From the KMTS News Room:

    • Roaring Fork Valley Man Killed in DUI Hit & Run Identified Basalt—Friends and family are grieving the death of a longtime Roaring Fork Valley local who was hit and killed by a drunk driver late Friday night while crossing Highway 82 in Basalt.  54 year old Michael Campion of Aspen Village had just finished having dinner with some friends and was crossing 82 to catch a  ...
    • John McCain, Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero, dies at 81 John McCain, Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero, dies at 81 (SEDONA, Ariz.) — Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John S. McCain died Saturday, months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. He was 81. McCain served in the United States Senate for three decades, was first elected in 1986, and was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. McCain ran twice unsuccessfully ...
    • Trial Set For Glenwood Springs Man In Wife's Murder Glenwood Springs—It's been nearly two years since Bianca Jurado was gunned down in an apartment south of Glenwood Springs.  Her ex-husband, the man police believe pulled the trigger will finally stand trial for first degree murder.  Last summer, 29 year old Gustavo Olivo-Tellez originally entered a plea of not guilty but changed to an insanity ...
    • Rifle Man Gets Life Sentence For Wife's 2000 Murder Mount Pleasant, Iowa—A man from Rifle will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife nearly two decades ago in Iowa. A district judge sentenced 58 year old Michael Syperda to the life sentence for the death of Elizabeth Syperda.  She was 22 years old at the time ...
    • Early Morning Quake Reported In Rio Blanco County White River City—An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale was reported this morning around 2 o'clock in a remote area of Rio Blanco County. According to information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered about 20 miles west of Meeker near the sparsely populated town of White River City.  The quake was ...
    • Carbondale Overdose Investigation Nets Second Arrest Carbondale/Grand Junction—A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a Carbondale man.  The Drug Enforcement Administration says 52 year old Bruce Holder has been indicted on charges of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and distribution resulting in serious bodily injury.  Agents believe Holder was dealing the drug along with ...
    • Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Drilling Setback Initiative Denver—Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis don't see eye-to-eye on many issues but the candidates hoping to be the next governor of Colorado do agree that Citizen's Ballot Initiative 97 would be bad for the state.  Appearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association's annual Energy Summit, Stapleton, the Republican candidate and Democrat, Polis both say ...
    • Local Wildfire Updates Rifle/Meeker—Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents worried about the Cache Creek Wildfire are encouraged to attend tonight's public information meeting at the Grand Valley Fire Station #1.  Officials with the Type-3 Incident Management will discuss and answer questions about the fire's behavior over the last week as well as current and future plans of attack.  The ...
    • Firefighters Challenged by Cache Creek Fire Rifle—The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle is going to kick up a lot of smoke for a long time.  Fire Operations Chief Jim Genung informed a packed house at last night's public information meeting in Battlement Mesa that due to the challenging conditions and terrain, the size of the fire grew to over 2,500 ...
    • Truck Fire Near Glenwood Vapor Caves Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A late morning truck fire near the vapor caves shut down westbound I-70 for over an hour Thursday.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a mechanical failure in the pickup truck's gas tank caused the vehicle to erupt in flames that also sparked a small brush fire near the bike path.  ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—3     Grand Junction Central—0 Roaring Fork—3    Moffat County——-1 Paonia—-3           Coal Ridge————-1 SOCCER Grand Junction—2      Glenwood—–1 Coal Ridge——7       Rifle——1 SOFTBALL Rifle—-13    Eagle Valley—3 Rifle—-3     Eagle Valley—-2 Cedaredge—12      Basalt—-2 Basalt—8       Cedaredge—-7 MLB/ROCKIES DENVER (AP) – Kelby Tomlinson hit a one-out, tiebreaking single in the ninth and ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Soccer Tonight Steamboat Springs at Glenwood Springs  6 pm Eagle Valley at Rifle      6 pm Aspen at Vail Mountain    4 pm VOLLEYBALL Demon Invitational Tournament (Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium) Roaring Fork at Glenwood Springs   6 pm (Other school in the tournament include Denver Christian, Rangely and Grand Valley) MLB Denver—The Colorado Rockies split Wednesday's doubleheader at Coors Field winning game ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SCORES Volleyball Grand Junction—3   Glenwood—0 Soccer Roaring Fork—4      Rifle—–2 Jefferson Academy—4    Aspen—0 Softball Rifle—26    Palisade—–4 Rifle—15     Palisade—–1 Elsewhere in sports… DENVER (AP) – The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed because of rain.They will now play a split doubleheader Wednesday, with the first game at 1:10 ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS NAME STARTING QB Denver—Trevor Siemian has been chosen as the number one quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Coach Gary Kubiak told the team Monday that Siemian will be the starting signal caller when the  Broncos face Carolina in the season opener Sept. 8. Kubiak informed Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their ...
    • KMTS EXPANDS COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE KMTS TO CARRY BUFFS AND RAMS COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN 2016 Glenwood Springs–Whether you cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes or the Rams of Colorado State University, you'll be able to follow both football programs on the radio this season throughout the valley. Your Brand of Country, 99.1/99.5/95.9/105.5/102.3/97.1 KMTS-FM will broadcast a select number of games to satisify ...
    • SPORTS DOG DAY 5K THIS SATURDAY Glenwood Springs—The 4th annual “Dog Day 5k” is coming up this Saturday, August 20th at Two Rivers Park. The run/walk event is put on by Colorado Animal Rescue and raises money for the animal shelter. Registration begins at 8 am and the race gets under way at 9. MLB/ROCKIES Denver—The Colorado ...
    • Von Miller and Broncos Reach Agreement ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has agreed to a blockbuster $114.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history. The Super Bowl MVP accepted the six-year offer two hours before Friday's deadline, tweeting a photo of himself with the caption “For Life.” Miller ...
    • SPORTS ALL STAR PITCHERS NAMED SAN DIEGO (AP) – The winningest pitchers in both major leagues will be the starters for tomorrow night's All-Star game in San Diego. Chicago's Chris Sale — who has a 14-3 record — gets the start for the American League. The National League goes with the Giants' Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) who is ...
    • SPORTS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL / ROCKIES, ALL-STAR NEWS San Francisco, CA— All-Star Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Colorado the big hit it has missed for much of the past week, and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Tuesday night to end a season-high six-game losing ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN AWARD FOR MEDIA RELATIONS Englewood—The Denver Broncos' public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award winners from the Professional Football Writers of America for consistently striving for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. The Super Bowl champion Broncos earned the award for the third time and the second ...