From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS MEEKER (AP) – An autopsy is scheduled today for the victim of a plane crash in northwest Colorado after witnesses reported hearing an explosion and authorities found wreckage of a plane. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and rescue crews searched the area again on Saturday after the body was found on Friday. ...
    • NEWS ASPEN (AP) – The Aspen Skiing Company has been ordered by a federal jury to pay a former employee $150,000 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Former housekeeper Arcelia Rojo claimed the company fired her because of a nagging elbow injury she received on the job. Skico owns and operates the five-star Little Nell ...
    • NEWS PALISADE (AP) – Palisade will spend more than $1.3 million of grant funds to purchase land for a future sport shooting complex. Palisade’s trustees approved land contracts that will be used for the future sport shooting complex at Cameo. The planned complex will have indoor and outdoor areas for archery, shooting and hunting education. DENVER (AP) ...
    • NEWS STATE LAWMAKERS BACK TO WORK DENVER (AP) – It’s going to be a tougher fight than usual for Colorado’s 100 state lawmakers who return to work toda.That’s because the state’s cupboards are bare, with constitutional spending restrictions meaning that politicians won’t have much wiggle room as they jostle to pay for their ideas.Colorado has a Democratic ...
    • NEWS VALLEY MAN SENT TO PRISON FOR RACIALLY MOTIVATED ATTACK ASPEN (AP) – A Snowmass man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a man in Basalt while making disparaging remarks about Mexicans and President Barack Obama. 47-year-old Jerry Lloyd Cunico was sentenced Monday for attacking a 67-year-old Latino man sitting in his ...
    • NEWS GARFIELD COUNTY SEEKING FUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR DETOX CENTER Glenwood Springs—Doctors. law enforcement professionals, city and county leaders all agree; Garfield County desperately needs a detox center, maybe two.  Commissioner Mike Samson helped assemble a county-wide task force to discuss the issue in Glenwood Springs yesterday.  Garfield County once had a suitable place to take intoxicated people ...
    • NEWS LEGAL SETBACK FOR COLORADO POT INDUSTRY DENVER (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving marijuana businesses in Colorado, saying allowing it “would facilitate criminal activity.” U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson dismissed the lawsuit because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Jackson says the ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SAYS DON’T CANCEL LEASES IN WRNF GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners says the Bureau of Land Management shouldn’t cancel oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to back the position, siding with the oil and gas industry on what they say ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MAY 16TH HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD Lakewood, CO–Dozens of athletes from Aspen to Parachute will be competing in the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The gates open at 7:30 Thursday morning and the meet concludes on Saturday. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marco Scutaro homered off closer Santiago Casilla to lead off the ninth ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 14TH LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Abreu (uh-BRAY’-oo) hit a three-run double and A.J. Ellis added a three-run homer during a sixth-inning rally Sunday that carried Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are in San Francisco for a quick two-game set with the Giants. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 11TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Air Academy in a sweet 16 game in Colorado Springs tonight at 7. The Coal Lady Titans the Roaring Fork Lady Rams play their sweet 16 games tomorrow. Coal Ridge plays Saint Mary’s at 1 o’clock. The Lady Rams try to ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 10TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans advanced to the sweet 16 with yesterday’s 1 to nothing win over visiting Telluride. The Lady Titans will hit the road to play number 4 Saint Mary’s this Saturday at 1 o’clock. The Roaring Fork Lady Rams are also moving on to ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 9TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons beat Frederick last night 21 to 1 to advance to the Sweet 16. Savanna Pearson scored both goals for Glenwood. The Lady Demons will take on number 5 Air Academy this Friday night in Colorado Springs. 3A PLAYOFFS Coal Ridge hosts Telluride today ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 8TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS 4A The Glenwood Lady Demons will host Frederick tonight at 7 o’clock in a first round game. 3A The Lady Titans welcome Telluride to Coal Ridge High School tomorrow afternoon at 3. Aspen hosts Denver Christian at 5. Roaring Fork plays at The Academy and Basalt is ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Sweeps Into Playoffs CRAIG (5/512) — Glenwood baseball coach Eric Nieslanik tried something he\’d never done before, and it helped the Demons reach a goal that\’s eluded them for three years and insured a doubleheader sweep of Moffat County, 18-1 and 6-5, Saturday in the regular season finale. When Cody Derby, who was ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 4TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge shutout Basalt 2 to nothing but had to settle for second place in the Western Slope behind the Aspen Skiers who beat Vail Mountain School 4 to 3 in overtime. SWIMMING Glenwood will be in Craig today for the Moffat County Invitational. TRACK AND FIELD The Coal Ridge Titans are in Cedaradge today for the Bruin ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 3RD ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Brandon Stokley was ready for a reunion, not retirement. The 14th-year wide receiver rejoined the Denver Broncos – and old pal Peyton Manning – this offseason after missing almost all of 2011. Stokley played in just two games for the New York Giants last year before a strained thigh led to an injury settlement. ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS WIN NON-LEAGUE DONNYBROOK IN FINAL FRAME DENVER (5/1/12) — For five innings it was just a normal, non-league game Glenwood Springs picked up to fill a gap in its schedule… then things went south, literally, as Denver South committed six errors and five wild pitches in ONE INNING and the Demons scored 14 runs in the last inning ...