From the KMTS News Room:

    • Alcohol Possible Cause in Morrison Crash
      State Patrol investigators say they are looking at alcohol possibly being a factor in the deadly multi-car crash that tied up eastbound I-70 near Morrison for hours this past Sunday. Officers responding to the accident just after 11am found an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey and an unopened beer in the pickup of 54-year-old Jeffrey Stumpf ...
    • Durango Jury Trial Change
      Durango city officials will now allow jury trials for minor offenses after the ACLU said denying defendants the right to trial violates the state’s constitution. City officials agreed to rewrite its municipal codes after receiving a letter from the civil rights organization. The ACLU represented Fort Lewis College assistant professor Anthony Nocella, who was accused of obstructing ...
    • Colorado Juvenile Sentencing
      In light of Supreme Court decisions banning life without parole for juvenile offenders, dozens of Colorado prisoners who committed crimes as minors could be eligible for release, but only one has been freed so far. It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court made its’ 2012 ban on such sentences retroactive, prompting the ...
    • Vail Real Estate Tops $1 Billion
      Real estate sales in the Vail area of Colorado have exceeded $1 billion for the first half of this year. The last time Eagle County’s sales volume exceeded $1 billion in the first half of the year was 2008. Sales this year were boosted by the $145 million sale in April of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. In addition, ...
    • Body Found in Arkansas River
      Investigators are trying to determine if a body found in the Arkansas River in southern Colorado is that of a man who went missing after a rafting accident June 28. Sgt. Megan Richards with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found east of Florence on Friday, and an autopsy is scheduled. She says ...
    • Firefighting Foam Clean-up
      Air Force officials say they won’t reimburse three Colorado communities for millions of dollars spent responding to water contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam previously used at Peterson Air Force Base. The water districts for the towns of Security, Widefield and Fountain will likely have to pay $11 million of the $12.7 million tab expected by ...
    • Gateway Shooter Caught
      Mesa County authorities teamed up with local security guards yesterday in the town of Gateway to contain and eventually arrest a man in a parked pickup who was shooting at passing cars. The first reports of shots fired came in around 4:15 yesterday afternoon, and the security guards were the first to reach the site on ...
    • Bear Euthanized
      A bear has been euthanized after it pounced on a tent at a campground in southern Colorado. A woman inside the tent was bruised and traumatized by the bear Tuesday night when it jumped on the tent at the Aspen Acres Campground in Rye, about 40 miles southwest of Pueblo. The estimated 350-pound bear didn’t bite ...
    • CDOT Wildlife/Traffic Survey
      Data from a new Colorado Department of Transportation road kill survey says drivers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild animals last year, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries. Those numbers represent a roughly 50 percent increase in wildlife collisions over the past four years. Data shows the recent construction of several wildlife crossings on ...
    • Fatal Morrison Crash
      Authorities are still looking for the reason that a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on I-70 near Morrison and smashed into several vehicles yesterday, leaving two people dead and snarling traffic for hours. Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck, driven by 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf of Evergreen was headed westbound on 70 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 12th
      GOOD NEWS FOR ELVIS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – An MRI on Broncos defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil’s left shoulder Monday showed no tear. Dumervil had two tackles and a forced fumble when he left Sunday’s 36-14 win over in the second quarter. Coach John Fox said Monday that the injury was a muscle strain and the Broncos would know more ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rolls Into State Second Round vs Roosevelt
      RIFLE (11/10/12) — “We do what we do,” Rifle coach Damon Wells said before his team did just that in a 42-0 domination of Erie in the first round of the 3A state playoffs, Saturday.  The win earns the Bears a second-round game at home against the Roosevelt Rough Riders, who outlasted Palisade, 21-15, and ...
    • Rifle Hosts Erie in First Round Playoff Game Today
      KMTS kicks off it’s 15th year of High School Football playoffs this afternoon.
    • Sports, November 9th
      HIGH SCHOOL 3A VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The 11th seeded Roaring Fork Lady Rams take on Platte Valley this afternoon at 2 at the Denver Coliseum. Roaring Fork will then battle Eaton at 5 o’clock. The Lady Rams are led by the twin towers Hattie and Megan Gianinetti. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Rifle–The number one ...
    • Sports, November 8th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Denver–The Coal Ridge Titans’ magical season came to a disappointing end last night at All-City Stadium in Denver. The Titans lost a final four match to Colorado Academy 3 to 1 to finish the year at 17 and 2. It was the most successful season in school history. VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The ...
    • Sports, November 6th
      UNDATED (AP) – The NBA schedule this evening consists of just three games. In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic started the season with wins over ...
    • Sports, November 5th
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass and found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain. Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Finish 5-5 Season Strong at Battle Mountain
      EDWARDS (11/2/12) –  Recovering from an 0-3 start, the Glenwood football team won three of its last four games, including a 41-7 finale at Battle Mountain, to finish at 5-5 for the second straight season.   “One month and we were out of it,” coach Rocky Whitworth said of the struggles against three of the state’s top ...
    • Sports, November 2nd
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The regular season ends tonight for 3A teams. The Glenwood Demons are in Edwards to take on the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. You can catch the game live in KMTS. The Western Slope champion Rifle Bears look to end the regular season with an umblemished record tonight at ...
    • Sports, November 1st
      DENVER (AP) – Lefty Jorge De La Rosa has exercised his $11 million player option for 2013 with Colorado. This will be the final year of a three-year, $33 million contract. Elbow surgery sidelined him for much of the last two seasons, but De La Rosa is a big part of the Rockies’ plans to ...