From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS ANOTHER GARCO EMPLOYEE GUILTY OF EMBEZZLING Glenwood Springs—For the third time in five years a Garfield County employee is caught stealing.  Alicia Macias pled guilty to embezzling $18,000 while working for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office from 2011 to 2015.  As part of her plea for felony embezzlement, another count of felony theft was dropped.  The ...
    • Smoke in the Air Today from Controlled Burn Federal Fire managers are conducting a controlled burn today in the area of West Divide Creek. Smoke is visible throughout the Colorado and Roaring Fork Valleys. The intent of today’s burn is to improve wildlife habitat within the project areas, with an emphasis on enhancing mule deer and other large game winter and transition range forage.
    • Glenwood Man Dies in UTV Crash A Glenwood man is dead following a tragic accident involving a “Utility Task Vehicle” or UTV Saturday north of Rifle. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the victim, 53-year-old Todd Sellie, was riding a 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side near the nine mile mark on JQS Road Saturday afternoon ...
    • Carbondale Barn Total Loss Following Fire Carbondale firefighters responded to a structure fire on Goose Creek Lane near County Road 100 just before noon today. According to Mike Wagner with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, firefighters found a barn fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The barn collapsed a short time later. Wagner says the fire was contained to ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 10th UNDATED (AP) – After taking a day off, the NBA resumes play this evening with two games. In Chicago the Bulls and Heat square off in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series. They split the first two games in Miami, with Chicago taking the opening contest.  Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng) returned to the Bulls’ ...
    • Sports, May 9th YANKEES-ROCKIES Boesch lifts Yankees to 3-2 win over Rockies DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday ...
    • Sports, May 8th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF / REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Carbondale—Taylor Walters of the Rifle Lady Bears collected another impressive piece of hardware for her trophy case…her second straight 4A Regional championship.  Walters’ 2-over 74 at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale was good enough for the state crown and good enough to lead Rifle to a second place finish ...
    • Sports, May 7th TODD HELTON SENTENCED FOR DUI DENVER (AP) – Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired.   Helton entered his plea today in an Adams County courtroom in Brighton.Helton was arrested Feb. 6 in Thornton, another suburb. Police ...
    • Sports, May 3rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Craig—The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors Thursday 9 to 2.  Danny Bartels went the full 7 innings in the 9 strikeout, 4 hit perfomance.  The Bears close out the regular season tomorrow with a home doubleheader against Battle Mountain. Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host the second place Delta Panthers tomorrow in the ...
    • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons lost to the Rifle Bears yesterday 11 to 4.  Tristan Quigley earned his third win of the season while Chase Nieslanik suffered the loss. The Demons fell to 3 and 5 in league play and will host Delta this Saturday in a doubleheader home finale at 11 and 1.  ...
    • Sports, May 1st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons lost to Battle Mountain last night 3 to 1.  Glenwood will play for third place in the Western Slope tomorrow night at 5 at CMC’s Spring Valley campus. Battle Mountain earned an automatic birth into the 4A playoffs.  In 3A soccer, the Coal Ridge Lady Titans beat Roaring Fork ...
    • Sports, April 30th BASEBALL Edwards—The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies yesterday in Edwards.  The Demons took the first game 11 to 4 and dropped the second contest 5 to 2.  SOCCER Edwards—The Glenwood Lady Demons need to beat Battle Mountain tonight on the turf in Edwards to earn a league-title showdown with the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Rifle Pitching Improves Playoff Prospects @ Eagle Valley GYPSUM (4/27/13) — Rifle baseball coach Troy Phillips couldn’t remember when his team completed a doubleheader in under three hours, but that’s what the Bears did as they swept Eagle Valley behind a pair of complete games by pitchers Danny Bartels and Teig Hauer, 3-1 and 4-1.   Timely hitting and solid defense also played a ...
    • Sports, April 26th   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons earned their first Western Slope League victories yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Summit Tigers, 3 to 2 and 18 to 3.  Chase Nieslanik went the distance on the mound in game one while Willie Salcido pitched all 7 innings in the nightcap. The Basalt Longhorns defeated the ...