From the KMTS News Room:

    • State Lawmakers Consider Misconduct Rules DENVER (AP) – Separating legislative leaders from the disciplinary process for sexual and workplace harassment is one recommendation for Colorado lawmakers. A report by a Denver-based employment law firm presented Thursday also calls for public release of both investigative results and disciplinary decisions involving lawmakers accused of misconduct. Lawmakers commissioned the report after several sexual ...
    • Fund Management Feud at CU BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado says it’s moving a majority of funds managed by the university’s student government over to the vice chancellor for student affairs. Chancellor Phil DiStefano says the university wants to take the burden of managing the funds off the student government. The student government says the decision violates university ...
    • Blagg Guilty Again Golden—For the second time in 14 years, Michael Blagg has been found guilty of murdering his wife Jennifer in Grand Junction. A jury in Golden delivered the verdict this morning after deliberating for three days. Blagg was first convicted of killing Jennifer in Mesa County in 2004 but 10 years later his conviction was overturned ...
    • Governor Pardons Convicts Denver—DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has pardoned 17 people he says have served their time, rebuilt their lives and are contributing to their communities. His clemency decisions affect individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses and other crimes – most of them committed decades ago. One burglary case dates to 1963. The convictions made ...
    • Blagg Murder Trial Golden— (AP) – A former FBI agent believes Jennifer Blagg wasn’t killed by her husband Michael, but by a child predator targeting her 6-year-old daughter Abby. John Larsen testified in the second murder trial of Michael Blagg, who is accused of killing his wife Jennifer in 2001. Michael Blagg says he came home from work ...
    • Tri-County Health Study Glenwood Springs—Every year, Colorado is ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation.  However, a recent board of health study of the tri-county area of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties showed there are several aspects to overall health that often get overlooked.  Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long helped coordinate a community ...
    • Garfield County Supports Natural Gas Market Study Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a $5,000.00 contribution to help fund a Colorado Mesa University study that aims to explore other markets for natural gas. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the study is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Wyoming, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The CMU report will include analysis of interstate efforts ...
    • Garfield County Mosquito Program Glenwood Springs—$170,000.00 is a small price to keep mosquitoes under control in Garfield County.  County vegetation manager Steve Anthony is in charge of the annual mosquito control program.  It was implemented in 2004 to combat West Nile virus and covers 50 square miles, 34 of which are in unincorporated Garfield County.  Anthony says a few ...
    • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...
    • Lift-Up Director Dies Glenwood Springs—When she was hired as the new executive director of Lift Up last October, she called it her “dream job.”  Amy Barr has died after a battle with cancer.  Prior to taking the helm at Lift Up five months ago, Barr’s reputation as a tireless, dedicated, devoted non-profit worker was well known across western ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Complete 6-0 District Tourney “Preview” GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/14) – “A District Tournament” preview — that’s what Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock called the Demons 3-games-in-3-days gauntlet, and with some fourth-quarter heroics, both girls and boys teams made it through unscathed, sweeping Summit and Eagle Valley on the road and surviving a severe challenge by Steamboat Springs in Saturday afternoon’s finales ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Seniors & Young Guns Lead Glenwood Over Eagle GYPSUM (1/24/14) — Senior leadership and young guns firing down the stretch saved the Glenwood boys from near defeat at Eagle Valley, as they climbed out of a 12-point hole for a 43-41 win. A career scoring night for senior Laura McDermott helped the Lady Demons avoid a second-half collapse that saw most ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Sweep at Summit FRISCO (1/23/14) — “It’s good to be back,” Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock said. “Back to playing defense, relaxed and playing loose,” and back into the win column after two league losses with an impressive second-half leading to a 58-45 win at Summit. The undefeated Glenwood girls dispensed with any suspense ...
    • Sports, January 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Frisco—The Glenwood Demons are back in action tonight taking on the Summit Tigers in Summit County. The 11-0 Lady Demons play first at 5:30 with the boy’s team tipping off at 7. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. WRESTLING Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host a triangular tonight with Eagle Valley and Steamboat ...
    • Sports, January 22nd NO X GAMES FOR THE FLYING TOMATO ASPEN (AP) – Shaun White is out again for the Winter X Games. After making the trip to Aspen, even making a practice run or two, the 13-time X Games snowboarding titlist decided against competing this week.  He had originally said he was out, then changed his mind ...
    • Sports, January 20th LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas oddsmakers believe this Super Bowl is one of the most evenly matched ever. Bettors seemed to favor the Denver Broncos early, though, and sports books quickly adjusted their lines to make Denver anywhere from pick ’em to a 2-point favorite to win. Some sports books made the Seattle Seahawks ...
    • KMTS Basketball: ASPEN BOYS RALLY TO STAY UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE OLATHE (1/18/14) — Down by 8 points late in the third quarter to a winless Olathe boys team, the Aspen Skiers had to charge hard down the stretch to remain unbeaten in Western Slope League play, 49-37, Saturday. The night before, Aspen (7-2, 6-0 WSL) battled mightily at Roaring Fork to escape with a 39-36 victory. ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GS Girls Hold Off Palisade Challenge; Boys Stumble GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/17/14) — Resplendent as usual in the opposition’s colors, Glenwood Springs coach Jacky Gaddis, though delighted her girls held off a challenge from Palisade to remain undefeated, had a higher standard in mind after the first win by less than double-digits Friday night. Meanwhile, the Demon boys are hoping a fourth-quarter rally ...
    • Sports, January 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood will host Palisade at 6 and 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS and KMTS.com. Delta plays at Rifle at 6 and 7:30.    Coal Ridge plays at Cedaredge, Grand Valley travels to Gunnison and Roaring Fork welcomes Aspen to Carbondale tonight.  NBA/NUGGETS Denver—The Denver Nuggets go for their third ...
    • Sports, January 14th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood at Grand Junction Central 5:30 / 7   Both games broadcast live on KMTS. Palisade at Rifle  6 / 7:30 Grand Valley at Coal Ridge  5:30 / 7 WORLD CUP SKIING FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used an impeccable first run to lead the field by an impressive 0.90 seconds at a World Cup ...