From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • RFSD Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Chromebooks in the Classroom, Using New Technology To Help Student Learning GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo… From student-created websites and digital maps of explorer routes to transforming science labs and creating self-paced video tutorials for math classes, Roaring Fork School District is celebrating its one-year anniversary using Chromebooks in the classroom. The district currently has 2,767 Chromebooks. The one-year pilot program proved so successful the district is moving forward ...
    • Telephone Scammers Active in the Area Today Local residents are again receiving calls from scam artists pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service and other governmental agencies. Regardless who the scammer claims to be, the demand is always basically the same:  Go buy a bunch of gift cards and call back with the numbers.  At least one area resident actually fell for the scheme. Today, ...
    • News Parachute—A Grand Junction man was killed in a rollover accident early Sunday morning west of Parachute.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, 22 year old Devan Cruz Carderea was heading east on I-70 around 4-am when he lost control of his Dodge Ram pickup near mile marker 68.  Troopers say Carderea drifted off ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Game of the Week: Rifle Edges Olathe Twice; Heartache Remains OLATHE (1/22/11) – “Whether we win or lose doesn’t take away the heartache,” Rifle boys basketball coach Chris Lowther said after his team had just won its second straight one-point victory, resuming league play after the tragic death of junior Austin Booth due to a sudden attack of influenza. “Were still hurting,” Lowther ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/21/2011) THE RIFLE BEARS WILL HOST THE ROARING FORK RAMS AT 6 AND 7:30. IT’S THE FIRST GAME FOR RIFLE SINCE THE DEATH OF THEIR TEAMMATE, AUSTIN BOOTH. THE BOYS TIP OFF AT 6 WHILE THE GIRLS PLAY AT 7:30. A SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD PRIOR TO THE FIRST GAME ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/19/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL….. THE GLENWOOD DEMONS WERE SWEPT BY THE 5-A FRUITA-MONUMENT WILDCATS LAST NIGHT IN FRUITA. THE LADY DEMONS LOST 62-53 WHILE THE GLENWOOD BOYS WERE BEATEN BY 18 POINTS. GLENWOOD WILL HOST THE EAGLE VALLEY DEVILS TOMORROW NIGHT. IN PARACHUTE, THE GRAND VALLEY LADY CARDINALS GOT ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/18/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL _______________________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS TRAVEL TO FRUITA FOR A NON-LEAGUE SHOWDOWN WITH THE WILDCATS. THE LADY DEMONS TIP OFF AT 5:30 FOLLOWED BY THE BOYS AT 7 O’CLOCK. BOTH GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON KMTS. THE GRAND VALLEY CARDINALS WILL WELCOME THE ASPEN SKIERS TO PARACHUTE TONIGHT AT 5:30 AND ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/17/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THE GLENWOOD DEMONS BOY’S TEAM WENT 2 AND 0 OVER THE WEEEKEND BY BEATING DELTA AND PALISADE. THE LADY DEMONS LOST TO DELTA FRIDAY NIGHT AND BOUNCED BACK AGAINST PALISADE ON SATURDAY. TOMORROW NIGHT, THE DEMONS TRAVEL TO FRUITA-MONUMENT FOR A NON-NEAGUE SHOWDOWN WITH THE 5-A WILDCATS AT 5-30 AND 7. ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/14/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ______________________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS HIT THE ROAD TONIGHT TO TAKE ON THE PANTHERS AT DELTA HIGH SCHOOL. THE LADY DEMONS, LOOKING TO REBOUND FROM TUESDAY’S TWO-POINT LOSS TO RIFLE, WILL TIP OFF AT 6 O’CLOCK. THE BOYS WILL BATTLE DELTA AT 7:30. CATCH BOTH GAMES ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/12/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ______________________ THE GLENWOOD DEMONS AND THE RIFLE BEARS SPLIT A PAIR OF GAMES LAST NIGHT AT THE BEAR’S DEN. THE LADY BEARS TOOK THE FIRST GAME 52-50 WHILE THE GLENWOOD BOY’S DEFEATED RIFLE 85-72. AT COAL RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, THE COAL RIDGE LADY TITANS GOT PAST GRAND VALLEY 44-34. IN THE BOY’S CONTEST, THE ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/10/2011) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THE GLENWOOD DEMONS AND RIFLE BEARS BOY’S AND GIRL’S TEAMS ARE BOTH RED HOT AND WILL FACE EACH OTHER TOMORROW NIGHT IN RIFLE AT 6 AND 7:30. BOTH GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON KMTS. THE DENVER BRONCOS ARE STILL INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES FOR THE HEAD COACHING JOB. ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/04/2011) THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON RESUMES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A NUMBER OF LEAGUE CONTESTS INCLUDING THE GLENWOOD DEMONS GIRLS AND BOYS HOSTING THE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SAILORS. KMTS WILL BE ON HAND WITH LIVE COVERAGE.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (12/17/2011) BASKETBALL THE RIFLE BEARS SWEPT THE MOFFAT COUNTY BULLDOGS LAST NIGHT IN THE OPENING ROUND OF THE PALISADE TOURNAMENT. THE LADY BEARS DOMINATED THE ONCE POWERFUL LADY BULLDOGS 53-33. SENIOR CORTNEY CORDOVA LIT UP THE SCOREBOARD WITH 26 POINTS TO LEAD THE WAY. IN THE BOY’S GAME, THE RIFLE BEARS WERE JUST AS ...