From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS ADDITIONAL CREWS LOOKING FOR MISSING CLIMBER  Aspen—The search for the New Mexico man who’s been missing in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area for over a week has intensified.  Search teams from around the state have been called in to help find 49 year old David Cook of Albuquerque.  The former Marine set out nine days ago ...
    • NEWS AMAYA MURDER TRIAL Eagle—While hiding under a truck from his crazed, older, gun-wielding cousin, an El Jebel teen talked to the 9-1-1 dispatcher the night of July 12th, 2014 moments after his parents had been gunned down in their home.  The young man, now 15, was the first witness called to the stand yesterday in Eagle ...
    • NEWS EL JEBEL DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY El Jebel—More than two years have passed since an El Jebel man shot and killed his aunt and uncle in their home.  Today, opening arguments were heard in the double-murder trial of Williams Anderson Amaya.   Amaya has pled not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 12th, 2014 ...
    • NEWS GARCO ATTORNEY UP FOR JUDGESHIP Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Attorney Tari Williams may soon be sounding a judge’s gavel.  Williams of Carbondale is one of three candidates nominated to be the next judge for the Ninth Judicial District.  The other nominees are Anne Morrdin, also of Carbondale and Scott Turner of Denver. Current District Judge Daniel Petre ...
    • Huge Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Found Near Rifle Rifle—A massive illegal marijuana grow operation near Rifle has been shut down by local and federal law enforcement agencies.  Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says 14 illegal Chinese immigrants, (12 men, 2 women) were also taken into custody and some three thousand marijuana plants were discovered.  Vallario says suspicions were raised when authorities noticed a large ...
    • NEWS VETERANS HEALTH CARE Denver—The suicide of a veteran awaiting treatment for PTSD at a Colorado VA clinic has the attention of Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.  Gardner and fellow GOP Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are both asking for an investigation into a whistleblower’s report about the circumstances surrounding the veteran’s death.  Gardner wants to know ...
    • NEWS BLEAK BUDGET OUTLOOK FOR COLORADO Denver—Garfield County’s impending budget challenges are symptomatic of what the entire state is facing in 2017.  Colorado revenue forecasts released today by legislative and economic analysts say a combination of factors are to blame for the bleak budget outlook, namely shrinking oil and gas revenues and court-ordered tax refunds to oil ...
    • NEWS HUNTER RESCUED NEAR SUNLIGHT Aspen—A Wisconsin man hunting near Sunlight Mountain had to be escorted back to his campsite earlier this week after a cold night in the back country.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, about 20 members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were called out to assist 55 year old Charlie Johnson ...
    • NEWS GARCO DEBATES PAY RAISES Glenwood Springs—Garfield County employees will see a little more in their paychecks next year but not as much as they had hoped for.  County Human Resources Director Dianne Hayes says the average merit-based pay raise around the state is 3.3 percent. She asking the county for a little less, somewhere between 3 ...
    • NEWS LONGER LABOR DAY DUI CRACKDOWN NETS BIG NUMBERS Denver—Nearly one thousand drunk or stoned drivers were busted in Colorado during the extended Labor Day “Heat is On Campaign.”  According to the final tally from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol, 964 impaired drivers caught between August 19th and September 6th.  State Patrol ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 28th COLLEGE FOOTBALL/AIR FORCE FALCONS FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Troy Calhoun has exceeded some people’s expectations as Air Force’s coach. After becoming the first academy graduate to become the Falcons head coach, the team was coming off three consecutive losing seasons. He was told by some it’d be an accomplishment to get to one bowl over the ...
    • Sports, Christmas Eve BRONCOS WIN AGAIN DENVER (AP) – Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Denver (12-3) pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell 23-6 to the ...
    • Sports, December 21st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Lady Bears beat Palisade last night 43-26. Chante Church led the winning effort with 19 points. In the boy’s contest, Rifle fell to the Bulldogs 49-39 despite a 23 point night for junior forward Tanner Quick. BRONCOS WANT TO HOLD ON TO DEL RIO ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The more the ...
    • Sports, December 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Palisade tonight for a league showdown with the Bulldogs. The girls tip off at 6 o’clock while the boys battle the Bulldogs at 7:30. You can catch both games on 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS and KMTS.com. NBA/Nuggets Portland, OR–The Denver Nuggets go for their fourth straight win tonight as ...
    • Sports, December 19th   HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL   The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Roaring Fork Rams last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons won an overtime thriller 59-47 to close out 2012 with a 6 and 1 record.  Senior Kenzie Nelson Buehler led the winning effort with 18 points.  Sophomore Jordan Decrow sent the game ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Dramatic Comeback Leads Lady Demons to Overtime Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/18/12) — What were the odds of Glenwood making 3 of 4 three-point attempts in the last 70 seconds of a game when the Lady Demons had missed 16 of 19 until then?  No matter; that’s exactly what happened as Delaney Gaddis nailed a pair of treys and Jordan DeCrow splashed in another ...
    • Sports, December 18th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Tonight, the Glenwood Demons host the Roaring Fork Rams. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys will follow up at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. BRONCOS ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Eric Decker was the first of Peyton Manning’s workout buddies, sneaking onto high school football fields ...
    • Sports, December 14th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BASKETBALL GIRLS / BOYS The Glenwood Demons host the Eagle Valley Devils tonight at 6 and 7:30. Glenwood travels to Steamboat Springs tomorrow afternoon to play at noon and 2:30. Rifle welcomes Steamboat to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6 and 7:30. Grand Valley heads to Craig to play Moffat County, Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, December 13th BODE MILLER PUTS OFF SKIING FOR A WHILE VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) – Bode Miller likely won’t start his season until February as part of his cautious return from left knee surgery. There’s also a chance he might sit out the entire season. U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick tells The Associated ...
    • Sports, 12-12-12 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Summit Tigers last night near Frisco. The Lady Demons improved to 4 and 0 with their 58-41 victory over the Lady Tigers. Kenzie Nelson-Buehler and Hailey Armstrong paced the Lady Demons with 14 and 11 points respectively. In the nightcap, ...