From the KMTS News Room:

    • Chairlift Assault Ruling
      An Aspen judge has ruled that a former Aspen resident who pushed a snowboarder off of a chairlift at Aspen Highlands last winter is not guilty by reason of insanity. District Judge Chris Seldin issued the ruling on Monday after a state psychologist testified that 32-year-old Thomas Proesel was insane when he pushed the snowboarder off ...
    • Police Seek Help With Carbondale Assaults
      Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect that may be responsible for two attempted sexual assaults in the area. The most recent incident happened in the early hours of last Saturday morning when an adult female was grabbed on a bike path near Highway 133 and Village Road. ...
    • Fort Carson Soldiers Under Arrest
      Authorities say four soldiers from Fort Carson have turned themselves in after breaking into a Colorado Springs apartment and threatening the residents with a gun. Colorado Springs Police say the soldiers were arrested on suspicion of burglary, menacing and child abuse. All four are currently being held in the El Paso County jail. Investigators say a family ...
    • Ogden Defense Questions Evidence, Asks To Move Trial
      Defense attorneys in the murder trial of Matthew Ogden spent this past Friday in court questioning the conduct of investigators who interviewed Ogden after the death of his infant daughter. Ogden’s public defenders say that officers with the District Attorney’s office and the Parachute Police Department ignored obvious signs of mental breakdown during their questioning of ...
    • Colorado Climbing Guide Killed in Wyoming
      A climbing guide from Colorado who was leading tourists down Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming  has died. The Exum Mountain Guide company says 42-year-old Gary Falk was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park’s highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of ...
    • THC Water Scare – False Alarm
      A warning not to drink the water in the town of Hugo has been canceled after additional tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that a criminal investigation is continuing into suspected tampering and forced entry at a Hugo community ...
    • Glenwood Smoking Ban Approved
      The Glenwood Springs City Council decided Thursday to proceed with a smoking ban in the downtown core, but made a concession to local businesses that might have clientele who smoke late at night. The council voted 5-1 to restrict any outdoor smoking from 5th street north of the Hotel Colorado south to 11th street and within ...
    • Ogden Defense Files Motions in Infant Death
      Defense attorneys are focusing on their client’s mental condition and evidence they say should be thrown out as they defend Matthew Ogden against first-degree murder charges in the June 2015 death of his 1-month-old daughter. Prosecutors charged Ogden after the infant girl died following a brutal nighttime episode in which they say he violently shook his ...
    • THC Found In Town’s Water
      Lincoln County authorities say they’ve found signs that a water well in the town of Hugo, about 15 miles southeast of Limon, has been tampered with after preliminary tests showed the psychoactive chemical in marijuana was present in the drinking water. Residents of Hugo were told Thursday not to drink the water or shower in it ...
    • Sheriff’s Honor Guard Attends Fallen Dallas Officer’s Funeral
      A week ago today, Dallas said goodbye to one of it’s finest.  Veteran Sergeant Michael Smith was laid to rest a week after he was killed by a gunman during a peaceful protest.  Among the attendees at Sergeant Smith’s public funeral were four representatives of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, including Deputy Matthew ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Emerge In Second-Half, Remain Unbeaten
      RIFLE (9/16/11) – Averaging nearly 400 yards rushing in their first two games, the Rifle Bears seemed to have lost their ground game in the first half of a scoreless tie with defending 2A champion Olathe. But Ryan Moeller and his running mates emerged from hibernation with a pair of sustained ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS SUFFER SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT
      GRAND JUNCTION (9/15/11) — After reaching the 3A championship game last season, the Glenwood Springs Demons entered this season ranked as high as second in some state polls, but after suffering their second straight shutout, 47-0 to a 4A Fruita team that was previously winless, the Demons appear to be in a rebuilding ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH
      High School Football Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons finished the non-league portion of the the 2011 season with a crushing 47-0 defeat at the hands of the bigger, faster and stronger Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Stocker Stadium. Glenwood now prepares for next week’s league opener at home against the top ranked Palisade Bulldogs. Tonight, the ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 15TH
      High School Football Grand Junction–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons take on another 4A foe as they battle the Fruita-Monument Wildcats. Kick off from Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction is set for 7 o’clock. Catch all the action live on KMTS. Rifle–Tomorrow night in Rifle, the 2 and o Bears welcome the defending 2A State ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 12TH
      NEW YORK (AP) – Pushed back a day by last week’s rain in New York, the men’s final of the U.S. Open is under way. It features the top two players in the world. No. 1 Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) of Serbia is taking on defending champion and second seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) of Spain. Nadal holds a 16-12 advantage in ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 6TH
      DENVER (AP) – Geoff Blum homered and Wade Miley tossed seven strong innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 on Monday. Justin Upton also went deep and Paul Goldschmidt had three RBIs for Arizona, which has won three in a row and 12 of 13. Blum had three hits and three RBIs. The Diamondbacks began the day with ...
    • High School Football: Demons Get Untracked, Race Past Basalt, 33-7
      BASALT (9/2/11) – Down 7-0 and facing 2nd-and-19 at their own eight-yard line, after the first of ten penalties, Glenwood Springs coach Rocky Whitworth called for a screen pass to receiver-turned-running back, Henry Hill, and the fleet sophomore eluded and outran the entire Basalt defense for a 92-yard touchdown reception from Jon Forristall. Wiehan Pretorius tied ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 2ND
      High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons knocked off the 5A Grand Junction Central Warriors last night at Stubler Memorial Field, 3 to 1. Mike McGraw had the hat trick for Glenwood. Aspen shutout Grand Valley 8 to nothing while Coal Ridge beat Eagle Valley 7 to 2. Volleyball Roaring Fork got past ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 1ST
      High School Soccer Five games are on the schedule today including Basalt at Roaring Fork and Aspen at Grand Valley at 4 o’clock. Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central at 5:30 while Eagle Valley comes to Coal Ridge for a 6 o’clock game. Softball Rifle travels to Cedaredge for a doubleheader against the Bruins today at 3 ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 31ST
      PHOENIX (AP) – Miguel Montero and Justin Upton each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 Tuesday night to tie a team record with their 11th home win in a row. The National League West-leading Diamondbacks have won eight consecutive overall, their longest streak since 2008, and the home streak matches the mark ...