From the KMTS News Room:

    • Shel Will “Pinch Hit” Final Summer of Music Concert Yesterday morning, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director Christina Brusig received a phone call concert promoters hate;  Their headliner for the final Summer of Music performance of the year can’t make it.  Apparently the Groovetrotters’ tour bus broke down in Wisconsin and they won’t be able to perform tomorrow night. Fortunately, a local (sort of) solution ...
    • Red Canyon Fire (July 19, 2015 4:00 PM)  The Red Canyon Fire has been fully contained.  Mop up is expected to continue for the next several days, but for now, suppression of the area’s only active wildfire seems well in hand. (July 18, 2015 7:00 AM) With cooler temperatures expected today, officials hope to build a fire line around ...
    • James Holmes: Guilty CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A jury has found Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of murder in the methodically planned attack that left 12 dead and dozens wounded. The verdict means the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student could get the death penalty for the 2012 ...
    • News CHANGE OF VENUE ORDERED FOR VAIL WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT VAIL (AP) – A Colorado judge has agreed to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Vail Resorts from Broomfield to Eagle County to be closer to the site of the accident.The parents of 13-year-old Taft Conlin are seeking damages after their son died in an avalanche ...
    • News NEW CAMPING RESTRICTIONS FOR MAROON BELLS ASPEN (AP) — Those looking to camp in the Aspen area will have to bring bear-resistant food and garbage containers this summer or risk a hefty fine. The White River National Forest has enacted an emergency order that requires use of the special containers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Fines ...
    • News IRS SCAM TARGETING GARFIELD COUNTY RESIDENTS Glenwood Springs—Hang up and call the police immediately if you get a call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service saying you owe back taxes.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the IRS phone scam almost bilked one local person out of an easy ...
    • News MILITARY RELEASES RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION INTO JET CRASH THAT KILLED NEW CASTLE MAN Norfolk, VA.—Air Force Captain Will Dubois didn’t realize his F-16 was descending until the last second before it crashed in the Middle East last December.  That’s the conclusion of the investigative report released today by Air Combat Command in Virginia.  The 30 year ...
    • News BABY SARAH MEMORIAL TONIGHT Parachute—The memorial for Sarah Ogden will be held tonight at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.  Sarah was only four weeks old when she died June 20th after allegedly being beaten by her father.  While her parents sit in a jail cell in Minnesota awaiting extradition back to Garfield County, family, friends and the ...
    • News HALL OF FAME GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH DIES Glenwood Springs—Stubler Memorial Field will be packed this Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School as family, friends and community members honor the life of legendary, Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Miller.  Miller died this past Monday at the age of 79.  Miller retired in 1995 with ...
    • News MEMORIAL SET FOR SARAH OGDEN Parachute—Four-week old Sarah Ogden had a twin brother.  The baby girl who died June 20th in Parachute after allegedly being beaten by her father, will be remembered and honored during a memorial service this Friday night at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.  The service and fundraiser was organized by community leaders in ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports GLENWOOD COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING FOR TITLE Grand Junction—A few weeks ago, they were in last place in the Mountain West Summer College Baseball League with a 5 and 11 record.  Then, the Glenwood Geckos caught fire, reeling off a half dozen wins including yesterday’s 8-5 victory over the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters to put ...
    • Sports COACH MILLER MEMORIAL Glenwood Springs—Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Stubler Memorial Field this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of the man who paced those sidelines longer than anyone as the head football coach of the Glenwood Demons.  Coach Don Miller passed away Monday at the age of 79.  The services for ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH MOVING ON Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball coach Cory Hitchcock is moving on.  After a successful five year run that included two league championships, Hitchcock is headed to Missouri Valley College to be an assistant women’s basketball coach.  Missouri Valley is an NAIA Division 1 school in the city of Marshall.  Hitchcock ...
    • Sports AVALANCHE-O’REILLY Sakic says he still wants to sign O’Reilly DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He ...
    • Sports 4A GIRLS STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Carbondale—On her home course, freshman Lauren Murphy, golfing for Glenwood Spings, was the top local golfer in the state championship tournament.  Murphy’s two-day total of 159 was good for 7th place.  Melissa Steinbach, in her fourth straight state championship tournament carded an 88 on both days and in 30th place.  Rifle ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAMES POSTPONED Glenwood Springs—Inclement weather on the front range has forced officials to postpone several playoff baseball games including those involving the Basalt Longhorns and the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Longhorn’s game at Manitou Springs will be played Monday morning at 11.  The first round playoff game between the Titans and ...
    • STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT Carbondale—The 6th seeded Pearls of Colorado Rocky Mountain School will host #11 Resurrection Christian this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The winner will play Dawson School Friday afternoon at 4. May 8th is the day of competition for the Coal Ridge Titans in the 3A state tournament. Coal Ridge with ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKET Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans earned an 11 seed in the Colorado State High School 3A state tournament bracket of 32. Coal Ridge, which took second place in the Western Slope, will take on number 22 Sterling this Friday in a round one game in Greeley. The Colorado Rocky ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Seniors Hand Palisade First League Loss in Finale WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/2/15) – For seven Glenwood Springs senior baseball players, their final game was both bitter and sweet, as the Demons’ disappointing season ended on a definite high note with a 5-4 win over the previously undefeated Western Slope League champion Palisade Bulldogs. “It (the season) couldn’t have ended better for this group of ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Dickerson’s had his third solo shot in two days despite playing with pain in his left ...