From the KMTS News Room:

    • Caucuses Set for Tuesday Garfield County—Tomorrow begins what is expected to be a contentious, lively mid-term election year. It’s caucus day in Colorado when the two major political parties choose their delegates for next month’s party assemblies.  Given the hot, political climate and the divide between the two parties seemingly growing larger, the Democrats are expected to fight hard ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Coal Ridge, Glenwood Boys Bow Out at Home PEACH VALLEY (3/3/18) – The home court advantage wasn’t enough as the Coal Ridge Titans, ranked third in the 3A state basketball playoffs, having won twelve straight and gone undefeated through the Western Slope League season, lost the regional championship game to No. 14 Denver Manual, 80-77. After a closely contested opening quarter, the Thunderolts, behind ...
    • Colorado River Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A local firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, says she has been subject to pornography and gender-related insults. Taylor also says she has been restricted ...
    • Green River to Front Range Water Pipeline Proposed GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man has brought back a disputed proposal to pipe water from the Green River watershed several miles to Colorado’s Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins has filed for a water right with the state of Utah for the project, which would involve diverting water from the Green River ...
    • Defense Attorney Jailed for Refusing to Testify in Death Penalty Case DENVER (AP) – A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment, has been jailed since Monday after repeatedly refusing to answer questions about her ...
    • Two Die In Ski / Snowboard Accidents Sunday DENVER (AP) – Two people are dead in skiing and snowboarding accidents in Colorado. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says a skier collided with a tree at Keystone Resort on Sunday. The skier, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to the hospital but later pronounced dead. Later in the day, a snowboarder died in the backcountry ...
    • Denver May Consider Bid for 2030 Olympics DENVER (AP) – Over 40 years after becoming the first city to walk away from an Olympic bid, Denver is considering whether to try to again to host the Winter Games. Questions about the environmental impact, huge costs and logistics killed Denver’s plans to host the 1976 Olympics. But the leader of the committee exploring a ...
    • NEWS LITTLETON (AP) – Residents have been asked to stay inside and some schools have been placed on tighter security as authorities investigate a report of shots fired. Deputies are searching the area in and around a shopping center Friday morning but the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said it hasn’t been able to confirm yet whether ...
    • Hanging Lake Management Plan Adopted by Forest Service Glenwood Springs—After nearly six years in the making, the Hanging Lake Area Management Plan is being adopted and implemented by the White River National Forest. Officials decided to go with Alternative 2, which will  limit daily capacity on the increasingly popular trail to 615.  The maximum number will be enforced year-round through a fee-based reservation ...
    • Oil and Gas Commission Director Steps Down Denver—The head of one of Colorado’s most influential government boards has resigned. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore plans to return to the private sector effective March 2nd. Julie Murphy, the Assistant Director for Energy and Minerals at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources will step in as the new director of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 26th WELKER BACK IN PRACTICE, MAY NOT PLAY VS. RAIDERS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Wes Welker returned to the Denver Broncos’ practice field on Christmas Day for the first time since suffering his second concussion on Dec. 8.He was allowed to participate on a limited basis according to the league’s concussion protocol. Also returning to practice was defensive ...
    • Sports, December 19th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears girl’s and boy’s teams will take on the Bulldogs tonight at Palisade High School in the Palisade Invitational.  The girls tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30 The Glenwood Demons can finish out 2013 with perfect 3 and 0 league records if they can get past the Steamboat ...
    • Sports, December 18th SCHAUB TO START AGAINST BRONCOS HOUSTON (AP) – Matt Schaub will start at quarterback for an injured Case Keenum on Sunday against Denver when the Houston Texans try to end a 12-game skid.  Schaub, who was benched after six games, will start for the first time since Oct. 13. Keenum has an injury to a ligament ...
    • Sports, December 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons girls and boys defeated the visiting Summit Tigers last night at Chavez-Spencer Gynasium 64-19 and 65-39 respectively.  Both the girls and boys remain undefeated in the young season.  The Lady Demons are 2 and 0 in league play and 5 and 0 overall.  The Glenwood boys are also 2 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS TEAMS STAY UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/16/13) — Second-half defense keyed a pair of league wins over Summit as the Glenwood boys and girls teams remained undefeated, running their combined record to 11-0 to start the season and 2-0 in Western Slope games. GLENWOOD GIRLS 64, EAGLE VALLEY 19 The girls ran into no resistance from a Summit team that ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS WIN TOURNEY, GO 9-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/14/13) — In an unprecedented 21st Century beginning to their seasons, the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams are a combined 9-0 after repeat victories over Eagle Valley to win the Demon Invitational Saturday. GLENWOOD GIRLS 45, EAGLE VALLEY 33 The tables turned on the Lady Demons compared to their 21-point WSL win ...
    • Sports, December 12th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boy’s team hosts the Aspen Skiers tonight at 7 to kick off the annual Demon Invitational tournament at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.   The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals, coming off an 80 point win over Aspen the other night, will take on Manuel tonight at 6 at the Holy Family Tip-Off tournament in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS WIN LEAGUE OPENERS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/10/13) — Unusual as it is to play a league opener in the second game of the season, both Glenwood’s boys and girls basketball teams were more than ready, each defeating Eagle Valley by more than 20 points and showing noticeable improvement from victories in their season debuts. “I’m happy to see ...
    • Sports, December 9th BRONCOS BREAK RECORDS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH DENVER (AP) – Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The temperature was 14 degrees when Prater kicked his record ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DEBUT WITH COAL RIDGE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/6/13) — Both Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls teams got off to sizable early leads and withstood second-half runs to defeat Coal Ridge in the Demons’ 2013-14 basketball season openers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 57, COAL RIDGE 45 Jordan DeCrow picked up two fouls in a scoreless first quarter, but coach Jacky Gaddis gambled on keeping ...