From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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.
    • Pair Arrested in GJ for Utah Murder Authorities in Grand Junction have arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a man in Utah. 27-year-old Mark Mair and 19-year-old Elcha Hatch were arrested after a brief standoff at a home Monday night. Mair is suspected in the death of 34-year-old Justin Hannah, of Cedar City, Utah, on Sunday. Police received information that ...
    • Treasure Hunter’s Remains Found A Colorado treasure hunter who disappeared earlier this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule says the remains found along the Rio Grande River north of ...
    • Glenwood Man Attacks Brother Garfield County authorities arrested a Glenwood Springs man this past weekend after they say he attempted to kill his brother by slicing his throat. 30-year-old Brian Dunlap is now facing attempted murder charges after he attacked his brother, 33-year-old Jason Dunlap, after the two drove up Transfer Trail and got into an argument over four-wheeling routes. ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Closure ***** UPDATE:  Helicopter operations in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday, July 28 have been cancelled, so the road will remain open until an alternate date can be determined for the work. Whichever side of Glenwood Canyon you’re on right now, if you need to be on the other side, then you should probably get on your way ...
    • Black-Footed Ferret Is Back An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets today near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. The discovery made tiny Meeteetse ...
    • Jury Selection Starts in GJ Murder Nearly a decade after a Grand Junction woman disappeared, a man accused of kidnapping and killing her is about to stand trial in her death. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Lester Ralph Jones and is expected to take all week. He’s accused of killing Paige Birgfeld, a single mother who led a double ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 30th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS 4A The Glenwood Lady Demons were seeded 30th and will play in the Region 7 playoff at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs this weekend. The dates and times have not been finalized. 3A Roaring Fork will host the Region 11 tournament either this Friday or Saturday. Lamar and Frontier Academy will visit. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF COVERAGE FLORENCE, CO.—KMTS WILL FOLLOW THE BASALT LONGHORNS TO FLORENCE FOR THIS SATURDAY’S FIRST ROUND 2A PLAYOFF GAME. KICK OFF IS SET FOR 1 O’CLOCK WITH PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 12:45. RON MILHORN WILL PROVIDE PLAY-BY-PLAY AS THE LONGHORNS, IN THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, BATTLE THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPION HUSKIES THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD.
    • Sports, October 29th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The 2A State Playoffs begin this Saturday and the Grand Valley Cardinals earned the 5th seed and a home game. The Cardinals will host Middle Park in Parachute at 1 o’clock. Basalt will be on the road to battle 4th seeded Florence and number 15 Aspen will head northeast to take ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Playing for Pride, Glenwood Crushes Cortez, 48-3 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/26/12) — So the playoffs are gone, but the game remains, and for a dozen Glenwood seniors, their final home football game was a triumphant 48-3 thrashing of the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers. Last week second-half collapse at Evergreen, that tossed away a 20-7 lead, ended the Demons’ wild card hopes, but for probably all the ...
    • Sports, October 26th VOLLEYBALL The Glenwood Lady Demons took care of business last night at home defeating Delta in a three game sweep. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Glenwood Demons take a final bow before the home crowd tonight as they take on the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers at Stubler Memorial Field. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pregame ...
    • Sports, October 25th 3A Boys Soccer Championships The Coal Ridge Titans earned the 3rd seed and will host a four-team regional tomorrow. The Titans will take on 30th seed KIPP Denver Collegiate at noon. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Telluride / Arrupe Jesuit game Saturday afternoon at 1. The Roaring ...
    • Weekend High School Sports Scores In alphabetical order by home team. Winning teamsin BOLD Football: Grand Valley 36 at Aspen 19 Coal Ridge 14 at Basalt 21 Glenwood 32 at Evergreen 38 Roaring Fork 0 at Meeker 35 Steamboat 0 at Rifle 56 Volleyball: Cedaredge 3 at Grand Valley 1 Coal Ridge 1 at Roaring Fork 3 Tournament Play: Glenwood 3 vs Wheat Ridge 0 Glenwood 1 vs Middle Park 2 Glenwood 2 ...
    • Sports, October 19th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Glenwood Lady Demons hung on to beat a stubborn Steamboat Springs squad last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium 3 games to 2. The win keeps the Lady Demons tied for first in the league with Palisade. Coal Ridge swept Rifle while Roaring Fork took Aspen in 3 and Grand Valley fell to Meeker ...
    • Sports, October 18th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge hosts Rifle tonight at 6. Aspen travels to Roaring Fork and Grand Valley heads north to Meeker. The late match has Glenwood taking on Steamboat Springs at 6:30 at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons welcome the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight at 6. Coal Ridge ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Step Up to Latest Challenge, 38-7 Over Conifer RIFLE (10/12/12) — When the Rifle Bears yielded 24 points in the fourth quarter of last year’s second-round state playoff loss to Windsor, a first-half injury to Ryan Moeller was seen as a contributing factor as a 12-8 halftime deficit eventually became a 36-15 final. With that in mind, along with the gaudy, video ...