From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS TRASH PICK UP TIMES CHANGED FOR G.A.B. Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents will have to get their trash cans to the curb before sunrise when the Grand Avenue Bridge detours begin exactly one month from today.  City officials say to avoid additional traffic tie-ups during peak morning rush hours, trash-hauling companies will begin their days at 5 ...
    • House Boat Explosion at Lake Powell Kills One, Injures Five Authorities say a fifth person was injured in a houseboat explosion in southeast Utah that killed a Colorado woman. The National Park Service said Thursday that a boy sustained minor injuries in the explosion that killed 52-year-old Kirsten Meyer of Castle Rock, Colorado. Four other people were critically injured. The boy was treated and released from a ...
    • NEWS GARFIELD COUNTY GETS A ‘CLEAN’ AUDIT Glenwood Springs—Despite a shrinking budget and dwindling tax revenues, Garfield County is in good financial shape according to independent auditor Paul Backes.  Backes was part of a team that conducted a 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. He was impressed with the county’s zero debt and solid accounting system.  Even with ...
    • NEWS TWO KILLED IN ROLLOVER NEAR SILT Silt—A young mother and her son were killed Monday afternoon in a horrific rollover accident on westbound I-70 between Silt and Mamm Creek.  The woman’s two daughters and her fiance were injured in the crash and taken to Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  Their conditions are unknown.  According to reports ...
    • NEWS SEARCH CONTINUES NEAR THE BELLS FOR NEW MEXICO MAN Aspen—The man who disappeared last fall while climbing the Maroon Bells hasn’t been forgotten.  Yesterday, members of Mountain Rescue Aspen went back out to look for 49 year old David Cook of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The elite rescue team searched around the Bells and Pyramid Peak but ...
    • NEWS STORM KING ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—23 years ago today, 14 firefighters lost their lives on Storm King Mountain.  It’s a somber day for not only the city of Glenwood Springs but for the entire firefighting community.  In what was officially called the South Canyon Fire, the lightning-sparked blaze began on July 2nd, 1994 as a small, fairly ...
    • Air Resources Sent Home From Grand Hogback Fire Aerial resources assigned to the Grand Hogback Fire were sent home yesterday, with the exception of a single helicopter, which will remain on standby at the Garfield County Airport in Rifle. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, ground crews will continue fighting the fire, which was estimated to be 50% contained ...
    • Grand Hogback Fire Update New Castle—The Grand Hogback Fire in New Castle scorched 102 acres as of last night according to official reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.  Once the winds calmed down, crews from Colorado River Fire Rescue, the Bureau of Land Management, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the Rifle-based Colorado State Engine 6221, the Interagency Unit and ...
    • NEWS NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON FIRE NEAR KREMMLING Kremmling—The wildfire burning southwest of Kremmling is smaller than previously estimated.  According to the White River National Forest, the Gutzler Fire is around 100 acres in size.  Last night, crews thought it was more than twice that size.  The fire is burning in one of the state’s hardest-hit regions for ...
    • NEWS GARCO/KREMMLING  WILDFIRE UPDATE New Castle—The wildfire that broke out last night north of New Castle didn’t grow much overnight.  It’s estimated to be about three acres.  The forest service has a Type 1 crew dropping water on the blaze.  The fire originated near Triangle Park and the turnoff to Meadow Lake.  Officials aren’t sure what sparked ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: Roaring Fork Edges Bulldogs for WSL Crown CRAIG (2/16/13) –  Defense and free throws: a formula that enabled Roaring Fork to outlast Moffat County, 54-51 to clinch the 3A Western Slope League title heading into the district playoffs. Leading by 11 midway through the second period, the Rams (15-3, 14-1 WSL) nearly succumbed to the Bulldogs’ sophomore sensation, Tyler Davis when he poured ...
    • Sports, February 15th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING REGIONALS Over 40 wrestlers will be competing in regional tournaments this weekend. Wrestlers from Glenwood Springs and Rifle will grapple at Montrose High School in the 4A regional. Grand Valley High School will host the 3A regional with Basalt and Coal Ridge. Wrestlers are fighting for a chance to advance ...
    • Sports, February 14th NEW YORK (AP) – Joe Johnson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, C.J Watson added 25 points and five 3s, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided another second-half meltdown with a 119-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. All-Star center Brook Lopez had 23 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in ...
    • Sports, February 12th RIFLE FOOTBALL STAR DECIDES TO WALK ON AT CU Boulder–Ryan Moeller wants to be a Buff. Rifle’s all state, record-breaking running back has decided to walk on at the University of Colorado rather than play at a smaller school on full scholarship. Moeller turned down full ride offers from Colorado Mesa University, Idaho State ...
    • News, February 11th HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING Orlando,FL–The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleading squad took 16th place at last weekend’s national competition in Orlando, Florida. NBA/NUGGETS Boston–The Denver Nuggets lost to the Celtics yesterday in Beantown, 118-114 in triple overtime. The loss snapped a 9-game winning streak for the Nuggets. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Colorado Avalanche host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at the ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP TWO AT BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/9/13) –With under five seconds remaining and his team ahead by three points, Glenwood coach Cory Hitchcock  called time out and chose a strategy few of his colleagues would have the moxie to try — intentionally sending Battle Mountain to the line, so the Huskies couldn’t attempt the three-pointer needed to tie the game.  ...
    • KMTS Basketball: WEBB’S LAST-SECOND DRIVE DEFEATS LADY DEMONS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) —  If there was one player Glenwood did not want to have the ball with the score tied and 7.8 seconds left in the game,  it would be Delta’s Skylyn Webb, the league’s leading scorer…  But she easily received a sideline in-bounds pass in the backcourt, circled around two Demon defenders, and drove ...
    • Sports, February 7th NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY/LOCAL ATHLETES MOVING ON Glenwood Springs/Carbondale–A handful of local student-athletes will continue their academic and athletic pursuits in college. For the past year or so, Roaring Fork High School three sport star Trae Moxley has known his destination. Yesterday, the 6-5, 260 pound stud signed a letter of intent to play football ...
    • Sports, February 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The 12 game winning streak of the Roaring Fork Rams boy’s team came to an end last night on their home court as they fell to the Aspen Skiers 56-54. Aspen’s Clayton Crawford led all scorers with 18 points. In the girl’s game, Roaring Fork trounced Aspen, 64-23. Paonia–The ...
    • KMTS Basketball: SKIERS WIN SHOOT OUT AT ROARING FORK, 56-54. CARBONDALE (2/5/13) –  The Aspen Skiers came to town and won the gunfight at the Roaring Fork corral, 56-54, handing the Rams their first Western Slope League loss and ending a 12-game winning streak. The two teams combined to make 8 of 15 three pointers in a first half that included five lead changes and ended ...