From the KMTS News Room:

    • Unique Water Rights Deal A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of ...
    • Utah Mine Spill Suit The state of Utah is suing Colorado mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states with a plume of bright-yellow wastewater tainted by arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Utah Attorney General spokesman Dan Burton said Tuesday the state wants cleanup ...
    • River Death – Downtown Denver Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence Park about ...
    • Fire Captain Found Dead A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson says shortly ...
    • Seizing Hiker Rescued Rescuers with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen had to rescue a female hiker near Crater Lake yesterday evening, and ended up having to evacuate her via helicopter due to a medical emergency. Authorities received the first indication of trouble when the Ohio woman apparently activated an emergency beacon around 6 pm. While ...
    • John Bowlen Arrest Warrant Legal problems are stacking up for John Bowlen, the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, following his arrest for drunken driving in California this past weekend – he’s facing trouble back here at home too. On Tuesday, an Arapahoe County Judge issued another arrest warrant for Bowlen, saying that the arrest in California constitutes a ...
    • Final Grand Avenue Bridge Open House Today The whole region has spent more than 2 years preparing for it. And now, with less than 2 weeks to go before the closure and demolition of the Grand Avenue Bridge, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation are holding one last open house this evening to help area residents get ready for the fourth ...
    • Body Found May Be Treasure Hunter Investigators in Fremont County haven’t yet identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River last week, but they suspect that it may turn out to be a man who moved to Colorado to search for a box of treasure hidden by a wealthy art dealer – a challenge that has drawn nationwide attention ...
    • Gateway Shooter Held on $1M Bond The suspect who shot at multiple passing vehicles on a highway near Gateway on Sunday afternoon is behind bars in the Mesa County Jail, and likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. 54-year-old Rick Whited is now facing five charges of attempted murder and six counts of felony menacing. Investigators say that Whited sat in ...
    • Alcohol Possible Cause in Morrison Crash State Patrol investigators say they are looking at alcohol possibly being a factor in the deadly multi-car crash that tied up eastbound I-70 near Morrison for hours this past Sunday. Officers responding to the accident just after 11am found an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey and an unopened beer in the pickup of 54-year-old Jeffrey Stumpf ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Sweep at Summit FRISCO (1/23/14) — “It’s good to be back,” Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock said. “Back to playing defense, relaxed and playing loose,” and back into the win column after two league losses with an impressive second-half leading to a 58-45 win at Summit. The undefeated Glenwood girls dispensed with any suspense ...
    • Sports, January 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Frisco—The Glenwood Demons are back in action tonight taking on the Summit Tigers in Summit County. The 11-0 Lady Demons play first at 5:30 with the boy’s team tipping off at 7. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. WRESTLING Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host a triangular tonight with Eagle Valley and Steamboat ...
    • Sports, January 22nd NO X GAMES FOR THE FLYING TOMATO ASPEN (AP) – Shaun White is out again for the Winter X Games. After making the trip to Aspen, even making a practice run or two, the 13-time X Games snowboarding titlist decided against competing this week.  He had originally said he was out, then changed his mind ...
    • Sports, January 20th LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas oddsmakers believe this Super Bowl is one of the most evenly matched ever. Bettors seemed to favor the Denver Broncos early, though, and sports books quickly adjusted their lines to make Denver anywhere from pick ’em to a 2-point favorite to win. Some sports books made the Seattle Seahawks ...
    • KMTS Basketball: ASPEN BOYS RALLY TO STAY UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE OLATHE (1/18/14) — Down by 8 points late in the third quarter to a winless Olathe boys team, the Aspen Skiers had to charge hard down the stretch to remain unbeaten in Western Slope League play, 49-37, Saturday. The night before, Aspen (7-2, 6-0 WSL) battled mightily at Roaring Fork to escape with a 39-36 victory. ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GS Girls Hold Off Palisade Challenge; Boys Stumble GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/17/14) — Resplendent as usual in the opposition’s colors, Glenwood Springs coach Jacky Gaddis, though delighted her girls held off a challenge from Palisade to remain undefeated, had a higher standard in mind after the first win by less than double-digits Friday night. Meanwhile, the Demon boys are hoping a fourth-quarter rally ...
    • Sports, January 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood will host Palisade at 6 and 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS and KMTS.com. Delta plays at Rifle at 6 and 7:30.    Coal Ridge plays at Cedaredge, Grand Valley travels to Gunnison and Roaring Fork welcomes Aspen to Carbondale tonight.  NBA/NUGGETS Denver—The Denver Nuggets go for their third ...
    • Sports, January 14th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood at Grand Junction Central 5:30 / 7   Both games broadcast live on KMTS. Palisade at Rifle  6 / 7:30 Grand Valley at Coal Ridge  5:30 / 7 WORLD CUP SKIING FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used an impeccable first run to lead the field by an impressive 0.90 seconds at a World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS BOYS BOUNCE BACK; GIRLS ROLL ON CARBONDALE (1/11/14) — Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock doesn’t claim to be E.F. Hutton (old TV ad joke), but when he speaks, his team listens, rebounding from its first loss of the season to Delta Friday night by setting a season scoring record Saturday in an 86-49 non-league win at Roaring Fork. The ...
    • Sports, January 10th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The undefeated Glenwood Demons girl’s and boy’s teams host the Delta Panthers tonight at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30.   The game between the Rifle Bears and the Summit Tigers in Breckenridge has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.  A make up ...