From the KMTS News Room:

    • Sheriff’s Honor Guard Attends Fallen Dallas Officer’s Funeral A week ago today, Dallas said goodbye to one of it’s finest.  Veteran Sergeant Michael Smith was laid to rest a week after he was killed by a gunman during a peaceful protest.  Among the attendees at Sergeant Smith’s public funeral were four representatives of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, including Deputy Matthew ...
    • Lemur Bite Investigation Police in Nederland are investigating a case of a toddler being bitten by an animal – but not an animal you might expect. Investigators say the 2-year old child was bitten by a lemur on Wednesday afternoon near the Carousel of Happiness, a vintage 1910 carousel located in Nederland. The child’s injuries were not serious, but ...
    • Glenwood Smoking Ban The Glenwood Springs City Council will be looking for input from the public tonight as they consider an outdoor smoking ban that would affect downtown Glenwood, area bus stops and public parks. The council voted unanimously in favor of the ban at its’ first reading earlier this month, but no members of the public were on ...
    • Beer Truck Crash Well – it was ALMOST a beer lover’s dream. . .but it didn’t turn out that way, and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time or place. Denver police say a semi-truck going through the Mousetrap in Denver nearly flew off the overpass from I-70 to I-25 yesterday, dumping hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine ...
    • Beer Truck Crash Well – it was ALMOST a beer lover’s dream. . .but it didn’t turn out that way, and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time or place. Denver police say a semi-truck going through the Mousetrap in Denver nearly flew off the overpass from I-70 to I-25 yesterday, dumping hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine ...
    • Bear Shot Near Aspen Restaurant State wildlife officials have euthanized a bear after the animal found its way inside a restaurant atop Aspen Mountain and had to be shot by an employee. The Sundeck restaurant employee shot the 70-pound animal Saturday with a shotgun and a pistol. Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle says employees had tried unsuccessfully to scare the ...
    • Aurora Theater Victims Remembered It’s been 4 years today. . . but it never feels far away. It was July 20th, 2012 when a gunman opened fire inside Theater 9 of the Century Aurora 16 movie theater during a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.” 12 moviegoers were killed and another 70 were injured in ...
    • Embezzling Case Takes Tragic Turn One of the largest embezzlement scandals in the history of the Garfield County Clerk & Recorders Office has now taken a tragic turn. Authorities say that 55-year-old Sean McMillan, husband of Robin McMillan who was convicted last year of stealing over $440,000 from the county, has taken his own life. Larimer County Deputy Coroner James McNaughton ...
    • Hiking Family Found Safe A harrowing ordeal for a family who spent 3 days lost in wilderness area near Silverton came to a happy end on Monday evening when the family’s father and 3 young children were found by a another group of hikers. 33-year old Dustin Beaver and his children – two boys, 6 & 8 years old, and ...
    • Colorado Delegates Walk Out of RNC in Protest Several of Colorado’s delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland were on the front lines of one of Day One’s most dramatic moments when they walked off the convention floor in protest after party leaders prevented their attempt to oust Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. The group of delegates, led by Senator Mike ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 4th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction–Tonight it should be an epic gridiron battle under the lights at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction as the top ranked Rifle Bears battle the 2nd ranked Palisade Bulldogs at 7 o’clock. The winner of tonight’s game will be in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope crown. The game ...
    • Sports, October 3rd HIGH SCHOOL GOLF/COLORADO 4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Montrose–Rifle golfers Triston Quigley, Danny Bartels and Ty Caron wrapped up two-days of competition at the boys 4A State Championship Tournament at Cobble Creek in Montrose. Quigley shot a 5-over, 77 to finish 27th overall. Bartels and Caron came in 33rd and 67th respectively. H.S. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood beat ...
    • Sports, October 2nd HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE Glenwood travels to Edwards tonight to take on Battle Mountain at 6. Rifle heads to Breckenridge hoping to tame the Tigers of Summit High School. Basalt welcomes Coal Ridge to town at 4 while Aspen visits Roaring Fork. SOFTBALL The Rifle Lady Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs in a key, Western Slope game ...
    • Sports, October 1st FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University’s president is recommending that the university start raising funds for a new football stadium on campus, but he says the idea will have to be suspended if a viable financing plan can’t be found within two years. CSU has been examining since February whether replacing the aging, off-campus ...
    • Sports, September 28th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES SOCCER ______ Roaring Fork-0 Basalt——-0 Coal Ridge-6 Aspen——2 VOLLEYBALL __________ Glenwood Springs–3 Steamboat Springs-1 Coal Ridge–3 Moffat Co.–0 Roaring Fork–3 Basalt——–0 SOFTBALL ________ Basalt–17 Grand Valley—1 FOOTBALL–WEEK 5 Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers at 7 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. The top ranked Rifle Bears are heavy favorites to beat tonight’s ...
    • Sports, September 27th UNDATED (AP) – Never have officials from a sports league been so welcome. A tentative agreement was reached last night between the NFL and its officials, ending the labor dispute between the two sides. The bottom line is this: The veteran referees are back and will be in action tonight ...
    • Sports, September 26th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons notched their second win of the season Tuesday, beating Rifle 9 to 1. Glenwood tallied 5 goals in the first half alone. Glenwood travels to Roaring Fork High School for a Saturday morning game at 11. Colorado Rocky Mountain School edged Moffat County 3 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Roaring ...
    • Sports, September 25th ENGLEWOOD (AP) – One week, it’s interceptions. The next week, it’s incompletions. In a 31-25 loss to Houston, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw 26 incompletions, the highest number of misconnections he’s made in a single game over his 15-year career. The Associated Press reviewed all 26 incompletions. Seven were overthrown, four were ...
    • Sports, September 24th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES GLENWOOD–55 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS–12 RIFLE–62 MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ–6 RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY–42 ROARING FORK–14 BAYFIELD–27 ASPEN–10 BASALT–10 PAGOSA SPRINGS–7 COAL RIDGE–13 OLATHE–6 OT GRAND VALLEY–40 GUNNISON–20 PALISADE–45 BATTLE MOUNTAIN–0 EAGLE VALLEY–68 ARVADA–14 DELTA–21 MOFFAT COUNTY–14 TOP 10 RANKINGS/WEEK 5 COLORADO ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Breaks Out Against Sailors GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/21/12) — For three weeks the potent potion had been bubbling and building, and finally, beginning with a 95-yard opening kickoff return by Auston Tribble, and continuing throughout a 55-12 lambasting of the Steamboat Sailors, the frustration of being shackled by the state’s top three 3A football teams came bursting forth from an ...