From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE PREPARATIONS Glenwood Springs—In six short months, the daily commute in, around and through Glenwood Springs is going to become a major challenge with the old Grand Avenue Bridge giving way to the new one.  The big day is August 14th.  Public Information Director Kathleen Wanatowicz says the message to everyone during the 95 ...
    • Warm Weather Brings Bear out of Hibernation Early COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A male black bear brought out of hibernation early by warm weather will be relocated after he was captured in a Colorado Springs backyard. The Gazette reports the bear climbed a tree before the sighting was reported to authorities Saturday morning. Wildlife officers hit him with a tranquilizer and removed him. Temperatures in ...
    • NEWS GARCO CORONER RULES MURDER-SUICIDE WITH GLENWOOD COUPLE Glenwood Springs—The final chapter of the tragic story of a longtime and beloved Glenwood Springs couple has finally been written.  According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the shooting deaths of Joseph Llewellyn and Mary Kent last October 18th was a murder-suicide.   Glassmire, the Glenwood Springs Police Department ...
    • NEWS PITCO SHREDDERS FEND OFF MOOSE ATTACK AFTER AVALANCHE Aspen—As if escaping an avalanche in Maroon Bowl wasn’t enough stress for a group of snowboarders, they were then attacked by an angry moose.  According to reports from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the three shredders were caught in a massive slide and dragged several hundred feet.  One ...
    • Army Drone Missing from Arizona Located in Colorado DENVER (AP) – An Army drone that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona has been found about 600 miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. Officials at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, say a hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree in the ...
    • UPDATE ON SCHOOL THREAT RE-1 SCHOOL LOCKOUT LIFTED, THREAT PART OF NATIONWIDE SPAM Carbondale—Apparently Roaring Fork High School wasn’t the only school to receive a threatening email this morning.  According to investigative reports from the FBI and the Carbondale Police Department, similar, disturbing spam emails were received by schools across the country.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they learned ...
    • FBI FIRST DISCOVERED SCHOOL THREAT IN CARBONDALE 18 YEAR OLD SENIOR SUSPECTED IN ON LINE THREAT Carbondale—The FBI was first to discover the online threat made against Roaring Fork High School this morning that led to the shutdown of every high school campus in the RE-1 School District.  Federal agents contacted the Carbondale Police Department since the IP address of the computer that ...
    • RE-1 High Schools Closed Today – Elementary and Middle Schools on Lockout The Roaring Fork School District has confirmed that it has closed all it’s high schools and sent staff home today due to what is being called an anonymous online threat. This includes Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork, Basalt and Bridges high schools. As a matter of protocol, Yampah Mountain High School has also cancelled classes. Elementary and Middle ...
    • Moment of Silence Today for Slain Mesa County Deputy Public Safety agencies in Mesa County know what three quick tone bursts on their radios mean; It means something serious is going on and everyone not involved in that situation needs to stay off the radio. Those three tones were heard a year ago this morning when Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer was shot and killed by ...
    • Scott Tipton on President’s Immigration Ban While the immigration debate has sparked protests around the country and broadened the political gap at the state and national levels, Colorado’s Third District Congressman Scott Tipton says despite the political rancor, there is common ground. Tipton says while there are divides, there are certain things everyone agrees on, such as “…the right to know ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, June 6th EMILY JOHNSON 3 ON 3 SOCCER TOURNAMENT Glenwood Springs—The 5th annual Emily Johnson 3 on 3 soccer tournament will be played this Saturday and Sunday at the Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The competitive tournament is a scholarship fundraiser named after Emily, who was killed in an ATV accident in 2008. ROCKIES LOSE ...
    • Sports, June 6th WILD WEST RODEO KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN C’DALE Carbondale—The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo kicks off the summer of competition tonight at the Gus Darien Arena. The gates open at 5:30. Slack starts at 6 and the Grand Entry begins at 7:30 every Thursday night through August 22nd. GEORGE KARL LET GO BY THE NUGGETS DENVER (AP) – George ...
    • Sports, June 5th COAL RIDGE HUSBAND AND WIFE COACHES EARN STATE HONORS Peach Valley—Coal Ridge Track and Field coaches and husband and wife Meggie and Ben Kirk were named by the Denver Post as the coaches of the year for 3A. The Coal Ridge boy’s team took 2nd place in the State Track and Field Championships. COAL RIDGE YOUTH ...
    • Sports, June 4th ROCKIES LOSE TO REDS Cincinnati, OH—The Colorado Rockies lost to the Reds in Cincinnati 3 to nothing. Reds’ starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo held the Rockies to four singles over 8 innings. BRONCOS ROOKIE TIGHT END IMPRESSING COACHES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The most intriguing new face turning heads at the Denver Broncos’ offseason workouts isn’t Montee ...
    • Sports, May 31st ASTROS-ROCKIES Astros use 6-run sixth inning to top Rockies, 7-5 DENVER (AP) – Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez hit consecutive homers during a six-run sixth, Lucas Harrell won for the first time in six starts and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday to sweep the two-game series at Coors Field. ...
    • Sports, May 29th Cuddyer hits RBI single in 9th, Rockies top Astros HOUSTON (AP) – Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that gave the Colorado Rockies a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros yesterday. Troy Tulowitzki doubled off Houston closer Jose Veras to ...
    • Sports, May 28th CU LOOKING FOR NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, BOHN RESIGNS BOULDER (AP) – Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn is resigning effective June 3. Chancellor Philip DiStefano said today in a written statement that he had accepted Bohn’s resignation. Reasons for the resignation weren’t disclosed. ROCKIES EDGE ASTROS IN HOUSTON HOUSTON (AP) – Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI ...
    • Sports, May 24th PATRICK ROY BACK WITH THE AVS AS THE NEW HEAD COACH DENVER (AP) – Patrick Roy has been hired as coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The team said Thursday it had reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Fame goaltender to take over as coach and vice president of hockey operations. The 47-year-old ...
    • Sports, May 22nd HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Grand Junction—The annual Western Slope High School All-Star Softball classic is being played tonight under the lights at Bergmann Field at Colorado Mesa University. A handful of local girls are playing Brittany and Erin Neuroth from Rifle High School. ROCKIES BEAT THE D-BACKS IN 10 INNINGS Denver—The Colorado Rockies edged the Arizona Diamondbacks last ...
    • Sports, May 21st BRONCOS LOOK TO VETERAN DEFENSIVE BACK TO SHORE UP SECONDARY ENGLEWOOD. (AP) – The Denver Broncos keep bringing in veteran free-agent cornerbacks and Chris Harris keeps fending them off. He aims to do the same with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Denver this spring. Last season, the Broncos brought in ...