From the KMTS News Room:

    • Man Pulls Knife in GWS Park Glenwood Springs police had to respond with at least a bit of force to Centennial Park in the downtown business district yesterday afternoon after they received a report that a homeless man had pulled a knife on another man during an argument in the park. When officers arrived, they found a man who matched the description ...
    • Accidental Bear Spray When heading into Colorado’s great outdoors, it always good to be prepared in case you run into a bear. But for one local tourist this past weekend, her protection apparently kicked in just a little too early. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s office says that the college-aged woman was one of a number of visitors that were ...
    • Marijuana Taxes Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for three and a half years now, and the state recently reached a milestone in regard to the taxes that are assessed on the sales of pot. In May, tax revenue from pot sales officially reached $500 million dollars. A new report released this week detailed the major beneficiaries ...
    • Woman Pleads Not Guilty in GWS Murder A WOMAN WHO WAS INITIALLY CHARGED AS AN ACCESSORY TO A SHOOTING DEATH IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS LAST YEAR, WAS IN DISTRICT COURT YESTERDAY TO ENTER A PLEA – THIS TIME CHARGED AS AN ACCOMPLICE AND FACING A CHARGE OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. MICHELLE CASTILLO PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN THE DEATH OF BLANCA SALAS-JURADO, WHO WAS FOUND WITH ...
    • Loma Gun Heist Arrest INVESTIGATORS WITH THE MESA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAY THAT A GRAND JUNCTION TEEN IS FACING CHARGES RELATED TO A GUN AND AMMUNITION HEIST IN THE TOWN OF LOMA LAST WINTER. 18-YEAR-OLD STEVEN TYLER COOK IS ACCUSED OF USING A TORCH TO BREAK INTO A GUN SAFE AND STEAL NEARLY $17,000 WORTH OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION BACK ...
    • Suspect in Blue Lake Deaths Arrested in Florida A 23 year old man is in custody in Florida, following an almost 4 month long investigation. According to a press release from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Samuel Brunelus was connected to capsules of Carfentanil, which were found near 26 year old Michael Martinez’ and 30 year old Camillo Sanchez’ bodies in a Blue ...
    • Steamboat Bike Accident A 64-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in a weekend bicycle crash in Steamboat Springs. Police Commander Annette Dopplick says it appears the man lost control of his bike early Sunday afternoon and went over the handlebars. Nobody saw the crash, but people heard it and immediately called 911. The man was taken to a hospital ...
    • Construction Jobs There’s good news for Colorado job-seekers – if they’re willing to get sweaty doing some old-fashioned manual labor. The Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the state’s construction oversight board, says that within the next 6 years, Colorado will need 30 thousand more construction workers than it has today. That might be a tough order to fill ...
    • New Charges for GWS Woman The legal problems keep coming for a Glenwood Springs woman charged in an allegedly drug-related night in Aspen last month that ended up with several vehicles being either mishandled, stolen, or crashed. 24-year-old Elizabeth Bergquist initially claimed that her 2006 Chevy Malibu had been stolen when it was found in a pond at Aspen Meadows, but ...
    • Mesa County Father & Son Arrested A father and son from Grand Junction are behind bars facing multiple drug and weapons charges after Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies searched their home on Monday. 49-year-old James Sargent and his son, 26-year-old Colt Davidson were arrested after deputies noticed materials used in producing hash oil in Sargent’s car during a traffic stop, and a strong ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 27th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 4A GIRLS PLAYOFFS Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons advanced to the round of 32 with last night’s 52-42 victory over the visiting Lady Panthers of Harrison High School. 6-1 sophomore Madi Spence led all scorers with a career high of 20 points. Glenwood travels to the front range this Friday night ...
    • KMTS Basketball: SPENCE DRIVES LADY DEMONS TO 4A SECOND ROUND   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/26/13) — The sophomores are growing up for Glenwood Springs as Madi Spence and Jordan DeCrow, with a big boost off the bench from Jaime Crowley, lifted the Lady Demons to a 4A first-round home win over Colorado Springs Harrison, 52-42 Tuesday. Spence had a dominant, breakout game, recording just her second double-double of ...
    • Sports, February 26th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBAL PLAYOFFS Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons host the Lady Panthers of Harrison High School in a first round 4A state playoff game tonight. Tip off at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium is set for 7 o’clock. Rifle–The 6th seeded Rifle Lady Bears welcome the 11th seeded Lady Spartans of Thomas Jefferson High School in tonight’s first ...
    • 3A DISTRICT BRACKETS WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT GIRLS TUESDAY – FEB 26TH – PIGTAIL GAME – HOME SITE 7:00pm: #8 Aspen vs #9 Basalt THURSDAY – FEB 28TH – QUARTERFINALS – HOME SITES 5:30pm: #1 Moffat County vs Aspen/Basalt 5:30pm: #4 Roaring Fork vs #5 Coal Ridge 7:00pm: #2 Olathe vs #7 Gunnison 7:00pm: #3 Grand Valley vs #6 Cedaredge FRIDAY – ...
    • Sports, February 25th STATE BASKETBALL BRACKETS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 2013 STATE BRACKETS CLASS 4A GIRLS REGION ONE #1 Broomfield (22-1) – BYE #8 Evergreen (12-11) vs #9 Discovery Canyon (10-13) #4 Air Academy (13-10) – BYE #5 Mullen (10-13) vs #12 Coronado (8-15) #2 Montrose (18-4) – BYE #7 Pueblo East (13-10) vs #10 Durango (13-9) #3 Palmer Ridge (20-3) – BYE #6 Rifle (15-7) vs #11 Thomas Jefferson (10-11) REGION TWO #1 Pueblo ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Both Rifle Teams Advance in District Playoffs   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (2/21/13) –  In a second homecoming for Rifle boys coach Roger Walters, his team won its ninth straight game by the slimmest margin, 29-28 over Steamboat Springs to advance to the quarterfinals of the 4A Western Slope District tournament against top-seeded Montrose, Friday at Colorado Mesa University. The Bears (12-8) were ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls Light Playoff Fire; Porterfield Returns to Court   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (2/21/13) –  After her team had roared through its first 4A Western Slope District playoff game like a prairie wildfire, Glenwood Lady Demons coach Jackie Gaddis remarked, “Talk about a fire needing a light sometimes; we got lit today,” in a masterful 48-24 win over fourth-seeded Durango. Durango, also known as ...
    • Sports, February 21st HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING/STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–It’s one of the greatest sports spectacles in the Rocky Mountain region; the Colorado State High School Wrestling Tournament. Hundreds of wrestlers will begin their quest for a state title today at the Pepsi Center. The Western Slope is proudly represented by 15 wrestlers from up and down the valley ...
    • Sports, February 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Delta–The Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball team stunned the Delta Panthers on their home court in last night’s play-in game with a 65-58 overtime victory. (For more details on the big win and information on the upcoming Western Slope 4A district tournament, see the full story written by Jack Jabbour) In 3A basketball, the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Demons Shock Delta in District Playoffs   DELTA (2/19/13) — “To be honest, when our bus broke down (on the way to Delta), I thought it was a bad omen,” Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock said after the last-seeded Demons turned the tables on Delta, 65-58 in overtime, to advance to the second round of the 4A Western Slope League District Tournament. The victory ...