From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rifle ‘Totalizer' Treats Tons of Sewage Rifle—Three billion gallons of sewage.  It's a disgusting image but it's a relief not a drop found it's way into the Colorado River from the city of Rifle since 2009.  The totalizer, at Rifle's Wastewater Reclamation Facility just rolled past the three billion gallon mark and the city is touting the milestone with some startling ...
    • Snowpack Improves Basalt—The snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed has increased in the last week to a healthy 106 percent of normal. Officials with the Roaring Fork Conservancy say every Snotel location in the valley showed increased snow water equivalent levels. River flows also saw a boost after the warmer temperatures loosened up a lot of ice ...
    • Rifle Chamber Director Steps Down Rifle—The Rifle Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new CEO. In a letter to chamber members, Board Chairman Rick Shaffer says Kasey Nispel is, “no longer with us.”  “We would appreciate the time to celebrate her tenure with us in a positive light and wish her and her family all the best.”  The details ...
    • Man Sentenced in 2018 Standoff with Police FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man accused of threatening to blow up his mother's mobile home and barricading himself inside as police arrived has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.  44-year-old Joseph Norrie was sentenced Friday in connection with the March 2018 standoff with police. Officers on scene reported ...
    • Colorado Parks & Wildlife sends a Reminder the Bureau of Land Management GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reiterated to the Bureau of Land Management that it wants to see regulators consider limiting oil and gas pads to one per square mile in critical big game habitat. Gov. John Hickenlooper raised concern last year in a letter to the BLM about its December 2018 ...
    • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Frazee DENVER (AP) – The parents of a missing Colorado woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her fiance, who has been charged in the 29-year-old's death. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Colorado's federal district court on behalf of Cheryl and Darrell Berreth. The suit seeks unspecified damages against 32-year-old Patrick Frazee for Kelsey ...
    • Increased Avalanche Danger in Colorado's Back-Country DENVER (AP) – The avalanche danger is elevated in western Colorado because of fresh, heavy snow and strong winds. The risk is highest in the back-country areas near Steamboat Springs, Gunnison, Aspen and Grand Mesa. The risk is ranked as considerable in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where a skier died in an ...
    • Colorado Army National Guard Unit Deploying to Afghanistan DENVER (AP) – About 50 Colorado Army National Guard soldiers in a heavy helicopter unit are deploying to Afghanistan for a year. A departure ceremony is planned Wednesday in Denver for the soldiers, who are members of the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment.
    • Southwest Colorado off to a Good Start DURANGO (AP) – Southwestern Colorado is starting the new year with lots of snow after one of its worst drought years. A storm that entered the region Monday and continued through Tuesday dropped more than 10 inches of snow in Durango, 2 feet of at Chimney Rock National Monument and 34 inches at Wolf Creek ...
    • White Nationalists Post Signs on Utility Poles in Greeley GREELEY(AP) – Police say Christmas signs posted on utility poles in Greeley by a white nationalist organization violate city ordinance. Most of the signs that were taped to poles in downtown and near the Weld County Courthouse around Christmas Day by Identity Evropa have been torn down. Identity Evropa spokesman Sam Harrington says the signs ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Baseball: Big Seventh Preserves Demons’ 3-0 League Start GYPSUM (4/4/18) – Chano Gonzalez had it going on – again. But with the Glenwood Springs baseball team coming off its spring break hiatus and a big doubleheader with Summit approaching Saturday, coach Eric Nieslanik went to his other starter to finish what would turn out to be an 8-2 Western Slope League win at ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...
    • Siemian Signs With Vikings MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian, to be their backup to free agent prize Kirk Cousins. The Vikings announced the deal, which was agreed to last week, on Monday. According to the NFL transaction wire, the Vikings sent a 2019 fifth-round draft pick ...
    • Sports GIRLS WESTERN SLOPE 4A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM FIRST TEAM Glenwood Springs Tatum Peterson, SR Ellie Moser, SR Maddie Bolitho Rifle Elly Walters, SR / PLAYER OF THE YEAR Karly Manupella, SR Katy Manupella, SR Masi Smith, JR HONORABLE MENTION Glenwood Springs Dani DeCrow, SR Rifle Peyton Caldwell, SR   COLORADO SPORTS LAS VEGAS (AP) – Allonzo Trier scored 22 points, Dusan Ristic had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 15 Arizona used a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Titans Edge into Sweet Sixteen vs. Manual PEACH VALLEY (3/2/18) – Number three hosting number thirty? Never mind those 3A state basketball playoff numbers, what counts for Coal Ridge is surviving the upset bid by Frontier Academy, 52-48, and a showdown in the Sweet Sixteen with Manual to see who advances to the Great Eight at Denver University next week. The Wolverines (9-12), ...
    • High School Basketball Scores The Coal Ridge Titans are District Champions following their 53-51 win over the Roaring Fork Rams this afternoon. Both teams will play regional tournament games next weekend. Coal Ridge received a number three seed and will host Frontier Academy Friday night. The Rams are the 13th seed and will play Colorado Academy at Platte Valley ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Fast Start Fades, Glenwood Girls’ Season Ends at Windsor WINDSOR (2/23/18) – With a 12-3 lead five minutes into the second-round 4A girls playoff game, Glenwood Springs coach Rhonda Moser allowed the thought of advancing to the Sweet Sixteen to surface: “Knowing a 29th seed could play with number four, if we could have put a whole game together…” Moser speculated after turnovers and ...
    • High School Basketball Scores From the 3A District Tournament, Roaring Fork came back to beat Delta 52-49. Coal Ridge easily handled Grand Valley, 62-38. Both teams will move on to the regional tournament next weekend, but only one can be crowned District Champion. Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork tip off at 1:30 from Central High School. Meanwhile in the Bears ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Lady Demons Go Inside-Outside and on to Windsor Via First-Round Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/20/18) – “Tatum unloaded it tonight,” Glenwood Springs coach Rhonda Moser said after the senior center Peterson went off for 26 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots in the Demons’ first-round 4A playoff win over Mountain View, 63-52. “Our goal was to get past where we did last year,” Moser said, referring to ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Girls Halt Rifle Win Streak; Boys Finish 12-0 in League GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/15/18) – Upsets were in the air at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium as two undefeated Western Slope League champions faced challenges from old rivals. One streak continued, the other ended as Glenwood Springs senior Maddie Bolitho exulted, “We haven’t beaten them (Rifle) once since I’ve been in high school. I'm so happy!” The Lady Demons ...