From the KMTS News Room:

    • Changes Afoot at River District Glenwood Springs—Some big changes are ahead for the Colorado River Water Conservation District.  Longtime General Manager Eric Kuhn is stepping down soon and will be succeeded by local attorney and water expert Andy Mueller.  River district board Vice President Dave Merritt says this is a sign of things to come.  He says several senior executives ...
    • Suspected ‘Crips’ Gang Member Busted In Garfield County Parachute—A man with ties to the infamous Los Angeles street gang known as the “Crips” is in the Garfield County Jail after being busted recently in Parachute.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 47 year old Nathaniel Arlington was found hiding in a suitcase in an apartment bedroom and taken into custody ...
    • CRMS Grad Commits Suicide After Girlfriend Dies in Avalanche Carbondale—A renowned mountain climber and outdoor adventurist from Carbondale who took his own life after his girlfriend died in an avalanche last weekend in Montana, left exact directions for recovery teams to find her body.  According to a letter left behind by 27 year old Hayden Kennedy, he survived the slide but, “not the unbearable ...
    • Fundraiser for Hernandez Family New Castle—The New Castle family that suffered a devastating loss of three members in a horrific accident nearly two weeks ago needs the community’s help.  A fundraiser is planned for the Hernandez family on October 20th at Burning Mountain Park in New Castle.  A potluck, silent auction and concert will be held to help the ...
    • Aspen Court Hearing for Member of Kennedy Family Aspen—The grandson of Robert F. Kennedy who pled guilty in an Aspen bar fight last year is asking for criminal and court records to be sealed.  A petition was filed on behalf of John Conor Kennedy after the case was dismissed by prosecutors.  Kennedy pled guilty in February to disorderly conduct and was given a ...
    • Fiber Optic Cable Cut in Carbondale UPDATE: After a nearly 12 hour outage, telephone and internet service was restored just after midnight. Pitkin County officials say a severed fiber optic cable in the Carbondale area is to blame for a telephone and internet outage today. Services affected include cellular and landline telephone as well as internet. Telephone service at Aspen Valley Hospital is ...
    • NEWS DOWNTOWN GW TRAFFIC REDUCED Glenwood Springs—It took a few days for people to catch on but eventually the detours through Glenwood Springs paid dividends during the early stages of the Grand Avenue Bridge Project.  Project spokesman Tom Newland says traffic counts were done the week after school started.  He says between September 9th and the 15th ...
    • NEWS DEATH TOLL NOW UP TO THREE IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH NEAR RIFLE Rifle—Three members of a New Castle family including two young girls were killed early this morning after the SUV they were in hit a bear on westbound I-70 near Rifle and rolled several times through the median into the eastbound lanes.  Four others in ...
    • NEWS DEADLY EARLY MORNING ROLLOVER NEAR RIFLE Rifle—A man and a child were killed and five people were injured early this morning when a Chevy SUV hit a bear on westbound I-70 and rolled several times near Rifle. According to early reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the vehicle rolled through the median and into the eastbound ...
    • NEWS RIFLE CREW HELPING WITH SUMMIT COUNTY FIRE Dillon—A 20-person hand crew from Rifle was sent to help fight the wind-whipped wildfire near Dillon.  The Tenderfoot 2 fire has burned about 25 acres since late Monday but is 50 percent contained.  The fire, burning in a large beetle-kill area of lodgepole pine trees along with sage and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 26th GIRLS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES Rifle beat Sierra 47-38 to advance to the round of 32.   The Lady Bears will take on the top-seeded Eagles of Broomfield this Friday night.   Elsewhere in 4A girl’s action, Palisade beat Niwot 63-36 and will take on Pueblo West Friday night.   The second-seeded Glenwood Lady Demons will play the Lady ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Craig Denney Presents District Championship to Lady Demons GRAND JUNCTION (2/22/14) — As if winning a district championship wasn’t enough for the Glenwood Lady Demons, their courageous and much-loved athletic director, Craig Denney, was on hand to present the trophy after a hard-fought 41-37 win over Montrose at Colorado Mesa University Saturday. The Rifle boys came up short in their bid for the ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls, Rifle Boys Move Into District Finals GRAND JUNCTION (2/21/14) — A tale of two halves, to borrow a phrase from Dickens, provided much drama in the semi-final round of the Western Slope League district tournament Friday at Colorado Mesa University before the Glenwood girls and Rifle boys won closely contested games to advance to their respective championships on Saturday. GLENWOOD ...
    • DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Glenwood Girls, Both Rifle Teams Advance PALISADE/GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/14) — Three local teams won a place in the 4A state tournament by winning their first-round games in the Western Slope League District Tournament, held at Colorado Mesa University and Palisade High School. The number-one seed Glenwood Lady Demons scored a season-high 74 points in dismantling 8th-seeded Durango. The Rifle ...
    • Sports, February 19th SOCHI, Russia (AP) – It will be Team USA and Canada in the men’s hockey semifinals. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.  Canada advanced ...
    • Sports, February 18th SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The U.S. now has 20 medals at the Winter Olympics. The most recent came in men’s ski halfpipe as David Wise of Northstar, Calif., won the gold. The winner of three straight Winter X Games titles, the 23-year old scored a 92 on his first run through heavy snow to secure ...
    • 2014 Western Slope League 4A Boys Basketball District Playoff Bracket Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 #1 Rifle (15-3) Won 42-36     CMU 7:30PM     #8 Cortez (6-13)  Rifle (16-3) Won 52-33     CMU 7:30PM   #4 Steamboat (15-5)  Palisade (13-8)   Palisade HS 4:30PM    Rifle (17-3) Lost 35-28 #5 Palisade (12-8)    CMU 11:30AM      Durango (14-6) #3 Glenwood Springs (15-5) Lost 51-56     Palisade HS 7:30 PM     #6 Montrose (8-11)  Montrose (9-11)     CMU 4:30PM   #7 Delta (10-10)  Durango (13-6)   CMU 4:30PM     #2 Durango (12-6)    
    • 2014 Western Slope League 4A Girls Basketball District Playoff Bracket Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 #1 Glenwood (19-1) Won 74-43     CMU 6:00PM     #8 Durango (7-11)  Glenwood (20-1)  Won 43-29     CMU 6:00PM   #4 Eagle Valley (12-8)    Rifle (10-9)   Palisade HS 3:00PM    Glenwood Springs (21-1) Won 41-37 #5 Rifle (9-9)   Won 52-33    CMU 10:00AM      Montrose (15-7) #3 Montrose (13-7) Won 42-39     Palisade HS 6:00 PM     #6 Steamboat (11-9)  Montrose (14-7) Won 30-27     CMU 3:00PM   #7 Delta (9-11)     CMU 3:00PM     #2 Palisade (13-7)    
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Demons Fall in Battle of Unbeatens to Mesa Ridge GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/15/14) — The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons finally have the opportunity to learn from a loss. In their 20th and last game of the regular season, the Demons gave another undefeated team, second-ranked Mesa Ridge from Colorado Springs a four-quarter battle before falling 62-53. “There’s no negative tonight,” Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis said after ...
    • Sports, February 14th FOUR GLENWOOD SWIMMERS COMPETE AT STATE MEET Glenwood Springs—Four swimmers from the Glenwood Springs High School Swim Team are hoping to bring home some medals this weekend.  Jessica Tuttle, LJ Fetzko, Kendall Vanderhoof and Hannah Peterson are competing today and tomorrow at the 4A State Swim Meet in Fort Collins.  Fetzko, a freshman, is the top ...