From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Flu Season Winding Down DENVER (AP) – The state epidemiologist says the influenza season in Colorado likely has peaked. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the record will likely fall before the end of February, but plenty of flu is still going around. The Denver Post reports that the state is on a record-setting pace.
    • Colorado Lt. Governor Coming to Roaring Fork Valley for Affordable Housing Town Hall Carbondale—Colorado's affordable housing problem is sending Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on a three day Affordable Housing Town Hall tour across the state that will include a stop in Carbondale. Lynne is looking for feedback from citizens to “tackle the skyrocketing costs of housing across the state.” The Lt. Governor's town hall meetings will conclude on ...
    • Colorado Springs High Schools Add Security After Threat Rumors Colorado Springs—Two high schools in Colorado Springs beefed up security and postponed activities after rumors of threats were discovered today on social media.  Additional security and police officers were sent to the campuses of Widefield and Harrison high schools today even though the threats were not considered credible.  Authorities say the rumors are most likely ...
    • Chemical-Filled Bottles Found Near Area Rivers Law enforcement officials are warning area residents about plastic bottles filled with an unknown liquid that have been turning up around local rivers. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, over the last week, several bottles, usually containing a blue or purple liquid and a paper-like substance were found by residents of ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS DOWN DOGS TO GO 2-0 IN LEAGUE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/26/14) – “I can’t remember ever beating Palisade,” senior Evrett Marr said after Glenwood’s 17-10 win over 3A’s number 10-ranked team. The defensive struggle, won in the trenches by the home team, was the school’s first-ever victory over a Joe Ramunno-coached team and “after getting bullied and beat up by the Bulldogs,” in Marr’s ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Use Inside-Outside Power to Dominate Central GRAND JUNCTION(9/19/14) — At the end of World War II, in college football, the Army football team went undefeated for three seasons and their two running backs, known as “Mr. Inside” (“Doc” Blanchard) and “Mr. Outside” (Glenn Davis) won the Heisman Trophy in back-to-back years. Glenwood Springs (2-2) greeted 3A Western Slope League newcomer, Central ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Hangs on to Topple Conifer, 17-16 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/5/14) – “There is no more room for gray hairs on my head,” Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth said after his team won its first game of the 2014 season, 17-16, over 11th-ranked perennial playoff power Conifer. There were a couple other noteable firsts, besides the Demons knotting their record at 1-1, in the home opener ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Mistakes Doom Demons in Dante’s Debut ERIE (8/29/14) — A shanked punt here, a bad snap there… add an untimely penalty and an “inadvertent” whistle, and the Glenwood Demons went down to a 23-10 defeat at Erie in sophomore Dante Sparaco’s initial game as starting quarterback. The Tigers’ junior quarterback Chantz Schenbeck deserves much of the credit for the victory in ...
    • Broncos Owner Stepping Down from Daily Operations DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the Broncos' chief executive officer. The Broncos ...
    • RIFLE ALUMNI ‘PUT PADS ON' ONE MORE TIME RIFLE (7/16/14) – Every senior high school athlete has heard “the speech.” Before the final game of the season, the coach will say something like, “This is the last time you’ll get to wear the uniform… You’ll never be with these guys again…” For several Rifle grads, preparing to play in the Alumni Football Game against ...
    • Rifle vs. Palisade: High School Football Alumni Game, July 25, 2014 Bob Cazet of Alumni Football USA.com began organizing alumni football games because he wanted to “put the pads on” one more time – now he puts together 200-300 high school alumni games a year: the latest between Rifle and Palisade, 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Bears Stadium. The Rifle players, led by small college All-American ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 1ST WASHINGTON (AP) – Adam LaRoche homered, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Ian Desmond added two doubles and three RBIs as the Washington Nationals welcomed back Bryce Harper with a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1 ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All Stars Roll Over 3A Squad, 21-4 RIFLE (5/27/14) – There was no “Hoosiers” moment in the Western Slope All Star baseball game, as the 4A team jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the second inning and cruised to a 21-4 victory over the 3A players at Cooper Field in Rifle, Tuesday. It was only one game, and an All-Star format ...
    • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD BUILDING FOR NEXT YEAR IN FINAL GAME GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/3/14) – Asked whether his baseball team may have found a pitcher for next season in the final game of this one, Glenwood Springs coach Eric Nieslanik answered in the affirmative. Freshman Steve Romero, making his mound debut in game number 19, pitched 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and one earned ...