From the KMTS News Room:

    • John McCain, Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero, dies at 81 (SEDONA, Ariz.) — Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John S. McCain died Saturday, months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. He was 81. McCain served in the United States Senate for three decades, was first elected in 1986, and was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. McCain ran twice unsuccessfully ...
    • Trial Set For Glenwood Springs Man In Wife’s Murder Glenwood Springs—It’s been nearly two years since Bianca Jurado was gunned down in an apartment south of Glenwood Springs.  Her ex-husband, the man police believe pulled the trigger will finally stand trial for first degree murder.  Last summer, 29 year old Gustavo Olivo-Tellez originally entered a plea of not guilty but changed to an insanity ...
    • Rifle Man Gets Life Sentence For Wife’s 2000 Murder Mount Pleasant, Iowa—A man from Rifle will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife nearly two decades ago in Iowa. A district judge sentenced 58 year old Michael Syperda to the life sentence for the death of Elizabeth Syperda.  She was 22 years old at the time ...
    • Early Morning Quake Reported In Rio Blanco County White River City—An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale was reported this morning around 2 o’clock in a remote area of Rio Blanco County. According to information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered about 20 miles west of Meeker near the sparsely populated town of White River City.  The quake was ...
    • Carbondale Overdose Investigation Nets Second Arrest Carbondale/Grand Junction—A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a Carbondale man.  The Drug Enforcement Administration says 52 year old Bruce Holder has been indicted on charges of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and distribution resulting in serious bodily injury.  Agents believe Holder was dealing the drug along with ...
    • Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Drilling Setback Initiative Denver—Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues but the candidates hoping to be the next governor of Colorado do agree that Citizen’s Ballot Initiative 97 would be bad for the state.  Appearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit, Stapleton, the Republican candidate and Democrat, Polis both say ...
    • Local Wildfire Updates Rifle/Meeker—Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents worried about the Cache Creek Wildfire are encouraged to attend tonight’s public information meeting at the Grand Valley Fire Station #1.  Officials with the Type-3 Incident Management will discuss and answer questions about the fire’s behavior over the last week as well as current and future plans of attack.  The ...
    • Firefighters Challenged by Cache Creek Fire Rifle—The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle is going to kick up a lot of smoke for a long time.  Fire Operations Chief Jim Genung informed a packed house at last night’s public information meeting in Battlement Mesa that due to the challenging conditions and terrain, the size of the fire grew to over 2,500 ...
    • Truck Fire Near Glenwood Vapor Caves Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A late morning truck fire near the vapor caves shut down westbound I-70 for over an hour Thursday.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a mechanical failure in the pickup truck’s gas tank caused the vehicle to erupt in flames that also sparked a small brush fire near the bike path.  ...
    • Garfield Commissioners Meet with Parachute Trustees Parachute—Town leaders in Parachute believe the future is bright for the community.  During a workshop last night, the board of trustees talked about ways the county can continue to partner with the town to address certain needs and projects to strengthen the local economy. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says extending transit service to Parachute with a ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT Carbondale—The 6th seeded Pearls of Colorado Rocky Mountain School will host #11 Resurrection Christian this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The winner will play Dawson School Friday afternoon at 4. May 8th is the day of competition for the Coal Ridge Titans in the 3A state tournament. Coal Ridge with ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKET Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans earned an 11 seed in the Colorado State High School 3A state tournament bracket of 32. Coal Ridge, which took second place in the Western Slope, will take on number 22 Sterling this Friday in a round one game in Greeley. The Colorado Rocky ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Seniors Hand Palisade First League Loss in Finale WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/2/15) – For seven Glenwood Springs senior baseball players, their final game was both bitter and sweet, as the Demons’ disappointing season ended on a definite high note with a 5-4 win over the previously undefeated Western Slope League champion Palisade Bulldogs. “It (the season) couldn’t have ended better for this group of ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth inning and Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the seventh, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Dickerson’s had his third solo shot in two days despite playing with pain in his left ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demon Bats Awake to Earn Split in Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(4/11/15) – After 14 scoreless innings in league play, the Glenwood Springs Demons walked their way to a 10-0 split of a doubleheader in Steamboat behind the one-hit pitching of Chase Nieslanik and finally a big hit with runners on base. Luke Ray delivered the big blow, a bases-loaded triple in the 5th inning of ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS UNVEIL BRIGHT FUTURE IN 10-1 WIN OVER RAMS WEST GLENWOOD(4/9/15) – With playoff hopes all but extinguished by a 1-0 loss at Rifle on Tuesday, hope for the future was kindled two days later when freshman Davis Deaton made his varsity mound debut. The lefthander threw three no-hit innings for a 10-1 non-league win over Roaring Fork, walking only one and striking out ...
    • KMTS Baseball: NIESLANIK POWERS DEMONS TO SPLIT WITH DELTA WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/4/15) – If Chase Nieslanik doesn’t have a prom date already, who could possibly refuse the senior lefthander after his walk-off grand slam and 12-strikeout, complete game led Glenwood Springs to a 12-2 win and doubleheader split with Delta Saturday. The Demons (2-6, 2-3 WSL) committed six errors and several other gaffs in ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Glenwood Demons lost to the Eagle Valley Devils 11 to 4 Tuesday afternoon in West Glenwood.  The Demons committed 6 errors and fell to 1 and 2 on the season.  Glenwood will play in a tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Manitou Springs.  SOCCER Glenwood—-3      Delta—-0 Grand Valley—5    Rifle—3 Roaring Fork—-3    Basalt—–1   SPRING BASEBALL Los Angeles ...
    • Rifle High School Sanctioned for Videographer’s Sideline Infraction On November 22, 2014, the Rifle High School Football Team beat Fort Morgan 35-7 to advance to the State Championship game for the second time in three years.  Also that day, someone filming the game apparently encroached into a protected area of the field–too close to Fort Morgan’s team box.  Since schools are responsible for any “media” ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS DROP LEAGUE OPENER TO HUSKIES WEST GLENWOOD (3/14/15) – The Battle Mountain Huskies, who dropped a doubleheader to Glenwood Springs last season by a combined score of 25-1, got the jump on the Demons 5-4 in their season and Western Slope League opener Saturday. The Huskies (2-2) had already played three games and the advantage showed as Glenwood pitchers walked seven ...