From the KMTS News Room:

    • Abandoned Puppies Left to Die Near Rifle Rifle—Nine newborn puppies with closed eyes and dried umbilical cords still attached, were found abandoned recently near Rifle.  Seven of them died.  The two surviving pups are being nursed back to health by a local veterinarian.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, a couple camping in the area around County Road 244, ...
    • Grand Junction Gynecologist Pleads Guilty to Harassment Grand Junction—A former Grand Junction gynecologist accused of using purple dye while examining a patient won’t be going to jail and will be allowed to continue practicing medicine.  58 year old Dr. Barry King pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassment to avoid jail time. His conviction will be thrown out as long as ...
    • Meth, Heroin, & Guns Seized in Garfield County Drug Bust RIFLE—Five people were arrested recently at a house south of Rifle that has long been known as a hotbed of drug and gang related activity. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Threat Assessment Group (TAG), deputies responded to a call of  ‘shots fired’ at 981 Gage Road. When deputies arrived at the ...
    • Glenwood Springs Economy Strengthened by the New Bridge Glenwood Springs—What a difference a year and a new bridge makes. The new Grand Avenue Bridge helped boost Glenwood Springs’ overall sales tax revenues by nearly 10 percent from August of 2017 to this year. The city collected over 1.6 million dollars this past August thanks in large part to more visitors staying in local ...
    • No Contract Extension for Aspen School District Superintendent Aspen—Aspen School District Superintendent Dr. John Maloy has a job until June 30th of 2021.  Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess.  The Aspen Board of Education chose not to extend his current contract.  The vote and announcement followed a series of closed-door, executive sessions held by the school board. No specific reasons were given for the ...
    • The Halloween Heat is On! Glenwood Springs—You don’t want to trade your Halloween costume for a county-issued jail jumpsuit. That’s what will happen if you’re caught driving drunk or stoned over the next few days. Law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be on the prowl for impaired drivers during the annual Halloween “Heat is On” DUI campaign starting at 6 ...
    • Colorado Residents can Vote Now. DENVER (AP) – Colorado residents who want to vote in person can now cast their ballots at voter centers around the state. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says voter centers opened in all 64 counties Monday and will remain open through Nov. 6, Election Day. Mail-in ballots were sent to active voters earlier this ...
    • Plans to Sell Oil & Gas Rights have been Canceled. DENVER- The Trump administration is canceling plans to sell oil and gas drilling rights on public land in Western Colorado because of the Greater Sage Grouse. The Bureau of Land Management is removing over 147, 000 acres of land from a planned December auction.  Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet,  asked the bureau to reconsider ...
    • Home Sales have Dropped, Except in Garfield County DENVER–Except for Garfield County and a few other communities, home sales are dropping across most of the state.  The Colorado Association of Realtors recently reported that the number of single-family home listings sold in Colorado dropped 14.6 percent in September compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales of townhouses and condos dropped 15.2 percent.  ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff Speaks Out Against Setback Proposal Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office would be severely impacted if Proposition 112 is passed by voters on election day according to the man in charge, Sheriff Lou Vallario.  During his “Just the Facts” update on the Sheriff’s Facebook page, Vallario says he’s reluctant to make political statements but following the Board of Commissioner’s recent ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Siemian Signs With Vikings MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian, to be their backup to free agent prize Kirk Cousins. The Vikings announced the deal, which was agreed to last week, on Monday. According to the NFL transaction wire, the Vikings sent a 2019 fifth-round draft pick ...
    • Sports GIRLS WESTERN SLOPE 4A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM FIRST TEAM Glenwood Springs Tatum Peterson, SR Ellie Moser, SR Maddie Bolitho Rifle Elly Walters, SR / PLAYER OF THE YEAR Karly Manupella, SR Katy Manupella, SR Masi Smith, JR HONORABLE MENTION Glenwood Springs Dani DeCrow, SR Rifle Peyton Caldwell, SR   COLORADO SPORTS LAS VEGAS (AP) – Allonzo Trier scored 22 points, Dusan Ristic had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 15 Arizona used a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Titans Edge into Sweet Sixteen vs. Manual PEACH VALLEY (3/2/18) – Number three hosting number thirty? Never mind those 3A state basketball playoff numbers, what counts for Coal Ridge is surviving the upset bid by Frontier Academy, 52-48, and a showdown in the Sweet Sixteen with Manual to see who advances to the Great Eight at Denver University next week. The Wolverines (9-12), ...
    • High School Basketball Scores The Coal Ridge Titans are District Champions following their 53-51 win over the Roaring Fork Rams this afternoon. Both teams will play regional tournament games next weekend. Coal Ridge received a number three seed and will host Frontier Academy Friday night. The Rams are the 13th seed and will play Colorado Academy at Platte Valley ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Fast Start Fades, Glenwood Girls’ Season Ends at Windsor WINDSOR (2/23/18) – With a 12-3 lead five minutes into the second-round 4A girls playoff game, Glenwood Springs coach Rhonda Moser allowed the thought of advancing to the Sweet Sixteen to surface: “Knowing a 29th seed could play with number four, if we could have put a whole game together…” Moser speculated after turnovers and ...
    • High School Basketball Scores From the 3A District Tournament, Roaring Fork came back to beat Delta 52-49. Coal Ridge easily handled Grand Valley, 62-38. Both teams will move on to the regional tournament next weekend, but only one can be crowned District Champion. Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork tip off at 1:30 from Central High School. Meanwhile in the Bears ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Lady Demons Go Inside-Outside and on to Windsor Via First-Round Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/20/18) – “Tatum unloaded it tonight,” Glenwood Springs coach Rhonda Moser said after the senior center Peterson went off for 26 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots in the Demons’ first-round 4A playoff win over Mountain View, 63-52. “Our goal was to get past where we did last year,” Moser said, referring to ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Girls Halt Rifle Win Streak; Boys Finish 12-0 in League GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/15/18) – Upsets were in the air at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium as two undefeated Western Slope League champions faced challenges from old rivals. One streak continued, the other ended as Glenwood Springs senior Maddie Bolitho exulted, “We haven’t beaten them (Rifle) once since I’ve been in high school. I’m so happy!” The Lady Demons ...
    • Avalanche Tie Home Win Record DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Colorado Avalanche matched the franchise record of 10 straight home wins, beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. Carl Soderberg and Alexander Kerfoot scored to help Colorado match the longest home winning streak in franchise history, set in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Overtime Win Crowns Demon Boys League Champs; Girls Win 8th Straight STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/8/18) – “Steamboat (Springs) gave us a battle; it wasn’t our best game, but it’s good to be league champs,” a relieved Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after the Demons edged the Sailors, 43-41, on AJ Crowley’s in-bounds basket with four seconds left in overtime. The win improves Glenwood’s unblemished Western ...