From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
    • Weather Related Closing School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
    • Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power.  The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem. More information:  https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
    • NEWS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical.  Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities.  The biggest obstacle is funding.  Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center. Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
    • NEWS GARCO, BLM NEEDING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL DRILLING PLANS Glenwood Springs—Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment on a couple of oil and gas-related issues in Garfield County.  Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzing 65 existing oil and gas leases in the ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE POT SHOP ROBBERY CARBONDALE. (AP) — Police arrested four young men accused of robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop as employees unlocked the door.The men were arrested after a manhunt by Carbondale police, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Glenwood Springs Police Department.Police say two of the men went inside Sweet Leaf Pioneer ...
    • SPORTS AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalDallas19Washington16 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalCharlotte104Detroit84 FinalSan Antonio119Philadelphia68 FinalDallas104New York97 FinalToronto102L-A Lakers93 FinalWashington114Miami103 FinalBoston111New Orleans93 FinalL-A Clippers110Minnesota106 FinalPhoenix103Chicago101 FinalMilwaukee90Portland88 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalNashville3Boston2 Final OTColorado2Minnesota1 FinalVancouver5Buffalo2 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final( 4) Iowa St.84Buffalo63 Final( 7) Oklahoma78( 9) Villanova55 Final(11) Purdue80IUPUI53 Final(18) Butler93VMI66 Final(24) ...
    • NEWS RAFTA BUS CRASH TRIAL BEGINS IN PITKIN COUNTY Aspen—It’s been over two years since passengers on a RAFTA bus were injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Highway 82. Today marks their first day in court to find out who was at fault in the October 26th, 2013 rollover accident near Catherine Store.  According to ...
    • NEWS CONTROVERSY, SPECULATION, ACCUSATIONS OVER GLENWOOD MGR JOB Glenwood Springs—Today is Jeff Hecksel’s last day as the City Manager of Glenwood Springs, a position he has held for 11 years.  Former Garfield County Manager and Attorney Drew Gorgey was hired as the interim City Manager with a 4 to 1 vote during the consent agenda last night.  ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MAY 1ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Aspen edged Roaring Fork 2 to 1. Vail Mountain beat Basalt 2 – zip while Vail Christian forfeited to Coal Ridge. Today, Rifle hosts Grand Valley, Rangely plays at Roaring Fork and Glenwood takes on Delta tonight at 6. GOLF The Lady Bears host the Rifle Invitational today at Rifle Creek. BASEBALL The Glenwood ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 30TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Glenwood Demons kept their playoff hopes alive with a doubleheader sweep over the Eagle Valley Devils on Saturday, 13 to 10 and 3 to 1. The Roaring Fork Rams swept Coal Ridge 19 to 8 and 12 to 2. In Rifle, the Bears split a doubleheader with the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Moves Into Playoff Position with Sweep in Eagle GYPSUM (4/28/12) — What Carder Ullom didn\’t know hurt Eagle Valley as the Glenwood junior belted a two-run home run in the 9th inning to cap an improbable 13-10 comeback from a 9-0 deficit in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at Eagle Valley. The extra-inning dramatics, along with Cody Derby\’s 13-strikeout ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 27TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons snapped a three game losing streak with a 5 to 1, non-league win over the Roaring Fork Rams. Glenwood travels to Gypsum to take on Eagle Valley tomorrow at 11 and 1 o’clock. Both games will be broadcast live on the internet at KMTS.com and ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 26TH FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State head coach Kristen Holt has resigned after four seasons in charge of the women’s program. Assistant coach Dick Lien will fill in on an interim basis while athletic director Jack Graham and the school conduct a search for Holt’s replacement. This will be the third new coach Graham has had to hire ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 25TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Rifle Bears won their 8th straight game, beating the Roaring Fork Rams last night in Carbondale, 19 to 8. Pitcher Danny Bartels is now 9 and 0. Coal Ridge defeated Grand Valley 12 to 4. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood edged Palisade 2 to 1 while Aspen beat CRMS by the same score. MLB The Colorado ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 24TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Roaring Fork Rams host the Rifle Bears this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The Bears are in the driver’s seat in the Western Slope 3A division after last weekend’s doubleheader sweep of Cedaredge. Roaring Fork is coming off a split with the Olathe Pirates. The Coal Ridge Titans take on ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 23RD HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears are now in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope 3A title if they can run the table. The Bears swept the Cedaredge Bruins in a key doubleheader Saturday afternoon, 10 to 7 and 3 to 1. Rifle travels to Carbondale tomorrow for a ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Sweep at Cedaredge Leaves Bears Alone in First Place CEDAREDGE (4/21/12) — “It must be all that working out at the gym,” a delighted Hunter Finger said to a Rifle Bear baseball fan after Finger\’s two-run home run in the top of the 7th triggered a come-from-behind 10-7 win in the first of a doubleheader sweep at Cedaredge that broke a first-place tie with ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 20TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons dropped a 10-nothing, mercy-ruled game to the Central Warriors Thursday in Grand Junction. Glenwood’s next game is Thursday, April 26th at home against Roaring Fork. Rifle–The Rifle Bears will be playing for first place in the Western Slope 3A when they take on the Cedaredge Bruins tomorrow on ...