From the KMTS News Room:

    • Officer Involved Shooting in Rangley Rangely—A suspected car thief was shot and killed by law enforcement officers last night in Rangely.  According to reports from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, officers with the Rangely Police Department and Rio Blanco County Sheriff's deputies were investigating the report of a stolen vehicle in town.  When the officers and deputies spotted ...
    • West Rifle Standoff Update Rifle—The standoff between a man and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office All Hazards Response Team that shut down I-70 between West Rifle and Rulison for over three hours actually involved three other men.  According to the latest reports, the man who ended up going to jail, 38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid and another man, ...
    • Garfield County is Searching for a New County Fair Coordinator Rifle—Garfield County is looking for a new Events Coordinator for the annual summer fair. After four very successful years at the helm, Doreen Herriott resigned recently to pursue another career opportunity. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says they're not wasting any time trying to find her replacement.  He says a number of qualified candidates has ...
    • The Suspect Arrested in Tuesday's Standoff, Facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge Rifle—The man involved in Tuesday's three and a half hour stand off with the county swat team near Rulison is being charged with attempted first degree murder and second degree assault.  38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid was booked into the Garfield County Jail yesterday after finally surrendering to authorities on Webster Hill between West ...
    • Judge Rules that there is enough Evidence to try Alleged Murderer DENVER (AP) – A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try a man on charges that he killed three homeless people in a Denver parking lot. Police and prosecutors said Friday that Maurice Butler was pursuing a drug debt owed him by a couple. They said GPS data from an ankle monitor showed ...
    • 9 Year Old Boy is Trying to Appeal Town Law SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old Colorado boy is trying to get rid of his town's ban on snowballs, a law on the books since its founding nearly a century ago. When elementary students visit town hall in Severance, the mayor and town board members tell them about the law and also say they have ...
    • Officials investigate reports of a Small Aircraft Harassing Elk GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials say they are investigating reports that a small, single-engine aircraft harassed a herd of elk in the north-central portion of the state. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports witnesses told authorities they saw the aircraft make two low passes over the herd near the community of ...
    • Oil & Gas Company to Search for deposits under a Colorado City LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – A petroleum company plans to search for oil and gas deposits underneath a Colorado city. Crews from Anadarko Petroleum plan to place seismic sensors in areas around the east side of Loveland. Trucks belonging to the company will then vibrate the ground.
    • Colorado Man Dies in Snowmobile Accident STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – A 24-year-old northern Colorado man was killed in a weekend snowmobile crash. Routt County officials say Hayden Savage died Saturday when his snowmobile veered off a county road and crashed into a stand of trees.  Under-Sheriff Doug Scherar says Savage was not wearing a helmet.
    • U.S. Forrest Service Authorizes Aspen Ski Co's Proposal ASPEN (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has authorized Aspen Skiing Co.'s proposal to develop an additional 0.3 square miles of skiing terrain on Aspen Mountain. The authorization came in a draft decision notice issued Wednesday. The agency also approved the company's desire to construct a new chairlift and add snowmaking as part of a ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Overcome Adversity to Win at Summit FRISCO (10/20/17) – If adversity reveals character, then the Glenwood Springs football team showed plenty in a 24-7 Western Slope League win at Summit Friday. Hours before what was going to be a playoff-tinged, third-place WSL showdown game, the Demons found that their four previous wins, including last week’s league victory over Battle Mountain, had been ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Survive Turnover Battle With Huskies GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/13/17) – In a freaky Friday the 13th festival of miscues, the Glenwood Demons celebrated Homecoming by halting a three-game losing streak and handing Battle Mountain its fifth straight loss, 21-14. The two teams combined for a dozen fumbles, eighteen penalties, and eight turnovers. The decisive play of the game followed, naturally, an exchange of turnovers ...