From the KMTS News Room:

    • Mueller Assumes General Manager Duties at River District Glenwood Springs—Today is the changing of the guard at the Colorado River District. Longtime Glenwood Springs attorney Andy Mueller officially took the reins as the new General Manager. He replaces Eric Kuhn who is retiring after 36 years with the district. Mueller, who once served on the river district’s board of directors says his personal ...
    • Garfield County Board Ok’s Land Use Grant for Carbondale Parcel Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners agreed to help the town of Carbondale buy a 25 acre parcel with a $200,000 contribution from the conservation trust fund.  The catch is, the money will come from the 2019 budget if it’s there to buy Red Hill just north of town.  Town Manager Jay Harrington says the ...
    • New Oil and Gas Rules in Consideration DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators are considering proposed new rules for oil and gas pipelines in Colorado after a fatal explosion last year blamed on leaking gas. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opened two days of hearings Monday on regulations for installing, testing and shutting down lines that carry oil and gas from ...
    • Snowpack in Colorado DURANGO (AP) – A weekend storm brought some light snow to the dry mountains of southwestern Colorado. The snowpack in the southwestern corner of the state was listed at 25 percent of average Monday. The state overall is at 57 percent. National Weather Service meteorologist Megan Stackhouse says another storm set to move into Colorado ...
    • Aspen Cyclist Leaving For Spain ASPEN (AP) – Professional cyclist Tejay van Garderen says he is leaving Colorado to move to Spain. The Aspen Times reports van Garderen and his wife and former professional cyclist Jessica Phillips are moving from Aspen to Girona in northeast Spain. Since most of van Garderen’s races are in Europe, the cyclist says the move ...
    • Atlantic City Casino Sold to Colorado Developer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The Florida developer who is selling a closed Atlantic City casino says he grew frustrated at what he called an anti-business climate in New Jersey that he says imposes burdensome regulations. In a transaction announced Monday, Glenn Straub sold the former Revel casino to Colorado developer Bruce Deifik (DYE’-fick) for ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Fallen Douglas County Deputy Highlands Ranch—Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and several of his deputies attended this morning’s memorial service for Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish. The 29 year old husband and father of two girls was gunned down in a New Year’s Eve ambush-style attack at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch.  Hundreds of people waving American flags ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Snowpack Way Down Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Watershed continues to lag behind average levels for this time of year. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the SWE or Snow Water Equivalent on McClure Pass is 13 percent of normal while the basin itself is only 55 percent of normal. One year ago, ...
    • Bad News for Colorado River Supplies Las Vegas—We may be enjoying sunny, winter days but it’s bad news for the Colorado River Basin. The first forecast of the year from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City paints a bleak picture for the seven western states that rely on the Colorado River. Experts say the Colorado is only expected to ...
    • Criminal Charges for Driver in Double Fatality Near Rifle Rifle—The man behind the wheel in last week’s deadly rollover crash north of Rifle that claimed the lives of two local men is facing criminal charges.  40 year old Cody Christopher made his first appearance in Garfield County court yesterday where he was formally charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, assault and DUI.  36 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • RIFLE GIRLS UPSET GLENWOOD; DEMON BOYS ADVANCE GRAND JUNCTION (1/19/15) – A torch was passed in the first round of the 4A Western Slope girls district basketball tournament Thursday. With Glenwood Springs senior, and likely player-of-the-year, Madi Spence watching from the bench after fouling out, Rifle sophomore Samantha Hinkle scored nine points in a 14-0 overtime blitz that sends ...
    • Sports / District Tournament Brackets   GIRLS 4A   Quarterfinals  Thursday, Feb. 19th 6:00pm:  #1 Montrose (15-4) vs #8 Summit (6-14)  (Col. Mesa Univ.) 3:00pm:  #4 Durango (14-6) vs #5 Eagle Valley (15-5)  (Palisade HS) 6:00pm:  #3 Glenwood Springs (16-4) vs #6 Rifle   (Palisade HS) 3:00pm:  #2 Palisade (18-2) vs #7 Delta (10-10)   (CMU) Semifinals   Friday, Feb. 20th 6:00pm:                                 @CMU 3:00pm:                                 @CMU ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN TITLE, GIRLS AWAIT DISTRICT SEEDING GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/15) – “We didn’t want a coin flip,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock explained after his team won the Western Slope League title outright by pounding challenger Steamboat Springs, 69-36, in the regular season finale at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on Valentines’ Day. The Lady Demons also won easily, 67-30, positioning themselves behind first-place ...
    • Sports LAS VEGAS (AP) – Naismith Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian has died at 84, two days after he was hospitalized with an infection and breathing difficulties. The towel-chewing Tarkanian won the 1990 NCAA championship with UNLV, took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and was 509-105 in 19 seasons at the school. He ...
    • KMTS Basketball: FURIOUS FINISH OVERHAULS RIFLE GIRLS AS GLENWOOD WINS TWO IN BEARS DEN RIFLE (2/7/15) – A pair of 3-pointers by Rifle’s Elly Walters and Jessie Pressler had the Lady Bears poised to upset 7th-ranked Glenwood Springs, but the veteran Demons turned up the defensive pressure with an 11-0 finish to pull out a 46-42 victory in the Bears Den. The Glenwood boys didn’t wait nearly as long, outscoring ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS Girls Bounce Back, Boys Blitz Eagle Valley GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/6/15) — If there’s ever a good time for an undefeated team to lose, it’s before the playoffs begin, as last season’s Glenwood Lady Demons found out when they went 19-0 until losing to Mesa Ridge. This year’s senior-dominated team took that lesson to heart after dropping a battle of unbeaten Western ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DELTA, REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/24/15) – For good teams, basketball is often a game of adjustments, and the Glenwood boys and girls made all the right ones in improving their combined league record to 14-0 with a sweep of Delta as the second round of WSL play began Saturday. The first time the Lady Demons (11-2, 7-0 WSL) played ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Go to 6-0 with Summit Sweep FRISCO (1/22/15) — The script going to Summit County was the same as it has been for the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams and the outcome left them both still undefeated in league play, but the paths taken varied for the Demon squads. Coming off a superb defensive effort in their 51-19 win ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Stay Unbeaten with Steamboat Sweep STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (1/17/15) – Defense still wins championships, a bromide born out by a pair of Glenwood wins at Steamboat Springs, keeping the boys and girls teams undefeated and in first place in Western Slope League play. After an early challenge, the Lady Demons (9-2, 5-0) ran off a 13-0 stretch to win easily 51-19. ...
    • Broncos Sack John Fox ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the playoffs, including Sunday’s stunning 24-13 loss to Indianapolis. Fox was 49-22 in Denver after ...