From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • End of the Line for Virgilli Glenwood Springs—Her work in Glenwood Springs is done. The woman who helped transform the city from a quaint tourist town into a world class, award-winning travel destination is calling it quits.  Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association President and CEO Marianne Virgilli is officially retiring at the end of the year.  During her 32 year career ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, June 17th NUGGETS FILL FRONT OFFICE VACANCY The Denver Nuggets have hired Tim Connelly as executive vice president of basketball operations. Team President Josh Kroenke confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that Connelly will take over for Masai Ujiri, who left to become general manager of the Toronto Raptors. Connelly has been the ...
    • Sports, June 14th BANGED UP ROCKIES LOSE RUBBER GAME TO NATIONALS DENVER (AP) – Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and the Washington Nationals beat the depleted Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday. The Rockies lost four players and a coach, as well as the rubber match of the three-game series. ...
    • Sports, June 13th BRONCOS SHOW VETERAN RUNNING BACK THE DOOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year. The 31-year-old running back is the NFL’s active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. ...
    • Sports, June 12th ALL CONFERENCE HONORS FOR LOCAL LACROSSE PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—A pair of Glenwood Springs High School Lacrosse players earned all conference honors for their performances during the 2013 season. Demons’ Senior Trip Axtell was named first team All Mountain League while his teammate, Josiah Maner earned second team honors. ROCKIES BEAT NATIONALS, GAIN GROUND ...
    • Sports, June 11th ROCKIES HOST NATIONALS TONIGHT Denver—The Colorado Rockies host the Washington Nationals tonight at Coors Field. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for the Rockies while Dan Haren toes the rubber for the Nationals. The Rockies are 34 and 30 and in third place in the National League West, 2 games behind the first place ...
    • Sports, June 10th FOWLER’S FOURTH HIT OF THE DAY WINS THE GAME FOR ROCKIES Denver—Dexter Fowler had four hits on the day including the game winner that drove in DJ LeMahieu with decisive run as the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8 to 7 in 10 innings. Troy Tulowitzki hit his 16th home run of the season. ...
    • Sports, June 6th EMILY JOHNSON 3 ON 3 SOCCER TOURNAMENT Glenwood Springs—The 5th annual Emily Johnson 3 on 3 soccer tournament will be played this Saturday and Sunday at the Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The competitive tournament is a scholarship fundraiser named after Emily, who was killed in an ATV accident in 2008. ROCKIES LOSE ...
    • Sports, June 6th WILD WEST RODEO KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN C’DALE Carbondale—The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo kicks off the summer of competition tonight at the Gus Darien Arena. The gates open at 5:30. Slack starts at 6 and the Grand Entry begins at 7:30 every Thursday night through August 22nd. GEORGE KARL LET GO BY THE NUGGETS DENVER (AP) – George ...
    • Sports, June 5th COAL RIDGE HUSBAND AND WIFE COACHES EARN STATE HONORS Peach Valley—Coal Ridge Track and Field coaches and husband and wife Meggie and Ben Kirk were named by the Denver Post as the coaches of the year for 3A. The Coal Ridge boy’s team took 2nd place in the State Track and Field Championships. COAL RIDGE YOUTH ...