From the KMTS News Room:

    • Experienced Racer Looses his Life on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A prominent motorcycle racer has died after he crashed near the finish line of an event he had won four times. 36 years old  Carlin Dunne of Santa Barbara, California died Sunday at the 97th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dunne crashed his 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. A reporter ...
    • Colorado Paddle Boarder Swept Away over the Weekend BUENA VISTA(AP) – A man who was paddle boarding on Colorado’s Arkansas River is dead after being swept away in the swift water. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Michael Robert James of Boulder fell off his paddle board in Buena Vista’s river park and was unable to get back on Saturday. Other boaters ...
    • STEM School Charter gets Renewed HIGHLANDS RANCH (AP) – A Colorado school board has agreed to conditionally renew for five years the charter of a school where a shooting killed one student and wounded eight others. The contract approved Saturday by the Douglas County Board of Education and STEM School Highlands Ranch officials comes hours before the school’s charter was ...
    • Missing Deputy Found Dead in his Vehicle “… it was not the outcome we had all been hoping and praying for…” Eagle county officials confirm missing deputy was found deceased in his vehicle. More information here: https://t.co/ra98voB923
    • Highway 6 Project Starts Monday New Castle—A month-long road project along Highway 6 between Rifle and New Castle begins on Monday.  A 7.3 million dollar chip seal treatment will begin just east of City Market in New Castle, ending at Antlers, a little east of Rifle.  Crews with Grand River Construction of Glenwood Springs will remove the old striping and ...
    • Tipton, Bennet, Gardner Respond to Postal Complaints Washington, D.C.—Lousy customer service, bad website information and missing packages….those are some of the biggest complaints about a handful of post offices in Colorado mountain towns including Snowmass and Eagle. The grievances got the attention of Colorado’s congressional leaders who are united in demanding an explanation.  Congressman Scott Tipton along with Senators Michael Bennet and ...
    • Day Four of Search for Eagle County Deputy Gypsum—The search for a missing Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy is intensifying on this the fourth day since his disappearance.  26 year old Tayler Esslinger, a corrections officer and volunteer fireman, has been missing since early Tuesday morning.  The Eagle Valley native was last seen that day driving a black, 2011 Dodge pickup with firefighter license ...
    • Identity of Woman Killed in Friday’s Crash Released Silt—The woman who was killed in a head-on collision near Silt last Friday afternoon has been identified. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 71 year old Sandra McDowell of Grand Junction died of blunt force injuries in the horrific, three-vehicle crash. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, McDowell’s husband was driving eastbound on ...
    • Rifle Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide Rifle—A Rifle man is facing a long time in prison for the December 2017 DUI rollover crash that killed two of his best friends.  After deliberating for over four hours last night, the jury found 41 year old Cody Christopher guilty on all six charges against him including two counts of vehicular homicide. According to ...
    • Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Suspension for Multiple Offender DENVER (AP) – A 46-year-old Colorado man has received a lifetime ban on hunting, fishing, and trapping in Colorado and most other states for various wildlife violations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says Jeff Bodnar, of Hartsel, recently pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a previous offender and unlawful possession of two black bears and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS; BOYS MOVE INTO 1st PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/17/17) – In a test of the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams’ readiness to challenge for post-season play, both passed in a double header sweep of the Steamboat Springs Sailors, but just barely. The Glenwood boys (8-5, 3-1 WSL) trailed by eleven going into the fourth quarter, but led by Angel Garcia’s ...
    • Broncos Head Coach Hunt Continues ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos met Tuesday with Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, the third candidate to interview for their head coaching vacancy following Gary Kubiak’s resignation for health reasons. “He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,” general manager John Elway tweeted after the interview ...
    • Split Victories in High School Basketball The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIVALS DIVIDE, DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/10/17) – Glenwood’s Angel Garcia and Rifle’s Carter Sturgeon, key 3-point gunners for their respective teams, were both mired in futility from beyond the arc. One would break out, while the other’s struggles continued as Garcia’s string of 15-straight misses ended with back-to-back treys in the second quarter of the Demons’ 45-41 overtime ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RANKINGS Undated—This week’s state rankings according to “On the Mat” show Glenwood Springs at number 14 in class 4A.  Pueblo County is the top ranked team in Colorado.  Eagle Valley was the only high school squad from the area to be ranked, coming in at 15th in 3A.  From Rifle, two wrestlers are ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s games between Glenwood Springs and Eagle Valley in Gypsum have been postponed due to the severe weather.  No make up date has been announced.  The Rifle Bears however will play on the road tonight at Palisade High School. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 with the boys following at 7. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies in last night’s Western Slope League opener.  Elly Walters scored 18 points while Samantha Hinkle added 15 to lead the Lady Bears over Battle Mountain, 46-32.  Monique Stevens poured in 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc to ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS’ POSTSEASON HOPES DASHED IN KC Kansas City, MO.— (AP) With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a ...
    • SPORTS THE HONORS CONTINUE FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH BOULDER (AP) – Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record and their first bowl game since 2007. In four years, MacIntyre’s turned a program that was regarded as one of the nation’s worst into a Pac-12 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS SWEEP CANON CITY IN TOURNEY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/9/16) – “We found a way to pull it out,” Glenwood Springs Lady Demon coach Rhonda Moser said after her team won a second straight game on a last-second score by Tatum Peterson Thursday’s 55-53 overtime win over Faith Christian was followed by a thrilling 33-32 error-filled victory that pivoted on three ...