From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS DEAD DOG FIRE TRIPLES IN SIZE CRAIG— (AP) – One of two large wildfires burning in northwestern Colorado has grown to more than 17,000 acres but firefighters have managed to contain 10 percent of the fire. Wind gusts of over 70 mph on Monday fueled the growth of the Dead Dog Fire north of Rangely. MUNICH SHOOTER ...
    • Nine Rafters Rescued from Roaring Fork River Seven adults and two children were rescued by emergency responders from the Roaring Fork River today. According to a press release from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, the group’s raft became stuck under logs near Aspen Glen and the occupants of the raft subsequently became stranded on a small island. Rescuers were able ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD ENDORSES WATER RIGHTS BILL Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote this morning, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners ratified a letter of support for a federal bill to protect water rights.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says Congressman Scott Tipton’s “Water Rights Preservation Act” is an important piece of legislation that would save millions of dollars for ...
    • NEWS FLAGS AT HALF STAFF FOR GJ NAVY SEAL Grand Junction—In honor of the Navy SEAL from Grand Junction who was killed two weeks ago in a parachuting accident, flags on state buildings have been lowered to half staff.  27 year old Remington J. Peters died during a Memorial Day parachute demonstration over the Hudson River. The ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, June 13th BRONCOS SHOW VETERAN RUNNING BACK THE DOOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year. The 31-year-old running back is the NFL’s active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. ...
    • Sports, June 12th ALL CONFERENCE HONORS FOR LOCAL LACROSSE PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—A pair of Glenwood Springs High School Lacrosse players earned all conference honors for their performances during the 2013 season. Demons’ Senior Trip Axtell was named first team All Mountain League while his teammate, Josiah Maner earned second team honors. ROCKIES BEAT NATIONALS, GAIN GROUND ...
    • Sports, June 11th ROCKIES HOST NATIONALS TONIGHT Denver—The Colorado Rockies host the Washington Nationals tonight at Coors Field. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for the Rockies while Dan Haren toes the rubber for the Nationals. The Rockies are 34 and 30 and in third place in the National League West, 2 games behind the first place ...
    • Sports, June 10th FOWLER’S FOURTH HIT OF THE DAY WINS THE GAME FOR ROCKIES Denver—Dexter Fowler had four hits on the day including the game winner that drove in DJ LeMahieu with decisive run as the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8 to 7 in 10 innings. Troy Tulowitzki hit his 16th home run of the season. ...
    • 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 ...