From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS DRIVERS GETTING TICKETS FOR TAKING CATTLE CREEK TURN OFF Glenwood Springs—Colorado State Troopers are writing a lot of expensive tickets to motorists trying to take the Cattle Creek exit off of Highway 82. Drivers hoping to take the Cottonwood Pass detour during the two-day Glenwood Canyon closure are brazenly going through the Cattle Creek road construction ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Six Colorado ballot measures ranging from presidential primaries to higher tobacco taxes have until the end of business Monday to try to get a place on November ballots. Monday is Colorado's deadline to turn in some 98,000 signatures for inclusion on ballots. ASPEN (AP) – Officials near Aspen are concerned about increased all-terrain ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD RECREATION MASTER PLAN Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents are young, fairly affluent, athletic and lovers of all types of recreation according to a recent survey conducted by parks and recreation planning firm, Greenplay. The organization is currently in the throes of putting together Glenwood's Park and Recreation Master Plan. Project manager Mark Thatcher gave ...
    • NEWS BRESLIN MEMORIAL New Castle—This Sunday, family and friends will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Brelin at one of his favorite hangouts…Burning Mountain Park. Breslin died in his home this past Monday of natural causes at the age of 63. The dedicated family man, passionate musician ...
    • NEWS ALCOHOL AND DRUGS FACTORS IN DEADLY ROLLOVER Rifle—The driver killed in Monday's early morning rollover near Rifle had been drinking and using methamphetamine according to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire. 48 year old Robert Lashus of Parachute had an alarmingly high blood alcohol content of .226. Lashus' brother-in-law, 42 year old Branden ...
    • NEWS FORMER NEW CASTLE MAYOR DIES New Castle—Former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Breslin has died. Breslin was was found in his home last night. While the cause of death is unknown at this time, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Breslin likely died of natural causes. Breslin, who most recently served on the town council, was ...
    • NEWS BIRGFELD MURDER TRIAL Grand Junction—She was only 8 years old when her mother failed to come home from work. Little did Jess Dixon know, her mom, Paige Birgfeld had been killed. Today in Grand Junction, Jess, now 17, took the stand in the first degree murder trial of the suspected killer, Lester Jones. According ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD BANK ROBBER STILL ON THE LOOSE Glenwood Springs—The man who robbed the Vectra Bank at 8th and Grand late Friday afternoon is still being sought by local and federal authorities. The suspect, a white man wearing a straw hat and big sunglasses, concealed one hand and reportedly told a teller he had a gun. ...
    • NEWS BLM CANCELS THOMPSON DIVIDE LEASES Glenwood Springs—25 oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide have been canceled by the Bureau of Land Management putting an end to a long, bitter feud between the energy industry and local conservationists. The area, straddling several counties including Garfield, Pitkin and Gunnison, has been the focus of lobbying ...
    • NEWS GARCO APPROVES CONSERVATION EASEMENT Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners endorsed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's acquisition of a conservation easement and perpetual hunting access easement on the north half of the Bershenyi Ranch. The plan to conserve game management unit 43 south of Glenwood Springs honors the longtime wishes ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, October 16th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Rifle Lady Bears welcome Moffat County to the Bear's Den tonight at 6. Coal Ridge travels to Battle Mountain at 6 as well. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons head west to Grand Junction to battle the Warriors of Central High School at 4:30. All other soccer games today begin ...
    • Sports, October 15th NFL/BRONCOS San Diego, CA–Tonight, the Denver Broncos look to even their record at 3 and 3 with a win over the Chargers in San Diego. Kick off is set for 6:30 with pregame coverage beginning at 4:35 on KMTS. SCORES AND STANDINGS ...