From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS GARCO SUPPORTS LNG LETTER Glenwood Springs—Once it’s finalized, Garfield County will endorse a letter to the National Association of Counties calling for full support of liquid natural gas and the Jordan Cove Pipeline.  The letter was initiated and written by Rio Blanco County Commission Chairman Shawn Bolton.  Mesa and Moffat County are also expected to be ...
    • NEWS GW COUNCIL APPS DUE SOON Glenwood Springs—One week from today is the deadline to submit a nominating petition to the city of Glenwood Springs if you want to serve on the city council.  Wards 2 and 5 are up for election along with the At-Large seat for four year terms.  Election day is April 4th. GW BOARD ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD TEEN GETS ONE YEAR DRIVING BAN AFTER CRASH Glenwood Springs—No driving for one year.  That’s part of the price a Glenwood Springs girl will have to pay for crashing her car last fall that seriously injured fellow student Victor Gamez.  The 16 year old girl pled guilty last November in juvenile court to reckless endangerment ...
    • Lawmakers Return To Work DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are returning to work under a cloud of uncertainty Wednesday. The Democratic House and Republican Senate are waiting for cues from Washington and from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper about the priorities this year. Both sides say they want to see big action on transportation, citing a need to address traffic congestion and ...
    • Split Victories in High School Basketball The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
    • NEWS VAIL PASS AVALANCHE Vail—A massive avalanche fell across I-70 early this morning, closing Vail Pass in both directions.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, a semi, carrying mail was caught in the 15-foot deep slide but the driver was not hurt.  The mountain of snow came roaring down around 2:30 this morning in the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 15th High School Golf New Castle–The Aspen Skiers took the team title at Tuesday’s Titan Invitational at Lakota Canyon. The Skiers total of 240 edged Rifle by 5 strokes. Clayton Crawford of Aspen also captured the individual crown with a final score of 75. Danny Bartels of Rifle ended tied for third with an ...
    • Sports, August 14th MLB DENVER (AP) – DJ LeMahieu had a career-best four hits, Jeff Francis pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Monday night. Dexter Fowler, Eric Young Jr., Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each had two hits of Colorado’s 15 hits. NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche have ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 13TH BRONCOS CAMP ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Rahim Moore spent his offseason making amends for a soured rookie year in which he lost both his starting safety job and his confidence. With fellow second-year pro Quinton Carter recovering from left knee surgery and a strained right hamstring and newly acquired Jim Leonhard still working his way ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 10TH HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Battlement Mesa–The fall high school sports season teed off Thursday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course with the first tournament. Fruita Monument took the team title while Rifle captured 4th overall. The top local golfers were Triston Quigley of Rifle and Aspen’s Jesse Beetham who tied for 6th place with a ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 9TH NFL/Broncos Chicago–The long-awaited return of all-pro quarterback Peyton Manning in a Bronco uniform will take place tonight in Chicago. The Broncos take on the Bears in the first pre-season game. Manning sat out all of his final season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 after neck surgery and was signed by the Broncos as ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 8TH LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rockies rookie Jeff Rutledge drove in three runs and had three doubles among his career-high four hits, leading Colorado to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Josh Roenicke (4-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the victory. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 6TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have signed veteran free agent linebacker Keith Brooking. The 15th-year pro played his last three seasons in Dallas after an outstanding 11-year run in Atlanta, where he was the Falcons’ No. 1 draft pick in 1998. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 3RD AT THE OLYMPICS: SWIMMING Phelps and Franklin find more gold in the pool LONDON (AP) – Michael Phelps has added a record 17th gold medal and record-extending 21st medal overall to his Olympic collection. The American star won the men’s 100-meter butterfly in ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – As a rule, Colorado Rockies reliever Matt Belisle gives up few home runs. He allowed five in 72 innings last year and one in his first 52 innings this season. But Belisle has yielded home runs in his past two appearances, including a particularly costly one Wednesday ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 1ST DENVER (AP) – Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse (lohsh) worked through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night. The Rockies dropped to 0-4 on their homestand and have lost seven of eight ...