From the KMTS News Room:

    • Bustang Expanding Grand Junction—The popular bus service that connected Glenwood Springs to Denver is getting bigger.  The Colorado Department of Transportation is expanding Bustang bus service to southwest Colorado.  Starting next summer, the eye-catching purple buses equipped with extra amenities will be connecting Grand Junction to Durango and Gunnison to Denver while serving the cities and towns ...
    • Wildfires Burn up Ski Area Budgets Aspen—The next time you complain about buying a lift ticket at your local ski resort, remember one thing; a good chunk of that money is going toward fighting wildfires elsewhere. During the 2017 fiscal year, the White River National Forest, the most popular recreational forest in the nation, shelled out over 20 million dollars to ...
    • Man With Sword Arrested After Attempted Robbery COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A sword-wielding man suspected of robbing a Colorado Springs bank is in custody after a standoff with police in a nearby apartment building. Colorado Springs police Lt. Howard Black says 39-year-old Anthony Hammond faces an aggravated robbery charge after the Tuesday robbery. Black says the suspect entered the bank with a sword ...
    • Increase in Oil and Gas Drilling Activity GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Figures show oil and gas drilling activity in western Colorado is at its highest pace in several years, with no signs of slowing down in 2018. The Daily Sentinel reports Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission data through Dec. 8 shows drilling had begun on 113 wells so far this year ...
    • BLM Relocation a Possibility GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Officials in Western Colorado say they have the perfect place if the federal Bureau of Land Management decides to move its Washington, D.C. headquarters closer to the vast lands it administers. Western Colorado. Mesa County officials hope to lure the BLM. Some 45 percent of Mesa County is managed by the federal ...
    • Colorado “CHIP” Funding Spared Denver—Instead of a letter informing 75,000 kids and pregnant women in Colorado that their health coverage was coming to an end, state lawmakers came through with emergency funds.  The legislature's Joint Budget Committee unanimously approved spending 9.6 million dollars of state funds to extend “CHIP”, the Children's Health Insurance Program, possibly through the month of ...
    • Hanging Lake Management Plan Moves Forward Glenwood Springs—615 hikers per day. That's the maximum number the White River National Forest is sticking with for the Hanging Lake Trail. The forest service released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Hanging Lake Management Plan. District Ranger Aaron Mayville says this year, 184,000 people traversed the steep, rocky trail leading to the pristine waters ...
    • Hickenlooper Pleads For “CHIP” Denver—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is asking the state legislature to apply a nearly 10 million dollar band-aid to save the Children's Health Insurance Program.  The governor is calling on the state budget committee for the emergency funding because Congress hasn't figured out how to keep the “CHIP” program going.  The federal funding ran out October ...
    • 11 Governers Try to Save DACA Program Columbus, Ohio—While DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program remains up in the air, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ohio Governor John Kasich say dozens of young people are losing protective status every day in their states. Hickenlooper, Kasich and nine other governors from both parties are urging Congress to save the imperiled ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners Approve Red Barn Guest Ranch Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a land use change permit for the Red Barn Guest Ranch.  The 2 to 1 vote, with Commission Chairman John Martin in the minority, allows the owners of the historic barn and ranch to open it up to community uses such as weddings, receptions, parties and other ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Demons Fall in Battle of Unbeatens to Mesa Ridge GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/15/14) — The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons finally have the opportunity to learn from a loss. In their 20th and last game of the regular season, the Demons gave another undefeated team, second-ranked Mesa Ridge from Colorado Springs a four-quarter battle before falling 62-53. “There’s no negative tonight,” Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis said after ...
    • Sports, February 14th FOUR GLENWOOD SWIMMERS COMPETE AT STATE MEET Glenwood Springs—Four swimmers from the Glenwood Springs High School Swim Team are hoping to bring home some medals this weekend.  Jessica Tuttle, LJ Fetzko, Kendall Vanderhoof and Hannah Peterson are competing today and tomorrow at the 4A State Swim Meet in Fort Collins.  Fetzko, a freshman, is the top ...
    • Sports, February 13th SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The three-medal sweep in the men's slopestyle skiing has given the United States 12 overall medals at the Sochi Olympics. That's tied for second with the Netherlands, one medal behind Norway's 13.  Germany has the most gold with seven. SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Colorado's Paul Stastny scored a pair of goals ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Impressive in 2nd Half Wins at Palisade PALISADE (2/11/14) — Fighting through sluggish first halves, Glenwood’s boys and girls both finished strong to overcome challenges from physical Palisade teams to earn a sweep on the road and head home for their Western Slope League finales with Rifle. GLENWOOD GIRLS 50, PALISADE 36 Only twice in their 18-0 season have the Lady Demons won by ...
    • Sports, February 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT Palisade—The Glenwood Demons take on the Bulldogs tonight at Palisade High School.  The Western Slope League Champion Lady Demons play first at 6 o’clock while the boys tip off at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.   Glenwood wraps up the regular season this Friday night at home against ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demon Boys Get Back in Gear; Girls Go to 16-0 DELTA (2/7/14) — The Mojo returned just in time for the Glenwood boys, who won a critical road game in Delta, fighting back from injury and illness that led to offensive woes and three losses in six games. The Lady Demons survived the injury bug also, as well as an early challenge from Delta, ...
    • Sports, February 6th N-L-O-I DAY CELEBRATED IN THE VALLEY Glenwood Springs—Several local high school student-athletes put their names on the dotted line on national letter of intent day.  Four members of the Glenwood Demons’ 2013 football team are moving on to play college football and pursue degrees.  All-Conference linebacker Garrett Lowe, aka “The Hulk” accepted a full scholarship to ...
    • Sports, February 3rd BRONCOS EMBARASSED IN SUPER BOWL 48 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half yesterday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: OLD “RIVALS” SPLIT AT RIFLE RIFLE (1-30-14) — “It’s not a rivalry until the underdog wins,” a sage once said. By that measure, the often-virulent Rifle-Glenwood Springs rivalry hasn’t quite regained its former down-and-dirty status, as the Glenwood girls remained unbeaten with a 20-point win, and Roger Walters’ defense-minded Bears had their way with a Glenwood offense, handicapped by ...
    • Sports, January 28th MEDIA CIRCUS AT THE SUPER BOWL NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon's Pick Boy was in the house.   Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus.  It seems fitting this event was held at a hockey ...