From the KMTS Newsroom From the KMTS Sports Desk
    • NEWS GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE PREPARATIONS Glenwood Springs—In six short months, the daily commute in, around and through Glenwood Springs is going to become a major challenge with the old Grand Avenue Bridge giving way to the new one.  The big day is August 14th.  Public Information Director Kathleen Wanatowicz says the message to everyone during the 95 ...
    • Warm Weather Brings Bear out of Hibernation Early COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A male black bear brought out of hibernation early by warm weather will be relocated after he was captured in a Colorado Springs backyard. The Gazette reports the bear climbed a tree before the sighting was reported to authorities Saturday morning. Wildlife officers hit him with a tranquilizer and removed him. Temperatures in ...
    • NEWS GARCO CORONER RULES MURDER-SUICIDE WITH GLENWOOD COUPLE Glenwood Springs—The final chapter of the tragic story of a longtime and beloved Glenwood Springs couple has finally been written.  According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the shooting deaths of Joseph Llewellyn and Mary Kent last October 18th was a murder-suicide.   Glassmire, the Glenwood Springs Police Department ...
    • NEWS PITCO SHREDDERS FEND OFF MOOSE ATTACK AFTER AVALANCHE Aspen—As if escaping an avalanche in Maroon Bowl wasn’t enough stress for a group of snowboarders, they were then attacked by an angry moose.  According to reports from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the three shredders were caught in a massive slide and dragged several hundred feet.  One ...
    • Army Drone Missing from Arizona Located in Colorado DENVER (AP) – An Army drone that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona has been found about 600 miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. Officials at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, say a hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree in the ...
    • UPDATE ON SCHOOL THREAT RE-1 SCHOOL LOCKOUT LIFTED, THREAT PART OF NATIONWIDE SPAM Carbondale—Apparently Roaring Fork High School wasn’t the only school to receive a threatening email this morning.  According to investigative reports from the FBI and the Carbondale Police Department, similar, disturbing spam emails were received by schools across the country.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they learned ...
    • FBI FIRST DISCOVERED SCHOOL THREAT IN CARBONDALE 18 YEAR OLD SENIOR SUSPECTED IN ON LINE THREAT Carbondale—The FBI was first to discover the online threat made against Roaring Fork High School this morning that led to the shutdown of every high school campus in the RE-1 School District.  Federal agents contacted the Carbondale Police Department since the IP address of the computer that ...
    • RE-1 High Schools Closed Today – Elementary and Middle Schools on Lockout The Roaring Fork School District has confirmed that it has closed all it’s high schools and sent staff home today due to what is being called an anonymous online threat. This includes Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork, Basalt and Bridges high schools. As a matter of protocol, Yampah Mountain High School has also cancelled classes. Elementary and Middle ...
    • Moment of Silence Today for Slain Mesa County Deputy Public Safety agencies in Mesa County know what three quick tone bursts on their radios mean; It means something serious is going on and everyone not involved in that situation needs to stay off the radio. Those three tones were heard a year ago this morning when Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer was shot and killed by ...
    • Scott Tipton on President’s Immigration Ban While the immigration debate has sparked protests around the country and broadened the political gap at the state and national levels, Colorado’s Third District Congressman Scott Tipton says despite the political rancor, there is common ground. Tipton says while there are divides, there are certain things everyone agrees on, such as “…the right to know ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS FINISH LONG ROADIE BY SWEEPING BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/10/17) — There was a time when winning two basketball games at Battle Mountain wasn’t much of a challenge. Not so anymore with the dominating Devin Huffman and mighty mite Monique Stevens keeping both Husky teams in the upper half of Western Slope League play, each capable of taking over a game. So ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD’S ROAD TRIP CONTINUES WITH A SPLIT AT STEAMBOAT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/9/17) – The effect of two mid-week road games was evident at the start of both the Glenwood boys and girls games at Steamboat Springs Thursday night, with each team struggling to make shots. The Lady Demons, however, recovered from a horrendous 1-for-18 first quarter to defeat the Sailors, 33-23, winning their third ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Altitude to Sweep Summit FARMER’S CORNER (2/7/17) — “My shot has been off most of the season; tonight it was there,” Glenwood’s Maddie Bolitho understated after scoring a career-high 20 points and sinking four 3-pointers as the Lady Demons defeated Summit, 55-30, in Frisco, Tuesday. The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team used a different approach as nine players scored ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE GIRLS EDGE PALISADE FOR FIRST PLACE; BOYS UPSET BY ‘DOGS RIFLE (2/3/17) — Legend has it that Roger Walters, coach of the Rifle boys basketball team, once made one hundred straight in the early morning free throw ladders in the Bears Den during his playing days. True or not, there’s no doubting daughter Elly, a junior who makes 75 per cent from the line ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD GIRLS RECOVER, OVERCOME DEVILS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/2/17) – On Ground Hog Day, with help from their only senior, the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons avoided repeating a two-point loss to Eagle Valley, recovering from an opening 10-0 salvo by the Devils and winning their last home game of the season, 39-37, Thursday. The Glenwood boys weren’t able to duplicate the girls’ ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Undated—The defending 182 pound state champion from Glenwood Springs has his eyes on a second state title.  In this week’s rankings from On the Mat, senior Myles Wilson is number 1 followed by Palisade’s Terrance Williams. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Undated—The highest ranked team from the local area is the Basalt Longhorns in boys basketball.  With ...
    • Assistant CU Football Coach Resigns Amid Assault Claims BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin has resigned at the athletic department’s request after his former girlfriend said he repeatedly physically assaulted her. His resignation is effective Jan. 31 and coach Mike MacIntyre will conduct a quick search for a replacement with spring ball set to begin in less than a month. Tumpkin, ...
    • Nuggets Win, Jokic Leaves With Injury DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists before leaving with an injury late in the game and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 127-120 on Thursday night. Jokic went down hard under the Phoenix basket with 1:47 left. He was on the floor for a while with the entire ...
    • Varlamov to Undergo Season Ending Surgery DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will undergo season-ending hip surgery in an effort to fix a lingering groin issue. He will have the procedure Thursday in Vail, Colorado. The 28-year-old Varlamov has been dealing with a nagging groin injury since December. He has a 6-17 record with a 3.38 goals-against average over 24 games ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS HOLD OFF ‘DOGS TO SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (1/26/17) – Visiting Glenwood Springs basketball fans had to be thinking, “Oh no, here we go again.” Two weeks ago, Palisade, now 3-16 after the Demon boys held on for a 51-44 road win, upset the Demons at home. Once again, the Bulldogs refused to roll over and play dead, but this time, Palisade’s ...