From the KMTS News Room:

    • Glenwood City Council Adds to RMR War Chest Glenwood Springs—The city of Glenwood Springs declared war against Rocky Mountain Resources a month ago.  Last night, the city council went a step further by contributing $50,000.00 to the campaign against the proposed limestone quarry expansion.  Mayor Jonathan Godes announced he was also willing to kick in $500.00 of his own money.  The mayor’s donation ...
    • Nevada Man Shot, Killed by Police in Avon Avon—The man shot by police last night during a standoff in Avon died.  The name of the 58 year old Nevada man has not been released.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the man was driving a U-Haul truck and ignored a trooper’s attempts to pull over on eastbound I-70 near the Avon ...
    • New Drug Designed for Only One Patient DENVER (AP) – A 9-year-old Boulder girl with a neurological disease is being treated with a one-of-a-kind drug designed specifically for her. It’s the first time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a single person, and it’s an example of what the future might hold for precision medicine. The drug is called ...
    • Man Pleads Not Guilty in Synagogue Bombing DENVER (AP) – A man accused of being a white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to planning to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue. A federal public defender entered three not guilty pleas Monday on behalf of 27-year-old Richard Holzer in U.S. District Court in Denver. Holzer watched the brief hearing in shackles and a yellow ...
    • Mechanical Problems could cause Problems for Steamboat Skiers STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The new gondola at Steamboat Resort has been shut down because of a mechanical malfunction. With a busy holiday week ahead, crews were working to repair the gondola, but a timeline for its reopening was not immediately known. There were no guests on the gondola at the time it stopped ...
    • Colorado Decides Against Group Sentences in Court Cases DENVER (AP) – Colorado court officials have denied a request to reconsider a ruling declaring the sentences of hundreds of criminal defendants to be illegal. The state Supreme Court refused to rethink whether criminal offenders could be sentenced to both prison and probation in the same case. The attorney general challenged the decision saying it ...
    • Travelers Stranded at Denver International Airport DENVER (AP) – About 1,100 travelers stranded by heavy snow and high winds spent the night camped out at Denver’s airport. Hundreds of flights were canceled because of the storm that was still dumping snow on the city Tuesday. Airport spokeswoman Alex Renteria says the workers handed out blankets, diapers, formula and toothbrushes and toothpaste ...
    • COGCC Approves Flowline Safety Regulations Denver—The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a set of safety measures designed to increase protections surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state.  The rules approved Thursday provide for public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an ...
    • Norovirus Reported at Air Force Academy Colorado Springs—Officials at the Air Force Academy say at least 400 cadets have been sickened by norovirus since October but they say classes have not been disrupted. After their symptoms disappeared, the cadets that got sick had to stay in bed for three days before being allowed to return to the classroom.
    • Rifle Softball Field Renamed in Honor of Longtime Coach and Mentor Rifle—The softball field in Rifle that has seen a generation of great teams and excellent players round the bases and roam the outfield is getting a new name. After some discussion, the Rifle City Council voted unanimously to change Taughenbaugh Field to Cindy Skinner Field. Skinner is credited with introducing softball to Rifle in the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rifle Softball Field Renamed in Honor of Longtime Coach and Mentor Rifle—The softball field in Rifle that has seen a generation of great teams and excellent players round the bases and roam the outfield is getting a new name. After some discussion, the Rifle City Council voted unanimously to change Taughenbaugh Field to Cindy Skinner Field. Skinner is credited with introducing softball to Rifle in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD FINISHES SEASON WITH 44-0 WIN AT STEAMBOAT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (11/8/19) – First three quarterbacks unavailable? No matter for the suddenly unstoppable ground game of the Glenwood Springs Demons, who finished their season with a third straight victory, 44-0 at Steamboat Springs. Two weeks ago, six different Demons ran for touchdowns against Battle Mountain. In Summit County a week ago, Garrett Dollahan scored ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS CLINCH WSL SECOND PLACE IN FRIGID FRISCO FRISCO (11/4/19) – Old-fashioned, grind-it-out football triumphed over the forward pass as Glenwood Springs ran the ball 62 times for 422 yards in a 36-30 win at Summit County that insured a second place finish in the Western Slope League for the Demons (3-6, 3-1 WSL). Instead of the three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust that was featured in mid-20th century ...
    • KMTS Football: Seniors Salute Stubler in Fitting Style GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/25/19) – Alpha and Omega: the First and Last was celebrated by fourteen seniors on Glenwood Springs’ football team after a 45-8 win over Battle Mountain in their final home game at Nick Stubler Field. Kneeling in front of parents, students, and fans, senior co-captains Kelton McPherson, Spencer Cloud, Sam Fitzwilliams, and Elliott Walz ...
    • Denver Broncos Trade Sanders ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have traded veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers. The Broncos sent a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft along with Sanders to the 49ers for third- and fourth-round picks in 2020. Sanders caught 30 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns this season as he made ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Ground Game Leads to Victory in League Opener GYPSUM (10/11/19) – Before the Glenwood Demons broke their season-long five-game losing streak with a 24-12 win at Eagle Valley in the teams’ Western Slope League opener, coach Pat Engle shared in a pre-game interview that he and his staff were “not pleased with our offensive output,” the Demons being outscored 166-39 in those five ...
    • MLB Playoffs OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland hosts Tampa Bay tonight in the American League wild-card game. The Athletics have lost eight straight winner-take-all games since 2000, going 1-14 with a chance to advance to the next round. Left-hander Sean Manaea starts for Oakland. The 27-year-old was sidelined last year when the A’s lost the wild-card game ...
    • The PAC-12 Disagrees with California’s New Law (AP) – The Pac-12 Conference has condemned California’s new law that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names and likenesses. But football coaches across the league are uncertain about what it might mean for them, especially in terms of recruiting. Four of the league’s teams are located in California:  ...
    • Chubb Looks at the Bright Side of His Injury ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Rising Denver Broncos star Bradley Chubb isn’t down in the dumps over his season-ending knee injury. The second-year linebacker is so upbeat that he swears he actually welcomes the torn ACL because he knows it will help make him a better player and person. Chubb says he tore the same ligament in ...
    • Nolan Arenado’s Contract is not a Major Concern for the Rockies DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies say star third baseman Nolan Arenado’s ability to opt out of his mega contract after 2021 isn’t among the front office’s many concerns just yet. The owner, general manager and manger met with the media and talked about rebounding in 2020 after the Rockies’ 20-win regression in 2019. Injuries ...