From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Five Taken to Area Hospitals Following Highway 82 Accident Shortly before 2:30 this afternoon, the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs Fire Departments responded to a two vehicle accident at mile marker 7 (between the CMC light and Cattle Creek) on Highway 82. Jenny Cutright with the Carbondale Fire Department says responding crews found two vehicles and a total of five patients. One person had to ...
    • Graduation Weekend in Garfield RE-2 & District 16 Rifle—The first big wave of high school graduates in Garfield County will receive their diplomas this weekend. District 16 in Parachute and the Garfield Re-2 district will officially send the class of 2019 off into the real world tomorrow.  Graduation ceremonies at Grand Valley High School get under way 10 am.  Ceremonies at Coal Ridge ...
    • Planning & Zoning Meeting Over New Bank Building Postponed Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new bank building on Grand Avenue won’t be presented to the Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission next month after all.  According to the city, officials with ANB Bank asked that the June 25th meeting be moved to July.  A specific date has yet to be determined.  ANB is looking ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Roaring Fork travels to Coal Ridge for a 3 o’clock game this afternoon.  The game will be broadcast live on the internet at KMTS.com and rebroadcast on the radio at 7 pm. GIRLS GOLF Rifle—The Rifle Invitational tees off at 10 am at Rifle Creek. TENNIS Aspen takes on Glenwood at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at ...
    • KMTS Baseball: SUMMIT SWEEPS GLENWOOD OUT OF FIRST GLENWOOD SPRINGS(4/8/17) – Gathered inside the announcer’s booth to eat their lunch and get out of the wind between games of a doubleheader they would eventually drop to Summit County, several Glenwood Springs’ baseball players shook their heads in agreement on Tiger pitcher Andrew Shaw, who had just fired a 3-hit, 15-strikeout shutout: he was ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Romero Hurls Demons into First Place Tie GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/5) – Steven Romero unveiled a new pitch in a 6-0 win over Eagle Valley, using a swift-breaking curveball to record six of his nine strikeouts, handing the Devils their first league loss and vaulting Glenwood Springs on top of the Western Slope League with a 3-0 record. Tristen Howe’s 2-run double capped a ...
    • 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 ...