From the KMTS News Room:

    • Carbondale Fire Department Fighting Sewell Mesa Fire ***** 7/30/2016 4:30 PM UPDATE:  Fire crews reached 100% containment this afternoon and expect to continue “mopping up” the fire through Sunday.  Highway 133 will be open in both directions overnight (from 8:00 PM Saturday until 8:00 AM Sunday).  On Sunday, one lane of Highway 133 will be closed again, with traffic alternating from 8:00 AM until ...
    • Highway 13 “Good Samaritan” Shot Himself Authorities say the man who claimed to have been shot while attempting to help another motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month was not such a good samaritan after all…  According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, the man told authorities he was shot while approaching a disabled vehicle ...
    • Plane Crash Report Released A report on a plane crash in southern Colorado says the pilot had been warned not to fly into Pagosa Springs because of winter weather before his aircraft went down, killing him and his girlfriend. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed its findings this week of the November 2014 crash that killed 55-year-old Howard Guthrie, of ...
    • Search Ends for Montrose Woman Mesa County authorities have called off their search for an 82-year-old woman with dementia who was last seen at a Montrose bowling alley almost two weeks ago. Mary Finnegan left the Rose Bowl on July 15th and was expected back at her Delta County home, but she never returned. The Mesa County Sheriff's office says up to ...
    • Kidnapping Suspect In Court The Colorado Springs man accused of taking hostages near Independence Pass on Wednesday made his first court appearance in Aspen yesterday. 30-year-old Brolin McConnell is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping for holding 3 men at gunpoint on Lincoln Creek Road near the intersection with Highway 82. During his appearance before Aspen District Judge Chris Seldin, McConnell ...
    • BLM Fire Restrictions in GarCo It's become another unmistakable and sadly inevitable sign of summer in Colorado – fire restrictions put in place each year by officials trying to do everything they can to keep huge portions of the western U.S. from going up in flames. Bureau of Land Management officials have announced that stage 1 fire restrictions begin today for ...
    • 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.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Survive Flag Football Game @ Moffat County CRAIG (10/11/12) — Nothing was going Glenwood's way in the second half of an unusual Thursday night game at Moffat County. A 22-point lead had been cut to ten heading into the fourth quarter, and the Demons' thriving first-half offense was without a first down until handed one on a Bulldog penalty. Glenwood's playoff hopes barely had ...
    • Sports, October 11th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Craig–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons travel to chilly Craig to take on the Moffat County Bulldogs. You can catch the game live on KMTS at 99.1 and 96.7 FM or live on line at KMTS.com. Kick off is set for 7 o'clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Rifle–Tomorrow night ...
    • Sports, October 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood–2 Eagle Valley-1 2OT Vail Mtn. School–5 Roaring Fork–2 Moffat County–8 Grand Valley–2 VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge–3 Grand Valley–1 Elsewhere in sports.. LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles ...
    • Sports, October 9th HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS The Basalt Lady Longhorns earned the 7th overall seed in the 3A State Playoffs and the right to host a four-team regional this Saturday, October 13th. Basalt will take on 18th seeded Peak to Peak in Region 5 at 10am. The winner of that game will take on either number ...
    • Sports, October 8th CLASS 3A SOFTBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS Regional tournaments take place this Saturday with the top six seeds hosting the events. REGION #1 – Holy Family HS #3 Holy Family vs #22 Brush #10 Lamar vs #15 Fort Lupton REGION #2 – Rocky Ford HS #2 Rocky Ford vs #23 Platte Valley #11 Eaton vs #14 St Mary's REGION #3 – Valley HS #4 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Eagle Valley Flattens Glenwood Homecoming GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/12) –  Like a bolder rolling downhill, the Eagle Valley ground game relentlessly brushed aside Glenwood Springs' resurgent offense and dealt the Demons' playoff hopes possibly a fatal blow, 42-28 Friday. Despite 366 yards passing and three touchdown passes by Travis Lundin, including 64 and 69 second-half scoring strikes to Auston Tribble, the inability ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rocks Palisade, 31-3, in Undefeated Battle GRAND JUNCTION (10/4/12) – In a showdown between the state's first and second-ranked 3A teams, a knockout was delivered by the Rifle Bears, and it was no contest as the visitors pummeled Palisade 31-3 at Stocker Stadium Thursday. Pre-game anticipstion focused on Rifle's 1300-yard rusher, Ryan Moeller and the Bulldogs' balanced attack led by quarterback Luke McLean. Moeller did his part ...
    • 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 ...