From the KMTS News Room:

    • New Target to Reopen I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon is Saturday Amy Ford with the Colorado Department of Transportation told reporters just moments ago that Interstate 70 will not reopen this afternoon as crews and motorists had hoped.  Strong winds in the area of Monday night’s rock slide prevented workers from using a helicopter, requiring hand-carrying of tools and equipment. C-DOT’s Tracy Trulove says Crews conducting rockfall mitigation ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON ROAD REPAIRS EXTENSIVE Glenwood Springs—It could be early spring before I-70 is completely repaired in Glenwood Canyon.  The damage from Monday’s rockslides is extensive with huge holes in the highway and torn out guardrail. Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of the mountainside before deciding to reopen one lane on the less damaged ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Might Partially Reopen Thursday The Colorado Department of Transportation says Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs (Exit 116) and Gypsum (Exit 140) will remain closed until at least Thursday afternoon.  C-DOT Communication Director Amy Ford says between now and then, crews have a lot of work to do, including rock scaling and mitigation, as well as repairing the road surface. Once the ...
    • NEWS ASPEN MAN WHO SHOVED SNOWBOARD OFF LIFT APPEARS IN COURT Aspen—The Aspen man accused of pushing a snowboarder off the Loge Peak Chairlift at Highlands last month, went before a judge yesterday.  31 year old Thomas Proesel appeared in Pitkin County Court after being treated at a mental hospital in Grand Junction.  He was released on ...
    • NEWS   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Federal land managers are moving toward a compromise between conservationists and energy officials about oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide. The Bureau of Land Management’s new preferred alternative in the area is to cancel 25 undeveloped leases in the area, but allow other leases to continue under the 1993 ...
    • NEWS WPX SELLS PICEANCE OPERATIONS GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – WPX Energy has sold its large natural gas operation in the Piceance Basin for $910 million.  The Tulsa, Oklahoma company made the announcement Tuesday that Houston-based Terra Energy Partners, LLC agreed to the deal.  With the sale, Terra will become the largest natural gas producer in the Piceance ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD MAN IN JAIL FOR TRYING TO KILL WIFE Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs man is behind bars for allegedly spiking his wife’s tea with a sleeping pill last Saturday night before leaving her in the family vehicle with the engine running and the garage door closed.  41 year old Byron Gardner appeared before a Garfield County ...
    • NEWS RIDE THE ROCKIES COMING TO THE ROARING FORK VALLEY Carbondale—Hundreds of cyclists will descend upon the Roaring Fork Valley this summer for the annual Ride The Rockies tour.  The 403 mile cross-state tour will begin June 12th in Carbondale before heading to Aspen then to Copper Mountain, Grand Lake, Estes Park and finishing in Fort Collins ...
    • NEWS RF WATERSHED BOLSTERED BY ADDITIONAL SNOW Glenwood Springs—Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is now a robust 114 percent of normal.  According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent increased over the last week across the valley by two full inches. The increase was twice that amount at Schofield Pass.  ...
    • NEWS RIFLE CITY COUNCIL SENDS HUBBARD MESA LETTER TO BLM Rifle—The Rifle City Council unanimously approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding plans for Hubbard Mesa.  The mesa, popular with locals and visitors alike for target practice, running, cycling and hiking may have some restrictions imposed under the BLM’s overall management plan for the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JUNE 27TH Denver–The Rockies fell to the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field, 12 to 5. The Nats pounded out a franchise record 21 hits. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee has postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for tomorrow after 40 members of its staff were forced to evacuate ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 26TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–Former Glenwood Springs girl’s varsity basketball coach Bryan Derby says he will not attend tonight’s meeting of the Roaring Fork Re-1 School Board. Derby was fired two weeks ago for reasons he says he still doesn’t understand and planned to speak his mind at tonight’s meeting. He says after getting ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 21ST Philadelphia, PA–In the lone National League game, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied with two in the bottom of the ninth to nip Colorado 7-6. Todd Helton missed tagging first base to allow the winning run to score. MLB-NEWS Tulo out indefinitely…Oswalt starts Friday in Texas UNDATED (AP) – Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) will have surgery on his ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 20TH NEW YORK (AP) – Balls have been flying out of Yankee Stadium this afternoon. The Yanks and the Braves combined for eight home runs through the first six innings. The Braves are holding on to a 6-4 lead. It’s been a hot afternoon in the Bronx, with temperatures well into the 90s. BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 19TH MLB The Colorado Rockies are back in action tonight against the Phillies in the city of brotherly love. The Rockies have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are 16 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West. Josh Outman will be on the hill tonight ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 18TH DETROIT (AP) – Max Scherzer struck out 12 in eight dominant innings, rookie Quintin Berry had a career-high five hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Sunday. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each had an RBI double. Gerald Laird added three hits and Berry finished 5 for 5 to help the ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 14TH Glenwood Springs–After six years, 113 victories, three Western Slope League Championships and one final four appearance, Bryan Derby has been fired as head coach of the Glenwood Lady Demons Basketball program. Derby says a drop in player participation and personality clashes were the reasons given for his dismissal. He disputes that ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 13TH MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Oakland A’s last night at Coors Field 8 to 5. The Rockies have dropped 6 in a row, matching the season high. Hosh Outman will be on the hill for the Rockies tonight looking for his first win. MLS Denver–The Colorado Rapids have re-signed defender Drew Moor to a ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 8TH BOSTON (AP) – After losing Game 5 at home, the Heat went to Boston and clobbered the Celtics 98-79 to force a decisive seventh game in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals tomorrow night in Miami. LeBron James came up huge, with 45 points and 15 rebounds. PARIS (AP) – Second-seeded Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) and sixth-seeded David Ferrer (feh-REHR’) are ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 7TH Carbondale–A summer full of buckin’ broncos and barrel racing gets underway tonight at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. The gates open at 5:30 with slack at 6:30 and the Grand Entry at 7:30. Phoenix, AZ–The Rockies lost to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix last night, 6 to 1. The Rockies come home to ...