From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS BLUE MONDAY FOR I-70 TRAVELERS Gypsum—I-70 was closed in both directions early this morning when a semi overturned near Gypsum.  Highway Six is open but officials with C-DOT and the Colorado State Patrol say the the interstate will not reopen until late this afternoon.  The icy roads and mixture of freezing rain and light snow have ...
    • NEWS COLORADO SHIVERS IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES Undated—When the snow moved out and the skies cleared, frigid temperatures gripped the state of Colorado.  The sub-zero readings and icy roads forced the RE-16 school district in Parachute to cancel classes for the day.  In Greeley, school was canceled as the wind chill sent the mercury plummeting to a bone-chilling ...
    • NEWS FIRST STORM OF NEW YEAR POUNDS COLORADO Undated—Most of Colorado is under a big, white blanket thanks to the first major snowstorm of 2017.  The snow and high winds that kicked in last night in Western Colorado forced the the school districts in Eagle and Summit County to cancel classes for the day. Elsewhere, students from ...
    • NEWS MUCH NEEDED SNOW BLANKETING COLORADO Undated—The storm that drenched California is bringing sorely-needed snow to Colorado. Forecasters say this system could dump over two feet of snow in parts of the high country. The snow along with high winds and frigid temperatures will continue to hamper travel through tomorrow.  Frontier Airlines canceled about two dozen flights ...
    • NEWS ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has stepped down from his dream job over health concerns. Kubiak said the demands of the job are no longer a good fit. GM John Elway says that although he’s saddened and disappointed, he understands Kubiak is making the best decision for himself and his family. GRANBY(AP) – An ...
    • NEWS PICEANCE PREDATOR CONTROL PLAN MOVING FORWARD Undated—The plan to control predatory animals in the Piceacne Basin and Upper Arkansas River will be a big project in 2017.  The predator management studies were unanimously approved by the Parks and Wildlife Commission two weeks ago to see what impact mountain lions and bears are having on the declining ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, February 15th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING REGIONALS Over 40 wrestlers will be competing in regional tournaments this weekend. Wrestlers from Glenwood Springs and Rifle will grapple at Montrose High School in the 4A regional. Grand Valley High School will host the 3A regional with Basalt and Coal Ridge. Wrestlers are fighting for a chance to advance ...
    • Sports, February 14th NEW YORK (AP) – Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided another second-half meltdown with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in ...
    • Sports, February 12th RIFLE FOOTBALL STAR DECIDES TO WALK ON AT CU Boulder–Ryan Moeller wants to be a Buff. Rifle’s all state, record-breaking running back has decided to walk on at the University of Colorado rather than play at a smaller school on full scholarship. Moeller turned down full ride offers from Colorado Mesa University, Idaho State ...
    • News, February 11th HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING Orlando,FL–The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleading squad took 16th place at last weekend’s national competition in Orlando, Florida. NBA/NUGGETS Boston–The Denver Nuggets lost to the Celtics yesterday in Beantown, 118-114 in triple overtime. The loss snapped a 9-game winning streak for the Nuggets. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Colorado Avalanche host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP TWO AT BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/9/13) –With under five seconds remaining and his team ahead by three points, Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock  called time out and chose a strategy few of his colleagues would have the moxie to try — intentionally sending Battle Mountain to the line, so the Huskies couldn’t attempt the three-pointer needed to tie the game.  ...