From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Craig—The Rifle Lady Bears did it again. They captured their 7th team title of the season by winning the Moffat County Invitational Tuesday in Craig. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Roaring Fork Rams lost to the visiting Hotchkiss Bulldogs 14 to 3. Today at 4, the Glenwood Demons hope to snap a ...
    • NEWS TAX WOES CLOSE POPULAR RIFLE EATERY Rifle—For the second time in three months, a Rifle business has been forced to close due to tax problems. The popular breakfast hangout, Base Camp was recently seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes. Plastered on the front door of the restaurant on East 3rd Street is ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JANUARY 4TH NFL Playoffs Denver–The so-called experts don’t give the Denver Broncos much of a chance to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in this Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 12 and 4 Steelers are 9 and a half point favorites. Kick off is set for 2:30 under, ...
    • Avalanche Beat Kings 2-1, now 7-0 in Shootouts LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly scored the tying goal with 5:43 left in the third period, Milan Hejduk got the only goal in a shootout and Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, ...
    • Danilo Gallinari Leads Nuggets Past Bucks 91-86 DENVER (AP) – Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night. Al Harrington added 17 points and Ty Lawson 16 for the Nuggets, who were playing their third game in as many nights. Stephen ...
    • Broncos Reluctant to Celebrate League Victory ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The commemorative T-shirts and caps proclaiming the Denver Broncos 2011 AFC West champions sat mostly untouched in the team’s locker room Monday. After watching replays of their 7-3 loss to Kansas City, the Broncos still weren’t in any mood to celebrate their return to the playoffs after a six-year absence. Tim Tebow walked ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 2ND Denver–The Denver Broncos’ anemic offense could only muster 3 points in yesterday’s embarassing, 7 to 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite closing out the regular season on a three game losing streak, the Broncos 8 and 8 record was enough to clinch the AFC West division thanks to the Oakland Raiders’ ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 30TH DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves, Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night. Kevin Porter and Stefan Elliott also scored for Colorado, which went 8-1 at home in December. Mikkel Boedker (mih-KEHL’ BAHD’-kur) had two goals, and Kyle Chipchura had two assists for the Coyotes. Jason LaBarbera ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 29TH DENVER (AP) – Nene (neh-NAY’) scored 25 points, reserve Al Harrington had 18 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to a 117-100 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Ty Lawson had 15 points and Danilo Gallinari had 11 points and five rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won their first two games of the season ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 27TH Dallas, TX–The Denver Nuggets tipped off the season with a dominant, 115-93 win over the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks last night in Texas. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 27 points. Tomorrow, they host the Utah Jazz. St. Paul, MN–The Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild last night in St. Paul ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 26TH GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The road to the NFC title will run through Lambeau Field this season. The defending Super Bowl champion Green Packers earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with a 35-21 victory over visiting Chicago. Aaron Rodgers tossed five TD passes to give him 45 for the season against just six interceptions. It’s the ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 23RD Buffalo, NY–The Denver Broncos are slight favorites to beat the Bills in a Christmas Eve showdown in Buffalo. The game will be heard here on KMTS with kick off set for 11-am mountain time and the pre-game show starting at 9. NBA Phoenix, AZ–The Denver Nuggets beat the Suns in Phoenix last night 110 to ...