From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Senators Introduce Anti-Shutdown Resolution DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s U.S. senators have joined across party lines to try to derail government shutdowns. Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner introduced their “Shutdown Accountability Resolution” Thursday calling for votes to be held regularly during any shutdown until a bill reopening government is signed. If lawmakers don’t show up for votes, the sergeant ...
    • Glenwood Shell is Closed for Good Wednesday, March 11th at 3:03 pm, the last in a long line of loyal customers filled up with gas at one of Glenwood Springs’ most visible businesses. Whether it was I-70 Chevron, Amoco, BP or Glenwood Shell, the 24-hour, full service station was one of the first places you ‘d see getting on or off the ...
    • News CARBONDALE MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER Glenwood Springs—The Carbondale  man who confessed to killing his wife after he was hurt in a crash  last month near Roaring Fork High School has been formally charged with first-degree murder. 46-year-old Arturo Navarrete-Portillo was charged Tuesday in Garfield County District Court.He is accused in the Feb. 16 stabbing ...
    • News CARBONDALE MOM PLEADS GUILTY TO POISONING DAUGHTERS Glenwood Springs—She put rat poison in smoothies for her daughters and herself one day last summer.  Her 8 and 11 year old girls survived and now 33 year old Maria Alvarado-Gomez is facing time in prison.  The Carbondale woman avoided a charge of attempted first degree murder by pleading ...
    • News Carbondale—When he gets of the hospital, he’ll go straight to jail for first degree murder.  46 year old Arturo Portillo of Carbondale is suspected of stabbing his wife to death February 16th before rear-ending an empty cattle truck on Highway 133 near Roaring Fork High School.  Portillo suffered serious injuries that morning and while being ...
    • CDOT Encourages Drivers to Stay off Mountain Roads Tonight STATEWIDE — The storms have picked up and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging drivers to stay off roads where possible.  Weather forecasts anticipate heavy snowfall through midnight.  CDOT has deployed crews around the state, with up to 200 plows in the Front Range from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Crews across the state ...
    • News Glenwood Springs—The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to reach out to commuters when the new Grand Avenue Bridge is replaced in the spring of 2017.  C-DOT is in the early stages of putting together of an aggressive public relations campaign to keep people informed about road and street closures and detours during the 90 day ...
    • CARBONDALE MURDER   Carbondale—The man who was seriously injured after plowing into an empty cattle truck early Monday morning near Roaring Fork High School is now suspected of murdering his wife.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they were called to assist the Colorado State Patrol just after 7-am when a Toyota 4-Runner rear-ended the truck on Highway ...
    • News GARCO CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN SHOT BY DEPUTIES Glenwood Springs— Garfield County Coroner Rob Glassmire identified the man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies who say he brandished a gun after leading them on a high-speed chase along eastbound I-70 from Parachute to Canyon Creek.  Glassmire says 45-year-old Brian  Fritze, of Parachute, died of multiple ...
    • News ARMED MAN SHOT AT CANYON CREEK AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE Glenwood Springs—It began yesterday afternoon as a domestic violence incident in Parachute.  Tragically, it ended at Canyon Creek with Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputies shooting and killing a man after a 30 mile long, 95 mile an hour chase along eastbound I-70.  According to reports from the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rifle Lady Bears Over Basalt, 68-22 Rifle 68, Basalt 22
    • THREE WESTERN SLOPE GIRLS TEAMS INTO SWEET 16 In Sweet 16 action Saturday at 1 p.m., the second-seeded Rifle Lady Bears (23-0) will meet 15th-seed Manitou Springs (17-6, and 4th place in the Tri-Peaks League), which edged Denver Science Tech (no. 18, 17-6) on Friday, 51-44. The winner will advance to the Great 8, Thursday, March 10, at CSU against the ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Rifle Girls, Roaring Fork & Aspen Boys Advance to Sweet 16 CARBONDALE (3/4/11) — Overtime paid off again for the Roaring Fork boys basketball team, as they advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the 3A state tournament, edging Bennett, 65-61 in their first-round sub-regional Friday. Coming down the stretch in the Western Slope League, the Rams, who have now won seven straight, including the ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/04/2011) High School Playoff Basketball ____________________________ Tonight at 5, the 22 and O and second seeded Rifle Lady Bears take on the Basalt Lady Longhorns at the Bear’s den in the opening game of the regional playoffs. KMTS will be on hand for all the action. After that game, the Roaring Fork Rams boys will battle the Bennett Tigers at ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/02/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ KMTS sports will broadcast two games this Friday night. First up, the Rifle Lady Bears take on the Basalt Lady Longhorns in Rifle at 5 O’clock. At 7, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Bennett Tigers in Carbondale.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/01/2011) High School Playoff Basketball The Rifle Lady Bears will take on Basalt in the first game of the regional tournament this Friday night at 5. The game at the Bear’s Den will be broadcast live on KMTS. On the boy’s side, the Roaring Fork Rams battle Bennett High School in Carbondale, Friday night at 7.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/28/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ The Rifle Lady Bears captured the district championship over the weekend and will host a four-team regional this Friday and Saturday. Rifle is the number two seed in the state and will take on 31st seed Basalt Friday night at 5. Manitou Springs and Denver Science and Tech will play at 7. ...
    • LADY BEARS HOST REGIONAL, MEET FAMILIAR FOE IN 1st ROUND The Rifle Lady Bears (22-0) are seeded second only to three-time defending state champion Holy Family (21-1) in the 32-team 3A state basketball tournament, and their first round game will be against a team they’ve already beaten twice this season by a combined score of 132-48. The Basalt Lady Longhorns (8-13) earned the ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: RIFLE-ROARING FORK BLUE & GOLD REIGN AT 3A DISTRICTS PALISADE (2/26/11) The red and black three-year reign came to an end as blue and gold Roaring Fork fans celebrated their team’s 60-55 3A Western Slope District championship over Aspen, on the Palisade High School court where not long before, the Rifle Lady Bears displayed the same colors as they completed their undefeated march to ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: ASPEN BOYS, OLATHE GIRLS REACH FINALS; COAL RIDGE TEAMS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PALISADE (2/25/11) — Aspen survived a turnover-plagued contest with Coal Ridge, 54-35, that had Titan coach Paul Harvey lamenting second-half miscues, which helped a two-point halftime lead disintegrate into a 20-3 Skier third quarter. All is not lost for the Coal Ridge boys, or their Lady Titan counterparts who were overwhelmed by an 18-6 start by ...