From the KMTS News Room:

    • News MORE GARCO RESIDENTS WORKING, BUT STILL STRUGGLING Glenwood Springs—Colorado’s economy may be improving but life is still a struggle for a lot of families in Garfield County. County Human Services Director Mary Baydarian sees it everyday.  During a recent update with the Board of Commissioners, Baydarian says more people are entering the workforce but they still ...
    • News FEDS SAY NO LISTING NEEDED FOR GROUSE Denver—It’s a victory for Colorado and 10 neighboring states in the west.  Today, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Greater Sage Grouse will not be listed as endangered or threatened.  The announcement is welcome news in Garfield County which has invested a great deal of money in ...
    • News ONE DEAD IN ATV ACCIDENT NEAR DEBEQUE Debeque—One man was killed and another was seriously hurt when their all terrain vehicles crashed yesterday north of Debeque.  According to information from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the man who died at the scene was in his 50’s and the injured man taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital in ...
    • News RIFLE WOMAN IDENTIFIED IN DEADLY ROLLOVER CRASH Rifle—The woman who died in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon near Silt was identified by the Garfield County Coroner’s office as 41 year old Melanie Baumert of Rifle.  According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, Baumert was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected when her car rolled ...
    • News WOMAN KILLED, CHILD INJURED IN WEDNESDAY ROLLOVER NEAR SILT Silt—A woman was killed and a small child was injured in a rollover accident on westbound I-70 near Silt yesterday afternoon.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, just after 4 o’clock, the driver, who’s name has not been released, lost control of her car near ...
    • News CARBONDALE BANK BROKEN INTO Carbondale—Carbondale police are looking for a tall, skinny man who broke into the ANB Bank on Dolores Way during the wee hours Wednesday morning.  According to police reports, the suspect smashed his way into the bank by breaking the glass doors just before 4am.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says the would-be ...
    • News CARBONDALE STRUCTURE FIRE INVESTIGATED Carbondale—An early morning fire at the Third Street Center in Carbondale is being investigated.  According to reports from the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, crews responded to a structure fire at 1:30 this morning at the popular community center.  When they arrived, crews saw smoke coming out of the east side ...
    • News NO REDUCED BOND FOR PARACHUTE WOMAN JAILED IN DAUGHTER’S DEATH GLENWOOD SPRINGS(AP) – The mother facing charges in her infant daughter’s death in western Colorado will remain jailed on $100,000 bond, despite her attorney’s efforts to have the amount lowered. 41-year-old Phyllis Wyatt is facing a felony charge of criminally negligent child abuse causing death. ...
    • News GLENWOOD STABBING SUSPECT SOUGHT Glenwood Springs—The search is still on for the El Salvadoran man suspected of stabbing two Mexican men Sunday around midnight near the Grand Avenue bridge.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, one man was stabbed in the abdomen but neither man suffered life-threatening injuries.  Investigators say it appears the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fall Under Conifer Lights CONIFER — Glenwood Springs got on the scoreboard for the first time in the 2015 season, and led late in the third quarter before Conifer wore down the Demon defense to win the first game under their brand new home lights, 27-12 Friday. The Demons, who dropped to 0-2 in the young season, took a 12-7 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 29TH Glenwood Springs–If you can endure 10 hours of skiing or snowboarding expert runs, sign up for this Friday’s Defiance Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Teams of two are encouraged to register for the annual endurance race to raise money for Sunlight’s 62 volunteer ski patrollers. The racing begins Friday morning at ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 28TH KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL COVERAGE CONTINUES IN DENVER Denver–KMTS radio’s coverage of high school playoff basketball will continue in Denver this Friday night when the Rifle Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 at Bruce Randolph High School. That game will be followed by the Lady Rams of Roaring Fork taking on Denver School ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 27TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE 3A TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ________________________BOYS___________________________ FIRST ROUND – FRIDAY MARCH 2ND (Host Sites) – REGION ONE Faith Christian HS #1 Faith Christian vs #32 University #16 Clear Creek vs #17 Platte Valley Pinnacle HS 7:00pm: #8 Pinnacle vs #25 Rifle 5:00pm: #9 Manual vs #24 Sheridan Winners play Saturday at 11:00am – REGION TWO Manitou Springs HS 7:00pm: ...
    • KMTS B-Ball Playoffs: DISTRICT CHAMPION ASPEN BOYS TO HOST REGIONALS — RUNNER-UP ROARING FORK BOYS, RIFLE GIRLS HOPEFUL PALISADE (2/25/12) — By sweeping through the 3A Western Slope Boys District Tournament, the Aspen Skiers will host a four-team regional tournament next weekend. “We\’re thrilled to get a home regional,” Skiers coach Steve Ketchum said after his team held off Roaring Fork, 47-37 in the championship game Saturday night. The ...
    • KMTS B-BALL PLAYOFFS: RIFLE GIRLS, ASPEN, RF BOYS ADVANCE IN DISTRICTS PALISADE (2/24/12) — Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald had her notepad out during Olathe\’s afternoon semifinal game in hopeful anticipation that her team might meet the top-ranked Pirates in Saturday\’s 3A Western Slope District basketball championship. Several hours later, the matchup was complete, but it wasn\’t easy getting there, Rifle ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 24TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL GIRLS 3A CONSOLATION ROUND Hotchkiss-39 Coal Ridge-31 Roaring Fork-55 Aspen-44 BOYS CONSOLATION ROUND Grand Valley-58 Gunnison-54 2ot Olathe-72 Hotchkiss-53 Palisade–This weekend at Palisade High School, the 3A District tournament continues. This afternoon, the action begins at 3 o’clock with the Olathe Lady Pirates taking on the Gunnison Cowgirls in a ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Boys District 3A Quarterfinals Coal Ridge beat Grand Valley 47-42. Rifle squeaked past Olathe 54-52. Roaring Fork defeated Hotchkiss 69-43 and Aspen got past Gunnison 60 to 56. In Friday’s semifinals, Roaring Fork will take on Rifle at 4:45, Aspen will play Coal Ridge at ...
    • Brady Quinn Apologizes to Tim Tebow DENVER (AP) – Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled “The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time.” In it, Quinn was quoted as saying, “We’ve had a ...
    • Avs Part of Three Team Hockey Deal TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche in a three-team trade that also involved Colorado and Detroit. Tampa Bay sent forward Steve Downie to the Avalanche for defenseman Kyle Quincey. The Lightning then dealt Quincey to the Red Wings for a first-round ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 21ST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Girls 3A District Play In Games Aspen beat Basalt 47-29. Hotchkiss defeated Cedaredge 54-39. Tonight the at 6, the Rifle Lady Bears host Hotchkiss , Coal Ridge travels to Grand Valley, Aspen travels to Olathe and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. Boys 3A District Play In Games Rifle clobbered Basalt 86-31 while ...