From the KMTS News Room:

    • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting
      Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire has confirmed that the person shot by Rifle Police has died. In a press release, Glassmeyer says 57-year-old Rifle resident Allan George died at Grand River Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has taken over the investigation of last night’s shooting. A press ...
    • Officer-Involved Shooting in Rifle
      The Rifle Police department says a suspect was shot following a traffic stop this evening on Highway 13 between the Interstate 70 interchange and Whiteriver avenue. According to a press release from the Rifle Police Department, a weapon not belonging to the two officers involved in the shooting was found at the scene. The suspect was taken ...
    • Flooding Reported Near the Lake Christine Burn Area
      8/5/2019 6:00AM UPDATE: While cleanup continues, no injuries have been reported as a result of last night’s flooding. Approximately 30 homes were evacuated last night, with an evacuation center set up at the Eagle County 0020 Eagle County Drive near Crown Mountain Park. Officials say there was no loss of property, but there is mud ...
    • Terry Wilson Announces Retirement
      You can officially call him a “short-timer.” The man who proudly wore a big, yellow, foam cowboy hat while directing traffic during the chaotic Grand Avenue Bridge construction project is calling it a career. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson is retiring. The physically imposing but affable and good-natured graduate of Glenwood Springs High School ...
    • Feds Approve Colorado Reinsurance
      DENVER (AP) – Governor Jared Polis plans to confirm that the federal government has approved a Colorado reinsurance plan designed to lower premiums for individuals buying insurance on the state health care exchange. Polis already has released projections showing that premiums next year for 400,000 Coloradans – about 8% of those buying insurance on the exchange ...
    • Upper Middle Mamm Creek Fire
      Smoke from a remote wildfire may be visible from Rifle and I-70 for the next few days. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says firefighters from the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit discovered the fire yesterday in the upper Middle Mamm Creek drainage, about 10 miles south of Rifle. The fire is ...
    • Colorado Payback not Quite Working
      DENVER (AP) – State officials say the Great Colorado Payback program is not working as intended. The Colorado Auditor’s Office released a report Monday identifying problems with the unclaimed property program. The Great Colorado Payback began in 1987 to tell Colorado Residents about unclaimed property the state is legally required to keep. The items include forgotten bank account ...
    • Colorado Protests the BLM’s Plan for Public Land in the State
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources is protesting the Trump administration’s management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state. Department Director Dan Gibbs sent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management an eight-page letter Monday, saying the plan doesn’t do enough to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, or other migrating wildlife. Gibbs ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Announces Plans for the Next Oil & Gas Lease Sale
      GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management plans to offer up 83 parcels for its next oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. That includes about 123 square miles in northwest Colorado that are expected to be included in the Sept. 26 sale. The quarterly sale includes nearly 108 square miles of greater ...
    • Colorado Agencies & Automobile Manufacturing Groups Reach an Agreement
      Following more than six months of collaborative conversations and negotiation, CDOT, the Colorado Energy Office, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers have reached a consensus agreement on a proposed Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. The parties are jointly submitting this joint alternative regulatory proposal to the Air Quality Control Commission for consideration. If approved, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Suffer Painful Sweep in Palisade
      PALISADE (4/23/16) – Not only did Glenwood Springs lose a pair of two-run late-inning leads in a tenth inning 11-10 walk-off loss at Palisade, but in dropping the second game, 14-4 in five, senior pitcher Colin Brown injured his arm and had to leave with two outs and the bases loaded. Coach Eric Nieslanik, choosing not ...
    • KMTS Baseball: RIFLE WALKS OFF 9-8 OVER GLENWOOD
      RIFLE (4/6/16) – How does a team put 17 opposition runners on base via walks and hit batsmen and still manage to win? In “walk-off” style, of course. After stranding 11 runners through the game’s first six innings, Glenwood’s Stephen Romero cleared the bases in the top of the seventh with a triple to ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Fenceless Demons Bring Bats to ‘Bonedale
      Carbondale (3/31/16) – An early April Fool’s trick has forced the Glenwood Springs baseball team to postpone its Western Slope League home opener, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 2, versus Eagle Valley – the fences are in the process of being moved back, but aren’t yet in place. “It’s frustrating, but we’re trying to stay ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Girls Soccer Glenwood—5    Delta—-0 Coal Ridge—-3    Vail Christian—0 Baseball Denver North—7 Rifle—–1 3A State Boys Basketball Great 8 Lutheran—66 Grand Valley—52    (Grand Valley playing Manitou Springs in today’s consolation bracket at the Denver Coliseum)   College Basketball Tournament Results Las Vegas, NV—The Colorado Buffaloes lost to 15th ranked Arizona 82-78 in quarterfinal action. Number 8 Oregon defeated Washington 83-77.  12th ranked Utah upended USC 80-72.  ...
    • SPORTS
      OSWEILER HEADING TO HOUSTON ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Elway is scrambling again.     The general manager of the Super Bowl champions has a huge hole to fill with Brock Osweiler bolting to the Houston Texans 48 hours after Peyton Manning’s retirement.   That leaves Trevor Siemian as the only quarterback on the Denver Broncos roster. The second-year pro ...
    • 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:  ...
    • 2016 3A High School Basketball State Tournament Brackets
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