From the KMTS News Room:

    • Trees down in Roaring Fork River’s Slaughterhouse Rapid Pitkin County officials say trees have fallen in the Roaring Fork River’s Slaughterhouse Rapid, blocking most of the river approximately 1/4 mile below Cemetery Lane (aka Slaughterhouse Bridge) in the Entrance Exam rapid above the falls. Rafters and kayakers should use extreme caution in the area.
    • News ASPEN (AP) – The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office has suspended the search for a man who is thought to have entered the rushing waters at a popular swimming hole near Aspen.  31-year-old Will Graham’s car was found in the parking area next to the Devil’s Punchbowl, a popular cliff jumping spot off the road to ...
    • News GARCO CORONER IDENTIFIES WEEKEND DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—The name of the man who drowned last Saturday afternoon while rafting on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon was released today by Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.  56 year old David Janes of Warsaw, Illinois was rafting with two other people when he fell out of the boat ...
    • One Dead in Rafting Accident Today at approximately 12:38 PM Garfield County Deputies responded to a call from an observer who reported that a man had fallen from a raft on the Colorado River east of the Grizzly Creek Rest area (58060 US Highway 6). There were originally three people in the raft, two males and ...
    • News MARIJUANA MORATORIUM TO BE CONSIDERED BY GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—Does Glenwood Springs need another weed shop or grow op?  Tonight the Glenwood Springs City Council will tackle that question and discuss an ordinance to impose a 90 day moratorium on all new license applications for marijuana-related businesses. Council members have been talking about the temporary ...
    • News FORMER GARCO BOOKEEPER GETS 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – A former bookkeeper in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. 52 year old Robin McMillan was sentenced yesterday for theft and to filing a false tax return. Police say she estimated that she ...
    • News FED SAGE GROUSE FUNDS PROPOSED Denver—Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is one of a handful of Democrats leading a fundraising effort to preserve both the Greater and Gunnison Sage Grouse.  The senators urged the Appropriations Committee to fund programs that include collaborating with landowners.  State and federal agencies hope to convince the BLM and Fish and ...
    • News LOCAL SNOWPACK UP Glenwood Springs—Just a few weeks ago, local streams and rivers were suffering from a lack of moisture and early season run off.  Thanks to one of the wettest months of May in recent history, conditions have changed drastically. According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the watershed snowpack now sits ...
    • News WATCH OUT FOR BAMBI Undated—CDOT is warning drivers as deer and elk migrate to summer habitats across roads and highways. CDOT says there were 3,437 wildlife-vehicle collisions reported in Colorado in 2013, below the 10-year average of 3,605. There’s usually an increase in wildlife accidents during migration seasons in May and November. HANGING LAKE GATE ...
    • News EAGLE (AP) – A Pueblo man who was driving drunk and speeding when he flipped his car in Avon, killing a passenger and paralyzing another, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Eagle County District Attorney’s Office says Emanuel Villeda was sentenced for the June 9 crash that killed 22-year-old Rafael Torres-Ortiz. Villeda ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • WEDNESDAY SPORTS, JUNE 22ND Cleveland, OH–The Rockies beat the Indians 4 to 3 last night in Cleveland to climb a game above .500 for the first time since May 24th. Seth Smith hit two home runs to lead the offensive attack. The Rockies will go for the three game sweep tonight before heading ...
    • TUESDAY SPORTS, JUNE 21ST Washington, D.C.–The Major League Soccer Champion Colorado Rapids were honored by President Obama today at the White House. The Rapids held a soccer clinic for the children of military families on the south lawn. Cleveland, OH–Cleveland rocks for the Colorado Rockies and 40 year old slugger Jason Giambi. The Rockies’ ...
    • MONDAY SPORTS, JUNE 20TH Denver–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Detroit Tigers Sunday at Coors Field 9 to 1. The Rockies won the series and are in the thick of the National League West race. Interleague play continues tonight as the Rockies head to Cleveland to take on the Indians. Elsewhere in sports… WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – ...
    • FRIDAY SPORTS, JUNE 17TH Carbondale–Some 300 cyclists are expected to descend upon the Roaring Fork Valley tomorrow for the 4th annual Rocky Mountain Omnium. The first stage of the race will be through the streets of downtown Carbondale Saturday and will wrap up with a road race along the Colorado River on Sunday beginning at Dotsero. Denver–The Rockies ...
    • THURSDAY SPORTS, JUNE 16TH Denver–The Rockies took out of three from the San Diego Padres with yesterday’s 6 to 2 series finale win at Coors Field. Jhoulys Chacin improved to 8 and 4 on the year with a solid, six inning, seven strikeout performance. The Rockies are off today and will host the Detroit Tigers ...
    • WEDNESDAY SPORTS, JUNE 15TH Aspen–The FBI has contacted Cache Cache restaurant in Aspen to review surveillance tapes of a conversation between former cycling teammates Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton. The two reportedly had a heated discussion over Hamilton accusing the 7-time Tour de France winner of using steroids. Denver–The Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak with last night’s ...
    • MONDAY SPORTS, JUNE 13TH Denver–Randy Gradishar and Floyd Little are being sued along with seven other former Broncos players by an insurance company. St. Paul Fire and Marine says the Broncos organization is trying to get the company to pay worker’s compensation for injuries that were suffered during their playing days. Denver–The Rockies split the four game home ...
    • FRIDAY SPORTS, JUNE 10TH Glenwood Springs–Surfing in the Rocky Mountains? Why not. The enormously popular Glenwood Springs Whitewater park will host the 2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championships tomorrow and Sunday. Glenwood Springs–The annual Hoop D’Ville 4 on 4 basketball tournament will be played tomorrow at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. The first games ...
    • THURSDAY SPORTS, JUNE 9TH Aspen–Ski season is officially over in Aspen. Officials with Skico hoped to stay open ’till July 4th but the snow is melting too fast. Ajax Mountain was able to open for Memorial Day weekend and last weekend with decent snow conditions. Aspen–Aspen will host a World Cup skiing event next season along ...
    • TUESDAY SPORTS, JUNE 7TH San Diego, CA–The Rockies love playing in San Diego. Their good fortune at Petco Park continued last night as they beat the last place Padres 3 to nothing. Clayton Mortensen earned the win with the help of five other pitchers. Ubaldo Jimenez is on the hill for the Rockies tonight, going ...