From the KMTS News Room:

    • Blagg Murder Trial Golden— (AP) – A former FBI agent believes Jennifer Blagg wasn’t killed by her husband Michael, but by a child predator targeting her 6-year-old daughter Abby. John Larsen testified in the second murder trial of Michael Blagg, who is accused of killing his wife Jennifer in 2001. Michael Blagg says he came home from work ...
    • Tri-County Health Study Glenwood Springs—Every year, Colorado is ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation.  However, a recent board of health study of the tri-county area of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties showed there are several aspects to overall health that often get overlooked.  Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long helped coordinate a community ...
    • Garfield County Supports Natural Gas Market Study Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a $5,000.00 contribution to help fund a Colorado Mesa University study that aims to explore other markets for natural gas. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the study is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Wyoming, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The CMU report will include analysis of interstate efforts ...
    • Garfield County Mosquito Program Glenwood Springs—$170,000.00 is a small price to keep mosquitoes under control in Garfield County.  County vegetation manager Steve Anthony is in charge of the annual mosquito control program.  It was implemented in 2004 to combat West Nile virus and covers 50 square miles, 34 of which are in unincorporated Garfield County.  Anthony says a few ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...
    • Lift-Up Director Dies Glenwood Springs—When she was hired as the new executive director of Lift Up last October, she called it her “dream job.”  Amy Barr has died after a battle with cancer.  Prior to taking the helm at Lift Up five months ago, Barr’s reputation as a tireless, dedicated, devoted non-profit worker was well known across western ...
    • No Second Mistrial for Blagg Grand Junction/Golden—There will not be a second mistrial for convicted Grand Junction murderer Michael Blagg. The second trial for Blagg will continue in Jefferson County. District Judge Tamara Russell rejected a motion from Blagg’s attorney for a mistrial after his former mother-in-law, Marilyn Conway intentionally referenced proceedings from the 2004 trial in Mesa County where ...
    • Shake-Up in Colorado Senate Denver—State Senator Lucia Guzman has stepped down as the minority leader.  Guzman’s decision was due in part to protest Republican leadership’s handling of recent harassment complaints at the capitol. Guzman, who is term limited, will serve the rest of her time as the assistant minority leader.  Pueblo Democrat Leroy Garcia will take the helm as ...
    • Anvil Points Money Released Garfield County—At long last, the money that has been owed to Garfield, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Moffat Counties for the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale clean up has been released by the federal government.  The broken promises to return about 18 million dollars goes back decades but for unexplained reasons, the U.S. Interior Department has ...
    • Garfield County Applies for Tier-1 Public Land Management Grant Rifle—Garfield County hopes to avoid future conflicts and disputes over public land policies and management with a coordinated plan.  The county approved an application for a Tier-1 grant through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.  The $100,000 grant will help fund a federal lands policy review plan.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the ultimate goal is ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demon Bats Awake to Earn Split in Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(4/11/15) – After 14 scoreless innings in league play, the Glenwood Springs Demons walked their way to a 10-0 split of a doubleheader in Steamboat behind the one-hit pitching of Chase Nieslanik and finally a big hit with runners on base. Luke Ray delivered the big blow, a bases-loaded triple in the 5th inning of ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS UNVEIL BRIGHT FUTURE IN 10-1 WIN OVER RAMS WEST GLENWOOD(4/9/15) – With playoff hopes all but extinguished by a 1-0 loss at Rifle on Tuesday, hope for the future was kindled two days later when freshman Davis Deaton made his varsity mound debut. The lefthander threw three no-hit innings for a 10-1 non-league win over Roaring Fork, walking only one and striking out ...
    • KMTS Baseball: NIESLANIK POWERS DEMONS TO SPLIT WITH DELTA WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/4/15) – If Chase Nieslanik doesn’t have a prom date already, who could possibly refuse the senior lefthander after his walk-off grand slam and 12-strikeout, complete game led Glenwood Springs to a 12-2 win and doubleheader split with Delta Saturday. The Demons (2-6, 2-3 WSL) committed six errors and several other gaffs in ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Glenwood Demons lost to the Eagle Valley Devils 11 to 4 Tuesday afternoon in West Glenwood.  The Demons committed 6 errors and fell to 1 and 2 on the season.  Glenwood will play in a tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Manitou Springs.  SOCCER Glenwood—-3      Delta—-0 Grand Valley—5    Rifle—3 Roaring Fork—-3    Basalt—–1   SPRING BASEBALL Los Angeles ...
    • 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 ...