From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rifle I-70 Traffic Fatality
      *****7/28/16 4:40 PM Update:  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmier identified the victim in Wednesday’s crash as 39 year old Daniel Jacob Kobrin of Glenwood Springs.  Glassmire says Kobrin was born and raised in Crested Butte and had recently lived in Portland, Oregon.  Toxicology tests will be conducted over the next several weeks. Authorities say that a ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Update
      Travelers expecting to be stuck for several hours on either side of Glenwood Canyon today actually got a reprieve due to high winds that forced CDOT to push back the rockfall mitigation work that was scheduled to completely close the canyon for a second straight day. CDOT closed the canyon yesterday and began the work of ...
    • Helicopter Used Today to Place Rockfall Netting in Glenwood Canyon
      The Thursday helicopter work was cancelled, but the media was allowed to film today’s efforts: The helicopter in the video is attempting to place a pole which will eventually hold rockfall netting in place.
    • Pair Arrested in GJ for Utah Murder
      Authorities in Grand Junction have arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a man in Utah. 27-year-old Mark Mair and 19-year-old Elcha Hatch were arrested after a brief standoff at a home Monday night. Mair is suspected in the death of 34-year-old Justin Hannah, of Cedar City, Utah, on Sunday. Police received information that ...
    • Treasure Hunter’s Remains Found
      A Colorado treasure hunter who disappeared earlier this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule says the remains found along the Rio Grande River north of ...
    • Glenwood Man Attacks Brother
      Garfield County authorities arrested a Glenwood Springs man this past weekend after they say he attempted to kill his brother by slicing his throat. 30-year-old Brian Dunlap is now facing attempted murder charges after he attacked his brother, 33-year-old Jason Dunlap, after the two drove up Transfer Trail and got into an argument over four-wheeling routes. ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Closure
      ***** UPDATE:  Helicopter operations in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday, July 28 have been cancelled, so the road will remain open until an alternate date can be determined for the work. Whichever side of Glenwood Canyon you’re on right now, if you need to be on the other side, then you should probably get on your way ...
    • Black-Footed Ferret Is Back
      An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets today near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. The discovery made tiny Meeteetse ...
    • Jury Selection Starts in GJ Murder
      Nearly a decade after a Grand Junction woman disappeared, a man accused of kidnapping and killing her is about to stand trial in her death. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Lester Ralph Jones and is expected to take all week. He’s accused of killing Paige Birgfeld, a single mother who led a double ...
    • Durango Emergency Landing
      A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely in Durango Monday after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear. Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, says the pilot of United Airlines Flight 5849 had just taken off from Denver International Airport shortly before he reported a problem with ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Coach Fox: It’s Not Tebow Time
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Despite Denver’s stumbling start, Kyle Orton remains entrenched as the Broncos’ starting quarterback even as Tim Tebow fans clamor for him to get more playing time. Coach John Fox reiterated Monday that a change at quarterback isn’t the cure-all with the Broncos coming off a disheartening performance at Green Bay. Orton’s teammates are ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Second Half Comeback Shows Promise
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/30/11) – Halfway through a 34-21 loss to Battle Mountain that essentially eliminated Glenwood Springs from the 3A football playoffs, the future became now. Trailing 27-0 after two quarters, Travis Lundin replaced senior Jon Forristall at quarterback, giving the Demons an all-sophomore backfield, which also includes running backs Henry Hill and ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 29TH
      High School Soccer It’s homecoming week at Glenwood Springs High School. Tonight, the Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. Elsewhere on the soccer field…Roaring Fork travels to Basalt for a 4 o’clock game, Aspen and Coal Ridge kick off at 6 in Peach Valley and the Rifle Bears host the Grand Valley ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 28TH
      High School Softball Gypsum–Despite committing nine errors, the Rifle Lady Bears held off the Eagle Valley Lady Devils in a 9 to 8 win. MLB San Francisco, CA–The Colorado Rockies’ disappointing season comes to an end today in San Francisco. Last night, the Rockies didn’t put up much of a fight in a 7-nothing loss to ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH
      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, Mike Fontenot tripled in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, who also had an RBI, each added two hits for the Giants, who ended a four-game losing streak with their fifth consecutive home win. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Scare Wounded Bulldogs
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/23/11) – Having been shut out 89-0 in its last two games, for the young Glenwood Springs football team to hope for a victory over number-one ranked Palisade in its Western Slope League opener didn’t seem very realistic. Yet, despite three turnovers that led to first half Bulldog scores and a 28-6 ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 22ND
      High School Volleyball Tonight at 6:30, the Glenwood Lady Demons welcome Steamboat Springs to Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for an important league match. Coal Ridge visits Rifle and Aspen heads to Roaring Fork. Soccer Five games are on the schedule tonight including Palisade at Rifle, Coal Ridge at Grand Valley, Roaring Fork welcomes Hotchkiss, Basalt plays ...
    • 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 ...