From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS MUMPS ON THE RISE IN COLORADO Denver—Are your cheeks puffy?  Are your salivary glands swollen?  It could be the mumps.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says so far this year, 14 cases have been reported compared to 17 all of last year.  Disease Control Division Director Rachel Herlihy says 11 cases of mumps ...
    • Mesa County Officers Disciplined Following Mistaken Drug Raid GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say officers who mistakenly raided a home didn’t follow protocol or pay attention to red flags that could have prevented the September incident involving an innocent family. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that Grand Junction police acted on a tip when they plowed through the door and ...
    • Denver Groups Voice Opposition to Executive Orders DENVER (AP) – Denver schools and the state’s largest teacher’s union are voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. In a statement Thursday, the school district, the Colorado Education Association as well as the Denver teacher’s union and a group that works with families of students, Padres & Jovenes Unidos called immigrant and ...
    • Northern Colorado Oil Well Blowout Friday DENVER (AP) – Officials say an oil well that blew out of control in northern Colorado sprayed at least 28,000 gallons of oil, gas and drilling waste water onto surrounding land. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has been redirecting the fluids into permanent production equipment since Friday’s blowout, which temporarily closed two roads. Colorado natural resources spokesman Todd Hartman ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rams Boys & Girls Advance to Palisade in Districts   CARBONDALE (2/28/13) — After his top-seeded Roaring Fork Rams had survived a harrowing challenge from last-place Coal Ridge, 58-51, boys coach Larry Williams admitted, “It was nerve-wracking knowing our season would be over if we lost, even though we won the league. Maybe that affected us a little bit.” The second quarter was typical: Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, February 28th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS BOYS 4A Greeley–The Glenwood Demons played well for about three quarters but got blown out in the fourth quarter in last night’s first round playoff game at Greeley Central. The Wildcats ended Glenwood’s season with a 63-44 victory. Senior Collin Porterfield led the Demons with 17 points. Rifle–The Rifle Bears’ season came to ...
    • Sports, February 27th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 4A GIRLS PLAYOFFS Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons advanced to the round of 32 with last night’s 52-42 victory over the visiting Lady Panthers of Harrison High School. 6-1 sophomore Madi Spence led all scorers with a career high of 20 points. Glenwood travels to the front range this Friday night ...
    • KMTS Basketball: SPENCE DRIVES LADY DEMONS TO 4A SECOND ROUND   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/26/13) — The sophomores are growing up for Glenwood Springs as Madi Spence and Jordan DeCrow, with a big boost off the bench from Jaime Crowley, lifted the Lady Demons to a 4A first-round home win over Colorado Springs Harrison, 52-42 Tuesday. Spence had a dominant, breakout game, recording just her second double-double of ...
    • 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 ...