From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hickenlooper Proposes Final Budget DENVER (AP) – Governor John Hickenlooper has presented his last budget request to lawmakers – one he says helps prepare the state for an eventual recession. Today, the term-limited Governor spoke to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. The bipartisan panel will use the proposal in fashioning a state budget for fiscal years 2019-2020 during next ...
    • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Colorado Doubled in 2017 DENVER (AP) – Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017. FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado doubled from six in 2016 to 13 in 2017. The FBI’s annual report ...
    • Adams County Lifts Ban on Oil and Gas Permits DENVER (AP) – Adams County has lifted its temporary ban on new permits for oil and gas drilling after voters last week rejected a ballot proposal to restrict new wells. With a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Adams County commissioners lifted the temporary ban that had been imposed on Oct. 30. The moratorium had been passed before the ...
    • EPA Meeting on Methane Rules Today DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing today on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver.  The EPA wants to replace a 2016 rule by ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • Cue the baby jokes: Brad Paisley has plenty of ideas as he co-hosts the CMA Awards with a pregnant Carrie Underwood Next Wednesday, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the CMA Awards for the eleventh time. It’s a year that holds lots of potential — both comic and dramatic — since Carrie is expecting her second child
    • 2018 Local Election Results Updated 11/8/2018 7:00AM Garfield County Results Pitkin County Results Eagle County Results Garfield County Commissioner – District 1 Paula Stepp DEM 48.16 x-Tom Jankovsky REP 51.84 Garfield County Clerk and Recorder x-Jean Alberico DEM 54.61 Bonnie McLean REP 45.39 Garfield County Sheriff x-Lou Vallario REP 95.28 Paramroop S. Khalsa 4.72 Garfield County Court Judge – Metzger x-Yes 81.92 No 18.08 Garfield County Court Judge – Pototsky x-Yes 79.86 No 20.14 City of Glenwood Springs ...
    • 2018 Key Statewide Races Leading candidates are in bold. Candidates marked “x-” have been declared winners by the Associated Press. Governor 2,704 of 3,219 precincts – 84 percent x-Jared Polis, Dem 998,183 – 52 percent Walker Stapleton, GOP 870,051 – 45 percent Scott Helker, Lib 48,140 – 2 percent Bill Hammons, Uty 18,458 – 1 percent U.S. House District 1 Denver 255 of 434 precincts – 59 percent x-Diana ...
    • 2018 Colorado Proposition Results Constitutional Amendment V – Reduce Assembly Age Minimum From 25 to 21 years old 2,656 of 3,219 precincts – 83 percent Yes, 659,220 – 35 percent x-No, 1,228,980 – 65 percent Constitutional Amendment W – Revise Judge Retention Vote Allow single question 2,571 of 3,219 precincts – 80 percent Yes, 963,677 – 53 percent No, 845,148 – 47 percent Constitutional Amendment X – ...
    • Polis Will be Next Colorado Governor DENVER (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor’s race. Polis’ victory Tuesday keeps the governor’s seat in Democratic hands. The 43-year-old Polis will succeed the term-limited John Hickenlooper to become Colorado’s first openly gay governor. Polis is a five-term congressman and technology ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ADVANCES IN STATE 2A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, GLENWOOD AWAITS 3A BRACKETS RIFLE (11/3/18) – In an on-field interview prior to Rifle’s 27-0 first round 2A playoff win over Eaton, coach Zac Lemon of the Reds responded to a question on how to stop the Bears: “It’s hard to find an answer for teams that ‘Do what we do, and do it better than you.’” For most of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BULLDOGS WEAR DOWN DEMONS IN SECOND HALF GRAND JUNCTION – Only in the Bible story and the occasional March Madness upset does Goliath lose. The Glenwood Demons found that out when number-one ranked Palisade blew open a close contest with twenty-one unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Thursday. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0 in ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD OVERCOMES SOGGY FIELD, DEVILS FOR HOMECOMING, LEAGUE OPENING WIN GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/18) – “ Our offense is built for this,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle said of the rain-soaked Stubler Field prior to the Demons’ 41-0 Homecoming win over Eagle Valley in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. The trio of Luke Gair, Gavin Olson, and Eliot Dwyer-Walz proved their coach a prophet, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears’ powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...
    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven’t been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...