From the KMTS News Room:

    • American Flight Crew Lost While Fighting Australian Wildfires SYDNEY (AP) – Investigators say the tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames. The crew members from Montana, Arizona and Florida were identified by their Canadian employer. The deaths came during an unprecedented wildfire season that has ...
    • Privacy for Medical Marijuana Patients is at Risk SEATTLE (AP) – An internet privacy firm says it was able to access personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online and says the database has now been secured. The privacy firm, vpnMentor, said in a ...
    • A New Regional Firefighting Base in Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The Colorado Springs Airport and U.S. Forest Service have announced plans to spend $17 million to build a regional firefighting base at the airport. The base will allow air tankers to load retardant to battle fires in five states and parts of 10 others. A joint statement by Colorado Springs and ...
    • Security Guard will not be Charged in STEM School Shooting (AP) – A special prosecutor said Friday that a security guard who accidentally injured two students during a shooting at a Colorado school last year will not be criminally charged. The prosecutor says the guard must complete community service. Last May, two teenagers brought firearms to the STEM School Highlands Ranch and opened fire, killing ...
    • Suspect in Deadly Accident Facing Felony Charges RIFLE—The young man who was behind the wheel in yesterday’s deadly accident in Rifle is now behind bars. 19 year old Chayton James Reynolds of Rifle is facing felony charges of vehicular homicide and careless driving resulting in death.  According to reports from the Rifle Police Department, Reynolds drove away for a short distance after ...
    • Silt Man Identified in Fatal Highway 6 Accident RIFLE—The man who was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday morning in Rifle was from the local area. According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 50 year old Robert Baumwoll’s last known address was in Silt. Glassmire pronounced Baumwoll dead at the scene of the accident where he was hit by a ...
    • Former Aspen Skiing Company Executive Headed to Prison for Theft ASPEN—Former Aspen Skiing Company executive and city councilman Derek Johnson is going to prison for theft.  Johnson was sentenced yesterday in Pitkin County District Court to six years behind bars for stealing equipment and merchandise from SkiCo and reselling the gear on line.  The 52 year old Johnson and his 48 year old wife Kerri ...
    • Colorado Oil & Gas Company Pays Settlement DENVER—A major player in the oil and gas industry with rigs in the Piceance Basin has reached a financial settlement for allegedly violating air pollution laws. KP Kauffman Company of Denver has agreed with federal and state authorities to pay one million dollars in penalties and another two and a half million to improve pollution ...
    • Health Care Alliance Offers Solutions to High Costs Glenwood Springs—The solution to the skyrocketing cost of health care in Colorado may have been found by a Summit County-based non-profit organization.  Peak Health Alliance started out small over a year ago but has rapidly grown as more communities have jumped on the bandwagon.  With the highest health insurance premiums in the world, Garfield County ...
    • Rifle Trash & Recycling Costs Going Up Rifle—Rifle residents are going to pay a little more this year for trash pick up and recycling.  The city council approved a 4.5% price increase for the services of Mountain Waste and Recycling.  Doug Goldsmith with Mountain Waste says it’s expensive being green.  He says the costs to recycle continue to rise across the globe.  ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • High School Sports Upcoming Schedules HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Friday, January 17th Glenwood at Rifle     6 pm (girls)  7:30 (boys)  LIVE BROADCAST ON KMTS Delta at Roaring Fork   5:30 (girls)    7 pm (boys) Grand Valley at Olathe   5:30 (girls)   7 pm (boys) Saturday, January 18th Rifle at Steamboat Springs  12:30 (girls)  2 pm (boys) Gunnison at Coal Ridge   2:30 (girls)  4 pm (boys) WRESTLING Rifle tournament…Coal Ridge, ...
    • Avalanche Shut-Out the Sharks in First Meeting Since Last Year’s Playoffs DENVER (AP) – Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche got goals from four different players in a 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. It was Grubauer’s third shutout since joining Colorado in the summer of 2018 and his first since March 9, 2019, against ...
    • CU Men Win In Tempe TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Tyler Bey scored 19 points, Lucas Siewert added 14 and No. 20 Colorado overcame a slow start to beat Arizona State 68-61. Colorado won its first road game in conference play and has won seven of eight overall. Siewert hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and Bey made his only attempt from ...
    • Nuggets Hand Warriors 10th Straight Loss SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Malik Beasley made two free throws with 8.9 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed Denver Nuggets handed the Golden State Warriors their 10th consecutive loss with a 134-131 victory. Will Barton had a season-high 31 points in Denver’s fifth win in six games. Nikola Jokic added 23 points, 12 rebounds ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Teams Sweep Tigers to Open 2020 GRAND JUNCTION (1/11/20) – The rust was evident as the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams returned to action after Christmas break, and so was the reality that both Demon squads will not only contend for Western Slope League championships, but may even be the favorites after sweeping a pair of ragged games at ...
    • Fangio Encouraged by Lock’s Performances ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Broncos coach Vic Fangio likes what he has seen out of rookie quarterback Drew Lock through four games. Lock’s confidence permeates throughout the locker room and his talent is starting to surface. He’s 3-1 as a starter and given a glimpse of what could be in store down the road. Fangio ...
    • Avalanche Hang 7 on the Golden Knights in Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Nazem Kadri each scored two goals, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 7-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Matt Nieto, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Valeri Nichushkin also scored for the Avalanche. Ryan Reaves, Max Pacioretty and William Carrier scored for the Golden Knights.
    • Nuggets Continue to Win in Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) – Jamal Murray made two crucial baskets in the final minute to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Phoenix Suns 113-111. Murray made a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to put the Nuggets ahead 111-108 and then made another jumper with 3.2 seconds to give them their final 113-111 lead. He finished with ...