From the KMTS News Room:

    • Catholic Church Abuse Settlements DENVER – Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses have paid $1.2 million to 10 victims who were abused by priests as children and program administrators have 77 additional claims to process.  87 people have applied for reparations under the program, which allows victims to seek compensation without filing a public lawsuit. Victims who accept the money can ...
    • Hickenlooper U.S. Senate Bid DENVER – Colorado U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has filed petitions with the secretary of state’s office in hopes of qualifying for the state Democratic Party’s June 30 primary. The former two-term governor heads a field of Democrats hoping to face Republican Cory Gardner in November. The Democrats’ Senate race also is headlined by former ...
    • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Delays The Jordan Cove Decision COOS BAY, OREGON—The Jordan Cove Pipeline project is on hold. Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to delay it’s vote on the liquid natural gas pipeline that would ship product from the Piceance Basin to the Oregon coast.  The news is disappointing to western slope Congressman Scott Tipton who immediately wrote a letter ...
    • Garfield County School District RE-2 Superintendent Fired Rifle—Garfield Re-2 School District Superintendent Brent Curtice has been fired.  During it’s meeting two nights ago, the Re-2 School Board of Directors voted unanimously to terminate the contract of Curtice with no cause as stipulated in the contract.  Curtice had already announced his decision to retire and the end of this school year.  While no ...
    • Colorado University to Offer Cannabis-Related Degree PUEBLO (AP) – University officials in Colorado have received state approval to offer a cannabis-related degree program.  Colorado State University is expected to launch the program this fall at its Pueblo campus. Officials say the Cannabis, Biology and Chemistry program would focus on the science necessary to work in the cannabis field and emphasize natural ...
    • University of Northern Colorado puts Greek Life on Hold DENVER (AP) – The University of Northern Colorado is barring fraternities and sororities from participating in recruitment, initiation, parties and formals this semester after reports of sexual misconduct, drug use and underage drinking. The temporary halt to Greek activities will allow each fraternity and sorority chapter to create a detailed safety and success plan that ...
    • Road to Utah Ski Area Re-Opens After Multiple Avalanches SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Officials have re-opened the only road in and out of a Utah ski area east of Salt Lake City that was closed for days after multiple avalanches. Alta Ski Area visitors and employees were required to stay indoors until Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Saturday. The Alta and Snowbird resorts had ...
    • Colorado Jail Supervisor Resigned Amid Harassment Claims COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Investigative records say a Colorado jail supervisor resigned from a sheriff’s office amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments to female inmates. Walter Steven Woods resigned from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 30. Woods’ resignation came two weeks after the alleged misconduct was reported to ...
    • New Hampshire Poses A Last Chance For Struggling 2020 Democrats PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – Several Democratic presidential candidates who are lagging in the polls are making their final pitches before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and several others are barnstorming New Hampshire in search of the votes they hope will give ...
    • Massive Firework Shot Over Colorado Breaks World Record STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(AP) – A firework launched over Steamboat Springs set a record as the world’s largest aerial firework. The 2,800-pound shell flew 2,200 feet above the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival before it burst on Saturday night. The explosion turned the sky bright red and drew gasps from the crowd. Guinness World Records representatives witnessed and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE LADY BEARS ADVANCE WITH 41-40 UPSET AT WELD CENTRAL KEENESBURG, CO (2/26/20) — Rifle sophomore Jamie Caron is the third-leading scorer in the Western Slope League, so when she scored eight points in the final 2:20 of the number 43-seed Lady Bears’ 41-40 upset victory at number 22 Weld Central in the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, it was not unexpected. The ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Finish Perfect 12-0 League Seasons GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/21/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was just 30 seconds from its first defeat in sixteen games when John “Iceman” Iuele stepped back on the right wing and launched a 3-pointer for the tie. Swish! “We worked so hard, we weren’t going to give it up (an undefeated Western Slope League ...
    • 15 Local Wrestlers will be Competing at the State Meet DENVER—The Rifle High School wrestling team got a police escort as the buses headed to Denver for the three day State High School meet at the Pepsi Center.  The Bears’ grapplers vying for medals include; Hunter Bercher,106 lbs., Caleb Gieselman, 120 lbs., Cauy Smith, 126 lbs., Talon Cordova, 132 lbs., Bryce Rowley, 138 lbs., Dillon ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Teams Clinch League Titles at Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/15/20) – Ella Johnson had missed all twelve of her three-point attempts this season when she launched a buzzer beater just before halftime as the Glenwood Lady Demons battled from behind at Steamboat Springs. To the delight of the Glenwood fans who had made the three-hour trip, Johnson’s shot splashed in, tying a ...
    • Mel Tucker to Leave CU After Only one Season EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State’s football program, according to two people familiar with the decision. One person tells The Associated Press that the school’s governing board has scheduled a meeting to approve the hire. Tucker would succeed Mark Dantonio, the school’s all-time winningest coach, who recently retired. ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Streaks Alive! Demon Girls Win Late, Boys Roll Past Summit County FRISCO (2-4-20) – A minute into the fourth quarter, the Glenwood Lady Demons held a 4-point lead when Summit County put back a missed shot … AND SUDDENLY THE SCORE WAS TIED. Glenwood coach Rhonda Moser protested the erasure of her team’s 43-41 lead, but the referees said the home scorebook was official. Qwynn Massie’s twisting ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS GO TO 10-0 IN LEAGUE EDWARDS (1/31/20) – Coming to Battle Mountain used to pose no threat for Glenwood basketball teams – no more. Both the Demon boys and girls remained undefeated in Western Slope League play after hard-fought, come-from-behind wins over the Huskies. Natalya Taylor poured in 25 points as the Lady Demons steadily pulled away to a 58-34 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS TAKE FIRST-PLACE SHOWDOWN WITH STEAMBOAT; BEARS SPLIT WITH DEVILS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/20) – Both the Glenwood Springs boys and girls team remained undefeated in 2020 with wins over Steamboat Springs Saturday. The Lady Demons started slowly but a 29-8 second-half explosion buried the Sailors, 52-21 for their sixth straight win. The boys game was a different story, as Steamboat was 4-0 in Western Slope League, ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS SURVIVE EAGLE 3-BOMBS; GIRLS ROUT DEVILS GYPSUM (1/21/20) – In 2018, Eagle Valley’s boys basketball team attempted 963 three-point shots. Three Devil gunslingers accounted for over 600 of those triples, and the team averaged 70 points a game for the season. How did they fare? They won only seven of 23 games, but every night was a shootout. The Glenwood Springs boys ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Clutch Free Throws Overcome Lujan Heroics as Glenwood Sweeps Rifle and Central RIFLE (1/17/19) – Glenwood senior Mitchell Burt has made over 80 per cent of his free throws this season and an astonishing 57 per cent of his 3-point attempts, so his making four at the line in the final seconds of a 49-45 win at Western Slope League rival Rifle should not come as a ...