From the KMTS News Room:

    • The Demand for Coal on the Decline
      BILLINGS, MT. (AP) – U.S. energy officials say the demand for coal to generate electricity will continue to weaken in coming months despite efforts by the Trump administration to prop up the struggling industry. The Energy Information Administration says renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro-power will fill much of the gap left ...
    • STEM School Security Guard Took Decisive Action
      HIGHLANDS RANCH (AP) – A law enforcement official says a security guard fired his weapon during this week’s shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the official was not authorized to release the information. The official did not say whether the guard shot anybody. Robert ...
    • Suburban Denver School Shooting
      HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two suspects are in custody following a shooting at a suburban Denver school that injured multiple students. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman told reporters Tuesday that there could be a third suspect in the school, which is still being searched. Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement ...
    • De Beque Canyon Update
      DE BEQUE (AP) – A portion of Interstate 70 in De Beque Canyon remains closed as crews try to prevent another rockslide. A slide on Sunday disabled two cars and injured two people. Their injuries were described as minor to moderate. Eastbound lanes of I-70  could remain closed until Thursday or Friday to allow unstable ...
    • Lake Christine Wildfire Recovery Effort Continues
      Basalt—The land that was destroyed 10 months ago by the Lake Christine Wildfire is healing itself but there’s a lot that people can do to speed up the process.  Several residents of Basalt and El Jebel  attended a public forum last night to get an update from  local and state officials regarding the ongoing recovery ...
    • Prescribed Burns to Take Place Today
      Glenwood Springs—Smoke will be visible in the valley today while a couple of prescribed burns take place.  Crews with the Upper Colorado River Inter-agency Fire Management Unit are treating 521 acres of mountain shrub, grass and aspen about a mile northwest of the Grizzly Creek trail-head.  A second burn northeast of the Buford-New Castle Road ...
    • New Basalt Fire Station Approved by Bureau of Land Management
      Basalt—Basalt firefighters will soon have a new fire station. The Bureau of Land Management just approved a two and a quarter acre right-of-way for the construction of a small fire station about four miles southwest of town on West Sopris Creek Road. The dual bay station will house a fire truck and a paramedic vehicle. ...
    • Charges Filed in Connection with Deadly Missouri Heights Roll-Over
      Basalt—Grief counselors will be on hand this week at Basalt High School for students and faculty trying to cope with the death of Tyler Ribich. The 16 year old junior was killed Friday  night in a rollover accident in Missouri  Heights near Fender Lane and Highway 82.  The Colorado State Patrol is still investigating the ...
    • Department of the Interior is Considering Moving BLM Headquarters to the Western United States
      Washington, D.C.—Grand Junction may be in the running to be the new home of the Bureau of Land Management.   The U.S. Interior Department says it plans to choose a Western city as the new headquarters for its vast public lands holdings by the end of September. Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Scott Cameron told Congress on Tuesday ...
    • Regional Housing Needs, Assessment Study Discussed by Garfield County Commissioners
      Glenwood Springs—Jobs are plentiful, housing is not.  That about sums up a recent housing study and needs assessment that encompassed the region stretching from Battlement Mesa to Aspen to Western Eagle County.  David Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Denver-based Economic and Planning Systems conducted the study. He says the region is generating more demand for ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS UNVEIL BRIGHT FUTURE IN 10-1 WIN OVER RAMS
      WEST GLENWOOD(4/9/15) – With playoff hopes all but extinguished by a 1-0 loss at Rifle on Tuesday, hope for the future was kindled two days later when freshman Davis Deaton made his varsity mound debut. The lefthander threw three no-hit innings for a 10-1 non-league win over Roaring Fork, walking only one and striking out ...
    • KMTS Baseball: NIESLANIK POWERS DEMONS TO SPLIT WITH DELTA
      WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/4/15) – If Chase Nieslanik doesn’t have a prom date already, who could possibly refuse the senior lefthander after his walk-off grand slam and 12-strikeout, complete game led Glenwood Springs to a 12-2 win and doubleheader split with Delta Saturday. The Demons (2-6, 2-3 WSL) committed six errors and several other gaffs in ...