From the KMTS News Room:

    • Somber Weekend for Columbine Survivors LITTLETON (AP) – Dawn Anna, the mother of Columbine High School victim Lauren Townsend, says much has changed in 20 years, leaving those most affected by the shootings “weaker in some places, but hopefully we’re stronger in most of them.” She spoke at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the shooting. The memorial ended ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners to Hold Quarry Meeting on Monday Glenwood Springs—An important public meeting about the controversial quarry expansion plans in West Glenwood Springs is being held Monday night.  The location has been moved from the Hotel Colorado to Glenwood Springs Middle School.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners will review alleged violations of the current use permit for Rocky Mountain Resources.  Public testimony ...
    • New Oil & Gas Commission Director Discusses New Law Rifle—Reasonable and necessary.  To many in the oil and gas industry in Colorado that term implies “you’re about to be punished but it’ll be fair.” To Jeff Robbins, the new director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, ‘reasonable and necessary’ means a fresh start for a multi-billion dollar industry that has managed to ...
    • Johnatan Godes, Shelly Kaup Elected Glenwood Springs Mayor, & Mayor Pro Tem Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs City Councilman Jonathan Godes is now pounding the gavel as the new mayor.  Shelly Kaup is the Mayor Pro Tem.  After nominations and three rounds of council voting, Godes received four votes to Kaup’s three. Rick Voorhees was the third nominee. Shortly after moving to the center seat, the first official action ...
    • Spring Cleanup Underway Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents will be busy for the next few weeks cleaning out some of their old junk.  The annual spring cleanup begins today and zone by zone will run through May 17th.  One pickup load per residence can be placed on the curb with non-hazardous materials only. The city will not accept paint, ...
    • Silt Mayor Headed to Washington D.C. for Conference Silt—Mr. Richel goes to Washington.  Silt Mayor Keith Richel will be in the nation’s capitol this week to talk about economic development. Richel was invited to take part in an Opportunity Zone conference by Deputy Intergovernmental Affairs Director William F. Crozer.  The town of Silt received the special designation last year as an opportunity zone ...
    • Colorado Opioid Crackdown DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s new U.S. attorney is encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides.  Jason Dunn is also digging into data on doctors and nurses who prescribe unusually large quantities of opioid painkillers, with an eye toward prosecuting those who are illegally diverting the drugs and, he feels, ...
    • All Colorado Interstates are Now Open DENVER (AP) – All major interstate highways in Colorado are now open to traffic. Colorado Department of Transportation crews have reopened the last stretch of Interstate 76 in the northeast corner of the state. I-76 and I-70 east of Denver were both closed by the spring snowstorm that struck the state Wednesday and early Thursday.
    • First Bear of the Year to be Relocated STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials tranquilized and relocated its first bear of the year after they say it got into several trash cans and posed a threat to children at a day care center.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife relocated the bear Monday in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Springs Police Department received several calls ...
    • “Bomb Cyclone” Leaves Thousands Without Power (AP) – A blizzard has knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people in the Northern Plains as a powerful storm system sweeps across the central U.S. Officials say about 28,000 people and businesses are without power in Minnesota and South Dakota, while another 8,500 are in the dark in Iowa. Xcel Energy says ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS HEADED TO SUPER BOWL 50 Broncos “D” comes up big against Brady and the Patriots Denver—Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl – which many expect to be the final game of Manning’s career. Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS BOUNCE BACK, SWEEP SUMMIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/21/16) – There is a biblical saying that speaks of beauty coming from ashes. The comparison may be somewhat severe, but there’s no denying that the injury misfortune that has plagued the Glenwood Lady Demons, along with a four-game league losing streak, has had coach Rhonda Moser searching for silver linings. In 5-7 ...
    • SPORTS AFC / NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET Broncos one win away from Super Bowl 50 UNDATED (AP) – The AFC and NFC championship game matchups are set. The Denver Broncos will be home against the New England Patriots, and the Carolina Panthers will host the Arizona Cardinals.The Broncos have advanced by rallying in the fourth quarter of a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS TOPPLE LEAGUE LEADERS, BOYS STAY UNBEATEN GYPSUM (1/15/16) — In a clash of Western Slope gunslingers that did not disappoint, the Rifle Lady Bears, led by sophomore Elly Walters, knocked off previously unbeaten Eagle Valley and league scoring leader Kylie Martin with a fourth-quarter comeback 57-49 in the Devils’ Inferno Gym Friday night. The Glenwood boys maintained their ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS UPDATE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw in practice on Friday but remains questionable for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against Denver. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained right shoulder sustained in last weekend’s wild-card win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has “a chance” after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend’s 18-16 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: HORNING TOPS 1,000; LADY HUSKIES BREAK THROUGH EDWARDS (1/8/16) – It was a night for milestones, and like all such events, some were sweet and others bitter. For Cam Horning, the frosting on his Glenwood Springs team’s 64-54 victory at Battle Mountain came two minutes after halftime when his 3-pointer brought his four-year, career total to 1,000 points scored. ...