From the KMTS News Room:

    • Police Searching for Man Convicted in Fatal Crash
      The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on the whereabouts of Cody Christopher. Christopher was convicted last June of two counts of vehicular homicide for a 2017 crash north of Rifle where Christopher’s two friends were killed. 36 year old Matthew Smith and 41 year old Trent Johnson were pronounced dead at the ...
    • Snow Day in Aspen Today
      The Aspen School District has declared today (Monday, March 2, 2020) a snow day. All Aspen School District Schools will be closed. Also, all schools that follow the Aspen School District Calendar are also closed, including (but not limited to) Aspen Country Day School and Wildwood School.
    • Wax On, Wax Off for Ski Racers
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The ski racing community is backing away from something that has long made athletes go faster but is also raising environmental concerns – fluorinated waxes. The waxes contain PFAS, a class of chemicals used in household products that have turned up in public drinking systems and private wells and are linked ...
    • Rifle Mother Charged with First Degree Murder
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—9th Judicial District Attorney Jeff Cheney has charged a Rifle woman in the death of her 5-year-old daughter after authorities said the girl died of methamphetamine intoxication from drinking water mixed with the drug.  Stephanie Alvarado was arrested in late January and was initially charged with suspicion of child abuse resulting in death, possession ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Project Begins Monday
      Glenwood Springs—Drivers, brace yourselves.  Monday, March 2nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin Phase 7 of the Glenwood Canyon Improvement Project.  It’s part of C-DOT’s “Whole System-Whole Safety” program.  For the next eight months, crews will be doing a variety of things like placing a thin-bonded overlay of concrete, replacing bridge joints and bearings, ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rocky Mountain Showdown Renews Rivalry
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado is going for its fourth straight win over Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at the home of the Denver Broncos. Friday’s game will be the season opener for the Buffaloes and the second game of the year for the Rams. Colorado State was beaten by Hawaii last weekend.
    • Former Bronco Retires
      SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is retiring from the NFL after 12 years. Dumervil says he wants to spend more time with his family and real estate business. Dumervil finished his career with 105 1/2 sacks. That ranks fourth in the NFL since he entered the league, trailing only DeMarcus Ware, ...
    • In the AFC West, the More Things Change…
      The more they stay the same… DENVER (AP) – Some old and some new in the AFC West.  Jon Gruden is back in Oakland. Philip Rivers is ready to lead a Chargers comeback.  The Chiefs turn their dynamic offense over to Patrick Mahomes II.  Von Miller is re-energized by the addition of a new pass rush ...
    • Rookies defeat the Padres
      SAN DIEGO (AP) – Franmil Reyes homered with two outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Reyes connected off Bryan Shaw for his 12th homer. It was only the sixth hit for San Diego. The Rockies had only three hits. Robert Stock pitched three ...
    • Longo hoping to “Kick” open doors
      DENVER (AP) – Adams State kicker Rebecca Longo became one of the first females to receive a partial football scholarship a season ago. This season, the 19-year-old is in the running to be the starting kicker for the Division II Grizzlies. She’s hoping to open up doors for future female football players.
    • Denver Broncos Defeat the Arizona Cardinals in the Preseason Finale
      GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Paxton Lynch made his case for backup quarterback – or at least staying on the Denver roster – with a near-perfect second half that led the Broncos to a 21-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the teams’ preseason finale. Lynch completed 14 of 15 passes for 128 yards and two ...
    • Local High School Sports
      SOCCER Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 Rifle-6 Eagle Valley-2 SOFTBALL Delta-9      Rifle-1 VOLLEYBALL Demon Invitational Glenwood Springs defeated Grand Valley 25-15, 25-19. FOOTBALL Kent Denver Sun Devils-49   Grand Valley Cardinals-6 GAMES ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Holy Family Tigers at 7 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast on the internet only at KMTS.com and on the KMTS app.  ...
    • Preseason High School Football and Volleyball this Weekend
      Glenwood Springs—The first volleyball match of the year will be played tonight at Glenwood Springs High School. The Demons, coming off a successful 2017 campaign, will host the Fruita Monument Wildcats tonight at 6:30. Aspen—The Glenwood Demons football team, under new Head Coach Pat Engle will put their skills to the test in a controlled scrimmage ...
    • Rockies over Braves 5-3
      ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the NL East leaders, one day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami’s Jose Urena. The 20-year-old slugger failed to hit a homer, snapping his streak of five straight games going deep, and the Colorado Rockies rallied ...
    • Elway Still Considering Backup QBs
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is trying to determine if he has his backup quarterback on his roster. Paxton Lynch has flopped this summer and Chad Kelly gets his chance this weekend against the Bears. If Elway doesn’t feel Kelly is ready to win games in a pinch, he’ll go ...