From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS CMU STUDENTS HELPING WITH SKELETAL INVESTIGATION GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Investigators say hikers found a nearly complete adult skeleton and some clothing in the western Colorado desert.  Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators and Colorado Mesa University forensic research students worked together Wednesday to collect the bones in the desert north of Grand Junction. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Megan Terlecky ...
    • NEWS GARCO COMMISSIONER MARTIN THREATENED BY DEMS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin, who is seeking an unprecedented sixth term in office, is facing the biggest battle of his political life.  During last night’s Issues and Answers forum before a standing-room-only crowd at the Glenwood Springs City Hall council chambers, the longtime commissioner used his allotted ...
    • NEWS LOCAL SCHOOL DISRUPTIONS Glenwood Springs/Rifle—A Glenwood Springs High School student is being investigated by local police and the RE-1 School District for allegedly threatening another student with violence.  According to police reports, the threats were overheard Tuesday afternoon by other students who then notified authorities.   The student suspected of making the threats has been banned ...
    • Issues and Answers Forum Live on KMTS and kmts.com Wednesday Night The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association hosts the annual Issues and Answers Forum on Wednesday, October 12, beginning 5 p.m. at Glenwood Springs City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. KMTS News Director Ron Milhorn will moderate. This event will also be broadcast live on KMTS, kmts.com and YouTube. The following races and ballot ...
    • NEWS OHV RULES ADOPTED BY GARCO Glenwood Springs—New regulations for off highway vehicles (OHV) were adopted today by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.  Assistant Garfield County Manager Fred Jarman says the OHV user groups were instrumental in putting together a list of recommendations dealing with volumes, mixed use, surfacing and access to public lands. Rich Doak ...
    • NEWS SEARCH CONTINUES FOR COOK IN PITCO Aspen—There’s still no sign of David Cook.  Despite sending in dozens of reinforcements and additional back country rescue teams from around the state, efforts to find the missing 49 year old Albuquerque man in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area have come up empty.  10 days ago, the former Marine set ...
    • NEWS ADDITIONAL CREWS LOOKING FOR MISSING CLIMBER  Aspen—The search for the New Mexico man who’s been missing in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area for over a week has intensified.  Search teams from around the state have been called in to help find 49 year old David Cook of Albuquerque.  The former Marine set out nine days ago ...
    • NEWS AMAYA MURDER TRIAL Eagle—While hiding under a truck from his crazed, older, gun-wielding cousin, an El Jebel teen talked to the 9-1-1 dispatcher the night of July 12th, 2014 moments after his parents had been gunned down in their home.  The young man, now 15, was the first witness called to the stand yesterday in Eagle ...
    • NEWS EL JEBEL DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY El Jebel—More than two years have passed since an El Jebel man shot and killed his aunt and uncle in their home.  Today, opening arguments were heard in the double-murder trial of Williams Anderson Amaya.   Amaya has pled not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 12th, 2014 ...
    • NEWS GARCO ATTORNEY UP FOR JUDGESHIP Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Attorney Tari Williams may soon be sounding a judge’s gavel.  Williams of Carbondale is one of three candidates nominated to be the next judge for the Ninth Judicial District.  The other nominees are Anne Morrdin, also of Carbondale and Scott Turner of Denver. Current District Judge Daniel Petre ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 26th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBAL PLAYOFFS Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons host the Lady Panthers of Harrison High School in a first round 4A state playoff game tonight. Tip off at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium is set for 7 o’clock. Rifle–The 6th seeded Rifle Lady Bears welcome the 11th seeded Lady Spartans of Thomas Jefferson High School in tonight’s first ...
    • 3A DISTRICT BRACKETS WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT GIRLS TUESDAY – FEB 26TH – PIGTAIL GAME – HOME SITE 7:00pm: #8 Aspen vs #9 Basalt THURSDAY – FEB 28TH – QUARTERFINALS – HOME SITES 5:30pm: #1 Moffat County vs Aspen/Basalt 5:30pm: #4 Roaring Fork vs #5 Coal Ridge 7:00pm: #2 Olathe vs #7 Gunnison 7:00pm: #3 Grand Valley vs #6 Cedaredge FRIDAY – ...
    • Sports, February 25th STATE BASKETBALL BRACKETS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 2013 STATE BRACKETS CLASS 4A GIRLS REGION ONE #1 Broomfield (22-1) – BYE #8 Evergreen (12-11) vs #9 Discovery Canyon (10-13) #4 Air Academy (13-10) – BYE #5 Mullen (10-13) vs #12 Coronado (8-15) #2 Montrose (18-4) – BYE #7 Pueblo East (13-10) vs #10 Durango (13-9) #3 Palmer Ridge (20-3) – BYE #6 Rifle (15-7) vs #11 Thomas Jefferson (10-11) REGION TWO #1 Pueblo ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Both Rifle Teams Advance in District Playoffs   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (2/21/13) –  In a second homecoming for Rifle boys coach Roger Walters, his team won its ninth straight game by the slimmest margin, 29-28 over Steamboat Springs to advance to the quarterfinals of the 4A Western Slope District tournament against top-seeded Montrose, Friday at Colorado Mesa University. The Bears (12-8) were ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls Light Playoff Fire; Porterfield Returns to Court   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (2/21/13) –  After her team had roared through its first 4A Western Slope District playoff game like a prairie wildfire, Glenwood Lady Demons coach Jackie Gaddis remarked, “Talk about a fire needing a light sometimes; we got lit today,” in a masterful 48-24 win over fourth-seeded Durango. Durango, also known as ...
    • Sports, February 21st HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING/STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–It’s one of the greatest sports spectacles in the Rocky Mountain region; the Colorado State High School Wrestling Tournament. Hundreds of wrestlers will begin their quest for a state title today at the Pepsi Center. The Western Slope is proudly represented by 15 wrestlers from up and down the valley ...
    • Sports, February 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Delta–The Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball team stunned the Delta Panthers on their home court in last night’s play-in game with a 65-58 overtime victory. (For more details on the big win and information on the upcoming Western Slope 4A district tournament, see the full story written by Jack Jabbour) In 3A basketball, the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Shock Delta in District Playoffs   DELTA (2/19/13) — “To be honest, when our bus broke down (on the way to Delta), I thought it was a bad omen,” Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock said after the last-seeded Demons turned the tables on Delta, 65-58 in overtime, to advance to the second round of the 4A Western Slope League District Tournament. The victory ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE LADY BEARS WIN ANOTHER THRILLER OVER GLENWOOD   RIFLE (2/15/13) –  The Walters’ household was transformed from the Heartbreak Hotel to Celebration City in a matter of seconds as Rifle’s Taylor Walters’ 3-point bank shot caromed off the backboard and through the net for a 46-44 Lady Bears’ win over Glenwood Springs.   On the Bears’ two previous possessions, trailing 44-43, Walters first dropped ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Roaring Fork Edges Bulldogs for WSL Crown CRAIG (2/16/13) –  Defense and free throws: a formula that enabled Roaring Fork to outlast Moffat County, 54-51 to clinch the 3A Western Slope League title heading into the district playoffs. Leading by 11 midway through the second period, the Rams (15-3, 14-1 WSL) nearly succumbed to the Bulldogs’ sophomore sensation, Tyler Davis when he poured ...