From the KMTS News Room:

    • Possible Suicide at Grizzly Creek Glenwood Springs—Garfield County authorities believe the person found dead in the icy waters of the Colorado River near the Grizzly Creek rest area committed suicide.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a body found in the river around 10 o’clock Saturday morning.  Attempts to revive the individual were unsuccessful.  Garfield  County Coroner Robert Glassmire ...
    • Silt Town Board to Discuss River Preserve Silt—A water infrastructure easement deed is expected to be approved by the Silt Board of Trustees at tonight’s meeting.  The resolution would allow the town to build a temporary construction easement and a permanent irrigation easement on the Silt River Preserve.  The town wants to have an irrigation line from the Loesch and Crann ditch ...
    • Rifle Weed Regulations Approved on 2nd Reading Rifle—Marijuana will soon be available in Rifle for something other than medicine. The city is taking steps to make sure it can be sold for recreational use.  On second reading, with a somewhat tempered, less-than-enthusiastic vote, the city council approved amending the licensing and regulations of marijuana businesses.  The amendment allows retail weed to be ...
    • Colorado State Patrol Involved in Fatal Shooting CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a Colorado State Patrol officer fatally shot someone at the scene of a one-vehicle crash in western Colorado. The CBI says the shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday on State Highway 135 just south of Crested Butte. Officials have not said ...
    • Fatal Crash in Fort Collins FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Police in Colorado say two people have died in a crash involving a suspicious truck that fled from officers. Fort Collins Police Department spokesman Brandon Barnes said the driver of the suspicious truck was arrested at the crash location. Barnes said police were investigating a report of a suspicious truck ...
    • Skiers have Options DENVER (AP) – Holiday skiers have more options in Colorado. Snowmass Ski Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort all opened for the season Thursday. Steamboat Resort opened Wednesday with up to 60 acres of terrain, the most on opening day since 2014.  Sunlight Mountain Resort opened this  morning.
    • Governor-elect will stay Home DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis says he and his family will live in their Boulder home most of the time instead of moving into the Governor’s Residence in Denver.  Polis will spend the night at the official residence if needed when the Legislature is in session. Polis, a Democrat, would be the first ...
    • Christopher Watts Convicted DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke’s comments on how Watts killed his ...
    • CU Senior wins Rhodes Scholarship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first Sikh-American to be selected for the honor. Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday. The ...
    • Denver Suburb Acquires Water Rights AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Denver suburb has finalized an unusual deal to acquire water from an inactive gold mine. Aurora city officials said Friday the $34 million deal gives the city the rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine outside Alma, about 100 miles to the west. An ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: Bulldog 3-point Barage Burries Bears; Girls Outlast Moffat for 9th Straight Win CRAIG (1/19/18) – Surely Brent Cook would cool off during halftime after making six consecutive three-pointers and scoring all but three of Moffat County’s first-half points against the visiting Rifle Bears in a non-league contest Friday. But Cook recovered from tweaking his knee just before intermission as the Bears closed to within three and finally a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Downing Steamboat Puts Glenwood Boys Alone in First; Girls Win Third Straight GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/16/18) – Coming into Tuesday’s contest in Glenwood Springs, the Demon boys and Steamboat Sailors were both undefeated in Western Slope League action – and halfway through the third quarter the teams were deadlocked at 33. Suddenly, after a one-for-seven start behind the 3-point arc, Glenwood found the range, sinking four of five, and ...
    • 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 ...