From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rocky Mountain National Park Comes Close to Visitation Record FORT COLLINS (AP) – Rocky Mountain National Park almost set another visitation record in 2017. The park’s visitation last year was less than 2 percent shy of the 4.5 million visitors it saw in 2016.
    • Representatives Push for Marijuana Policy BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Colorado Rep. Jared Polis are leading a bipartisan push urging President Donald Trump to reinstate an Obama-era policy discouraging federal prosecutors from targeting individuals involved in the marijuana trade in states that have legalized the drug. Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational ...
    • Warren Miller, Filmmaker, Dead at 93 ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) – Warren Miller, the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93. His family says in a statement that Miller died Wednesday evening at his home on Orcas Island. A World War II veteran, ...
    • Backcountry Skier Killed in Avalanche Silverton—A Durango man is the first Colorado avalanche victim of 2018.  According to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, 27 year old Able Palmer was killed Sunday in a slide near Silverton.  The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says Palmer was skiing south of Red Mountain Pass in an area known as “Sam’s Trees.”   About 20 ...
    • Colorado Supreme Court Abortion Lawsuit Decision Denver—A lawsuit filed by former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton over abortion funding was dismissed today by the state Supreme Court. Today’s ruling upheld other judges’ dismissals of the lawsuit that said the use of taxpayer dollars to fund Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood was in direct violation of the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed in ...
    • Snow, Wind Hammer Eastern Plains Denver—I-70 between Denver and Limon finally reopened today but further east it’s a real mess. A nearly 80-mile stretch from Limon to Burlington is still closed due to snowy, icy conditions and gusty winds. At least a dozen flights were canceled or delayed this morning at Denver International Airport due to the storm that hit ...
    • Denver Woman Headed to Prison for Pipeline Protest Shooting BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Attorneys for a Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline say they’ve reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid trial. If a federal judge agrees, Red Fawn Fallis will plead guilty Monday to civil disorder and gun possession by ...
    • Longtime Vail Local Found Dead VAIL (AP) – The man found dead near Vail Ski Resort has been identified as a longtime Vail resident. The body of 60 year old Maldwyn “Maldy” George Zang was found Tuesday after a woman on a ski lift reported seeing a body in Gore Creek. The cause of death remains under investigation but Detective ...
    • Vanderhoof Memorial Glenwood Springs—A large crowd of relatives and friends are expected to gather tomorrow to remember the man nicknamed, “Mr. Glenwood Springs.”  A memorial for Don Vanderhoof will be held Thursday at noon at Mountain View Church near Buffalo Valley.  The former Glenwood Springs mayor died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 86.  In ...
    • CMC Trustees Support DACA Glenwood Springs—DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has the full support of Colorado Mountain College. With a unanimous vote, the CMC Board of Trustees endorsed a resolution supporting immigration reform as well as the students who have benefited from the DACA program. In its resolution the board stated, “The CMC Board of Trustees stands ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rifle High School Sanctioned for Videographer’s Sideline Infraction On November 22, 2014, the Rifle High School Football Team beat Fort Morgan 35-7 to advance to the State Championship game for the second time in three years.  Also that day, someone filming the game apparently encroached into a protected area of the field–too close to Fort Morgan’s team box.  Since schools are responsible for any “media” ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS DROP LEAGUE OPENER TO HUSKIES WEST GLENWOOD (3/14/15) – The Battle Mountain Huskies, who dropped a doubleheader to Glenwood Springs last season by a combined score of 25-1, got the jump on the Demons 5-4 in their season and Western Slope League opener Saturday. The Huskies (2-2) had already played three games and the advantage showed as Glenwood pitchers walked seven ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—17   Coal Ridge—2   5 innings        Hotchkiss—-13     Roaring Fork—-3     5 innings       SOCCER Palisade—-6   Glenwood Springs—-1       CRMS—-6  Rifle—-1        Battle Mountain—-6   Coal Ridge—-0   ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville’s top free agent target is the first to make it official: Former Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has signed a five-year contract worth $46 million with the ...
    • 2015 3A State Basketball Tournament Brackets 2015 CHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class 3A(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); 2015 CHSAA State Girls Basketball Championships Class 3A(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document);
    • KMTS Basketball Playoffs: COAL RIDGE TEAMS CLINCH 3A STATE BIDS PEACH VALLEY(2/24/15) – “That was a little too exciting,” Coal Ridge coach Paul Harvey remarked after his Titans advanced to the next round in 3A Western Slope League district play with a 61-56 win over Gunnison Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Titans (10-10), who will meet No. 1 Moffat County (16-4) on Friday at Grand Junction Central High ...
    • 3A District Basketball Brackets 2015 3A boys basketball district tournaments Western Slope(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); 2015 3A girls basketball district tournaments Western Slope(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document);
    • 4A Regional Brackets 2015 CHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class 4A// 2015 CHSAA State Girls Basketball Championships Class 4A//
    • GLENWOOD TAKES THIRD IN DISTRICTS, LADY BEARS LOSE GRAND JUNCTION (1/21/15) – As the teams came off the floor from pre-game warmups in the 4A boys Western Slope League district third-place game, Glenwood Springs’ coach Cory Hitchcock told his team, “Put a smile on your faces, it’s basketball.” The Demons, who came into the tourney as the No. 1 seed, but ...
    • 4A District Basketball GLENWOOD, RIFLE LOSE IN SEMIS, PLAY FOR THIRD GRAND JUNCTION (1/20/15) – Playing in the 5A Southwest League proved to be a good training ground for the Durango Demons, who despite an overall losing record, defeated the Glnewood Springs boys 51-37 Friday at Colorado Mesa University to advance to the championship of the 4A Western Slope League district tournament . Durango (11-12), seeded ...
    • KMTS Playoff Basketball: Lady Bears Go Cold Against Palisade GRAND JUNCTION (1/20/15) – The Rifle Lady Bears, seeded sixth in the Western Slope League district tournament and coming off a 44-30 overtime upset of No. 2 Glenwood Springs Thursday, weren’t able to ride that momentum into the semi-finals. Rifle missed its first 13 shots and lost to league champion Palisade, 36-25, in semi-final ...