From the KMTS News Room:

    • GWS City Council/Arts Center The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week. The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its’ general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how ...
    • Redwine News Conference Prosecutors handling the case against Mark Redwine for the 2012 murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan declined to pinpoint any definitive motive for the killing during a press conference Tuesday. La Plata County District Attorney Christian Champage mentioned the existence of compromising photos of Mark Redwine which were discovered by his son, but he declined to ...
    • Town Moves to Regulate Fracking A front range town has updated its public health and safety code so it can locally regulate the fracking industry. Erie trustees on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing the town to consider complaints against fracking-related odors. The measure is the region’s first step toward local regulation of the fracking industry. The decision comes two weeks after trustees failed ...
    • Colorado Health Care Audit Colorado’s state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019 – but changes to the federal health care law could easily jeopardize that scenario. That’s according to a state audit presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. The audit warns that changes to the Affordable Care Act could cut revenues for the state exchange ...
    • Support for Beating Victim Residents in Eagle are rallying together to support a local woman who was savagely beaten early this week while doing her job as a bartender. Locals have started a GoFundMe account for Dita Richterova, as well as a fund at the Brush Creek Saloon in Eagle where she works. Richterova was the only employee in the bar ...
    • Carbondale Robber Sentenced One of two culprits involved in an armed robbery of a Carbondale convenience store last winter was sentenced in District Court yesterday. 19-year-old Nicholas Ameral was sentenced to 6 years in prison for robbing the Cowen Center Convenience Store at gunpoint back in February along with his cousin Benjamin Weeks. After the hold-up, when the cousins ...
    • Wild Horse Amendment The ongoing battle between advocates for wild horses and those who say the horse population needs to be curbed is likely heading for another showdown if Congress approves revised language in the Interior Department’s 2018 budget that would allow for more horses to be destroyed. An amendment introduced by Representative Chris Stewart of Utah removed language ...
    • Redwine Claims Ignorance During Arrest Bodycam footage released by police in Bellingham, Washington shows Mark Redwine claiming to have no idea why authorities in Colorado would want to have him arrested as officers took him into custody last weekend for the murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan. The 55-year old Redwine had been a potential suspect in his son’s death since ...
    • Navajo Nation Eyes Colorado Land The Navajo Nation has created a committee to look into the purchase of ranchland in Colorado that’s home to two sacred mountains. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye believes the purchase of prime land in Colorado would make the citizens of the Navajo Nation whole. Begaye said on Wednesday that the executive office committee found about 26 square ...
    • Swimmer Drowns An investigation is underway after a 40-year-old man drowned in a lake southwest of Grand Junction this past weekend. Deputy Henry Stoffel with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says the man was on a family outing and was swimming across Enoch Lake when he slipped below the surface Saturday. Stoffel says the lake in Glade Park is ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 7th TODD HELTON SENTENCED FOR DUI DENVER (AP) – Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired.   Helton entered his plea today in an Adams County courtroom in Brighton.Helton was arrested Feb. 6 in Thornton, another suburb. Police ...
    • Sports, May 3rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Craig—The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors Thursday 9 to 2.  Danny Bartels went the full 7 innings in the 9 strikeout, 4 hit perfomance.  The Bears close out the regular season tomorrow with a home doubleheader against Battle Mountain. Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host the second place Delta Panthers tomorrow in the ...
    • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons lost to the Rifle Bears yesterday 11 to 4.  Tristan Quigley earned his third win of the season while Chase Nieslanik suffered the loss. The Demons fell to 3 and 5 in league play and will host Delta this Saturday in a doubleheader home finale at 11 and 1.  ...
    • Sports, May 1st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons lost to Battle Mountain last night 3 to 1.  Glenwood will play for third place in the Western Slope tomorrow night at 5 at CMC’s Spring Valley campus. Battle Mountain earned an automatic birth into the 4A playoffs.  In 3A soccer, the Coal Ridge Lady Titans beat Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, April 30th BASEBALL Edwards—The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies yesterday in Edwards.  The Demons took the first game 11 to 4 and dropped the second contest 5 to 2.  SOCCER Edwards—The Glenwood Lady Demons need to beat Battle Mountain tonight on the turf in Edwards to earn a league-title showdown with the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Rifle Pitching Improves Playoff Prospects @ Eagle Valley GYPSUM (4/27/13) — Rifle baseball coach Troy Phillips couldn’t remember when his team completed a doubleheader in under three hours, but that’s what the Bears did as they swept Eagle Valley behind a pair of complete games by pitchers Danny Bartels and Teig Hauer, 3-1 and 4-1.   Timely hitting and solid defense also played a ...
    • Sports, April 26th   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons earned their first Western Slope League victories yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Summit Tigers, 3 to 2 and 18 to 3.  Chase Nieslanik went the distance on the mound in game one while Willie Salcido pitched all 7 innings in the nightcap. The Basalt Longhorns defeated the ...
    • Sports, April 25th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Lilly McSwain scored half of the goals in Glenwood’s 8 to nothing win over the visiting Eagle Valley Devils last night at Stubler Memorial Field.  The Lady Demons host Rifle tonight at 6 in the league finale. Coal Ridge improved to 8 and 0 in league play with yesterday’s 5-nothing shutout of Basalt.  The ...
    • Sports, April 24th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons suffered an embarrassing, lopsided loss yesterday to the first place Palisade Bulldogs.  The 35 to nothing score was the worst defeat in the history of the Glenwood baseball program.  Tomorrow, the Demons will fight to get back in the win column as the Summit Tigers come to West Glenwood ...
    • Sports, April 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—Three wild pitches and a bases-loaded triple propelled the Rifle Bears to an 11-1 win last night over the Glenwood Demons in 5 innings.  After a shaky start to the game, Bears’ ace Danny Bartels found his control and fastball to shut down the helpless Demon batters.  Bartels struck out a season high ...