From the KMTS News Room:

    • Halloween Heat is On Glenwood Springs—The thought of getting a DUI on Halloween weekend should be very frightening.  If you drink and drive in Colorado between tonight and November 1st, there’s a good chance your next costume will be a jail-issued jump suit.  113 law enforcement agencies across the state will turn up the heat looking for drivers that ...
    • Garfield County Woman Takes Sanctuary in Local Church Carbondale—A Silt woman who immigrated from Mexico 16 years ago has now taken refuge in a Carbondale church to avoid being deported.  Sandra Lopez and her 2 year old daughter are now being sheltered at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Church.  They moved there last week when officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied her ...
    • End of the Line for Virgilli Glenwood Springs—Her work in Glenwood Springs is done. The woman who helped transform the city from a quaint tourist town into a world class, award-winning travel destination is calling it quits.  Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association President and CEO Marianne Virgilli is officially retiring at the end of the year.  During her 32 year career ...
    • Time to Talk Budget in Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs’ 2018 budget of over 16 million dollars will be the primary focus of tonight’s city council meeting.  With a brand new bridge and improved access to the downtown business district, city officials are expected revenues to exceed 17 million dollars next year.  Just under four million dollars is being earmarked for the ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 30th BRONCOS WRAP UP TOP SEED, HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN AFC PLAYOFFS OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Peyton Manning set the NFL single-season yards record and threw four touchdown passes to clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs for the Denver Broncos with a 34-14 victory Sunday over the Oakland Raiders.  Manning needed one half to add ...
    • Sports, December 27th NBA The Denver Nuggets are in New Orleans tonight taking on the Pelicans. NHL The Colorado Avalanche take the ice in Chicago tonight to battle the Blackhawks. BRONCOS VISIT THE “BLACK HOLE” THIS SUNDAY Oakland—The Denver Broncos can wrap up the AFC’s top seeding with a win this Sunday over the Raiders in Oakland in the regular season finale.  BRONCOS’ ...
    • Sports, December 26th WELKER BACK IN PRACTICE, MAY NOT PLAY VS. RAIDERS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Wes Welker returned to the Denver Broncos’ practice field on Christmas Day for the first time since suffering his second concussion on Dec. 8.He was allowed to participate on a limited basis according to the league’s concussion protocol. Also returning to practice was defensive ...
    • Sports, December 19th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears girl’s and boy’s teams will take on the Bulldogs tonight at Palisade High School in the Palisade Invitational.  The girls tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30 The Glenwood Demons can finish out 2013 with perfect 3 and 0 league records if they can get past the Steamboat ...
    • Sports, December 18th SCHAUB TO START AGAINST BRONCOS HOUSTON (AP) – Matt Schaub will start at quarterback for an injured Case Keenum on Sunday against Denver when the Houston Texans try to end a 12-game skid.  Schaub, who was benched after six games, will start for the first time since Oct. 13. Keenum has an injury to a ligament ...
    • Sports, December 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons girls and boys defeated the visiting Summit Tigers last night at Chavez-Spencer Gynasium 64-19 and 65-39 respectively.  Both the girls and boys remain undefeated in the young season.  The Lady Demons are 2 and 0 in league play and 5 and 0 overall.  The Glenwood boys are also 2 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS TEAMS STAY UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/16/13) — Second-half defense keyed a pair of league wins over Summit as the Glenwood boys and girls teams remained undefeated, running their combined record to 11-0 to start the season and 2-0 in Western Slope games. GLENWOOD GIRLS 64, EAGLE VALLEY 19 The girls ran into no resistance from a Summit team that ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS WIN TOURNEY, GO 9-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/14/13) — In an unprecedented 21st Century beginning to their seasons, the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams are a combined 9-0 after repeat victories over Eagle Valley to win the Demon Invitational Saturday. GLENWOOD GIRLS 45, EAGLE VALLEY 33 The tables turned on the Lady Demons compared to their 21-point WSL win ...
    • Sports, December 12th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boy’s team hosts the Aspen Skiers tonight at 7 to kick off the annual Demon Invitational tournament at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.   The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals, coming off an 80 point win over Aspen the other night, will take on Manuel tonight at 6 at the Holy Family Tip-Off tournament in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS WIN LEAGUE OPENERS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/10/13) — Unusual as it is to play a league opener in the second game of the season, both Glenwood’s boys and girls basketball teams were more than ready, each defeating Eagle Valley by more than 20 points and showing noticeable improvement from victories in their season debuts. “I’m happy to see ...