From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 9th BRONCOS BREAK RECORDS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH DENVER (AP) – Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The temperature was 14 degrees when Prater kicked his record ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DEBUT WITH COAL RIDGE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/6/13) — Both Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls teams got off to sizable early leads and withstood second-half runs to defeat Coal Ridge in the Demons’ 2013-14 basketball season openers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 57, COAL RIDGE 45 Jordan DeCrow picked up two fouls in a scoreless first quarter, but coach Jacky Gaddis gambled on keeping ...
    • Sports, December 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons tip off the season tonight at home against the Coal Ridge Titans.  The girls play at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game will follow at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.  Broomfield—-The Grand Valley Cardinals boy’s team is playing this weekend in the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament ...
    • Sports, December 5th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Glenwood Demons host the Steamboat Springs Sailors and Eagle Valley Devils in a triangular meet tonight at 5. MEN’S DOWNHILL BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Erik Guay of Canada turned in the fastest time in downhill training  today in frigid conditions.Guay found the quickest line through the modified Beaver Creek course, finishing in 1 minute, ...
    • Sports, December 4th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Grand Junction—The Rifle Bears were swept by the Fruita Monument Wildcats last night in a couple of non-league games at Colorado Mesa University.  The Lady Bears were on the short end of a 37-23 score in the first game while the Rifle boys fell to the ‘Cats 52-45. Edwards—The Coal Ridge Titans ...
    • Sports, December 3rd LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE POST SEASON HONORS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs Senior Running Back Henry Hill was named the “Back of the Year” in the Western Slope 3A.  Hill led the state in rushing with over 16-hundred yards.  Joining Hill on the 1st team all conference squad were fellow Demons Justin Barham, Garrett Lowe, Cole Adams and ...
    • Sports, November 29th VONN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT RETURN TO SLOPES VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is on the mend and says she might even race in Canada next week.She says her rehab is “going well” and she’s “encouraged.” She adds that her knee is “a lot better than everyone expected” and that leaves her optimistic for next week’s races in ...
    • Sports, November 26th VONN HOPING TO RETURN TO THE SLOPES NEXT WEEK VAIL(AP) – Lindsey Vonn says she is not sure yet what effect her latest knee injury will have on her Sochi Olympics hopes.Asked in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday whether she can put the kind of pressure on the knee she’ll need to train and ...
    • Sports, November 26th NUGGETS WIN IN BIG ‘D’ Dallas,TX—-The Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks last night 110-96.  Ty Lawson led the Nuggets’ scoring effort with 19 points. Nate Robison was right behind him with 17 points including 11 in the fourth quarter.  COLLEGE BASKETBALL/RAMS BLOW PAST PRAIRIE VIEW A & M Fort Collins—The CSU Rams improved to 4 and ...
    • Sports, November 22nd DEL RIO GOING FOR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN Englewood—-Denver Broncos’ interim head coach Jack Del Rio hopes to make it three wins in a row as he leads the team to Foxboro, Massachusetts for this Sunday’s showdown with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  The primetime game is expected to draw a huge audience as future ...