From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS PET “RESORT” KENNEL GETS FINAL APPROVAL FROM GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new dog and cat kennel in south Glenwood Springs were upheld last night by the city council. The council’s 5 to 1 vote to affirm the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of “Dog Holliday’s Pet Resort” came after a lengthy ...
    • NEWS RIFLE WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE Rifle—Outdoor water use has been partially restored in Rifle following the break of an intake pipeline from the Colorado River to the Graham Mesa water treatment plant. City officials say while the repairs aren’t as extensive as initially feared, there are still problems delivering the water at maximum capacity. ...
    • NEWS WATER RESTRICTIONS IN RIFLE Rifle—Rifle residents are under mandatory water restrictions after a pipeline that provides water broke. City officials say water may not be used for any outdoor purposes until further notice. There is no estimate when it will be repaired. Officials say there is a limited amount of water in the ...
    • NEWS MURDER TRIAL FOR C’DALE MAN UNDER WAY Glenwood Springs—The first degree murder trial for the Carbondale man accused of killing his wife with a machete over a year ago is under way in Garfield County District Court. 47 year old Arturo Navarette-Portillo reportedly confessed to killing Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya in February of last year in their ...
    • NEWS DELAYS IN GW CANYON DUE TO ROCKFALL WORK Glenwood Springs—If you’re driving through Glenwood Canyon tomorrow, plan on being delayed. C-DOT officials say both directions of I-70 will be closed for 30 minutes to an hour while a helicopter delivers materials needed for the rockfall mitigation project. The closures will take place intermittently between 9am and ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park have delayed the opening of Trail Ridge Road because of whiteout snow conditions on Friday. Park rangers reported winds up to 30 miles per hour as the temperatures dipped to 24 degrees. COLLBRAN(AP) – Mesa County emergency management officials are evacuating people who live near a massive ...
    • NEWS GAS ROYALTIES MAY BE RETURNED TO WESTERN SLOPE Grand Junction / Washington, D.C.—Millions of dollars in gas royalties will be coming back to Western Colorado if Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner get their way. Colorado’s U.S. Senators may be on opposite sides of the aisle, but they’re on the same page over this issue. ...
    • NEWS SECOND MVD ASSAULT VICTIM Glenwood Springs–The former Mountain Valley Developmental Services caretaker accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman last month in a Glenwood Springs group home, is suspected in at least one other assault. 54 year old Jose Ignacio Echevarria remains behind bars and despite the serious charges, his bond has been reduced from ...
    • NEWS TWO DAY CLOSURE OF HANGING LAKE TRAIL Glenwood Springs—The Hanging Lake Trail will close tomorrow and Thursday while crews do some work on the popular path. This week, crews with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District will replace a foundation to one of the railing posts below the staircase climb. Exit 125 will also be closed by ...
    • NEWS VERDICT HANDED DOWN IN THEATER MASSACRE CIVIL SUIT CENTENNIAL(AP) – The Latest on a lawsuit against the owner of a Colorado movie theater where 12 were killed (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A jury has found the owner of a Colorado movie theater is not liable for a 2012 shooting that left 12 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JULY 31ST LONDON (AP) – Michael Phelps is master of the medals. The swimming sensation has set the Olympic record for most medals won, helping the U.S. to the gold medal in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay. That brings his medal haul to 19, including a record 15 gold. ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 19TH NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche has reached an affiliation agreement with Denver’s new minor league hockey team. The Denver Cutthroats, who begin play this fall in the Central Hockey League, will serve as a resource for the Avalanche and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. Three CHL teams – the Allen ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 18TH DENVER (AP) – Erik Bedard pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than a month, Andrew McCutchen homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Tuesday night to become the fifth team with at least 50 wins. Christian Friedrich (5-7) gave up five runs ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 17TH DENVER (AP) – Dexter Fowler hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies overcame a tying, three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on a rain-soaked Monday night. Wilin Rosario had two hits and scored the ...
    • SPORTS, JULY16TH OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice agreed on a new five-year contract Monday worth roughly $40 million. The running back earned his second Pro Bowl invite last year after leading the NFL with 2,068 yards from scrimmage. CHICAGO (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 13TH LAS VEGAS (AP) – Last night’s 113-59 romp over the Dominican Republic in their first exhibition game was a bittersweet victory for the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team. They also learned that star forward Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers won’t be making the trip to London after tests revealed he ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 12TH DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams failed a second performance-enhancing drug test after he failed his first test, according to reports filed in his lawsuit against the National Football League. Court records also allege that Williams dropped a bottle from his waist area while he was providing a urine ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 11TH FOOTBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED Glenwood Springs–The Three Rivers High School Football Officials are looking for people to referee games in the valley this fall. You will be paid to referee middle school, freshman and junior varsity games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Training is provided. Call area director Tom Goode at 379-0488 for more information. HOGBACK HUSTLE ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 9TH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The stars of Major League Baseball are set to work out at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City for the start of the All-Star break that begins today. Tony LaRussa has come out of retirement to guide the National League, after ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 6TH St. Louis, MO–The Colorado Rockies dropped a 6-2 decision to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Rockies close out the first half of the season before the all star break with a three game weekend series against the Nationals in Washington, D.C. ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Holliday is ...