From the KMTS News Room:

    • Time to Talk Budget in Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs’ 2018 budget of over 16 million dollars will be the primary focus of tonight’s city council meeting.  With a brand new bridge and improved access to the downtown business district, city officials are expected revenues to exceed 17 million dollars next year.  Just under four million dollars is being earmarked for the ...
    • Changes Afoot at River District Glenwood Springs—Some big changes are ahead for the Colorado River Water Conservation District.  Longtime General Manager Eric Kuhn is stepping down soon and will be succeeded by local attorney and water expert Andy Mueller.  River district board Vice President Dave Merritt says this is a sign of things to come.  He says several senior executives ...
    • Suspected ‘Crips’ Gang Member Busted In Garfield County Parachute—A man with ties to the infamous Los Angeles street gang known as the “Crips” is in the Garfield County Jail after being busted recently in Parachute.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 47 year old Nathaniel Arlington was found hiding in a suitcase in an apartment bedroom and taken into custody ...
    • CRMS Grad Commits Suicide After Girlfriend Dies in Avalanche Carbondale—A renowned mountain climber and outdoor adventurist from Carbondale who took his own life after his girlfriend died in an avalanche last weekend in Montana, left exact directions for recovery teams to find her body.  According to a letter left behind by 27 year old Hayden Kennedy, he survived the slide but, “not the unbearable ...
    • Fundraiser for Hernandez Family New Castle—The New Castle family that suffered a devastating loss of three members in a horrific accident nearly two weeks ago needs the community’s help.  A fundraiser is planned for the Hernandez family on October 20th at Burning Mountain Park in New Castle.  A potluck, silent auction and concert will be held to help the ...
    • Aspen Court Hearing for Member of Kennedy Family Aspen—The grandson of Robert F. Kennedy who pled guilty in an Aspen bar fight last year is asking for criminal and court records to be sealed.  A petition was filed on behalf of John Conor Kennedy after the case was dismissed by prosecutors.  Kennedy pled guilty in February to disorderly conduct and was given a ...
    • Fiber Optic Cable Cut in Carbondale UPDATE: After a nearly 12 hour outage, telephone and internet service was restored just after midnight. Pitkin County officials say a severed fiber optic cable in the Carbondale area is to blame for a telephone and internet outage today. Services affected include cellular and landline telephone as well as internet. Telephone service at Aspen Valley Hospital is ...
    • NEWS DOWNTOWN GW TRAFFIC REDUCED Glenwood Springs—It took a few days for people to catch on but eventually the detours through Glenwood Springs paid dividends during the early stages of the Grand Avenue Bridge Project.  Project spokesman Tom Newland says traffic counts were done the week after school started.  He says between September 9th and the 15th ...
    • NEWS DEATH TOLL NOW UP TO THREE IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH NEAR RIFLE Rifle—Three members of a New Castle family including two young girls were killed early this morning after the SUV they were in hit a bear on westbound I-70 near Rifle and rolled several times through the median into the eastbound lanes.  Four others in ...
    • NEWS DEADLY EARLY MORNING ROLLOVER NEAR RIFLE Rifle—A man and a child were killed and five people were injured early this morning when a Chevy SUV hit a bear on westbound I-70 and rolled several times near Rifle. According to early reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the vehicle rolled through the median and into the eastbound ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • The Pac 12 taking care of KMTS with a media tent and lots of schwag
    • Sports, July 24th BRONCOS RELEASE LB ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos are saving $3.5 million with the release of linebacker Joe Mays, who lost his starting job and then broke his left leg last season. Not long after signing for $12 million over three years, Mays was suspended a game and docked $50,000 for an illegal hit on ...
    • Sports, July 23rd BRONCOS-MILLER Broncos’ Von Miller says he did nothing wrong ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Faced with a possible four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, Broncos linebacker Von Miller insists he did nothing wrong. He said through Twitter that he is confident “this’ll be resolved fairly.” A person with knowledge of the situation told The ...
    • Sports, July 22nd BRONCOS LB SUSPENDED FOR A MONTH ENGLEWOOD (AP) — Faced with a possible four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, Broncos linebacker Von Miller insists he did nothing wrong. He said through Twitter that he is confident “this’ll be resolved fairly.”A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Miller will miss ...
    • Sports, July 19th ROCKIES BACK IN ACTION AFTER ALL-STAR BREAK Denver—The Colorado Rockies hope to make a move on the leaders in the National League West with a 10-game homestand starting tonight.  The Rockies take on the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three-game weekend series.  Jorge De La Rosa will be going for his 9th win of ...
    • Sports, July 17th GOLD MEDAL SKIER IN FAILING HEALTH The family of former Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson says he is dealing with a life-threatening infection that has attacked his major organs and that he no longer wants to go through treatment. Hospitalized since June 29, Johnson’s mother said in a phone interview the one-time daredevil skier refuses a ...
    • Sports, July 16th ROCKIES’ CUDDYER JUST MISSES HR DERBY FINALS New York, NY—Colorado Rockies’ All-Star outfielder Michael Cuddyer managed to put 15 baseballs in the cheap seats last night during the first round of the home run derby at CitiField in New York.  Unfortunately he was edged out in the finals by 20 year old second year phenom Bryce ...
    • Sports, July 12th ROCKIES-DODGERS Streaking Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Capuano pitched shutout ball for 6 1/3 innings, Mark Ellis drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Thursday night for their fifth win in a row. The Dodgers moved above .500 for the first time since ...
    • Sports, July 11th HOGBACK HUSTLE COMING TO NEW CASTLE New Castle—The popular “Hogback Hustle” will be held this Saturday morning in New Castle.  The annual 5k run and family fun walk begins in the City Market parking lot and finishes at Burning Mountain Park downtown.  For information contact the recreation department at newcastlerec.com. ROCKIES EDGE PADRES, BATTLE RED HOT DODGERS ...
    • Sports, July 10th ROCKIES LOSE TO PADRES SAN DIEGO (AP) – Eric Stults pitched a four-hitter, Alexi Amarista drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres snapped their 10-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Stults (7-7) struck out five and walked three in the complete game, supporting his cause with ...