From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Colorado Flu Season Winding Down DENVER (AP) – The state epidemiologist says the influenza season in Colorado likely has peaked. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the record will likely fall before the end of February, but plenty of flu is still going around. The Denver Post reports that the state is on a record-setting pace.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 14th MANNING IN UNIFORM ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is back on the practice field for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for an AFC West showdown against Kansas City. The Denver quarterback missed Wednesday’s practice while his sore right ankle heals, but he was out with his teammates and in uniform Thursday. Manning had an MRI ...
    • Sports, November 13th GLENWOOD / DELTA TAILGATE PARTY IN THE WORKS Glenwood Springs—Interest and excitement about a tailgate celebration prior to the Glenwood Demons’ quarterfinal playoff game against Delta at Stubler Memorial Field is growing.  Parents, boosters and fans will join KMTS for a live broadcast and plenty of pregame chow this Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  The 19th ...
    • Sports, November 12th WHAT THE FOX SAY…”I’M COMING BACK” ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Fox said Tuesday that he plans on returning to the sideline this season. Fox is recovering from heart surgery for a genetic defect.  In a conference call with media in Denver, he said, “My goal and dream is to be there before the conclusion of ...
    • Sports, November 11th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GLENWOOD TO HOST DELTA IN QUARTERFINAL GAME Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons, winners of 8 straight games, including last Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over the 5th seeded Elizabeth Cardinals, will host the Delta Panthers in a quarterfinal showdown this weekend.  Game time is set for 1 o’clock Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field but KMTS will ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Into 2nd Round, 14-13 over Elizabeth ELIZABETH (11/9/13) – “I knew I was throwing to Cole, and he would get it,” Glenwood’s Travis Lundin said after a pivotal 4th quarter reception by wide receiver Cole Adams helped propel the Demons into the second round of the 3A state football playoffs, 14-13 at Elizabeth Saturday. Glenwood (8-3), seeded 12th will host 13th seeded ...
    • Sports, November 7th AVS LOSE TO PREDATORS DENVER (AP) – Colin Wilson had two goals and two assists, Viktor Stalberg added a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.Craig Smith and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Predators, who stopped Colorado’s six-game winning streak.Matt Duchene had a goal and two ...
    • Sports, November 5th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER/3A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED Peach Valley—Enrique Bucio was named the Player of the Year for leading the Coal Ridge Titans soccer team to the state quarterfinals this season.  Bucio is a junior and will be a key part of the team that expects to make a return trip to the state tournament next ...
    • Sports, November 4th VOLLEYBALL/3A STATE TOURNAMENT Denver—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans will play their first state tournament match this Friday morning at 9:30 against Holy Family.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th out of 12 teams competing for a state title and are in Pool 4 along with 4th seed Platte Valley.  Coal Ridge will play Platte Valley at 12:30.  ...
    • KMTS Football: GLENWOOD WINS 7th STRAIGHT, WILL PLAY ELIZABETH GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/1/13) — And now, the playoffs actually begin. Before Glenwood Springs methodically sent winless Battle Mountain into the offseason 48-7 with the Demons’ seventh straight victory, Rocky Whitworth reiterated the gospel, according to the GSHS coaching staff: “We’re the longest running playoff team in history,” he said. “It’s do-or-die again; we’ve been ...
    • Sports, November 1st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans battle The Classical Academy tonight at 7 in Colorado Springs.  Coal Ridge is looking to advance to the final four for the first time school history. VOLLEYBALL The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals tip off a busy weekend in regional playoff volleyball.  Grand Valley’s first match at 4 is against the host ...