From the KMTS News Room:

    • Eastbound I-70 Closed Due To Major Early Morning Accident UPDATE, Eastbound I-70 is Open! Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, a pair of motorcyclists laid down their bikes to avoid a bear on the interstate. A semi-truck clipped one of the motorcycles and the semi-truck was soon engulfed in flames. The fire caused several explosions that were heard throughout much of New Castle. Fortunately, there were ...
    • Could Thomas Rhett have the Song of the Summer with “Life Changes?” Thomas Rhett‘s autobiographical “Life Changes” is likely to be a huge hit this summer on country radio — that’s kind of a given. But the music experts at Spotify are predicting the self-referential tune may be bigger than that
    • Drug Dealing Brothers Busted In Garfield County Glenwood Springs—A sizable methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin trafficking operation in Garfield and Eagle County has been shut down following a nearly year-long undercover investigation.  The main suspects, brothers Jose Alejandro Flores-Alba and Agustin Flores-Alba are in custody.  According to information from the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) one undercover officer buy netted about two ...
    • Eagle County Investing In Mental Health Resources Eagle—After a record year for suicides in Eagle County, officials have decided to invest more money to expand mental health resources.  The Eagle County Board of Commissioners committed a half million dollars based on recommendations from the county’s new Mental Health Advisory Committee.  Mental health providers in the county say calls for service have gone ...
    • More Western Colorado Communities Banning Fireworks Grand Junction—If you want Fourth of July fireworks this year, you might have to go to Disneyland.  More communities in Western Colorado have decided to ban Independence Day pyrotechnics because of the extreme fire danger.  The Mesa County Board of Commissioners approved a ban on the sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas this week.  Megan ...
    • Aspen Food Pantry Closed This Week Due to an unexpected construction project, the LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry will be closed Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.  Please visit our website at www.liftup.org for other LIFT-UP Pantry locations and times.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to re-open next week. The LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry is located at ...
    • C-DOT Looks for Grants to Help with Highway 13 Improvements State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker can be treacherous any time of year. The Colorado Department of Transportation is anxious to make a number improvements to the busy highway to make it safer. Dewayne Sabbadel is a grant writer with C-DOT and says it’s high on the priority list. Sabbadel says last fall, C-DOT applied ...
    • Man Missing After Jumping Into Grand Junction Canal GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a man who jumped into a canal while fleeing state troopers in western Colorado might have drowned. The man, whose name has not been released, was pulled over at the Palisade exit off Interstate 70 on Tuesday evening and ran away down a small embankment while troopers searched his ...
    • Expanded Bus Service and WE-cycle Updates Aim to Reduce Traffic Aspen, CO – Commuters and residents are encouraged to evaluate public transit options alternatives during the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project. A central option for commuter traffic and cross-town access is the bus system. The City of Aspen approved two additional buses between the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Rubey Park to ...
    • “I want you to be fearless dream warriors”: Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles delivers the commencement address at her alma mater, Agnes Scott College This summer, Jennifer Nettles will be spending her weekends performing with bandmate Kristian Bush on Sugarland‘s Still the Same reunion tour

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Glenwood & Rifle Lady Golfers Bring Home The Hardware From The State Tournament Colorado Springs/Pueblo—The 2018 high school girls’ golf season will be one to remember fondly.  The Glenwood Demons brought home an impressive 2nd place plaque to add to the school’s trophy case.  The Demons were led by Lauren Murphy’s plus 22, two-day score and third place individual finish.  Glenwood’s four stroke lead after day one slipped ...
    • Rockies Lose To Dodgers Los Angeles, CA— Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Yasiel Puig followed with a solo shot, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Dodgers’ five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just 9-14.  The Rockies close ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS CLINCH SECOND WITH SUMMIT SWEEP, AWAIT PLAYOFFS WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/7/18) – “We had to step it up today if we wanted to continue the season,” Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said as his team held onto second place in the Western Slope League with a sweep of Summit County in Monday’s make-up doubleheader. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the total ...
    • Glenwood Springs High School Names New Football Coach Glenwood Springs—After a nearly six month search, the Glenwood Demons have a new head football coach, Pat Engle.  Engle, who was the head coach of the Demons’ freshman program as well as the head varsity coach at Battle Mountain for four years was chosen among a strong field of candidates to replace Rocky Whitworth.  Whitworth, ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Sweep Huskies, Setting Up Summit Showdown Monday WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/5/18) – Sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men actually do work out. At least for Glenwood Springs’ baseball coach Eric Nieslanik and his staff, the Demons’ 11-1, 11-0, doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain, saving their number one and two starting pitchers for Monday’s games with Summit County, couldn’t have gone ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: MEEKER OUTLASTS COAL RIDGE IN LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT PEACH VALLEY (4/26/18) – Both teams combined for 366 pitches, 24 walks, and the WINNING team used nine pitchers, who threw 108 balls to just 80 strikes and hit SIX batters, overcoming those gifts to the opposition by scoring in EVERY inning. Oh, and the LOSING team scored eight runs in the first two innings ...
    • Patrick Roy Coaching Again QUEBEC CITY (AP) – Patrick Roy has returned to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager. The Hall of Fame goalie signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team. The 52-year-old Roy previously acted as part-owner, coach and GM of the Remparts from 2005-2013, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. “The ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS WALK OVER DEMONS TWICE IN FIRST-PLACE DUEL PALISADE (4/21/18) – The showdown for first place in the 4A Western Slope League lasted five and a half innings, plus two outs – then a barrage of walks, five straight to be precise, blew apart a 1-1 pitching duel, leading to a 9-1 Palisade win over Glenwood Springs in the first game of what ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: TITAN DEFENSE, LATE RELIEF, HALT DEMON WIN STREAK PEACH VALLEY (4/19/18) – For an ostensibly “meaningless,” non-league game, Coal Ridge’s 9-6 win over Glenwood Springs on a windy Thursday afternoon was filled with sub-plots beyond just a 3A Western Slope League team halting a 4A WSL team’s six-game winning streak. “We’re getting there,” Titan coach Dan Larsen said following his team’s third straight win ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Snows Under Panthers with Seven-run Fifth WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/17/18) – Amid swirling and driving snowflakes, the Glenwood Springs’ bats heated up for a seven-run fifth inning, invoking the mercy rule to close out a 12-2, non-league win over Montezuma-Cortez Tuesday. A 2-run double by Liam McMahon in his first varsity at bat keyed the outburst that made a complete-game winner of ...