From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GLENWOOD SPRAY PAINTING VANDAL IN CUSTODY Glenwood Springs—A 16 year old boy has been arrested for going on a spray-painting vandalism spree across Glenwood Springs that included disturbing messages and symbols. The young man, who's name has not been made public, is being charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor bias-related crimes.  Initially, the Glenwood Springs ...
    • NEWS SPRAY-PAINTING VANDALS SOUGHT IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs police are confident they will soon identify and arrest the vandals responsible for this week's spray-painting free-for-all around town. Authorities say a number of places were targeted and tagged with satanic messages and symbols like pentagrams including the Masonic Lodge, the post office, the Christian Science Church ...
    • NEWS GARCO SUPPORTS LNG LETTER Glenwood Springs—Once it's finalized, Garfield County will endorse a letter to the National Association of Counties calling for full support of liquid natural gas and the Jordan Cove Pipeline.  The letter was initiated and written by Rio Blanco County Commission Chairman Shawn Bolton.  Mesa and Moffat County are also expected to be ...
    • NEWS GW COUNCIL APPS DUE SOON Glenwood Springs—One week from today is the deadline to submit a nominating petition to the city of Glenwood Springs if you want to serve on the city council.  Wards 2 and 5 are up for election along with the At-Large seat for four year terms.  Election day is April 4th. GW BOARD ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: SKIERS WIN SHOOT OUT AT ROARING FORK, 56-54. CARBONDALE (2/5/13) –  The Aspen Skiers came to town and won the gunfight at the Roaring Fork corral, 56-54, handing the Rams their first Western Slope League loss and ending a 12-game winning streak. The two teams combined to make 8 of 15 three pointers in a first half that included five lead changes and ended ...
    • Sports, February 5th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Paonia to take on the Eagles in a non-conference make up game. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 and the boys follow at 7. In Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Aspen Skiers at 5:30 and 7. The Rams boy's ...
    • 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 ...