From the KMTS News Room:

    • House Boat Explosion at Lake Powell Kills One, Injures Five Authorities say a fifth person was injured in a houseboat explosion in southeast Utah that killed a Colorado woman. The National Park Service said Thursday that a boy sustained minor injuries in the explosion that killed 52-year-old Kirsten Meyer of Castle Rock, Colorado. Four other people were critically injured. The boy was treated and released from a ...
    • NEWS GARFIELD COUNTY GETS A ‘CLEAN’ AUDIT Glenwood Springs—Despite a shrinking budget and dwindling tax revenues, Garfield County is in good financial shape according to independent auditor Paul Backes.  Backes was part of a team that conducted a 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. He was impressed with the county’s zero debt and solid accounting system.  Even with ...
    • NEWS TWO KILLED IN ROLLOVER NEAR SILT Silt—A young mother and her son were killed Monday afternoon in a horrific rollover accident on westbound I-70 between Silt and Mamm Creek.  The woman’s two daughters and her fiance were injured in the crash and taken to Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  Their conditions are unknown.  According to reports ...
    • NEWS SEARCH CONTINUES NEAR THE BELLS FOR NEW MEXICO MAN Aspen—The man who disappeared last fall while climbing the Maroon Bells hasn’t been forgotten.  Yesterday, members of Mountain Rescue Aspen went back out to look for 49 year old David Cook of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The elite rescue team searched around the Bells and Pyramid Peak but ...
    • NEWS STORM KING ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—23 years ago today, 14 firefighters lost their lives on Storm King Mountain.  It’s a somber day for not only the city of Glenwood Springs but for the entire firefighting community.  In what was officially called the South Canyon Fire, the lightning-sparked blaze began on July 2nd, 1994 as a small, fairly ...
    • Air Resources Sent Home From Grand Hogback Fire Aerial resources assigned to the Grand Hogback Fire were sent home yesterday, with the exception of a single helicopter, which will remain on standby at the Garfield County Airport in Rifle. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, ground crews will continue fighting the fire, which was estimated to be 50% contained ...
    • Grand Hogback Fire Update New Castle—The Grand Hogback Fire in New Castle scorched 102 acres as of last night according to official reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.  Once the winds calmed down, crews from Colorado River Fire Rescue, the Bureau of Land Management, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the Rifle-based Colorado State Engine 6221, the Interagency Unit and ...
    • NEWS NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON FIRE NEAR KREMMLING Kremmling—The wildfire burning southwest of Kremmling is smaller than previously estimated.  According to the White River National Forest, the Gutzler Fire is around 100 acres in size.  Last night, crews thought it was more than twice that size.  The fire is burning in one of the state’s hardest-hit regions for ...
    • NEWS GARCO/KREMMLING  WILDFIRE UPDATE New Castle—The wildfire that broke out last night north of New Castle didn’t grow much overnight.  It’s estimated to be about three acres.  The forest service has a Type 1 crew dropping water on the blaze.  The fire originated near Triangle Park and the turnoff to Meadow Lake.  Officials aren’t sure what sparked ...
    • NEWS 4TH OF JULY HEAT IS ON Undated—To avoid losing your independence on Independence Day, don’t drink and drive.  98 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will have extra officers and deputies working overtime to keep drunk and stoned drivers off the road.  The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday and many agencies will begin the “Heat ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 16th BRONCOS WIN BIG IN “MANNING BOWL 3” EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Peyton Manning again beat younger brother Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Denver Broncos past the New York Giants 41-23 on Sunday.   The older Manning is 3-0 in the NFL against his sibling, with the other two victories coming when Peyton was ...
    • Sports, September 16th WESTERN SLOPE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES Delta 34 @ Eagle Valley 14 Final Palisade 47 @ Montezuma Cortez 0 Final Rifle 13 @ Glenwood Springs 7 Final Western Slope Steamboat Springs 57 @ Moffat County 15 Final 2A SCORES   Aspen 21 @ Pagosa Springs 14 Final Basalt 6 @ Bayfield 8 Final Gunnison 31 ...
    • KMTS Football: RIFLE BARELY BEATS DEMONS, 13-7 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/13/13) — Evrett Marr pounded the turf in despair after dropping a fourth-down pass with under 15 seconds left, ending an heroic upset effort by his Glenwood Springs team on a Friday the 13th that saw the visiting Rifle Bears fortunate to escape with a 13-7 victory. Had Marr been able to hold onto ...
    • Sports, September 13th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES SOCCER Battle Mountain—6     Glenwood Springs—0 Eagle Valley—–4        Rifle—-0 Vail Mountain—-6     Grand Valley—–2 Roaring Fork——1    Delta—–1 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—3    Glenwood Springs—–0 Coal Ridge—–3     Moffat County—–0 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Glenwood welcomes the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight for a league matchup.  Kick off at 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Olathe come to Parachute to take on Grand ...
    • Sports, September 12th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE VOLLEYBALL Three matches will be played tonight at 6 o’clock including Glenwood at Eagle Valley, Basalt at Rifle and Moffat County at Coal Ridge. SOCCER Delta plays at Roaring Fork at 4.  At 4:30, Grand Valley hosts Vail Mountain.  Glenwood and Battle Mountain square off at 6 in Edwards while at 7 the Rifle Bears ...
    • Sports, September 11th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—4   Eagle Valley—-2 Rifle—-3   Moffat County—–1 Roaring Fork—-5    Aspen—–2 CRMS—-2   Basalt—–1 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3  Hotchkiss—–0 Grand Valley—-3   Rifle—-2 NFL / BRONCOS BAILEY AND WOODYARD DOUBTFUL FOR GIANTS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Cornerback Champ Bailey worked on a side field with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson during the Denver Broncos’ practice Wednesday, and middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard also was held out. ...
    • Sports, September 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at 6.  CRMS visits Basalt at 4. VOLLEYBALL Rifle welcomes Grand Valley tonight at 6:30   Roaring Fork takes on Hotchkiss at 6:30 in Carbondale. SOFTBALL Rifle will take on Palisade this afternoon at 4 at Deerfield Park.   Grand Valley plays a doubleheader against the Grand Junction JV squad at 3. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San ...
    • Sports, September 6th GLENWOOD DEMONS LOSE LEAGUE OPENER TO PALISADE Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons lost to the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs last night at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction 34-18.   Senior quarterback Travis Lundin threw a touchdown pass to Everett Marr in the closing seconds of the game for the Demons’ first TD of the season.  Glenwood fell to ...
    • Sports, September 5th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons open the league season tonight against the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.  The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and on mobile devices via the Tune In radio app. BRONCOS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES WITH SEASON OPENER Denver—The Denver Broncos kick off the ...
    • Sports, September 4th CHAMP BAILEY WON’T PLAY AGAINST BALTIMORE ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey won’t play in the Denver Broncos’ opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.The 15th-year pro was ruled out Wednesday. He hasn’t practiced since getting hurt in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17. Denver will start Dominique ...