From the KMTS News Room:

    • Paraglider Rescued Near Deep Lake
      Garfield County Search and Rescue crews were able to find and rescue a paraglider that was reported missing over the weekend.  According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 26 year old Mitchell Stubbs was reported missing by his father late Friday night when he didn’t return to camp north of Deep Lake after leaving to go paragliding. Search and Rescue ...
    • Man Shot After Stopping to Assist Motorist
      A man was shot while attempting to help a fellow motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle over the weekend.  According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the man told deputies that he was driving to work on Highway 13 around 12:30 Saturday morning when he saw a vehicle stopped around mile marker nine with it’s emergency flashers on.  One ...
    • Garco Clerk Embezzler Accused Again
      District Attorney Sherry Caloia says a Garfield County Clerk & Recorder’s Office employee convicted of embezzling over $440,000 from the office hid a substantial sum of money in order to prevent it from being seized for restitution. Caloia announced Sunday that Robin McMillan, who was convicted last year for stealing from the Clerk’s office over a ...
    • More Human Remains Found at Ski Area
      The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says human remains found Saturday may be related to remains found earlier this summer inside a snow boot at a the Eldora Mountain Ski Resort – but authorities aren’t any closer to figuring out who they belong to. On June 1, an employee of the resort found the boot near the ...
    • State Wildfire Update – 07/18/16
      Firefighters are letting areas of the Hayden Pass Fire burn near Coaldale because it is too dangerous to send firefighters into some the rugged wilderness areas currently burning. However, incident commanders say they have managed to protect homes and the blaze is 30 percent contained as of this morning. Residents began evacuating July 11 after the fire ...
    • Domestic Dispute in Basalt Leads Authorities to Homemade Bomb
      Multiple law-enforcement agencies were needed to deal with an apparent domestic dispute in Basalt early Sunday that could have easily ended with deadly consequences. Basalt Police received a 911 call around 7:30 am from a man who advised them that he had been in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 82 near Emma. By the time ...
    • Carbondale Considers New Marijuana-Grow Limit
      The Board of Trustees in Carbondale is looking to lower the town’s cap for marijuana grow operations in hopes of addressing complaints about the smell. The Board voted this week to cut back on the number of licenses for recreational grows in the town from five to three. The town has already issued four licenses and all ...
    • Colorado Wildfire Update
      Colorado firefighters have made good progress on several of the wildfires burning in the state, and certainly hope that the trend continues. The Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake was held to about its’ original 20 acres, due to an aggressive response both on the ground and from the air. Hand crews, several helicopters and air ...
    • Town Hall Meeting: The President and the People
      Listen to tonight’s ABC town hall meeting here:
    • Fish and Wildlife Employees Plead Guilty After Poaching Incident
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials say two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees pleaded guilty to poaching-related charges. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Tuesday 44-year-old Thad Bingham and 45-year-old Brian Scheer pleaded guilty to trespassing in the 2014 killing of a bull elk on private land that was closed to hunting. Officials say Bingham also pleaded guilty ...

    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 ...