From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS ANOTHER COLORADO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN SHOOTOUT BAILEY (AP) – Authorities in Park County say a shooting has killed a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect in mountain town of Bailey and left two other deputies wounded. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened just after 9 o’clock this morning. Neither the circumstances of the ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON PILOT CAR A LITTLE SMOOTHER THIS MORNING Glenwood Springs—The pilot car escort through Glenwood Canyon went a little smoother this morning during the work hour rush.  C-DOT is trying to work out the glitches to minimize the delays with the one lane configuration between 4pm and 9am.  According to C-DOT, part of the two ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Expected to be Open for Several Hours Tonight CDOT’s Amy Ford says after bringing down three to four additional boulders today, road crews are confident opening Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 6:00 PM Sunday.  Ford says rock scalers brought down approximately 400 tons of rock since the rock slide which closed the road late Monday night. Local CDOT Public Information Officer Tracy ...
    • Timetable for Reopening I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is Unknown Interstate 70 will not open today.  Shailen Bhatt with the Colorado Department of Transportation says with rocks still falling in Glenwood Canyon, it is not safe to open the road.  While crews are working diligently to open the road again, they are now declining to even guess when the road might open. Bhatt says crews are ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 19TH DENVER (AP) – Juan Nicasio threw 6 1-3 solid innings for his first win since returning from a broken neck, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Wednesday night. Nicasio (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits as he made his second start at Coors Field since Aug. 5, when he was hit in ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 18TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Glenwood Demons were swept by the league-leading Palisade Bulldogs in a doublheader yesterday, 13 to nothing and 7 to 6. Glenwood plays Grand Junction Central Thursday afternoon at 2 at Canyon View Park. The Rifle Bears knocked off the Coal Ridge Titans, 8 to 2. Danny Bartels ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 17TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs–The second place Glenwood Demons will take on the league-leading Palisade Bulldogs this afternoon at 2 and 4 o’clock in West Glenwood. You can catch the games live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight on the radio at 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS. MLB Denver–The San Diego Padres beat the ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 10TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle-The Rifle Bears host the Roaring Fork Rams this afternoon at 4. The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight on the radio at 7. MLB/Rockies Denver–Coors Field wasn’t exactly home-sweet-home for the Rockies as they were shutout by the San Francisco Giants 7 to nothing. ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 6TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Grand Valley hosts Grand Junction Central at 4:30. Three games are on the schedule for Saturday; Rifle plays at Rangely, Glenwood heads north to Steamboat Springs and Roaring Fork plays at Colorado Rocky Mountain School. BASEBALL Four local teams will be playing doubleheaders Saturday at 11 and 1 o’clock. The Glenwood ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 5TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–Micaela Mansfield scored two goals last night as the Glenwood Lady Demons pounded the visiting Eagle Valley Devils 7 to nothing. Today, Colorado Rocky Mountain School visits Vail Christian, Rifle hosts Grand Valley and Coal Ridge travels to Roaring Fork. NBA New Orleans–The Denver Nuggets were stung by the Hornets in New Orleans, 94-92. NHL Denver–On the ...