From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS COAL SEAM FIRE ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—15 years ago today the Coal Seam Fire erupted in South Canyon.  The summer of 2002 was one of the worst wildfire seasons in state history due to severe drought, searing heat and on June 8th 2002,  sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour that sent flames up Red Mountain ...
    • NEWS 2017 WILDFIRE OUTLOOK Rifle—A sneak peek into Western Colorado’s wildfire season will be held tomorrow at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport.  The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Unit will give updates and preview the 2017 wildfire season for the nearly six million acres of land covered by the unit from the Continental Divide to the ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD TEEN CHARGED IN FATAL DUI CRASH Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs teen is facing a long prison sentence for a drunk driving crash that killed a Carbondale girl last month.  19 year old Gerardo Banda was officially charged with two counts of vehicular homicide for the May 14th rollover accident on Thompson Creek Road near Carbondale ...
    • NEWS CONTROLLED BURN GETS OUT OF CONTROL, KICKS UP HEAVY SMOKE New Castle—A lot of folks from New Castle to Rifle had to shut their windows last night because of heavy smoke.  It was coming from a controlled burn that quickly got out of control on County Road 311 between New Castle and Silt.  According to reports from ...
    • NEWS ROARING FORK CLUB / ST. JUDE’S BILL SIGNED BY GOV Denver—A water rights bill that stems from a court battle between the exclusive Roaring Fork Club of Basalt and it’s neighbor, Saint Jude’s Company was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper.  Nearly two years ago, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the club is not ...
    • NEWS ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS, COLORADO KIDS Denver— (AP) – Colorado recorded four accidental shootings involving children under 12 from 2014 through 2016, including two that resulted in charges against someone. Nationwide, there were 152 accidents in which children under age 12 either killed themselves or were mistakenly shot and killed by another child. Research by the USA TODAY Network ...
    • NEWS RIFLE IN NEED OF NEW SENIOR CARE CENTER Rifle—Rifle’s aging care center has been meeting the needs of senior citizens for over half a century.  The E. Dene Moore Care Center’s time is up.  A water leak in the lower level of the facility last year took six months and a half million dollars to repair. ...
    • NEWS DEADLY ROLLOVER NEAR CARBONDALE Carbondale—Criminal charges may be forthcoming in connection to last Sunday night’s rollover accident near Carbondale that killed a local girl and sent five others to the hospital. The Colorado State Patrol says alcohol use is suspected and none of the six people in the Audi sedan was wearing a seat belt when ...
    • Carbondale Residents Displaced Following House Fire A Carbondale family cannot return home following a fire today. According to a press release from the Carbondale Fire Department, the fire started in a bedroom of the single story duplex on Garfield Avenue and was reported shortly after 4:30 this afternoon. When firefighters arrived, the entire bedroom was on fire, with flames coming out the ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers concluded business for the year last night with hard-fought agreements on highways, hospitals and affordable housing – but the split Legislature racked up a lot of misses, too. Day 120 of the 2017 session saw the Democrat-led House send a signature bill that spares rural hospitals drastic budget cuts and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 20th VON MILLER OUT SIX GAMES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – A person familiar with Von Miller’s negotiations with the NFL tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos linebacker will serve a six-game suspension under the league’s substance-abuse policy.  The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the ...
    • Sports, August 19th BRONCOS TRYING TO GET HEALTHY FOR THIRD PRE-SEASON GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Derek Wolfe says he’ll be back on the football field soon. The Denver Broncos hope fellow starters Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Stewart Bradley will be there with him. All of them were hurt in Denver’s 40-10 preseason loss at Seattle on ...
    • Sports, August 14th HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Eagle/Vail—After Monday’s 2nd place finish in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon, the Rifle Bears took 5th at Eagle-Vail in yesterday’s Battle Mountain Invitational. Ty Caron’s 82 to lead the Bears. BASEBALL Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a lead and lost to the San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field, 7 to 5.  Jorge ...
    • Sports, August 13th BRONCOS EXEC BACK TO WORK ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – One of two suspended Denver Broncos executives can return to work this week after serving a monthlong punishment.Tom Heckert, the team’s director of pro personnel, will be allowed back at team headquarters Thursday. Director of player personnel Matt Russell is serving an indefinite suspension.  John Elway’s top ...
    • Sports, August 12th ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Britton Colquitt spent close to an hour with his wife and their 1-year-old son in one of the corporate tents at the Denver Broncos headquarters following practice Monday.  The NFL’s new highest-paid punter swears he wasn’t being a snob. He just didn’t realize he was keeping a throng of media members waiting ...
    • Sports, August 9th BRONCOS KICK OFF PRE-SEASON WITH WIN OVER ‘9ers San Francisco, CA—The Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers last night 10 to 6.  The Broncos defense had four turnovers against the defending NFC champions including Shaun Phillips’ fumble recovery and 9 yard return for a touchdown.  The Broncos next pre-season tune up is next Saturday, the ...
    • Sports, August 8th ROCKIES LOSE AGAIN NEW YORK (AP) – Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey’s first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the New York Mets beat Colorado 2-1 Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history.  Gee (8-8) scattered eight hits without yielding a walk in 7 ...
    • Sports, August 7th FALL SPORTS MEETING TONIGHT AT GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Glenwood Springs—Athletes and parents are encouraged to attend tonight’s fall sports meeting at Glenwood Springs High School.  The general information session begins at 6 and individual team meetings will follow.  ROCKIES LOSE TO METS New York, NY—The Colorado Rockies’ downward spiral in the National League West continued last night ...
    • Rockies Beat Brewers, Shift Players DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki homered early, then doubled to start a two-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Colorado Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. Michael Cuddyer, Dexter Fowler and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who salvaged a split of their 10-game homestand. Yuniesky Betancourt and Norichika Aoki homered and ...
    • The Pac 12 taking care of KMTS with a media tent and lots of schwag