From the KMTS News Room:

    • Keystone Deaths attributed to Heart Problems Summit County—(AP) – Authorities say two men who died just days apart while skiing at Keystone Resort both suffered a heart-related problem. The Summit County coroner’s office released the causes of the deaths Thursday but didn’t provide specifics.  53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada died Dec. 22 and 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne died Christmas Day.
    • Teller County Man Charged with Fiance’s Murder Officials say that a missing Colorado woman was probably killed at her home but have declined to speculate on where her body might be.  Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young told reporters Friday that that investigators believe 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was killed at her home. Her fiance Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday morning at his ...
    • Legal Battle Over Southern Colorado Ranch DENVER (AP) – A decades-old legal fight over access to a historic southern Colorado ranch may soon reach a conclusion. William Harrison, owner of the San Luis Valley ranch, said Tuesday he is ending his legal efforts to restrict access by heirs of an 1844 Mexican land grant on which the ranch sits.
    • Oil and Gas Buffer Zone Expanded DENVER (AP) – Colorado oil and gas regulators have expanded the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to require that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from any outdoor area or building that schools and day care centers use. The old rules ...
    • Three People Wounded in Drive by Shooting on Wednesday COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Police say three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a Colorado Springs mall Tuesday. Police initially said two people had been shot but police discovered there was a third victim, a juvenile, after he went to the hospital for treatment early Wednesday before being released. Police are still ...
    • Local Philanthropist Dies Carbondale—There may not be a venue large enough in the Roaring Fork Valley to hold a memorial service for Jim Calaway.  The man, whose familiar name can be found on many buildings and institutions around the valley died Wednesday at his home in Carbondale. His wife Connie was at his side.  The humble, unassuming Texas ...
    • Officer Involved Shooting in Rangley Rangely—A suspected car thief was shot and killed by law enforcement officers last night in Rangely.  According to reports from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, officers with the Rangely Police Department and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the report of a stolen vehicle in town.  When the officers and deputies spotted ...
    • West Rifle Standoff Update Rifle—The standoff between a man and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office All Hazards Response Team that shut down I-70 between West Rifle and Rulison for over three hours actually involved three other men.  According to the latest reports, the man who ended up going to jail, 38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid and another man, ...
    • Garfield County is Searching for a New County Fair Coordinator Rifle—Garfield County is looking for a new Events Coordinator for the annual summer fair. After four very successful years at the helm, Doreen Herriott resigned recently to pursue another career opportunity. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says they’re not wasting any time trying to find her replacement.  He says a number of qualified candidates has ...
    • The Suspect Arrested in Tuesday’s Standoff, Facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge Rifle—The man involved in Tuesday’s three and a half hour stand off with the county swat team near Rulison is being charged with attempted first degree murder and second degree assault.  38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid was booked into the Garfield County Jail yesterday after finally surrendering to authorities on Webster Hill between West ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Snows Under Panthers with Seven-run Fifth WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/17/18) – Amid swirling and driving snowflakes, the Glenwood Springs’ bats heated up for a seven-run fifth inning, invoking the mercy rule to close out a 12-2, non-league win over Montezuma-Cortez Tuesday. A 2-run double by Liam McMahon in his first varsity at bat keyed the outburst that made a complete-game winner of ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Layoff to Shut Out Rifle Twice WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/18) – After an unprecedented pair of mercy-rule shutouts by his team over Rifle, Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said, “I don’t want to go home; everything just went so well.” Due to inclement weather forcing three postponements, it had been ten days between games for the Demons, but the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Titans Use Small-ball, Defense to Earn First Win PEACH VALLEY (4/10/18) – It’s called “small-ball” when a team wins a baseball game without benefit of big hits – specifically, home runs – or the “long ball.” Coal Ridge used three doubleplays, some stellar pitching from sophomores Ryan Kotz and Jared Lund, and a big dose of “small-ball” to defeat Moffat County, 4-3 ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Big Seventh Preserves Demons’ 3-0 League Start GYPSUM (4/4/18) – Chano Gonzalez had it going on – again. But with the Glenwood Springs baseball team coming off its spring break hiatus and a big doubleheader with Summit approaching Saturday, coach Eric Nieslanik went to his other starter to finish what would turn out to be an 8-2 Western Slope League win at ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...
    • 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 ...