From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Springs: In-City Hunting? Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have met with city leaders to discuss the issue. State officials say the hunt could decrease vehicle accidents, as well as the number of local gardens that get raided by the deer. One ...
    • Governor’s Race Fundraising Next year, the occupant of Colorado’s Governor’s mansion will be changing, when current Governor John Hickenlooper leaves the office due to term limits. There’s no shortage of candidates vying to replace Hickenlooper, but according to 2nd quarter campaign finance reports, some of them may face a shortage of cash. The current fundraising totals that were submitted ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 15th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears welcome the Palisade Bulldogs to the Bear’s Den tonight for two important Western Slope league games. The Lady Bears tip off at 6 while the boys play at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Coal Ridge travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 5:30 ...
    • Sports, January 14th VONN DROPS OUT OF WORLD CUP RACE FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is skipping a World Cup night slalom Tuesday because she has not been able to practice enough in the event. Vonn, the defending overall champion, is missing from the list of 68 competitors published Monday by skiing’s governing body. U.S. women’s head ...
    • Sports, January 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers. The girls tip off at 6 o’clock with the boys playing at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Rifle hosts Summit. Aspen plays at Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING Glenwood competes at Montrose tomorrow afternoon ...
    • Sports, January 10th BRONCOS ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – They were frustrated a year ago when Tim Tebow didn’t target them very often – and often missed his targets when he did. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have flourished with Peyton Manning under center, combining for 179 catches, 2,498 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. They’re two of ...
    • Sports, January 9th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a sweep last night over the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Demons clobbered Battle Mountain 62-12 while the Glenwood boys came from behind to beat the Huskies 52-49. Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers this Friday night at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 7th NFL PLAYOFFS/DENVER BRONCOS Denver–The Denver Broncos can pull out the game plan and scheme from December 16th. That’s the last time they played the Baltimore Ravens, this week’s opponent in the AFC Divisional playoffs. The Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts in yesterday’s wild card game in Baltimore, 24 to 9 to earn a rematch ...
    • Sports, January 4th COLLEGE BASKETBALL BUFFS ROBBED IN REGULATION, LOSE TO CATS IN OT TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Parrom scored five of his 16 points in overtime after No. 3 Arizona staged an improbable late rally in regulation and the Wildcats escaped with a 92-83 victory over Colorado in their Pac-12 opener on Thursday night. Colorado’s Sabatino ...
    • Sports, January 3rd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets go for their 9th straight home win tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. COLLEGE BASKETBALL The CU Buffs Men’s team begin Pac-12 play tonight on the road when they take on the 3rd ranked Arizona Wildcats. BRONCOS QB WINS ANOTHER AWARD Denver–Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday, this one held by Tom Brady, when he ...
    • Sports, January 2nd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets ended the L-A Clippers’ franchise record 17-game winning streak with last night’s 92-78 victory at the Pepsi Center. Danilo Galinari led the way with 17 points. NEW YEAR’S DAY BOWL GAMES UNDATED (AP) – Lonnie Pryor turned five carries into a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 13 Florida State to ...
    • Sports, December 31st BRONCOS THRASH CHIEFS, EARN AFC’S TOP SEED DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lift Denver to a 38-3 win over Kansas City that sealed the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos. Manning finished the season with 4,659 yards, only 41 short of his ...