From the KMTS News Room:

    • Carbondale Fire Department Fighting Sewell Mesa Fire ***** 7/30/2016 4:30 PM UPDATE:  Fire crews reached 100% containment this afternoon and expect to continue “mopping up” the fire through Sunday.  Highway 133 will be open in both directions overnight (from 8:00 PM Saturday until 8:00 AM Sunday).  On Sunday, one lane of Highway 133 will be closed again, with traffic alternating from 8:00 AM until ...
    • Highway 13 “Good Samaritan” Shot Himself Authorities say the man who claimed to have been shot while attempting to help another motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month was not such a good samaritan after all…  According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the man told authorities he was shot while approaching a disabled vehicle ...
    • Plane Crash Report Released A report on a plane crash in southern Colorado says the pilot had been warned not to fly into Pagosa Springs because of winter weather before his aircraft went down, killing him and his girlfriend. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed its findings this week of the November 2014 crash that killed 55-year-old Howard Guthrie, of ...
    • Search Ends for Montrose Woman Mesa County authorities have called off their search for an 82-year-old woman with dementia who was last seen at a Montrose bowling alley almost two weeks ago. Mary Finnegan left the Rose Bowl on July 15th and was expected back at her Delta County home, but she never returned. The Mesa County Sheriff’s office says up to ...
    • Kidnapping Suspect In Court The Colorado Springs man accused of taking hostages near Independence Pass on Wednesday made his first court appearance in Aspen yesterday. 30-year-old Brolin McConnell is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping for holding 3 men at gunpoint on Lincoln Creek Road near the intersection with Highway 82. During his appearance before Aspen District Judge Chris Seldin, McConnell ...
    • BLM Fire Restrictions in GarCo It’s become another unmistakable and sadly inevitable sign of summer in Colorado – fire restrictions put in place each year by officials trying to do everything they can to keep huge portions of the western U.S. from going up in flames. Bureau of Land Management officials have announced that stage 1 fire restrictions begin today for ...
    • Armed Man Takes Hostage Near Independence Pass Pitkin County Deputies were able to peacefully resolve a dangerous situation that unfolded yesterday near Independence Pass when an armed man took at least one person hostage and fired shots at the officers. The Colorado Springs man, whose identity has not been released, was armed with two handguns and had used his truck to block Lincoln ...
    • Rifle I-70 Traffic Fatality *****7/28/16 4:40 PM Update:  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmier identified the victim in Wednesday’s crash as 39 year old Daniel Jacob Kobrin of Glenwood Springs.  Glassmire says Kobrin was born and raised in Crested Butte and had recently lived in Portland, Oregon.  Toxicology tests will be conducted over the next several weeks. Authorities say that a ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Update Travelers expecting to be stuck for several hours on either side of Glenwood Canyon today actually got a reprieve due to high winds that forced CDOT to push back the rockfall mitigation work that was scheduled to completely close the canyon for a second straight day. CDOT closed the canyon yesterday and began the work of ...
    • Helicopter Used Today to Place Rockfall Netting in Glenwood Canyon The Thursday helicopter work was cancelled, but the media was allowed to film today’s efforts: The helicopter in the video is attempting to place a pole which will eventually hold rockfall netting in place.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 9th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a sweep last night over the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Demons clobbered Battle Mountain 62-12 while the Glenwood boys came from behind to beat the Huskies 52-49. Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers this Friday night at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 7th NFL PLAYOFFS/DENVER BRONCOS Denver–The Denver Broncos can pull out the game plan and scheme from December 16th. That’s the last time they played the Baltimore Ravens, this week’s opponent in the AFC Divisional playoffs. The Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts in yesterday’s wild card game in Baltimore, 24 to 9 to earn a rematch ...
    • Sports, January 4th COLLEGE BASKETBALL BUFFS ROBBED IN REGULATION, LOSE TO CATS IN OT TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Parrom scored five of his 16 points in overtime after No. 3 Arizona staged an improbable late rally in regulation and the Wildcats escaped with a 92-83 victory over Colorado in their Pac-12 opener on Thursday night. Colorado’s Sabatino ...
    • Sports, January 3rd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets go for their 9th straight home win tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. COLLEGE BASKETBALL The CU Buffs Men’s team begin Pac-12 play tonight on the road when they take on the 3rd ranked Arizona Wildcats. BRONCOS QB WINS ANOTHER AWARD Denver–Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday, this one held by Tom Brady, when he ...
    • Sports, January 2nd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets ended the L-A Clippers’ franchise record 17-game winning streak with last night’s 92-78 victory at the Pepsi Center. Danilo Galinari led the way with 17 points. NEW YEAR’S DAY BOWL GAMES UNDATED (AP) – Lonnie Pryor turned five carries into a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 13 Florida State to ...
    • Sports, December 31st BRONCOS THRASH CHIEFS, EARN AFC’S TOP SEED DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lift Denver to a 38-3 win over Kansas City that sealed the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos. Manning finished the season with 4,659 yards, only 41 short of his ...
    • Sports, December 28th COLLEGE FOOTBALL/AIR FORCE FALCONS FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Troy Calhoun has exceeded some people’s expectations as Air Force’s coach. After becoming the first academy graduate to become the Falcons head coach, the team was coming off three consecutive losing seasons. He was told by some it’d be an accomplishment to get to one bowl over the ...
    • Sports, Christmas Eve BRONCOS WIN AGAIN DENVER (AP) – Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Denver (12-3) pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell 23-6 to the ...
    • Sports, December 21st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Lady Bears beat Palisade last night 43-26. Chante Church led the winning effort with 19 points. In the boy’s contest, Rifle fell to the Bulldogs 49-39 despite a 23 point night for junior forward Tanner Quick. BRONCOS WANT TO HOLD ON TO DEL RIO ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The more the ...
    • Sports, December 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Palisade tonight for a league showdown with the Bulldogs. The girls tip off at 6 o’clock while the boys battle the Bulldogs at 7:30. You can catch both games on 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS and KMTS.com. NBA/Nuggets Portland, OR–The Denver Nuggets go for their fourth straight win tonight as ...