From the KMTS News Room:

    • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Colorado Doubled in 2017 DENVER (AP) – Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017. FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado doubled from six in 2016 to 13 in 2017. The FBI’s annual report ...
    • Adams County Lifts Ban on Oil and Gas Permits DENVER (AP) – Adams County has lifted its temporary ban on new permits for oil and gas drilling after voters last week rejected a ballot proposal to restrict new wells. With a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Adams County commissioners lifted the temporary ban that had been imposed on Oct. 30. The moratorium had been passed before the ...
    • EPA Meeting on Methane Rules Today DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing today on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver.  The EPA wants to replace a 2016 rule by ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • Cue the baby jokes: Brad Paisley has plenty of ideas as he co-hosts the CMA Awards with a pregnant Carrie Underwood Next Wednesday, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the CMA Awards for the eleventh time. It’s a year that holds lots of potential — both comic and dramatic — since Carrie is expecting her second child
    • 2018 Local Election Results Updated 11/8/2018 7:00AM Garfield County Results Pitkin County Results Eagle County Results Garfield County Commissioner – District 1 Paula Stepp DEM 48.16 x-Tom Jankovsky REP 51.84 Garfield County Clerk and Recorder x-Jean Alberico DEM 54.61 Bonnie McLean REP 45.39 Garfield County Sheriff x-Lou Vallario REP 95.28 Paramroop S. Khalsa 4.72 Garfield County Court Judge – Metzger x-Yes 81.92 No 18.08 Garfield County Court Judge – Pototsky x-Yes 79.86 No 20.14 City of Glenwood Springs ...
    • 2018 Key Statewide Races Leading candidates are in bold. Candidates marked “x-” have been declared winners by the Associated Press. Governor 2,704 of 3,219 precincts – 84 percent x-Jared Polis, Dem 998,183 – 52 percent Walker Stapleton, GOP 870,051 – 45 percent Scott Helker, Lib 48,140 – 2 percent Bill Hammons, Uty 18,458 – 1 percent U.S. House District 1 Denver 255 of 434 precincts – 59 percent x-Diana ...
    • 2018 Colorado Proposition Results Constitutional Amendment V – Reduce Assembly Age Minimum From 25 to 21 years old 2,656 of 3,219 precincts – 83 percent Yes, 659,220 – 35 percent x-No, 1,228,980 – 65 percent Constitutional Amendment W – Revise Judge Retention Vote Allow single question 2,571 of 3,219 precincts – 80 percent Yes, 963,677 – 53 percent No, 845,148 – 47 percent Constitutional Amendment X – ...
    • Polis Will be Next Colorado Governor DENVER (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor’s race. Polis’ victory Tuesday keeps the governor’s seat in Democratic hands. The 43-year-old Polis will succeed the term-limited John Hickenlooper to become Colorado’s first openly gay governor. Polis is a five-term congressman and technology ...
    • Weld County Man Pleads Guilty In Murders of Wife, Two Girls GREELEY (AP) – A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two daughters has pleaded guilty under a plea deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty. Christopher Watts entered his plea Tuesday during a court hearing in Greeley. Investigators have previously said that Watts admitted to police that he killed ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Suffer Painful Sweep in Palisade PALISADE (4/23/16) – Not only did Glenwood Springs lose a pair of two-run late-inning leads in a tenth inning 11-10 walk-off loss at Palisade, but in dropping the second game, 14-4 in five, senior pitcher Colin Brown injured his arm and had to leave with two outs and the bases loaded. Coach Eric Nieslanik, choosing not ...
    • KMTS Baseball: RIFLE WALKS OFF 9-8 OVER GLENWOOD RIFLE (4/6/16) – How does a team put 17 opposition runners on base via walks and hit batsmen and still manage to win? In “walk-off” style, of course. After stranding 11 runners through the game’s first six innings, Glenwood’s Stephen Romero cleared the bases in the top of the seventh with a triple to ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Fenceless Demons Bring Bats to ‘Bonedale Carbondale (3/31/16) – An early April Fool’s trick has forced the Glenwood Springs baseball team to postpone its Western Slope League home opener, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 2, versus Eagle Valley – the fences are in the process of being moved back, but aren’t yet in place. “It’s frustrating, but we’re trying to stay ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Girls Soccer Glenwood—5    Delta—-0 Coal Ridge—-3    Vail Christian—0 Baseball Denver North—7 Rifle—–1 3A State Boys Basketball Great 8 Lutheran—66 Grand Valley—52    (Grand Valley playing Manitou Springs in today’s consolation bracket at the Denver Coliseum)   College Basketball Tournament Results Las Vegas, NV—The Colorado Buffaloes lost to 15th ranked Arizona 82-78 in quarterfinal action. Number 8 Oregon defeated Washington 83-77.  12th ranked Utah upended USC 80-72.  ...
    • SPORTS OSWEILER HEADING TO HOUSTON ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Elway is scrambling again.     The general manager of the Super Bowl champions has a huge hole to fill with Brock Osweiler bolting to the Houston Texans 48 hours after Peyton Manning’s retirement.   That leaves Trevor Siemian as the only quarterback on the Denver Broncos roster. The second-year pro ...
    • AP Source: Texans agree to multi-year deal with QB Osweiler HOUSTON (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Houston Texans have agreed to a multiyear contract with free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free-agent deals can’t be finalized until later Wednesday. The Texans were looking for an upgrade at the position after Brian ...
    • KMTS State Basketball Playoffs: TITANS BATTLE BACK BEFORE BOWING OUT IN SWEET 16 AT MANITOU MANITOU SPRINGS – “Life lessons,” Coal Ridge boys basketball coach Paul Harvey observed, watching his red-eyed players being consoled by parents and friends after falling one game short of reaching the Great Eight in the 3A state playoffs, with a 57-46 loss to host Manitou Springs. “Thirty-one teams (in the state tournament) end up the ...
    • KMTS State Playoff Basketball: COAL RIDGE ADVANCES, ROARING FORK AND BASALT SHOW UP WELL, BUT BOW OUT DENVER (3/4/16) – The battle for most valuable player of the Basalt-Pagosa Springs 3A first-round state playoff game, just like the contest itself, not only went down to the wire, but into overtime before the Pirates and senior Briar Erskine advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a 54-52 victory over Michael Glen and the Longhorns. However, ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS 3A STATE BRACKETS Girls PAGOSA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL 6:00pm:  #1 Pagosa Springs vs #32 Buena Vista 8:00pm:  #16 Grand Valley vs #17 Colorado Springs Christian Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL 6:30pm:  #8 Bennett vs #25 Jefferson Academy 5:00pm:  #9 Centauri vs #24 Academy Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL 2:00pm:  ...
    • 2016 3A High School Basketball State Tournament Brackets 2016 CHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournaments Class 3A// (function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); // ]]> 2016 CHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournaments Class 3A// (function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); // ]]>