Snowpack Good, For Now

DENVER (AP) – It might be drier than usual at lower elevations in Colorado, but higher-than-normal snowfall in the mountains has boosted the snowpack in most parts of the state. Colorado’s overall snowpack was 136 percent of average on Jan. 1, the highest reading for that date since 1997. The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service … Read more

Salazar Appointed Agriculture Commissioner

DENVER (AP) – Former congressman John Salazar has been appointed to be the new Colorado agriculture commissioner. Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper also appointed Dr. Chris Urbina, director of Denver Public Health at Denver Health, to head the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and announced that Mike King will remain as head of the Department … Read more

Ritter, Hickenlooper Disagree on Secure Communities Program

DENVER (AP) – Civil rights groups are denouncing Gov. Bill Ritter’s decision Tuesday to approve the use of a federal program that identifies illegal immigrants through the fingerprints of every person booked into jail. Opponents are urging the Democrat with a week left in office to reconsider, saying the Secure Communities program will lead to … Read more

FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/04/2011)

SEVERAL JUVIES BUSTED AT GW NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY A GLENWOOD SPRINGS POLICE OFFICER WAS INJURED WHILE TRYING TO BREAK UP A HUGE, UNDERAGE NEW YEAR’S EVE DRINKING PARTY. ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, A NOISE COMPLAINT SENT OFFICERS TO THE COTTONWOOD LANDING APARTMENTS NEAR THE 27TH STREET BRIDGE AND MIDLAND AVENUE AROUND 2:30 A.M. POLICE … Read more

Glenwood Makes Pirates Walk Plank in 3A Playoff Opener

(Glenwood Springs) The Glenwood Demons dominated the Englewood Pirates Saturday afternoon in the 2010 3A opening round playoff game, 42 to nothing. The Demon’s used a stifling, opportunistic defense to bottle up the Pirates most dangerous weapon, senior running back Kevin Matthews. For the third year in a row, the Demons are moving on to … Read more

KMTS Game of the Week: GLENWOOD WRAPS UP LEAGUE TITLE AT DELTA, 24-7

DELTA (10/29/10) — The Rifle-Glenwood rivalry doesn’t mean what it once did — not due to the Bears moving down to class 3A with Coal Ridge High School in most sports, but because next week’s anticipated showdown will no longer determine this season’s Western Slope League championship. The Demons (8-1, 6-0) clinched their third WSL … Read more

State Soccer Playoffs: Coal Ridge Advances to Sweet 16

PEACH VALLEY – Coal Ridge soccer coach Brian Blair normally doesnt get too excited on the sidelines, but frequent first-half scoring opportunities that failed to add to a 1-0 lead had the coach known as “B” frustrated. “Doesnt anyone in white (the home team Titans) want to get to the ball?” he wondered on the … Read more

KMTS Game of the Week: Glenwood Runs to WSL Mountain Top

GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10-22-10) — A steady downpour that drowned Glenwood’s passing game mattered little as the Demons ran all over Eagle Valley, 33-6, outrushing the Devils, 253 yards to 99, and essentially settling the outcome by the second play of the second quarter. That was a 41-yard touchdown run by quarterback Luke Jacob after a magical … Read more

KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Win 5th Straight, 39-14 @ Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (10/15/10) — “If the right one don’t getcha, then the left one will,” Tennessee Ernie Ford sang in the mid-fifties song, “Sixteen Tons.” Steamboat Springs became the fourth straight Western Slope opponent to feel that one-two punch, better known as Luke Jacob and Drew Halsch, as the two seniors combined to rush for … Read more

KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Run Over Battle Mountain

EDWARDS (10/1/10) — “Every game is a championship game,” Drew Halsch said after Glenwood Springs scored on five of its first six possessions in defeating Battle Mountain 35-21 Friday. The senior running back, who scored three of those touchdowns while piling up 161 yards in 21 carries, was repeating the team’s motto for the season … Read more