From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Carnival Ride Dismantled A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver. The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out of ...
    • Steamboat Mining Request The Bureau of Land Management has to decide if it will allow an energy company to mine over 4 million more tons of coal near Steamboat Springs. Peabody Energy has applied to lease 1 more square mile of federal coal west of Steamboat as part of an ongoing mining operation. The BLM says it will make the ...
    • Life Sentence for Cell Phone Murder A Colorado Springs man who shot a 14-year-old boy over a missing cellphone has been sentenced to life in prison. 33-year-old Riccardo Kirven was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced for the July 2015 death of Desmond Smith. Prosecutors say Kirven’s 18-year-old nephew asked him for help retrieving a phone that he said had been ...
    • Mesa County Cows Shot Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief. Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, ...
    • Outdoor Show Moving to Colorado Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol yesterday to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they’re moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. They wore hats and held signs that read, “This ┬áland is our land” in the Thursday ...
    • Rocky Ford Shooting Settlement The small front range town of Rocky Ford will pay $1.3 million to the family of a man whom the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says was wrongly shot to death by a police officer. The settlement includes payments to Jack Jacquez’s three minor children and his mother. Officer James Ashby was on-duty when he chased Jacquez into ...
    • ‘No Break’ Policy Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital’s acting superintendent, ...
    • RMNP Conviction Upheld An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn’s conviction Wednesday, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding the ...
    • Colorado V.A. Wait Times Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care appointment at ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Playing for Pride, Glenwood Crushes Cortez, 48-3 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/26/12) — So the playoffs are gone, but the game remains, and for a dozen Glenwood seniors, their final home football game was a triumphant 48-3 thrashing of the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers. Last week second-half collapse at Evergreen, that tossed away a 20-7 lead, ended the Demons’ wild card hopes, but for probably all the ...
    • Sports, October 26th VOLLEYBALL The Glenwood Lady Demons took care of business last night at home defeating Delta in a three game sweep. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Glenwood Demons take a final bow before the home crowd tonight as they take on the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers at Stubler Memorial Field. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pregame ...
    • Sports, October 25th 3A Boys Soccer Championships The Coal Ridge Titans earned the 3rd seed and will host a four-team regional tomorrow. The Titans will take on 30th seed KIPP Denver Collegiate at noon. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Telluride / Arrupe Jesuit game Saturday afternoon at 1. The Roaring ...
    • Weekend High School Sports Scores In alphabetical order by home team. Winning teamsin BOLD Football: Grand Valley 36 at Aspen 19 Coal Ridge 14 at Basalt 21 Glenwood 32 at Evergreen 38 Roaring Fork 0 at Meeker 35 Steamboat 0 at Rifle 56 Volleyball: Cedaredge 3 at Grand Valley 1 Coal Ridge 1 at Roaring Fork 3 Tournament Play: Glenwood 3 vs Wheat Ridge 0 Glenwood 1 vs Middle Park 2 Glenwood 2 ...
    • Sports, October 19th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Glenwood Lady Demons hung on to beat a stubborn Steamboat Springs squad last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium 3 games to 2. The win keeps the Lady Demons tied for first in the league with Palisade. Coal Ridge swept Rifle while Roaring Fork took Aspen in 3 and Grand Valley fell to Meeker ...
    • Sports, October 18th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge hosts Rifle tonight at 6. Aspen travels to Roaring Fork and Grand Valley heads north to Meeker. The late match has Glenwood taking on Steamboat Springs at 6:30 at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons welcome the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight at 6. Coal Ridge ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Step Up to Latest Challenge, 38-7 Over Conifer RIFLE (10/12/12) — When the Rifle Bears yielded 24 points in the fourth quarter of last year’s second-round state playoff loss to Windsor, a first-half injury to Ryan Moeller was seen as a contributing factor as a 12-8 halftime deficit eventually became a 36-15 final. With that in mind, along with the gaudy, video ...
    • Sports, October 16th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Rifle Lady Bears welcome Moffat County to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6. Coal Ridge travels to Battle Mountain at 6 as well. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons head west to Grand Junction to battle the Warriors of Central High School at 4:30. All other soccer games today begin ...
    • Sports, October 15th NFL/BRONCOS San Diego, CA–Tonight, the Denver Broncos look to even their record at 3 and 3 with a win over the Chargers in San Diego. Kick off is set for 6:30 with pregame coverage beginning at 4:35 on KMTS. SCORES AND STANDINGS ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Survive Flag Football Game @ Moffat County CRAIG (10/11/12) — Nothing was going Glenwood’s way in the second half of an unusual Thursday night game at Moffat County. A 22-point lead had been cut to ten heading into the fourth quarter, and the Demons’ thriving first-half offense was without a first down until handed one on a Bulldog penalty. Glenwood’s playoff hopes barely had ...