From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS
      DENVER (AP) – Six Colorado ballot measures ranging from presidential primaries to higher tobacco taxes have until the end of business Monday to try to get a place on November ballots. Monday is Colorado’s deadline to turn in some 98,000 signatures for inclusion on ballots. ASPEN (AP) – Officials near Aspen are concerned about increased all-terrain ...
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      GLENWOOD RECREATION MASTER PLAN Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents are young, fairly affluent, athletic and lovers of all types of recreation according to a recent survey conducted by parks and recreation planning firm, Greenplay. The organization is currently in the throes of putting together Glenwood’s Park and Recreation Master Plan. Project manager Mark Thatcher gave ...
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      BRESLIN MEMORIAL New Castle—This Sunday, family and friends will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Brelin at one of his favorite hangouts…Burning Mountain Park. Breslin died in his home this past Monday of natural causes at the age of 63. The dedicated family man, passionate musician ...
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      ALCOHOL AND DRUGS FACTORS IN DEADLY ROLLOVER Rifle—The driver killed in Monday’s early morning rollover near Rifle had been drinking and using methamphetamine according to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire. 48 year old Robert Lashus of Parachute had an alarmingly high blood alcohol content of .226. Lashus’ brother-in-law, 42 year old Branden ...
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      FORMER NEW CASTLE MAYOR DIES New Castle—Former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Breslin has died. Breslin was was found in his home last night. While the cause of death is unknown at this time, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Breslin likely died of natural causes. Breslin, who most recently served on the town council, was ...
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      BIRGFELD MURDER TRIAL Grand Junction—She was only 8 years old when her mother failed to come home from work. Little did Jess Dixon know, her mom, Paige Birgfeld had been killed. Today in Grand Junction, Jess, now 17, took the stand in the first degree murder trial of the suspected killer, Lester Jones. According ...
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      GLENWOOD BANK ROBBER STILL ON THE LOOSE Glenwood Springs—The man who robbed the Vectra Bank at 8th and Grand late Friday afternoon is still being sought by local and federal authorities. The suspect, a white man wearing a straw hat and big sunglasses, concealed one hand and reportedly told a teller he had a gun. ...
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      BLM CANCELS THOMPSON DIVIDE LEASES Glenwood Springs—25 oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide have been canceled by the Bureau of Land Management putting an end to a long, bitter feud between the energy industry and local conservationists. The area, straddling several counties including Garfield, Pitkin and Gunnison, has been the focus of lobbying ...
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      GARCO APPROVES CONSERVATION EASEMENT Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners endorsed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s acquisition of a conservation easement and perpetual hunting access easement on the north half of the Bershenyi Ranch. The plan to conserve game management unit 43 south of Glenwood Springs honors the longtime wishes ...
    • Carbondale Fire Department Fighting Sewell Mesa Fire
      ***** 7/30/2016 4:30 PM UPDATE:  Fire crews reached 100% containment this afternoon and expect to continue “mopping up” the fire through Sunday.  Highway 133 will be open in both directions overnight (from 8:00 PM Saturday until 8:00 AM Sunday).  On Sunday, one lane of Highway 133 will be closed again, with traffic alternating from 8:00 AM until ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Avs Lose to Coyotes
      DENVER (AP) – Mike Smith stopped 39 shots and Radim Vrbata had two goals, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Taylor Pyatt and Lauri Korpikoski also scored to help the Coyotes win their third consecutive game. Ryan O’Reilly had the lone goal for the Avalanche, ...
    • Colorado Rapids Playoff Hopes Dashed by Sporting KC
      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored in a cold, driving rainstorm Wednesday night, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 victory over the injury-depleted Colorado Rapids and sending them on to the Eastern Conference finals. Graham Zusi assisted on each of the goals for Sporting KC, which beat ...
    • Tulowitzki Wants One More Trophy
      DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki’s shelves are becoming quite packed with postseason trophies. Only, not the one he covets most. The smooth-fielding Colorado Rockies shortstop won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for a second consecutive season this week. But what he craves above all else is a World Series crown, even more so after ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 2ND
      Major League Baseball Denver–For the second straight year, Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was awarded the Gold Glove for outstanding defense. Larry Walker and Todd Helton are the only other players in franchise history to win multiple Gold Gloves. College Basketball The Rams of Colorado State beat the Thunderwolves of Colorado State-Pueblo last last night ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 1ST
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Tim Tebow is still the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback, at least for another week. Broncos coach John Fox said he’s sticking with his embattled young signal-caller following Denver’s 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Fox made it clear, however, that Tebow needs to quickly improve as a pocket passer to remain the starter. BOULDER, Colo. ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 31ST
      High School Football The Rifle Bears clinched their first Western Slope League Title since 2002 with Friday night’s 36-33 victory over the Palisade Bulldogs. The Bears host the Glenwood Demons this Friday night in the regular season finale. Glenwood defeated Delta 34 to 14 to win it’s fourth straight. In 3A football, Basalt edged Coal Ridge ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD DISPATCHES DELTA, CAN\’T CATCH RIFLE
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/28/11) — The Glenwood Sophomore Football Express did its part, downing Delta 34-14, but Palisade fell short against Rifle, 36-33, so Glenwood\’s playoff chances now depend on the Panthers beating the Bulldogs in Delta, while the Demons must upset the undefeated Bears next week in Rifle. Had Palisade defeated the Bears, Glenwood could have ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 28TH
      High School Soccer 3A playoffs The Basalt Longhorns knocked off the Telluride Miners yesterday 1 to nothing. Basalt will play the winner of the Estes Park / Lutheran game tomorrow. The Rifle Bears lost to the Kent Denver Sun Devils yesterday, 6 to 2. High School Football Tonight at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction, the Rifle Bears can clinch ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 27TH
      High School Soccer 3A playoffs Alamosa defeated Coal Ridge 3 to 2 in a first round game. The Basalt Longhorns will host the Telluride Miners this afternoon at 3:30. Number 30 Rifle on the road to take on the number 2 Kent Denver Sun Devils at ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 26TH
      High School Soccer 3A Playoffs The Roaring Fork Rams edged Bruce Randolph High School 3 to 2 yesterday in Carbondale. The Rams hit the road to take on second seeded Classical Academy this Saturday. This afternoon, Basalt welcomes Telluride at 4 while at 3:30 Coal Ridge plays the ...