From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rifle Trash & Recycling Costs Going Up Rifle—Rifle residents are going to pay a little more this year for trash pick up and recycling.  The city council approved a 4.5% price increase for the services of Mountain Waste and Recycling.  Doug Goldsmith with Mountain Waste says it’s expensive being green.  He says the costs to recycle continue to rise across the globe.  ...
    • Local Man Identified as Suspect and Victim in Officer Involved Shooting New Castle—The man shot and killed by New Castle Police last Saturday afternoon following a high speed chase on I-70 was from the local area. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 43 year old Eric Reynolds of New Castle sustained several gunshot wounds but only one of them was fatal. According to reports from the ...
    • Officer Involved Shooting on Interstate 70 8:05 update: Westbound I-70 open between Canyon Creek and New Castle. 6:50 update: Highway 6 is open just east of New Castle. 6:45 update: Earthbound I-70 is open. Westbound I-70 remains closed from Canyon Creek (exit 109) to New Castle (exit 105). 5:00 PM update: Now highway 6 is closed just east of New Castle too. There is ...
    • New Cave Discovered Near Limestone Quarry Glenwood Springs—A new cave containing possible prehistoric artifacts was recently discovered north of Glenwood Springs that falls within the proposed footprint of the limestone quarry expansion. It’s been nicknamed “Witches Pantry” and the little known, hard-to-access cave might indeed be cursed if the expansion plans are given the go-ahead by the Bureau of Land Management. ...
    • Public Relations Campaign Aimed at Proposed Insurance Changes DENVER (AP) – Two affiliated organizations with ties to hospitals and insurance companies have launched a six-figure public relations ad blitz against the creation of a “public” health insurance option in Colorado. The campaign began in December, well ahead of a 2020 legislative session that’s expected to feature an intense battle over how and whether ...
    • Scammers Get Over a Million by Posing as Construction Company ERIE, Colo. (AP) – Officials in Colorado have reported the town of Erie fell victim to financial fraud after sending more than $1 million to scammers posing as the construction company that built a new bridge connecting town. The town administrator confirmed the incident Monday, saying someone filled out an electronic form asking for the ...
    • Numerous Vehicle Break-Ins Reported Following similar warnings from other law enforcement agencies, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be extra vigilant, following a number of vehicle break-ins over the last several weeks. Public Information Deputy, Walt Stowe, says while a majority of break-ins have occurred between Rifle and Parachute, residents from Basalt to Parachute have ...
    • NORAD Continues a 64 Year Old Tradition PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE (AP) – Christmas Eve is here, and that means millions around the globe are watching Santa’s journey in real time. NORAD Tracks Santa is back, this time with updated technology and mobile apps for real-time updates on Ol’ Saint Nick’s progress. For the young and young-at-heart, you can still call 1-877-HI-NORAD ...
    • The Holiday Spirit is Alive & Well in Fort Collins FORT COLLINS (AP) – The staff of a Colorado restaurant received a joyful bit of Shock and Claus when patrons left a holiday card with a cash tip of $1,100. A group of 11 men left the card and money at Butters AM Eatery in Fort Collins. Breakfast coordinator Tom Schachet says the large tip ...
    • Major Fire in Silverton Causes Service Interruptions & Taxes the Town’s Water Supply SILVERTON (AP) – A fire that destroyed a historic building in a small mountain town in southwestern Colorado over the weekend led to power, internet and cellphone outages and used more than half of the town’s stored water. The fire that started Saturday night in Silverton took nearly 17 hours to extinguish in sub-freezing temperatures ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • High School Volleyball The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons defeated the Summit Tigers in Frisco last night, 3 games to 1.  Glenwood improves to 5 and 0 in the Western Slope, 9 and 3 overall.   The Demons will travel to Palisade tomorrow night for a 6:30 match.
    • KMTS Football: Rifle Machine Recovers to Overcome Demon Upset Bid GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/27/19) – For the first eight minutes of the Glenwood Springs-Rifle rivalry game, the Demons tried on Cinderella’s glass slipper and it appeared the Homecoming week theme of “Find a way,” might possibly have a happy ending. The Bears’ five unanswered touchdowns, following an early Glenwood lead put an end to the Demons’ ...
    • Area Volleyball Games Tonight Roaring Fork at Grand Valley, Varsity starts at 6:30 & Basalt at Coal Ridge, Varsity starts at 6:30  
    • Denver Native, Now Jacksonville Jaguar Returns this Sunday Against the Broncos JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Calais Campbell believes he should have scored in Denver in 2014. But the defensive lineman ended up getting arm-tackled at the 5-yard line by Peyton Manning. It was a trip Campbell will never forget. The gaffe still bothers him to this day. It’s especially painful this week as Campbell and the ...
    • Callahan may not Appear in a Bronco Uniform this Year ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Broncos coach Vic Fangio says cornerback Bryce Callahan will miss between four and six weeks after having a procedure done on his bothersome left foot. Callahan signed a three-year, $21 million deal with Denver in the offseason. He missed most of camp and the first three games after his surgically repaired left ...
    • Demons Look to Upset the Undefeated Huskies Tonight at Stubler Memorial Field The Glenwood Demons are looking for an upset of the undefeated Battle Mountain Huskies tonight at Stubler Memorial Field.  With an 8 and 0 record, the Western Slope’s 1st place team comes into Glenwood with 39 goals scored and a paltry 5 goals surrendered.  The Demons, with a 7-0-1 record, have tallied 17 goals through ...
    • High School Sports Scores & Upcoming Games Softball Rifle-19, Meeker-3 Soccer Glenwood Springs-2, Eagle Valley-1 Salida-3, Coal Ridge-0 Volleyball Palisade-3, Rifle—0 Upcoming Area School Football Games Glenwood vs. Conifer with an early 6pm Kick off at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.  Live broadcast on KMTS & KMTS.com with coverage beginning at 5:45pm. Pueblo County at Rifle – 7pm Coal Ridge at Paonia – 7pm Basalt at Pagosa Springs – 7pm Aspen at Cedaredge – 7pm Tonight’s ...
    • Missy Franklin, Texas Swimmer Exchange Vows DENVER (AP) – Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin has married former Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson in suburban Denver. The 24-year-old Franklin announced Saturday’s wedding via Instagram. The Colorado native won five medals, including four golds, as a 17-year-old at the 2012 London Olympics. She won a gold medal as part of ...
    • As The Avalanche Open Camp, Rantanen is Absent DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche are set to open camp and Mikko Rantanen remains in Finland. The 22-year-old restricted free agent is trying to work out the details of a new deal after a season in which he had 87 points. His teammates are optimistic it will be sorted out soon.  
    • Connections Between The Broncos & The Bears Will be on Display Sunday ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Chicago’s game at Denver this weekend is more than a reunion for the Bears and their ex-defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, now head coach of the Broncos. It’s also Danny Trevathan’s return to Denver, where he helped the Broncos win a Super Bowl. It’s also a chance for Todd Davis to show ...