From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS
      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. ...
    • NEWS
      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 ...
    • NEWS
      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 ...
    • Highway 13 “Good Samaritan” Shot Himself
      Authorities say the man who claimed to have been shot while attempting to help another motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month was not such a good samaritan after all…  According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the man told authorities he was shot while approaching a disabled vehicle ...
    • Plane Crash Report Released
      A report on a plane crash in southern Colorado says the pilot had been warned not to fly into Pagosa Springs because of winter weather before his aircraft went down, killing him and his girlfriend. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed its findings this week of the November 2014 crash that killed 55-year-old Howard Guthrie, of ...
    • Search Ends for Montrose Woman
      Mesa County authorities have called off their search for an 82-year-old woman with dementia who was last seen at a Montrose bowling alley almost two weeks ago. Mary Finnegan left the Rose Bowl on July 15th and was expected back at her Delta County home, but she never returned. The Mesa County Sheriff’s office says up to ...
    • Kidnapping Suspect In Court
      The Colorado Springs man accused of taking hostages near Independence Pass on Wednesday made his first court appearance in Aspen yesterday. 30-year-old Brolin McConnell is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping for holding 3 men at gunpoint on Lincoln Creek Road near the intersection with Highway 82. During his appearance before Aspen District Judge Chris Seldin, McConnell ...
    • BLM Fire Restrictions in GarCo
      It’s become another unmistakable and sadly inevitable sign of summer in Colorado – fire restrictions put in place each year by officials trying to do everything they can to keep huge portions of the western U.S. from going up in flames. Bureau of Land Management officials have announced that stage 1 fire restrictions begin today for ...
    • Armed Man Takes Hostage Near Independence Pass
      Pitkin County Deputies were able to peacefully resolve a dangerous situation that unfolded yesterday near Independence Pass when an armed man took at least one person hostage and fired shots at the officers. The Colorado Springs man, whose identity has not been released, was armed with two handguns and had used his truck to block Lincoln ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 17TH
      High School Softball The Rifle Lady Bears earned a trip to the state 3A tournament for the second straight year. Rifle defeated Basalt in the district tournament in Gunnison last weekend to secure a spot in the tournament that will be played in Aurora this Friday and Saturday. High School Football The Glenwood Demons knocked off the Steamboat ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Lundin Leads Glenwood Over Steamboat, 43-0
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/14/11) — The Travis Lundin era continued with Glenwood’s 43-0 win over once-mighty Steamboat Springs, as the sophomore quarterback threw two more touchdown passes, giving him seven in eight quarters of play since he took the reins in the second half of the Battle Mountain game. Steamboat, which lost to Valor Christian in ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 13TH
      High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum to take on Eagle Valley tonight. The Coal Ridge Titans host the Grand Valley Cardinals tonight as well. Volleyball Glenwood makes the trip north to Steamboat Springs for a 6:30 league match eith the Sailors. Rifle plays at Coal Ridge at 6. Cross Country Coal Ridge and ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 11TH
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox said Tuesday that the Denver Broncos will start Tim Tebow against the Miami Dolphins when they return from their bye week. Tebow supplants Kyle Orton, who has struggled ever since winning the job with a spectacular training camp. Replacing Orton at halftime Sunday, Tebow nearly led the Broncos back from a late ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 10TH
      DENVER (AP) – Philip Rivers overcame an interception and a fourth-quarter fumble to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 29-24 win over Denver despite Tim Tebow’s (TEE’-boh’s) best efforts to rally the Broncos from a 16-point deficit. Tebow threw for one touchdown and ran for another after replacing Kyle Orton to start the third quarter, and had one final shot ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SPOILS MOFFAT COUNTY HOMECOMING, 34-14
      CRAIG (10/7/11) – “I love running the ball,” Glenwood sophomore quarterback Travis Lundin said after his three touchdown passes helped dampen Moffat County\’s Homecoming, 34-14, Friday in Craig. Lundin did run for 71 yards and a touchdown, but it was his 249 yards and 13 of 15 completions through the air that really ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 7TH
      High School Volleyball Roaring Fork swept Coal Ridge in three games while Glenwood got past Fruita-Monument three games to two. Soccer Glenwood blanked Roaring Fork 4-zip. Rifle beat CRMS 3 to 1. Football The Glenwood Demons hope to get their first Western Slope league win tonight in Craig. The Demons take on the Moffat ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 6TH
      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Peyton Manning says he still holds out hope that he will be back on the field for the Colts this season. The four-time league MVP has not played a down since having neck surgery in May. He had a second operation on the neck last month, and so far, he says, things have gone well. Manning says ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 5TH
      High School Golf At the State 3A high school golf tournament in Gunnison, several local golfers performed well. Jesse Beetham of the Aspen Skiers was the top competitor from the local area with a 5th place finish. Dylan Rakowski from Basalt finished in a tie for 10th place and Tristan Quigley of ...
    • Minor League Team Could Move to Grand Junction
      GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The city of Grand Junction says it is in talks with Monfort Investment Group about a minor league baseball franchise. The investment group is led by Colorado Rockies general partners Dick and Charlie Monfort. City Manager Laurie Kadrich confirmed the discussions in an announcement Monday. But city officials said no details would ...