From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GAS ROYALTIES MAY BE RETURNED TO WESTERN SLOPE Grand Junction / Washington, D.C.—Millions of dollars in gas royalties will be coming back to Western Colorado if Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner get their way. Colorado’s U.S. Senators may be on opposite sides of the aisle, but they’re on the same page over this issue. ...
    • NEWS SECOND MVD ASSAULT VICTIM Glenwood Springs–The former Mountain Valley Developmental Services caretaker accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman last month in a Glenwood Springs group home, is suspected in at least one other assault. 54 year old Jose Ignacio Echevarria remains behind bars and despite the serious charges, his bond has been reduced from ...
    • NEWS TWO DAY CLOSURE OF HANGING LAKE TRAIL Glenwood Springs—The Hanging Lake Trail will close tomorrow and Thursday while crews do some work on the popular path. This week, crews with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District will replace a foundation to one of the railing posts below the staircase climb. Exit 125 will also be closed by ...
    • NEWS VERDICT HANDED DOWN IN THEATER MASSACRE CIVIL SUIT CENTENNIAL(AP) – The Latest on a lawsuit against the owner of a Colorado movie theater where 12 were killed (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A jury has found the owner of a Colorado movie theater is not liable for a 2012 shooting that left 12 ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SENDS LETTER TO BLM OVER NEW LAND USE REGS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County simply wanted an explanation from the Bureau of Land Management on the new Planning 2.0 land use regulations. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says no one at the local or state offices could provide answers. That’s a big reason the county sent ...
    • Prescribed Burn Today Northeast of Aspen Federal fire officials are conducting a prescribed burn today Northeast of Aspen in the Hunter Creek Area. Smoke may be visible throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and maybe even beyond. Pictures below are courtesy of the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit.
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY SUING FEDS OVER SAGE GROUSE RULES BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Representatives of the oil and gas industry say they are suing the Obama administration over drilling restrictions meant to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states. The Western Energy Alliance and North Dakota Petroleum Council said Thursday that local ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Soon, U.S. adult citizens who live outside Colorado can become owners or investors in medical and recreational marijuana operations in-state. The Senate unanimously passed a bill that allows non-Coloradans to invest in the pot industry starting in 2017. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge is set to rule on the mental state ...
    • NEWS OGDEN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—The Parachute man accused of murdering his month-old daughter last June says he’s not guilty. 29 year old Matthew Ogden entered his plea Monday in Garfield County District Court. According to statements from Ogden’s wife, Phyllis Wyatt, she was awakened that night by pounding noises in the next ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD CONSIDERS MINI-ROUNDABOUT Glenwood Springs—A mini-roundabout is being considered at the busy intersection of 27th and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. SGM Design Engineer Lee Barger went before the city council Thursday night to explain how a smaller roundabout could keep traffic flowing smoothly in both directions, especially during peak travel times. Barger says ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 8TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle–Rifle and Coal Ridge split a pair of games last night at the Bear’s Den. The Lady Bears defeated Coal Ridge 55-43 while the Titans held off Rifle in the boy’s game, 64-52. SOCCER Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs High School senior student/athlete Holly Brown accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 7TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears welcome the Coal Ridge Titans to the Bear’s Den for two key league games tonight. The girl’s game begins at 6 and the boy’s tip off at 7:30. You can catch both games live on KMTS. NBA Denver–The Denver Nuggets lost to the Houston Rockets last ...
    • KMTS HOOPS: Glenwood Splits a Pair of Thrillers in Delta DELTA (2/4/12) — The Glenwood Lady Demons avenged an earlier loss at home, surviving a heated final quarter for a 56-48 win in Delta that knotted the teams on top of the 4A Western Slope League standings. Glenwood\’s boys, battling for their playoff lives, rallied from a 19-point 4th quarter deficit ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 3RD High School Basketball Glenwood Springs–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons continue the second half of the league season as they welcome the Palisade Bulldogs to Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 while the boys follow at 7:30. You can catch both games live on KMTS. Tomorrow, the ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 2ND High School Basketball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons will be back in action tomorrow night in a critical league matchup with the Palisade Bulldogs at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow up at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. NBA Los Angeles, CA–The Denver Nuggets ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 31ST High School Basketball Carbondale–The Glenwood Demons boy’s team takes to the hardwood tonight to battle the Roaring Fork Rams in a non-league game at 7 o’clock. You can catch all the action live on KMTS. Aspen–The Aspen Skiers host the Coal Ridge Titans tonight. The girls tip off at 5:30 and the boys ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 30TH Aspen–Shaun White won his fifth straight gold medal at the Winter X Games with last night’s crowd-pleasing performance in the snowboard superpipe at Buttermilk Mountain. After sealing the gold, White capped off the evening with a perfect score of 100 on his third and final run. NBA Denver–Former Denver Nuggets’ great Chauncey Billups ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 27TH WINTER X GAMES Aspen–Snowboarding Big Air, Superpipe and Slopestyle events highlight the competition today and tonight at the Winter X Games at Buttermilk. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL In Parachute, the Grand Valley Cardinals host the Roaring Fork Rams tonight at 5:30 and 7. You can catch both games live on KMTS. In other high school hoops, Aspen welcomes ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 26TH ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are finalizing a deal with Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to make him their new head coach. A person familiar with the process said Wednesday that the contract is in the process of being completed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly discussing the search. Fox Sports ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 25TH High School Basketball Palisade–The Aspen Skiers were swept by the Palisade Bulldogs last night on the road. The Lady Skiers lost 39 to 34 while the boys fell to Palisade 54 to 27. The loss didn’t hurt Aspen since it was a non-league contest. Basalt–The Coal Ridge Titans went into the Big House in Basalt ...