From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS STATE SNOWPACK HEALTHY GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado’s snowpack has jumped to more than 100 percent above average which means runoff to reservoirs in the spring should be plentiful.With snowpack 117 percent above average as of Tuesday, runoff should be strong if the state sees even average snowfall for the rest of winter. Meteorologist Cory Gates ...
    • NEWS SECOND STRAIGHT SNOW DAY FOR AREA SCHOOLS Glenwood Springs—For the second consecutive day, school has been canceled in the region due to bad weather.  Back to back snow days are extremely rare but officials in the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts made the decision Monday night as snow and high winds relentlessly hammered ...
    • NEWS STORM FORCES SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO Glenwood Springs—Classes were canceled today for students from kindergarten to college age across most of Western Colorado.  Snow, high winds, icy roads and low visibility from this latest blast of winter led to the closure of campuses from Grand Junction to Aspen.  In fact, most of the state ...
    • NEWS SEARCH FOR NEW RE-2 SUP. DOWN TO THREE Rifle—Three finalists are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Garfield Re-2 School District.  Two are from Colorado and the third is from Oklahoma.  Stacy Houser currently wears two hats in the small town of Aguilar between Trinidad and Walsenberg.  Houser is the Superintendent of ...
    • NEWS BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S. Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SUED BY FISH HABITAT DURANGO. (AP) – A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off. Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat says contaminated runoff from nearby well pads seeped into ponds and killed the rainbow trout.  SG Interests is one of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, APRIL 4TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Rifle Bears came back to beat the Glenwood Demons yesterday 4 to 3. Basalt blanked Coal Ridge 3-zip. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Grand Valley shutout Rangely 5 to nothing. Roaring Fork got past Rifle 3 to 1 while Coal Ridge and Vail Mountain School kicked to a 1-1 tie. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Denver–40 and 0. ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 3RD Baseball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons welcome the Rifle Bears to town this afternoon for a 3:30 contest. You can catch the game live on line at KMTS.com. Women’s College Basketball Denver–Tonight, the women get the spotlight in college basketball. The Baylor Bears take on Notre Dame for the ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 30TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams will host the Gunnison Cowboys tomorrow at 11 and 1 o’clock. You can catch both games live on line at KMTS.com. NBA The Denver Nuggets are in Charlotte tonight to take on the Bobcats. NHL The Avs take on the Flames tonight in Calgary. Elsewhere in sports… NEW YORK (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 28TH SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin threw five no-hit innings and the Diamondbacks earned a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State University is paying new football coach Jim McElwain and his staff about $1.3 million more than what former coach Steve Fairchild and his staff received.McElwain and his staff ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 27TH NBA Chicago, IL–The Denver Nuggets handed the Chicago Bulls their worst home loss this season, beating them 108-91. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with a season high 27 points. NHL San Jose, CA–The Avs were devoured by the Sharks last night in San Jose, 5 to 1. Elsewhere in sports… PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) – Saints ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 26TH MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kevin Love followed up his 51-point game with 30 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Todd Helton hit his first two home runs of spring training and Casey Blake hit his first, all drives off Johnny Cueto that led the ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 23RD HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge clobbered Rangely 8 to nothing while Basalt defeated Grand Valley 4 to 1. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Coal Ridge Titans earned their first win of the season by mercy-ruling the Aspen Skiers 19 to 9 in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader. Game two was suspended in the third inning ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 22ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Western Slope 4-A All Conference teams were released. Four of the five starters for the Glenwood Lady Demons earned first team honors; Seniors Lexie Warkentin and Cassidy Gaddis, Junior Kenzie Nelson-Buehler and Sophomore Delaney Gaddis. Glenwood Senior Sarah Davis was named Honorable Mention. ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 21ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER All three games played yesterday were shutouts. The Rifle Lady Bears earned their first win of the season by blanking Rangely 4 to nothing. Aspen beat Grand Valley by the same score and Roaring Fork defeated Basalt 2-zip. TEBOW Tim Tebow is gone. One day after signing Peyton Manning ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 20TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge and Aspen kicked to a 1-1 tie yesterday. Today, Coal Ridge welcomes Eagle Valley, Roaring Fork travels to Basalt, Aspen heads west to Grand Valley and Rifle welcomes Rangely. NFL Denver–The Denver Broncos and future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning have agreed to terms on a ...