From the KMTS News Room:

    • Climate to be Considered in Leasing Public Lands DENVER (AP) – A federal judge says U.S. officials must consider the climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas exploration. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras follows a March ruling that blocked drilling on energy leases in Wyoming and ...
    • Aggressive Bear Sought Near Aspen Aspen—Wildlife officials in Pitkin County are searching for a black bear that bit a woman’s leg while she was hiking on a trail near Aspen. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the woman and her husband saw the bear Monday morning and moved off the trail to allow it to pass. As the bear walked by, it ...
    • Mixed Bag of Memorial Day Weather in Colorado Denver—(AP) – Severe thunderstorms produced eight weak tornadoes over Colorado’s northeastern plains while snow fell in parts of the mountains on the unofficial start of summer. The National Weather Service says no damage was reported from Monday’s twisters. However, the storms that produced them did drop some large hail ranging from the size of ping pong ...
    • Smile, You’re on Hidden Camera DENVER (AP) – More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project.  Professor Terrance Boult set up a long-range surveillance camera in an office window at the Colorado Springs campus, capturing more than 16,000 images of passers-by during the spring semesters of ...
    • Five Taken to Area Hospitals Following Highway 82 Accident Shortly before 2:30 this afternoon, the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs Fire Departments responded to a two vehicle accident at mile marker 7 (between the CMC light and Cattle Creek) on Highway 82. Jenny Cutright with the Carbondale Fire Department says responding crews found two vehicles and a total of five patients. One person had to ...
    • Graduation Weekend in Garfield RE-2 & District 16 Rifle—The first big wave of high school graduates in Garfield County will receive their diplomas this weekend. District 16 in Parachute and the Garfield Re-2 district will officially send the class of 2019 off into the real world tomorrow.  Graduation ceremonies at Grand Valley High School get under way 10 am.  Ceremonies at Coal Ridge ...
    • Planning & Zoning Meeting Over New Bank Building Postponed Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new bank building on Grand Avenue won’t be presented to the Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission next month after all.  According to the city, officials with ANB Bank asked that the June 25th meeting be moved to July.  A specific date has yet to be determined.  ANB is looking ...
    • RE-1 School District Salary Increases Explored Glenwood Springs—The Roaring Fork School District is among the most expensive places to live while teachers in the area are some of the of the lowest paid. That’s a big reason the Re-1 district is pushing for higher salaries.  According to the district’s Interest Based Bargaining team (IBB) the average salary is 15 to 20 ...
    • Lake Christine Wildfire Plea Deal Eagle—45 days in jail, $100,000 in restitution and 15-hundred hours of community service.  That was the sentence handed down to the couple who started the devastating Lake Christine Wildfire last summer.  23 year old Allison Marcus and 24 year old Richard Miller agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for starting the fire in ...
    • Colorado Pharmacist Gets Six Months for Selling Painkillers DENVER (AP) – A Colorado pharmacist who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription painkillers has been sentenced to six months in prison and must pay $55,000 toward state programs helping crime victims and addicts. Prosecutors say the financial penalty is the first of its kind in Colorado’s federal court district and among the first nationally ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BULLDOGS WEAR DOWN DEMONS IN SECOND HALF GRAND JUNCTION – Only in the Bible story and the occasional March Madness upset does Goliath lose. The Glenwood Demons found that out when number-one ranked Palisade blew open a close contest with twenty-one unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Thursday. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0 in ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD OVERCOMES SOGGY FIELD, DEVILS FOR HOMECOMING, LEAGUE OPENING WIN GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/18) – “ Our offense is built for this,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle said of the rain-soaked Stubler Field prior to the Demons’ 41-0 Homecoming win over Eagle Valley in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. The trio of Luke Gair, Gavin Olson, and Eliot Dwyer-Walz proved their coach a prophet, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears’ powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...
    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven’t been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...
    • CU Renews an Old Rivalry This Weekend LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they’re excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former ...
    • CSU Rams look for their first win of the Season. FORT COLLINS—The CSU Rams’ quest to capture their first win of the season will be a tall task tomorrow night.  The Rams welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Canvas Stadium as an underdog.  Kick off from Fort Collins is set for 5:30.