From the KMTS News Room:

    • Adams County Deputy Laid to Rest
      DENVER (AP) – Thousands of people turned out to honor a Colorado sheriff’s deputy shot and killed while chasing a suspect. People lined streets Friday north of Denver to watch a large procession of law enforcement vehicles led by dozens of motorcycles taking Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm’s body to Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. ...
    • Helicopter Crash Settlement
      DENVER (AP) – An aircraft manufacturer and a medical flight operator have agreed to pay $100 million to a flight nurse who was severely burned in a Colorado helicopter crash. Attorneys for David Repsher say Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer, and Air Methods Corp., the operator, agreed to the payment to settle Repsher’s lawsuit over the 2015 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 18th
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boys and girls travel to Palisade tonight to take on the Bulldogs. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. The Rifle Bears host the first place Delta Panthers tonight at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 17th
      HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Gypsum–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons grapple at Eagle Valley High School. The match begins at 5. NBA/NUGGETS Oklahoma City, OK–The Denver Nuggets’ six game winning streak came to an end last night in Oklahoma City. The Thunder beat clobbered the Nuggets 117-97. The Nuggets return home to host the Washington Wizards tomorrow night ...
    • Sports, January 16th
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears improved to 5 and 1 in the Western Slope, 7 and 3 overall with last night’s 47-30 win over the visiting Palisade Bulldogs. In the boy’s game, Rifle’s late game rally came up short in a 42-38 loss to Palisade. Rifle hosts the first place Delta ...
    • 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 ...