From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS 4TH OF JULY HEAT IS ON Undated—To avoid losing your independence on Independence Day, don’t drink and drive.  98 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will have extra officers and deputies working overtime to keep drunk and stoned drivers off the road.  The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday and many agencies will begin the “Heat ...
    • NEWS MORE DELAYS FOR CARBONDALE CITY MARKET Carbondale—Carbondale residents are wondering if a new City Market and gas station will ever get off the ground.  The town council granted Kroger, the nation’s top grocery store chain a 90 day extension to work out a few problems.  It’s the sixth time the long suffering council has granted an ...
    • NEWS WANTED GARCO MAN CAUGHT Glenwood Springs/Arvada—The last time Michael Rosinski was in Garfield County he was barricaded in a home in Canyon Creek.  When he returns he’ll be in handcuffs.  The 38 year old man with over a half dozen felony warrants was taken into custody along with his wife by the Arvada Police Department.  Rosinkski ...
    • NEWS BLM, GARCO IMPOSE FIRE RESTRICTIONS Silt— Stage 1 fire restrictions begin June 27 in Garfield County for unincorporated private lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands.  Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors.  “Despite a good snowpack year, recent hot and dry weather has created high fire ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE ARSONIST SOUGHT Redvale—Authorities say a series of wildfires that broke out along the border of Colorado’s Montrose and San Miguel counties might have been set on purpose.The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office states the five wildfires were all contained be early Thursday afternoon. The fires didn’t cause any injuries, evacuations or property damage. San Miguel ...
    • NEWS SOPRIS HIKERS RESCUED Carbondale—Two older men from Kansas got lost hiking around Mount Sopris last night and needed a rescue team escort back to the trailhead.  Pitkin County Dispatchers got a call around 6:30 from a 65 year old man who said he and his friend were east of Thomas Lakes and were struggling to get ...
    • NEWS WESTERN SLOPE PASTOR ON TREASURE HUNT, MISSING Grand Junction—  Authorities say a pastor from Grand Junction who has been reported missing in New Mexico was searching for a famous hidden treasure. New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed family members told authorities that Paris Wallace had come to the Espanola area to search for a chest ...
    • NEWS DEAD DOG FIRE TRIPLES IN SIZE CRAIG— (AP) – One of two large wildfires burning in northwestern Colorado has grown to more than 17,000 acres but firefighters have managed to contain 10 percent of the fire. Wind gusts of over 70 mph on Monday fueled the growth of the Dead Dog Fire north of Rangely. MUNICH SHOOTER ...
    • Nine Rafters Rescued from Roaring Fork River Seven adults and two children were rescued by emergency responders from the Roaring Fork River today. According to a press release from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, the group’s raft became stuck under logs near Aspen Glen and the occupants of the raft subsequently became stranded on a small island. Rescuers were able ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD ENDORSES WATER RIGHTS BILL Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote this morning, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners ratified a letter of support for a federal bill to protect water rights.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says Congressman Scott Tipton’s “Water Rights Preservation Act” is an important piece of legislation that would save millions of dollars for ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 5th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Paonia to take on the Eagles in a non-conference make up game. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 and the boys follow at 7. In Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Aspen Skiers at 5:30 and 7. The Rams boy’s ...
    • Sports, February 4th SUPER BOWL 47 NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second-half comeback attempt by the 49ers and beat San Francisco 34-31 in Super Bowl 47. The game was held up for 34 minutes early in the third quarter by a power outage with the Ravens leading 28-6. NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Baltimore’s Joe Flacco ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS OUTLAST GLENWOOD IN DOUBLE-OT GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/31/13) — A deep bench is usually an advantage — especially when teams go into extended overtime, but the experience and stamina of Rifle’s Big Three outlasted Glenwood’s talented corps of underclassmen 70-63 in double overtime to move past the Lady Demons into third place in the Western Slope League.   After an explosive first ...
    • Sports, February 1st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–In a double-overtime thriller, the Rifle Lady Bears outlasted the Glenwood Lady Demons Thursday night 70-63. Chante Church led the Lady Bear’s attack with 24 points. Junior point guard Delaney Gaddis scored 23 for Glenwood. The boy’s game wasn’t nearly as exciting as the Rifle Bears beat a struggling ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD FINDS “MOJO” WITH 2nd-HALF DEFENSE GYPSUM (1/29/13) — A two-point loss in the Western Slope League opener at home to Eagle Valley before Christmas derailed the momentum of an undefeated pre-season and has seemed to have the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons scrambling to find their Mojo ever since. At Eagle Valley last Tuesday, the girls found it and then some, dispatching ...
    • Sports, January 30th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons earned a big win over the Eagle Valley Lady Devils last night in Gypsum, 49-33. The victory improved the Glenwood girl’s record to 6 and 3 in the Western Slope and 10 and 3 overall. In the boy’s game, Glenwood fell to the second place Devils, ...
    • Sports, January 29th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Gypsum–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game begins at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game tips off at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. In 3A basketball, Olathe visits Coal Ridge and Grand Valley welcomes Aspen to Parachute for ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Boys & Girls Come Back for Second-half Wins KMTS BASKETBALL:  Glenwood Boys & Girls Come Back for Second-half Wins   GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/26/13) –  Both the Glenwood Springs girls and boys basketball teams completed second-half comebacks to sweep Steamboat Springs and set the stage for the challenge of taking on two of the better teams in the Western Slope League at Eagle Valley next Tuesday. ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Bears Orchestrate One-point Win at Delta     DELTA (1/25/13) — Like  a crew-cut maestro, Rifle coach Roger Walters conducted a second-half, spread-the-court symphony, that orchestrated a 42-41 win at Delta, ending a six-game losing slide for the Bears and knocking the Panthers out of a first-place tie in the Western Slope League.   Rifle, in winning just its second league game,  hit 7 of ...
    • Sports, January 25th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a split at home last night against the Summit Tigers. The Lady Demons overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Summit 46-28. Senior Kenzi Nelson-Buehler led all scorers with 19 points. In the boy’s contest, Glenwood had the lead at halftime but went cold from ...