From the KMTS News Room:

    • Aspen Jewelry Store Robbed
      Aspen—Police in Aspen are looking for two men who broke into a local jewelry store early Wednesday morning and stole a dozen watches worth over $60,000.00.  According to police reports and security video, both men were dressed in black from head to toe including face masks when they used a pry bar to break into ...
    • The Core Act Passed by the U.S. House
      Washington, D.C.—The Colorado-based bill that would limit access to over 400,000 acres of public lands was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy or “CORE” Act was sponsored by Democrat lawmakers Joe Neguse (Boulder) and Diana DeGette (Denver).  The bill passed with support on both sides of the aisle ...
    • Park County Teacher Strike Ends
      Fairplay—They haven’t received a pay raise yet. Nevertheless, some 40 teachers in the Park County School District went back to work today after a 10-day walkout.  The teacher’s union in Fairplay, the South Park Education Association, asked the state labor department to appoint an independent party to look at the district’s finances.  The union says ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Overpopulation Plans
      Reno, Nevada—The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control. William Perry Pendley told reporters Wednesday several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency’s ability to eventually shrink the size of the herds from 88,000 ...
    • Decker Fire Fully Contained
      Salida—Thanks to snow that firefighters called, “white gold,” the nearly 9,000 acre Decker Fire near Salida was declared 100% contained today. Fire officials say about four inches of snow fell at the command post last night. Authorities aren’t sure how much snow blanketed the higher elevations but it was enough to call the fire that’s ...
    • Progress on the Middle Mamm Fire
      Rifle—More firefighters have been taken off the Middle Mamm Fire as containment increases.  The nearly three-month old, lightning-sparked wildfire south of Rifle is now 40 percent contained.  Crews have been trimmed from 70 to 23.  Those remaining on the fire will continue mop up and repair with plans to patrol and monitor the north and ...
    • Apartment Fires in Rifle
      Rifle—At least nine Rifle residents managed to escape a fire this morning that gutted a few second-story apartments of an older building across from the fairgrounds on Railroad Avenue.  Colorado River Fire Rescue Interim Chief Randy Callahan says the first call went out at 9:14 am. He says they could see the billowing smoke as ...
    • Wooden Buffalos on the Auction Block
      Glenwood Springs—If you have room for a wooden buffalo or two or maybe a small herd in your yard, make an offer.  The city of Glenwood Springs has put the entire family of nine wooden pallet buffaloes that have been on display at the 6th Street roundabout up for auction.  The smallest is 5″ by ...
    • Off Highway Vehicle Use in Silt
      Silt—Silt residents may soon be able to drive their own off highway vehicles around town. The board of trustees passed the first reading of an ordinance that will open up access to federal lands and county roads without having to put their OHVs on a trailer.  The ordinance clears the way for the town of ...
    • Energy Development Means Billions of Dollars for Colorado
      Grand Junction—Oil, natural gas and coal production were responsible for 6 billion dollars of Colorado’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in fiscal year 2018 according to the U.S. Interior Department.  All Interior Department-managed activities contributed over 12-billion dollars statewide and over 66,000 jobs last year.  Officials say the growth from 2017 to last year was mostly ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Lacrosse Glenwood at Vail Mountain      4 pm Soccer Glenwood at Fruita Monument  5 pm Coal Ridge at Roaring Fork         4 pm Basalt at Vail Christian                 3 pm Baseball Hotchkiss at Coal Ridge         4pm Rangely at Grand Valley        4pm Meeker at Roaring ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Baseball Roaring Fork at Hotchkiss 4 pm Lacrosse Steamboat at Glenwood Springs 4 pm Soccer Glenwood at Palisade 4 pm Roaring Fork at Rifle  4 pm Montrose at Coal Ridge 4 pm MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE ROCKIES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager ...
    • SPORTS
      LONGHORNS LOSE HEARTBREAKING GREAT 8 GAME STATE 3A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Boys Denver—The magical 2016-17 season for the Basalt Longhorns came to end last night at the University of Denver’s Hamilton Gymnasium.  The 9th seeded Longhorns, led by Western Slope League Player of the Year Michael Glen’s 31 points, had the Kent Denver Sun Devils on their heels most ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rifle Run Ends One Game Shy of Final Four
      WINDSOR (3/3/17) – There were tears all around as the Rifle Lady Bears’ run from the thirteen seed to the Final Four, and their 17-game winning streak, came to an end, 56-43 on the home court of number-five seed Windsor Friday night. The Wizards (20-6), who finished second in the Tri-Valley League, came out blazing, making ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Rifle Girls Ride Overtime Win to Great Eight
      COLORADO SPRINGS (2/28/17) — “All year we believed we could do this — a 13-seed upsetting a 4-seed,” Rifle’s Elly Walters said after the Lady Bears did just that in a 42-35 overtime win at Air Academy Tuesday. Distributing praise to her teammates in a post-game interview as well as assists on the court, Walters ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Fall to Defending State Champs, 100-49
      PUEBLO (2/25/17) – Pueblo West is the defending 4A state champion “for a reason,” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after his team witnessed the Cyclones’ furious style of play in a 100-49 second-round state tournament elimination Saturday. “They’ve got scorers, size, and a chance to win it all again,” Hitchcock observed. David Simental exceeded his ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Bears Climb Over Green Mountain to Sweet Sixteen
      RIFLE (2/24/17) – Newton’s third law of motion was proven again and again as the Rifle Lady Bears edged Green Mountain in a topsy-turvy, Jekyll and Hyde 38-35 second-round 4A playoff game. For every action the number 13-seeded Bears (21-3) took, from Elly Walters’ opening game basket to her seeming 3-point dagger with 3:50 to go ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS FINISH LONG ROADIE BY SWEEPING BATTLE MOUNTAIN
      EDWARDS (2/10/17) — There was a time when winning two basketball games at Battle Mountain wasn’t much of a challenge. Not so anymore with the dominating Devin Huffman and mighty mite Monique Stevens keeping both Husky teams in the upper half of Western Slope League play, each capable of taking over a game. So ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD’S ROAD TRIP CONTINUES WITH A SPLIT AT STEAMBOAT
      STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/9/17) – The effect of two mid-week road games was evident at the start of both the Glenwood boys and girls games at Steamboat Springs Thursday night, with each team struggling to make shots. The Lady Demons, however, recovered from a horrendous 1-for-18 first quarter to defeat the Sailors, 33-23, winning their third ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Altitude to Sweep Summit
      FARMER’S CORNER (2/7/17) — “My shot has been off most of the season; tonight it was there,” Glenwood’s Maddie Bolitho understated after scoring a career-high 20 points and sinking four 3-pointers as the Lady Demons defeated Summit, 55-30, in Frisco, Tuesday. The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team used a different approach as nine players scored ...