From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS OPEN RECORDS BILL POSTPONED Denver—A bill that would digitize Colorado's public records was postponed today.  Grand Junction Republican Senator Ray Scott chairs the Senate, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and says no new hearing date has been set.  The bill, sponsored by Democrat Senator John Kefalas would update CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act and make ...
    • NEWS SUPER BOWL DUI BLITZ STATEWIDE—Colorado law enforcement agencies are calling for an all out blitz on drunk and stoned drivers this Super Bowl weekend.  Even though the Broncos aren't in the big game, it has grown into an unofficial national holiday of sorts as tons of snack foods are consumed and a lot of booze.  Starting ...
    • NEWS RIFLE POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN RIFLE—Thomas Klein has been on the job for a couple of weeks but last night he was sworn in as Rifle's new police chief by Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Clifton.  With 24 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Chief Klein comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where he most recently served ...
    • NEWS LOCAL TRAVELING CHALLENGES GLENWOOD SPRINGS—There will be occasional, one lane closures both northbound and southbound on the Grand Avenue Bridge during the month of February.  C-DOT says the closures are necessary so crews can access construction on the traffic bridge walls downtown.  Also, 2017 is the “year of the bridge” that everyone is bracing for.  Sometime ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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.  ...
    • KMTS Basketball: WEBB'S LAST-SECOND DRIVE DEFEATS LADY DEMONS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) —  If there was one player Glenwood did not want to have the ball with the score tied and 7.8 seconds left in the game,  it would be Delta's Skylyn Webb, the league's leading scorer…  But she easily received a sideline in-bounds pass in the backcourt, circled around two Demon defenders, and drove ...
    • Sports, February 7th NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY/LOCAL ATHLETES MOVING ON Glenwood Springs/Carbondale–A handful of local student-athletes will continue their academic and athletic pursuits in college. For the past year or so, Roaring Fork High School three sport star Trae Moxley has known his destination. Yesterday, the 6-5, 260 pound stud signed a letter of intent to play football ...
    • Sports, February 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The 12 game winning streak of the Roaring Fork Rams boy's team came to an end last night on their home court as they fell to the Aspen Skiers 56-54. Aspen's Clayton Crawford led all scorers with 18 points. In the girl's game, Roaring Fork trounced Aspen, 64-23. Paonia–The ...