From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS McCLURE PASS DEATH Aspen—Pitkin County authorities are investigating the death of a Longmont man who’s body was found this past weekend near the top of McClure Pass.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 49 year old Matthew Barz was found on a rural road on Labor Day.  McClure Pass was closed most of ...
    • NEWS FORMER GARCO CLERK RE-SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT Glenwood Springs—The former Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office employee who admitted to stealing about a half million dollars in public funds was re-sentenced yesterday in District Court to nine years in prison.  The new sentence was handed down after investigators uncovered another 56 thousand dollars that Robin McMillan had ...
    • NEWS GW BRACING FOR 8TH STREET PROJECT Glenwood Springs—After Labor Day, some major construction work begins in Glenwood Springs.  C-DOT will break ground next Tuesday on the new 8th Street Connection Project.  The work involves connecting Midland Avenue to Grand Avenue via 8th Street. C-DOT spokesman Tom Newland says the 6 to 8 week project will move ...
    • NEWS STATE HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE CONCERNS BIZ OWNERS Undated—A western slope lawmaker says business owners in his district are going to relocate if a Colorado health care initiative passes.  State Senator Randy Baumgardner says in his travels across Senate District 8, a growing number of small business owners are prepared to leave the state if Amendment 69 ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief.  Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot.  According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78  were rejected ...
    • News GW ATTORNEY CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FORMER JUDGE/BOYFRIEND Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs immigration and defense attorney in facing criminal charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend during a recent late night altercation at a local motel. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 39 year old Lucette Laffoom slapped, hit, bit and broke the thumb ...
    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT PARACHUTE—Firefighters hope to fully contain the nearly week old Spring Creek 2 Fire burning near Parachute by the end of the day. The lightning-sparked fire near the Garfield/Mesa County line initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and has destroyed some outbuildings, trailers and vehicles. COLORADO HEALTH CARE ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Parachute—The Spring Creek 2 Fire near Parachute is now 90 percent contained. The fire that was sparked by lightning last Friday evening, remains at 621 acres thanks to wildfire crews securing fire lines and primary structures in the area. Four outbuildings, three vehicles and three trailers were ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boy’s and girl’s teams head to Summit County to take on the Tigers. The girls tip off at 5:30 while the boy’s play at 7. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. The Coal Ridge Titans take on the Bears tonight in Rifle. The girls take the court ...
    • Sports, December 7th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons boys’ lost to Aspen last night, 56-30. The Demon Invitational continues today and tomorrow at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. Tonight, the Glenwood girls and boys take on Faith Christian at 6 and 7:30. Elsewhere in basketball, the Rifle Bears are competing at the Steamboat Springs Invitational tournament today and tomorrow ...
    • Sports, December 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball team will play their second game of the season tonight at home against the Aspen Skiers. Tip off is set for 7 o’clock and marks the official beginning of the Demon Round Robin Tournament. The Rifle Bears boys and girls teams will be playing ...
    • Sports, December 5th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Coal Ridge Titans split a pair of non-league games last night with the Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Titans defeated Battle Mountain 63-25 while the Coal Ridge boys lost to the Huskies 59-47. ROCKIES MAKE A TRADE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Houston Astros have traded reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Taste First Defeat in 3A Finals Bear Seniors Finish with 24-2 Mark in Last Two Seasons   AURORA (12/1/12) — Twenty-four wins and just two losses: a superb, but bittersweet legacy of the last two years for thirteen Rifle High School seniors…. bittersweet because both of those losses, including 32-15 to Silver Creek in Saturday’s 3A championship at Legacy Stadium in Aurora, came ...
    • Rifle Bears Look to Win State Championship This Afternoon This afternoon, the Rifle Bears football team hopes to finish the 2012 season the same way they started it:  with a victory. The undefeated Bears take on the Fossil Ridge Raptors at 1:00 this afternoon.  Ron Milhorn and Jack Jabbour will be on hand to call all the action from Legacy Stadium at Cherokee Trail High ...
    • Sports, November 30th RIFLE PLAYS FOR STATE FOOTBALL TITLE Aurora–The top-ranked and undefeated Rifle Bears hope to cap off a perfect season tomorrow afternoon as they battle the 10th seeded Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A State Championship game at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Kick-off is set for 1 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS and ...
    • Sports, November 29th MEN’S WORLD CUP SKIING BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – Travis Ganong of the United States turned in the fastest time in the downhill training run Wednesday on the Birds of Prey course. The first racer out of the starting gate, Ganong flew through the course in 1 minute, 41.38 seconds, a time that held up ...
    • Sports, November 28th WORLD CUP SKIING BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Most of the skiers are closely watching Aksel Lund Svindal these days, just to see what path he takes down the hill. Because his way is pretty much going to be the fastest way. That’s how much fellow competitors respect the powerful Norwegian, copying anything they can ...
    • Sports, November 27th KNOWSHON COMING OFF A GOOD GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – In his first start in 56 weeks, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno kept the pile moving forward, didn’t fumble and didn’t get hurt. It was, in his coach’s eyes, such a solid performance that he’ll start again next week, too. Playing his first game since ...