From the KMTS News Room:

    • Supreme Court Hears Masterpiece Cake Shop Case Washington, D.C.—A Colorado cake baker and the same-sex couple for whom he declined to make a wedding cake were all at the Supreme Court to witness arguments in the case. Speaking outside of court after the justices heard the case, baker Jack Phillips said the five-year court fight has “been very hard on me and my ...
    • Deadly Oil Rig Fire GREELEY (AP) – One of three maintenance workers injured in an oil site fire in northern Colorado last week has died. The Weld County coroner’s office says 61-year-old George Cottingham of Greeley died Tuesday night. Cottingham and two other maintenance workers were burned at a PDC Energy site about 10 miles east of Galeton. The Greeley ...
    • State Lawmakers Mull Harassment Policies DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s legislative leaders plan to review their procedures on identifying, reporting and addressing workplace harassment after several allegations of sexual misconduct involving lawmakers. Leaders of the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate announced Tuesday the review will involve outside parties in their analysis of the Legislature’s workplace harassment policy. Lawmakers and legislative staff ...
    • Deadly Wildlife Disease Monitored BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Officials in Montana are drafting plans for a special hunt to find out how widely Chronic wasting disease has spread in deer populations. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials hope to get a proposal before the state Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 7. Details that need to be worked out ...
    • Garfield County Literacy Outreach Helping Immigrants Become Citizens Glenwood Springs—A lot of immigrants in the Roaring Fork Valley are working hard to learn English and become United States citizens. Martha Fredendall heads up Garfield County Literacy Outreach and says there’s a growing number of folks willing to take several classes and tackle some challenging tests. She says classes are full right now there’s ...
    • More Newborns in Colorado Addicted to Opioids Colorado Springs—An alarming number of newborns in Colorado are starting life addicted to heroin, painkillers and other opioids. According to the Colorado Health Department, between 2010 and 2015, the state’s newborn opioid addiction rate jumped from two births out of 1,000 to 3.6, an 83 percent increase. The worst numbers came from Parkview Medical Center ...
    • Iowa Murder Suspect Busted in Rifle Rifle—A man wanted for murdering his wife over 17 years ago in Iowa was taken into custody in Rifle yesterday.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 52 year old Michael Lee Syperda was arrested at an apartment on Coal Mine Avenue in North Rifle.  Investigators with the Garfield County Threat Assessment Team, ...
    • Colorado’s “Move Over Law” Strictly Enforced Denver— More than 2,200 drivers in Colorado have been ticketed over the past year for failing to change lanes when passing emergency vehicles with lights flashing. This total comes one year after State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue was struck and killed by a truck while investigating a crash on I-25. Donahue’s death prompted passage of the “Move Over ...
    • Sage Grouse Plans Reconsidered BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans ...
    • New Castle Tax Question Still Up in the Air New Castle—It’s been 10 days since election day and New Castle’s vehicle tax ballot question has yet to be decided. According to Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico, the one-time, 3.5% use tax is deadlocked at 440 votes. She says according to statute, if a recount shows it’s still tied, the question fails. A ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 17th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE SOCCER 4pm—Coal Ridge at Delta,  Battle Mountain at Rifle,  Roaring Fork at Vail Mountain, Palisade at Glenwood Springs. 4:30—Basalt at Grand Valley VOLLEYBALL 6pm—Palisade at Glenwood Springs,  Rifle at Coal Ridge. 6:30—Aspen at Roaring Fork SOFTBALL 4pm—Rifle at Delta,  Grand Valley at Eagle Valley.   HELTON SAYS FAREWELL, LEAD ROCKIES TO WIN OVER CARDS Denver—(AP) Todd Helton started his final homestand ...
    • Sports, September 16th BRONCOS WIN BIG IN “MANNING BOWL 3” EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Peyton Manning again beat younger brother Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Denver Broncos past the New York Giants 41-23 on Sunday.   The older Manning is 3-0 in the NFL against his sibling, with the other two victories coming when Peyton was ...
    • Sports, September 16th WESTERN SLOPE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES Delta 34 @ Eagle Valley 14 Final Palisade 47 @ Montezuma Cortez 0 Final Rifle 13 @ Glenwood Springs 7 Final Western Slope Steamboat Springs 57 @ Moffat County 15 Final 2A SCORES   Aspen 21 @ Pagosa Springs 14 Final Basalt 6 @ Bayfield 8 Final Gunnison 31 ...
    • KMTS Football: RIFLE BARELY BEATS DEMONS, 13-7 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/13/13) — Evrett Marr pounded the turf in despair after dropping a fourth-down pass with under 15 seconds left, ending an heroic upset effort by his Glenwood Springs team on a Friday the 13th that saw the visiting Rifle Bears fortunate to escape with a 13-7 victory. Had Marr been able to hold onto ...
    • Sports, September 13th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES SOCCER Battle Mountain—6     Glenwood Springs—0 Eagle Valley—–4        Rifle—-0 Vail Mountain—-6     Grand Valley—–2 Roaring Fork——1    Delta—–1 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—3    Glenwood Springs—–0 Coal Ridge—–3     Moffat County—–0 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Glenwood welcomes the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight for a league matchup.  Kick off at 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Olathe come to Parachute to take on Grand ...
    • Sports, September 12th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE VOLLEYBALL Three matches will be played tonight at 6 o’clock including Glenwood at Eagle Valley, Basalt at Rifle and Moffat County at Coal Ridge. SOCCER Delta plays at Roaring Fork at 4.  At 4:30, Grand Valley hosts Vail Mountain.  Glenwood and Battle Mountain square off at 6 in Edwards while at 7 the Rifle Bears ...
    • Sports, September 11th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—4   Eagle Valley—-2 Rifle—-3   Moffat County—–1 Roaring Fork—-5    Aspen—–2 CRMS—-2   Basalt—–1 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3  Hotchkiss—–0 Grand Valley—-3   Rifle—-2 NFL / BRONCOS BAILEY AND WOODYARD DOUBTFUL FOR GIANTS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Cornerback Champ Bailey worked on a side field with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson during the Denver Broncos’ practice Wednesday, and middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard also was held out. ...
    • Sports, September 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at 6.  CRMS visits Basalt at 4. VOLLEYBALL Rifle welcomes Grand Valley tonight at 6:30   Roaring Fork takes on Hotchkiss at 6:30 in Carbondale. SOFTBALL Rifle will take on Palisade this afternoon at 4 at Deerfield Park.   Grand Valley plays a doubleheader against the Grand Junction JV squad at 3. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San ...
    • Sports, September 6th GLENWOOD DEMONS LOSE LEAGUE OPENER TO PALISADE Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons lost to the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs last night at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction 34-18.   Senior quarterback Travis Lundin threw a touchdown pass to Everett Marr in the closing seconds of the game for the Demons’ first TD of the season.  Glenwood fell to ...
    • Sports, September 5th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons open the league season tonight against the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.  The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and on mobile devices via the Tune In radio app. BRONCOS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES WITH SEASON OPENER Denver—The Denver Broncos kick off the ...