From the KMTS News Room:

    • No Expansion for the Wheeler Opera House ASPEN (AP) – A study has determined a proposed expansion of the Wheeler Opera House  is not feasible. The study commissioned by the city of Aspen concluded the Wheeler project would be too costly and cause unacceptable interference with programming. The report says the financial and operational risks along with the impact on local goodwill ...
    • Search is Over for Over-due Hiker Update:  as of 3:45PM, Neil Brosseau has been found alive and well.  After spending two nights in the Elk Mountains Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Mr Brosseau was found by a cooperative team from the Pitkin county Sheriff’s office, Mountain Rescue Aspen, Colorado National Guard High-Altitude Training Site, Careflight, Flight for Life, and Aspen Ambulance. The Pitkin County ...
    • 27th Street Bridge Will Remain Closed all Week Glenwood Springs—It’s going to be another week of detours around Glenwood Springs.  The 27th Street Bridge will remain closed through Friday, September 20th. The new and improved Sunlight Bridge was originally scheduled to reopen this morning at 6 but due to delays in the dismantling of the old bridge, the highly anticipated slide-in of the ...
    • The 27th Street Bridge will not be Open by Monday Morning During the removal of the concrete slabs on the existing 27th Street Bridge deck, crews encountered unexpected structural elements that require additional time to safely remove. The temporary closure of the bridge, the 27th Street & S. Grand Ave. intersection, the Atkinson Trail and the Roaring Fork River will remain in place longer then the anticipated ...
    • Colorado Man Imprisoned for Sexual Assault In Nebraska GERING, Neb. (AP) – A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County District Court records say 45-year-old Steven Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison. The court records say a woman told authorities she and Barraza ...
    • The Lesser Prairie Chicken Might Become a Protected Species DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be federally protected as a threatened or endangered species. The agreement was reached Thursday between the federal agency and three conservations groups: the ...
    • Woman Pleads Guilty to Tampering with a Corpse GUNNISON (AP) – A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to tampering with a corpse after her brother’s remains were buried with goat heads while the family disputes over a $3 million ranch. Stephanie Jackson was one of three arrested in the family on suspicion of shooting and killing 29-year-old Jacob Millison in 2015 as part ...
    • State Senate Recall Efforts End DENVER (AP) – An effort to recall two state senators has ended after backers informed the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the pair. The recall effort involved Democrat Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood. ...
    • Rifle Election Results Rifle—Two incumbents and one familiar newcomer were the top vote-getters in yesterday’s Rifle City Council elections.  Incumbent Joe Elliot captured nearly 48 percent of the vote with 388.  Ed Green won re-election with 368 votes while Rifle-Garfield County Airport Manager Brian Condie came in third with 341 votes. All three will serve four-year terms. Incumbent ...
    • Burnout Operations Underway at Hunt Fire Meeker—Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters slow down the growth of the Hunt Fire north of the Roan Plateau.  The fire, started by lightning on September 5th, has burned almost 2,600 acres in thick brush on ridges and valleys 26 miles southwest of Meeker. While Crews with the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit allow ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN LEAGUE TITLE IN OT; GIRLS FALL AGAIN PALISADE (2/15/19) — With three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Palisade in-bounded the ball to Watts Erb at the top of the free throw circle and the 6-3 junior’s three-pointer swished through the net just before the buzzer, producing a sustained roar from the home fans and sending Glenwood Springs into an overtime attempt ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY DEMONS STUMBLE; GLENWOOD BOYS CRUISE PAST HUSKIES EDWARDS (2/12/19) — Coming into last weekend, both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams were on extended winning streaks and in control of their 4A playoff destiny. As Valentine’s Day approaches, both Demon squads had their hearts and hopes — if not broken, certainly disappointed, having been tied for first place in Western Slope ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Stay in Title Race with Devils Sweep GYPSUM (2/7/19) — Free throws should be easier than shots behind the three-point line, but both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams struggled early in the season at the charity stripe, while rising to the top of the Western Slope League standings largely on their long-distance shooting. Facing a pair of “trap” games at ...
    • Local High School Basketball Scores HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES from 1/29/2019 GIRLS GLENWOOD – 67 over SUMMIT – 34 BASALT – 53 over RIFLE – 32 GRAND VALLEY – 41 over PAONIA  – 31 BOYS GLENWOOD – 79 over SUMMIT – 55 RIFLE – 58 over BASALT – 24 GRAND VALLEY – 52 over PAONIA – 44
    • The Week Before the Super Bowl brings Possible Rule Changes and Lawsuit Rulings for the NFL NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Key rulings are expected soon in a lawsuit against the NFL filed by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the NFC championship game. The suit calls for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in a do-over of the game, which ended with ...
    • Vonn & Shiffrin Named to U.S. Ski Team (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees. Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Sweden. Vonn skipped the World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state’s girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado’s more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.’ That’s why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos’ 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league’s No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he’s replacing Vance ...