From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS RIFLE CREW HELPING WITH SUMMIT COUNTY FIRE Dillon—A 20-person hand crew from Rifle was sent to help fight the wind-whipped wildfire near Dillon.  The Tenderfoot 2 fire has burned about 25 acres since late Monday but is 50 percent contained.  The fire, burning in a large beetle-kill area of lodgepole pine trees along with sage and ...
    • NEWS NO MORE ARRESTS EXPECTED IN MAJOR DRUG BUST Glenwood Springs—No additional arrests are anticipated in connection to a pair of huge drug rings that were busted by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT). Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says they’ve taken everyone linked to the separate illicit drug operations that stretched across the Colorado River ...
    • NEWS PROGRESS ON FLAT TOPS FIRE Meeker—The Himes Peak Fire in the Flat Tops Wilderness is now 25% contained. According to information from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit, a water-dropping helicopter and several single engine air tankers were able to line about 90% of the fire with slurry.  The size of the lightning-caused fire east ...
    • NEWS COLORADO UNDER SMOKY SKIES Undated—The fires around the west forced state and local health officials to issue an Air Quality Health Advisory today.  It was issued for most of Western Colorado including the following counties; Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Moffat, Delta, Gunnison, Jackson, Grand, Rio Blanco and Routt.  The largest and nearest fire is outside of Steamboat ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE ARTIST KILLED IN OREGON CRASH Carbondale—A Carbondale artist and former Aspen Skiing Company ski instructor was killed recently in a single car accident in a remote part of Oregon.  Authorities say 35 year old Angus Graham died this past Saturday when his car rolled down a steep embankment near the small town of Glendale in ...
    • NEWS GW ARTS CENTER NEEDS TO MOVE Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is searching for a new home. Last night the city council held a special meeting and voted 5 to 1 to end the 10 dollar a year rental agreement of the old hydroelectric building.  The center has until the end of the ...
    • Hanging Lake Plan Would Cut the Number of Visitors by Half Each Day GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says Hanging Lake has continued to see a large increase in visitation over the last decade. Up to 1,200 visitors venture to the lake a day during the summer. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports the Forest Service on Tuesday released its long-awaited management plan for the ...
    • Portion of Grand Avenue Bridge Falls Onto Railroad Tracks Shortly after 8:00 tonight, a portion of the Grand Avenue Bridge fell onto the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Glenwood Springs. It’s not known if this collapse was intentional, but use of the Colorado River has been restricted since Monday at midnight as a precaution.
    • NEWS GARCO LOOKING FOR PARTY STATUS IN AIR QUALITY CONTROL Glenwood Springs—What’s right for the front range may not be right for the Western Slope.  Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky wants a place at the table when it comes to air quality control.  The board is asking for party status to have a say on statewide air ...
    • GWS Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver Glenwood Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who fled from a head-on accident in West Glenwood last weekend that sent two people to the hospital in serious condition. Investigators say that a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Highway 6 just after 9:30 Sunday night when it hit ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, July 9th BRONCOS EXEC BUSTED IN BRECKENRIDGE FOR DUI Breckenridge—Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel and former All-America CU Buffaloes linebacker Matt Russell was arrested last weekend for drunk driving in Breckenridge after rear-ending a police patrol vehicle.  Russell, who won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker in 1996, bonded out of the Summit County jail ...
    • Sports, July 8th ROCKIES SWEPT BY D-BACKS PHOENIX (AP) – Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies. Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh attempt at win No. 10. ...
    • Sports, July 5th ROCKIES AVOID SWEEP AGAINST DODGERS DENVER (AP) – Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday night. Cuddyer, who recently had his team-record, 27-game hitting streak snapped, also added a two-run double as the Rockies avoided being swept by ...
    • Sports, July 3rd   ROCKIES SHUTOUT AT HOME BY KERSHAW, DODGERS DENVER (AP) – Clayton Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season and rookie sensation Yasiel Puig had three more hits, including a solo homer, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.The 22-year-old Puig also added ...
    • Sports, July 2nd LOCAL SWIMMERS HEADING TO STATE COMPETITION Glenwood Springs—Team Sopris is coming off a fourth place finish at last weekend’s Grand Junction Invitational. This weekend, 15 of the team’s best swimmers will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the Rocky Mountain State Games. The Western Slope Championship meet will be held July 19th ...
    • Sports, July 1st AVS PICK FIRST IN DRAFT Denver—The Colorado Avalanche got the first overall pick in yesterday’s NHL draft. The Avs chose 17 year old forward and scoring phenom Nathan McKinnon.  The 6-1, 185 pounder is from the same hometown as Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. ROCKIES LOSE FINALE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies lost to the San Francisco ...
    • Sports, June 28th NBA DRAFT DAY INCLUDES WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’ DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies and have also dealt their first-round pick in Thursday night’s draft to the Utah Jazz. The Nuggets didn’t want to pay another young prospect to sit on their bench. So, they traded Frenchman Rudy ...
    • Sports, June 27th TULO FEELING BETTER Denver—(AP)Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says his broken rib is healing and he hopes to return in time to help his team make a run at an NL West title. Tulowitzki says he has begun some light throwing and the injury feels more like a “bruise” after two weeks on the ...
    • Sports, June 26th ROCKIES LOSE TO RED SOX AGAIN Boston—The Colorado Rockies were clobbered by the Red Sox last night in Boston, 11 to 4. Dustin Pedroia had four RBI in leading Boston’s offensive attack. Today, Roy Oswalt (0-1) pitches for the Rockies against John Lackey (4-5) in the finale of a two-game series with the Boston Red Sox. ...
    • Sports, June 24th LONDON (AP) – Recently crowned French Open champ Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) was ousted from Wimbledon today on the first day of play. Nadal, who is a two-time winner of the event, was beaten by Steve Darcis (DAR’-see) of Belgium, the 135th ranked player in the world, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. Like Nadal, Sara Errani (ehr-RAH’-nee) ...