From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS MORE DELAYS FOR CARBONDALE CITY MARKET Carbondale—Carbondale residents are wondering if a new City Market and gas station will ever get off the ground.  The town council granted Kroger, the nation’s top grocery store chain a 90 day extension to work out a few problems.  It’s the sixth time the long suffering council has granted an ...
    • NEWS WANTED GARCO MAN CAUGHT Glenwood Springs/Arvada—The last time Michael Rosinski was in Garfield County he was barricaded in a home in Canyon Creek.  When he returns he’ll be in handcuffs.  The 38 year old man with over a half dozen felony warrants was taken into custody along with his wife by the Arvada Police Department.  Rosinkski ...
    • NEWS BLM, GARCO IMPOSE FIRE RESTRICTIONS Silt— Stage 1 fire restrictions begin June 27 in Garfield County for unincorporated private lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands.  Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors.  “Despite a good snowpack year, recent hot and dry weather has created high fire ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE ARSONIST SOUGHT Redvale—Authorities say a series of wildfires that broke out along the border of Colorado’s Montrose and San Miguel counties might have been set on purpose.The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office states the five wildfires were all contained be early Thursday afternoon. The fires didn’t cause any injuries, evacuations or property damage. San Miguel ...
    • NEWS SOPRIS HIKERS RESCUED Carbondale—Two older men from Kansas got lost hiking around Mount Sopris last night and needed a rescue team escort back to the trailhead.  Pitkin County Dispatchers got a call around 6:30 from a 65 year old man who said he and his friend were east of Thomas Lakes and were struggling to get ...
    • NEWS WESTERN SLOPE PASTOR ON TREASURE HUNT, MISSING Grand Junction—  Authorities say a pastor from Grand Junction who has been reported missing in New Mexico was searching for a famous hidden treasure. New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed family members told authorities that Paris Wallace had come to the Espanola area to search for a chest ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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, ...
    • Sports, June 20th DENVER (AP) – New Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says re-signing free agent shooting guard Andre Igoudala is his No. 1 priority. Connelly was formally introduced on Thursday by team president Josh Kroenke. Connelly tells reporters that “the last guy we talked to before coming in for this press conference ...
    • Rapids Coach, Defender Suspended by MLS COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja and defender Hendry Thomas have been suspended one game by MLS for their actions against San Jose last week. Both served their suspensions Wednesday when the Rapids travel to Chicago. They each drew fines from the league as well. Pareja drew a suspension when he left his area and entered ...
    • Blue Jays Beat Rockies 8-3, Oswalt to Start Today TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Tuesday night. Toronto has its longest winning streak since a 10-game run in late 2008. Esmil Rogers (3-2) worked 6 2-3 innings to beat his former team and win ...
    • Sports, June 18th ROCKIES SHUTOUT BY BLUE JAYS TORONTO (AP) – Maicer Izturis hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth consecutive game Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 behind Josh Johnson and two relievers. Johnson struck out a season-high 10 over 7 1-3 innings but remained winless ...
    • Sports, June 17th NUGGETS FILL FRONT OFFICE VACANCY The Denver Nuggets have hired Tim Connelly as executive vice president of basketball operations. Team President Josh Kroenke confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that Connelly will take over for Masai Ujiri, who left to become general manager of the Toronto Raptors. Connelly has been the ...
    • Sports, June 14th BANGED UP ROCKIES LOSE RUBBER GAME TO NATIONALS DENVER (AP) – Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and the Washington Nationals beat the depleted Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday. The Rockies lost four players and a coach, as well as the rubber match of the three-game series. ...