From the KMTS News Room:

    • Boulder Police Close Investigation due to Test Equipment Interference
      BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Police have closed their investigation into whether several female students at the University of Colorado were drugged at parties because of a problem with blood samples taken from some of the alleged victims. Blood samples were taken from three of the six women who believed they were drugged on Oct. 17 ...
    • Dog Survives on it’s Own for Three Months
      DENVER (AP) – A Colorado dog is back home after surviving in and around a mountain town for over three months.  Prince escaped after owner Kari Yarbrough of Colorado Springs was in a car crash near Buena Vista on Oct. 22 and she was taken to jail failing to appear at court hearing. She searched ...
    • Aggressive Mountain Lions have been Caught
      (AP) – Wildlife officials have trapped and killed five mountain lions near Glenwood Springs after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials trapped and killed the mountain lions last month.  Area wildlife manager Perry Will says four of the animals were believed to be a mother and her grown kittens. ...
    • Water Managers Working to Complete Drought Plan
      Flagstaff, AZ—Water managers in Arizona and California say they’re confident they’ll get the work done needed to complete a drought plan. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Friday that the two states missed a federal deadline to finish the plan to combat a shrinking supply of Colorado River water. Arizona passed legislation Thursday approving the authorization of ...
    • Governor says Full Day Kindergarten will not be Temporary
      DENVER (AP) – Gov. Jared Polis says he’s confident the state can ensure full-day kindergarten funding in the years ahead. Polis told the Joint Education Committee on Wednesday that saving reserve funds for schools, higher local property taxes and dedicated work by legislators will ensure that instituting full-day funding won’t be a temporary experiment.
    • Craig’s Christmas Eve Fire Appears to have been Started by the Fire’s Victim
      CRAIG (AP) – Authorities believe a Colorado boy who died in a Christmas Eve fire at his house likely sparked the blaze himself.  Police Capt. Bill Leonard says materials found in the bedroom of 3-year-old Lane Ernest Cullen in Craig suggest he had been playing with fire.  He said the case is being sent to ...
    • Colorado Income Tax Reduction has been Rejected
      DENVER (AP) – Senate Democrats have rejected a GOP proposal to reduce Colorado’s individual and corporate income tax rate. The proposal, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Rep. Rod Pelton, had won initial support in a tweet from Colorado’s new Democratic governor, Jared Polis.
    • Former Colorado Dentist Pleads Guilty
      FRISCO (AP) – A former Colorado dentist accused of illegally distributing prescriptions for sedatives and painkillers has pleaded guilty.  42-year-old Bonifacio Guillena pleaded guilty Monday in a Summit County court to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A former employee at Guillena’s dental practice in Silverthorne told police in March 2018 that Guillena ...
    • Clean Up Continues Near Parachute
      Parachute– Two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities near Parachute has crews busy doing clean up.  A buried natural gas gathering line owned by Bargath,  ruptured last week north of Parachute.  Williams says its surface water monitoring results indicate it has stopped contaminants from continuing to reach Parachute Creek.  According to the Colorado Oil and ...
    • Fewer Students Enrolled in Colorado Public Schools
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado public schools recorded their smallest increase in student numbers in nearly 30 years. According to figures released by the state department of education 1,256 more preschool through 12th grade students were counted in October 2018 than the previous year for a total statewide enrollment of over 911,500 students. The increase from the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Glenwood Boys Shot Out of State Tourney by Green Mountain
      LAKEWOOD (2/27/14) — The “Redemption Tour” closed on the road as the Glenwood Springs boys, given a second chance through an at-large bid to the 4A state tournament, ran into a sizzling Green Mountain team and lost 80-54. After losing two straight and failing to secure one of the six spots from the Western ...
    • Sports, February 26th
      GIRLS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES Rifle beat Sierra 47-38 to advance to the round of 32.   The Lady Bears will take on the top-seeded Eagles of Broomfield this Friday night.   Elsewhere in 4A girl’s action, Palisade beat Niwot 63-36 and will take on Pueblo West Friday night.   The second-seeded Glenwood Lady Demons will play the Lady ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Craig Denney Presents District Championship to Lady Demons
      GRAND JUNCTION (2/22/14) — As if winning a district championship wasn’t enough for the Glenwood Lady Demons, their courageous and much-loved athletic director, Craig Denney, was on hand to present the trophy after a hard-fought 41-37 win over Montrose at Colorado Mesa University Saturday. The Rifle boys came up short in their bid for the ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls, Rifle Boys Move Into District Finals
      GRAND JUNCTION (2/21/14) — A tale of two halves, to borrow a phrase from Dickens, provided much drama in the semi-final round of the Western Slope League district tournament Friday at Colorado Mesa University before the Glenwood girls and Rifle boys won closely contested games to advance to their respective championships on Saturday. GLENWOOD ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls, Both Rifle Teams Advance
      PALISADE/GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/14) — Three local teams won a place in the 4A state tournament by winning their first-round games in the Western Slope League District Tournament, held at Colorado Mesa University and Palisade High School. The number-one seed Glenwood Lady Demons scored a season-high 74 points in dismantling 8th-seeded Durango. The Rifle ...
    • Sports, February 19th
      SOCHI, Russia (AP) – It will be Team USA and Canada in the men’s hockey semifinals. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.  Canada advanced ...
    • Sports, February 18th
      SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The U.S. now has 20 medals at the Winter Olympics. The most recent came in men’s ski halfpipe as David Wise of Northstar, Calif., won the gold. The winner of three straight Winter X Games titles, the 23-year old scored a 92 on his first run through heavy snow to secure ...
    • 2014 Western Slope League 4A Boys Basketball District Playoff Bracket
      Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 #1 Rifle (15-3) Won 42-36     CMU 7:30PM     #8 Cortez (6-13)  Rifle (16-3) Won 52-33     CMU 7:30PM   #4 Steamboat (15-5)  Palisade (13-8)   Palisade HS 4:30PM    Rifle (17-3) Lost 35-28 #5 Palisade (12-8)    CMU 11:30AM      Durango (14-6) #3 Glenwood Springs (15-5) Lost 51-56     Palisade HS 7:30 PM     #6 Montrose (8-11)  Montrose (9-11)     CMU 4:30PM   #7 Delta (10-10)  Durango (13-6)   CMU 4:30PM     #2 Durango (12-6)    
    • 2014 Western Slope League 4A Girls Basketball District Playoff Bracket
      Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 #1 Glenwood (19-1) Won 74-43     CMU 6:00PM     #8 Durango (7-11)  Glenwood (20-1)  Won 43-29     CMU 6:00PM   #4 Eagle Valley (12-8)    Rifle (10-9)   Palisade HS 3:00PM    Glenwood Springs (21-1) Won 41-37 #5 Rifle (9-9)   Won 52-33    CMU 10:00AM      Montrose (15-7) #3 Montrose (13-7) Won 42-39     Palisade HS 6:00 PM     #6 Steamboat (11-9)  Montrose (14-7) Won 30-27     CMU 3:00PM   #7 Delta (9-11)     CMU 3:00PM     #2 Palisade (13-7)    
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Demons Fall in Battle of Unbeatens to Mesa Ridge
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/15/14) — The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons finally have the opportunity to learn from a loss. In their 20th and last game of the regular season, the Demons gave another undefeated team, second-ranked Mesa Ridge from Colorado Springs a four-quarter battle before falling 62-53. “There’s no negative tonight,” Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis said after ...