From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Colorado Man Nabbed in NYC A 25-year-old man from Colorado has been arrested in New York on charges of possessing 40 pounds of the highly potent drug fentanyl. Carlos Ramirez, of Lakewood, was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say it was the largest DEA seizure of fentanyl in New York history. Prosecutors say Ramirez ...
    • Unique Water Rights Deal A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of ...
    • Utah Mine Spill Suit The state of Utah is suing Colorado mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states with a plume of bright-yellow wastewater tainted by arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Utah Attorney General spokesman Dan Burton said Tuesday the state wants cleanup ...
    • River Death – Downtown Denver Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence Park about ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 16th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ amazing season came to a disappointing end yesterday on their home field in a 2-0 loss to the Kent Denver Sun Devils.  Coal Ridge was frustrated all game long by Kent Denver’s tough defense and opportunistic offense led by Senior Midfielder Havana McElvaine.  McElvaine scored both ...
    • Sports, May 15th TITANS AND SUN DEVILS BATTLE FOR FINAL FOUR BERTH Peach Valley—For the second time in three years the Coal Ridge Lady Titans soccer team will play in an Elite 8 game. This is the first time ever though that they’ve hosted a quarterfinal game. Coal Ridge will take on Kent Denver at 4 o’clock this afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 14th CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN—ROCKIES LOSE CHICAGO (AP) – Travis Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs came within two outs of their first shutout since last August in a 9-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.  Alfonso Soriano homered for Chicago, which has won three straight for the second time this ...
    • Sports, May 13th   HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER COAL RIDGE LADY TITANS LOOK TO ADVANCE TO FINAL 4 Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans hope to earn their first trip to the Final Four in the Colorado State 3A Soccer Tournament.  Coal Ridge beat Faith Christian last Saturday 4 to nothing and will host the Kent Denver Sun Devils this Wednesday afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 10th UNDATED (AP) – After taking a day off, the NBA resumes play this evening with two games. In Chicago the Bulls and Heat square off in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series. They split the first two games in Miami, with Chicago taking the opening contest.  Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng) returned to the Bulls’ ...
    • Sports, May 9th YANKEES-ROCKIES Boesch lifts Yankees to 3-2 win over Rockies DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday ...
    • Sports, May 8th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF / REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Carbondale—Taylor Walters of the Rifle Lady Bears collected another impressive piece of hardware for her trophy case…her second straight 4A Regional championship.  Walters’ 2-over 74 at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale was good enough for the state crown and good enough to lead Rifle to a second place finish ...
    • Sports, May 7th TODD HELTON SENTENCED FOR DUI DENVER (AP) – Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired.   Helton entered his plea today in an Adams County courtroom in Brighton.Helton was arrested Feb. 6 in Thornton, another suburb. Police ...
    • Sports, May 3rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Craig—The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors Thursday 9 to 2.  Danny Bartels went the full 7 innings in the 9 strikeout, 4 hit perfomance.  The Bears close out the regular season tomorrow with a home doubleheader against Battle Mountain. Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons host the second place Delta Panthers tomorrow in the ...
    • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons lost to the Rifle Bears yesterday 11 to 4.  Tristan Quigley earned his third win of the season while Chase Nieslanik suffered the loss. The Demons fell to 3 and 5 in league play and will host Delta this Saturday in a doubleheader home finale at 11 and 1.  ...