From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS CROWDED FIELD OF CANDIDATES FOR GW COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—Former Glenwood Springs city council members Shelly Kaup, Don Gillespie and Rick Davis are seeking a return to local politics.  They are among 10 candidates campaigning for three open seats on the council. Davis and Kaup are running for the At-Large seat along with Munro Wilcox, Jonathan Gorst ...
    • NEWS COLORADO TEACHERS PACKING HEAT? Denver—Some teachers and other public school employees would be allowed to bring a gun on campus under a bill that was passed by a state Senate committee Tuesday.  The Republican-controlled State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed the measure on a party-line 3 to 2 vote with the condition that anyone carrying ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD SPRAY PAINTING VANDAL IN CUSTODY Glenwood Springs—A 16 year old boy has been arrested for going on a spray-painting vandalism spree across Glenwood Springs that included disturbing messages and symbols. The young man, who’s name has not been made public, is being charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor bias-related crimes.  Initially, the Glenwood Springs ...
    • NEWS SPRAY-PAINTING VANDALS SOUGHT IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs police are confident they will soon identify and arrest the vandals responsible for this week’s spray-painting free-for-all around town. Authorities say a number of places were targeted and tagged with satanic messages and symbols like pentagrams including the Masonic Lodge, the post office, the Christian Science Church ...
    • NEWS GARCO SUPPORTS LNG LETTER Glenwood Springs—Once it’s finalized, Garfield County will endorse a letter to the National Association of Counties calling for full support of liquid natural gas and the Jordan Cove Pipeline.  The letter was initiated and written by Rio Blanco County Commission Chairman Shawn Bolton.  Mesa and Moffat County are also expected to be ...
    • NEWS GW COUNCIL APPS DUE SOON Glenwood Springs—One week from today is the deadline to submit a nominating petition to the city of Glenwood Springs if you want to serve on the city council.  Wards 2 and 5 are up for election along with the At-Large seat for four year terms.  Election day is April 4th. GW BOARD ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD TEEN GETS ONE YEAR DRIVING BAN AFTER CRASH Glenwood Springs—No driving for one year.  That’s part of the price a Glenwood Springs girl will have to pay for crashing her car last fall that seriously injured fellow student Victor Gamez.  The 16 year old girl pled guilty last November in juvenile court to reckless endangerment ...
    • Lawmakers Return To Work DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are returning to work under a cloud of uncertainty Wednesday. The Democratic House and Republican Senate are waiting for cues from Washington and from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper about the priorities this year. Both sides say they want to see big action on transportation, citing a need to address traffic congestion and ...
    • Split Victories in High School Basketball The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
    • NEWS VAIL PASS AVALANCHE Vail—A massive avalanche fell across I-70 early this morning, closing Vail Pass in both directions.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a semi, carrying mail was caught in the 15-foot deep slide but the driver was not hurt.  The mountain of snow came roaring down around 2:30 this morning in the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 3rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Craig—The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors Thursday 9 to 2.  Danny Bartels went the full 7 innings in the 9 strikeout, 4 hit perfomance.  The Bears close out the regular season tomorrow with a home doubleheader against Battle Mountain. Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host the second place Delta Panthers tomorrow in the ...
    • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons lost to the Rifle Bears yesterday 11 to 4.  Tristan Quigley earned his third win of the season while Chase Nieslanik suffered the loss. The Demons fell to 3 and 5 in league play and will host Delta this Saturday in a doubleheader home finale at 11 and 1.  ...
    • Sports, May 1st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons lost to Battle Mountain last night 3 to 1.  Glenwood will play for third place in the Western Slope tomorrow night at 5 at CMC’s Spring Valley campus. Battle Mountain earned an automatic birth into the 4A playoffs.  In 3A soccer, the Coal Ridge Lady Titans beat Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, April 30th BASEBALL Edwards—The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies yesterday in Edwards.  The Demons took the first game 11 to 4 and dropped the second contest 5 to 2.  SOCCER Edwards—The Glenwood Lady Demons need to beat Battle Mountain tonight on the turf in Edwards to earn a league-title showdown with the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Rifle Pitching Improves Playoff Prospects @ Eagle Valley GYPSUM (4/27/13) — Rifle baseball coach Troy Phillips couldn’t remember when his team completed a doubleheader in under three hours, but that’s what the Bears did as they swept Eagle Valley behind a pair of complete games by pitchers Danny Bartels and Teig Hauer, 3-1 and 4-1.   Timely hitting and solid defense also played a ...
    • Sports, April 26th   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons earned their first Western Slope League victories yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Summit Tigers, 3 to 2 and 18 to 3.  Chase Nieslanik went the distance on the mound in game one while Willie Salcido pitched all 7 innings in the nightcap. The Basalt Longhorns defeated the ...
    • Sports, April 25th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Lilly McSwain scored half of the goals in Glenwood’s 8 to nothing win over the visiting Eagle Valley Devils last night at Stubler Memorial Field.  The Lady Demons host Rifle tonight at 6 in the league finale. Coal Ridge improved to 8 and 0 in league play with yesterday’s 5-nothing shutout of Basalt.  The ...
    • Sports, April 24th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons suffered an embarrassing, lopsided loss yesterday to the first place Palisade Bulldogs.  The 35 to nothing score was the worst defeat in the history of the Glenwood baseball program.  Tomorrow, the Demons will fight to get back in the win column as the Summit Tigers come to West Glenwood ...
    • Sports, April 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—Three wild pitches and a bases-loaded triple propelled the Rifle Bears to an 11-1 win last night over the Glenwood Demons in 5 innings.  After a shaky start to the game, Bears’ ace Danny Bartels found his control and fastball to shut down the helpless Demon batters.  Bartels struck out a season high ...
    • Sports, April 22nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood Demons are hoping to finally meet the Rifle Bears on the baseball field for the first time this season.  The Demons and Bears are set to play at 6:30 tonight at Deerfield Park.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS radio at 96.7 and 99.1.   MLB/ROCKIES The Colorado Rockies’ 8 game winning ...