From the KMTS News Room:

    • Body Found May Be Treasure Hunter
      Investigators in Fremont County haven’t yet identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River last week, but they suspect that it may turn out to be a man who moved to Colorado to search for a box of treasure hidden by a wealthy art dealer – a challenge that has drawn nationwide attention ...
    • Gateway Shooter Held on $1M Bond
      The suspect who shot at multiple passing vehicles on a highway near Gateway on Sunday afternoon is behind bars in the Mesa County Jail, and likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. 54-year-old Rick Whited is now facing five charges of attempted murder and six counts of felony menacing. Investigators say that Whited sat in ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, October 11th
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Craig–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons travel to chilly Craig to take on the Moffat County Bulldogs. You can catch the game live on KMTS at 99.1 and 96.7 FM or live on line at KMTS.com. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Rifle–Tomorrow night ...
    • Sports, October 10th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood–2 Eagle Valley-1 2OT Vail Mtn. School–5 Roaring Fork–2 Moffat County–8 Grand Valley–2 VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge–3 Grand Valley–1 Elsewhere in sports.. LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras’ attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles ...
    • Sports, October 9th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS The Basalt Lady Longhorns earned the 7th overall seed in the 3A State Playoffs and the right to host a four-team regional this Saturday, October 13th. Basalt will take on 18th seeded Peak to Peak in Region 5 at 10am. The winner of that game will take on either number ...
    • Sports, October 8th
      CLASS 3A SOFTBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS Regional tournaments take place this Saturday with the top six seeds hosting the events. REGION #1 – Holy Family HS #3 Holy Family vs #22 Brush #10 Lamar vs #15 Fort Lupton REGION #2 – Rocky Ford HS #2 Rocky Ford vs #23 Platte Valley #11 Eaton vs #14 St Mary’s REGION #3 – Valley HS #4 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Eagle Valley Flattens Glenwood Homecoming
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/12) –  Like a bolder rolling downhill, the Eagle Valley ground game relentlessly brushed aside Glenwood Springs’ resurgent offense and dealt the Demons’ playoff hopes possibly a fatal blow, 42-28 Friday. Despite 366 yards passing and three touchdown passes by Travis Lundin, including 64 and 69 second-half scoring strikes to Auston Tribble, the inability ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rocks Palisade, 31-3, in Undefeated Battle
      GRAND JUNCTION (10/4/12) – In a showdown between the state’s first and second-ranked 3A teams, a knockout was delivered by the Rifle Bears, and it was no contest as the visitors pummeled Palisade 31-3 at Stocker Stadium Thursday. Pre-game anticipstion focused on Rifle’s 1300-yard rusher, Ryan Moeller and the Bulldogs’ balanced attack led by quarterback Luke McLean. Moeller did his part ...
    • Sports, October 4th
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction–Tonight it should be an epic gridiron battle under the lights at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction as the top ranked Rifle Bears battle the 2nd ranked Palisade Bulldogs at 7 o’clock. The winner of tonight’s game will be in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope crown. The game ...
    • Sports, October 3rd
      HIGH SCHOOL GOLF/COLORADO 4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Montrose–Rifle golfers Triston Quigley, Danny Bartels and Ty Caron wrapped up two-days of competition at the boys 4A State Championship Tournament at Cobble Creek in Montrose. Quigley shot a 5-over, 77 to finish 27th overall. Bartels and Caron came in 33rd and 67th respectively. H.S. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood beat ...
    • Sports, October 2nd
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE Glenwood travels to Edwards tonight to take on Battle Mountain at 6. Rifle heads to Breckenridge hoping to tame the Tigers of Summit High School. Basalt welcomes Coal Ridge to town at 4 while Aspen visits Roaring Fork. SOFTBALL The Rifle Lady Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs in a key, Western Slope game ...