From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Christopher Watts Convicted DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke’s comments on how Watts killed his ...
    • CU Senior wins Rhodes Scholarship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first Sikh-American to be selected for the honor. Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday. The ...
    • Denver Suburb Acquires Water Rights AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Denver suburb has finalized an unusual deal to acquire water from an inactive gold mine. Aurora city officials said Friday the $34 million deal gives the city the rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine outside Alma, about 100 miles to the west. An ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Hall of Fame Glenwood Coach Dies Glenwood Springs—Stubler Memorial Field will be packed this Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School as family, friends and community members honor the life of legendary, Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Miller.  Miller died this past Monday at the age of 79.  Miller retired in 1995 with 204 victories that included the Glenwood Demons’ state ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH MOVING ON Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball coach Cory Hitchcock is moving on.  After a successful five year run that included two league championships, Hitchcock is headed to Missouri Valley College to be an assistant women’s basketball coach.  Missouri Valley is an NAIA Division 1 school in the city of Marshall.  Hitchcock ...
    • Sports AVALANCHE-O’REILLY Sakic says he still wants to sign O’Reilly DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He ...
    • Sports 4A GIRLS STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Carbondale—On her home course, freshman Lauren Murphy, golfing for Glenwood Spings, was the top local golfer in the state championship tournament.  Murphy’s two-day total of 159 was good for 7th place.  Melissa Steinbach, in her fourth straight state championship tournament carded an 88 on both days and in 30th place.  Rifle ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAMES POSTPONED Glenwood Springs—Inclement weather on the front range has forced officials to postpone several playoff baseball games including those involving the Basalt Longhorns and the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Longhorn’s game at Manitou Springs will be played Monday morning at 11.  The first round playoff game between the Titans and ...
    • STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT Carbondale—The 6th seeded Pearls of Colorado Rocky Mountain School will host #11 Resurrection Christian this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The winner will play Dawson School Friday afternoon at 4. May 8th is the day of competition for the Coal Ridge Titans in the 3A state tournament. Coal Ridge with ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKET Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans earned an 11 seed in the Colorado State High School 3A state tournament bracket of 32. Coal Ridge, which took second place in the Western Slope, will take on number 22 Sterling this Friday in a round one game in Greeley. The Colorado Rocky ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Seniors Hand Palisade First League Loss in Finale WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/2/15) – For seven Glenwood Springs senior baseball players, their final game was both bitter and sweet, as the Demons’ disappointing season ended on a definite high note with a 5-4 win over the previously undefeated Western Slope League champion Palisade Bulldogs. “It (the season) couldn’t have ended better for this group of ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Dickerson’s had his third solo shot in two days despite playing with pain in his left ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demon Bats Awake to Earn Split in Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(4/11/15) – After 14 scoreless innings in league play, the Glenwood Springs Demons walked their way to a 10-0 split of a doubleheader in Steamboat behind the one-hit pitching of Chase Nieslanik and finally a big hit with runners on base. Luke Ray delivered the big blow, a bases-loaded triple in the 5th inning of ...