From the KMTS News Room:

    • GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELECTION RESULTS GLENWOOD VOTERS LIKE KAUP, GODES FOR COUNCIL AT -LARGE Shelly Kaup             811 votes Charles Willman      724 votes Jonathan Gorst       201 votes Rick Davis                198 WARD 2 Rick Voorhees       unopposed WARD 5 Jonathan Godes                    272 Amber ...
    • NEWS LITTLETON MAN KILLED IN ROLLOVER NEAR NEW CASTLE New Castle—The man who died in Sunday’s rollover accident near New Castle was identified as 65 year old Christopher Timmes of Littleton.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Timmes died of blunt force injuries and determined the crash was an accident.  Timmes was wearing a seatbelt.  According to ...
    • NEWS RIFLE MAN SOUGHT IN MURDER OF SON-IN-LAW Rifle—The Rifle Police Department along with county and state authorities are looking for the man suspected of shooting and killing his son-in-law Wednesday night outside a North Rifle apartment building.  An an arrest warrant for first degree murder has been issued for 45 year old Michael Francis Montgomery in ...
    • Arrest Warrant Issued for Shooting Suspect Rifle Police and others are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred Wednesday night near Wamsley Elementary School. According to Rifle Police Chief Tommy Klein, dispatchers received a call reporting shots fired in the 2600 block of Acacia Avenue (near the Dearfield Park Subdivision) just before 8 o’clock. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 28 year ...
    • NEWS SUTEY RANCH LAND EXCHANGE FINAL Carbondale—Two major pieces of property near Carbondale now belong to the public. The final documents were entered into the official record transferring the 557 acre Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale and the 112 acre Haines Parcel along Prince Creek south of Carbondale to the Bureau of Land Management.  BLM Acting Field ...
    • New Castle Structure Fire Colorado River Fire Rescue crews are currently fighting a structure fire near the east of River Frontage Road (near mile marker 102 on Interstate 70). The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says the structure is an old building containing lots of tires, which are causing a large amount of black smoke. Eye witnesses familiar with the area ...
    • NEWS HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES REVISED DRILLING SETBACK RULE Denver—It may be temporary, but for now it’s a win for schools and a blow for Colorado’s oil and gas industry. Last night, following more than six hours of testimony, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee voted 6 to 5 for a bill requiring drilling sites to be ...
    • SNOWMASS SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROJECT MOVES FORWARD Snowmass/Glenwood Springs—Summers will never be the same at Snowmass Ski Resort. Today the White River National Forest released a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision for the Snowmass Multi-Season Projects that will add a mountain coaster, zip line, zip line canopy tour, a ropes challenge course as well as new and realigned ...
    • NEWS STATE TRYING TO KEEP TAX DOLLARS FOR ROADS, SCHOOLS Denver—Health care, roads and schools in Colorado need money more than taxpayers. That’s the gist of a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow the state to keep more of the tax revenue it already has for such needs under TABOR, The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The measure, sponsored ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A state Senate committee has passed a bill to modernize Colorado’s Open Records Act – but left intact a provision that could prove troublesome for the legislation. The Appropriations Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to refer the bill to the Senate floor for debate. But it kept an amendment subjecting the state judiciary ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, July 8th ROCKIES SWEPT BY D-BACKS PHOENIX (AP) – Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies. Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh attempt at win No. 10. ...
    • Sports, July 5th ROCKIES AVOID SWEEP AGAINST DODGERS DENVER (AP) – Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday night. Cuddyer, who recently had his team-record, 27-game hitting streak snapped, also added a two-run double as the Rockies avoided being swept by ...
    • Sports, July 3rd   ROCKIES SHUTOUT AT HOME BY KERSHAW, DODGERS DENVER (AP) – Clayton Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season and rookie sensation Yasiel Puig had three more hits, including a solo homer, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.The 22-year-old Puig also added ...
    • Sports, July 2nd LOCAL SWIMMERS HEADING TO STATE COMPETITION Glenwood Springs—Team Sopris is coming off a fourth place finish at last weekend’s Grand Junction Invitational. This weekend, 15 of the team’s best swimmers will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the Rocky Mountain State Games. The Western Slope Championship meet will be held July 19th ...
    • Sports, July 1st AVS PICK FIRST IN DRAFT Denver—The Colorado Avalanche got the first overall pick in yesterday’s NHL draft. The Avs chose 17 year old forward and scoring phenom Nathan McKinnon.  The 6-1, 185 pounder is from the same hometown as Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. ROCKIES LOSE FINALE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies lost to the San Francisco ...
    • Sports, June 28th NBA DRAFT DAY INCLUDES WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’ DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies and have also dealt their first-round pick in Thursday night’s draft to the Utah Jazz. The Nuggets didn’t want to pay another young prospect to sit on their bench. So, they traded Frenchman Rudy ...
    • Sports, June 27th TULO FEELING BETTER Denver—(AP)Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says his broken rib is healing and he hopes to return in time to help his team make a run at an NL West title. Tulowitzki says he has begun some light throwing and the injury feels more like a “bruise” after two weeks on the ...
    • Sports, June 26th ROCKIES LOSE TO RED SOX AGAIN Boston—The Colorado Rockies were clobbered by the Red Sox last night in Boston, 11 to 4. Dustin Pedroia had four RBI in leading Boston’s offensive attack. Today, Roy Oswalt (0-1) pitches for the Rockies against John Lackey (4-5) in the finale of a two-game series with the Boston Red Sox. ...
    • Sports, June 24th LONDON (AP) – Recently crowned French Open champ Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) was ousted from Wimbledon today on the first day of play. Nadal, who is a two-time winner of the event, was beaten by Steve Darcis (DAR’-see) of Belgium, the 135th ranked player in the world, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. Like Nadal, Sara Errani (ehr-RAH’-nee) ...
    • Sports, June 21st CARBONDALE SET TO HOST BICYCLE TOUR OF COLORADO Carbondale—The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is coming to Carbondale. Race organizers expect cyclists to arrive Monday afternoon around 2. STRAWBERRY SHORTCUT Glenwood Springs—A huge field of competitors is expected for the 36th annual Strawberry Shortcut this Sunday morning. Three events are scheduled beginning with the 10k at 7 o’clock, ...