From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Unique Water Rights Deal A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of ...
    • Utah Mine Spill Suit The state of Utah is suing Colorado mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states with a plume of bright-yellow wastewater tainted by arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Utah Attorney General spokesman Dan Burton said Tuesday the state wants cleanup ...
    • River Death – Downtown Denver Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence Park about ...
    • Fire Captain Found Dead A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson says shortly ...
    • Seizing Hiker Rescued Rescuers with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen had to rescue a female hiker near Crater Lake yesterday evening, and ended up having to evacuate her via helicopter due to a medical emergency. Authorities received the first indication of trouble when the Ohio woman apparently activated an emergency beacon around 6 pm. While ...
    • John Bowlen Arrest Warrant Legal problems are stacking up for John Bowlen, the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, following his arrest for drunken driving in California this past weekend – he’s facing trouble back here at home too. On Tuesday, an Arapahoe County Judge issued another arrest warrant for Bowlen, saying that the arrest in California constitutes a ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 21st VONN OUT WITH KNEE INJURY AFTER CRASH VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn’s publicist says the reigning Olympic downhill champion partially tore a ligament in her surgically repaired right knee during a training crash less than three months before the Sochi Games. Lewis Kay said in an email Wednesday that along with a mild strain in the ...
    • Sports, November 20th IF IT’S WEDNESDAY, MANNING WON’T BE PRACTICING ENGLEWOOD (AP) – It’s now been more than a month since Peyton Manning practiced on a Wednesday. The 37-year-old quarterback who hates missing any snaps has had to make some concessions in the backstretch of his stellar career and this is the latest one. His last Wednesday practice came ...
    • Sports, November 19th VONN CRASHES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN DENVER (AP) – Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn has crashed while training ahead of her return to racing following major knee surgery. U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly says Tuesday that Vonn is being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo., on a ...
    • Sports, November 18th BRONCOS BEAT CHIEFS, TIED FOR FIRST IN AFC WEST DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL’s last undefeated team. The Broncos tied Kansas City at 9-1 atop the AFC ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Season Ends in Quarterfinal Rematch with Delta, 13-9 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/16/13) — Three yards. Just nine feet to extend a marvelous season with their red-clad, face-painted fans exhorting them to push that final distance, the Glenwood Demons came up short in their 3A Quarterfinal rematch with the Delta Panthers, 13-9, under gray and rainy skies at Stubler Field Saturday. Back when the eight game ...
    • Sports, November 15th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons welcome the Delta Panthers to Stubler Memorial Field tomorrow for a big, quarterfinal showdown at 1 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 12:30.  The fun and festivities however will kick off at 10am in front of the high school with ...
    • Sports, November 14th MANNING IN UNIFORM ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is back on the practice field for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for an AFC West showdown against Kansas City. The Denver quarterback missed Wednesday’s practice while his sore right ankle heals, but he was out with his teammates and in uniform Thursday. Manning had an MRI ...
    • Sports, November 13th GLENWOOD / DELTA TAILGATE PARTY IN THE WORKS Glenwood Springs—Interest and excitement about a tailgate celebration prior to the Glenwood Demons’ quarterfinal playoff game against Delta at Stubler Memorial Field is growing.  Parents, boosters and fans will join KMTS for a live broadcast and plenty of pregame chow this Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  The 19th ...
    • Sports, November 12th WHAT THE FOX SAY…”I’M COMING BACK” ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Fox said Tuesday that he plans on returning to the sideline this season. Fox is recovering from heart surgery for a genetic defect.  In a conference call with media in Denver, he said, “My goal and dream is to be there before the conclusion of ...
    • Sports, November 11th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GLENWOOD TO HOST DELTA IN QUARTERFINAL GAME Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons, winners of 8 straight games, including last Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over the 5th seeded Elizabeth Cardinals, will host the Delta Panthers in a quarterfinal showdown this weekend.  Game time is set for 1 o’clock Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field but KMTS will ...