From the KMTS News Room:

    • Judge Rules that there is enough Evidence to try Alleged Murderer DENVER (AP) – A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try a man on charges that he killed three homeless people in a Denver parking lot. Police and prosecutors said Friday that Maurice Butler was pursuing a drug debt owed him by a couple. They said GPS data from an ankle monitor showed ...
    • 9 Year Old Boy is Trying to Appeal Town Law SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old Colorado boy is trying to get rid of his town’s ban on snowballs, a law on the books since its founding nearly a century ago. When elementary students visit town hall in Severance, the mayor and town board members tell them about the law and also say they have ...
    • Officials investigate reports of a Small Aircraft Harassing Elk GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials say they are investigating reports that a small, single-engine aircraft harassed a herd of elk in the north-central portion of the state. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports witnesses told authorities they saw the aircraft make two low passes over the herd near the community of ...
    • Oil & Gas Company to Search for deposits under a Colorado City LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – A petroleum company plans to search for oil and gas deposits underneath a Colorado city. Crews from Anadarko Petroleum plan to place seismic sensors in areas around the east side of Loveland. Trucks belonging to the company will then vibrate the ground.
    • Colorado Man Dies in Snowmobile Accident STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – A 24-year-old northern Colorado man was killed in a weekend snowmobile crash. Routt County officials say Hayden Savage died Saturday when his snowmobile veered off a county road and crashed into a stand of trees.  Under-Sheriff Doug Scherar says Savage was not wearing a helmet.
    • U.S. Forrest Service Authorizes Aspen Ski Co’s Proposal ASPEN (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has authorized Aspen Skiing Co.’s proposal to develop an additional 0.3 square miles of skiing terrain on Aspen Mountain. The authorization came in a draft decision notice issued Wednesday. The agency also approved the company’s desire to construct a new chairlift and add snowmaking as part of a ...
    • An Argument over the Remote ends in a Fatality. COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Prosecutors say a feud over a TV remote control led to a “fatal stomp-down” that killed an inmate at a Colorado Springs prison.  Danny Lee Gonzalez is charged with second-degree murder in a Nov. 19, 2017, attack on Daniel Pena. Both men were awaiting parole at the Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center. ...
    • Vail Ski Teacher Dies in Back Country Accident MINTURN (AP) – A Vail ski academy teacher has died in a back country snowboarding accident. Witnesses say Bindu Sky Pomeroy went off a jump and landed head first in deep snow. The Eagle County sheriff’s office says the 44-year-old died late Tuesday morning. Pomeroy taught social studies at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Principal ...
    • Parents file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Chris Watts DENVER (AP) – The parents of a Colorado woman murdered by her husband have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man. Frank and Sandra Rzucek filed the lawsuit Nov. 19, the same day Christopher Watts was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing Shanann Watts and their two young daughters. Watts had ...
    • A Terrible Accident in Northern Colorado Ends in a Death BOULDER (AP) – Investigators say a northern Colorado man was killed when his clothing apparently became caught in drilling equipment. Erie Police Chief Kim Stewart says  it appears the man’s clothing became entangled in an auger that was attached to a tractor Monday afternoon. She called the accident a “terrible and sad situation.” The Weld County ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Layoff Doesn’t Deter 7th Straight League Sweep for Glenwood Teams GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/6/18) – Compared to what’s in store for the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams at the end of this week, they had been on vacation since their last game prior to Ground Hog Day. Rather than lose their mojo due to inactivity, both teams easily dispatched Summit County to extend the Demons’ ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Dump Devils… Twice GYPSUM (2/1/18) – “One fist of iron, and the other of steel, if the right one don’t get you then the left one will,” famously sang Tennessee Ernie Ford in the fifties novelties tune, “Sixteen Tons.” Because they have multiple players who let fly from long-distance, leading the league with more than 800 3-point attempts this ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Back at Full Strength, Glenwood Sweeps Palisade at Home GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/18) – “It felt really good to get back,” Glenwood Springs’ Tatum Peterson said after the Lady Demons avenged an earlier loss to Palisade, 48-23, in the senior’s return after missing five games with an injury. “The ankle felt good,” Peterson said after she led all scorers with ten points and helped Glenwood(10-7, 5-2 ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Basketball Battle Mountain at Rifle   6 and 7:30 Palisade at Glenwood Springs   6 and 7:30   (live broadcast on KMTS) Wrestling Rifle at Steamboat Springs    6pm Coal Ridge at Grand Valley   6pm College Basketball #11 Arizona at Colorado   6:30 NBA NY Knicks at Denver   7pm NHL Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis  7pm   MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) has advanced to his first ...
    • KMTS Basketball: First-Place Clash Goes to Titan Boys; Ram Girls Win a Close One CARBONDALE (1/23/18) – Every once in a while, something actually lives up to expectations, as with the showdown between the Roaring Fork Rams and Coal Ridge Titans Tuesday. The two teams had lost just three games combined in twenty played this season, and the Ram boys were on a nine-game winning streak – which ended ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demon 3-Pointers, Free Throws Key Sweep of Summit FARMER’S CORNER (1/20/18) – “We escaped with this one,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after Summit cut an eleven point Demon lead to two in the final two minutes before six straight free throws held off the Tigers, 86-81. Angel Garcia and AJ Crowley combined to make 9-of-11 three-point attempts as the ...