From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Colorado Medicaid Change Colorado’s Medicaid program is rolling out a two-phase plan to lessen the number of opioid drugs in circulation. The program will be reducing the amount of opioid painkillers it allows recipients to receive starting in August. The second phase calls for reducing the total dosage of opioids that all patients can receive. Medicaid currently won’t pay for recipients ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE LADY BEARS WIN ANOTHER THRILLER OVER GLENWOOD   RIFLE (2/15/13) –  The Walters’ household was transformed from the Heartbreak Hotel to Celebration City in a matter of seconds as Rifle’s Taylor Walters’ 3-point bank shot caromed off the backboard and through the net for a 46-44 Lady Bears’ win over Glenwood Springs.   On the Bears’ two previous possessions, trailing 44-43, Walters first dropped ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Roaring Fork Edges Bulldogs for WSL Crown CRAIG (2/16/13) –  Defense and free throws: a formula that enabled Roaring Fork to outlast Moffat County, 54-51 to clinch the 3A Western Slope League title heading into the district playoffs. Leading by 11 midway through the second period, the Rams (15-3, 14-1 WSL) nearly succumbed to the Bulldogs’ sophomore sensation, Tyler Davis when he poured ...
    • Sports, February 15th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING REGIONALS Over 40 wrestlers will be competing in regional tournaments this weekend. Wrestlers from Glenwood Springs and Rifle will grapple at Montrose High School in the 4A regional. Grand Valley High School will host the 3A regional with Basalt and Coal Ridge. Wrestlers are fighting for a chance to advance ...
    • Sports, February 14th NEW YORK (AP) – Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided another second-half meltdown with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in ...
    • Sports, February 12th RIFLE FOOTBALL STAR DECIDES TO WALK ON AT CU Boulder–Ryan Moeller wants to be a Buff. Rifle’s all state, record-breaking running back has decided to walk on at the University of Colorado rather than play at a smaller school on full scholarship. Moeller turned down full ride offers from Colorado Mesa University, Idaho State ...
    • News, February 11th HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING Orlando,FL–The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleading squad took 16th place at last weekend’s national competition in Orlando, Florida. NBA/NUGGETS Boston–The Denver Nuggets lost to the Celtics yesterday in Beantown, 118-114 in triple overtime. The loss snapped a 9-game winning streak for the Nuggets. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Colorado Avalanche host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP TWO AT BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/9/13) –With under five seconds remaining and his team ahead by three points, Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock  called time out and chose a strategy few of his colleagues would have the moxie to try — intentionally sending Battle Mountain to the line, so the Huskies couldn’t attempt the three-pointer needed to tie the game.  ...
    • KMTS Basketball: WEBB’S LAST-SECOND DRIVE DEFEATS LADY DEMONS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) —  If there was one player Glenwood did not want to have the ball with the score tied and 7.8 seconds left in the game,  it would be Delta’s Skylyn Webb, the league’s leading scorer…  But she easily received a sideline in-bounds pass in the backcourt, circled around two Demon defenders, and drove ...