From the KMTS News Room:

    • RE-16 Threat not Credible Parachute—The threat phoned in to the Garfield County Re-16 school district today, forcing the cancellation of all summer school classes and activities turned out to be a hoax.  After investigating and checking out school campuses in the area, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office determined the threat was not credible.  Sheriff's office spokesman Walt Stowe says ...
    • Independence Pass Set to Open Today Independence Pass will open to travelers tonight at 5:30. The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews have been working diligently clearing about a dozen avalanche slide paths as well as clearing tons of snow, ice and other debris from the narrow road and shoulders. C-DOT says crews will likely be working up to the minute ...
    • Ross vs Glenwood Lawsuit Dismissed The Ross lawsuit against the City of Glenwood Springs has been dismissed. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Denise Lynch tossed out the lawsuit filed by the primary retailer remaining at the struggling Glenwood Springs Mall. Attorneys for “Ross Dress for Less” challenged the city's resolution establishing an urban renewal authority at the once thriving commercial ...
    • Former Colorado Governor Joins the Call for Presidential Impeachment DENVER  – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat presidential hopeful to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper said on CNN's “New Day” that special counsel Robert Mueller's statement Wednesday “laid the responsibility clearly at the doorstep of Congress” and spurred him to back an impeachment investigation. Trump has called ...
    • High Mountain Passes still need work to Open for the Summer DENVER  – Crews are working to reopen some of Colorado's mountain passes for the summer after more snow fell this week. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to have Independence Pass open at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow and the Mount Evans Highway partially open by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Arapahoe Basin  plans to extend ...
    • New Laws for the Marijuana Industry DENVER (AP) – Laws signed by Colorado's governor could bring big changes to the state's marijuana industry, including the creation of businesses where people can consume cannabis and companies that deliver marijuana products. The changes don't take effect right away though.  Voters in a city or county must first approve of allowing both new varieties ...
    • Climate to be Considered in Leasing Public Lands DENVER (AP) – A federal judge says U.S. officials must consider the climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas exploration. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras follows a March ruling that blocked drilling on energy leases in Wyoming and ...
    • Aggressive Bear Sought Near Aspen Aspen—Wildlife officials in Pitkin County are searching for a black bear that bit a woman's leg while she was hiking on a trail near Aspen. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the woman and her husband saw the bear Monday morning and moved off the trail to allow it to pass. As the bear walked by, it ...
    • Mixed Bag of Memorial Day Weather in Colorado Denver—(AP) – Severe thunderstorms produced eight weak tornadoes over Colorado's northeastern plains while snow fell in parts of the mountains on the unofficial start of summer. The National Weather Service says no damage was reported from Monday's twisters. However, the storms that produced them did drop some large hail ranging from the size of ping pong ...
    • Smile, You're on Hidden Camera DENVER (AP) – More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project.  Professor Terrance Boult set up a long-range surveillance camera in an office window at the Colorado Springs campus, capturing more than 16,000 images of passers-by during the spring semesters of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: LADY DEMONS STUMBLE; GLENWOOD BOYS CRUISE PAST HUSKIES EDWARDS (2/12/19) — Coming into last weekend, both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams were on extended winning streaks and in control of their 4A playoff destiny. As Valentine's Day approaches, both Demon squads had their hearts and hopes — if not broken, certainly disappointed, having been tied for first place in Western Slope ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Stay in Title Race with Devils Sweep GYPSUM (2/7/19) — Free throws should be easier than shots behind the three-point line, but both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams struggled early in the season at the charity stripe, while rising to the top of the Western Slope League standings largely on their long-distance shooting. Facing a pair of “trap” games at ...
    • Local High School Basketball Scores HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES from 1/29/2019 GIRLS GLENWOOD – 67 over SUMMIT – 34 BASALT – 53 over RIFLE – 32 GRAND VALLEY – 41 over PAONIA  – 31 BOYS GLENWOOD – 79 over SUMMIT – 55 RIFLE – 58 over BASALT – 24 GRAND VALLEY – 52 over PAONIA – 44
    • The Week Before the Super Bowl brings Possible Rule Changes and Lawsuit Rulings for the NFL NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Key rulings are expected soon in a lawsuit against the NFL filed by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the NFC championship game. The suit calls for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in a do-over of the game, which ended with ...
    • Vonn & Shiffrin Named to U.S. Ski Team (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees. Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Sweden. Vonn skipped the World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state's girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado's more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.' That's why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos' 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league's No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he's replacing Vance ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Roll DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, including a late no-look pass to wrap things up, as the Denver Nuggets kept right on rolling by beating the New York Knicks 115-108 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight home victory. Reserve Malik Beasley added a career-high 23 points for ...