From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Patrick Frazee Charged with Killing, Plotting to Kill Fianceé CRIPPLE CREEK (AP) – Patrick Frazee, the man accused in the death of his missing fiancee has been charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder.  Frazee learned of the five charges against him during a brief court appearance Monday in Cripple Creek. A charging document says the 32-year-old Frazee is accused of working to ...
    • DUI Crackdown on Final Weekend of 2018 The Colorado State Patrol and police around the state are cracking down on drivers under the influence as the year draws to a close. There will be saturation patrols and extra law enforcement officers on duty today through Wednesday, with over 100 agencies participating. The increased enforcement comes as the head of the state patrol ...
    • Little Nell Jewelry Thieves Likely Changed Their Appearance Aspen—Aspen police say the three men suspected of stealing $800,000 worth of high-end jewelry from the lobby of the Little Nell Hotel may have altered their appearance after the robbery and have probably left the area. Security video showed the men had facial hair during the Dec. 21 theft at the Nell and photos taken ...
    • Daughter of Murder Suspect in the Custody of Grandparents Cripple Creek— A 1-year-old girl whose father is accused of killing her mother will stay with her maternal grandparents for now. A judge granted temporary custody to the maternal grandparents during a closed hearing Thursday. The girl's father, 31-year-old Patrick Michael Frazee, was arrested Dec. 21 on suspicion of killing her mother, 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth. Berreth's ...
    • Keystone Deaths attributed to Heart Problems Summit County—(AP) – Authorities say two men who died just days apart while skiing at Keystone Resort both suffered a heart-related problem. The Summit County coroner's office released the causes of the deaths Thursday but didn't provide specifics.  53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada died Dec. 22 and 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne died Christmas Day.
    • Teller County Man Charged with Fiance's Murder Officials say that a missing Colorado woman was probably killed at her home but have declined to speculate on where her body might be.  Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young told reporters Friday that that investigators believe 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was killed at her home. Her fiance Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday morning at his ...
    • Legal Battle Over Southern Colorado Ranch DENVER (AP) – A decades-old legal fight over access to a historic southern Colorado ranch may soon reach a conclusion. William Harrison, owner of the San Luis Valley ranch, said Tuesday he is ending his legal efforts to restrict access by heirs of an 1844 Mexican land grant on which the ranch sits.
    • Oil and Gas Buffer Zone Expanded DENVER (AP) – Colorado oil and gas regulators have expanded the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to require that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from any outdoor area or building that schools and day care centers use. The old rules ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Avalanche Tie Home Win Record DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Colorado Avalanche matched the franchise record of 10 straight home wins, beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. Carl Soderberg and Alexander Kerfoot scored to help Colorado match the longest home winning streak in franchise history, set in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Overtime Win Crowns Demon Boys League Champs; Girls Win 8th Straight STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/8/18) – “Steamboat (Springs) gave us a battle; it wasn’t our best game, but it’s good to be league champs,” a relieved Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after the Demons edged the Sailors, 43-41, on AJ Crowley’s in-bounds basket with four seconds left in overtime. The win improves Glenwood’s unblemished Western ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Layoff Doesn't Deter 7th Straight League Sweep for Glenwood Teams GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/6/18) – Compared to what’s in store for the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams at the end of this week, they had been on vacation since their last game prior to Ground Hog Day. Rather than lose their mojo due to inactivity, both teams easily dispatched Summit County to extend the Demons’ ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Dump Devils… Twice GYPSUM (2/1/18) – “One fist of iron, and the other of steel, if the right one don't get you then the left one will,” famously sang Tennessee Ernie Ford in the fifties novelties tune, “Sixteen Tons.” Because they have multiple players who let fly from long-distance, leading the league with more than 800 3-point attempts this ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Back at Full Strength, Glenwood Sweeps Palisade at Home GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/18) – “It felt really good to get back,” Glenwood Springs’ Tatum Peterson said after the Lady Demons avenged an earlier loss to Palisade, 48-23, in the senior’s return after missing five games with an injury. “The ankle felt good,” Peterson said after she led all scorers with ten points and helped Glenwood(10-7, 5-2 ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Basketball Battle Mountain at Rifle   6 and 7:30 Palisade at Glenwood Springs   6 and 7:30   (live broadcast on KMTS) Wrestling Rifle at Steamboat Springs    6pm Coal Ridge at Grand Valley   6pm College Basketball #11 Arizona at Colorado   6:30 NBA NY Knicks at Denver   7pm NHL Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis  7pm   MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch) has advanced to his first ...
    • KMTS Basketball: First-Place Clash Goes to Titan Boys; Ram Girls Win a Close One CARBONDALE (1/23/18) – Every once in a while, something actually lives up to expectations, as with the showdown between the Roaring Fork Rams and Coal Ridge Titans Tuesday. The two teams had lost just three games combined in twenty played this season, and the Ram boys were on a nine-game winning streak – which ended ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demon 3-Pointers, Free Throws Key Sweep of Summit FARMER’S CORNER (1/20/18) – “We escaped with this one,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after Summit cut an eleven point Demon lead to two in the final two minutes before six straight free throws held off the Tigers, 86-81. Angel Garcia and AJ Crowley combined to make 9-of-11 three-point attempts as the ...
    • 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 ...