From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, April 10th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Roaring Fork—9                Grand Valley—2 Vail Christian—0                Grand Junction Central—0     HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Aspen—3 Coal Ridge—0   GLENWOOD WILL BATTLE PALISADE TONIGHT IN GJ Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons will take on the Palisade Bulldogs tonight at Suplizeo Field in Grand Junction.  The game is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. ROCKIES LOSE SECOND STRAIGHT TO GIANTS San ...
    • 2013 Season Could be Todd Helton’s Last MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are set to take on the Brewers in Milwaukee today as the baseball season gets under way. Manager Walt Weiss is taking over a team that finished a franchise-worst 64-98 and last in the NL West, 30 games behind the division and World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The 1988 AL ...
    • Sports, March 28th   NBA/NUGGETS LOSE   SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer. Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists ...
    • Sports, March 27th   ROCKIES EDGE DODGERS GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jon Garland tossed six impressive innings in his Colorado debut and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur) hit a grand slam that sent the Rockies to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.  Garland signed a major league contract with Colorado on Sunday after he was let go ...
    • Sports, March 26th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors yesterday 8 to 5. Starting pitcher Danny Bartels struck out 15 to earn the win. MLB/ROCKIES Scottsdale, AZ–Todd Helton led the Colorado Rockies’ 26-hit attack with a 4 for 4 performance as the boy’s in purple pounded the Cleveland Indians 18 to 4. The 39 ...
    • Sports, March 22nd   SNOWY WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF LOCAL GAMES   Glenwood Springs—Three high school soccer games, one lacrosse game and a tennis match were all canceled yesterday due to the wintry weather.  Make up dates and times have not been announced.   HEAVY SCHEDULE OF SPRING SPORTS ON SATURDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING   BASEBALL Five baseball doubleheaders are slated for tomorrow beginning at 11am.  Glenwood ...
    • Sports, March 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES RIFLE–18 GRAND VALLEY–0 HOTCHKISS–4 ROARING FORK–1 GIRLS SOCCER ROARING FORK–5 BASALT–0 LOACROSSE EAGLE VALLEY–15 GLENWOOD SPRINGS–0 ASPEN–1 COAL RIDGE–0 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Tiger Woods says he went public with his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn to devalue any photos of sports’ ...
    • News, March 19th   COLLEGE HOCKEY/WCHA   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The last season of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s traditional look has been as tense and strong as ever. Perhaps the six teams still alive in the conference playoffs can top that this weekend. After this year’s WCHA tournament, the league and the landscape of the sport will never be the ...
    • Sports, March 18th MESA FOOTBALL TEAM FILES SUIT OVER CANCELED FLIGHT GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Mesa University is suing over a canceled charter flight for its football team. The school says it paid Iowa-based STM Charters Inc. $75,000 to fly the team to Arcadia, Calif., for a game Aug. 30 against Humboldt State. The university says STM’s president ...
    • Sports, March 15th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–A hat trick plus one..that was the tally for Lilly McSwain in leading the Glenwood Lady Demons to a 5-2 win over Delta. Glenwood travels to Gypsum tomorrow for a league showdown with Eagle Valley at 1. Coal Ridge shutout Moffat County 4-zip. This afternoon at 4, the Rifle Lady ...