From the KMTS News Room:

    • Firefighter Recruiting Underway Glenwood Springs—The Bureau of Land Management and the forest service is looking for a few good men AND  women to help fight wildfires.  Firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit are hosting recruiting sessions this fall and winter.  David Boyd with the BLM says the hope is to spur the interest in wildland ...
    • Former Arts Center Director Charged Today, the Glenwood Springs Police Department issued a summons to former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director, Christina Brusig. A Press Release from Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson indicates that Brusig was charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor Theft. Wilson did not give specifics in the release, but did indicate the summons was ...
    • Glenwood Street Maintenance a Concern With New Budget Glenwood Springs—To some disgruntled Glenwood Springs citizens, the city’s allotment for street maintenance falls short of what’s needed. Prior to to the the city council’s unanimous approval of the 17 million dollar, 2018 budget, John Stevens said 875 thousand dollars for streets doesn’t cut it.  Stevens says his street and others around town are in ...
    • Resort Visits Down, Spending Up DENVER (AP) – Visits to Colorado resort towns may be slowing, but spending is not. The Denver Post reports sales-tax collections in Colorado resort towns notched another record this summer, marking five consecutive years of steadily increasing summer spending. Taxable summertime spending in destinations such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Telluride, Winter Park and ...
    • Deadly Crash on I-70 GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Authorities say two people are dead after a truck crossed a highway median and struck another truck in Grand Junction on Sunday. Firefighters say a third person was taken to the hospital. Two police vehicles being used to direct traffic on Interstate 70 were struck by a pickup truck about an ...
    • Colorado Soldier’s Elk Stolen Gypsum—The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the brazen thief or thieves who stole a hunter’s hard-earned harvest right out of the bed of his pick-up truck; the head of a 6 x 6 bull elk.  The sad thing is the elk was the first one ever bagged by this hunter, a Colorado soldier.  ...
    • Hunter, Hiker Rescued Near Possum Creek Glenwood Springs—An injured hiker and a lost hunter had to be rescued above Canyon Creek Wednesday night in two separate incidents. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the hiker fell and suffered injuries to both knees.  He and his wife were hiking in steep terrain in the Possum Creek area about six ...
    • Colorado Rocky Mountain School to Host Memorial For Renowned Climber Carbondale—When he graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in 2009, teachers and classmates knew he was destined for great heights. Hayden Michael Kennedy certainly reached those heights as an accomplished, adventurous and respected mountain climber.  This weekend, his mother, father and many friends will gather at CRMS to remember Hayden.  The 27 year old Carbondale ...
    • Halloween Heat is On Glenwood Springs—The thought of getting a DUI on Halloween weekend should be very frightening.  If you drink and drive in Colorado between tonight and November 1st, there’s a good chance your next costume will be a jail-issued jump suit.  113 law enforcement agencies across the state will turn up the heat looking for drivers that ...
    • Garfield County Woman Takes Sanctuary in Local Church Carbondale—A Silt woman who immigrated from Mexico 16 years ago has now taken refuge in a Carbondale church to avoid being deported.  Sandra Lopez and her 2 year old daughter are now being sheltered at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Church.  They moved there last week when officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied her ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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) ...
    • Sports, June 21st CARBONDALE SET TO HOST BICYCLE TOUR OF COLORADO Carbondale—The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is coming to Carbondale. Race organizers expect cyclists to arrive Monday afternoon around 2. STRAWBERRY SHORTCUT Glenwood Springs—A huge field of competitors is expected for the 36th annual Strawberry Shortcut this Sunday morning. Three events are scheduled beginning with the 10k at 7 o’clock, ...
    • Sports, June 20th DENVER (AP) – New Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says re-signing free agent shooting guard Andre Igoudala is his No. 1 priority. Connelly was formally introduced on Thursday by team president Josh Kroenke. Connelly tells reporters that “the last guy we talked to before coming in for this press conference ...
    • Rapids Coach, Defender Suspended by MLS COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja and defender Hendry Thomas have been suspended one game by MLS for their actions against San Jose last week. Both served their suspensions Wednesday when the Rapids travel to Chicago. They each drew fines from the league as well. Pareja drew a suspension when he left his area and entered ...
    • Blue Jays Beat Rockies 8-3, Oswalt to Start Today TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Tuesday night. Toronto has its longest winning streak since a 10-game run in late 2008. Esmil Rogers (3-2) worked 6 2-3 innings to beat his former team and win ...
    • Sports, June 18th ROCKIES SHUTOUT BY BLUE JAYS TORONTO (AP) – Maicer Izturis hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth consecutive game Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 behind Josh Johnson and two relievers. Johnson struck out a season-high 10 over 7 1-3 innings but remained winless ...