From the KMTS News Room:

    • Things Getting Back to Normal in Mesa County School District
      GRAND JUNCTION— Mesa County health officials say reports of an illness causing vomiting in hundreds of students across the school district dropped to normal levels following efforts to disinfect schools over Thanksgiving break. All 46 schools in the district serving Grand Junction and the surrounding area closed early ahead of the scheduled break for cleaning ...
    • Glenwood City Council Adds to RMR War Chest
      Glenwood Springs—The city of Glenwood Springs declared war against Rocky Mountain Resources a month ago.  Last night, the city council went a step further by contributing $50,000.00 to the campaign against the proposed limestone quarry expansion.  Mayor Jonathan Godes announced he was also willing to kick in $500.00 of his own money.  The mayor’s donation ...
    • Nevada Man Shot, Killed by Police in Avon
      Avon—The man shot by police last night during a standoff in Avon died.  The name of the 58 year old Nevada man has not been released.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the man was driving a U-Haul truck and ignored a trooper’s attempts to pull over on eastbound I-70 near the Avon ...
    • New Drug Designed for Only One Patient
      DENVER (AP) – A 9-year-old Boulder girl with a neurological disease is being treated with a one-of-a-kind drug designed specifically for her. It’s the first time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a single person, and it’s an example of what the future might hold for precision medicine. The drug is called ...
    • Man Pleads Not Guilty in Synagogue Bombing
      DENVER (AP) – A man accused of being a white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to planning to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue. A federal public defender entered three not guilty pleas Monday on behalf of 27-year-old Richard Holzer in U.S. District Court in Denver. Holzer watched the brief hearing in shackles and a yellow ...
    • Mechanical Problems could cause Problems for Steamboat Skiers
      STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The new gondola at Steamboat Resort has been shut down because of a mechanical malfunction. With a busy holiday week ahead, crews were working to repair the gondola, but a timeline for its reopening was not immediately known. There were no guests on the gondola at the time it stopped ...
    • Colorado Decides Against Group Sentences in Court Cases
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado court officials have denied a request to reconsider a ruling declaring the sentences of hundreds of criminal defendants to be illegal. The state Supreme Court refused to rethink whether criminal offenders could be sentenced to both prison and probation in the same case. The attorney general challenged the decision saying it ...
    • Travelers Stranded at Denver International Airport
      DENVER (AP) – About 1,100 travelers stranded by heavy snow and high winds spent the night camped out at Denver’s airport. Hundreds of flights were canceled because of the storm that was still dumping snow on the city Tuesday. Airport spokeswoman Alex Renteria says the workers handed out blankets, diapers, formula and toothbrushes and toothpaste ...
    • COGCC Approves Flowline Safety Regulations
      Denver—The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a set of safety measures designed to increase protections surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state.  The rules approved Thursday provide for public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an ...
    • Norovirus Reported at Air Force Academy
      Colorado Springs—Officials at the Air Force Academy say at least 400 cadets have been sickened by norovirus since October but they say classes have not been disrupted. After their symptoms disappeared, the cadets that got sick had to stay in bed for three days before being allowed to return to the classroom.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Outlast JFK for 2-0 Season Start
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/8/17) – By winning its first two football games of the 2017 season, Glenwood Springs has raised the bar substantially, considering the last time a Demon team began 2-0 was the undefeated 3A State Championship year of 2008. Before expectations get too high, take note that, despite getting out to a 28-0 lead, and ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES Volleyball Glenwood—-3       Summit—-0 Coal Ridge—3        GJ Central—-0 Cedaredge—3        Roaring Fork—0 Eagle Valley—3     Rifle—-0 Soccer Battle Mountain—9    Rifle—0 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE   JFK at Glenwood Springs   7pm Florence at Rifle  7pm Aspen at Cedaredge   7pm Grand Valley at Basalt  7pm Battle Mountain at Roaring Fork 7pm Hotchkiss at Coal Ridge   ...
    • SPORTS
      LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—3                       Grand Junction Central—0 Rifle———–3                                    Summit—–1 Coal Ridge—-3                                 ...
    • SPORTS
      MLB  ROCKIES KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Danny Duffy and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Kansas City Royals hold off the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night. Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and retired the first two batters before walking DJ LeMahieu and allowing a homer to Nolan Arenado. BRONCOS UPDATE ENGLEWOOD, ...