From the KMTS News Room:

    • RE-16 Threat not Credible Parachute—The threat phoned in to the Garfield County Re-16 school district today, forcing the cancellation of all summer school classes and activities turned out to be a hoax.  After investigating and checking out school campuses in the area, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office determined the threat was not credible.  Sheriff’s office spokesman Walt Stowe says ...
    • Independence Pass Set to Open Today Independence Pass will open to travelers tonight at 5:30. The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews have been working diligently clearing about a dozen avalanche slide paths as well as clearing tons of snow, ice and other debris from the narrow road and shoulders. C-DOT says crews will likely be working up to the minute ...
    • Ross vs Glenwood Lawsuit Dismissed The Ross lawsuit against the City of Glenwood Springs has been dismissed. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Denise Lynch tossed out the lawsuit filed by the primary retailer remaining at the struggling Glenwood Springs Mall. Attorneys for “Ross Dress for Less” challenged the city’s resolution establishing an urban renewal authority at the once thriving commercial ...
    • Former Colorado Governor Joins the Call for Presidential Impeachment DENVER  – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat presidential hopeful to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper said on CNN’s “New Day” that special counsel Robert Mueller’s statement Wednesday “laid the responsibility clearly at the doorstep of Congress” and spurred him to back an impeachment investigation. Trump has called ...
    • High Mountain Passes still need work to Open for the Summer DENVER  – Crews are working to reopen some of Colorado’s mountain passes for the summer after more snow fell this week. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to have Independence Pass open at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow and the Mount Evans Highway partially open by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Arapahoe Basin  plans to extend ...
    • New Laws for the Marijuana Industry DENVER (AP) – Laws signed by Colorado’s governor could bring big changes to the state’s marijuana industry, including the creation of businesses where people can consume cannabis and companies that deliver marijuana products. The changes don’t take effect right away though.  Voters in a city or county must first approve of allowing both new varieties ...
    • Climate to be Considered in Leasing Public Lands DENVER (AP) – A federal judge says U.S. officials must consider the climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas exploration. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras follows a March ruling that blocked drilling on energy leases in Wyoming and ...
    • Aggressive Bear Sought Near Aspen Aspen—Wildlife officials in Pitkin County are searching for a black bear that bit a woman’s leg while she was hiking on a trail near Aspen. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the woman and her husband saw the bear Monday morning and moved off the trail to allow it to pass. As the bear walked by, it ...
    • Mixed Bag of Memorial Day Weather in Colorado Denver—(AP) – Severe thunderstorms produced eight weak tornadoes over Colorado’s northeastern plains while snow fell in parts of the mountains on the unofficial start of summer. The National Weather Service says no damage was reported from Monday’s twisters. However, the storms that produced them did drop some large hail ranging from the size of ping pong ...
    • Smile, You’re on Hidden Camera DENVER (AP) – More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project.  Professor Terrance Boult set up a long-range surveillance camera in an office window at the Colorado Springs campus, capturing more than 16,000 images of passers-by during the spring semesters of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: THRILLING FINISH KEYS TOURNEY SWEEP OF EAGLES GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/7/17) — Perennial 3A state champion contending Faith Christian was cruising to a double-digit victory over Glenwood Springs in the opener of the boys Demon Invitational Thursday when the unexpected happened – in stages, concluding with Aaron Smith’s buzzer-beating layup for a 58-56 win. The Glenwood girls had polished off the Eagles ...
    • Glenwood Demons Last Football Game Canceled (KMTS TO COVER RIFLE-PALISADE LEAGUE TITLE GAME) Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons varsity football season is officially over.  The Demons, hoping to play one last game this Friday night against the Eagle Valley Devils in Gypsum, learned today the game has been forfeited.  Glenwood Springs High School Athletic Director Craig Denney was informed that Eagle Valley’s once ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Overcome Adversity to Win at Summit FRISCO (10/20/17) – If adversity reveals character, then the Glenwood Springs football team showed plenty in a 24-7 Western Slope League win at Summit Friday. Hours before what was going to be a playoff-tinged, third-place WSL showdown game, the Demons found that their four previous wins, including last week’s league victory over Battle Mountain, had been ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Survive Turnover Battle With Huskies GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/13/17) – In a freaky Friday the 13th festival of miscues, the Glenwood Demons celebrated Homecoming by halting a three-game losing streak and handing Battle Mountain its fifth straight loss, 21-14. The two teams combined for a dozen fumbles, eighteen penalties, and eight turnovers. The decisive play of the game followed, naturally, an exchange of turnovers ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Wounded Demons Fall to Winless Pueblo Central PUEBLO (9/30/17) – The Glenwood Demons’ football team was off to the best start since the championship year of 2008, winning its first three games before stumbling against Colorado Springs Harrison. In that game, junior running back Luke Gair left the game after being undercut and landing hard on the artificial turf. Before losing 27-17 at ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Aspen Air Show Upsets Coal Ridge Homecoming in League Opener PEACH VALLEY (9/29/17) – In a spectacular first quarter that resembled video-game football, five of the first six possessions in the Aspen-Coal Ridge Western Slope League opener ended in touchdowns. But it was defense that decided the outcome in a scoreless fourth period when Aspen twice stopped Coal Ridge’s punishing ground game inside the five ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS LOSE BATTLE OF UNBEATENS AT HARRISON COLORADO SPRINGS (9/22/17) – Harrison High School junior running back Aumiere Shedrick, at 215 pounds, outweighed all but three Glenwood Springs defenders who tried to tackle him as the Panthers handed the Demons their first loss in four games, 36-22. Shedrick didn’t have break-away speed and reached the end zone only on a two-point ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES Volleyball Glenwood Springs—3  (10-0/4-0 WS)     Battle Mountain—1 Moffat County—3                     Roaring Fork—0 Soccer Glenwood Springs—9         Rifle—–4 Roaring Fork—4          CRMS—0 Coal Ridge—5               GJ Central—-0 MLB/ROCKIES SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Charlie Blackmon had a two-run double ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Outlasts Storm, Drowns Sailors to Go 3-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/15/17) – Steamboat Springs’ football fortunes have drifted far from the glory days of the swift, one-armed Tom Southall and the statuesque, strong arm of Austin Hinder. Southall, a member of the Colorado High School Hall of Fame, and Hinder, who led the Sailors to the state championship game in 2009 before ...
    • NEWS COLORADO AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN Undated—More people were earning paychecks last month in Colorado.  According to the state labor department, over four thousand nonfarm payroll jobs were added from July to August and 17-hundred workers found jobs in the private sector. Statewide, the unemployment rate held steady at 2.4 percent while the national jobless rate went up ...