From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • News DENVER (AP) – The National Weather Service is forecasting up to two feet of snow in the eastern mountains and heavy rain starting late today evening and continuing through tomorrow morning in Colorado. The storm presents a new threat of flooding on the plains, where rural roads were underwater last week. DENVER (AP) –Colorado ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/14/2011) Girl’s high school soccer _____________________ Glenwood blanked Coal Ridge over the weekend, 2 to nothing. Percussion ___________ The Glenwood Springs High School percussion ensemble took third place at last weekend’s 24-team competition at Mountain Range High School. Track and Field _____________ The Glenwood Demons track and field program is hosting a Dinner, silient auction and concert fundraiser this Thursday night at the high school at 6 O’clock. ...
    • KMTS State 3A basketball playoff results/schedule 3A BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Great 8, Thursday: Jefferson Academy 48, Roaring Fork boys 44 Valley 56, Brush 45 Pagosa Springs 64, Machebeuf 57 Faith Christian 48, Kent Denver, 43 Final 4, Friday: Pagosa Springs (20-3) vs. Faith Christian (24-1), 4 p.m. Valley (21-4) vs. Jefferson Academy (18-7), 7 p.m. Consolation, Friday: Machebeuf (18-6) vs. Kent Denver (20-5), 8:45 a.m. Brush (17-8) vs. Roaring Fork ...
    • RAM, RIFLE OPPONENTS REACH 3A BASKETBALL FINALS FORT COLLINS — In a twist of irony that might, with time, be some consolation, the teams that put Rifle and Roaring Fork into that ill-named bracket, both reached Saturday’s 3A title games against three-time defending champs at CSU’s Moby Gym. Eaton, which defeated the Lady Bears 50-34 to reach the Final Four, edged ...
    • KMTS State B-ball: One-point Heartbreak Ends Rifle Season; Rams Also Fall in Consolation Round FORT COLLINS (3/11/11) – Lose by one or by twenty, there are no “good” losses, as the Roaring Fork boys and Rifle girls reaffirmed Friday in different fashion at the 3A state basketball tournament at CSU. Both teams experienced the heartbreak of having a seemingly safe lead fade away and also the frustration of not being ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/09/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ Tomorrow, the regional 3-A champion Rifle Lady Bears and Roaring Fork Rams boy’s will continue their quest for a state title at CSU in Fort Collins. The Great 8 action tips off Thursday morning at 8:45 as the Rams take on the Jaguars of Jefferson Academy. The Rifle Lady Bears tip off against Eaton ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/07/2011) High School Basketball _____________________ Two regional champions from the valley are headed to the “Great 8” at CSU in Fort Collins this week; the Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Rams boys. The Rams will play Jefferson Academy Thursday morning at 8:45 and the Lady Bears take on Eaton at 8:30 pm. KMTS will ...
    • Great 8 Game Times Announced The number 7 seeded Roaring Fork Rams (17-7) play number 15 Jefferson Academy at Moby Gym on the Campus of Colorado State University 8:45am Thursday. The undefeated Rifle Lady Bears (24-0) play Seventh Seeded Eaton Reds (21-3) at 8:45pm. KMTS will bring you complete coverage of the Rams and Bears tesms from Fort Collins.
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: Lady Bears, Rams Into Great 8 at CSU RIFLE (3/5/11) — “It feels amazing!” Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald said after a two-year trek, first through the 4A ranks, then the 3A Western Slope League, culminated in a 42-24 Sweet 16 win over Manitou Springs and vaulted her team into the 3A Great 8 state tournament at CSU. Those sentiments were echoed by ...
    • 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 ...