From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief.  Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot.  According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78  were rejected ...
    • News GW ATTORNEY CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FORMER JUDGE/BOYFRIEND Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs immigration and defense attorney in facing criminal charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend during a recent late night altercation at a local motel. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 39 year old Lucette Laffoom slapped, hit, bit and broke the thumb ...
    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT PARACHUTE—Firefighters hope to fully contain the nearly week old Spring Creek 2 Fire burning near Parachute by the end of the day. The lightning-sparked fire near the Garfield/Mesa County line initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and has destroyed some outbuildings, trailers and vehicles. COLORADO HEALTH CARE ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Parachute—The Spring Creek 2 Fire near Parachute is now 90 percent contained. The fire that was sparked by lightning last Friday evening, remains at 621 acres thanks to wildfire crews securing fire lines and primary structures in the area. Four outbuildings, three vehicles and three trailers were ...
    • NEWS BODY FOUND IN CARBONDALE DITCH Carbondale—A gruesome discovery was made by children at a Carbondale park last night. The youngsters found a man’s body floating in an irrigation ditch during a concert in the park. Authorities are trying to identify the man and the cause of death. SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE PROGRESS Parachute—Evacuation orders were lifted last night ...
    • NEWS LOCAL HOTEL PART OF NATIONWIDE COMPUTER HACK Snowmass—One local hotel was among 20 in the nation to be targeted by computer hackers who collected names, credit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. According to hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts, the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village was the only property in Colorado ...
    • NEWS GARCO LANDFILL FUTURE OPERATIONS DISCUSSED Glenwood Springs—A professional firm may take over management of the West Garfield County landfill. The Board of Commissioners are considering an offer from Carbondale-based Heartland Environmental Services to take over the day-to-day operations. Larry Giroux with Heartland says it’s a business plan to make the landfill more efficient, not ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON OPEN TODAY Glenwood Springs—Motorists got a pleasant surprise this morning from the Colorado Department of Transportation…Glenwood Canyon was not closed as scheduled. C-DOT crews were able to finish rockfall mitigation work during Wednesday’s 6-hour closure of I-70 sooner than expected thanks to favorable conditions. Officials say a Blackhawk Helicopter was able to safely fly ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 4th SUPER BOWL 47 NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second-half comeback attempt by the 49ers and beat San Francisco 34-31 in Super Bowl 47. The game was held up for 34 minutes early in the third quarter by a power outage with the Ravens leading 28-6. NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Baltimore’s Joe Flacco ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS OUTLAST GLENWOOD IN DOUBLE-OT GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) — A deep bench is usually an advantage — especially when teams go into extended overtime, but the experience and stamina of Rifle’s Big Three outlasted Glenwood’s talented corps of underclassmen 70-63 in double overtime to move past the Lady Demons into third place in the Western Slope League.   After an explosive first ...
    • Sports, February 1st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–In a double-overtime thriller, the Rifle Lady Bears outlasted the Glenwood Lady Demons Thursday night 70-63. Chante Church led the Lady Bear’s attack with 24 points. Junior point guard Delaney Gaddis scored 23 for Glenwood. The boy’s game wasn’t nearly as exciting as the Rifle Bears beat a struggling ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD FINDS “MOJO” WITH 2nd-HALF DEFENSE GYPSUM (1/29/13) — A two-point loss in the Western Slope League opener at home to Eagle Valley before Christmas derailed the momentum of an undefeated pre-season and has seemed to have the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons scrambling to find their Mojo ever since. At Eagle Valley last Tuesday, the girls found it and then some, dispatching ...
    • Sports, January 30th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons earned a big win over the Eagle Valley Lady Devils last night in Gypsum, 49-33. The victory improved the Glenwood girl’s record to 6 and 3 in the Western Slope and 10 and 3 overall. In the boy’s game, Glenwood fell to the second place Devils, ...
    • Sports, January 29th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game begins at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game tips off at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. In 3A basketball, Olathe visits Coal Ridge and Grand Valley welcomes Aspen to Parachute for ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Boys & Girls Come Back for Second-half Wins KMTS BASKETBALL:  Glenwood Boys & Girls Come Back for Second-half Wins   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/26/13) –  Both the Glenwood Springs girls and boys basketball teams completed second-half comebacks to sweep Steamboat Springs and set the stage for the challenge of taking on two of the better teams in the Western Slope League at Eagle Valley next Tuesday. ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Bears Orchestrate One-point Win at Delta     DELTA (1/25/13) — Like  a crew-cut maestro, Rifle coach Roger Walters conducted a second-half, spread-the-court symphony, that orchestrated a 42-41 win at Delta, ending a six-game losing slide for the Bears and knocking the Panthers out of a first-place tie in the Western Slope League.   Rifle, in winning just its second league game,  hit 7 of ...
    • Sports, January 25th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a split at home last night against the Summit Tigers. The Lady Demons overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Summit 46-28. Senior Kenzi Nelson-Buehler led all scorers with 19 points. In the boy’s contest, Glenwood had the lead at halftime but went cold from ...
    • Sports, January 24th WINTER X GAMES 17 UNDERWAY Aspen–The 17th Winter X Games are up and running at Buttermilk Mountain. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the four day competition that features over a dozen Colorado athletes including Gretchen Bleiler and Matt Walker of Aspen along with Eric Willett of Breckenridge. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ...