From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Colorado State Trooper Hit and Killed at Accident Scene DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado state trooper has died after being struck by a car while on the scene of an accident on Interstate 70. The Colorado state Patrol says 37-year-old Trooper William Moden was outside of his patrol car assisting with a serious injury crash when he was hit by another vehicle that ...
    • Area Veteran to be Honored with ESPY Award Glenwood Springs—She’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, she came within 200 meters of the summit of Mount Everest last month, she’s a world class snowboarder and she has one leg.  Sergeant Kirstie Ennis, a medically retired Marine Corps veteran lost her left leg above the knee in a helicopter crash over the Helmand Province in Afghanistan seven ...
    • Man’s Body Recovered at Harvey Gap Silt—The body of a middle-aged man was recovered from Harvey Gap just after midnight after apparently drowning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, an emergency call went out around 7 o’clock last night.  Garfield County Search and Rescue responded to the call and was assisted by a Care Flight helicopter that flew ...
    • Forest Service Rescinds Chainsaw Use in Two Colorado Wilderness Areas DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has canceled a decision to use chain saws to clear trees killed by bark beetles in two wilderness areas in southwestern Colorado. Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Brian Ferebee announced the decision in a letter to forest supervisors Monday, citing reports of avalanches blocking trails in the Weminuche and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: First-Place Clash Goes to Titan Boys; Ram Girls Win a Close One CARBONDALE (1/23/18) – Every once in a while, something actually lives up to expectations, as with the showdown between the Roaring Fork Rams and Coal Ridge Titans Tuesday. The two teams had lost just three games combined in twenty played this season, and the Ram boys were on a nine-game winning streak – which ended ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demon 3-Pointers, Free Throws Key Sweep of Summit FARMER’S CORNER (1/20/18) – “We escaped with this one,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after Summit cut an eleven point Demon lead to two in the final two minutes before six straight free throws held off the Tigers, 86-81. Angel Garcia and AJ Crowley combined to make 9-of-11 three-point attempts as the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Bulldog 3-point Barage Burries Bears; Girls Outlast Moffat for 9th Straight Win CRAIG (1/19/18) – Surely Brent Cook would cool off during halftime after making six consecutive three-pointers and scoring all but three of Moffat County’s first-half points against the visiting Rifle Bears in a non-league contest Friday. But Cook recovered from tweaking his knee just before intermission as the Bears closed to within three and finally a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Downing Steamboat Puts Glenwood Boys Alone in First; Girls Win Third Straight GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/16/18) – Coming into Tuesday’s contest in Glenwood Springs, the Demon boys and Steamboat Sailors were both undefeated in Western Slope League action – and halfway through the third quarter the teams were deadlocked at 33. Suddenly, after a one-for-seven start behind the 3-point arc, Glenwood found the range, sinking four of five, and ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Snuffs Devils Long-Distance Missiles; Bolitho Comes up Clutch as Lady Demons Overcome Eagle Valley GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/13/18) – Advised prior to Saturday’s first-place showdown with Eagle Valley’s three-point bombers that the Devils had put up 53 long-distance shots in a two-point win over Rifle earlier that week, Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock was succinct and confident, “We’re not gonna zone ‘em; it’ll come down to execution and good defense.” That ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Devils Drown Bears in 3-Point Deluge; Lady Bears Cruise to Sixth Straight Win GYPSUM (1/11/18) – The students were standing, the crowd inside the gym known as the Devils’ Inferno was roaring with every possession, clutch free throw, or dramatic 3-pointer. The playoff atmosphere through the final minutes of Eagle Valley’s ten-point comeback for a 76-74 victory over the visiting Rifle boys challenged the fact that the two ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Overcome Injuries, Sweep Battle Mountain EDWARDS (1/12/18) – It was David versus Goliath, minus the slingshot. Missing their leading rebounder, the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was facing a Battle Mountain front line that went 6-8, 6-5, 6-5. Angel Garcia, whose 26 points led all scorers in a scrambling 73-64 comeback from a ten-point first-half deficit, said the height disparity ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Rifle—-36       Palisade—–21 Boys Palisade—44     Rifle—–42   Friday games Roaring Fork at Delta  5:30 Girls, 7pm Boys NBA Utah at Denver COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Colorado—90    #4 Arizona State—81  OT NFL / GRUDEN BACK TO THE RAIDERS ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the ...
    • Nuggets Over Utah Jazz 107-83 DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray was given the job as Denver’s starting point guard before the season began. He is proving to be a worthy choice. Murray scored 13 of his 22 points in the first quarter and the Nuggets overcame the ejection of Nikola Jokic to beat the Utah Jazz 107-83 on Tuesday night. Murray has ...