From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Sends Letter Caerus Over Road Closure Garfield County Sends Letter Caerus Over Road Closure Glenwood Springs—Caerus Oil and Gas will be getting a letter from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners regarding the company’s intention to close access to some prime recreational wilderness along Divide Road.  Caerus recently bought Encana’s interests in the area on the Roan Plateau and cited ‘worker safety’ as ...
    • Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Dies In Avalanche ASPEN (AP) – A member of a Colorado mountain search and rescue team died in a weekend avalanche outside the boundaries of the Aspen Highlands ski resort. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says two skiers were using climbing skins to ascend through an area called Maroon Bowl on Sunday when they were caught in an ...
    • Colorado Mining Company Considering Bankruptcy BILLLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A Colorado-based coal mining company with mines in Montana and Wyoming says it is considering bankruptcy protection after seeing demand drop and dealing with more than $1 billion in debt. Westmoreland Coal Co. said in its recently filed annual report that it may seek bankruptcy protection, or that an involuntary petition ...
    • Names Of Crash Victims Released STERLING (AP) – Officials have released the names of four members of a Michigan family who died in a crash with a semitrailer in Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol identifies the adult victims as Thomas Toth and Christina Daskas-Toth while a school principal identified the other two victims as their daughters, 11-year-old Sophia and 8-year-old ...
    • Denver Post Seeking New Strategy DENVER (AP) – The Denver Post Editorial Board is asking its hedge fund owner to rethink its business strategy or sell the newspaper to owners who will support the newsroom. The newspaper ran the editorial Sunday, a day before more than two dozen staff members will be laid off. It charged the New York City ...
    • Methane Ruling CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled that energy companies do not have to comply with a signature environmental rule from the Obama era involving methane waste. Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Wednesday that Bureau of Land Management regulations curbing the burning of excess gas from wells, as well as more labor-intensive ...
    • State Lawmakers Consider Misconduct Rules DENVER (AP) – Separating legislative leaders from the disciplinary process for sexual and workplace harassment is one recommendation for Colorado lawmakers. A report by a Denver-based employment law firm presented Thursday also calls for public release of both investigative results and disciplinary decisions involving lawmakers accused of misconduct. Lawmakers commissioned the report after several sexual ...
    • Fund Management Feud at CU BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado says it’s moving a majority of funds managed by the university’s student government over to the vice chancellor for student affairs. Chancellor Phil DiStefano says the university wants to take the burden of managing the funds off the student government. The student government says the decision violates university ...
    • Blagg Guilty Again Golden—For the second time in 14 years, Michael Blagg has been found guilty of murdering his wife Jennifer in Grand Junction. A jury in Golden delivered the verdict this morning after deliberating for three days. Blagg was first convicted of killing Jennifer in Mesa County in 2004 but 10 years later his conviction was overturned ...
    • Governor Pardons Convicts Denver—DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has pardoned 17 people he says have served their time, rebuilt their lives and are contributing to their communities. His clemency decisions affect individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses and other crimes – most of them committed decades ago. One burglary case dates to 1963. The convictions made ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports COACH MILLER MEMORIAL Glenwood Springs—Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Stubler Memorial Field this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of the man who paced those sidelines longer than anyone as the head football coach of the Glenwood Demons.  Coach Don Miller passed away Monday at the age of 79.  The services for ...
    • Hall of Fame Glenwood Coach Dies Glenwood Springs—Stubler Memorial Field will be packed this Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School as family, friends and community members honor the life of legendary, Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Miller.  Miller died this past Monday at the age of 79.  Miller retired in 1995 with 204 victories that included the Glenwood Demons’ state ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH MOVING ON Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball coach Cory Hitchcock is moving on.  After a successful five year run that included two league championships, Hitchcock is headed to Missouri Valley College to be an assistant women’s basketball coach.  Missouri Valley is an NAIA Division 1 school in the city of Marshall.  Hitchcock ...
    • Sports AVALANCHE-O’REILLY Sakic says he still wants to sign O’Reilly DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He ...
    • Sports 4A GIRLS STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Carbondale—On her home course, freshman Lauren Murphy, golfing for Glenwood Spings, was the top local golfer in the state championship tournament.  Murphy’s two-day total of 159 was good for 7th place.  Melissa Steinbach, in her fourth straight state championship tournament carded an 88 on both days and in 30th place.  Rifle ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAMES POSTPONED Glenwood Springs—Inclement weather on the front range has forced officials to postpone several playoff baseball games including those involving the Basalt Longhorns and the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Longhorn’s game at Manitou Springs will be played Monday morning at 11.  The first round playoff game between the Titans and ...
    • STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT Carbondale—The 6th seeded Pearls of Colorado Rocky Mountain School will host #11 Resurrection Christian this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The winner will play Dawson School Friday afternoon at 4. May 8th is the day of competition for the Coal Ridge Titans in the 3A state tournament. Coal Ridge with ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKET Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans earned an 11 seed in the Colorado State High School 3A state tournament bracket of 32. Coal Ridge, which took second place in the Western Slope, will take on number 22 Sterling this Friday in a round one game in Greeley. The Colorado Rocky ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Seniors Hand Palisade First League Loss in Finale WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/2/15) – For seven Glenwood Springs senior baseball players, their final game was both bitter and sweet, as the Demons’ disappointing season ended on a definite high note with a 5-4 win over the previously undefeated Western Slope League champion Palisade Bulldogs. “It (the season) couldn’t have ended better for this group of ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Dickerson’s had his third solo shot in two days despite playing with pain in his left ...