From the KMTS News Room:

    • Steamboat Mining Request The Bureau of Land Management has to decide if it will allow an energy company to mine over 4 million more tons of coal near Steamboat Springs. Peabody Energy has applied to lease 1 more square mile of federal coal west of Steamboat as part of an ongoing mining operation. The BLM says it will make the ...
    • Life Sentence for Cell Phone Murder A Colorado Springs man who shot a 14-year-old boy over a missing cellphone has been sentenced to life in prison. 33-year-old Riccardo Kirven was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced for the July 2015 death of Desmond Smith. Prosecutors say Kirven’s 18-year-old nephew asked him for help retrieving a phone that he said had been ...
    • Mesa County Cows Shot Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief. Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, ...
    • Outdoor Show Moving to Colorado Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol yesterday to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they’re moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. They wore hats and held signs that read, “This  land is our land” in the Thursday ...
    • Rocky Ford Shooting Settlement The small front range town of Rocky Ford will pay $1.3 million to the family of a man whom the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says was wrongly shot to death by a police officer. The settlement includes payments to Jack Jacquez’s three minor children and his mother. Officer James Ashby was on-duty when he chased Jacquez into ...
    • ‘No Break’ Policy Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital’s acting superintendent, ...
    • RMNP Conviction Upheld An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn’s conviction Wednesday, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding the ...
    • Colorado V.A. Wait Times Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care appointment at ...
    • Prosecutor Clears Martin Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has been cleared by a special prosecutor appointed to look into allegations of felony embezzelement leveled at Martin during last year’s election. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, a Democrat, says no charges will be filed in connection with the allegations made by Garfield County Democratic party leaders and the ...
    • GWS City Council/Arts Center The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week. The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its’ general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 18th SCHAUB TO START AGAINST BRONCOS HOUSTON (AP) – Matt Schaub will start at quarterback for an injured Case Keenum on Sunday against Denver when the Houston Texans try to end a 12-game skid.  Schaub, who was benched after six games, will start for the first time since Oct. 13. Keenum has an injury to a ligament ...
    • Sports, December 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons girls and boys defeated the visiting Summit Tigers last night at Chavez-Spencer Gynasium 64-19 and 65-39 respectively.  Both the girls and boys remain undefeated in the young season.  The Lady Demons are 2 and 0 in league play and 5 and 0 overall.  The Glenwood boys are also 2 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS TEAMS STAY UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/16/13) — Second-half defense keyed a pair of league wins over Summit as the Glenwood boys and girls teams remained undefeated, running their combined record to 11-0 to start the season and 2-0 in Western Slope games. GLENWOOD GIRLS 64, EAGLE VALLEY 19 The girls ran into no resistance from a Summit team that ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS WIN TOURNEY, GO 9-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/14/13) — In an unprecedented 21st Century beginning to their seasons, the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams are a combined 9-0 after repeat victories over Eagle Valley to win the Demon Invitational Saturday. GLENWOOD GIRLS 45, EAGLE VALLEY 33 The tables turned on the Lady Demons compared to their 21-point WSL win ...
    • Sports, December 12th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boy’s team hosts the Aspen Skiers tonight at 7 to kick off the annual Demon Invitational tournament at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.   The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals, coming off an 80 point win over Aspen the other night, will take on Manuel tonight at 6 at the Holy Family Tip-Off tournament in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS WIN LEAGUE OPENERS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/10/13) — Unusual as it is to play a league opener in the second game of the season, both Glenwood’s boys and girls basketball teams were more than ready, each defeating Eagle Valley by more than 20 points and showing noticeable improvement from victories in their season debuts. “I’m happy to see ...
    • Sports, December 9th BRONCOS BREAK RECORDS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH DENVER (AP) – Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The temperature was 14 degrees when Prater kicked his record ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DEBUT WITH COAL RIDGE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/6/13) — Both Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls teams got off to sizable early leads and withstood second-half runs to defeat Coal Ridge in the Demons’ 2013-14 basketball season openers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 57, COAL RIDGE 45 Jordan DeCrow picked up two fouls in a scoreless first quarter, but coach Jacky Gaddis gambled on keeping ...
    • Sports, December 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons tip off the season tonight at home against the Coal Ridge Titans.  The girls play at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game will follow at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.  Broomfield—-The Grand Valley Cardinals boy’s team is playing this weekend in the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament ...
    • Sports, December 5th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Glenwood Demons host the Steamboat Springs Sailors and Eagle Valley Devils in a triangular meet tonight at 5. MEN’S DOWNHILL BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Erik Guay of Canada turned in the fastest time in downhill training  today in frigid conditions.Guay found the quickest line through the modified Beaver Creek course, finishing in 1 minute, ...