From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS CASTLE ROCK (AP) — A carjacker has been sentenced to 160 years in prison for leading police on a 75-mile chase Longmont last year and nearly killing a Colorado state trooper. A judge today sentenced Ryan Stone on 18 charges. The chase started when Stone stole an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside before carjacking ...
    • NEWS ELECTION BALLOTS DENVER (AP) — Secretary of State Wayne Williams is recommending that voters who haven’t mailed in their ballots yet deliver them in person instead.Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn’t deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ...
    • NEWS BANK FUND SET UP FOR RINK FAMILY FOLLOWING DEADLY CRASH New Castle—A special fund has been established for the family of Lori Rink who was killed in Monday’s early-morning crash on I-70 near New Castle. She was 44 years old.  Meanwhile, the investigation continues into what triggered the three-car accident that closed the eastbound side of ...
    • NEWS NO BANKING FOR WEED MONEY DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has received a setback from the Federal Reserve. The guardian of the U.S. banking system said in a court filing that it doesn’t intend to accept a penny connected to the sale of pot because the ...
    • NEWS WESTBOUND I-70 OPEN IN GW CANYON Glenwood Springs—Motorists are happy today as westbound I-70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened.  C-DOT closed the lanes in July for a massive maintenance project.  The eastbound side is still limited one lane until Friday. WEST SLOPE DRAWS LINE IN WATER BATTLE WITH FRONT RANGE Rifle—Close to 15-hundred western Colorado residents signed a ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS 2016 BUDGET Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs’ 2016 budget will be a hot topic at tonight’s city council meeting. The bulk of the 72.1 million dollar budget is going toward transportation-related projects including the city’s contribution to the 110 million dollar Grand Avenue Bridge.  The police department and parks and recreation will also get a large ...
    • News GARCO TO TEST NEW VOTING MACHINES Glenwood Springs—Garfield County is testing one of four new voting machines for this off-year election.  Seven other counties around the state are also putting the new technology to the test with the goal of choosing a new model for statewide use by next year.  The other counties are; Mesa, Adams, ...
    • News ASPEN (AP) – Police are looking for a Texas man they say stole nearly $6,000 of top-shelf liquor from stores in the Aspen area. Snowmass Village Police say the man dressed as a construction worker on Tuesday slipped Johnny Walker Blue, Don Perignon champagne, wine and other spirits into his baggy clothes. Police call the ...
    • News SERIAL SHOPLIFTER IN VALLEY LIKES HIS BOOZE Snowmass Village—Snowmass Village Police are teaming up with a police department in Texas to find a man with a peculiar penchant for shoplifting booze.  According to police reports and surveillance video, a black man, dressed like a construction worker, has walked into two Snowmass Village liquor stores and walked ...
    • News ASPEN TO DENVER FLIGHT HAS MECHANICAL TROUBLE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS) – A United flight with about 70 people on board made a safe emergency landing Wednesday morning at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Flight 4919 originated from Aspen and was headed to Denver when the pilots indicated there was a mechanical problem with the right engine and they ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JANUARY 27TH WINTER X GAMES Aspen–Snowboarding Big Air, Superpipe and Slopestyle events highlight the competition today and tonight at the Winter X Games at Buttermilk. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL In Parachute, the Grand Valley Cardinals host the Roaring Fork Rams tonight at 5:30 and 7. You can catch both games live on KMTS. In other high school hoops, Aspen welcomes ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 26TH ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are finalizing a deal with Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to make him their new head coach. A person familiar with the process said Wednesday that the contract is in the process of being completed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly discussing the search. Fox Sports ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 25TH High School Basketball Palisade–The Aspen Skiers were swept by the Palisade Bulldogs last night on the road. The Lady Skiers lost 39 to 34 while the boys fell to Palisade 54 to 27. The loss didn’t hurt Aspen since it was a non-league contest. Basalt–The Coal Ridge Titans went into the Big House in Basalt ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 24TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Aspen–Tonight the Aspen Skiers travel west to Palisade for a pair of non-league games. The Lady Skiers tip off at 6 while the boy’s battle the Bulldogs at 7:30. The boy’s game will feature two of the best teams on the Western Slope and will be broadcast live on ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 23RD BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Kevin Parrom missed a 3-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer and Colorado escaped with a 64-63 win over Arizona on Saturday. Arizona had a shot at pulling off the win after the Buffaloes’ Carlon Brown missed a 3-pointer at the 30-second mark and the Wildcats corralled the rebound. NEW YORK (AP) – Danilo ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 20TH High School Basketball Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons defeated Eagle Valley 58-26 while the Glenwood boys lost to the Devils 69-52. The Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies tonight at 6 and 7:30. Catch both games live on KMTS. Rifle–The Rifle Bears were swept by the Olathe Pirates last night at the ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 19TH High School Basketball Gypsum–Tonight the Glenwood Demons are back in action in Gypsum to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game tips off at 6 and the boys play at 7:30. Catch both games live on KMTS. Rifle–The Rifle Bears welcome the Olathe Pirates to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6 ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 18TH High School Basketball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons were swept by the Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium. The Lady Demons lost 43-39 while the boys team fell 74-37. Glenwood travels to Gypsum tomorrow night to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears had no trouble with Eagle ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 17TH High School Basketball The Rifle Bears host the Eagle Valley Devils tonight at 6 and 7:30. Basalt welcomes Moffat County to the Big House tonight for games at 5:30 and 7. The Glenwood Demons host the Fruita Monument Wildcats tonight in a non-league affair at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium. The girls tip off at 6 while the boys ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 16TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Tim Tebow has been informed that when training camp starts this summer, he’ll be the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Broncos chief of football operations John Elway, a Hall of Fame quarterback, says he will work in the offseason with Tebow on his passing game. DENVER (AP) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has made good ...