From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Durango Jury Trial Change Durango city officials will now allow jury trials for minor offenses after the ACLU said denying defendants the right to trial violates the state’s constitution. City officials agreed to rewrite its municipal codes after receiving a letter from the civil rights organization. The ACLU represented Fort Lewis College assistant professor Anthony Nocella, who was accused of obstructing ...
    • Colorado Juvenile Sentencing In light of Supreme Court decisions banning life without parole for juvenile offenders, dozens of Colorado prisoners who committed crimes as minors could be eligible for release, but only one has been freed so far. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court made its’ 2012 ban on such sentences retroactive, prompting the ...
    • Vail Real Estate Tops $1 Billion Real estate sales in the Vail area of Colorado have exceeded $1 billion for the first half of this year. The last time Eagle County’s sales volume exceeded $1 billion in the first half of the year was 2008. Sales this year were boosted by the $145 million sale in April of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. In addition, ...
    • Body Found in Arkansas River Investigators are trying to determine if a body found in the Arkansas River in southern Colorado is that of a man who went missing after a rafting accident June 28. Sgt. Megan Richards with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found east of Florence on Friday, and an autopsy is scheduled. She says ...
    • Firefighting Foam Clean-up Air Force officials say they won’t reimburse three Colorado communities for millions of dollars spent responding to water contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam previously used at Peterson Air Force Base. The water districts for the towns of Security, Widefield and Fountain will likely have to pay $11 million of the $12.7 million tab expected by ...
    • Gateway Shooter Caught Mesa County authorities teamed up with local security guards yesterday in the town of Gateway to contain and eventually arrest a man in a parked pickup who was shooting at passing cars. The first reports of shots fired came in around 4:15 yesterday afternoon, and the security guards were the first to reach the site on ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Into 2nd Round, 14-13 over Elizabeth ELIZABETH (11/9/13) – “I knew I was throwing to Cole, and he would get it,” Glenwood’s Travis Lundin said after a pivotal 4th quarter reception by wide receiver Cole Adams helped propel the Demons into the second round of the 3A state football playoffs, 14-13 at Elizabeth Saturday. Glenwood (8-3), seeded 12th will host 13th seeded ...
    • Sports, November 7th AVS LOSE TO PREDATORS DENVER (AP) – Colin Wilson had two goals and two assists, Viktor Stalberg added a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.Craig Smith and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Predators, who stopped Colorado’s six-game winning streak.Matt Duchene had a goal and two ...
    • Sports, November 5th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER/3A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED Peach Valley—Enrique Bucio was named the Player of the Year for leading the Coal Ridge Titans soccer team to the state quarterfinals this season.  Bucio is a junior and will be a key part of the team that expects to make a return trip to the state tournament next ...
    • Sports, November 4th VOLLEYBALL/3A STATE TOURNAMENT Denver—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans will play their first state tournament match this Friday morning at 9:30 against Holy Family.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th out of 12 teams competing for a state title and are in Pool 4 along with 4th seed Platte Valley.  Coal Ridge will play Platte Valley at 12:30.  ...
    • KMTS Football: GLENWOOD WINS 7th STRAIGHT, WILL PLAY ELIZABETH GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/1/13) — And now, the playoffs actually begin. Before Glenwood Springs methodically sent winless Battle Mountain into the offseason 48-7 with the Demons’ seventh straight victory, Rocky Whitworth reiterated the gospel, according to the GSHS coaching staff: “We’re the longest running playoff team in history,” he said. “It’s do-or-die again; we’ve been ...
    • Sports, November 1st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans battle The Classical Academy tonight at 7 in Colorado Springs.  Coal Ridge is looking to advance to the final four for the first time school history. VOLLEYBALL The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals tip off a busy weekend in regional playoff volleyball.  Grand Valley’s first match at 4 is against the host ...
    • Sports, October 31st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Colorado Springs—The quest for a 3A state championship continues tomorrow night for the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Titans’ Great 8 game with The Classical Academy will be played at 7 o’clock in Colorado Springs.   KMTS will provide scores and updates. NBA/NUGGETS Sacramento, CA—Brian Shaw’s debut as head coach of the Denver Nuggets didn’t go as ...
    • Sports, October 30th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons cracked the Colorado Preps Top 10 for the first time this season.  Glenwood’s six game winning streak and expected wildcard playoff bid earned them a number 9 ranking.  Rifle is ranked 7th while Palisade is 3rd.   Glenwood closes out the regular season this Friday night at home against the ...
    • Sports, October 29th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL COAL RIDGE TO HOST REGIONALS Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ second place finish in last weekend’s Western Slope League tournament earned them the right to host a three-team regional this Saturday afternoon.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th and will welcome number 16 Faith Christian to Peach Valley along with number 28 Estes Park.  ...
    • Sports, October 28th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Titans were dominant through the first two rounds of the State 3A playoffs knocking off Alexander Dawson 8 to nothing and clobbering Sheridan 6-nil in the second round.  Coal Ridge will travel to Denver this Friday to battle 3rd seeded Classical Academy in a semi-final game. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ...