From the KMTS News Room:

    • Sutey Ranch Management Plan Unveiled Silt—Mountain bikers and big game animals will be able to co-exist on lands in the Roaring Fork Valley under a plan unveiled today by the Bureau of Land Management.  The 557-acre Sutey Ranch in Garfield County and the 112-acre Haines Parcel in Pitkin County were acquired by the BLM last spring in a special exchange ...
    • “El Chapo” likely headed to Colorado NEW YORK (AP) – Now that a U.S. jury has convicted Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman of drug trafficking, he is expected to be sentenced to life in prison. As a notorious drug kingpin with an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, experts say his likely destination is the federal government’s “Supermax” prison in Colorado. Sometimes called the ...
    • Teachers Remain on Strike as Negotiations Continue DENVER (AP) – Denver school leaders and teachers have returned to the bargaining table as they try to end a strike over pay. Teachers remained on the picket lines for a third day as the negotiations got underway Wednesday morning. Teachers wearing red filled the negotiating room at Denver’s main library and left gifts of ...
    • Aspen Boy Hospitalized After Fall ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort over the weekend. The incident occurred Saturday at Aspen Highlands. Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Tuesday that the boy from Aspen had been released from the hospital and was home with his ...
    • Local Snowboarder Dies Attempting Jump Aspen—The young man who died attempting a jump at Snowmass was a local.  The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 20 year old Tyler Hamm of Snowmass Village.  Hamm crashed Sunday morning while trying to jump at the Makaha Terrain Park.  Aspen Skiing Company spokesman Jeff Hanle says Hamm was unresponsive and had ...
    • Tellez Murder Trial Underway Glenwood Springs—It took a week to seat a jury of 12 and four alternates.  Today, the first degree murder trial of Gustavo Olivo-Tellez began in Garfield County District Court with opening arguments. Tellez is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Blanca Jurado in October of 2016.  Tellez’ girlfriend at the time, Michelle Castillo ...
    • Perry Will Selected for Vacant House Seat Perry Will in his Division of Wildlife Office. Amy Hadden Marsh PhotoMeeker—After 40 years dealing with the great outdoors and wild animals, the man with the familiar Fu Manchu will try his hand at politics. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Perry Will was selected by a special Republican vacancy committee yesterday in Meeker to replace Bob Rankin as the State Representative in District 57.  Rankin, ...
    • Snow Day for Local Schools The following districts/schools have declared a snow day today (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) due to weather concerns: Aspen School District Blue Lake Preschool Roaring Fork School District (Glenwood, Basalt, Carbondale) Ross Montessori School St. Stephen Catholic School We will update this list throughout the morning if necessary.
    • I-70 Glenwood Canyon Closure 2/5/2019 9:35 PM UPDATE: One lane opened westbound through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 9:00 tonight. Both lanes eastbound reopened earlier tonight. 2/5/2019 10:15AM UPDATE: One lane of eastbound I-70 is expected to open before 11:00 this morning, but westbound I-70 will remain closed indefinitely. All lanes will be closed again this afternoon to allow transportation of ...
    • Boulder Police Close Investigation due to Test Equipment Interference BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Police have closed their investigation into whether several female students at the University of Colorado were drugged at parties because of a problem with blood samples taken from some of the alleged victims. Blood samples were taken from three of the six women who believed they were drugged on Oct. 17 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ADVANCES IN STATE 2A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, GLENWOOD AWAITS 3A BRACKETS RIFLE (11/3/18) – In an on-field interview prior to Rifle’s 27-0 first round 2A playoff win over Eaton, coach Zac Lemon of the Reds responded to a question on how to stop the Bears: “It’s hard to find an answer for teams that ‘Do what we do, and do it better than you.’” For most of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BULLDOGS WEAR DOWN DEMONS IN SECOND HALF GRAND JUNCTION – Only in the Bible story and the occasional March Madness upset does Goliath lose. The Glenwood Demons found that out when number-one ranked Palisade blew open a close contest with twenty-one unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Thursday. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0 in ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD OVERCOMES SOGGY FIELD, DEVILS FOR HOMECOMING, LEAGUE OPENING WIN GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/18) – “ Our offense is built for this,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle said of the rain-soaked Stubler Field prior to the Demons’ 41-0 Homecoming win over Eagle Valley in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. The trio of Luke Gair, Gavin Olson, and Eliot Dwyer-Walz proved their coach a prophet, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears’ powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...
    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven’t been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...