From the KMTS News Room:

    • Delayed Opening Today at CMC Rifle Campuses Because of inclement weather, Colorado Mountain College Rifle campus and Downtown Rifle Academic Center are closed until noon today. To confirm whether your afternoon or evening class is scheduled at CMC Rifle, please call the campus snowline at 970-625-6990.
    • El Paso County Deputy Hailed a Hero by Family Colorado Springs—The family of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, who was killed in a shootout with a car thief two days ago, says they are grieving the loss of a hero and a “truly wonderful man.”  Family members say the 34 year old Flick reacted selflessly to protect the public and fellow law ...
    • Garfield County Supports Roan Drilling Project Rulison—A major natural gas drilling project on the slopes of the Roan Plateau received the blessing of Garfield County. After assurances that the visual impacts of 63 wells near Rulison will be minimal, county commissioners voiced their full support for Terra Energy Partners’ plan. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the positive economic impact over the next ...
    • West Slope Coal Mine Owner Cited in Worker Death Rangely—The operator of the Deserado Coal Mine near Rangely has been cited for a safety violation that caused the death of a worker. Blue Mountain Energy was issued a citation last week as the federal Mine Safety Health Administration released the final report into the death of 32 year old Jason Stevens. According to the ...
    • BLM Headquarters Headed West? Denver—In Ryan Zinke’s opinion, the Bureau of Land Management should be headquartered where 99 percent of America’s public lands exist…in the west. The U.S. Interior Secretary and Montana native is carrying out President Trump’s effort to roll back environmental protections and encourage energy development on public land. Zinke says many Interior Department decisions regarding grassland, ...
    • Headstones Sought for Unknown Garfield County Vets Glenwood Springs—Garfield County has it’s fair share of unknown soldiers but one local woman is working hard to make sure they’re all honored with a proper headstone. Lisa Passmore with the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum says some of the soldiers buried in the county date back to the civil war. She says ...
    • Another Colorado Deputy Killed in Line of Duty Colorado Springs—Colorado’s law enforcement community is once again reeling from the shock over the shooting death of one of their own.  34 year old El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick was gunned down in the line of duty Monday afternoon while investigating a stolen car in Colorado Springs.  Two other deputies, a Colorado Springs ...
    • Adams County Deputy Laid to Rest DENVER (AP) – Thousands of people turned out to honor a Colorado sheriff’s deputy shot and killed while chasing a suspect. People lined streets Friday north of Denver to watch a large procession of law enforcement vehicles led by dozens of motorcycles taking Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm’s body to Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. ...
    • Helicopter Crash Settlement DENVER (AP) – An aircraft manufacturer and a medical flight operator have agreed to pay $100 million to a flight nurse who was severely burned in a Colorado helicopter crash. Attorneys for David Repsher say Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer, and Air Methods Corp., the operator, agreed to the payment to settle Repsher’s lawsuit over the 2015 ...
    • Denver Zoo Welcomes First Birth of the New Year DENVER (AP) – A two-toed sloth has been born at the Denver Zoo. The zoo’s sloth named Charlotte gave birth to the baby on Sunday. The mother and her baby made their public debut together on Thursday. The baby sloth is the zoo’s first announced birth in 2018. Zoo officials have yet to name the baby or announce ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Boys & Girls Win League Openers at Delta; Sweep Rifle in Denver DELTA (12/18/14) – Surprises reigned supreme as the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams rebounded from disappointing blowout losses in last weekend’s Demon Invitational to win their Western Slope League openers at Delta Thursday. The next day at the Pepsi Center where the Denver Nuggets pro basketball team plays, the Demons swept the Rifle Bears, the ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Steamboat Springs—The Rifle Bears earned a split last night against the Sailors in the Western Slope league opener at Steamboat Springs High School.  The Lady Bears improved to 5 and 0 with a 39-27 victory.  Freshman Elly Walters led Rifle’s scoring effort with 13 points.  Emily Neuroth and Jamie Pressler each scored 8 ...
    • Sports ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos are bringing in veteran kicker Jay Feely for a workout tomorrow. Brandon McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal attempt off the right upright in Denver’s 39-36 squeaker over the Miami Dolphins yesterday. Feely was beaten out by Chandler Catanzaro for Arizona’s kicking job last summer, ending his four-year stint ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Corral Mustangs; State Championship In Sight RIFLE (11/22/14) – For the Rifle Bears, “It’s always fun to practice on Thanksgiving,” coach Damon Wells said after his team’s 35-7 semi-final win over Ft. Morgan insured the fourth trip in eleven years to the 3A state championship game. Turkey week practices mean the Bears (12-1) are one of two teams still playing, the other ...
    • Sports POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—Several members of the Glenwood Springs High School Football team have been honored by coaches around the 3A Western Slope League At Wednesday night’s banquet, four Demon players earned 1st Team All Conference recognition;  Everett Marr, Sam Carmer, Matt Osier and Christian Gonzalez.  Five others were named to ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE OVERCOMES ROOSEVELT IN THE SNOW TO REACH SEMI-FINALS JOHNSTOWN(11-15-14) — Two large electric heaters on the homefield sideline didn’t help the number three-ranked Roosevelt Rough Riders whose offense never did warm up as the sixth-ranked Rifle Bears broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns, advancing to the 3A state semifinals, 15-0. Snow plows were on the field ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Johnstown—The 6th seeded Rifle Bears (10-1) are on the road to battle the number 3 seed and 10-1 Roughriders of Roosevelt High School Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The winner will advance to next week’s semifinal showdown with either Evergreen or Fort Morgan.  KMTS will be on hand with live, play-by-play coverage ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fade After Fast Start, Fall to Evergreen, 24-7 LAKEWOOD (11/8/14) – The undefeated champ took a first-quarter body blow from the challenger, but Evergreen steadied itself to score 24 unanswered points and defeat Glenwood Springs, 24-7, in the first round of the 3A football playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood Saturday. The Cougars (11-0), who averaged nearly 40 points a game in sailing through ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Keep Playoff Hopes Alive at Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(10/31/14) – “We knew we had to win by a couple of touchdowns to get into the playoffs,” Glenwood Springs senior Evrett Marr said after his 8-yard catch in the fourth quarter provided that two-score margin in a 42-28 win at Steamboat Springs. Coming into the game, the Sailors (4-6, 2-5 WSL) had been outscored ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS PASS BY DEMONS IN BATTLE FOR FIRST PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/24/14)– Because the Rifle Bears averaged nearly 300 yards per game in earning a share of the top spot in the Western Slope League with Glenwood Springs and Palisade, the Demon defenders were understandably focused on stopping the run in their showdown at Stubler Memorial Friday night. But it was a pair ...