From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS NO MORE ARRESTS EXPECTED IN MAJOR DRUG BUST Glenwood Springs—No additional arrests are anticipated in connection to a pair of huge drug rings that were busted by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT). Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says they’ve taken everyone linked to the separate illicit drug operations that stretched across the Colorado River ...
    • NEWS PROGRESS ON FLAT TOPS FIRE Meeker—The Himes Peak Fire in the Flat Tops Wilderness is now 25% contained. According to information from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit, a water-dropping helicopter and several single engine air tankers were able to line about 90% of the fire with slurry.  The size of the lightning-caused fire east ...
    • NEWS COLORADO UNDER SMOKY SKIES Undated—The fires around the west forced state and local health officials to issue an Air Quality Health Advisory today.  It was issued for most of Western Colorado including the following counties; Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Moffat, Delta, Gunnison, Jackson, Grand, Rio Blanco and Routt.  The largest and nearest fire is outside of Steamboat ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE ARTIST KILLED IN OREGON CRASH Carbondale—A Carbondale artist and former Aspen Skiing Company ski instructor was killed recently in a single car accident in a remote part of Oregon.  Authorities say 35 year old Angus Graham died this past Saturday when his car rolled down a steep embankment near the small town of Glendale in ...
    • NEWS GW ARTS CENTER NEEDS TO MOVE Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is searching for a new home. Last night the city council held a special meeting and voted 5 to 1 to end the 10 dollar a year rental agreement of the old hydroelectric building.  The center has until the end of the ...
    • Hanging Lake Plan Would Cut the Number of Visitors by Half Each Day GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says Hanging Lake has continued to see a large increase in visitation over the last decade. Up to 1,200 visitors venture to the lake a day during the summer. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports the Forest Service on Tuesday released its long-awaited management plan for the ...
    • Portion of Grand Avenue Bridge Falls Onto Railroad Tracks Shortly after 8:00 tonight, a portion of the Grand Avenue Bridge fell onto the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Glenwood Springs. It’s not known if this collapse was intentional, but use of the Colorado River has been restricted since Monday at midnight as a precaution.
    • NEWS GARCO LOOKING FOR PARTY STATUS IN AIR QUALITY CONTROL Glenwood Springs—What’s right for the front range may not be right for the Western Slope.  Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky wants a place at the table when it comes to air quality control.  The board is asking for party status to have a say on statewide air ...
    • GWS Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver Glenwood Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who fled from a head-on accident in West Glenwood last weekend that sent two people to the hospital in serious condition. Investigators say that a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Highway 6 just after 9:30 Sunday night when it hit ...
    • Colorado Man Nabbed in NYC A 25-year-old man from Colorado has been arrested in New York on charges of possessing 40 pounds of the highly potent drug fentanyl. Carlos Ramirez, of Lakewood, was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say it was the largest DEA seizure of fentanyl in New York history. Prosecutors say Ramirez ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 13th SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The three-medal sweep in the men’s slopestyle skiing has given the United States 12 overall medals at the Sochi Olympics. That’s tied for second with the Netherlands, one medal behind Norway’s 13.  Germany has the most gold with seven. SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Colorado’s Paul Stastny scored a pair of goals ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Impressive in 2nd Half Wins at Palisade PALISADE (2/11/14) — Fighting through sluggish first halves, Glenwood’s boys and girls both finished strong to overcome challenges from physical Palisade teams to earn a sweep on the road and head home for their Western Slope League finales with Rifle. GLENWOOD GIRLS 50, PALISADE 36 Only twice in their 18-0 season have the Lady Demons won by ...
    • Sports, February 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT Palisade—The Glenwood Demons take on the Bulldogs tonight at Palisade High School.  The Western Slope League Champion Lady Demons play first at 6 o’clock while the boys tip off at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.   Glenwood wraps up the regular season this Friday night at home against ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demon Boys Get Back in Gear; Girls Go to 16-0 DELTA (2/7/14) — The Mojo returned just in time for the Glenwood boys, who won a critical road game in Delta, fighting back from injury and illness that led to offensive woes and three losses in six games. The Lady Demons survived the injury bug also, as well as an early challenge from Delta, ...
    • Sports, February 6th N-L-O-I DAY CELEBRATED IN THE VALLEY Glenwood Springs—Several local high school student-athletes put their names on the dotted line on national letter of intent day.  Four members of the Glenwood Demons’ 2013 football team are moving on to play college football and pursue degrees.  All-Conference linebacker Garrett Lowe, aka “The Hulk” accepted a full scholarship to ...
    • Sports, February 3rd BRONCOS EMBARASSED IN SUPER BOWL 48 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half yesterday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: OLD “RIVALS” SPLIT AT RIFLE RIFLE (1-30-14) — “It’s not a rivalry until the underdog wins,” a sage once said. By that measure, the often-virulent Rifle-Glenwood Springs rivalry hasn’t quite regained its former down-and-dirty status, as the Glenwood girls remained unbeaten with a 20-point win, and Roger Walters’ defense-minded Bears had their way with a Glenwood offense, handicapped by ...
    • Sports, January 28th MEDIA CIRCUS AT THE SUPER BOWL NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon’s Pick Boy was in the house.   Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus.  It seems fitting this event was held at a hockey ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Complete 6-0 District Tourney “Preview” GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/14) – “A District Tournament” preview — that’s what Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock called the Demons 3-games-in-3-days gauntlet, and with some fourth-quarter heroics, both girls and boys teams made it through unscathed, sweeping Summit and Eagle Valley on the road and surviving a severe challenge by Steamboat Springs in Saturday afternoon’s finales ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Seniors & Young Guns Lead Glenwood Over Eagle GYPSUM (1/24/14) — Senior leadership and young guns firing down the stretch saved the Glenwood boys from near defeat at Eagle Valley, as they climbed out of a 12-point hole for a 43-41 win. A career scoring night for senior Laura McDermott helped the Lady Demons avoid a second-half collapse that saw most ...