From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, June 4th ROCKIES LOSE TO REDS Cincinnati, OH—The Colorado Rockies lost to the Reds in Cincinnati 3 to nothing. Reds’ starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo held the Rockies to four singles over 8 innings. BRONCOS ROOKIE TIGHT END IMPRESSING COACHES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The most intriguing new face turning heads at the Denver Broncos’ offseason workouts isn’t Montee ...
    • Sports, May 31st ASTROS-ROCKIES Astros use 6-run sixth inning to top Rockies, 7-5 DENVER (AP) – Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez hit consecutive homers during a six-run sixth, Lucas Harrell won for the first time in six starts and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday to sweep the two-game series at Coors Field. ...
    • Sports, May 29th Cuddyer hits RBI single in 9th, Rockies top Astros HOUSTON (AP) – Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that gave the Colorado Rockies a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros yesterday. Troy Tulowitzki doubled off Houston closer Jose Veras to ...
    • Sports, May 28th CU LOOKING FOR NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, BOHN RESIGNS BOULDER (AP) – Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn is resigning effective June 3. Chancellor Philip DiStefano said today in a written statement that he had accepted Bohn’s resignation. Reasons for the resignation weren’t disclosed. ROCKIES EDGE ASTROS IN HOUSTON HOUSTON (AP) – Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI ...
    • Sports, May 24th PATRICK ROY BACK WITH THE AVS AS THE NEW HEAD COACH DENVER (AP) – Patrick Roy has been hired as coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The team said Thursday it had reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Fame goaltender to take over as coach and vice president of hockey operations. The 47-year-old ...
    • Sports, May 22nd HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Grand Junction—The annual Western Slope High School All-Star Softball classic is being played tonight under the lights at Bergmann Field at Colorado Mesa University. A handful of local girls are playing Brittany and Erin Neuroth from Rifle High School. ROCKIES BEAT THE D-BACKS IN 10 INNINGS Denver—The Colorado Rockies edged the Arizona Diamondbacks last ...
    • Sports, May 21st BRONCOS LOOK TO VETERAN DEFENSIVE BACK TO SHORE UP SECONDARY ENGLEWOOD. (AP) – The Denver Broncos keep bringing in veteran free-agent cornerbacks and Chris Harris keeps fending them off. He aims to do the same with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Denver this spring. Last season, the Broncos brought in ...
    • Sports, May 20th ROCKIES WIN, TAKE SERIES FROM GIANTS DENVER (AP) – Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday. Dexter Fowler tied a career high with four ...
    • Sports, May 17th CHSAA STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET Lakewood—The Colorado Track and Field State Championship meet continues today and tomorrow at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.  KMTS will be on hand for live updates until the final event Saturday afternoon. ROCKIES LOSE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a 6-run lead on their way to an 8-6 loss to the San ...