From the KMTS News Room:

    • Kayaker’s Body Found Telluride—The body of the kayaker who went missing nearly two weeks ago in Miramonte Reservoir in San Miguel County has been found.  The Sheriff’s office says the body of the 21 year old Norwood man was recovered last night by deputies and parks and wildlife officers.  The friend of the man told authorities he spoke ...
    • Campground Evacuated Due to Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A brush fire in western Colorado closed Interstate 70 for several hours and led state park officials to evacuate a campground as a precaution. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says all 77 campsites in the Island Access Campground in the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park were full on Friday evening ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS TOPPLE LEAGUE LEADERS, BOYS STAY UNBEATEN GYPSUM (1/15/16) — In a clash of Western Slope gunslingers that did not disappoint, the Rifle Lady Bears, led by sophomore Elly Walters, knocked off previously unbeaten Eagle Valley and league scoring leader Kylie Martin with a fourth-quarter comeback 57-49 in the Devils’ Inferno Gym Friday night. The Glenwood boys maintained their ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS UPDATE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw in practice on Friday but remains questionable for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against Denver. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained right shoulder sustained in last weekend’s wild-card win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has “a chance” after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend’s 18-16 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: HORNING TOPS 1,000; LADY HUSKIES BREAK THROUGH EDWARDS (1/8/16) – It was a night for milestones, and like all such events, some were sweet and others bitter. For Cam Horning, the frosting on his Glenwood Springs team’s 64-54 victory at Battle Mountain came two minutes after halftime when his 3-pointer brought his four-year, career total to 1,000 points scored. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Grand Junction Central Warriors—36    Rifle Bears—-34 BOYS Grand Junction Central—50       Rifle—-40 Olathe—The Grand Valley Cardinals travel to Olathe tonight to take on the Pirates.  The girl’s game tips off at 5:30 and the boys contest will follow at 7. NFL / DENVER BRONCOS Englewood— Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs.  Coach Gary Kubiak ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Coal Ridge—50     Basalt—41 BOYS Coal Ridge—-63    Basalt—-41 GAMES TONIGHT Rifle plays at Grand Junction Central at 6 and 7:30 NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line by claiming defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk on waivers Tuesday from Columbus.The addition of Bodnarchuk comes a day after the Avalanche had defenseman Erik Johnson suffer a lower-body injury in the ...
    • SPORTS SCORES     NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUEFinal          Cincinnati          24    Baltimore          16Final          Detroit                24    Chicago              20Final          Houston                30    Jacksonville      6Final          Miami                    20    New  England      10Final          New  Orleans        20    Atlanta              17Final          Buffalo                22    N-Y  Jets            17Final          Philadelphia      35    N-Y  Giants        30Final          Pittsburgh          28    Cleveland          12Final          Indianapolis      30    Tennessee          24Final          Washington          34    Dallas                23Final          Kansas  City        23    Oakland              17Final          Denver                  27    ...
    • SPORTS SCORES AP-Scorecard     Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:          NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION      Final          Orlando              100    Brooklyn              93      Final          L-A  Clippers    122    Charlotte          117      Final          L-A  Lakers        112    Boston                104      Final          Toronto                94    Washington          91      Final  OT    Chicago              102    Indiana              100      Final          Minnesota            94    Utah                      80      Final          Dallas                114    Golden  State      91      Final          San  ...
    • SPORTS AP-CO–Sports Right Now,958Latest Colorado sports    CAVALIERS-NUGGETS DENVER (AP) – LeBron James scored 34 points on the eve of his 31st birthday, Iman Shumpert added a season-high 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 93-87 on Tuesday night.     Kevin Love had eight points and 14 rebounds to help Cleveland finish off a four-game West ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN OVERTIME THRILLER, PLAYOFF BOUND DENVER (AP) – The Denver Broncos are headed to the playoffs with last night’s 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Denver can earn the top seed in the AFC with a win over San Diego and a loss by New England at Miami next weekend. DENVER (AP) – Last ...