From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hickenlooper Staunch on Death Penalty
      (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’d suspend the federal death penalty if elected president. Hickenlooper made his pledge in a CNN town hall.
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Snow-pack
      Basalt—Two weeks ago the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed was 116% of normal.  Today it’s at 158%.  According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the all-important snow water equivalent (SWE) saw a big jump at all Sno-Tel sites in the watershed with an average increase of 3.5%.  The snowpack at the ...
    • Man Kidnapped & Tortured in Eagle County
      Edwards, CO/Kansas City, MO.—Three  men who kidnapped and tortured a man at a home in Edwards over a missing duffel bag filled with drug money are going to prison.  The victim, who’s name is being withheld, was assaulted with a hammer and tip snips while his captors tried to get information out of him. Authorities ...
    • RE-2 Superintendent Retiring
      Rifle—One more year and he’ll call it a career. Garfield Re-2 School Superintendent Brent Curtice announced that next year will be his 38th and final year in education.  Curtice began his stint with Garfield Re-2 in exactly three years ago. Prior to that, he was the superintendent of schools in Moffat County. Colorado’s 2004 “Principal ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff Opposed to the “Red Flag” Bill
      Glenwood Springs—Like most of his law enforcement colleagues in Colorado, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is opposed to the so-called “Red Flag” bill that aims to keep guns out of the hands of people considered a danger to themselves or others. Some counties and sheriffs are threatening to defy the law by declaring themselves as ...
    • Federal Restrictions on Sage Grouse Habitat Lifted
      Billings, Montana—The federal government has finalized changes to land use plans for Colorado and 10 other western states to ease energy industry restrictions  in a way officials say will protect the Greater Sage Grouse.  Environmentalists say the changes will undermine protections for the ground-dwelling bird. Acting Bureau of Land Management Director Brian Steed says the ...
    • “Bomb Cyclone” is Similar to a Hurricane
      DENVER (AP) – Meteorologists say the storm raging across the West and Midwest was caused by a sudden and severe drop in air pressure called a “bomb cyclone” or “bombogenesis.” Low air pressure is how meteorologists measure the strength of a storm, and this is the strongest in Colorado since at least 1950. Pressure readings ...
    • Members Durango City Government Accused of Violating State Laws
      DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – A Durango resident has accused the city’s manager and four city councilors of using city resources to advocate for a tax increase. The Durango Herald reports John Simpson has filed a complaint with Durango City Clerk Amy Phillips, alleging Mayor Sweetie Marbury; city councilors Chris Bettin, Dean Brookie and Dick White; ...
    • Hospital Expenditures Must Now be Disclosed
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Senate has tentatively endorsed bipartisan legislation requiring hospitals to disclose many of their expenditures in an effort to help lower health care costs. The Senate voted Wednesday to approve the bill.
    • Spring 2019 Issues and Answers
      

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Corral Mustangs; State Championship In Sight
      RIFLE (11/22/14) – For the Rifle Bears, “It’s always fun to practice on Thanksgiving,” coach Damon Wells said after his team’s 35-7 semi-final win over Ft. Morgan insured the fourth trip in eleven years to the 3A state championship game. Turkey week practices mean the Bears (12-1) are one of two teams still playing, the other ...
    • Sports
      POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—Several members of the Glenwood Springs High School Football team have been honored by coaches around the 3A Western Slope League At Wednesday night’s banquet, four Demon players earned 1st Team All Conference recognition;  Everett Marr, Sam Carmer, Matt Osier and Christian Gonzalez.  Five others were named to ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE OVERCOMES ROOSEVELT IN THE SNOW TO REACH SEMI-FINALS
      JOHNSTOWN(11-15-14) — Two large electric heaters on the homefield sideline didn’t help the number three-ranked Roosevelt Rough Riders whose offense never did warm up as the sixth-ranked Rifle Bears broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns, advancing to the 3A state semifinals, 15-0. Snow plows were on the field ...
    • Sports
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Johnstown—The 6th seeded Rifle Bears (10-1) are on the road to battle the number 3 seed and 10-1 Roughriders of Roosevelt High School Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The winner will advance to next week’s semifinal showdown with either Evergreen or Fort Morgan.  KMTS will be on hand with live, play-by-play coverage ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fade After Fast Start, Fall to Evergreen, 24-7
      LAKEWOOD (11/8/14) – The undefeated champ took a first-quarter body blow from the challenger, but Evergreen steadied itself to score 24 unanswered points and defeat Glenwood Springs, 24-7, in the first round of the 3A football playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood Saturday. The Cougars (11-0), who averaged nearly 40 points a game in sailing through ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Keep Playoff Hopes Alive at Steamboat
      STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(10/31/14) – “We knew we had to win by a couple of touchdowns to get into the playoffs,” Glenwood Springs senior Evrett Marr said after his 8-yard catch in the fourth quarter provided that two-score margin in a 42-28 win at Steamboat Springs. Coming into the game, the Sailors (4-6, 2-5 WSL) had been outscored ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS PASS BY DEMONS IN BATTLE FOR FIRST PLACE
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/24/14)– Because the Rifle Bears averaged nearly 300 yards per game in earning a share of the top spot in the Western Slope League with Glenwood Springs and Palisade, the Demon defenders were understandably focused on stopping the run in their showdown at Stubler Memorial Friday night. But it was a pair ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Prosence Runs Through Summit for 4 TDs in Glenwood Win
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/17/14) – In his senior year, Luke Prosence exchanged the rugby scrum for the Glenwood Springs football huddle. But the straight-ahead running style that resulted in four touchdowns and 244 yards in a 29-7 short-handed victory over Summit “comes from rugby,” Prosence said. Without two of his regular backfield mates on offense, Prosence carried the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Delta Blasts Demons in Final Quarter, 39-10
      GS@Delta FB 10-10-14 DELTA – A first-half duel between two of the Western Slope League’s up-and-coming stars, was upstaged by a 93-yard kick return to start the second half by Delta, then turned into a fourth-quarter rout when the Panthers scored three times for a 39-10 victory. Delta (5-2, 3-1 WSL), which eliminated Glenwood 13-9 in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SHUTS DOWN EAGLE VALLEY, 42-0
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/3/14) – With the Devils knocking on the Demons’ Homecoming door, the Glenwood defense dug in for a four-down stop inside the ten yard line, and though the stand came just a few minutes into the second quarter, it proved critical in what turned out to be a 42-0 victory waltz. Before the goal-line ...