From the KMTS News Room:

    • Comcast Outage Attributed to Hit and Run Glenwood Springs—A hit and run accident between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale late Monday morning left a couple thousand people in the Roaring Fork Valley without cable television, cell service and the internet for about six hours.  According to reports from Comcast, roughly 25-hundred customers in the valley were affected by the outage as well as ...
    • Spring Creek Arsonist to be Tried Denver—The Denmark man charged with arson in the Spring Creek Wildfire will stand trial.  A judge has ruled that Jesper Joergensen will be tried for 141 counts of arson.  That number represents the homes and buildings destroyed by the third largest wildfire in Colorado history. Authorities arrested Joergensen on June 28th after he told police ...
    • End of the Line for Crime Stoppers of Garfield County Glenwood Springs—“McGruff the Crime Dog” is calling it quits in Garfield County.  Due to a general lack of interest from local police departments and the explosion of social media, the Garfield County Chapter of Crimestoppers is pulling the plug.  The once-thriving chapter disbanded in the late 90’s only to revived for one last go-round in ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Back in Effect Friday 9/21 Update: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect, or will go back into effect for all unincorporated land in Pitkin and Eagle Counties as well as land managed by the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management. In addition, most municipalities plan to begin enforcing stage 1 restrictions. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario ...
    • Crews Make Fast Progress on Moffat County Fire Craig—The Boone Draw Draw Fire about 50 miles west of Craig seems to be settling down.  The fire, burning on BLM land began only five days ago but rapidly grew to nearly 8,700 acres.  Officials at the BLM Field office in Kremmling say crews have already achieved 80 percent containment despite hot, dry and windy ...
    • Wildfire Season Lingers Steamboat Springs—There’s no relaxing until a wildfire is 100 percent contained.  Firefighters near Steamboat Springs were reminded of that when a two-month old fire that 70 percent contained flared up again.  Aaron Voos with the Routt National Forest says the fire jumped containment lines Wednesday and came within a few miles of U.S. Highway 40.  ...
    • Blue Mesa Reservoir in Trouble Gunnison—The largest body of water in Colorado, Blue Mesa Reservoir west of Gunnison, is fast approaching historic lows this fall.  The Bureau of Reclamation says the reservoir, which feeds into the Colorado River is currently at 39 percent capacity.  Sandra Snell-Dobert, a spokeswoman for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park says the water ...
    • Tipton Pushes for Wildfire Prevention Funding Glenwood Springs—Now that fire restrictions have been lifted in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin County along with BLM and Forest Service lands, it’s time to think about wildfire prevention.  Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says it’s also a good opportunity to discuss ways to redirect billions of dollars that are burned up every year fighting fires.  Tipton ...
    • Plans Unveiled for New Rifle Nursing Home Rifle—The E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle is recognized around the country as a top notch facility.  The problem is, it’s old and officials say it seems when a leak is repaired, another is sure to follow.  Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs is thankful voters approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure last ...
    • Rifle Nursing Home Plans Rifle—10 months ago, voters in Garfield County approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure to replace the old, dilapidated E. Dene Moore Care Center and expand Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  Tonight, the Rifle City Council will get it’s first look at the plans for the new nursing home that will replace the 51 year ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS DISPATCH TIGERS AFTER DRUBBING IN FRUITA GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/20/17) – Whimsically dubbed, “The game that shall not be named,” a dual drubbing in Fruita the night before had no residual effect as Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls basketball teams got back on track with relatively easy wins over the visiting Summit Tigers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 46, SUMMIT 31 After an early 8-2 lead over ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood—47    Steamboat Springs—42 Eagle Valley—36    Coal Ridge—19 Battle Mountain—43   Roaring Fork—40 Boys Glenwood—39    Steamboat Springs—38 Eagle Valley—72   Coal Ridge—63 Roaring Fork—57  Battle Mountain—43 NUGGETS WIN LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a furious late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS; BOYS MOVE INTO 1st PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/17/17) – In a test of the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams’ readiness to challenge for post-season play, both passed in a double header sweep of the Steamboat Springs Sailors, but just barely. The Glenwood boys (8-5, 3-1 WSL) trailed by eleven going into the fourth quarter, but led by Angel Garcia’s ...
    • Broncos Head Coach Hunt Continues ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos met Tuesday with Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, the third candidate to interview for their head coaching vacancy following Gary Kubiak’s resignation for health reasons. “He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,” general manager John Elway tweeted after the interview ...
    • Split Victories in High School Basketball The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIVALS DIVIDE, DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/10/17) – Glenwood’s Angel Garcia and Rifle’s Carter Sturgeon, key 3-point gunners for their respective teams, were both mired in futility from beyond the arc. One would break out, while the other’s struggles continued as Garcia’s string of 15-straight misses ended with back-to-back treys in the second quarter of the Demons’ 45-41 overtime ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RANKINGS Undated—This week’s state rankings according to “On the Mat” show Glenwood Springs at number 14 in class 4A.  Pueblo County is the top ranked team in Colorado.  Eagle Valley was the only high school squad from the area to be ranked, coming in at 15th in 3A.  From Rifle, two wrestlers are ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s games between Glenwood Springs and Eagle Valley in Gypsum have been postponed due to the severe weather.  No make up date has been announced.  The Rifle Bears however will play on the road tonight at Palisade High School. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 with the boys following at 7. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies in last night’s Western Slope League opener.  Elly Walters scored 18 points while Samantha Hinkle added 15 to lead the Lady Bears over Battle Mountain, 46-32.  Monique Stevens poured in 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc to ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS’ POSTSEASON HOPES DASHED IN KC Kansas City, MO.— (AP) With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a ...