From the KMTS News Room:

    • Missing Deputy Found Dead in his Vehicle “… it was not the outcome we had all been hoping and praying for…” Eagle county officials confirm missing deputy was found deceased in his vehicle. More information here: https://t.co/ra98voB923
    • Highway 6 Project Starts Monday New Castle—A month-long road project along Highway 6 between Rifle and New Castle begins on Monday.  A 7.3 million dollar chip seal treatment will begin just east of City Market in New Castle, ending at Antlers, a little east of Rifle.  Crews with Grand River Construction of Glenwood Springs will remove the old striping and ...
    • Tipton, Bennet, Gardner Respond to Postal Complaints Washington, D.C.—Lousy customer service, bad website information and missing packages….those are some of the biggest complaints about a handful of post offices in Colorado mountain towns including Snowmass and Eagle. The grievances got the attention of Colorado's congressional leaders who are united in demanding an explanation.  Congressman Scott Tipton along with Senators Michael Bennet and ...
    • Day Four of Search for Eagle County Deputy Gypsum—The search for a missing Eagle County Sheriff's Deputy is intensifying on this the fourth day since his disappearance.  26 year old Tayler Esslinger, a corrections officer and volunteer fireman, has been missing since early Tuesday morning.  The Eagle Valley native was last seen that day driving a black, 2011 Dodge pickup with firefighter license ...
    • Identity of Woman Killed in Friday's Crash Released Silt—The woman who was killed in a head-on collision near Silt last Friday afternoon has been identified. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 71 year old Sandra McDowell of Grand Junction died of blunt force injuries in the horrific, three-vehicle crash. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, McDowell's husband was driving eastbound on ...
    • Rifle Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide Rifle—A Rifle man is facing a long time in prison for the December 2017 DUI rollover crash that killed two of his best friends.  After deliberating for over four hours last night, the jury found 41 year old Cody Christopher guilty on all six charges against him including two counts of vehicular homicide. According to ...
    • Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Suspension for Multiple Offender DENVER (AP) – A 46-year-old Colorado man has received a lifetime ban on hunting, fishing, and trapping in Colorado and most other states for various wildlife violations. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says Jeff Bodnar, of Hartsel, recently pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a previous offender and unlawful possession of two black bears and ...
    • Caution Urged Following River Deaths GUNNISON, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two women have died in separate accidents on Colorado's Gunnison River. The Gunnison County Sheriff's Office says a 31-year-old woman was paddle-boarding just west of Gunnison when she fell into swift currents and got stuck in a tree in the river on Friday. She was taken to a Grand Junction hospital ...
    • Two Killed in Charter Bus Crash PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – At least one passenger on a charter bus that crashed on a Colorado interstate remains in critical condition at a Pueblo hospital. Kristina Wolf of Parkview Medical Center said Monday that a second person was listed in stable condition following Sunday's accident. Mallory MacFarlane of Pueblo's St. Mary Corwin Medical Center says four ...
    • Forest Service Approves County Line Project Carbondale—Roughly 33,000 acres of trees and other growth in the White River National Forest will either be intentionally burned or cut down to improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of a major wildfire under a recently approved plan. Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Karen Shroyer approved the County Line Project that would impact Garfield, Pitkin and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Comes Back in Final Inning to Split with Rifle RIFLE (4/20/19) – After an error-fueled 10-3 loss in the opener of a doubleheader to the rival Rifle Bears, the winds of change helped Glenwood Springs come back from a 4-0 deficit in game two and earn a 7-5 win with a seventh-inning rally. A wild first inning provided a preview of what was to come ...
    • Broncos are Set-up to Take a Top Defensive Player in the Upcoming NFL Draft ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway's trade for Joe Flacco in the offseason sets him up to capitalize once again on a draft deep with defensive playmakers. The Broncos own the 10th overall pick and although there's speculation Elway will draft a quarterback, it's unlikely the prototype he likes will be available ...
    • Avalanche Will Try to Wrap-up the Series in Calgary Tonight DENVER (AP) – Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Top scorer Johnny Gaudreau has been held to one assist in the first-round matchup. Teammate Mark Giordano has just two assists after finishing second in scoring among defensemen ...
    • Rockies find the Long Ball in Philly DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs in his return to the lineup and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. McMahon had the first multi-homer game of his career and helped the Rockies snap a five-game home losing streak. Colorado ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Struggle in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver. Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio.
    • Local High School Sports Scores SOCCER Glenwood—-6             Eagle Valley—–1 Roaring Fork—-3       Grand Junction Central—-1 BASEBALL Meeker—-8                 Coal Ridge—-6 Roaring Fork—8         Moffat County—-7
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood on Top of Game in WSL Opening Sweep WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/16/19) –The Battle Mountain Huskies didn’t win a single baseball game last season, so their 7-1 non-league record entering Western Slope League play already represented a substantial achievement in comparison. However, the Huskies dropped to 0-5 in league play, losing 15-5 and 8-2, while Glenwood Springs excelled in all phases of its league ...
    • Rockies Postpone 3rd Game Against Braves DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies' home game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of ...
    • The Avalanche will face the Flames for the first time in the Playoffs Tonight DENVER (AP) – Colorado and Calgary have never met in the playoffs despite both franchises' Stanley Cup pedigree. The first time figures to be an action-packed contest given both teams can fly up and down the ice. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. The first-round ...
    • Nuggets are the #2 Seed, will Face the Spurs in the Playoffs DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Nuggets trailed 95-84 with four minutes left before finishing with a 15-0 run.  The Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs ...