From the KMTS News Room:

    • Tipton, Bennet, Gardner Respond to Postal Complaints Washington, D.C.—Lousy customer service, bad website information and missing packages….those are some of the biggest complaints about a handful of post offices in Colorado mountain towns including Snowmass and Eagle. The grievances got the attention of Colorado’s congressional leaders who are united in demanding an explanation.  Congressman Scott Tipton along with Senators Michael Bennet and ...
    • Day Four of Search for Eagle County Deputy Gypsum—The search for a missing Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy is intensifying on this the fourth day since his disappearance.  26 year old Tayler Esslinger, a corrections officer and volunteer fireman, has been missing since early Tuesday morning.  The Eagle Valley native was last seen that day driving a black, 2011 Dodge pickup with firefighter license ...
    • Identity of Woman Killed in Friday’s Crash Released Silt—The woman who was killed in a head-on collision near Silt last Friday afternoon has been identified. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 71 year old Sandra McDowell of Grand Junction died of blunt force injuries in the horrific, three-vehicle crash. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, McDowell’s husband was driving eastbound on ...
    • Rifle Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide Rifle—A Rifle man is facing a long time in prison for the December 2017 DUI rollover crash that killed two of his best friends.  After deliberating for over four hours last night, the jury found 41 year old Cody Christopher guilty on all six charges against him including two counts of vehicular homicide. According to ...
    • Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Suspension for Multiple Offender DENVER (AP) – A 46-year-old Colorado man has received a lifetime ban on hunting, fishing, and trapping in Colorado and most other states for various wildlife violations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says Jeff Bodnar, of Hartsel, recently pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a previous offender and unlawful possession of two black bears and ...
    • Caution Urged Following River Deaths GUNNISON, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two women have died in separate accidents on Colorado’s Gunnison River. The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office says a 31-year-old woman was paddle-boarding just west of Gunnison when she fell into swift currents and got stuck in a tree in the river on Friday. She was taken to a Grand Junction hospital ...
    • Two Killed in Charter Bus Crash PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – At least one passenger on a charter bus that crashed on a Colorado interstate remains in critical condition at a Pueblo hospital. Kristina Wolf of Parkview Medical Center said Monday that a second person was listed in stable condition following Sunday’s accident. Mallory MacFarlane of Pueblo’s St. Mary Corwin Medical Center says four ...
    • Forest Service Approves County Line Project Carbondale—Roughly 33,000 acres of trees and other growth in the White River National Forest will either be intentionally burned or cut down to improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of a major wildfire under a recently approved plan. Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Karen Shroyer approved the County Line Project that would impact Garfield, Pitkin and ...
    • Glenwood Girl Conquers El Capitan Yosemite, CA—For 10 year old Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, anything is possible now. Selah, along with her dad Mike and a family friend, conquered one of the world’s most challenging climbs; Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan. Not only is she in the record book as the youngest person to ever reach the ...
    • Identity of Harvey Gap Drowning Victim Released Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, released the name of the man who drown in Harvey Gap Thursday. Glassmire says 37-year-old Justin Yenter of Silt was not wearing a personal flotation device when he was knocked overboard into the water by a sudden gust of wind Thursday afternoon. Results of toxicology tests will be used to determine whether ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Fast Start Fades, Glenwood Girls’ Season Ends at Windsor WINDSOR (2/23/18) – With a 12-3 lead five minutes into the second-round 4A girls playoff game, Glenwood Springs coach Rhonda Moser allowed the thought of advancing to the Sweet Sixteen to surface: “Knowing a 29th seed could play with number four, if we could have put a whole game together…” Moser speculated after turnovers and ...
    • High School Basketball Scores From the 3A District Tournament, Roaring Fork came back to beat Delta 52-49. Coal Ridge easily handled Grand Valley, 62-38. Both teams will move on to the regional tournament next weekend, but only one can be crowned District Champion. Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork tip off at 1:30 from Central High School. Meanwhile in the Bears ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Lady Demons Go Inside-Outside and on to Windsor Via First-Round Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/20/18) – “Tatum unloaded it tonight,” Glenwood Springs coach Rhonda Moser said after the senior center Peterson went off for 26 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots in the Demons’ first-round 4A playoff win over Mountain View, 63-52. “Our goal was to get past where we did last year,” Moser said, referring to ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Girls Halt Rifle Win Streak; Boys Finish 12-0 in League GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/15/18) – Upsets were in the air at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium as two undefeated Western Slope League champions faced challenges from old rivals. One streak continued, the other ended as Glenwood Springs senior Maddie Bolitho exulted, “We haven’t beaten them (Rifle) once since I’ve been in high school. I’m so happy!” The Lady Demons ...
    • Avalanche Tie Home Win Record DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Colorado Avalanche matched the franchise record of 10 straight home wins, beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. Carl Soderberg and Alexander Kerfoot scored to help Colorado match the longest home winning streak in franchise history, set in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Overtime Win Crowns Demon Boys League Champs; Girls Win 8th Straight STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/8/18) – “Steamboat (Springs) gave us a battle; it wasn’t our best game, but it’s good to be league champs,” a relieved Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after the Demons edged the Sailors, 43-41, on AJ Crowley’s in-bounds basket with four seconds left in overtime. The win improves Glenwood’s unblemished Western ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Layoff Doesn’t Deter 7th Straight League Sweep for Glenwood Teams GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/6/18) – Compared to what’s in store for the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams at the end of this week, they had been on vacation since their last game prior to Ground Hog Day. Rather than lose their mojo due to inactivity, both teams easily dispatched Summit County to extend the Demons’ ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Dump Devils… Twice GYPSUM (2/1/18) – “One fist of iron, and the other of steel, if the right one don’t get you then the left one will,” famously sang Tennessee Ernie Ford in the fifties novelties tune, “Sixteen Tons.” Because they have multiple players who let fly from long-distance, leading the league with more than 800 3-point attempts this ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Back at Full Strength, Glenwood Sweeps Palisade at Home GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/18) – “It felt really good to get back,” Glenwood Springs’ Tatum Peterson said after the Lady Demons avenged an earlier loss to Palisade, 48-23, in the senior’s return after missing five games with an injury. “The ankle felt good,” Peterson said after she led all scorers with ten points and helped Glenwood(10-7, 5-2 ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Basketball Battle Mountain at Rifle   6 and 7:30 Palisade at Glenwood Springs   6 and 7:30   (live broadcast on KMTS) Wrestling Rifle at Steamboat Springs    6pm Coal Ridge at Grand Valley   6pm College Basketball #11 Arizona at Colorado   6:30 NBA NY Knicks at Denver   7pm NHL Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis  7pm   MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) has advanced to his first ...