From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GW CANYON PILOT CAR A LITTLE SMOOTHER THIS MORNING Glenwood Springs—The pilot car escort through Glenwood Canyon went a little smoother this morning during the work hour rush.  C-DOT is trying to work out the glitches to minimize the delays with the one lane configuration between 4pm and 9am.  According to C-DOT, part of the two ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Expected to be Open for Several Hours Tonight CDOT’s Amy Ford says after bringing down three to four additional boulders today, road crews are confident opening Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 6:00 PM Sunday.  Ford says rock scalers brought down approximately 400 tons of rock since the rock slide which closed the road late Monday night. Local CDOT Public Information Officer Tracy ...
    • Timetable for Reopening I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is Unknown Interstate 70 will not open today.  Shailen Bhatt with the Colorado Department of Transportation says with rocks still falling in Glenwood Canyon, it is not safe to open the road.  While crews are working diligently to open the road again, they are now declining to even guess when the road might open. Bhatt says crews are ...
    • New Target to Reopen I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon is Saturday Amy Ford with the Colorado Department of Transportation told reporters just moments ago that Interstate 70 will not reopen this afternoon as crews and motorists had hoped.  Strong winds in the area of Monday night’s rock slide prevented workers from using a helicopter, requiring hand-carrying of tools and equipment. C-DOT’s Tracy Trulove says Crews conducting rockfall mitigation ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON ROAD REPAIRS EXTENSIVE Glenwood Springs—It could be early spring before I-70 is completely repaired in Glenwood Canyon.  The damage from Monday’s rockslides is extensive with huge holes in the highway and torn out guardrail. Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of the mountainside before deciding to reopen one lane on the less damaged ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Might Partially Reopen Thursday The Colorado Department of Transportation says Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs (Exit 116) and Gypsum (Exit 140) will remain closed until at least Thursday afternoon.  C-DOT Communication Director Amy Ford says between now and then, crews have a lot of work to do, including rock scaling and mitigation, as well as repairing the road surface. Once the ...
    • NEWS ASPEN MAN WHO SHOVED SNOWBOARD OFF LIFT APPEARS IN COURT Aspen—The Aspen man accused of pushing a snowboarder off the Loge Peak Chairlift at Highlands last month, went before a judge yesterday.  31 year old Thomas Proesel appeared in Pitkin County Court after being treated at a mental hospital in Grand Junction.  He was released on ...
    • NEWS   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Federal land managers are moving toward a compromise between conservationists and energy officials about oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide. The Bureau of Land Management’s new preferred alternative in the area is to cancel 25 undeveloped leases in the area, but allow other leases to continue under the 1993 ...
    • NEWS WPX SELLS PICEANCE OPERATIONS GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – WPX Energy has sold its large natural gas operation in the Piceance Basin for $910 million.  The Tulsa, Oklahoma company made the announcement Tuesday that Houston-based Terra Energy Partners, LLC agreed to the deal.  With the sale, Terra will become the largest natural gas producer in the Piceance ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD MAN IN JAIL FOR TRYING TO KILL WIFE Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs man is behind bars for allegedly spiking his wife’s tea with a sleeping pill last Saturday night before leaving her in the family vehicle with the engine running and the garage door closed.  41 year old Byron Gardner appeared before a Garfield County ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 24TH CYC–USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE GUNNISON, Colo. – The second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take the field 130.2 miles Wednesday (Aug. 24) from Gunnison to Vail, Colo. The stage includes the ascents of Cottonwood Pass and Monitor Pass, both situated at more than 12,000 feet. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with an estimated finish ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 23RD Rifle–Clayton Crawford of the Aspen Skiers shot a four under par 68 to win the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek yesterday. Crawford led the Skiers to the team title. Rifle’s Danny Bartels and Ty Caron both tied for second with a score of 77. The Bears came in second ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 22ND DENVER (AP) – Kevin Millwood pitched seven strong innings for his first big league win in nearly a year and Seth Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to snap a string of 17 consecutive Sunday losses. The Rockies hadn’t won on a Sunday since beating the Chicago Cubs ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 19TH High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears took third place in yesterday’s Montrose Invitational at the Bridges Golf Club. The Bear’s top golfer was Danny Bartels who finished in a four way tie for third place with a 3-over-par 74. Aspen’s Jesse Beetham won the tournament. Glenwood Springs–Several local high school football teams will ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 18TH High School Golf Montrose–The Aspen Skiers captured the team title at yesterday’s Black Canyon Tournament. Clayton Crawford shot an even-par 70 to tie Triston Quigley of Rifle for second place. In the team standings, Rifle took 5th place. High School Football Denver–The Denver Post has released it’s pre-season rankings for 2011. In ...
    • 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 ...