From the KMTS News Room:

    • News GARCO BOARD OK’S LAND USE GRANT FOR C’DALE PARCEL Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners agreed to help the town of Carbondale buy a 25 acre parcel with a $200,000 contribution from the conservation trust fund.  The catch is, the money will come from the 2019 budget if it’s there to buy Red Hill just north ...
    • New Oil and Gas Rules in Consideration DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators are considering proposed new rules for oil and gas pipelines in Colorado after a fatal explosion last year blamed on leaking gas. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opened two days of hearings Monday on regulations for installing, testing and shutting down lines that carry oil and gas from ...
    • Snowpack in Colorado DURANGO (AP) – A weekend storm brought some light snow to the dry mountains of southwestern Colorado. The snowpack in the southwestern corner of the state was listed at 25 percent of average Monday. The state overall is at 57 percent. National Weather Service meteorologist Megan Stackhouse says another storm set to move into Colorado ...
    • Aspen Cyclist Leaving For Spain ASPEN (AP) – Professional cyclist Tejay van Garderen says he is leaving Colorado to move to Spain. The Aspen Times reports van Garderen and his wife and former professional cyclist Jessica Phillips are moving from Aspen to Girona in northeast Spain. Since most of van Garderen’s races are in Europe, the cyclist says the move ...
    • Atlantic City Casino Sold to Colorado Developer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The Florida developer who is selling a closed Atlantic City casino says he grew frustrated at what he called an anti-business climate in New Jersey that he says imposes burdensome regulations. In a transaction announced Monday, Glenn Straub sold the former Revel casino to Colorado developer Bruce Deifik (DYE’-fick) for ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Fallen Douglas County Deputy Highlands Ranch—Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and several of his deputies attended this morning’s memorial service for Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish. The 29 year old husband and father of two girls was gunned down in a New Year’s Eve ambush-style attack at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch.  Hundreds of people waving American flags ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Snowpack Way Down Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Watershed continues to lag behind average levels for this time of year. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the SWE or Snow Water Equivalent on McClure Pass is 13 percent of normal while the basin itself is only 55 percent of normal. One year ago, ...
    • Bad News for Colorado River Supplies Las Vegas—We may be enjoying sunny, winter days but it’s bad news for the Colorado River Basin. The first forecast of the year from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City paints a bleak picture for the seven western states that rely on the Colorado River. Experts say the Colorado is only expected to ...
    • Criminal Charges for Driver in Double Fatality Near Rifle Rifle—The man behind the wheel in last week’s deadly rollover crash north of Rifle that claimed the lives of two local men is facing criminal charges.  40 year old Cody Christopher made his first appearance in Garfield County court yesterday where he was formally charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, assault and DUI.  36 ...
    • Garfield County Men Killed in Crash North of Rifle   Rifle—Two local men were killed in a car crash late Thursday night on a remote road north of the Rifle Correctional facility.  According to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 41 year old Trent Johnson of Glenwood Springs and 36 year old Matthew Smith of Rifle died at the scene of the accident at ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD SNUFFS DEVILS LONG-DISTANCE MISSILES; BOLITHO COMES UP CLUTCH AS LADY DEMONS OVERCOME EAGLE VALLEY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/13/18) – Advised prior to Saturday’s first-place showdown with Eagle Valley’s three-point bombers that the Devils had put up 53 long-distance shots in a two-point win over Rifle earlier that week, Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock was succinct and confident, “We’re not gonna zone ‘em; it’ll come down to execution and good defense.” That ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Devils Drown Bears in 3-Point Deluge; Lady Bears Cruise to Sixth Straight Win GYPSUM (1/11/18) – The students were standing, the crowd inside the gym known as the Devils’ Inferno was roaring with every possession, clutch free throw, or dramatic 3-pointer. The playoff atmosphere through the final minutes of Eagle Valley’s ten-point comeback for a 76-74 victory over the visiting Rifle boys challenged the fact that the two ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Overcome Injuries, Sweep Battle Mountain EDWARDS (1/12/18) – It was David versus Goliath, minus the slingshot. Missing their leading rebounder, the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was facing a Battle Mountain front line that went 6-8, 6-5, 6-5. Angel Garcia, whose 26 points led all scorers in a scrambling 73-64 comeback from a ten-point first-half deficit, said the height disparity ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Rifle—-36       Palisade—–21 Boys Palisade—44     Rifle—–42   Friday games Roaring Fork at Delta  5:30 Girls, 7pm Boys NBA Utah at Denver COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Colorado—90    #4 Arizona State—81  OT NFL / GRUDEN BACK TO THE RAIDERS ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the ...
    • Nuggets Over Utah Jazz 107-83 DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray was given the job as Denver’s starting point guard before the season began. He is proving to be a worthy choice. Murray scored 13 of his 22 points in the first quarter and the Nuggets overcame the ejection of Nikola Jokic to beat the Utah Jazz 107-83 on Tuesday night. Murray has ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood Springs—43       Greeley West—28 Boys Glenwood Springs—59       Greeley West—58 Montrose—53                       Coal Ridge—49 WRESTLING Glenwood Springs—47       Battle Mountain—24 Green Mountain—66           Rifle—-9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL / CSU RAMS Colorado State is playing in its fifth consecutive bowl game but has lost in its ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: THRILLING FINISH KEYS TOURNEY SWEEP OF EAGLES GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/7/17) — Perennial 3A state champion contending Faith Christian was cruising to a double-digit victory over Glenwood Springs in the opener of the boys Demon Invitational Thursday when the unexpected happened – in stages, concluding with Aaron Smith’s buzzer-beating layup for a 58-56 win. The Glenwood girls had polished off the Eagles ...
    • Glenwood Demons Last Football Game Canceled (KMTS TO COVER RIFLE-PALISADE LEAGUE TITLE GAME) Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons varsity football season is officially over.  The Demons, hoping to play one last game this Friday night against the Eagle Valley Devils in Gypsum, learned today the game has been forfeited.  Glenwood Springs High School Athletic Director Craig Denney was informed that Eagle Valley’s once ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Overcome Adversity to Win at Summit FRISCO (10/20/17) – If adversity reveals character, then the Glenwood Springs football team showed plenty in a 24-7 Western Slope League win at Summit Friday. Hours before what was going to be a playoff-tinged, third-place WSL showdown game, the Demons found that their four previous wins, including last week’s league victory over Battle Mountain, had been ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Survive Turnover Battle With Huskies GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/13/17) – In a freaky Friday the 13th festival of miscues, the Glenwood Demons celebrated Homecoming by halting a three-game losing streak and handing Battle Mountain its fifth straight loss, 21-14. The two teams combined for a dozen fumbles, eighteen penalties, and eight turnovers. The decisive play of the game followed, naturally, an exchange of turnovers ...