From the KMTS News Room:

    • Air Quality Commission Adopts Statewide Standards Denver—Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission adopted sweeping changes to permitting and emission controls requirements for oil and gas drilling across the state.  Officials with the AQCC say the regulations will require more frequent inspections for leaks for rigs near homes, schools and other public facilities.  It also calls for tougher statewide requirements for reducing emissions ...
    • Glenwood Springs Names new Police Chief Glenwood Springs’ new police chief comes from the Garlic Capitol of the World. Gilroy, California Police Captain Joseph Deras has been named as the next chief, replacing Terry Wilson, who retired after over 30 years on the force. City Manager Debra Figueroa extended a contract offer over three other highly qualified candidates. Figueroa says, “Joseph ...
    • Eagle County High School Student Missing UPDATE: (8:00 PM) The missing student was located safe and alive. His name and picture have been removed to preserve his privacy. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 15 year old is described as having Black ...
    • Seven Recovering After a Fire at a Northern Colorado Drill Site LONGMONT (AP) – Authorities say seven workers are recovering after they were injured in a fire at a drilling site in northern Colorado. David Beebe, the chief of Mountain View Fire Rescue, says firefighters were called to the blaze southeast of Longmont on Monday night. Seven contract workers were hospitalized, but Beebe says none of ...
    • Activists want Voters to Decide on Wolf Reintroduction DENVER (AP) – Wildlife activists want Colorado voters to decide whether the endangered gray wolf should be reintroduced decades after it disappeared from the state. Backers of a voter initiative delivered thousands of signatures today in hopes of getting the proposal on the 2020 ballot. Officials have 30 days to determine if enough signatures are ...
    • Denver Pastor Pleads Guilty DENVER (AP) – A judge has sentenced a pastor at a Denver church to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for more than three years. The Denver Post reports that 36-year-old Erika Gonzalez received the maximum possible sentence Thursday. Prosecutors say Gonzalez met the girl in 2015 ...
    • Frontier Airlines has Two lawsuits Filed Against Them DENVER (AP) – A group of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants has filed two federal lawsuits claiming the company discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The lawsuits filed in Denver claim Frontier forced the eight women onto unpaid leave during pregnancy and didn’t make it possible for them to pump breast milk ...
    • Things Getting Back to Normal in Mesa County School District GRAND JUNCTION— Mesa County health officials say reports of an illness causing vomiting in hundreds of students across the school district dropped to normal levels following efforts to disinfect schools over Thanksgiving break. All 46 schools in the district serving Grand Junction and the surrounding area closed early ahead of the scheduled break for cleaning ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Mixed Results for CU Women’s & Men’s Basketball BOULDER (AP) – Tyler Bey scored a career-high tying 27 points, Shane Gatling had 26 and Colorado led throughout to beat UCLA 93-68. Both Bey and Gatling were dominating in the paint, scoring on an array of dunks, layups and short jumpers in the lane. LAS VEGAS (AP) – Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. ...
    • Broncos to Trade Keenum WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Redskins are acquiring quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos for a swap of 2020 draft picks. The parameters of the pending deal include a reworking of Keenum’s contract, with the Broncos paying him a $500,000 restructuring bonus and picking up half of the $7 million he was guaranteed in ...
    • High School Playoff Basketball 4A Girls Broomfield—The Glenwood Lady Demons, the 34th seeded team in the 48-team bracket take on the 2nd ranked Holy Family Tigers tonight in a second round playoff game.  Tip off is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. 3A Girls Grand Junction—Central High School will be the venue for the Western Slope 3A ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: STRONG FINAL QUARTER MOVES GLENWOOD GIRLS TO ROUND TWO IN STATE PLAYOFFS LITTLETON (2/19/19) — Ximena Gutierrez paused at the top of the key, dribbling the basketball with one hand and gesturing to her teammates with a palm-down, “Stay cool, we’ve got this,” motion. After an eleven-turnover third quarter and a 3-pointer that drew host Littleton within two points, that show of poise and leadership ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN LEAGUE TITLE IN OT; GIRLS FALL AGAIN PALISADE (2/15/19) — With three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Palisade in-bounded the ball to Watts Erb at the top of the free throw circle and the 6-3 junior’s three-pointer swished through the net just before the buzzer, producing a sustained roar from the home fans and sending Glenwood Springs into an overtime attempt ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY DEMONS STUMBLE; GLENWOOD BOYS CRUISE PAST HUSKIES EDWARDS (2/12/19) — Coming into last weekend, both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams were on extended winning streaks and in control of their 4A playoff destiny. As Valentine’s Day approaches, both Demon squads had their hearts and hopes — if not broken, certainly disappointed, having been tied for first place in Western Slope ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Stay in Title Race with Devils Sweep GYPSUM (2/7/19) — Free throws should be easier than shots behind the three-point line, but both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams struggled early in the season at the charity stripe, while rising to the top of the Western Slope League standings largely on their long-distance shooting. Facing a pair of “trap” games at ...
    • Local High School Basketball Scores HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES from 1/29/2019 GIRLS GLENWOOD – 67 over SUMMIT – 34 BASALT – 53 over RIFLE – 32 GRAND VALLEY – 41 over PAONIA  – 31 BOYS GLENWOOD – 79 over SUMMIT – 55 RIFLE – 58 over BASALT – 24 GRAND VALLEY – 52 over PAONIA – 44
    • The Week Before the Super Bowl brings Possible Rule Changes and Lawsuit Rulings for the NFL NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Key rulings are expected soon in a lawsuit against the NFL filed by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the NFC championship game. The suit calls for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in a do-over of the game, which ended with ...
    • Vonn & Shiffrin Named to U.S. Ski Team (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees. Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Sweden. Vonn skipped the World Cup ...