From the KMTS News Room:

    • Kane Brown’s “Heaven” is a Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville Kane Brown enjoys the second number one hit of his career this week, as “Heaven” ascends to the top of the country chart. It’s a song that was inspired by Kane missing his fiancée, Katelyn Jae, while he was on tour
    • Bear Suspected in Attack has been Euthanized GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Wildlife officers have killed a bear suspected of attacking a 5-year-old Colorado girl outside her home Sunday. Mike Porras, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said Monday that officers killed a bear seen overnight walking up to a home about a half-mile away from where the girl was attacked. Wildlife ...
    • Teachers back in School PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Students in Pueblo are back in school after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept a new contract. The teachers’ union says its members voted 495-62 for the deal Sunday, ending a strike that shut down most schools in the southern Colorado city last week. It includes a 2 percent cost-of-living increase retroactive ...
    • Colorado Court Reverses Ruling GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – A Colorado appeals court has reversed an earlier ruling on a wrongful death suit by a Montana woman against a Grand Junction hotel and has sent the case back to Mesa County district court for reconsideration. Carol Jozovich claims in her lawsuit that her husband was electrocuted while he was swimming ...
    • Pilot Identified GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The pilot killed in a small plane crash near Denver was a veterinarian and a former search and rescue volunteer. Sixty-seven-year-old Robert D. Marquis was killed Friday night in a crash that happened soon after his Cirrus SR-22 took off from Centennial Airport.
    • Country star trivia Fourteen years ago this month, this 2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year released her debut album, Here for the Party. Can you name this self-proclaimed “Redneck Woman?” ANSWER: Gretchen Wilson
    • Dierks Bentley set to scale “The Mountain” in special late-night, CMA Fest show at the Ryman Dierks Bentley wil play his new album, The Mountain, in its entirety during a special late-night concert Thursday, June 7 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium
    • Randy Travis surprises Carrie Underwood as she celebrates a decade on the Grand Ole Opry It was a busy weekend for Carrie Underwood. Not only did she mentor the top five and perform her new hit, “Cry Pretty,” on American Idol Sunday, she also marked a career milestone Friday night: a decade of Opry membership
    • Jordan Davis debuts on the Grand Ole Opry before hitting the road with Jake Owen and Chris Janson This Friday night, Jordan Davis sets out on his biggest tour so far: the Life’s Whatcha Make It trek with Jake Owen and Chris Janson
    • Maren Morris is “pulling out the stops” to perform “The Middle” on Sunday’s BBMAs The last time Maren Morris was in Las Vegas performing on an awards show, she delivered her country single, “Rich,” on the ACMs. This weekend, she returns to Sin City to perform her pop smash, “The Middle,” with DJ/producer Zedd and electronic duo Grey at the Billboard Music Awards

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: OLD “RIVALS” SPLIT AT RIFLE RIFLE (1-30-14) — “It’s not a rivalry until the underdog wins,” a sage once said. By that measure, the often-virulent Rifle-Glenwood Springs rivalry hasn’t quite regained its former down-and-dirty status, as the Glenwood girls remained unbeaten with a 20-point win, and Roger Walters’ defense-minded Bears had their way with a Glenwood offense, handicapped by ...
    • Sports, January 28th MEDIA CIRCUS AT THE SUPER BOWL NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon’s Pick Boy was in the house.   Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus.  It seems fitting this event was held at a hockey ...
    • 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 ...