From the KMTS News Room:

    • Silt Election Shake Up Silt—There's been a big change in the election results for the town of Silt.  TJ Tucker, one of nine candidates running for four open seats on the board of trustees initially ended up out of the running on election night with only 138 votes. After a recount, Tucker finished third with 246 votes. The 108 ...
    • Colorado Political Parties Making Big Decisions This weekend Colorado's major party assemblies on Saturday will help shape who gets into the gubernatorial primaries on June 26. A surprisingly open Republican governor's contest features candidates trying to court conservative delegates loyal to President Donald Trump. The Democratic contest is headlined by two candidates pledging a distinctly anti-Trump agenda. The Republican State Assembly will be ...
    • Fire Officials Say This Could The Busiest Season in 5 to 6 Years Fire officials are expecting a busy wildfire season in Colorado this year after an abnormally dry winter. Colorado's fire management director, Mike Morgan, said Friday that this summer could be the worst wildfire season since the deadly and destructive seasons of 2012 and 2013. Based on its experience in those years, Gov. John Hickenlooper says ...
    • Republican Candidate Protests Challenger's deadline submission Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman is protesting challenger Walker Stapleton's decision to compete at the party's state assembly this weekend. Coffman sent a letter Thursday to state party attorney Scott Gessler insisting that Stapleton missed an April 2 deadline for declaring he would seek to qualify for the June primary at Saturday's assembly.
    • Grand Junction Trustee Resigns A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. Palisade trustees are the licensing authority for the town's marijuana businesses and therefore cannot hold a marijuana license.
    • Avalanche Victim Identified Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Killed Aspen—He saved hundreds of lives during his 30 years as a member of the elite Mountain Rescue Aspen team.  57 year old John Galvin was killed in Sunday afternoon's avalanche after being slammed into a tree outside the boundaries of Aspen Highlands.  Galvin and a friend were ascending the Maroon ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 3A District Basketball Brackets 2015 3A boys basketball district tournaments Western Slope(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 3A girls basketball district tournaments Western Slope(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);
    • 4A Regional Brackets 2015 CHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class 4A// 2015 CHSAA State Girls Basketball Championships Class 4A//
    • GLENWOOD TAKES THIRD IN DISTRICTS, LADY BEARS LOSE GRAND JUNCTION (1/21/15) – As the teams came off the floor from pre-game warmups in the 4A boys Western Slope League district third-place game, Glenwood Springs’ coach Cory Hitchcock told his team, “Put a smile on your faces, it’s basketball.” The Demons, who came into the tourney as the No. 1 seed, but ...