From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, April 26th   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons earned their first Western Slope League victories yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Summit Tigers, 3 to 2 and 18 to 3.  Chase Nieslanik went the distance on the mound in game one while Willie Salcido pitched all 7 innings in the nightcap. The Basalt Longhorns defeated the ...
    • Sports, April 25th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Lilly McSwain scored half of the goals in Glenwood’s 8 to nothing win over the visiting Eagle Valley Devils last night at Stubler Memorial Field.  The Lady Demons host Rifle tonight at 6 in the league finale. Coal Ridge improved to 8 and 0 in league play with yesterday’s 5-nothing shutout of Basalt.  The ...
    • Sports, April 24th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons suffered an embarrassing, lopsided loss yesterday to the first place Palisade Bulldogs.  The 35 to nothing score was the worst defeat in the history of the Glenwood baseball program.  Tomorrow, the Demons will fight to get back in the win column as the Summit Tigers come to West Glenwood ...
    • Sports, April 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—Three wild pitches and a bases-loaded triple propelled the Rifle Bears to an 11-1 win last night over the Glenwood Demons in 5 innings.  After a shaky start to the game, Bears’ ace Danny Bartels found his control and fastball to shut down the helpless Demon batters.  Bartels struck out a season high ...
    • Sports, April 22nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood Demons are hoping to finally meet the Rifle Bears on the baseball field for the first time this season.  The Demons and Bears are set to play at 6:30 tonight at Deerfield Park.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS radio at 96.7 and 99.1.   MLB/ROCKIES The Colorado Rockies’ 8 game winning ...
    • Sports, April 18th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood / Rifle baseball game scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled once again to next Monday, the 22nd at 6:30 at Deerfield Park.  BRONCO ARRESTED NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) – Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter has a new court date on felony charges that could get him years in prison for allegedly ...
    • Sports, April 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Last night’s game between Glenwood and Rifle at Deerfield Park was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.  The game is scheduled to be played tomorrow night at 6:30.   SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons took over first place in the Western Slope 4A Conference with last night’s 3 to 1 home victory over Palisade. In other soccer ...
    • Sports, April 16th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GAME POSTPONED   Rifle—Tonight’s western slope showdown between the Rifle Bears and the Glenwood Demons has been rescheduled to Thursday night at Cooper Field in Rifle.  The game time is 6:30, weather permitting and will be broadcast live on KMTS.   Coal Ridge is scheduled to take on the Bruins in Cedaredge today at 4 ...
    • Sports, April 15th NUGGETS SET FRANCHISE RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON DENVER (AP) – Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH’-lah) scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets set an NBA franchise record with their 55th win Sunday, beating the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 118-109 but losing another starter. On the day Ty Lawson (right heel) returned to Denver’s starting ...
    • Sports, April 12th BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears came from behind to beat the Basalt Longhorns yesterday at Cooper Field 7 to 4. The Bears travel to Delta tomorrow while the Longhorns who are still undefeated in the Western Slope 3A, take on the second place Gunnison Cowboys. Glenwood–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum to battle the Eagle Valley Devils ...