From the KMTS News Room:

    • The Suspect Arrested in Tuesday’s Standoff, Facing Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charge Rifle—The man involved in Tuesday’s three and a half hour stand off with the county swat team near Rulison is being charged with attempted first degree murder and second degree assault.  38 year old Justin Lopez Madrid was booked into the Garfield County Jail yesterday after finally surrendering to authorities on Webster Hill between West ...
    • Judge Rules that there is enough Evidence to try Alleged Murderer DENVER (AP) – A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try a man on charges that he killed three homeless people in a Denver parking lot. Police and prosecutors said Friday that Maurice Butler was pursuing a drug debt owed him by a couple. They said GPS data from an ankle monitor showed ...
    • 9 Year Old Boy is Trying to Appeal Town Law SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old Colorado boy is trying to get rid of his town’s ban on snowballs, a law on the books since its founding nearly a century ago. When elementary students visit town hall in Severance, the mayor and town board members tell them about the law and also say they have ...
    • Officials investigate reports of a Small Aircraft Harassing Elk GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials say they are investigating reports that a small, single-engine aircraft harassed a herd of elk in the north-central portion of the state. The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports witnesses told authorities they saw the aircraft make two low passes over the herd near the community of ...
    • Oil & Gas Company to Search for deposits under a Colorado City LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – A petroleum company plans to search for oil and gas deposits underneath a Colorado city. Crews from Anadarko Petroleum plan to place seismic sensors in areas around the east side of Loveland. Trucks belonging to the company will then vibrate the ground.
    • Colorado Man Dies in Snowmobile Accident STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – A 24-year-old northern Colorado man was killed in a weekend snowmobile crash. Routt County officials say Hayden Savage died Saturday when his snowmobile veered off a county road and crashed into a stand of trees.  Under-Sheriff Doug Scherar says Savage was not wearing a helmet.
    • U.S. Forrest Service Authorizes Aspen Ski Co’s Proposal ASPEN (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has authorized Aspen Skiing Co.’s proposal to develop an additional 0.3 square miles of skiing terrain on Aspen Mountain. The authorization came in a draft decision notice issued Wednesday. The agency also approved the company’s desire to construct a new chairlift and add snowmaking as part of a ...
    • An Argument over the Remote ends in a Fatality. COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Prosecutors say a feud over a TV remote control led to a “fatal stomp-down” that killed an inmate at a Colorado Springs prison.  Danny Lee Gonzalez is charged with second-degree murder in a Nov. 19, 2017, attack on Daniel Pena. Both men were awaiting parole at the Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center. ...
    • Vail Ski Teacher Dies in Back Country Accident MINTURN (AP) – A Vail ski academy teacher has died in a back country snowboarding accident. Witnesses say Bindu Sky Pomeroy went off a jump and landed head first in deep snow. The Eagle County sheriff’s office says the 44-year-old died late Tuesday morning. Pomeroy taught social studies at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Principal ...
    • Parents file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Chris Watts DENVER (AP) – The parents of a Colorado woman murdered by her husband have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man. Frank and Sandra Rzucek filed the lawsuit Nov. 19, the same day Christopher Watts was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing Shanann Watts and their two young daughters. Watts had ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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:  ...
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    • 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 ...