From the KMTS News Room:

    • Glenwood Shell is Closed for Good Wednesday, March 11th at 3:03 pm, the last in a long line of loyal customers filled up with gas at one of Glenwood Springs’ most visible businesses. Whether it was I-70 Chevron, Amoco, BP or Glenwood Shell, the 24-hour, full service station was one of the first places you ‘d see getting on or off the ...
    • News CARBONDALE MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER Glenwood Springs—The Carbondale  man who confessed to killing his wife after he was hurt in a crash  last month near Roaring Fork High School has been formally charged with first-degree murder. 46-year-old Arturo Navarrete-Portillo was charged Tuesday in Garfield County District Court.He is accused in the Feb. 16 stabbing ...
    • News CARBONDALE MOM PLEADS GUILTY TO POISONING DAUGHTERS Glenwood Springs—She put rat poison in smoothies for her daughters and herself one day last summer.  Her 8 and 11 year old girls survived and now 33 year old Maria Alvarado-Gomez is facing time in prison.  The Carbondale woman avoided a charge of attempted first degree murder by pleading ...
    • News Carbondale—When he gets of the hospital, he’ll go straight to jail for first degree murder.  46 year old Arturo Portillo of Carbondale is suspected of stabbing his wife to death February 16th before rear-ending an empty cattle truck on Highway 133 near Roaring Fork High School.  Portillo suffered serious injuries that morning and while being ...
    • CDOT Encourages Drivers to Stay off Mountain Roads Tonight STATEWIDE — The storms have picked up and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging drivers to stay off roads where possible.  Weather forecasts anticipate heavy snowfall through midnight.  CDOT has deployed crews around the state, with up to 200 plows in the Front Range from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Crews across the state ...
    • News Glenwood Springs—The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to reach out to commuters when the new Grand Avenue Bridge is replaced in the spring of 2017.  C-DOT is in the early stages of putting together of an aggressive public relations campaign to keep people informed about road and street closures and detours during the 90 day ...
    • CARBONDALE MURDER   Carbondale—The man who was seriously injured after plowing into an empty cattle truck early Monday morning near Roaring Fork High School is now suspected of murdering his wife.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they were called to assist the Colorado State Patrol just after 7-am when a Toyota 4-Runner rear-ended the truck on Highway ...
    • News GARCO CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN SHOT BY DEPUTIES Glenwood Springs— Garfield County Coroner Rob Glassmire identified the man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies who say he brandished a gun after leading them on a high-speed chase along eastbound I-70 from Parachute to Canyon Creek.  Glassmire says 45-year-old Brian  Fritze, of Parachute, died of multiple ...
    • News ARMED MAN SHOT AT CANYON CREEK AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE Glenwood Springs—It began yesterday afternoon as a domestic violence incident in Parachute.  Tragically, it ended at Canyon Creek with Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputies shooting and killing a man after a 30 mile long, 95 mile an hour chase along eastbound I-70.  According to reports from the ...
    • RFSD Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Chromebooks in the Classroom, Using New Technology To Help Student Learning GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo… From student-created websites and digital maps of explorer routes to transforming science labs and creating self-paced video tutorials for math classes, Roaring Fork School District is celebrating its one-year anniversary using Chromebooks in the classroom. The district currently has 2,767 Chromebooks. The one-year pilot program proved so successful the district is moving forward ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 21ST Rifle–Four golfers from Rifle High School will be heading to the state tournament next month thanks to solid performances on their home course in the 3A Regionals. Jacob Withee, Ty Caron, Danny Bartels and Triston Quigley all qualified and led Rifle to second place. Aspen took first place, Basalt ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 20TH High School Golf Golfers will enjoy a beautiful day on the course at Rifle Creek in day two of the 3A and 4A regional tournament. NFL Tim Tebow fans don’t need to get excited. His appearance as a wide receiver in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals was simply as an extra blocker or a decoy. ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 19TH DENVER (AP) – Pablo Sandoval homered twice in the fourth inning, part of a six-home run barrage that led the late-charging San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 12-5 Sunday for their eighth straight win. On its longest winning streak since April 2007, San Francisco closed within four games of Atlanta, the NL wild-card leader. Pitcher Matt Cain, Mike Fontenot, Brandon ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Emerge In Second-Half, Remain Unbeaten RIFLE (9/16/11) – Averaging nearly 400 yards rushing in their first two games, the Rifle Bears seemed to have lost their ground game in the first half of a scoreless tie with defending 2A champion Olathe. But Ryan Moeller and his running mates emerged from hibernation with a pair of sustained ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS SUFFER SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT GRAND JUNCTION (9/15/11) — After reaching the 3A championship game last season, the Glenwood Springs Demons entered this season ranked as high as second in some state polls, but after suffering their second straight shutout, 47-0 to a 4A Fruita team that was previously winless, the Demons appear to be in a rebuilding ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH High School Football Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons finished the non-league portion of the the 2011 season with a crushing 47-0 defeat at the hands of the bigger, faster and stronger Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Stocker Stadium. Glenwood now prepares for next week’s league opener at home against the top ranked Palisade Bulldogs. Tonight, the ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 15TH High School Football Grand Junction–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons take on another 4A foe as they battle the Fruita-Monument Wildcats. Kick off from Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction is set for 7 o’clock. Catch all the action live on KMTS. Rifle–Tomorrow night in Rifle, the 2 and o Bears welcome the defending 2A State ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 12TH NEW YORK (AP) – Pushed back a day by last week’s rain in New York, the men’s final of the U.S. Open is under way. It features the top two players in the world. No. 1 Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) of Serbia is taking on defending champion and second seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) of Spain. Nadal holds a 16-12 advantage in ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 6TH DENVER (AP) – Geoff Blum homered and Wade Miley tossed seven strong innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 on Monday. Justin Upton also went deep and Paul Goldschmidt had three RBIs for Arizona, which has won three in a row and 12 of 13. Blum had three hits and three RBIs. The Diamondbacks began the day with ...
    • High School Football: Demons Get Untracked, Race Past Basalt, 33-7 BASALT (9/2/11) – Down 7-0 and facing 2nd-and-19 at their own eight-yard line, after the first of ten penalties, Glenwood Springs coach Rocky Whitworth called for a screen pass to receiver-turned-running back, Henry Hill, and the fleet sophomore eluded and outran the entire Basalt defense for a 92-yard touchdown reception from Jon Forristall. Wiehan Pretorius tied ...