From the KMTS News Room:

    • Eastbound I-70 Closed Due To Major Early Morning Accident UPDATE, Eastbound I-70 is Open! Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, a pair of motorcyclists laid down their bikes to avoid a bear on the interstate. A semi-truck clipped one of the motorcycles and the semi-truck was soon engulfed in flames. The fire caused several explosions that were heard throughout much of New Castle. Fortunately, there were ...
    • Drug Dealing Brothers Busted In Garfield County Glenwood Springs—A sizable methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin trafficking operation in Garfield and Eagle County has been shut down following a nearly year-long undercover investigation.  The main suspects, brothers Jose Alejandro Flores-Alba and Agustin Flores-Alba are in custody.  According to information from the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) one undercover officer buy netted about two ...
    • Eagle County Investing In Mental Health Resources Eagle—After a record year for suicides in Eagle County, officials have decided to invest more money to expand mental health resources.  The Eagle County Board of Commissioners committed a half million dollars based on recommendations from the county’s new Mental Health Advisory Committee.  Mental health providers in the county say calls for service have gone ...
    • More Western Colorado Communities Banning Fireworks Grand Junction—If you want Fourth of July fireworks this year, you might have to go to Disneyland.  More communities in Western Colorado have decided to ban Independence Day pyrotechnics because of the extreme fire danger.  The Mesa County Board of Commissioners approved a ban on the sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas this week.  Megan ...
    • Aspen Food Pantry Closed This Week Due to an unexpected construction project, the LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry will be closed Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.  Please visit our website at www.liftup.org for other LIFT-UP Pantry locations and times.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to re-open next week. The LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry is located at ...
    • C-DOT Looks for Grants to Help with Highway 13 Improvements State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker can be treacherous any time of year. The Colorado Department of Transportation is anxious to make a number improvements to the busy highway to make it safer. Dewayne Sabbadel is a grant writer with C-DOT and says it’s high on the priority list. Sabbadel says last fall, C-DOT applied ...
    • Man Missing After Jumping Into Grand Junction Canal GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a man who jumped into a canal while fleeing state troopers in western Colorado might have drowned. The man, whose name has not been released, was pulled over at the Palisade exit off Interstate 70 on Tuesday evening and ran away down a small embankment while troopers searched his ...
    • Expanded Bus Service and WE-cycle Updates Aim to Reduce Traffic Aspen, CO – Commuters and residents are encouraged to evaluate public transit options alternatives during the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project. A central option for commuter traffic and cross-town access is the bus system. The City of Aspen approved two additional buses between the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Rubey Park to ...
    • Brett Young, LOCASH and more accept Craig Campbell’s Cornhole Challenge during CMA Fest Who is country music’s best cornhole competitor? We’ll find out June 5, as Brett Young, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, newcomer Tegan Marie and others show up to toss a few bean bags for Craig Campbell‘s 6th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge
    • Nashville notes Kelsea Ballerini will play the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards May 22 in Los Angeles. Legendary TV producer Norman Lear will also give actress Rita Morena the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony at the Four Season Beverly Wilshire

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rockies Beat Brewers, Shift Players DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki homered early, then doubled to start a two-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Colorado Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. Michael Cuddyer, Dexter Fowler and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who salvaged a split of their 10-game homestand. Yuniesky Betancourt and Norichika Aoki homered and ...
    • 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 ...