From the KMTS News Room:

    • Aspen Boy Hospitalized After Fall ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort over the weekend. The incident occurred Saturday at Aspen Highlands. Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Tuesday that the boy from Aspen had been released from the hospital and was home with his ...
    • Local Snowboarder Dies Attempting Jump Aspen—The young man who died attempting a jump at Snowmass was a local.  The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 20 year old Tyler Hamm of Snowmass Village.  Hamm crashed Sunday morning while trying to jump at the Makaha Terrain Park.  Aspen Skiing Company spokesman Jeff Hanle says Hamm was unresponsive and had ...
    • Tellez Murder Trial Underway Glenwood Springs—It took a week to seat a jury of 12 and four alternates.  Today, the first degree murder trial of Gustavo Olivo-Tellez began in Garfield County District Court with opening arguments. Tellez is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Blanca Jurado in October of 2016.  Tellez’ girlfriend at the time, Michelle Castillo ...
    • Perry Will Selected for Vacant House Seat Meeker—After 40 years dealing with the great outdoors and wild animals, the man with the familiar Fu Manchu will try his hand at politics. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Perry Will was selected by a special Republican vacancy committee yesterday in Meeker to replace Bob Rankin as the State Representative in District 57.  Rankin, ...
    • Snow Day for Local Schools The following districts/schools have declared a snow day today (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) due to weather concerns: Aspen School District Blue Lake Preschool Roaring Fork School District (Glenwood, Basalt, Carbondale) Ross Montessori School St. Stephen Catholic School We will update this list throughout the morning if necessary.
    • I-70 Glenwood Canyon Closure 2/5/2019 9:35 PM UPDATE: One lane opened westbound through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 9:00 tonight. Both lanes eastbound reopened earlier tonight. 2/5/2019 10:15AM UPDATE: One lane of eastbound I-70 is expected to open before 11:00 this morning, but westbound I-70 will remain closed indefinitely. All lanes will be closed again this afternoon to allow transportation of ...
    • Boulder Police Close Investigation due to Test Equipment Interference BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Police have closed their investigation into whether several female students at the University of Colorado were drugged at parties because of a problem with blood samples taken from some of the alleged victims. Blood samples were taken from three of the six women who believed they were drugged on Oct. 17 ...
    • Dog Survives on it’s Own for Three Months DENVER (AP) – A Colorado dog is back home after surviving in and around a mountain town for over three months.  Prince escaped after owner Kari Yarbrough of Colorado Springs was in a car crash near Buena Vista on Oct. 22 and she was taken to jail failing to appear at court hearing. She searched ...
    • Aggressive Mountain Lions have been Caught (AP) – Wildlife officials have trapped and killed five mountain lions near Glenwood Springs after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials trapped and killed the mountain lions last month.  Area wildlife manager Perry Will says four of the animals were believed to be a mother and her grown kittens. ...
    • Water Managers Working to Complete Drought Plan Flagstaff, AZ—Water managers in Arizona and California say they’re confident they’ll get the work done needed to complete a drought plan. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Friday that the two states missed a federal deadline to finish the plan to combat a shrinking supply of Colorado River water. Arizona passed legislation Thursday approving the authorization of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Lacrosse Glenwood at Vail Mountain      4 pm Soccer Glenwood at Fruita Monument  5 pm Coal Ridge at Roaring Fork         4 pm Basalt at Vail Christian                 3 pm Baseball Hotchkiss at Coal Ridge         4pm Rangely at Grand Valley        4pm Meeker at Roaring ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Baseball Roaring Fork at Hotchkiss 4 pm Lacrosse Steamboat at Glenwood Springs 4 pm Soccer Glenwood at Palisade 4 pm Roaring Fork at Rifle  4 pm Montrose at Coal Ridge 4 pm MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE ROCKIES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager ...
    • SPORTS LONGHORNS LOSE HEARTBREAKING GREAT 8 GAME STATE 3A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Boys Denver—The magical 2016-17 season for the Basalt Longhorns came to end last night at the University of Denver’s Hamilton Gymnasium.  The 9th seeded Longhorns, led by Western Slope League Player of the Year Michael Glen’s 31 points, had the Kent Denver Sun Devils on their heels most ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rifle Run Ends One Game Shy of Final Four WINDSOR (3/3/17) – There were tears all around as the Rifle Lady Bears’ run from the thirteen seed to the Final Four, and their 17-game winning streak, came to an end, 56-43 on the home court of number-five seed Windsor Friday night. The Wizards (20-6), who finished second in the Tri-Valley League, came out blazing, making ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rifle Girls Ride Overtime Win to Great Eight COLORADO SPRINGS (2/28/17) — “All year we believed we could do this — a 13-seed upsetting a 4-seed,” Rifle’s Elly Walters said after the Lady Bears did just that in a 42-35 overtime win at Air Academy Tuesday. Distributing praise to her teammates in a post-game interview as well as assists on the court, Walters ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Fall to Defending State Champs, 100-49 PUEBLO (2/25/17) – Pueblo West is the defending 4A state champion “for a reason,” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after his team witnessed the Cyclones’ furious style of play in a 100-49 second-round state tournament elimination Saturday. “They’ve got scorers, size, and a chance to win it all again,” Hitchcock observed. David Simental exceeded his ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Bears Climb Over Green Mountain to Sweet Sixteen RIFLE (2/24/17) – Newton’s third law of motion was proven again and again as the Rifle Lady Bears edged Green Mountain in a topsy-turvy, Jekyll and Hyde 38-35 second-round 4A playoff game. For every action the number 13-seeded Bears (21-3) took, from Elly Walters’ opening game basket to her seeming 3-point dagger with 3:50 to go ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS FINISH LONG ROADIE BY SWEEPING BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/10/17) — There was a time when winning two basketball games at Battle Mountain wasn’t much of a challenge. Not so anymore with the dominating Devin Huffman and mighty mite Monique Stevens keeping both Husky teams in the upper half of Western Slope League play, each capable of taking over a game. So ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD’S ROAD TRIP CONTINUES WITH A SPLIT AT STEAMBOAT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/9/17) – The effect of two mid-week road games was evident at the start of both the Glenwood boys and girls games at Steamboat Springs Thursday night, with each team struggling to make shots. The Lady Demons, however, recovered from a horrendous 1-for-18 first quarter to defeat the Sailors, 33-23, winning their third ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Altitude to Sweep Summit FARMER’S CORNER (2/7/17) — “My shot has been off most of the season; tonight it was there,” Glenwood’s Maddie Bolitho understated after scoring a career-high 20 points and sinking four 3-pointers as the Lady Demons defeated Summit, 55-30, in Frisco, Tuesday. The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team used a different approach as nine players scored ...