From the KMTS News Room:

    • Criminal Charges for Driver in Double Fatality Near Rifle Rifle—The man behind the wheel in last week’s deadly rollover crash north of Rifle that claimed the lives of two local men is facing criminal charges.  40 year old Cody Christopher made his first appearance in Garfield County court yesterday where he was formally charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, assault and DUI.  36 ...
    • Garfield County Men Killed in Crash North of Rifle   Rifle—Two local men were killed in a car crash late Thursday night on a remote road north of the Rifle Correctional facility.  According to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 41 year old Trent Johnson of Glenwood Springs and 36 year old Matthew Smith of Rifle died at the scene of the accident at ...
    • New Colorado Laws Undated—If you were earning minimum wage in Colorado in 2017, you just got a hefty raise as of yesterday. Thanks to a new law that went into effect with the new year, Colorado’s minimum wage went from $7.18 an hour to $10.20 an hour. It’s the first step in a plan approved by voters to ...
    • Bustang Expanding Grand Junction—The popular bus service that connected Glenwood Springs to Denver is getting bigger.  The Colorado Department of Transportation is expanding Bustang bus service to southwest Colorado.  Starting next summer, the eye-catching purple buses equipped with extra amenities will be connecting Grand Junction to Durango and Gunnison to Denver while serving the cities and towns ...
    • Wildfires Burn up Ski Area Budgets Aspen—The next time you complain about buying a lift ticket at your local ski resort, remember one thing; a good chunk of that money is going toward fighting wildfires elsewhere. During the 2017 fiscal year, the White River National Forest, the most popular recreational forest in the nation, shelled out over 20 million dollars to ...
    • Man With Sword Arrested After Attempted Robbery COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A sword-wielding man suspected of robbing a Colorado Springs bank is in custody after a standoff with police in a nearby apartment building. Colorado Springs police Lt. Howard Black says 39-year-old Anthony Hammond faces an aggravated robbery charge after the Tuesday robbery. Black says the suspect entered the bank with a sword ...
    • Increase in Oil and Gas Drilling Activity GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Figures show oil and gas drilling activity in western Colorado is at its highest pace in several years, with no signs of slowing down in 2018. The Daily Sentinel reports Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission data through Dec. 8 shows drilling had begun on 113 wells so far this year ...
    • BLM Relocation a Possibility GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Officials in Western Colorado say they have the perfect place if the federal Bureau of Land Management decides to move its Washington, D.C. headquarters closer to the vast lands it administers. Western Colorado. Mesa County officials hope to lure the BLM. Some 45 percent of Mesa County is managed by the federal ...
    • Colorado “CHIP” Funding Spared Denver—Instead of a letter informing 75,000 kids and pregnant women in Colorado that their health coverage was coming to an end, state lawmakers came through with emergency funds.  The legislature’s Joint Budget Committee unanimously approved spending 9.6 million dollars of state funds to extend “CHIP”, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, possibly through the month of ...
    • Hanging Lake Management Plan Moves Forward Glenwood Springs—615 hikers per day. That’s the maximum number the White River National Forest is sticking with for the Hanging Lake Trail. The forest service released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Hanging Lake Management Plan. District Ranger Aaron Mayville says this year, 184,000 people traversed the steep, rocky trail leading to the pristine waters ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 24th MANNING BACK TO PRACTICE ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Peyton Manning returned to practice Thursday after the Denver Broncos held him out a day earlier because of a minor ankle injury. Joining Manning on the practice field was right tackle Orlando Franklin, who missed last week’s game with a sprained left ankle. Manning would certainly welcome the return of ...
    • Sports, October 22nd 3A SOCCER PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Titans earned the 6th overall seed and will host a four team regional Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The Titans will take on 27th seed Alexander Dawson.  The winner will play either number 11 Manitou Springs or 22nd seed Sheridan High School Saturday afternoon at 1.  Carbondale—The Roaring ...
    • Sports, October 21st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKETS SET   2013 CHSAA Boys Soccer Championships – 2013 3A Bracket Location Various Cities, CO Print Bracket Add Bracket to my site Oct 25First round 1Colorado Academy 32Sterling View Pregame Show Details 16Fort Lupton 17Jefferson View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 6p 8Roaring Fork 25Fountain Valley View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 4p 9Faith Christian 24Telluride View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 1p 5Kent Denver 28Liberty Common View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 3:30p 12Bishop ...
    • Sports, October 18th HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL CHSAA POSTPONES STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Aurora—-The Basalt Lady Longhorns will have to wait until tomorrow to play La Junta in the first round of the State 3A Softball Tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex.  The Colorado High School Athletic Association postponed day one of the tournament due to snow and wet, muddy fields.  The ...
    • Sports, October 17th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE Glenwood Springs at Rifle—-4pm Coal Ridge at Grand Valley—-4pm VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge at Rifle—-6pm COLTS OWNER BACKPEDALS ON MANNING COMMENTS Fox, Polian chide Irsay for criticizing ManningENGLEWOOD (AP) – Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay has backed down a bit after Broncos coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian chided him for comments critical of Peyton ...
    • Sports, October 16th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES VOLLEYBALL Battle Mountain—-3 Coal Ridge——0 Aspen—-3        Basalt—-0 Meeker—-3      Grand Valley—-1 SOCCER Coal Ridge—-10     Moffat County—0 Summit—6       Rifle—–0 Battle Mountain—-2    Basalt——0 Roaring Fork—–6      CRMS—–0 BRONCOS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay has backed down a bit after Broncos coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian chided him for comments critical of Peyton Manning.  Fox used his weekly SiriusXM ...
    • Sports, October 8th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Grand Valley at Coal Ridge—-6pm Roaring Fork at Olathe—-6:30 SOCCER Glenwood at Eagle Valley—-6pm 4pm games—-Rifle at Palisade, Grand Valley at Moffat County, Vail Mtn. School at Roaring Fork, CRMS at Aspen. NUGGETS GUARD CLEARED OF CRIMINAL CHARGES CENTENNIAL (AP) – The domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dropped. Lisa Pinto, a ...
    • Sports, October 7th   HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES FOOTBALL Glenwood—-19    Eagle Valley—-0 Palisade—–28     Rifle—–27 Cedaredge—-27   Roaring Fork—-0 Bayfield—–27     Coal Ridge—–12 Grand Valley—-39      Pagosa Springs—-21 Olathe—–34       Basalt—–0 Gunnison—–14     Aspen—–10 VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—-3    Palisade—–1 Roaring Fork—-3     Cedaredge—-0 Coal Ridge—-3       Olathe——0 SOCCER Eagle Valley——3    Rifle—–0   MLB PLAYOFFS NATIONAL  LEAGUEFinal    Pittsburgh          5    St.  Louis      3Final    L.A.  Dodgers    13    Atlanta          6 NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUEFinal    Baltimore            26    Miami                  23Final    Green  Bay            22    Detroit                9Final    St.  Louis            34    Jacksonville    20Final    Kansas  City        26    ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Overcome Mistakes to Down Devils, 19-0 GYPSUM(10/4/13) — “All kinds of crazy things happened,” Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth said after two fumbles and a bad snap thwarted scoring opportunities, but the Demons still prevailed 19-0 over an outmanned Eagle Valley team. “Our defense played outstanding,” Whitworth said by way of explaining how Glenwood (3-2 Western Slope, 3-3 overall) won its third ...
    • Sports, October 4th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES SOCCER Palisade—-3      Glenwood—-0 Coal Ridge—-4     Rifle——-1 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—-3   Glenwood —-2 Rifle——3       Hotchkiss——0 Coal Ridge—-3    Basalt—–0   FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (All games 7 pm kickoff) Glenwood at Eagle Valley (Gypsum)  Live broadcast on KMTS begins at 6:45 #2 Palisade at #1 Rifle Bayfield at Coal Ridge Pagosa Springs at Grand Valley Basalt at Olathe Aspen at Gunnison ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…. BRONCOS WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT CHAMP ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey ...