From the KMTS News Room:

    • Another Banner Year for Rocky Mountain National Park FORT COLLINS (AP) – Rocky Mountain National Park recorded nearly 4.6 million visitors last year, making it the third most-visited national park in the U.S. The park ranked below Great Smoky Mountains National Park with 11.4 million visitors and Grand Canyon National Park with 6.4 million. According to the National Park Service, the number of visitors ...
    • Reinsurance Bill Passed by Colorado Committee Denver—Western Slope communities might get a little financial relief from exorbitantly high health costs under a bill that was passed this week by the Health and Insurance Committee.  The so-called “reinsurance” measure introduced by Carbondale Republican Senator Bob Rankin when he was in the house, was defeated last year.  This year's version however has gained ...
    • Changes in Store for Colorado Oil and Gas Industry DENVER— The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will soon have less authority when it comes to drilling operations near residential areas.  Democrat leaders are promising sweeping changes in the way the state regulates oil and gas. Gov. Jared Polis and top lawmakers are introducing a bill making health and safety the top priorities of ...
    • New Bureau of Land Management Field Manager Named for the Silt Office Silt—After a long search, the Bureau of Land Management has a new field manager for the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt.  Colorado native and former Assistant Rifle District Ranger Larry Sandoval will be taking over.  Northwest District Manager Andrew Archuleta says “Larry brings a wealth of experience as both a resource specialist and ...
    • Craig Man Dies in Colorado Back Country STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) A man from Craig died after his snowmobile apparently broke down. Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers found the body of 64 year old Frank Yoast Friday afternoon near Dunckley Pass, west of Yampa. Search and Rescue President Jay Bowman says Yoast's body was found farther up a trail from where his ...
    • Arrests Made in Multi-state Crime Spree ROSEBURG, Ore (AP) – Two men suspected in a crime spree across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested in Oregon. Oregon State Police said Sunday that 31-year-old Jose Lopez-Jovel and 30-year-old Matthew Anthony Fanelli are being held on multiple charges in separate county jails. Authorities say Lopez-Jovel and Fanelli are suspected ...
    • Colorado Court Rules to Allow Lawsuits in 2015 Planned Parenthood Shooting COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A Colorado appeals court has ruled that victims of the 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs can sue the nonprofit organization over what they argue was lax security. The ruling reverses a lower court decision that said only the accused shooter, Robert Dear, was liable for the ...
    • Bustang sees a significant Passenger Increase in it's 3 years of Service DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation's intercity bus service has expanded rapidly across the state since its debut in 2015. Ridership on the Bustang service has increased from nearly 9,000 passengers in January 2016 to more than 21,000 passengers last month. CDOT will work with its Bustang contractor to bolster driver recruitment and ...
    • Popular Vote Bill Passes Colorado House DENVER (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a bill calling for Colorado to join other states in casting presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.  Gov. Jared Polis, says he will sign the measure.  Currently, the state's electoral votes are cast for whoever wins in Colorado.
    • Red Flag Bill Passes in Colorado House DENVER (AP) – A Colorado House committee has passed “red flag” legislation that would permit the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed by a court to pose a threat to themselves or others. The House Judiciary Committee voted after hours of testimony for and against the bill on Thursday.  After a nearly 10 hour ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BULLDOGS WEAR DOWN DEMONS IN SECOND HALF GRAND JUNCTION – Only in the Bible story and the occasional March Madness upset does Goliath lose. The Glenwood Demons found that out when number-one ranked Palisade blew open a close contest with twenty-one unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Thursday. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0 in ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD OVERCOMES SOGGY FIELD, DEVILS FOR HOMECOMING, LEAGUE OPENING WIN GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/18) – “ Our offense is built for this,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle said of the rain-soaked Stubler Field prior to the Demons’ 41-0 Homecoming win over Eagle Valley in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. The trio of Luke Gair, Gavin Olson, and Eliot Dwyer-Walz proved their coach a prophet, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears' powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...
    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o'clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven't been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...
    • CU Renews an Old Rivalry This Weekend LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they're excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former ...
    • CSU Rams look for their first win of the Season. FORT COLLINS—The CSU Rams' quest to capture their first win of the season will be a tall task tomorrow night.  The Rams welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Canvas Stadium as an underdog.  Kick off from Fort Collins is set for 5:30.