig. The Demons take on the Moffat ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 6TH INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Peyton Manning says he still holds out hope that he will be back on the field for the Colts this season. The four-time league MVP has not played a down since having neck surgery in May. He had a second operation on the neck last month, and so far, he says, things have gone well. Manning says ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 5TH High School Golf At the State 3A high school golf tournament in Gunnison, several local golfers performed well. Jesse Beetham of the Aspen Skiers was the top competitor from the local area with a 5th place finish. Dylan Rakowski from Basalt finished in a tie for 10th place and Tristan Quigley of ...
    • Minor League Team Could Move to Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The city of Grand Junction says it is in talks with Monfort Investment Group about a minor league baseball franchise. The investment group is led by Colorado Rockies general partners Dick and Charlie Monfort. City Manager Laurie Kadrich confirmed the discussions in an announcement Monday. But city officials said no details would ...
    • Coach Fox: It’s Not Tebow Time ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Despite Denver’s stumbling start, Kyle Orton remains entrenched as the Broncos’ starting quarterback even as Tim Tebow fans clamor for him to get more playing time. Coach John Fox reiterated Monday that a change at quarterback isn’t the cure-all with the Broncos coming off a disheartening performance at Green Bay. Orton’s teammates are ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Second Half Comeback Shows Promise GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/30/11) – Halfway through a 34-21 loss to Battle Mountain that essentially eliminated Glenwood Springs from the 3A football playoffs, the future became now. Trailing 27-0 after two quarters, Travis Lundin replaced senior Jon Forristall at quarterback, giving the Demons an all-sophomore backfield, which also includes running backs Henry Hill and ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 29TH High School Soccer It’s homecoming week at Glenwood Springs High School. Tonight, the Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. Elsewhere on the soccer field…Roaring Fork travels to Basalt for a 4 o’clock game, Aspen and Coal Ridge kick off at 6 in Peach Valley and the Rifle Bears host the Grand Valley ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 28TH High School Softball Gypsum–Despite committing nine errors, the Rifle Lady Bears held off the Eagle Valley Lady Devils in a 9 to 8 win. MLB San Francisco, CA–The Colorado Rockies’ disappointing season comes to an end today in San Francisco. Last night, the Rockies didn’t put up much of a fight in a 7-nothing loss to ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, Mike Fontenot tripled in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, who also had an RBI, each added two hits for the Giants, who ended a four-game losing streak with their fifth consecutive home win. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) ...