From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Telephone Scammers Active in the Area Today Local residents are again receiving calls from scam artists pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service and other governmental agencies. Regardless who the scammer claims to be, the demand is always basically the same:  Go buy a bunch of gift cards and call back with the numbers.  At least one area resident actually fell for the scheme. Today, ...
    • News Parachute—A Grand Junction man was killed in a rollover accident early Sunday morning west of Parachute.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, 22 year old Devan Cruz Carderea was heading east on I-70 around 4-am when he lost control of his Dodge Ram pickup near mile marker 68.  Troopers say Carderea drifted off ...
    • CMC Board of Trustees votes for zero increase for in-district, bachelor’s tuition Keeps tuition among lowest in Colorado At its meeting on Monday, the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees unanimously voted in support of keeping Colorado Mountain College among the most affordable colleges in the state. Looking ahead to the 2015-16 academic year, they approved a zero increase in the tuition rate for in-district students enrolled in associate-degree-level courses: at $57 per credit ...
    • Sports Girls Basketball     Basalt 45, Aspen 36     Glenwood Springs 73, Delta 55     Moffat 53, Grand Valley 41     Palisade 43, Eagle Valley 41   Girls Basketball     Basalt 45, Aspen 36     Glenwood Springs 73, Delta 55     Moffat 53, Grand Valley 41     Palisade 43, Eagle Valley 41   DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche will host their first NHL outdoor game ...
    • News CENTENNIAL (AP) – Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case say they are concerned about letting too many potential jurors go as jury selection enters its second week. Prosecutors have asked the judge not to reveal why he releases jurors, for fear of handing out a road map for others trying to avoid serving. DENVER (AP) ...
    • News CENTENNIAL (AP) – James Holmes sat quietly in the courtroom this morning as jury selection begins in his trial for the fatal shooting of 12 people in an Aurora movie theater. The jury pool now numbers 7,000 and will be winnowed down in the weeks ahead. The death penalty trial for Holmes could last until ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 17TH Glenwood Springs–The third annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and 17th at Two Rivers and Sayre Park. The tournament raises funds for the Glenwood Springs High School baseball team and the Lady Demons basketball team. Men's and coed teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Battlement ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 16TH Battlement Mesa–The Garfield County Sheriff's Office is putting on it's annual golf tournament August 28th to benefit the Sheriff's Auxiliary. The foursome scramble will be held at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course in Parachute. The shotgun start is at 8:30 am. Baseball Denver–The Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 15TH Glenwood Springs–Practice begins today for fall sports including softball, volleyball, cross country, boy's soccer, cheerleading and of course football. The first local football game of the season will be August 26th when Aspen hosts the Delta Panthers. College Football Boulder–New Colorado head coach Jon Embree says overall he's pleased with the progress the team has ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 12TH ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Tim Tebow (TEE'-boh) showed off his fancy moves on a wild play that didn't even count. Tebow's failed scramble just before halftime stood as the play of the game, until Stephen McGee – another option quarterback in college – ran around to throw a 13-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion with 15 seconds left, giving ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 10TH Glenwood Springs–The summer is coming to an end for fall student/athletes. Camps begin next Monday for football, volleyball, softball, girls and boys cross country and boys soccer. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football coaching staff and varsity players will conduct a youth football camp next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 6:30 pm. The ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 9TH Cincinnati, OH–The Colorado Rockies matched a season high with four home runs last night in Cincinnati in a 10-7 win over the Reds. Seth Smith had two of the four round-trippers on the night. Todd Helton smacked a home run while Carlos Gonzalez' two-run shot broke an eighth inning ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 8TH BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox are back in first place in the American League East. Playing in front of their fans in Fenway Park, the Sox beat the Yankees last night 3-2 in 10 innings. The Yankees blew the lead in the bottom of the ninth when Mariano Rivera gave way on a 2-1 lead. New York now ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 5TH Glenwood Springs–Once again, there's a statewide shortage of men and women willing to wear the pinstripes. If you'd like to referee football games this fall on the Western Slope, the Three Rivers High School Football Association will train you. Call Dan Chicoine a call at 948-3258 for ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 3RD DENVER (AP) – Kyle Kendrick tossed eight sparkling innings, Ryan Howard homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Tuesday night. Hunter Pence doubled twice and Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each singled and scored a run for the Phillies, who have won five straight. Kendrick (6-5) yielded four hits, struck out a career-high seven and walked two ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Shane Victorino homered to lead off the 10th as the Philadelphia Phillies overtook the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth win in a row. Down to their last out and trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Phillies rallied against Rockies ...