From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS AT 27TH AND GRAND? Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council is considering closing the left turn lanes at 27th and Grand Avenue to relieve some of the morning traffic congestion.  The problems at the increasingly busy intersection were heightened this past Wednesday morning during what police called a “perfect storm” of factors including ...
    • Local Fire Chief Appointed to State Position Colorado River Fire Rescue Chief Mike Morgan is moving up in the world of firefighting.  The former Rifle Fire Chief and longtime Garfield County resident has been selected as the next Director of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.  Morgan, who began his firefighting career in 1986, will be replacing current DFPC Director ...
    • NEWS DOLORES, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a large fish kill at McPhee Reservoir near Dolores. Fishermen discovered hundreds of dead trout, kokanee salmon and carp on Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife fish biologist Jim White says there can be natural fish kills in shallow bodies of water because of ...
    • NEWS THE HEAT WILL BE ON ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTIERS Undated—A DUI will cost you a lot of green this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  Nearly 90 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be out looking for drunk or stoned drivers.  The annual St. Patty’s Day “Heat is On” DUI enforcement campaign begins tonight at 6 and continues ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON PROGRESS Glenwood Springs—Work crews have made sufficient enough progress repairing rock fall damage on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon that one lane is now open in each direction.  C-DOT officials say there may be instances where they have to return to the head-to-head configuration with a pace car but the goal is to keep both ...
    • NEWS WESTBOUND LANE THROUGH CANYON SET TO OPEN Glenwood Springs—The head to head configuration in Glenwood Canyon is coming to an end this afternoon around 4 O’clock.  Crews are looking to add one lane of I-70 on the westbound side while repair work from last month's rockslide continues. GREAT NEED FOR NEW PSYCH HOSPITAL IN ...
    • NEWS SNOW CLOSES ASPEN SCHOOLS TODAY Aspen—The Aspen School District canceled classes today due to heavy snow, slick roads and limited visibility caused by fog.  A winter weather advisory is in effect today for the higher elevations.  A return to spring-like temperatures is expected Tuesday and the rest of the week. BLM SLASH PILES TO BE BURNED THIS ...
    • Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady, Dies at 94 – ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nancy-reagan-lady-dies-94/story?id=3349362
    • NEWS NO BOND FOR CAR JACKERS WHO LED CHASE THROUGH GLENWOOD Glenwood Springs. (AP) – The man and woman who led several law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs after fleeing an armed robbery are being held in the Garfield County Jail on a no-bond hold. 35 year old Eugene ...
    • NEWS COLORADO’S ‘MAKE MY DAY’ LAW DOESN’T APPLY TO JAIL CELLS Denver—Colorado’s so-called “Make My Day” law allows a citizen to use deadly force when someone breaks into their home.  The law does not apply to prison inmates.  That clarification is being made in a bill that was approved today by House lawmakers.  The law has been ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...