From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, January 10th BRONCOS ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – They were frustrated a year ago when Tim Tebow didn’t target them very often – and often missed his targets when he did. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have flourished with Peyton Manning under center, combining for 179 catches, 2,498 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. They’re two of ...
    • Sports, January 9th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a sweep last night over the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Demons clobbered Battle Mountain 62-12 while the Glenwood boys came from behind to beat the Huskies 52-49. Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers this Friday night at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 7th NFL PLAYOFFS/DENVER BRONCOS Denver–The Denver Broncos can pull out the game plan and scheme from December 16th. That’s the last time they played the Baltimore Ravens, this week’s opponent in the AFC Divisional playoffs. The Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts in yesterday’s wild card game in Baltimore, 24 to 9 to earn a rematch ...
    • Sports, January 4th COLLEGE BASKETBALL BUFFS ROBBED IN REGULATION, LOSE TO CATS IN OT TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Parrom scored five of his 16 points in overtime after No. 3 Arizona staged an improbable late rally in regulation and the Wildcats escaped with a 92-83 victory over Colorado in their Pac-12 opener on Thursday night. Colorado’s Sabatino ...
    • Sports, January 3rd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets go for their 9th straight home win tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. COLLEGE BASKETBALL The CU Buffs Men’s team begin Pac-12 play tonight on the road when they take on the 3rd ranked Arizona Wildcats. BRONCOS QB WINS ANOTHER AWARD Denver–Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday, this one held by Tom Brady, when he ...