From the KMTS News Room:

    • Major Fire in Silverton Causes Service Interruptions & Taxes the Town’s Water Supply
      SILVERTON (AP) – A fire that destroyed a historic building in a small mountain town in southwestern Colorado over the weekend led to power, internet and cellphone outages and used more than half of the town’s stored water. The fire that started Saturday night in Silverton took nearly 17 hours to extinguish in sub-freezing temperatures ...
    • Man Sought on Multiple Charges in the Four Corners Area
      FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO (AP) – Authorities are seeking a New Mexico man charged with stealing equipment from a natural gas well site. Authorities are looking for 36 year old James Jolly for stealing a stainless-steel chemical injection tank worth about $9,500 from a natural gas well site in the Four Corner region. Jolly is also ...
    • Ski Company Competition Increases
      ASPEN (AP) – As competition among ski companies heats up, information about what they pay to use public land is diminishing. The U.S. Forest Service reversed its policy on releasing permit fees paid by individual ski areas after Vail Resorts objected. Vail and others in the industry argue that the fees they pay are trade ...
    • Air Quality Commission Adopts Statewide Standards
      Denver—Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission adopted sweeping changes to permitting and emission controls requirements for oil and gas drilling across the state.  Officials with the AQCC say the regulations will require more frequent inspections for leaks for rigs near homes, schools and other public facilities.  It also calls for tougher statewide requirements for reducing emissions ...
    • Glenwood Springs Names new Police Chief
      Glenwood Springs’ new police chief comes from the Garlic Capitol of the World. Gilroy, California Police Captain Joseph Deras has been named as the next chief, replacing Terry Wilson, who retired after over 30 years on the force. City Manager Debra Figueroa extended a contract offer over three other highly qualified candidates. Figueroa says, “Joseph ...
    • Eagle County High School Student Missing
      UPDATE: (8:00 PM) The missing student was located safe and alive. His name and picture have been removed to preserve his privacy. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 15 year old is described as having Black ...
    • Seven Recovering After a Fire at a Northern Colorado Drill Site
      LONGMONT (AP) – Authorities say seven workers are recovering after they were injured in a fire at a drilling site in northern Colorado. David Beebe, the chief of Mountain View Fire Rescue, says firefighters were called to the blaze southeast of Longmont on Monday night. Seven contract workers were hospitalized, but Beebe says none of ...
    • Activists want Voters to Decide on Wolf Reintroduction
      DENVER (AP) – Wildlife activists want Colorado voters to decide whether the endangered gray wolf should be reintroduced decades after it disappeared from the state. Backers of a voter initiative delivered thousands of signatures today in hopes of getting the proposal on the 2020 ballot. Officials have 30 days to determine if enough signatures are ...
    • Denver Pastor Pleads Guilty
      DENVER (AP) – A judge has sentenced a pastor at a Denver church to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for more than three years. The Denver Post reports that 36-year-old Erika Gonzalez received the maximum possible sentence Thursday. Prosecutors say Gonzalez met the girl in 2015 ...
    • Frontier Airlines has Two lawsuits Filed Against Them
      DENVER (AP) – A group of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants has filed two federal lawsuits claiming the company discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The lawsuits filed in Denver claim Frontier forced the eight women onto unpaid leave during pregnancy and didn’t make it possible for them to pump breast milk ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood Springs—43       Greeley West—28 Boys Glenwood Springs—59       Greeley West—58 Montrose—53                       Coal Ridge—49 WRESTLING Glenwood Springs—47       Battle Mountain—24 Green Mountain—66           Rifle—-9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL / CSU RAMS Colorado State is playing in its fifth consecutive bowl game but has lost in its ...
    • 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 ...