From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS FLAGS AT HALF STAFF FOR GJ NAVY SEAL Grand Junction—In honor of the Navy SEAL from Grand Junction who was killed two weeks ago in a parachuting accident, flags on state buildings have been lowered to half staff.  27 year old Remington J. Peters died during a Memorial Day parachute demonstration over the Hudson River. The ...
    • NEWS COAL SEAM FIRE ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—15 years ago today the Coal Seam Fire erupted in South Canyon.  The summer of 2002 was one of the worst wildfire seasons in state history due to severe drought, searing heat and on June 8th 2002,  sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour that sent flames up Red Mountain ...
    • NEWS 2017 WILDFIRE OUTLOOK Rifle—A sneak peek into Western Colorado’s wildfire season will be held tomorrow at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport.  The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Unit will give updates and preview the 2017 wildfire season for the nearly six million acres of land covered by the unit from the Continental Divide to the ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD TEEN CHARGED IN FATAL DUI CRASH Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs teen is facing a long prison sentence for a drunk driving crash that killed a Carbondale girl last month.  19 year old Gerardo Banda was officially charged with two counts of vehicular homicide for the May 14th rollover accident on Thompson Creek Road near Carbondale ...
    • NEWS CONTROLLED BURN GETS OUT OF CONTROL, KICKS UP HEAVY SMOKE New Castle—A lot of folks from New Castle to Rifle had to shut their windows last night because of heavy smoke.  It was coming from a controlled burn that quickly got out of control on County Road 311 between New Castle and Silt.  According to reports from ...
    • NEWS ROARING FORK CLUB / ST. JUDE’S BILL SIGNED BY GOV Denver—A water rights bill that stems from a court battle between the exclusive Roaring Fork Club of Basalt and it’s neighbor, Saint Jude’s Company was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper.  Nearly two years ago, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the club is not ...
    • NEWS ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS, COLORADO KIDS Denver— (AP) – Colorado recorded four accidental shootings involving children under 12 from 2014 through 2016, including two that resulted in charges against someone. Nationwide, there were 152 accidents in which children under age 12 either killed themselves or were mistakenly shot and killed by another child. Research by the USA TODAY Network ...
    • NEWS RIFLE IN NEED OF NEW SENIOR CARE CENTER Rifle—Rifle’s aging care center has been meeting the needs of senior citizens for over half a century.  The E. Dene Moore Care Center’s time is up.  A water leak in the lower level of the facility last year took six months and a half million dollars to repair. ...
    • NEWS DEADLY ROLLOVER NEAR CARBONDALE Carbondale—Criminal charges may be forthcoming in connection to last Sunday night’s rollover accident near Carbondale that killed a local girl and sent five others to the hospital. The Colorado State Patrol says alcohol use is suspected and none of the six people in the Audi sedan was wearing a seat belt when ...
    • Carbondale Residents Displaced Following House Fire A Carbondale family cannot return home following a fire today. According to a press release from the Carbondale Fire Department, the fire started in a bedroom of the single story duplex on Garfield Avenue and was reported shortly after 4:30 this afternoon. When firefighters arrived, the entire bedroom was on fire, with flames coming out the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 24th WINTER X GAMES 17 UNDERWAY Aspen–The 17th Winter X Games are up and running at Buttermilk Mountain. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the four day competition that features over a dozen Colorado athletes including Gretchen Bleiler and Matt Walker of Aspen along with Eric Willett of Breckenridge. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ...
    • Sports, January 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams swept the visiting Coal Ridge Titans last night in a couple of key Western Slope conference games. The Lady Rams edged Coal Ridge 59-57 while the Ram’s boys team cruised to a 57-35 victory. NHL/Avalanche Denver–Thanks to two, third period goals, a minute and a half apart, the ...
    • Sports, January 22nd HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams girls and boys will host the Coal Ridge Titans tonight in Carbondale. The girls tip off at 5:30 and will be followed by the boys contest at 7. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Avs take the ice tonight for their second game of the strike-shortened season. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Los ...
    • Sports, January 21st FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – No visitor has walked out of Moby Arena a winner since Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy led Southern Miss to a victory at the Rams’ ear-splitting, high-altitude auditorium back in November 2011. The Rams went on to make an NCAA tournament run, after which coach Tim Miles left ...
    • Sports, January 18th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boys and girls travel to Palisade tonight to take on the Bulldogs. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. The Rifle Bears host the first place Delta Panthers tonight at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 17th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Gypsum–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons grapple at Eagle Valley High School. The match begins at 5. NBA/NUGGETS Oklahoma City, OK–The Denver Nuggets’ six game winning streak came to an end last night in Oklahoma City. The Thunder beat clobbered the Nuggets 117-97. The Nuggets return home to host the Washington Wizards tomorrow night ...
    • Sports, January 16th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears improved to 5 and 1 in the Western Slope, 7 and 3 overall with last night’s 47-30 win over the visiting Palisade Bulldogs. In the boy’s game, Rifle’s late game rally came up short in a 42-38 loss to Palisade. Rifle hosts the first place Delta ...
    • Sports, January 15th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears welcome the Palisade Bulldogs to the Bear’s Den tonight for two important Western Slope league games. The Lady Bears tip off at 6 while the boys play at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Coal Ridge travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 5:30 ...
    • Sports, January 14th VONN DROPS OUT OF WORLD CUP RACE FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is skipping a World Cup night slalom Tuesday because she has not been able to practice enough in the event. Vonn, the defending overall champion, is missing from the list of 68 competitors published Monday by skiing’s governing body. U.S. women’s head ...
    • Sports, January 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers. The girls tip off at 6 o’clock with the boys playing at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Rifle hosts Summit. Aspen plays at Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING Glenwood competes at Montrose tomorrow afternoon ...