From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS FIRST STORM OF NEW YEAR POUNDS COLORADO Undated—Most of Colorado is under a big, white blanket thanks to the first major snowstorm of 2017.  The snow and high winds that kicked in last night in Western Colorado forced the the school districts in Eagle and Summit County to cancel classes for the day. Elsewhere, students from ...
    • NEWS MUCH NEEDED SNOW BLANKETING COLORADO Undated—The storm that drenched California is bringing sorely-needed snow to Colorado. Forecasters say this system could dump over two feet of snow in parts of the high country. The snow along with high winds and frigid temperatures will continue to hamper travel through tomorrow.  Frontier Airlines canceled about two dozen flights ...
    • NEWS ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has stepped down from his dream job over health concerns. Kubiak said the demands of the job are no longer a good fit. GM John Elway says that although he's saddened and disappointed, he understands Kubiak is making the best decision for himself and his family. GRANBY(AP) – An ...
    • NEWS PICEANCE PREDATOR CONTROL PLAN MOVING FORWARD Undated—The plan to control predatory animals in the Piceacne Basin and Upper Arkansas River will be a big project in 2017.  The predator management studies were unanimously approved by the Parks and Wildlife Commission two weeks ago to see what impact mountain lions and bears are having on the declining ...
    • NEWS NEW MINING REGS PROPOSED BY FEDS TO PROTECT GROUSE Denver—Five possible plans to limit mining on federal land to protect the Greater Sage Grouse in the west were unveiled today by the Obama Administration.  Which plan is preferred remains a mystery however.  They range from a complete, 20 year ban on mining activity on nearly 10 ...
    • NEWS HOLIDAY PHONE SCAMMERS TARGET GARCO RESIDENTS Glenwood Springs—Your taxes are late, your car payment is overdue and if you don't pay over the phone,  you'll owe a big fine or you'll be off to jail.  Those are some of the lies and intimidating tactics being used by scam artists that are once again rearing their ugly ...
    • NEWS GARCO AUTHORITIES PULL MAN'S BODY FROM COLORADO RIVER New Castle—The body of a suspected car thief was found Christmas Eve in the Colorado River near New Castle.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, a passerby spotted the body floating near the PSI office building west of town around 3:30 Saturday afternoon.  After Coroner ...
    • KMTS Christmas Special Christmas Memories Steve and Jeannie Beckley reminisce about their first Christmas with their son and showing him the Santa Tracker from NORAD. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we often forget what Christmas is really about; Jim Combs reminds us of what this holiday is truly about with a story of how he and his ...
    • NEWS BLM WANTS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON SAGE GROUSE PROJECTS Silt—One of the biggest threats to the Greater Sage Grouse in Western Colorado is the gradual invasion of pinyon and juniper trees moving into sagebrush areas according to biologists.  That's why the Bureau of Land Management is putting together a plan to restore sagebrush habitat in the coming ...
    • NEWS GARCO I-70 CORRIDOR DEADLY FOR CAR CRASHES Glenwood Springs—55 people were killed in auto accidents on I-70 in Garfield County between 2006 and 2015 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The grim report from C-DOT shows the I-70 corridor west of  the Denver metro area to Garfield County is the state's worst stretch for fatal ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 25th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a split at home last night against the Summit Tigers. The Lady Demons overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Summit 46-28. Senior Kenzi Nelson-Buehler led all scorers with 19 points. In the boy's contest, Glenwood had the lead at halftime but went cold from ...
    • Sports, January 24th WINTER X GAMES 17 UNDERWAY Aspen–The 17th Winter X Games are up and running at Buttermilk Mountain. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the four day competition that features over a dozen Colorado athletes including Gretchen Bleiler and Matt Walker of Aspen along with Eric Willett of Breckenridge. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ...
    • Sports, January 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams swept the visiting Coal Ridge Titans last night in a couple of key Western Slope conference games. The Lady Rams edged Coal Ridge 59-57 while the Ram's boys team cruised to a 57-35 victory. NHL/Avalanche Denver–Thanks to two, third period goals, a minute and a half apart, the ...
    • Sports, January 22nd HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams girls and boys will host the Coal Ridge Titans tonight in Carbondale. The girls tip off at 5:30 and will be followed by the boys contest at 7. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Avs take the ice tonight for their second game of the strike-shortened season. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Los ...
    • Sports, January 21st FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – No visitor has walked out of Moby Arena a winner since Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy led Southern Miss to a victory at the Rams' ear-splitting, high-altitude auditorium back in November 2011. The Rams went on to make an NCAA tournament run, after which coach Tim Miles left ...
    • Sports, January 18th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boys and girls travel to Palisade tonight to take on the Bulldogs. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. The Rifle Bears host the first place Delta Panthers tonight at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 17th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Gypsum–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons grapple at Eagle Valley High School. The match begins at 5. NBA/NUGGETS Oklahoma City, OK–The Denver Nuggets' six game winning streak came to an end last night in Oklahoma City. The Thunder beat clobbered the Nuggets 117-97. The Nuggets return home to host the Washington Wizards tomorrow night ...
    • Sports, January 16th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears improved to 5 and 1 in the Western Slope, 7 and 3 overall with last night's 47-30 win over the visiting Palisade Bulldogs. In the boy's game, Rifle's late game rally came up short in a 42-38 loss to Palisade. Rifle hosts the first place Delta ...
    • Sports, January 15th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears welcome the Palisade Bulldogs to the Bear's Den tonight for two important Western Slope league games. The Lady Bears tip off at 6 while the boys play at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Coal Ridge travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 5:30 ...
    • Sports, January 14th VONN DROPS OUT OF WORLD CUP RACE FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is skipping a World Cup night slalom Tuesday because she has not been able to practice enough in the event. Vonn, the defending overall champion, is missing from the list of 68 competitors published Monday by skiing's governing body. U.S. women's head ...