From the KMTS News Room:

    • Couple Arrested for Human Trafficking in Glenwood Glenwood Springs—It’s hard to fathom in this valley…human trafficking. A man and a woman have been indicted by a grand jury for prostituting minors out of a busy Glenwood Springs motel.  According to arrest reports, 30 year old Dasjuan Goode and 25 year old Damara Hester brought children from Aurora to the motel on 6th ...
    • Abandoned Puppies Left to Die Near Rifle Rifle—Nine newborn puppies with closed eyes and dried umbilical cords still attached, were found abandoned recently near Rifle.  Seven of them died.  The two surviving pups are being nursed back to health by a local veterinarian.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, a couple camping in the area around County Road 244, ...
    • Grand Junction Gynecologist Pleads Guilty to Harassment Grand Junction—A former Grand Junction gynecologist accused of using purple dye while examining a patient won’t be going to jail and will be allowed to continue practicing medicine.  58 year old Dr. Barry King pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassment to avoid jail time. His conviction will be thrown out as long as ...
    • Meth, Heroin, & Guns Seized in Garfield County Drug Bust RIFLE—Five people were arrested recently at a house south of Rifle that has long been known as a hotbed of drug and gang related activity. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Threat Assessment Group (TAG), deputies responded to a call of  ‘shots fired’ at 981 Gage Road. When deputies arrived at the ...
    • Glenwood Springs Economy Strengthened by the New Bridge Glenwood Springs—What a difference a year and a new bridge makes. The new Grand Avenue Bridge helped boost Glenwood Springs’ overall sales tax revenues by nearly 10 percent from August of 2017 to this year. The city collected over 1.6 million dollars this past August thanks in large part to more visitors staying in local ...
    • No Contract Extension for Aspen School District Superintendent Aspen—Aspen School District Superintendent Dr. John Maloy has a job until June 30th of 2021.  Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess.  The Aspen Board of Education chose not to extend his current contract.  The vote and announcement followed a series of closed-door, executive sessions held by the school board. No specific reasons were given for the ...
    • The Halloween Heat is On! Glenwood Springs—You don’t want to trade your Halloween costume for a county-issued jail jumpsuit. That’s what will happen if you’re caught driving drunk or stoned over the next few days. Law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be on the prowl for impaired drivers during the annual Halloween “Heat is On” DUI campaign starting at 6 ...
    • Colorado Residents can Vote Now. DENVER (AP) – Colorado residents who want to vote in person can now cast their ballots at voter centers around the state. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says voter centers opened in all 64 counties Monday and will remain open through Nov. 6, Election Day. Mail-in ballots were sent to active voters earlier this ...
    • Plans to Sell Oil & Gas Rights have been Canceled. DENVER- The Trump administration is canceling plans to sell oil and gas drilling rights on public land in Western Colorado because of the Greater Sage Grouse. The Bureau of Land Management is removing over 147, 000 acres of land from a planned December auction.  Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet,  asked the bureau to reconsider ...
    • Home Sales have Dropped, Except in Garfield County DENVER–Except for Garfield County and a few other communities, home sales are dropping across most of the state.  The Colorado Association of Realtors recently reported that the number of single-family home listings sold in Colorado dropped 14.6 percent in September compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales of townhouses and condos dropped 15.2 percent.  ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS State Basketball: DEMONS BOW OUT AT VALOR CHRISTIAN HIGHLANDS RANCH (2/26/16) – There was no role-reversal in the David versus Goliath first round match-up between Glenwood Springs (12-12) and Valor Christian (22-2), though the eighth-seeded Demons fired a few well-aimed missiles and had the number-one host school within range in the third quarter before falling 70-36 in the 4A state basketball playoffs. “Turnovers put ...
    • 2016 3A High School Basketball District Tournament Brackets 2016 3A Boys Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope // 2016 3A Girls Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope
    • SPORTS 3A WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT BRACKETS GIRLS WESTERN SLOPE – TOP 4 ADVANCE Tuesday February 23rd – Quarterfinals (Higher Seed hosts) 7:00pm:  #1 Moffat County vs #8 Aspen 5:30pm:  #4 Coal Ridge vs #5 Gunnison 5:30pm:  #3 Grand Valley vs #6 Roaring Fork 7:00pm:  #2 Olathe vs #7 Basalt Friday February 26th – Semifinals (Grand Junction Central HS) ...
    • SPORTS STATE 4A BASKETBALL BRACKETS GIRLS REGION #1 #1 Valor Christian vs #8 Fort Morgan #4 Berthoud vs #5 Sierra #3 Mullen vs #6 Green Mountain #2 Palisade vs #7 Golden REGION #2 #1 Mesa Ridge vs #8 Kennedy #4 Centaurus vs #5 Vista Ridge #3 Pueblo South vs #6 Vista Peak #4 Holy Family vs #7 Silver ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DURANGO EDGES RIFLE BOYS FOR DISTRICT CROWN; GLENWOOD BOYS & RIFLE GIRLS FALL TO 4TH GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/16) – The goal for the Rifle Bears against high-flying Durango was a 4A district championship game “in the 30’s,” said boys basketball coach Roger Walters, and his team more than delivered on the defensive end. But Durango, seeded number one coming down from the 5A Southwestern League, got loose just long ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REACH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; GLENWOOD BOYS AND RIFLE GIRLS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PLACE GRAND JUNCTION (2/19/16) – “For three quarters we were really good and got what we wanted,” Rifle boys basketball coach Roger Walters said after his team overcame an avalanche of 4th-quarter three-pointers by Steamboat Springs for a 48-39 win. The victory puts the second-seeded Bears (19-3) in the 4A Western Slope League District championship game ...
    • KMTS District Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME, RIFLE GIRLS KO DEVILS PALISADE (2/18/16) – “Our young players want to send our seniors to state, and they did it!” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach exulted after the Demons overcame a second-half comeback by Battle Mountain for a 43-38 overtime win in the first-round of the Western Slope League 4A district tournament. The victory over fifth-seeded Battle Mountain (11-10) ...
    • SPORTS CLASS 4A SWL/WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT – BOYS Games at Central and Palisade High Schools Quarterfinals – Thursday February 18th 7:30pm/CHS:  #1 Durango (13-7) vs #8 Delta (9-11) 4:30pm/PHS:  #4 Glenwood Springs (11-9) vs #5 Battle Mountain (11-9) 7:30pm/PHS:  #3 Palisade (10-10) vs #6 Steamboat Springs (10-10) 4:30pm/CHS:  #2 Rifle (17-3) vs #7 Montrose (4-16) ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN PAYBACK OVER PALISADE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/9/16) – “We were upset about the loss in Palisade,” Glenwood senior Cam Horning said after his second-half heroics insured the outcome would be different in a tightly contested duel that wasn’t decided until his two free throws with 14 seconds left insured a 59-54 win over the Bulldogs. The victory, after ten ties ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES GIRLS Palisade—60       Glenwood Springs—31 Rifle—–54          Eagle Valley——38 Coal Ridge—44    Aspen——32   BOYS Glenwood Springs—-59    Palisade—-54 Rifle—55        Eagle Valley—49   (Rifle claims Western Slope Crown) Coal Ridge—63       Aspen—-52 NHL / AVS DENVER (AP) – Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves and chipped in with an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday ...