From the KMTS News Room:

    • Adams County Lifts Ban on Oil and Gas Permits DENVER (AP) – Adams County has lifted its temporary ban on new permits for oil and gas drilling after voters last week rejected a ballot proposal to restrict new wells. With a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Adams County commissioners lifted the temporary ban that had been imposed on Oct. 30. The moratorium had been passed before the ...
    • EPA Meeting on Methane Rules Today DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing today on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver.  The EPA wants to replace a 2016 rule by ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • Cue the baby jokes: Brad Paisley has plenty of ideas as he co-hosts the CMA Awards with a pregnant Carrie Underwood Next Wednesday, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the CMA Awards for the eleventh time. It’s a year that holds lots of potential — both comic and dramatic — since Carrie is expecting her second child
    • 2018 Local Election Results Updated 11/8/2018 7:00AM Garfield County Results Pitkin County Results Eagle County Results Garfield County Commissioner – District 1 Paula Stepp DEM 48.16 x-Tom Jankovsky REP 51.84 Garfield County Clerk and Recorder x-Jean Alberico DEM 54.61 Bonnie McLean REP 45.39 Garfield County Sheriff x-Lou Vallario REP 95.28 Paramroop S. Khalsa 4.72 Garfield County Court Judge – Metzger x-Yes 81.92 No 18.08 Garfield County Court Judge – Pototsky x-Yes 79.86 No 20.14 City of Glenwood Springs ...
    • 2018 Key Statewide Races Leading candidates are in bold. Candidates marked “x-” have been declared winners by the Associated Press. Governor 2,704 of 3,219 precincts – 84 percent x-Jared Polis, Dem 998,183 – 52 percent Walker Stapleton, GOP 870,051 – 45 percent Scott Helker, Lib 48,140 – 2 percent Bill Hammons, Uty 18,458 – 1 percent U.S. House District 1 Denver 255 of 434 precincts – 59 percent x-Diana ...
    • 2018 Colorado Proposition Results Constitutional Amendment V – Reduce Assembly Age Minimum From 25 to 21 years old 2,656 of 3,219 precincts – 83 percent Yes, 659,220 – 35 percent x-No, 1,228,980 – 65 percent Constitutional Amendment W – Revise Judge Retention Vote Allow single question 2,571 of 3,219 precincts – 80 percent Yes, 963,677 – 53 percent No, 845,148 – 47 percent Constitutional Amendment X – ...
    • Polis Will be Next Colorado Governor DENVER (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor’s race. Polis’ victory Tuesday keeps the governor’s seat in Democratic hands. The 43-year-old Polis will succeed the term-limited John Hickenlooper to become Colorado’s first openly gay governor. Polis is a five-term congressman and technology ...
    • Weld County Man Pleads Guilty In Murders of Wife, Two Girls GREELEY (AP) – A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two daughters has pleaded guilty under a plea deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty. Christopher Watts entered his plea Tuesday during a court hearing in Greeley. Investigators have previously said that Watts admitted to police that he killed ...
    • Couple Arrested for Human Trafficking in Glenwood Glenwood Springs—It’s hard to fathom in this valley…human trafficking. A man and a woman have been indicted by a grand jury for prostituting minors out of a busy Glenwood Springs motel.  According to arrest reports, 30 year old Dasjuan Goode and 25 year old Damara Hester brought children from Aurora to the motel on 6th ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Sweep Huskies, Setting Up Summit Showdown Monday WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/5/18) – Sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men actually do work out. At least for Glenwood Springs’ baseball coach Eric Nieslanik and his staff, the Demons’ 11-1, 11-0, doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain, saving their number one and two starting pitchers for Monday’s games with Summit County, couldn’t have gone ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: MEEKER OUTLASTS COAL RIDGE IN LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT PEACH VALLEY (4/26/18) – Both teams combined for 366 pitches, 24 walks, and the WINNING team used nine pitchers, who threw 108 balls to just 80 strikes and hit SIX batters, overcoming those gifts to the opposition by scoring in EVERY inning. Oh, and the LOSING team scored eight runs in the first two innings ...
    • Patrick Roy Coaching Again QUEBEC CITY (AP) – Patrick Roy has returned to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager. The Hall of Fame goalie signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team. The 52-year-old Roy previously acted as part-owner, coach and GM of the Remparts from 2005-2013, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. “The ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS WALK OVER DEMONS TWICE IN FIRST-PLACE DUEL PALISADE (4/21/18) – The showdown for first place in the 4A Western Slope League lasted five and a half innings, plus two outs – then a barrage of walks, five straight to be precise, blew apart a 1-1 pitching duel, leading to a 9-1 Palisade win over Glenwood Springs in the first game of what ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: TITAN DEFENSE, LATE RELIEF, HALT DEMON WIN STREAK PEACH VALLEY (4/19/18) – For an ostensibly “meaningless,” non-league game, Coal Ridge’s 9-6 win over Glenwood Springs on a windy Thursday afternoon was filled with sub-plots beyond just a 3A Western Slope League team halting a 4A WSL team’s six-game winning streak. “We’re getting there,” Titan coach Dan Larsen said following his team’s third straight win ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Snows Under Panthers with Seven-run Fifth WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/17/18) – Amid swirling and driving snowflakes, the Glenwood Springs’ bats heated up for a seven-run fifth inning, invoking the mercy rule to close out a 12-2, non-league win over Montezuma-Cortez Tuesday. A 2-run double by Liam McMahon in his first varsity at bat keyed the outburst that made a complete-game winner of ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Layoff to Shut Out Rifle Twice WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/18) – After an unprecedented pair of mercy-rule shutouts by his team over Rifle, Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said, “I don’t want to go home; everything just went so well.” Due to inclement weather forcing three postponements, it had been ten days between games for the Demons, but the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Titans Use Small-ball, Defense to Earn First Win PEACH VALLEY (4/10/18) – It’s called “small-ball” when a team wins a baseball game without benefit of big hits – specifically, home runs – or the “long ball.” Coal Ridge used three doubleplays, some stellar pitching from sophomores Ryan Kotz and Jared Lund, and a big dose of “small-ball” to defeat Moffat County, 4-3 ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Big Seventh Preserves Demons’ 3-0 League Start GYPSUM (4/4/18) – Chano Gonzalez had it going on – again. But with the Glenwood Springs baseball team coming off its spring break hiatus and a big doubleheader with Summit approaching Saturday, coach Eric Nieslanik went to his other starter to finish what would turn out to be an 8-2 Western Slope League win at ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...