From the KMTS News Room:

    • Meth, Heroin, & Guns Seized in Garfield County Drug Bust RIFLE—Five people were arrested recently at a house south of Rifle that has long been known as a hotbed of drug and gang related activity. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office Threat Assessment Group (TAG), deputies responded to a call of  ‘shots fired' at 981 Gage Road. When deputies arrived at the ...
    • Glenwood Springs Economy Strengthened by the New Bridge Glenwood Springs—What a difference a year and a new bridge makes. The new Grand Avenue Bridge helped boost Glenwood Springs' overall sales tax revenues by nearly 10 percent from August of 2017 to this year. The city collected over 1.6 million dollars this past August thanks in large part to more visitors staying in local ...
    • No Contract Extension for Aspen School District Superintendent Aspen—Aspen School District Superintendent Dr. John Maloy has a job until June 30th of 2021.  Beyond that, it's anyone's guess.  The Aspen Board of Education chose not to extend his current contract.  The vote and announcement followed a series of closed-door, executive sessions held by the school board. No specific reasons were given for the ...
    • The Halloween Heat is On! Glenwood Springs—You don't want to trade your Halloween costume for a county-issued jail jumpsuit. That's what will happen if you're caught driving drunk or stoned over the next few days. Law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be on the prowl for impaired drivers during the annual Halloween “Heat is On” DUI campaign starting at 6 ...
    • Colorado Residents can Vote Now. DENVER (AP) – Colorado residents who want to vote in person can now cast their ballots at voter centers around the state. The Colorado Secretary of State's Office says voter centers opened in all 64 counties Monday and will remain open through Nov. 6, Election Day. Mail-in ballots were sent to active voters earlier this ...
    • Plans to Sell Oil & Gas Rights have been Canceled. DENVER- The Trump administration is canceling plans to sell oil and gas drilling rights on public land in Western Colorado because of the Greater Sage Grouse. The Bureau of Land Management is removing over 147, 000 acres of land from a planned December auction.  Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet,  asked the bureau to reconsider ...
    • Home Sales have Dropped, Except in Garfield County DENVER–Except for Garfield County and a few other communities, home sales are dropping across most of the state.  The Colorado Association of Realtors recently reported that the number of single-family home listings sold in Colorado dropped 14.6 percent in September compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales of townhouses and condos dropped 15.2 percent.  ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff Speaks Out Against Setback Proposal Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Sheriff's Office would be severely impacted if Proposition 112 is passed by voters on election day according to the man in charge, Sheriff Lou Vallario.  During his “Just the Facts” update on the Sheriff's Facebook page, Vallario says he's reluctant to make political statements but following the Board of Commissioner's recent ...
    • Aspen Abandons Plans to Build Maroon Creek & Castle Creek Dams Aspen—The city of Aspen's decision to abandon the plans to build dams on Maroon and Castle Creeks is being lauded by conservationists.  They're all so happy, they plan to raise a glass of cheer during a happy hour celebration next week.  Officials with Western Resource Advocates say the dams would have flooded important wildlife and ...
    • Utah Counties Ask State for Help Building Oil Train SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Promoters of a 1.4 billion dollar railroad in Utah's oil country want help from the state. Uinta Basin officials are pushing a project they say could quintuple oil production in Utah along with bringing higher prices and create 27,000 jobs. The plan is to build a 150-mile railroad to allow transporting oil ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE GIRLS EDGE PALISADE FOR FIRST PLACE; BOYS UPSET BY ‘DOGS RIFLE (2/3/17) — Legend has it that Roger Walters, coach of the Rifle boys basketball team, once made one hundred straight in the early morning free throw ladders in the Bears Den during his playing days. True or not, there’s no doubting daughter Elly, a junior who makes 75 per cent from the line ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD GIRLS RECOVER, OVERCOME DEVILS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/2/17) – On Ground Hog Day, with help from their only senior, the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons avoided repeating a two-point loss to Eagle Valley, recovering from an opening 10-0 salvo by the Devils and winning their last home game of the season, 39-37, Thursday. The Glenwood boys weren’t able to duplicate the girls’ ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Undated—The defending 182 pound state champion from Glenwood Springs has his eyes on a second state title.  In this week's rankings from On the Mat, senior Myles Wilson is number 1 followed by Palisade's Terrance Williams. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Undated—The highest ranked team from the local area is the Basalt Longhorns in boys basketball.  With ...
    • Assistant CU Football Coach Resigns Amid Assault Claims BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin has resigned at the athletic department's request after his former girlfriend said he repeatedly physically assaulted her. His resignation is effective Jan. 31 and coach Mike MacIntyre will conduct a quick search for a replacement with spring ball set to begin in less than a month. Tumpkin, ...
    • Nuggets Win, Jokic Leaves With Injury DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists before leaving with an injury late in the game and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 127-120 on Thursday night. Jokic went down hard under the Phoenix basket with 1:47 left. He was on the floor for a while with the entire ...
    • Varlamov to Undergo Season Ending Surgery DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will undergo season-ending hip surgery in an effort to fix a lingering groin issue. He will have the procedure Thursday in Vail, Colorado. The 28-year-old Varlamov has been dealing with a nagging groin injury since December. He has a 6-17 record with a 3.38 goals-against average over 24 games ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS HOLD OFF ‘DOGS TO SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (1/26/17) – Visiting Glenwood Springs basketball fans had to be thinking, “Oh no, here we go again.” Two weeks ago, Palisade, now 3-16 after the Demon boys held on for a 51-44 road win, upset the Demons at home. Once again, the Bulldogs refused to roll over and play dead, but this time, Palisade’s ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR FOR GLENWOOD AT EAGLE VALLEY GYPSUM (1/23/17) – The look on Tatum Peterson’s face after a 36-34 loss at Eagle Valley required no words. No matter how it happens, heartbreak hurts. Glenwood’s girls basketball team had its first lead of the game over one of the Western Slope’s best teams with just over a minute to play, then lost on ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS DISPATCH TIGERS AFTER DRUBBING IN FRUITA GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/20/17) – Whimsically dubbed, “The game that shall not be named,” a dual drubbing in Fruita the night before had no residual effect as Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls basketball teams got back on track with relatively easy wins over the visiting Summit Tigers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 46, SUMMIT 31 After an early 8-2 lead over ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood—47    Steamboat Springs—42 Eagle Valley—36    Coal Ridge—19 Battle Mountain—43   Roaring Fork—40 Boys Glenwood—39    Steamboat Springs—38 Eagle Valley—72   Coal Ridge—63 Roaring Fork—57  Battle Mountain—43 NUGGETS WIN LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a furious late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for ...