From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO PLANNERS DISCUSS GRAVEL PIT, SOLAR PROJECT Glenwood Springs—Gravel and solar energy projects come before the Garfield County Planning Commission tonight. The commission will first tackle a land use change permit for the Powers Pit just east of Carbondale at Highway 82 and County Road 103. Pit operators are asking for changes in the hours of ...
    • NEWS PET “RESORT” KENNEL GETS FINAL APPROVAL FROM GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new dog and cat kennel in south Glenwood Springs were upheld last night by the city council. The council’s 5 to 1 vote to affirm the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of “Dog Holliday’s Pet Resort” came after a lengthy ...
    • NEWS RIFLE WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE Rifle—Outdoor water use has been partially restored in Rifle following the break of an intake pipeline from the Colorado River to the Graham Mesa water treatment plant. City officials say while the repairs aren’t as extensive as initially feared, there are still problems delivering the water at maximum capacity. ...
    • NEWS WATER RESTRICTIONS IN RIFLE Rifle—Rifle residents are under mandatory water restrictions after a pipeline that provides water broke. City officials say water may not be used for any outdoor purposes until further notice. There is no estimate when it will be repaired. Officials say there is a limited amount of water in the ...
    • NEWS MURDER TRIAL FOR C’DALE MAN UNDER WAY Glenwood Springs—The first degree murder trial for the Carbondale man accused of killing his wife with a machete over a year ago is under way in Garfield County District Court. 47 year old Arturo Navarette-Portillo reportedly confessed to killing Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya in February of last year in their ...
    • NEWS DELAYS IN GW CANYON DUE TO ROCKFALL WORK Glenwood Springs—If you’re driving through Glenwood Canyon tomorrow, plan on being delayed. C-DOT officials say both directions of I-70 will be closed for 30 minutes to an hour while a helicopter delivers materials needed for the rockfall mitigation project. The closures will take place intermittently between 9am and ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park have delayed the opening of Trail Ridge Road because of whiteout snow conditions on Friday. Park rangers reported winds up to 30 miles per hour as the temperatures dipped to 24 degrees. COLLBRAN(AP) – Mesa County emergency management officials are evacuating people who live near a massive ...
    • NEWS GAS ROYALTIES MAY BE RETURNED TO WESTERN SLOPE Grand Junction / Washington, D.C.—Millions of dollars in gas royalties will be coming back to Western Colorado if Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner get their way. Colorado’s U.S. Senators may be on opposite sides of the aisle, but they’re on the same page over this issue. ...
    • NEWS SECOND MVD ASSAULT VICTIM Glenwood Springs–The former Mountain Valley Developmental Services caretaker accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman last month in a Glenwood Springs group home, is suspected in at least one other assault. 54 year old Jose Ignacio Echevarria remains behind bars and despite the serious charges, his bond has been reduced from ...
    • NEWS TWO DAY CLOSURE OF HANGING LAKE TRAIL Glenwood Springs—The Hanging Lake Trail will close tomorrow and Thursday while crews do some work on the popular path. This week, crews with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District will replace a foundation to one of the railing posts below the staircase climb. Exit 125 will also be closed by ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...