From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Bear Euthanized A bear has been euthanized after it pounced on a tent at a campground in southern Colorado. A woman inside the tent was bruised and traumatized by the bear Tuesday night when it jumped on the tent at the Aspen Acres Campground in Rye, about 40 miles southwest of Pueblo. The estimated 350-pound bear didn't bite ...
    • CDOT Wildlife/Traffic Survey Data from a new Colorado Department of Transportation road kill survey says drivers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild animals last year, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries. Those numbers represent a roughly 50 percent increase in wildlife collisions over the past four years. Data shows the recent construction of several wildlife crossings on ...
    • Fatal Morrison Crash Authorities are still looking for the reason that a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on I-70 near Morrison and smashed into several vehicles yesterday, leaving two people dead and snarling traffic for hours. Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck, driven by 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf of Evergreen was headed westbound on 70 ...
    • Carnival Ride Dismantled A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver. The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 4th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES SOCCER Palisade—-3      Glenwood—-0 Coal Ridge—-4     Rifle——-1 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—-3   Glenwood —-2 Rifle——3       Hotchkiss——0 Coal Ridge—-3    Basalt—–0   FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (All games 7 pm kickoff) Glenwood at Eagle Valley (Gypsum)  Live broadcast on KMTS begins at 6:45 #2 Palisade at #1 Rifle Bayfield at Coal Ridge Pagosa Springs at Grand Valley Basalt at Olathe Aspen at Gunnison ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…. BRONCOS WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT CHAMP ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey ...
    • Sports, October 3rd HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES SOFTBALL Basalt travels to Rifle for a 4 o’clock game. SOCCER At 4 o’clock this afternoon, Glenwood plays at Palisade while Rifle welcomes Coal Ridge. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley and Coal Ridge plays at Basalt at 6.  At 6:30, Delta and Grand Valley square off in Parachute. ELSEWHERE IN COLORADO SPORTS…   DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov was sharp ...
    • KMTS Football: Glenwood Defense Keys Homecoming Win over Delta GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9-27-13) — An extended halftime is not unexpected in a homecoming game, and lightning added another 30 minute delay, but neither rain nor a vaunted Delta passing game could keep Glenwood from its second straight league win, 15-7, over the ninth-ranked Panthers. After the weather dampened the homecoming festivities during intermission, the Panthers threatened ...
    • Sports, September 27th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Glenwood—–3     Steamboat Springs—-0   Coal Ridge—3 Moffat County—0   SOCCER Coal Ridge—2 Aspen—-0   Grand Valley—–1 Moffat County—–1 SOFTBALL Basalt——19 Grand Valley—-0 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood welcomes 9th ranked Delta tonight for homecoming at Stubler Memorial Field.  Game time is set for 7 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Rifle tackles Battle Mountain in Edwards tonight at 7.  Roaring Fork hosts Paonia, ...
    • Sports, September 25th SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—–3            Rifle——-1 CRMS——–4            Moffat Co.—-1   SOFTBALL Rifle——-19        Eagle Valley——3   VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork —3       Moffat Co.—-1 Grand Valley——3     Rifle——0 MANNING AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is only getting better with age. Those surgical scars on his neck are starting to fade like all those fears that he might never be the same quarterback – or even play ...
    • Sports, September 24th HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS ON TAP TONIGHT SOFTBALL Rifle hosts Eagle Valley at 4 o’clock. SOCCER Glenwood welcomes Rifle to Stubler Memorial Field for a 4 o’clock game while in Carbondale, CRMS takes on Moffat County. VOLLEYBALL Rifle travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 6:30.   Roaring Fork heads north to Craig to battle the Moffat County Bulldogs. BRONCOS SHINE ON ...
    • Sports, September 23rd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES 3A GLENWOOD—37     STEAMBOAT—10 RIFLE—-55      MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ—0 2A OLATHE—–43       COAL RIDGE—-0 GUNNISON—-27    GRAND VALLEY—25 PAGOSA SPRINGS—6    BASALT—-2 ASPEN—-24              BAYFIELD—–6 1A RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY—-28     ROARING FORK—–6   BRONCOS LB MILLER IN MORE HOT WATER NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the case says Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller was caught trying to manipulate the NFL's drug-testing system. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Sack Sailors for First League Win, 37-10 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(9/20/13) – Facing what appeared to be another offensive juggernaut a week after holding third-ranked Rifle 45 points under its two-game scoring average, the Glenwood Springs defense was up to the task in a 37-10 win at Steamboat Springs. The Sailors (2-2, 1-2 Western Slope League) had piled up 94 points in back-to-back wins, but ...
    • Sports, September 20th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORE   SOCCER Glenwood was shutout by the Steamboat Springs Sailors 2 to nothing.  Rifle was blanked by Palisade 4-zip and Coal Ridge beat Basalt 1-nil. VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge swept Aspen in 3 games.  Glenwood fell to Battle Mountain in Edwards in 3 games while Grand Valley needed 4 games to get past Basalt.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The ...
    • Sports, September 19th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ON TAP SOFTBALL Aspen plays at Grand Valley at 4:30 SOCCER Glenwood travels north to Steamboat Springs for a game with the Sailors at 6. At 4 o’clock, Rifle plays at Palisade and Coal Ridge welcomes Roaring Fork. VOLLEYBALL Three matches are scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight; Glenwood at Battle Mountain, Coal Ridge at Aspen and Grand ...