From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS RIFLE POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN RIFLE—Thomas Klein has been on the job for a couple of weeks but last night he was sworn in as Rifle’s new police chief by Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Clifton.  With 24 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Chief Klein comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where he most recently served ...
    • NEWS LOCAL TRAVELING CHALLENGES GLENWOOD SPRINGS—There will be occasional, one lane closures both northbound and southbound on the Grand Avenue Bridge during the month of February.  C-DOT says the closures are necessary so crews can access construction on the traffic bridge walls downtown.  Also, 2017 is the “year of the bridge” that everyone is bracing for.  Sometime ...
    • NEWS MUMPS ON THE RISE IN COLORADO Denver—Are your cheeks puffy?  Are your salivary glands swollen?  It could be the mumps.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says so far this year, 14 cases have been reported compared to 17 all of last year.  Disease Control Division Director Rachel Herlihy says 11 cases of mumps ...
    • Mesa County Officers Disciplined Following Mistaken Drug Raid GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say officers who mistakenly raided a home didn’t follow protocol or pay attention to red flags that could have prevented the September incident involving an innocent family. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that Grand Junction police acted on a tip when they plowed through the door and ...
    • Denver Groups Voice Opposition to Executive Orders DENVER (AP) – Denver schools and the state’s largest teacher’s union are voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. In a statement Thursday, the school district, the Colorado Education Association as well as the Denver teacher’s union and a group that works with families of students, Padres & Jovenes Unidos called immigrant and ...
    • Northern Colorado Oil Well Blowout Friday DENVER (AP) – Officials say an oil well that blew out of control in northern Colorado sprayed at least 28,000 gallons of oil, gas and drilling waste water onto surrounding land. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has been redirecting the fluids into permanent production equipment since Friday’s blowout, which temporarily closed two roads. Colorado natural resources spokesman Todd Hartman ...
    • NEWS CROWDED FIELD OF CANDIDATES FOR GW COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—Former Glenwood Springs city council members Shelly Kaup, Don Gillespie and Rick Davis are seeking a return to local politics.  They are among 10 candidates campaigning for three open seats on the council. Davis and Kaup are running for the At-Large seat along with Munro Wilcox, Jonathan Gorst ...
    • NEWS COLORADO TEACHERS PACKING HEAT? Denver—Some teachers and other public school employees would be allowed to bring a gun on campus under a bill that was passed by a state Senate committee Tuesday.  The Republican-controlled State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed the measure on a party-line 3 to 2 vote with the condition that anyone carrying ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD SPRAY PAINTING VANDAL IN CUSTODY Glenwood Springs—A 16 year old boy has been arrested for going on a spray-painting vandalism spree across Glenwood Springs that included disturbing messages and symbols. The young man, who’s name has not been made public, is being charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor bias-related crimes.  Initially, the Glenwood Springs ...
    • NEWS SPRAY-PAINTING VANDALS SOUGHT IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs police are confident they will soon identify and arrest the vandals responsible for this week’s spray-painting free-for-all around town. Authorities say a number of places were targeted and tagged with satanic messages and symbols like pentagrams including the Masonic Lodge, the post office, the Christian Science Church ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 24th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES GLENWOOD–55 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS–12 RIFLE–62 MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ–6 RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY–42 ROARING FORK–14 BAYFIELD–27 ASPEN–10 BASALT–10 PAGOSA SPRINGS–7 COAL RIDGE–13 OLATHE–6 OT GRAND VALLEY–40 GUNNISON–20 PALISADE–45 BATTLE MOUNTAIN–0 EAGLE VALLEY–68 ARVADA–14 DELTA–21 MOFFAT COUNTY–14 TOP 10 RANKINGS/WEEK 5 COLORADO ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Breaks Out Against Sailors GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/21/12) — For three weeks the potent potion had been bubbling and building, and finally, beginning with a 95-yard opening kickoff return by Auston Tribble, and continuing throughout a 55-12 lambasting of the Steamboat Sailors, the frustration of being shackled by the state’s top three 3A football teams came bursting forth from an ...
    • Sports, September 21st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 2OT Palisade-6 Rifle-1 VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge-3 Aspen-0 Grand Valley-3 Basalt-1 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL–WEEK 4 SCHEDULE Glenwood is back home for a it’s first win of the season. Tonight, the Demons face the 1 and 2 Steamboat Springs Sailors at 7 o’clock. ...
    • Sports, September 19th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Coal Ridge–7 Delta–1 Battle Mountain–9 Rifle–3 Roaring Fork–7 CRMS–0 Basalt–12 Grand Valley–3 SOFTBALL Rifle–13 Delta–4 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork–3 Aspen–0 Coal Ridge–3 Rifle–0 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Three days after Aaron Hernandez was sidelined by an ankle injury, ...
    • Sports, September 18th HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Cortez–The post season is already here in boy’s golf. Today, 3A and 4A teams are competing in the Western Regional tournament at the Conquistador gold club in Cortez. VOLLEYBALL At 6 o’clock tonight, Roaring Fork plays at Aspen, Grand Valley travels to Meeker, Coal Ridge heads west to take on Rifle and at 6:30 ...
    • Sports, September 17th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES/FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH RIFLE-28 GLENWOOD-0 MONTE VISTA-47 ROARING FORK-13 COAL RIDGE-36 GUNNISON-16 GRAND VALLEY-52- OLATHE-7 BAYFIELD-42 BASALT-0 ASPEN-21 PAGOSA SPRINGS-14 CURRENT 3A FOOTBALL RANKINGS/COLORADO PREPS 1-RIFLE 2-PALISADE 3-CONIFER 4-SILVER CREEK 5-HOLY FAMILY 6-DISCOVERY CANYON 7-FREDERICK 8-NORTHRIDGE 9-D’EVELYN 10-PUEBLO EAST HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Grand Valley and Coal Ridge were both swept in 3 games by ...
    • Sports, September 14th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons failed to score last night on their home field while the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies lit up the scoreboard with 6 goals. Glenwood travels to Grand Junction tomorrow for a noon game with Central. Rifle–The Rifle Bears fell to the visiting Eagle Valley Devils 3 to 2. Rifle ...
    • Sports, September 13th FULL SLATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ON TAP SOCCER Battle Mountain comes to Glenwood Springs for a 6 o’clock game. All other games will be played at 4 including Basalt at Coal Ridge, Grand Valley at Vail Mountain, CRMS at Moffat County, Eagle Valley at Rifle and Roaring Fork at Delta. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at ...
    • Sports, September 12th NEW YORK (AP) – Negotiators in the NHL labor dispute are meeting today in New York. This is their first meeting since last Friday. The two sides are trying to avoid a lockout this weekend. New York–New England is the top team in the AP Pro32 power rankings this week. In the first regular-season poll the ...
    • Sports, September 7th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Breckenridge–The Glenwood Demons were shut out by the Summit Tigers yesterday in Breckenridge, 3 to nothing. VOLLEYBALL Rifle swept Moffat County in three games. Coal Ridge took care of Grand Valley in three as did Roaring Fork in a match with Palisade. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Glenwood Demons are back on the gridiron ...