From the KMTS News Room:

    • Durango Jury Trial Change Durango city officials will now allow jury trials for minor offenses after the ACLU said denying defendants the right to trial violates the state’s constitution. City officials agreed to rewrite its municipal codes after receiving a letter from the civil rights organization. The ACLU represented Fort Lewis College assistant professor Anthony Nocella, who was accused of obstructing ...
    • Colorado Juvenile Sentencing In light of Supreme Court decisions banning life without parole for juvenile offenders, dozens of Colorado prisoners who committed crimes as minors could be eligible for release, but only one has been freed so far. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court made its’ 2012 ban on such sentences retroactive, prompting the ...
    • Vail Real Estate Tops $1 Billion Real estate sales in the Vail area of Colorado have exceeded $1 billion for the first half of this year. The last time Eagle County’s sales volume exceeded $1 billion in the first half of the year was 2008. Sales this year were boosted by the $145 million sale in April of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. In addition, ...
    • Body Found in Arkansas River Investigators are trying to determine if a body found in the Arkansas River in southern Colorado is that of a man who went missing after a rafting accident June 28. Sgt. Megan Richards with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found east of Florence on Friday, and an autopsy is scheduled. She says ...
    • Firefighting Foam Clean-up Air Force officials say they won’t reimburse three Colorado communities for millions of dollars spent responding to water contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam previously used at Peterson Air Force Base. The water districts for the towns of Security, Widefield and Fountain will likely have to pay $11 million of the $12.7 million tab expected by ...
    • Gateway Shooter Caught Mesa County authorities teamed up with local security guards yesterday in the town of Gateway to contain and eventually arrest a man in a parked pickup who was shooting at passing cars. The first reports of shots fired came in around 4:15 yesterday afternoon, and the security guards were the first to reach the site on ...
    • Bear Euthanized A bear has been euthanized after it pounced on a tent at a campground in southern Colorado. A woman inside the tent was bruised and traumatized by the bear Tuesday night when it jumped on the tent at the Aspen Acres Campground in Rye, about 40 miles southwest of Pueblo. The estimated 350-pound bear didn’t bite ...
    • CDOT Wildlife/Traffic Survey Data from a new Colorado Department of Transportation road kill survey says drivers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild animals last year, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries. Those numbers represent a roughly 50 percent increase in wildlife collisions over the past four years. Data shows the recent construction of several wildlife crossings on ...
    • Fatal Morrison Crash Authorities are still looking for the reason that a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on I-70 near Morrison and smashed into several vehicles yesterday, leaving two people dead and snarling traffic for hours. Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck, driven by 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf of Evergreen was headed westbound on 70 ...
    • Carnival Ride Dismantled A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver. The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, March 11th   BRONCOS RELEASE PLAYERS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released talented but troubled linebacker D.J. Williams, who was suspended for nine games last season and lost his starting job to Wesley Woodyard. The Broncos also released third quarterback Caleb Hanie, who didn’t take a single snap in his one season in Denver last year ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Roaring Fork vs. Faith Christian in State Sweet 16 Saturday CARBONDALE (3/8/13) –  Earning a first-round home regional set the fifth-ranked Roaring Fork boys up with number 28-seed Middle Park, and the result was predictable, a 72-49 first-round state playoff win for the Rams Friday.  In the other regional at Roaring Fork High School, Faith Christian held on for a 59-54 win over higher-seeded Centauri. So ...
    • Sports, March 8th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Grand Junction–The Glenwood Lady Demons were missing a couple of key players and lost a tough, overtime game to the Palisade Lady Bulldogs last night 3 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams host a four-team regional tonight with 12th seeded Centauri taking on number 21 Faith Christian at 5 o’clock. ...
    • Sports, March 7th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Rifle Lady Bears kick off the spring sports season with a home game this afternoon against Delta. The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Palisade tonight under the lights at 7 at Colorado Mesa University. NBA/NUGGETS Denver–Tonight, the red hot Denver Nuggets host Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the LA Clippers tonight ...
    • Sports, March 6th HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS KICKS OFF THIS WEEK GIRL’S SOCCER Two local teams kick off the season tomorrow. The Rifle Lady Bears have a 4 o’clock home game with Delta while the Glenwood Lady Demons play under the lights at Palisade tomorrow at 7. NBA/NUGGETS Sacramento, CA–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in California, 120-113. ...
    • Sports, March 5th NBA/DENVER NUGGETS Denver–The Nuggets won their 11th straight home game with last night’s 104-88 trouncing of the Atlanta Hawks. Corey Brewer led the Nuggets with 22 points. Ty Lawson had 18. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Colorado Avalanche take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight at the Pepsi Center. COLLEGE BASKETBALL/DENVER PIONEERS DENVER (AP) – Denver guard Chase Hallam is relishing his return to ...
    • Sports, March 4th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 3A REGIONAL BRACKETS CLASS 3A – STATE TOURNAMENT BOYS 1st round games: Friday March 8th Winners play second round game on Saturday March 9th REGION ONE #1 Kent Denver (21-1) vs #32 Aurora West Prep (8-8) #16 Aspen (18-4) vs #17 La Junta (16-6) REGION TWO #8 Denver Science (17-5) vs #25 James Irwin (14-7) #9 Sterling (18-4) vs ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RAMS ARE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, WILL HOST 3A REGIONAL   PALISADE HIGH SCHOOL (3/2/13) –  Trae Moxley said coach Larry Williams’ instructions were simple for Roaring Fork’s 59-54 Western Slope 3A District championship win over Moffat County:  “Get boards, boards, boards, and make sure they didn’t get second shots.” Moxley and his Ram teammates executed the plan well, dominating the glass, 41-25, with the 6-5 senior ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Demons Just Miss Upset; Bears Advance     LAKEWOOD (3/1/13) -Next year nearly arrived early as the young Glenwood Lady Demons nearly knocked off  number-one seeded D’Evelyn before falling 47-44 in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. “We gave them a big surprise, even surprised ourselves,” a fiercely proud coach Jackie Gaddis said after her team fought the 23-1 Jaguars to the ...
    • Sports, March 1st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS 3A Districts Carbondale–The Roaring Fork girls and boys swept the Coal Ridge Titans last night in Carbondale. The Lady Rams won 54-40 while the boy’s took the nightcap 58-51. The Lady Rams will play top-seeded Moffat County this afternoon at 3 in a semi final game at Palisade High School. ...