From the KMTS News Room:

    • Red Flag Bill Moves to the Governor's Desk DENVER (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. The governor, also a Democrat, has pledged to sign the measure that would place the state among 13 others that have passed such legislation. ...
    • State Urges Tree Branch Treatment & Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – State foresters are urging residents near Colorado Springs to cut and treat the trees and branches downed by the powerful storm that struck the area in mid-March. The Colorado State Forest Service is looking to avoid an infestation of bark beetles that tend to prey on small, newly fallen trees ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Gets Orders About Public Access BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when selling or trading public land. Thursday's secretarial order comes amid longstanding complaints that millions of acres of state and federal land in the American West can be reached only by traveling ...
    • Clear Creek County Worker Suspected of Money Laundering DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says a 70-year-old former Clear Creek County employee faces multiple felony charges after an investigation into the theft of more than $200,000 from a center that provides various social services. The agency says Candace Morehouse has been arrested on theft, money laundering and forgery charges.
    • State Democrats Want to Keep Excess Tabor Money DENVER (AP) – Colorado's House speaker says she wants to ask voters this November to allow the state to keep excess revenue for roads and schools. Democratic Rep. KC Becker told reporters Wednesday she's introducing a bill that would ask voters whether the state can keep any revenues it normally would have to refund under ...
    • Hickenlooper Staunch on Death Penalty (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he'd suspend the federal death penalty if elected president. Hickenlooper made his pledge in a CNN town hall.
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Snow-pack Basalt—Two weeks ago the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed was 116% of normal.  Today it's at 158%.  According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the all-important snow water equivalent (SWE) saw a big jump at all Sno-Tel sites in the watershed with an average increase of 3.5%.  The snowpack at the ...
    • Man Kidnapped & Tortured in Eagle County Edwards, CO/Kansas City, MO.—Three  men who kidnapped and tortured a man at a home in Edwards over a missing duffel bag filled with drug money are going to prison.  The victim, who's name is being withheld, was assaulted with a hammer and tip snips while his captors tried to get information out of him. Authorities ...
    • RE-2 Superintendent Retiring Rifle—One more year and he'll call it a career. Garfield Re-2 School Superintendent Brent Curtice announced that next year will be his 38th and final year in education.  Curtice began his stint with Garfield Re-2 in exactly three years ago. Prior to that, he was the superintendent of schools in Moffat County. Colorado's 2004 “Principal ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff Opposed to the “Red Flag” Bill Glenwood Springs—Like most of his law enforcement colleagues in Colorado, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is opposed to the so-called “Red Flag” bill that aims to keep guns out of the hands of people considered a danger to themselves or others. Some counties and sheriffs are threatening to defy the law by declaring themselves as ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: TITAN DEFENSE, LATE RELIEF, HALT DEMON WIN STREAK PEACH VALLEY (4/19/18) – For an ostensibly “meaningless,” non-league game, Coal Ridge’s 9-6 win over Glenwood Springs on a windy Thursday afternoon was filled with sub-plots beyond just a 3A Western Slope League team halting a 4A WSL team’s six-game winning streak. “We’re getting there,” Titan coach Dan Larsen said following his team’s third straight win ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Snows Under Panthers with Seven-run Fifth WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/17/18) – Amid swirling and driving snowflakes, the Glenwood Springs’ bats heated up for a seven-run fifth inning, invoking the mercy rule to close out a 12-2, non-league win over Montezuma-Cortez Tuesday. A 2-run double by Liam McMahon in his first varsity at bat keyed the outburst that made a complete-game winner of ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Layoff to Shut Out Rifle Twice WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/18) – After an unprecedented pair of mercy-rule shutouts by his team over Rifle, Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said, “I don’t want to go home; everything just went so well.” Due to inclement weather forcing three postponements, it had been ten days between games for the Demons, but the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Titans Use Small-ball, Defense to Earn First Win PEACH VALLEY (4/10/18) – It’s called “small-ball” when a team wins a baseball game without benefit of big hits – specifically, home runs – or the “long ball.” Coal Ridge used three doubleplays, some stellar pitching from sophomores Ryan Kotz and Jared Lund, and a big dose of “small-ball” to defeat Moffat County, 4-3 ...
    • 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 ...