From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rifle City Manager Resigns Rifle—The City of Rifle is once again looking for a new city manager.  After three short months on the job, Jim Nichols shocked the council and staff last night during a private, closed-door meeting to announce his resignation.  As of now, no specific reasons have been given for the mutually-agreed to separation nor have the ...
    • Garfield County Forced to Refund Encana Glenwood Springs—Encana Oil and Gas made a nearly six million dollar accounting error about four years ago. Garfield County and other local taxing districts however have to pay for that mistake. According to reports from Garfield County, Encana overpaid 5.7 million dollars in property taxes in 2014. Unfortunately, by the time the error was discovered, ...
    • Caucuses Set for Tuesday Garfield County—Tomorrow begins what is expected to be a contentious, lively mid-term election year. It’s caucus day in Colorado when the two major political parties choose their delegates for next month’s party assemblies.  Given the hot, political climate and the divide between the two parties seemingly growing larger, the Democrats are expected to fight hard ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Coal Ridge, Glenwood Boys Bow Out at Home PEACH VALLEY (3/3/18) – The home court advantage wasn’t enough as the Coal Ridge Titans, ranked third in the 3A state basketball playoffs, having won twelve straight and gone undefeated through the Western Slope League season, lost the regional championship game to No. 14 Denver Manual, 80-77. After a closely contested opening quarter, the Thunderolts, behind ...
    • Colorado River Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A local firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, says she has been subject to pornography and gender-related insults. Taylor also says she has been restricted ...
    • Green River to Front Range Water Pipeline Proposed GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man has brought back a disputed proposal to pipe water from the Green River watershed several miles to Colorado’s Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins has filed for a water right with the state of Utah for the project, which would involve diverting water from the Green River ...
    • Defense Attorney Jailed for Refusing to Testify in Death Penalty Case DENVER (AP) – A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, has been jailed since Monday after repeatedly refusing to answer questions about her ...
    • Two Die In Ski / Snowboard Accidents Sunday DENVER (AP) – Two people are dead in skiing and snowboarding accidents in Colorado. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says a skier collided with a tree at Keystone Resort on Sunday. The skier, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to the hospital but later pronounced dead. Later in the day, a snowboarder died in the backcountry ...
    • Denver May Consider Bid for 2030 Olympics DENVER (AP) – Over 40 years after becoming the first city to walk away from an Olympic bid, Denver is considering whether to try to again to host the Winter Games. Questions about the environmental impact, huge costs and logistics killed Denver’s plans to host the 1976 Olympics. But the leader of the committee exploring a ...
    • NEWS LITTLETON (AP) – Residents have been asked to stay inside and some schools have been placed on tighter security as authorities investigate a report of shots fired. Deputies are searching the area in and around a shopping center Friday morning but the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said it hasn’t been able to confirm yet whether ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Football: DEMONS DRAW CLOSER TO VICTORY GYPSUM (10/9/15) — As the Beatles crooned before Sgt. Pepper brought the band to play: “Closer! Do you want to know a secret?” Before this gauntlet of a football season comes to a close, the Glenwood Springs Demons are going to upset someone. It almost happened at Eagle Valley’s homecoming Friday, but the ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—-3      Delta—–2 Coal Ridge—-9    Grand Valley—-0 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—-3    Glenwood—–0 Summit——-3       Rifle——0 Coal Ridge—–3    Roaring Fork—-1 SOFTBALL Rifle—–9       Meeker—–2 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (all games at 7pm) Glenwood Springs at Eagle Valley (Gypsum)  Grand Junction Central at Rifle Basalt at Moffat County Coal Ridge at Aspen Battle Mountain at Roaring Fork Grand Valley at Cedaredge NHL /AVS DENVER (AP) – Zach Parise scored three times, including the tiebreaking tally ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Fruita Monument—-5       Glenwood Springs—-2 Basalt——8               Rifle—–0 Coal Ridge—–5       Moffat County—-2 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3      Rifle—-0 Eagle Valley—–3     Coal Ridge—-0 CROSS COUNTRY Buena Vista—The Glenwood Demons boy’s team had a perfect score of 15 by claiming 1st through 5th place.  The Glenwood girl’s cross country team also won at Buena Vista. ELSEWHERE IN COLORADO SPORTS… In Denver, Alex Tanguay scored at 1:18 of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL – Demons Continue to Improve in Loss to Brush GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/17/15) – In the Bill Murray classic, “What About Bob,” the protagonist is urged to take “Baby steps,” and Glenwood’s football team, though falling to 0-3 in a 43-22 pre-season loss to defending 2A state champion Brush, continued to move in the right direction as the Western Slope League season approaches. In ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Eagle Valley—–2      Glenwood Springs—-1 Basalt——2             Rifle—–1   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—–3      Rifle—–2 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE / 7 O’CLOCK KICK OFF Brush at Glenwood, Aspen at Cedaredge, Roaring Fork at Olathe, Grand Valley at Coal Ridge, Basalt at Eagle Valley, Rifle (no game scheduled) BRONCOS WIN A THRILLER IN KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos pulled ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fall Under Conifer Lights CONIFER — Glenwood Springs got on the scoreboard for the first time in the 2015 season, and led late in the third quarter before Conifer wore down the Demon defense to win the first game under their brand new home lights, 27-12 Friday. The Demons, who dropped to 0-2 in the young season, took a 12-7 ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge—3    Glenwood—-2 Grand Valley—-3    Basalt—-0 SOFTBALL Eagle Valley—-9    Rifle—-8   MLB / Rockies SAN DIEGO (AP) – Brett Wallace’s fielder’s choice grounder drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Corey Spangenberg doubled to lead off the ninth against Boone Logan (0-3) ...
    • Sports VOLLEYBALL At the Glenwood Invitational, the lady demons defeated grand valley 2 games to none. glenwood will take on telluride tonight. FOOTBALL Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Erie Tigers.  Game time at 7.  Pre-game coverage  begins at 6-45 on KMTS.   In other Western Slope action tonight; Rifle is at Moffat County.  Coal ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Aspen—2      Basalt—1 Eagle Valley—3    Coal Ridge—0   SOFTBALL Delta—15       Rifle—-4   ROCKIES DROP TWO TO D-BACKS Game 1   Arizona—6     Colorado—4 Game 2  Arizona—-5     Colorado—3   ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….   NEW YORK (AP) – At the U.S. Open today Serena Williams resumes her quest to become the first player since Steffi Graf (grahf) in 1988 to win all four major tennis tournaments in one year. ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Palisade—The Glenwood Demons began Western Slope conference play with a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs at Palisade High School Monday afternoon.  The Demons scored 3 goals in the second half to secure the victory and improve to 2 and 1 overall.  In other Western Slope soccer this afternoon, the Coal Ridge Titans take ...