From the KMTS News Room:

    • Fish and Wildlife Employees Plead Guilty After Poaching Incident DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials say two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees pleaded guilty to poaching-related charges. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Tuesday 44-year-old Thad Bingham and 45-year-old Brian Scheer pleaded guilty to trespassing in the 2014 killing of a bull elk on private land that was closed to hunting. Officials say Bingham also pleaded guilty ...
    • Controlled Burn Near Aspen Airport Today The Aspen Fire Department will be conducting a burn near the Aspen Airport today on the Owl Creek side of the airport.  Officials say a lot of smoke will be visible while the burn is conducted.
    • NEWS SKIER VISITS SET RECORD DENVER (AP) – More people are visiting Colorado ski areas and bringing a winter boost to area spending. A record 13 million visitors this past winter meant the highest sales tax revenue ever for almost every Colorado ski town. CAMPERS ARRESTED FOR STARTING NEDERLAND FIRE BOULDER (AP) – Two campers from Alabama have ...
    • NEWS COLORADO HONORS FALLEN DALLAS COPS Denver—In honor of the five Dallas police officers who were shot and killed last night, all flags in Colorado will fly at half staff for the next few days. Governor John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered at all state buildings, following the lead of the federal proclamation. ...
    • NEWS STORM KING ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—22 years ago today, the South Canyon Fire claimed the lives of 14 firefighters on Storm King Mountain. Local fire officials and others who were around on that tragic day will stop by the Storm King Memorial at Two Rivers Park to honor the men and women who died; Kathi Beck, Tami ...
    • NEWS MAN DIES IN GARCO ATV ACCIDENT Glenwood Springs—A Fruita man was killed in an ATV crash north of New Castle Monday morning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the 30 year old man, who’s name has not been released, lost control on a switchback on County Road 243 and was thrown off the ...
    • Onlookers Causing Trouble for Firefighters Motorists wanting to catch a glimpse of a fire burning between Rifle and Rulison are causing trouble for fire crews trying to battle the flames tonight. Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says members of the public are being asked to avoid County Road 320 if possible.  Additional traffic from onlookers has apparently been ...
    • NEWS JOHN MARTIN TAKES GOP PRIMARY Glenwood Springs—John Martin’s quest to win an unprecedented sixth term on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners continues after last night’s primary victory. Martin captured just over 73 percent of the vote to handily defeat Republican challenger Aron Diaz. Martin thanked Diaz for running a positive, issue-focused campaign and now looks ...
    • NEWS STILL NO ID OF DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—Foul play has been ruled out by Garfield County authorities in last weekend’s death of a middle aged man who was found floating in the Colorado River. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the body had been in the river for several days before it was discovered by ...
    • NEWS GARCO APPROVES FUNDS FOR ‘SANE’ PROGRAM Glenwood Springs—An important rape investigation program is being restored to Garfield County and the rest of the 9th Judicial District. The once dormant program known as ‘SANE’ standing for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, received a $2,500 grant from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this morning. District Attorney Sherry ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 31st High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The host Glenwood Lady Demons lost their first match of the season to the Roaring Fork Rams in two games in day one of the Demon Invitational. Grand Valley defeated Aspen while Coal Ridge knocked off Rifle. 16 teams in all are competing in the tournament that concludes tomorrow. High ...
    • Sports, August 30th High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Invitational Volleyball tournament gets underway today at Glenwood Springs High School. The Lady Demons will host several teams from the valley including Rifle, Roaring Fork, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley. The tournament wraps up Saturday afternoon. High School Football Peach Valley–The 3rd ranked Rifle Bears head down the road to ...
    • Sports, August 29th High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The first big tournament of the season gets underway tomorrow at Glenwood Springs High School. The annual Demon Invitational will see teams from the Western Slope compete in the three-day event including the host Lady Demons, Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, Rifle and Roaring Fork. College Football Denver–The Colorado Buffaloes are slight favorites in this ...
    • Sports, August 28th NFL/Broncos ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran long-snapper Lonie Paxton in their first round of roster cuts. Former coach Josh McDaniels brought Paxton with him to Denver from New England in 2009, signing him to a five-year, $5.53 million deal that called for him to make $875,000 this season and $885,000 next year. ...
    • Sports, August 27th High School Football Glenwood Pummeled in Zero Week Game Conifer–The Glenwood Demons were manhandled by the bigger, faster, stronger Conifer Lobos Saturday afternoon, 42-19. The Demons committed 15 penalties during a hot afternoon and found themselves down 21 to nothing midway through the second quarter. Glenwood defensive back Chris Sarabia got the Demons on the board ...
    • Sports, August 24th High School Football Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns kick off the 2012 season tonight at home against the Paonia Eagles. The game is one of 19 zero week contests around the state. Tonight’s game begins at 7 and will be broadcast live on KMTS. Conifer–The Glenwood Demons begin the season tomorrow afternoon with a showdown against the Lobos ...
    • Sports, August 22nd MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – Tejay van Garderen of Tacoma, Wash., moved to the front in the final 500 uphill yards and claimed the second stage and the race lead Tuesday at the USA Pro Challenge. Van Garderen, who rides for BMC, completed the 99.2-mile road race from Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte in 3 ...
    • Sports, August 21st LOS ANGELES (AP) – Game 2 in the key National League West three-game series between the Dodgers and Giants is being played tonight in L.A. The Giants won last night’s game, 2-1, to pass the Dodgers in the standings and take over first place. WASHINGTON (AP) ...
    • Sports, August 20th TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee, Wash., bolted to the front in the final 100 yards and pedaled to an unchallenged sprint win and the race lead Monday in the opening stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), who claimed his first Tour de France stage ...
    • Sports, August 16th High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears edged out Fruit Monument yesterday for the team title at the Black Canyon Golf Club in Montrose. Tristan Quigley shot a one over 71 to take second place. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins last night at Coors Field for their fourth win in a row. Michael Cuddyer, ...