From the KMTS News Room:

    • Denver Zoo Welcomes First Birth of the New Year
      DENVER (AP) – A two-toed sloth has been born at the Denver Zoo. The zoo’s sloth named Charlotte gave birth to the baby on Sunday. The mother and her baby made their public debut together on Thursday. The baby sloth is the zoo’s first announced birth in 2018. Zoo officials have yet to name the baby or announce ...
    • NEWS
      DENVER (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new technology to explore the polluted mysteries inside old mines. Officials say robots could get into tight spaces with bad air quality to investigate contaminated water flowing below mountains in Colorado and elsewhere. Understanding what’s inside the mines can help officials prevent or clean up spills ...
    • Oil and Gas Drilling Issue Goes Before State’s High Court
      Denver— The Colorado Supreme Court will consider a dispute over how much weight should be given to public health and the environment in decisions over oil and gas drilling. The court announced  today that it would hear an appeal of the case. It stems from a 2013 request by six young people who wanted the Colorado Oil ...
    • Flags Lowered in Honor of Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered all flags on state buildings lowered in honor of a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed in Thornton. Hickenlooper says all flags should remain lowered until sunset on the day of Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm’s funeral. The order comes as officers search for two more ...
    • Backcountry Skier Killed in Avalanche
      Silverton—A Durango man is the first Colorado avalanche victim of 2018.  According to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, 27 year old Able Palmer was killed Sunday in a slide near Silverton.  The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says Palmer was skiing south of Red Mountain Pass in an area known as “Sam’s Trees.”   About 20 ...
    • Vanderhoof Memorial
      Glenwood Springs—A large crowd of relatives and friends are expected to gather tomorrow to remember the man nicknamed, “Mr. Glenwood Springs.”  A memorial for Don Vanderhoof will be held Thursday at noon at Mountain View Church near Buffalo Valley.  The former Glenwood Springs mayor died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 86.  In ...
    • Garfield County Board Ok’s Land Use Grant for Carbondale Parcel
      Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners agreed to help the town of Carbondale buy a 25 acre parcel with a $200,000 contribution from the conservation trust fund.  The catch is, the money will come from the 2019 budget if it’s there to buy Red Hill just north of town.  Town Manager Jay Harrington says the ...
    • New Oil and Gas Rules in Consideration
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators are considering proposed new rules for oil and gas pipelines in Colorado after a fatal explosion last year blamed on leaking gas. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opened two days of hearings Monday on regulations for installing, testing and shutting down lines that carry oil and gas from ...
    • Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Fallen Douglas County Deputy
      Highlands Ranch—Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and several of his deputies attended this morning’s memorial service for Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish. The 29 year old husband and father of two girls was gunned down in a New Year’s Eve ambush-style attack at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch.  Hundreds of people waving American flags ...
    • Criminal Charges for Driver in Double Fatality Near Rifle
      Rifle—The man behind the wheel in last week’s deadly rollover crash north of Rifle that claimed the lives of two local men is facing criminal charges.  40 year old Cody Christopher made his first appearance in Garfield County court yesterday where he was formally charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, assault and DUI.  36 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, December 28th
      COLLEGE FOOTBALL/AIR FORCE FALCONS FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Troy Calhoun has exceeded some people’s expectations as Air Force’s coach. After becoming the first academy graduate to become the Falcons head coach, the team was coming off three consecutive losing seasons. He was told by some it’d be an accomplishment to get to one bowl over the ...
    • Sports, Christmas Eve
      BRONCOS WIN AGAIN DENVER (AP) – Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Denver (12-3) pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell 23-6 to the ...