From the KMTS News Room:

    • Glenwood Springs Water To be Restored
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Showers, car washes and other non-essential water use can resume at 5 o’clock this afternoon in Glenwood Springs. The raw water main on Red Mountain Drive has been repaired. The line broke Wednesday just before noon and forced the city water department to shut it off right away.  Water reserves are being refilled.  Officials ...
    • Carbondale Sinkhole Repaired
      CARBONDALE—10 truckloads delivered 125 tons of road base material to repair the massive sinkhole in Carbondale. The hole was discovered Wednesday by C-DOT employee Tim Holbrook who was filling a pothole on Highway 133.  Holbrook said, “I thought I was staring down into my tomb and grave.”  The sinkhole was 12 feet deep and 15 ...
    • West Glenwood Springs House Fire
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Three people managed to escape a house fire unharmed in West Glenwood Springs two nights ago. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a fire started on the third floor of a house on Mountain Shadow Drive around 7:30 Wednesday night. The 911 call was made at 7:48. Crews arrived within six ...
    • COVID Relief Effort Successful in Rifle
      RIFLE—Several Rifle business owners were able to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 outbreak and shutdown thanks to federal emergency loans. Katie Mackley with Rifle Regional Economic Development Corporation (RREDC) handled the distribution of the loans for the city.  She says the first round of loans and grants through the CARES Act was completed ...
    • The Masks May Soon Come Off in Glenwood Springs
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mandatory mask ordinance is still in effect but it may go away in a couple of weeks. Many business owners and citizens have complained about one word in the ordinance; indefinitely. Mayor Jonathan Godes understands their concerns and made a motion to drop the word entirely. The council voted unanimously to consider lifting ...
    • Northbound Highway 133 Closed in Carbondale Due to Sinkhole
      Update: All lanes of Highway 133 opened the evening of June 18. The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed northbound Highway 133 just south of the Main Street intersection due to a 12-foot-deep sinkhole. C-DOT officials say the detour around the sinkhole will add approximately 10 minutes of travel time.
    • Local Firefighter Training at Aspen Airport Next Week
      Teams of local firefighters will hone their skills on how to respond to airport emergencies next week at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The Sardy Field Fire Department will conduct live burn training next Monday through Friday involving a mobile aircraft training prop. The annual training, required by the FAA, allows firefighters to train in realistic ...
    • Hickenlooper Apologizes
      DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has apologized for comments he made six years ago comparing politicians to slaves being whipped to row “an ancient slave ship.” Tay Anderson, a black Denver school board member, tweeted a video Monday morning of Hickenlooper making the quip. Hickenlooper says he recognizes that his 2014 comments ...
    • Southwest Colorado Wildfire
      DURANGO— A lightning-caused wildfire near Durango has led to the evacuation of more than two dozen homes and is fast approaching 3,000 acres in size. The fire started Saturday and was burning on private and BLM land about 20 miles west of Durango. Mandatory evacuation orders were in place Sunday and Monday for 23 homes ...
    • Elected Officials Address Downtown Glenwood Businesses
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A public rally was held late Monday afternoon in Glenwood Springs’ downtown business district as a plea for help. A number of business owners and workers are frustrated over the city’s mandatory and indefinite order to wear protective masks in public due to COVID-19.  City Councilman Tony Hershey argued against the ordinance and was ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE LADY BEARS ADVANCE WITH 41-40 UPSET AT WELD CENTRAL
      KEENESBURG, CO (2/26/20) — Rifle sophomore Jamie Caron is the third-leading scorer in the Western Slope League, so when she scored eight points in the final 2:20 of the number 43-seed Lady Bears’ 41-40 upset victory at number 22 Weld Central in the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, it was not unexpected. The ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Finish Perfect 12-0 League Seasons
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/21/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was just 30 seconds from its first defeat in sixteen games when John “Iceman” Iuele stepped back on the right wing and launched a 3-pointer for the tie. Swish! “We worked so hard, we weren’t going to give it up (an undefeated Western Slope League ...
    • 15 Local Wrestlers will be Competing at the State Meet
      DENVER—The Rifle High School wrestling team got a police escort as the buses headed to Denver for the three day State High School meet at the Pepsi Center.  The Bears’ grapplers vying for medals include; Hunter Bercher,106 lbs., Caleb Gieselman, 120 lbs., Cauy Smith, 126 lbs., Talon Cordova, 132 lbs., Bryce Rowley, 138 lbs., Dillon ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Teams Clinch League Titles at Steamboat
      STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/15/20) – Ella Johnson had missed all twelve of her three-point attempts this season when she launched a buzzer beater just before halftime as the Glenwood Lady Demons battled from behind at Steamboat Springs. To the delight of the Glenwood fans who had made the three-hour trip, Johnson’s shot splashed in, tying a ...
    • Mel Tucker to Leave CU After Only one Season
      EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State’s football program, according to two people familiar with the decision. One person tells The Associated Press that the school’s governing board has scheduled a meeting to approve the hire. Tucker would succeed Mark Dantonio, the school’s all-time winningest coach, who recently retired. ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Streaks Alive! Demon Girls Win Late, Boys Roll Past Summit County
      FRISCO (2-4-20) – A minute into the fourth quarter, the Glenwood Lady Demons held a 4-point lead when Summit County put back a missed shot … AND SUDDENLY THE SCORE WAS TIED. Glenwood coach Rhonda Moser protested the erasure of her team’s 43-41 lead, but the referees said the home scorebook was official. Qwynn Massie’s twisting ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS GO TO 10-0 IN LEAGUE
      EDWARDS (1/31/20) – Coming to Battle Mountain used to pose no threat for Glenwood basketball teams – no more. Both the Demon boys and girls remained undefeated in Western Slope League play after hard-fought, come-from-behind wins over the Huskies. Natalya Taylor poured in 25 points as the Lady Demons steadily pulled away to a 58-34 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS TAKE FIRST-PLACE SHOWDOWN WITH STEAMBOAT; BEARS SPLIT WITH DEVILS
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/20) – Both the Glenwood Springs boys and girls team remained undefeated in 2020 with wins over Steamboat Springs Saturday. The Lady Demons started slowly but a 29-8 second-half explosion buried the Sailors, 52-21 for their sixth straight win. The boys game was a different story, as Steamboat was 4-0 in Western Slope League, ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS SURVIVE EAGLE 3-BOMBS; GIRLS ROUT DEVILS
      GYPSUM (1/21/20) – In 2018, Eagle Valley’s boys basketball team attempted 963 three-point shots. Three Devil gunslingers accounted for over 600 of those triples, and the team averaged 70 points a game for the season. How did they fare? They won only seven of 23 games, but every night was a shootout. The Glenwood Springs boys ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Clutch Free Throws Overcome Lujan Heroics as Glenwood Sweeps Rifle and Central
      RIFLE (1/17/19) – Glenwood senior Mitchell Burt has made over 80 per cent of his free throws this season and an astonishing 57 per cent of his 3-point attempts, so his making four at the line in the final seconds of a 49-45 win at Western Slope League rival Rifle should not come as a ...