From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Fallen Douglas County Deputy Highlands Ranch—Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and several of his deputies attended this morning’s memorial service for Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish. The 29 year old husband and father of two girls was gunned down in a New Year’s Eve ambush-style attack at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch.  Hundreds of people waving American flags ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Snowpack Way Down Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Watershed continues to lag behind average levels for this time of year. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the SWE or Snow Water Equivalent on McClure Pass is 13 percent of normal while the basin itself is only 55 percent of normal. One year ago, ...
    • Bad News for Colorado River Supplies Las Vegas—We may be enjoying sunny, winter days but it’s bad news for the Colorado River Basin. The first forecast of the year from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City paints a bleak picture for the seven western states that rely on the Colorado River. Experts say the Colorado is only expected to ...
    • Criminal Charges for Driver in Double Fatality Near Rifle Rifle—The man behind the wheel in last week’s deadly rollover crash north of Rifle that claimed the lives of two local men is facing criminal charges.  40 year old Cody Christopher made his first appearance in Garfield County court yesterday where he was formally charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, assault and DUI.  36 ...
    • Garfield County Men Killed in Crash North of Rifle   Rifle—Two local men were killed in a car crash late Thursday night on a remote road north of the Rifle Correctional facility.  According to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 41 year old Trent Johnson of Glenwood Springs and 36 year old Matthew Smith of Rifle died at the scene of the accident at ...
    • New Colorado Laws Undated—If you were earning minimum wage in Colorado in 2017, you just got a hefty raise as of yesterday. Thanks to a new law that went into effect with the new year, Colorado’s minimum wage went from $7.18 an hour to $10.20 an hour. It’s the first step in a plan approved by voters to ...
    • Bustang Expanding Grand Junction—The popular bus service that connected Glenwood Springs to Denver is getting bigger.  The Colorado Department of Transportation is expanding Bustang bus service to southwest Colorado.  Starting next summer, the eye-catching purple buses equipped with extra amenities will be connecting Grand Junction to Durango and Gunnison to Denver while serving the cities and towns ...
    • Wildfires Burn up Ski Area Budgets Aspen—The next time you complain about buying a lift ticket at your local ski resort, remember one thing; a good chunk of that money is going toward fighting wildfires elsewhere. During the 2017 fiscal year, the White River National Forest, the most popular recreational forest in the nation, shelled out over 20 million dollars to ...
    • Man With Sword Arrested After Attempted Robbery COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A sword-wielding man suspected of robbing a Colorado Springs bank is in custody after a standoff with police in a nearby apartment building. Colorado Springs police Lt. Howard Black says 39-year-old Anthony Hammond faces an aggravated robbery charge after the Tuesday robbery. Black says the suspect entered the bank with a sword ...
    • Increase in Oil and Gas Drilling Activity GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Figures show oil and gas drilling activity in western Colorado is at its highest pace in several years, with no signs of slowing down in 2018. The Daily Sentinel reports Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission data through Dec. 8 shows drilling had begun on 113 wells so far this year ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: RIFLE SQUEEZES BY GLENWOOD IN EXTRA INNINGS RIFLE (4/8/14) – It’s called “Small Ball,” and the Rifle Bears under coach Troy Phillips have excelled at doing the little things right to win baseball games. Their 6-5 extra-inning comeback win over Glenwood Springs Tuesday evening was an excellent example. The Bears (7-4, 4-3 WSL) parlayed four stolen bases, three bunts, and several ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Continue Hit Barage, Sweep Rams CARBONDALE (4/5/14) – After rolling up 25 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain midweek, the Glenwood Springs baseball team made it five straight wins and increased the offensive thunder, winning 28-6 and 10-0 in a pair of non-league games at Roaring Fork on Saturday. Chase Nieslanik (2-1), who had a no-hitter into the sixth ...
    • Sports, March 26th AVS SNAP LOSING STREAK IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in regulation and then netted the winner in the shootout to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.Cody McLeod and Nick Holden also for Colorado, which ended a three game losing streak. NICASIO ...
    • Sports, March 25th GLENWOOD ALUMNUS NAMED COLLEGE ALL-AMERICAN Grand Junction—Colorado Mesa University senior point guard Sharaya Selsor was one of the best players in women’s college basketball this season.  The Glenwood Springs High School graduate was named to the Daktronics All-America 1st Team.  It’s the first time a CMU woman has earned such an honor.  Selsor, who averaged over ...
    • Sports, March 21st HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES COAL RIDGE—-15  (Christian Corona hit for the cycle) ASPEN—-7   BASALT—19 GRAND VALLEY—–6   SOCCER COAL RIDGE—2 BASALT——–1   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL—2 GRAND VALLEY——————-1  OVERTIME   SWIMMING Glenwood competes at the Montrose Invitational Friday and Saturday. TRACK AND FIELD Glenwood, Rifle, Grand Valley athletes compete Friday and Saturday at the annual Mickey Dunn Invitational at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.   NHL The Avs host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 ...
    • Sports, Marach 19th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Rifle Bears clobbered the Grand Valley Cardinalson a chilly afternoon in Parachute, 25 to 3.  TroyPhillips’ Bears put the game away in the top half ofthe first inning with 15 runs.  Rifle is now 4 and 1overall and will host the Delta Panthers this Saturdayin an important league doubleheader.  Grand ...
    • Sports, March 13th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood @ Delta—6pm Coal Ridge @ Moffat County—4pm TENNIS Glenwood @ Aspen—4pm Vail Mtn. @ Roaring Fork—4pm DECKER A JET NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, considered by many the top free agent at his position. Decker spent all day yesterday at the Jets’ ...
    • Sports, March 6th WOMEN’S PAC 12 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEATTLE (AP) – Brittany Wilson scored 17 points but a steal at the final minute may have blunted a last rally by UCLA as ninth-seeded Colorado defeated the eighth-seeded Bruins 76-65 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. In a game of streaks, UCLA (13-18) had scored six ...
    • Sports, March 5th POST SEASON HONORS FOR LOCAL PREP BASKETBALL PLAYERS Undated—Rifle High School senior players Trenton Brown and Tanner Quick were named co-players of the year in Western Slope League. Brown and Quick were joined on the all-league first team by fellow Bear Wyatt Robinson.  Rifle seniors Tanner Rust and Clinton Farr were named to the honorable mention ...
    • Sports, March 3rd 3A STATE BASKETBALL BRACKETS GIRLS HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL FRI/4:30PM:  #1 Holy Family vs #32 Estes Park FRI/3:00PM:  #16 Centauri vs #17 Cedaredge Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL FRI/7:00PM:  #8 Bennett vs #25 La Junta FRI/5:00PM:  #9 Eaton vs #24 Faith Christian Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm PEAK TO PEAK HIGH SCHOOL FRI/7:00PM:  #5 Peak to ...