From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS ASPEN TEEN CONFESSES TO ONLINE THREAT Aspen—He apologized for posting the online threat that closed schools from Glenwood Springs to Basalt earlier this month.  Nevertheless, the Aspen High School student who confessed to the internet stunt will be charged with a misdemeanor.  Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says he doesn’t believe the young man was ...
    • Carbondale Robbery Suspects in Custody Two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Carbondale last Thursday are now in custody. Pitkin County officials say they tracked the suspects using a cell phone to the Frying Pan Road area and were responding to investigate when they noticed a vehicle believed to be associated with the men traveling up the road. Shortly ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: By George, the Glenwood Boys Advance at Conifer CONIFER (2/22/17) — “Chano was on fire at our shoot-around at Mines earlier today, and I thought he just might light it up tonight, and he did!” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after Gonzalez and the Demon boys held off a late comeback at Conifer Wednesday to defeat the Lobos 56-45 in the first ...
    • NEWS GARCO PIPELINE PROBLEMS Battlement Mesa—A pipeline being installed in Battlement Mesa is not up to snuff according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In a written report COGCC Environmental Manager Greg Deranleau criticized Summit Midstream for failing to take proper precautions during installation and for doing a poor job of handling soil and storm ...
    • NEWS GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE PREPARATIONS Glenwood Springs—In six short months, the daily commute in, around and through Glenwood Springs is going to become a major challenge with the old Grand Avenue Bridge giving way to the new one.  The big day is August 14th.  Public Information Director Kathleen Wanatowicz says the message to everyone during the 95 ...
    • Warm Weather Brings Bear out of Hibernation Early COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A male black bear brought out of hibernation early by warm weather will be relocated after he was captured in a Colorado Springs backyard. The Gazette reports the bear climbed a tree before the sighting was reported to authorities Saturday morning. Wildlife officers hit him with a tranquilizer and removed him. Temperatures in ...
    • NEWS GARCO CORONER RULES MURDER-SUICIDE WITH GLENWOOD COUPLE Glenwood Springs—The final chapter of the tragic story of a longtime and beloved Glenwood Springs couple has finally been written.  According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the shooting deaths of Joseph Llewellyn and Mary Kent last October 18th was a murder-suicide.   Glassmire, the Glenwood Springs Police Department ...
    • NEWS PITCO SHREDDERS FEND OFF MOOSE ATTACK AFTER AVALANCHE Aspen—As if escaping an avalanche in Maroon Bowl wasn’t enough stress for a group of snowboarders, they were then attacked by an angry moose.  According to reports from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the three shredders were caught in a massive slide and dragged several hundred feet.  One ...
    • Army Drone Missing from Arizona Located in Colorado DENVER (AP) – An Army drone that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona has been found about 600 miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. Officials at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, say a hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree in the ...
    • UPDATE ON SCHOOL THREAT RE-1 SCHOOL LOCKOUT LIFTED, THREAT PART OF NATIONWIDE SPAM Carbondale—Apparently Roaring Fork High School wasn’t the only school to receive a threatening email this morning.  According to investigative reports from the FBI and the Carbondale Police Department, similar, disturbing spam emails were received by schools across the country.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they learned ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 2013 Season Could be Todd Helton’s Last MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are set to take on the Brewers in Milwaukee today as the baseball season gets under way. Manager Walt Weiss is taking over a team that finished a franchise-worst 64-98 and last in the NL West, 30 games behind the division and World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The 1988 AL ...
    • Sports, March 28th   NBA/NUGGETS LOSE   SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer. Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists ...
    • Sports, March 27th   ROCKIES EDGE DODGERS GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jon Garland tossed six impressive innings in his Colorado debut and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur) hit a grand slam that sent the Rockies to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.  Garland signed a major league contract with Colorado on Sunday after he was let go ...
    • Sports, March 26th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors yesterday 8 to 5. Starting pitcher Danny Bartels struck out 15 to earn the win. MLB/ROCKIES Scottsdale, AZ–Todd Helton led the Colorado Rockies’ 26-hit attack with a 4 for 4 performance as the boy’s in purple pounded the Cleveland Indians 18 to 4. The 39 ...
    • Sports, March 22nd   SNOWY WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF LOCAL GAMES   Glenwood Springs—Three high school soccer games, one lacrosse game and a tennis match were all canceled yesterday due to the wintry weather.  Make up dates and times have not been announced.   HEAVY SCHEDULE OF SPRING SPORTS ON SATURDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING   BASEBALL Five baseball doubleheaders are slated for tomorrow beginning at 11am.  Glenwood ...
    • Sports, March 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES RIFLE–18 GRAND VALLEY–0 HOTCHKISS–4 ROARING FORK–1 GIRLS SOCCER ROARING FORK–5 BASALT–0 LOACROSSE EAGLE VALLEY–15 GLENWOOD SPRINGS–0 ASPEN–1 COAL RIDGE–0 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Tiger Woods says he went public with his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn to devalue any photos of sports’ ...
    • News, March 19th   COLLEGE HOCKEY/WCHA   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The last season of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s traditional look has been as tense and strong as ever. Perhaps the six teams still alive in the conference playoffs can top that this weekend. After this year’s WCHA tournament, the league and the landscape of the sport will never be the ...
    • Sports, March 18th MESA FOOTBALL TEAM FILES SUIT OVER CANCELED FLIGHT GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Mesa University is suing over a canceled charter flight for its football team. The school says it paid Iowa-based STM Charters Inc. $75,000 to fly the team to Arcadia, Calif., for a game Aug. 30 against Humboldt State. The university says STM’s president ...
    • Sports, March 15th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–A hat trick plus one..that was the tally for Lilly McSwain in leading the Glenwood Lady Demons to a 5-2 win over Delta. Glenwood travels to Gypsum tomorrow for a league showdown with Eagle Valley at 1. Coal Ridge shutout Moffat County 4-zip. This afternoon at 4, the Rifle Lady ...
    • Sports, March 12th   NUGGETS WIN 9TH IN A ROW   PHOENIX (AP) – Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the ...