From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH GARFIELD COUNTY Glenwood Springs—A pair of carjackers led several law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase last night along I-70 that began in Mesa County and ended in Glenwood Springs.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the chase topped out at 110 miles an hour and despite two ...
    • NEWS RX BURN PLANNED THIS SPRING IN RF VALLEY Redstone—A 900 acre prescribed burn is in the works this spring in the forest at Avalanche Creek.  According to information from the White River National Forest, this year’s first prescribed burn of mountain shrub, pinyon-juniper and aspen trees is a continuation from last spring.  White River Fuels Specialist ...
    • NEWS HEAD TO HEAD TRAFFIC THROUGH GW CANYON TO BEGIN SOON Glenwood Springs—10 days after a massive rockslide shut down Colorado’s main east-west thoroughfare, I-70 is finally reopening…at least part of it is.  This afternoon around 4 o’clock, the Colorado Department of Transportation will scrap the pilot car configuration using a one lane, limited hours escort between ...
    • NEWS ENVIRONMENTALISTS CHALLENGING SAGE GROUSE DECISION BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Environmental groups are suing to force the Obama administration to impose more restrictions on oil and gas drilling, grazing and other activities blamed for the decline of greater sage grouse across the American West. The lawsuit filed today says a sweeping conservation effort the government announced last ...
    • NEWS ANOTHER COLORADO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN SHOOTOUT BAILEY (AP) – Authorities in Park County say a shooting has killed a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect in mountain town of Bailey and left two other deputies wounded. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened just after 9 o’clock this morning. Neither the circumstances of the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 2ND High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons knocked off the 5A Grand Junction Central Warriors last night at Stubler Memorial Field, 3 to 1. Mike McGraw had the hat trick for Glenwood. Aspen shutout Grand Valley 8 to nothing while Coal Ridge beat Eagle Valley 7 to 2. Volleyball Roaring Fork got past ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 1ST High School Soccer Five games are on the schedule today including Basalt at Roaring Fork and Aspen at Grand Valley at 4 o’clock. Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central at 5:30 while Eagle Valley comes to Coal Ridge for a 6 o’clock game. Softball Rifle travels to Cedaredge for a doubleheader against the Bruins today at 3 ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 31ST PHOENIX (AP) – Miguel Montero and Justin Upton each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 Tuesday night to tie a team record with their 11th home win in a row. The National League West-leading Diamondbacks have won eight consecutive overall, their longest streak since 2008, and the home streak matches the mark ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 30TH High School Softball Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears will host Delta this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Cooper Field. Grand Valley welcomes the Grand Junction Central JV squad for a game. High School Football Glenwood Springs–The new rankings from the Denver Post are out and in 3A, the Glenwood Demons are ranked second behind Vista Ridge. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 29TH High School Football Aspen–The Aspen Skiers defeated the visiting Delta Panthers in a zero week match up of 2A and 3A schools 35 to 12. Freshman sensation quarterback Tucker Bierne threw for four touchdown passes in his varsity debut. Elsewhere in high school football… The defending 2A state champion Olathe Pirates pounded the Steamboat ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 26TH High School Football Aspen–The 2011 season kicks off tonight in Aspen as the Skiers host the Delta Panthers in a match up of 2A and 3A Western Slope programs. You can catch the game live on KMTS. Kick off is set for 7 O’clock. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 25TH High School Golf Gypsum–The Eagle Valley Invitational is being played today in Gypsum. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament will tee off this Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The foursome scramble is fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Glenwood Springs–The 3rd annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and the ...