From the KMTS News Room:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fall Under Conifer Lights CONIFER — Glenwood Springs got on the scoreboard for the first time in the 2015 season, and led late in the third quarter before Conifer wore down the Demon defense to win the first game under their brand new home lights, 27-12 Friday. The Demons, who dropped to 0-2 in the young season, took a 12-7 ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Glenwood Springs—-3        Roaring Fork—-0 Summit—-3               Rifle—0 Eagle Valley—-3       Grand Valley—-0 SOCCER Roaring Fork—-4     Rifle—-0 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ACTION TONIGHT The Glenwood Demons travel to Conifer to take on the Lobos tonight at 7 o’clock.  Pre-game coverage begins at 6:45 on KMTS. Rifle welcomes Jefferson to Bear’s Stadium tonight for a homecoming showdown.  Coal Ridge plays at Meeker. Roaring Fork ...
    • News 9-ELEVEN REMEMBERANCES Glenwood Springs—Flags are flying at half-staff around the valley and across the nation in memory of those killed in the attacks on September 11th, 2001 as well as the four Americans killed in the 9-11 attack at the American Embassy in Benghazi in 2012.  TWIN TUNNELS RENAMED TO HONOR VETERANS Idaho Springs—The tunnels along Interstate ...
    • News RIFLE ELECTION RESULTS Rifle—Annick Pruett was the top vote-getter in Rifle’s municipal elections Tuesday.  The Community Relations Director at Grand River Hospital garnered 664 votes and will serve a 4-year term.  Incumbent councilman Joe Elliot was second in the race and will serve another four years along with the number finisher, former Garfield County Manager Ed ...
    • News NEW REPORT SHOWS DRILLING INCREASES WASTEWATER CONTAMINATION CROSSROADS, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. oil and gas production boom of the past decade has an unwanted side effect: Millions of gallons of briny wastewater have spilled onto land and flowed into waterways, often doing severe damage. An Associated Press analysis of state and federal record finds some ...
    • News GW COUNCIL MAY BAN SMOKING DOWNTOWN Glenwood Springs—Smoking in Glenwood Springs’ downtown commercial core may be banned soon. Last night the city council appeared to be reluctantly leaning in that direction.  The issue was brought before the council in response to a flood of complaints from citizens and business owners concerned about second hand smoke and ...
    • News THOMPSON DIVIDE PROTEST Glenwood Springs—Plans to do exploratory drilling in a popular recreation area near the Thompson Divide drew several protestors yesterday.  About 40 concerned citizens staged a peaceful demonstration with signs showing solidarity for preserving the divide and protecting it’s natural resources.  Houston-based SG Interests owns valid leases to drill in the meadow that people ...
    • News LLAMAS KILLED BY MOUNTAIN LIONS IN WESTERN COLORADO Grand Junction—Young, hungry mountain lions are on the prowl in Western Colorado and residents are being warned by wildlife officials to be cautious.  Three llamas were attacked by what is said to be a rare pack of juvenile mountain lions on the western slope.  Joe Lewandowski with Colorado ...
    • News IRONBRIDGE LAWSUIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS— Homeowners at Ironbridge are waiting to see if a judge will uphold $14 million in awards related to defects in the construction of homes on sinking soils. Recently a jury awarded close $7 million to 20 homeowners at the subdivision, determining that the developer, a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, was responsible for damage. ...
    • News SILT MAN INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER Glenwood Springs— Despite five months of intense mental health treatment, the Silt man accused of killing his father last December after a night of drinking and fighting is not competent to stand trial.  That’s the ruling from Garfield County District Judge James Boyd who based his decision on ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 16TH Battlement Mesa–The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is putting on it’s annual golf tournament August 28th to benefit the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. The foursome scramble will be held at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course in Parachute. The shotgun start is at 8:30 am. Baseball Denver–The Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 15TH Glenwood Springs–Practice begins today for fall sports including softball, volleyball, cross country, boy’s soccer, cheerleading and of course football. The first local football game of the season will be August 26th when Aspen hosts the Delta Panthers. College Football Boulder–New Colorado head coach Jon Embree says overall he’s pleased with the progress the team has ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 12TH ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Tim Tebow (TEE’-boh) showed off his fancy moves on a wild play that didn’t even count. Tebow’s failed scramble just before halftime stood as the play of the game, until Stephen McGee – another option quarterback in college – ran around to throw a 13-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion with 15 seconds left, giving ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 10TH Glenwood Springs–The summer is coming to an end for fall student/athletes. Camps begin next Monday for football, volleyball, softball, girls and boys cross country and boys soccer. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football coaching staff and varsity players will conduct a youth football camp next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 6:30 pm. The ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 9TH Cincinnati, OH–The Colorado Rockies matched a season high with four home runs last night in Cincinnati in a 10-7 win over the Reds. Seth Smith had two of the four round-trippers on the night. Todd Helton smacked a home run while Carlos Gonzalez’ two-run shot broke an eighth inning ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 8TH BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox are back in first place in the American League East. Playing in front of their fans in Fenway Park, the Sox beat the Yankees last night 3-2 in 10 innings. The Yankees blew the lead in the bottom of the ninth when Mariano Rivera gave way on a 2-1 lead. New York now ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 5TH Glenwood Springs–Once again, there’s a statewide shortage of men and women willing to wear the pinstripes. If you’d like to referee football games this fall on the Western Slope, the Three Rivers High School Football Association will train you. Call Dan Chicoine a call at 948-3258 for ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 3RD DENVER (AP) – Kyle Kendrick tossed eight sparkling innings, Ryan Howard homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Tuesday night. Hunter Pence doubled twice and Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each singled and scored a run for the Phillies, who have won five straight. Kendrick (6-5) yielded four hits, struck out a career-high seven and walked two ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Shane Victorino homered to lead off the 10th as the Philadelphia Phillies overtook the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth win in a row. Down to their last out and trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Phillies rallied against Rockies ...
    • Jimenez Trade Final CLEVELAND (AP) – Ubaldo Jimenez has passed his physical, completing a trade that sends him from the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians. The surprising Indians announced during Sunday’s game against Kansas City that the deal was done. They hope Jimenez will anchor their rotation as they try to overtake first-place Detroit in the American League ...