From the KMTS News Room:

    • Three People Wounded in Drive by Shooting on Wednesday COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Police say three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a Colorado Springs mall Tuesday. Police initially said two people had been shot but police discovered there was a third victim, a juvenile, after he went to the hospital for treatment early Wednesday before being released. Police are still ...
    • Local Philanthropist Dies Carbondale—There may not be a venue large enough in the Roaring Fork Valley to hold a memorial service for Jim Calaway.  The man, whose familiar name can be found on many buildings and institutions around the valley died Wednesday at his home in Carbondale. His wife Connie was at his side.  The humble, unassuming Texas ...
    • Officer Involved Shooting in Rangley Rangely—A suspected car thief was shot and killed by law enforcement officers last night in Rangely.  According to reports from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, officers with the Rangely Police Department and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the report of a stolen vehicle in town.  When the officers and deputies spotted ...
    • West Rifle Standoff Update Rifle—The standoff between a man and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office All Hazards Response Team that shut down I-70 between West Rifle and Rulison for over three hours actually involved three other men.  According to the latest reports, the man who ended up going to jail, 38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid and another man, ...
    • Garfield County is Searching for a New County Fair Coordinator Rifle—Garfield County is looking for a new Events Coordinator for the annual summer fair. After four very successful years at the helm, Doreen Herriott resigned recently to pursue another career opportunity. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says they’re not wasting any time trying to find her replacement.  He says a number of qualified candidates has ...
    • The Suspect Arrested in Tuesday’s Standoff, Facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge Rifle—The man involved in Tuesday’s three and a half hour stand off with the county swat team near Rulison is being charged with attempted first degree murder and second degree assault.  38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid was booked into the Garfield County Jail yesterday after finally surrendering to authorities on Webster Hill between West ...
    • Judge Rules that there is enough Evidence to try Alleged Murderer DENVER (AP) – A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try a man on charges that he killed three homeless people in a Denver parking lot. Police and prosecutors said Friday that Maurice Butler was pursuing a drug debt owed him by a couple. They said GPS data from an ankle monitor showed ...
    • 9 Year Old Boy is Trying to Appeal Town Law SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old Colorado boy is trying to get rid of his town’s ban on snowballs, a law on the books since its founding nearly a century ago. When elementary students visit town hall in Severance, the mayor and town board members tell them about the law and also say they have ...
    • Officials investigate reports of a Small Aircraft Harassing Elk GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials say they are investigating reports that a small, single-engine aircraft harassed a herd of elk in the north-central portion of the state. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports witnesses told authorities they saw the aircraft make two low passes over the herd near the community of ...
    • Oil & Gas Company to Search for deposits under a Colorado City LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – A petroleum company plans to search for oil and gas deposits underneath a Colorado city. Crews from Anadarko Petroleum plan to place seismic sensors in areas around the east side of Loveland. Trucks belonging to the company will then vibrate the ground.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears’ powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...
    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven’t been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...
    • CU Renews an Old Rivalry This Weekend LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they’re excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former ...
    • CSU Rams look for their first win of the Season. FORT COLLINS—The CSU Rams’ quest to capture their first win of the season will be a tall task tomorrow night.  The Rams welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Canvas Stadium as an underdog.  Kick off from Fort Collins is set for 5:30.
    • Denver Broncos Host the Seattle Seahowks ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller and Russell Wilson are big fans of one another. But the two stars aren’t exactly thrilled about facing each other in the season opener this weekend. Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Denver to face Miller and the Broncos’ improved pass rush.   Catch the Broncos season opener this Sunday from ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: TIGERS’ ARIEL SHOW DOWNS DEMONS IN OPENER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (8/31/18) — The venue was Stubler Memorial Stadium and not the OK corral, but Holy Family’s Calahan Carter did a fairly accurate Wyatt Earp impression as the Tigers won a 57-35 shootout in the debut of Glenwood Springs’ new head football coach, Pat Engle. The Demons set the evening’s tone with an opening, ...