From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, January 2nd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets ended the L-A Clippers’ franchise record 17-game winning streak with last night’s 92-78 victory at the Pepsi Center. Danilo Galinari led the way with 17 points. NEW YEAR’S DAY BOWL GAMES UNDATED (AP) – Lonnie Pryor turned five carries into a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 13 Florida State to ...
    • Sports, December 31st BRONCOS THRASH CHIEFS, EARN AFC’S TOP SEED DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lift Denver to a 38-3 win over Kansas City that sealed the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos. Manning finished the season with 4,659 yards, only 41 short of his ...
    • Sports, December 28th COLLEGE FOOTBALL/AIR FORCE FALCONS FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Troy Calhoun has exceeded some people’s expectations as Air Force’s coach. After becoming the first academy graduate to become the Falcons head coach, the team was coming off three consecutive losing seasons. He was told by some it’d be an accomplishment to get to one bowl over the ...
    • Sports, Christmas Eve BRONCOS WIN AGAIN DENVER (AP) – Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Denver (12-3) pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell 23-6 to the ...
    • Sports, December 21st HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Lady Bears beat Palisade last night 43-26. Chante Church led the winning effort with 19 points. In the boy’s contest, Rifle fell to the Bulldogs 49-39 despite a 23 point night for junior forward Tanner Quick. BRONCOS WANT TO HOLD ON TO DEL RIO ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The more the ...
    • Sports, December 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears travel to Palisade tonight for a league showdown with the Bulldogs. The girls tip off at 6 o’clock while the boys battle the Bulldogs at 7:30. You can catch both games on 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS and KMTS.com. NBA/Nuggets Portland, OR–The Denver Nuggets go for their fourth straight win tonight as ...
    • Sports, December 19th   HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL   The Glenwood Demons split a pair of games with the Roaring Fork Rams last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons won an overtime thriller 59-47 to close out 2012 with a 6 and 1 record.  Senior Kenzie Nelson Buehler led the winning effort with 18 points.  Sophomore Jordan Decrow sent the game ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Dramatic Comeback Leads Lady Demons to Overtime Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/18/12) — What were the odds of Glenwood making 3 of 4 three-point attempts in the last 70 seconds of a game when the Lady Demons had missed 16 of 19 until then?  No matter; that’s exactly what happened as Delaney Gaddis nailed a pair of treys and Jordan DeCrow splashed in another ...