From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Prescribed Burns Planned
      Silt—The Bureau of Land Management is planning to start a few fires in Western Garfield County and Eastern Mesa County.  When conditions are right, crews with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns on a total of 850 acres. The largest one of 400 acres is planned five ...
    • Rifle Local Honored for Bravery by Police Department
      Rifle—During a recent drug investigation in Rifle that turned into a physical battle, Rifle Police Officer Stephanie Straw got some help taking a violent man to the ground from a longtime local.  Ryan Mackley, owner of Align Media, was honored recently by the Rifle Police Department with the Citizen’s Recognition Award for his actions.  Chief ...
    • Trio of RE-1 Students Awarded Full-Ride Scholarships
      Glenwood Springs—Three high school seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley will be attending college in the fall, tuition free after winning prestigious, full-ride scholarships.   Solana Teitler of Roaring Fork High School was named the recipient of the highly coveted Boettcher Scholarship which covers all expenses to any school in Colorado.  Out of 1,500 applicants, only ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Report
      Basalt—At a whopping 145 percent of normal, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is the highest it’s been in April in over a decade.  While rafters and kayakers are excitedly anticipating a huge spring run off, it may actually be lower than expected because the dry, thirsty soils in the region are sucking up ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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. ...
    • Broncos Sack John Fox
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the playoffs, including Sunday’s stunning 24-13 loss to Indianapolis. Fox was 49-22 in Denver after ...
    • Sports
      DENVER (AP) – Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs. The Colts   advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England. The Patriots rallied past Baltimore 35-31 Saturday in the other AFC divisional playoff. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Overcome Early Struggles to Sweep Devils
      GYPSUM (1/6/15) – “No one plays well coming out of the break; we’re just glad to get a win,” Glenwood boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after a winless Eagle Valley team used 19 first-half free throw opportunities and a ragged Demon offense to hang close before falling 66-44. The Lady Demons also struggled ...