From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • A Terrible Accident in Northern Colorado Ends in a Death BOULDER (AP) – Investigators say a northern Colorado man was killed when his clothing apparently became caught in drilling equipment. Erie Police Chief Kim Stewart says  it appears the man’s clothing became entangled in an auger that was attached to a tractor Monday afternoon. She called the accident a “terrible and sad situation.” The Weld County ...
    • Possible Suicide at Grizzly Creek Glenwood Springs—Garfield County authorities believe the person found dead in the icy waters of the Colorado River near the Grizzly Creek rest area committed suicide.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a body found in the river around 10 o’clock Saturday morning.  Attempts to revive the individual were unsuccessful.  Garfield  County Coroner Robert Glassmire ...
    • Silt Town Board to Discuss River Preserve Silt—A water infrastructure easement deed is expected to be approved by the Silt Board of Trustees at tonight’s meeting.  The resolution would allow the town to build a temporary construction easement and a permanent irrigation easement on the Silt River Preserve.  The town wants to have an irrigation line from the Loesch and Crann ditch ...
    • Rifle Weed Regulations Approved on 2nd Reading Rifle—Marijuana will soon be available in Rifle for something other than medicine. The city is taking steps to make sure it can be sold for recreational use.  On second reading, with a somewhat tempered, less-than-enthusiastic vote, the city council approved amending the licensing and regulations of marijuana businesses.  The amendment allows retail weed to be ...
    • Colorado State Patrol Involved in Fatal Shooting CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a Colorado State Patrol officer fatally shot someone at the scene of a one-vehicle crash in western Colorado. The CBI says the shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday on State Highway 135 just south of Crested Butte. Officials have not said ...
    • Fatal Crash in Fort Collins FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Police in Colorado say two people have died in a crash involving a suspicious truck that fled from officers. Fort Collins Police Department spokesman Brandon Barnes said the driver of the suspicious truck was arrested at the crash location. Barnes said police were investigating a report of a suspicious truck ...
    • Skiers have Options DENVER (AP) – Holiday skiers have more options in Colorado. Snowmass Ski Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort all opened for the season Thursday. Steamboat Resort opened Wednesday with up to 60 acres of terrain, the most on opening day since 2014.  Sunlight Mountain Resort opened this  morning.
    • Governor-elect will stay Home DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis says he and his family will live in their Boulder home most of the time instead of moving into the Governor’s Residence in Denver.  Polis will spend the night at the official residence if needed when the Legislature is in session. Polis, a Democrat, would be the first ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS ON COMEBACK TRAIL AT EAGLE VALLEY GYPSUM (2/5/16) – There’s nothing more compelling than a fourth-quarter comeback. In Eagle Valley’s “Inferno” gymnasium both Glenwood teams ignited in the final eight minutes, the boys winning 77-70 after trailing by 12 late in the third, and the girls, who were down 13-0 in the opening quarter, falling short 50-44. GLENWOOD BOYS 77, EAGLE ...
    • KMTS Basketball: ‘DOGS EDGE DEMONS ON LATE 3-POINTER AND RARE FREE THROWS PALISADE (2/3/16) – As the Palisade Bulldogs’ junior quarterback, P.D. Riddle was used to finding the end zone and helping his football team to a 9-3 record last fall. So maybe it shouldn’t be a shock that Riddle would be the one to hit the winning basket with ten seconds left in Wednesday’s snow-delayed ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE PLAY RIFLE(1/28/16) – The contender came into town for a rematch, but the result, though not a knockout, was the same: Rifle’s boys basketball team struggled with a determined Palisade team but remained undefeated in Western Slope League play, emerging with a 48-43 win in newly named Jack Smith Gymnasium Thursday. Unfortunately for the Lady Bears, the ...