From the KMTS News Room:

    • Increased Avalanche Danger in Colorado’s Back-Country DENVER (AP) – The avalanche danger is elevated in western Colorado because of fresh, heavy snow and strong winds. The risk is highest in the back-country areas near Steamboat Springs, Gunnison, Aspen and Grand Mesa. The risk is ranked as considerable in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where a skier died in an ...
    • Colorado Army National Guard Unit Deploying to Afghanistan DENVER (AP) – About 50 Colorado Army National Guard soldiers in a heavy helicopter unit are deploying to Afghanistan for a year. A departure ceremony is planned Wednesday in Denver for the soldiers, who are members of the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment.
    • Southwest Colorado off to a Good Start DURANGO (AP) – Southwestern Colorado is starting the new year with lots of snow after one of its worst drought years. A storm that entered the region Monday and continued through Tuesday dropped more than 10 inches of snow in Durango, 2 feet of at Chimney Rock National Monument and 34 inches at Wolf Creek ...
    • White Nationalists Post Signs on Utility Poles in Greeley GREELEY(AP) – Police say Christmas signs posted on utility poles in Greeley by a white nationalist organization violate city ordinance. Most of the signs that were taped to poles in downtown and near the Weld County Courthouse around Christmas Day by Identity Evropa have been torn down. Identity Evropa spokesman Sam Harrington says the signs ...
    • Patrick Frazee Charged with Killing, Plotting to Kill Fianceé CRIPPLE CREEK (AP) – Patrick Frazee, the man accused in the death of his missing fiancee has been charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder.  Frazee learned of the five charges against him during a brief court appearance Monday in Cripple Creek. A charging document says the 32-year-old Frazee is accused of working to ...
    • DUI Crackdown on Final Weekend of 2018 The Colorado State Patrol and police around the state are cracking down on drivers under the influence as the year draws to a close. There will be saturation patrols and extra law enforcement officers on duty today through Wednesday, with over 100 agencies participating. The increased enforcement comes as the head of the state patrol ...
    • Little Nell Jewelry Thieves Likely Changed Their Appearance Aspen—Aspen police say the three men suspected of stealing $800,000 worth of high-end jewelry from the lobby of the Little Nell Hotel may have altered their appearance after the robbery and have probably left the area. Security video showed the men had facial hair during the Dec. 21 theft at the Nell and photos taken ...
    • Daughter of Murder Suspect in the Custody of Grandparents Cripple Creek— A 1-year-old girl whose father is accused of killing her mother will stay with her maternal grandparents for now. A judge granted temporary custody to the maternal grandparents during a closed hearing Thursday. The girl’s father, 31-year-old Patrick Michael Frazee, was arrested Dec. 21 on suspicion of killing her mother, 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth. Berreth’s ...
    • Keystone Deaths attributed to Heart Problems Summit County—(AP) – Authorities say two men who died just days apart while skiing at Keystone Resort both suffered a heart-related problem. The Summit County coroner’s office released the causes of the deaths Thursday but didn’t provide specifics.  53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada died Dec. 22 and 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne died Christmas Day.
    • Teller County Man Charged with Fiance’s Murder Officials say that a missing Colorado woman was probably killed at her home but have declined to speculate on where her body might be.  Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young told reporters Friday that that investigators believe 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was killed at her home. Her fiance Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday morning at his ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Playoff Basketball: Lady Bears Go Cold Against Palisade GRAND JUNCTION (1/20/15) – The Rifle Lady Bears, seeded sixth in the Western Slope League district tournament and coming off a 44-30 overtime upset of No. 2 Glenwood Springs Thursday, weren’t able to ride that momentum into the semi-finals. Rifle missed its first 13 shots and lost to league champion Palisade, 36-25, in semi-final ...
    • RIFLE GIRLS UPSET GLENWOOD; DEMON BOYS ADVANCE GRAND JUNCTION (1/19/15) – A torch was passed in the first round of the 4A Western Slope girls district basketball tournament Thursday. With Glenwood Springs senior, and likely player-of-the-year, Madi Spence watching from the bench after fouling out, Rifle sophomore Samantha Hinkle scored nine points in a 14-0 overtime blitz that sends ...
    • Sports / District Tournament Brackets   GIRLS 4A   Quarterfinals  Thursday, Feb. 19th 6:00pm:  #1 Montrose (15-4) vs #8 Summit (6-14)  (Col. Mesa Univ.) 3:00pm:  #4 Durango (14-6) vs #5 Eagle Valley (15-5)  (Palisade HS) 6:00pm:  #3 Glenwood Springs (16-4) vs #6 Rifle   (Palisade HS) 3:00pm:  #2 Palisade (18-2) vs #7 Delta (10-10)   (CMU) Semifinals   Friday, Feb. 20th 6:00pm:                                 @CMU 3:00pm:                                 @CMU ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN TITLE, GIRLS AWAIT DISTRICT SEEDING GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/15) – “We didn’t want a coin flip,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock explained after his team won the Western Slope League title outright by pounding challenger Steamboat Springs, 69-36, in the regular season finale at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on Valentines’ Day. The Lady Demons also won easily, 67-30, positioning themselves behind first-place ...
    • Sports LAS VEGAS (AP) – Naismith Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian has died at 84, two days after he was hospitalized with an infection and breathing difficulties. The towel-chewing Tarkanian won the 1990 NCAA championship with UNLV, took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and was 509-105 in 19 seasons at the school. He ...
    • KMTS Basketball: FURIOUS FINISH OVERHAULS RIFLE GIRLS AS GLENWOOD WINS TWO IN BEARS DEN RIFLE (2/7/15) – A pair of 3-pointers by Rifle’s Elly Walters and Jessie Pressler had the Lady Bears poised to upset 7th-ranked Glenwood Springs, but the veteran Demons turned up the defensive pressure with an 11-0 finish to pull out a 46-42 victory in the Bears Den. The Glenwood boys didn’t wait nearly as long, outscoring ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS Girls Bounce Back, Boys Blitz Eagle Valley GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/6/15) — If there’s ever a good time for an undefeated team to lose, it’s before the playoffs begin, as last season’s Glenwood Lady Demons found out when they went 19-0 until losing to Mesa Ridge. This year’s senior-dominated team took that lesson to heart after dropping a battle of unbeaten Western ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DELTA, REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/24/15) – For good teams, basketball is often a game of adjustments, and the Glenwood boys and girls made all the right ones in improving their combined league record to 14-0 with a sweep of Delta as the second round of WSL play began Saturday. The first time the Lady Demons (11-2, 7-0 WSL) played ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Go to 6-0 with Summit Sweep FRISCO (1/22/15) — The script going to Summit County was the same as it has been for the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams and the outcome left them both still undefeated in league play, but the paths taken varied for the Demon squads. Coming off a superb defensive effort in their 51-19 win ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Stay Unbeaten with Steamboat Sweep STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (1/17/15) – Defense still wins championships, a bromide born out by a pair of Glenwood wins at Steamboat Springs, keeping the boys and girls teams undefeated and in first place in Western Slope League play. After an early challenge, the Lady Demons (9-2, 5-0) ran off a 13-0 stretch to win easily 51-19. ...