From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO PIPELINE PROBLEMS Battlement Mesa—A pipeline being installed in Battlement Mesa is not up to snuff according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In a written report COGCC Environmental Manager Greg Deranleau criticized Summit Midstream for failing to take proper precautions during installation and for doing a poor job of handling soil and storm ...
    • NEWS GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE PREPARATIONS Glenwood Springs—In six short months, the daily commute in, around and through Glenwood Springs is going to become a major challenge with the old Grand Avenue Bridge giving way to the new one.  The big day is August 14th.  Public Information Director Kathleen Wanatowicz says the message to everyone during the 95 ...
    • Warm Weather Brings Bear out of Hibernation Early COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A male black bear brought out of hibernation early by warm weather will be relocated after he was captured in a Colorado Springs backyard. The Gazette reports the bear climbed a tree before the sighting was reported to authorities Saturday morning. Wildlife officers hit him with a tranquilizer and removed him. Temperatures in ...
    • NEWS GARCO CORONER RULES MURDER-SUICIDE WITH GLENWOOD COUPLE Glenwood Springs—The final chapter of the tragic story of a longtime and beloved Glenwood Springs couple has finally been written.  According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the shooting deaths of Joseph Llewellyn and Mary Kent last October 18th was a murder-suicide.   Glassmire, the Glenwood Springs Police Department ...
    • NEWS PITCO SHREDDERS FEND OFF MOOSE ATTACK AFTER AVALANCHE Aspen—As if escaping an avalanche in Maroon Bowl wasn’t enough stress for a group of snowboarders, they were then attacked by an angry moose.  According to reports from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the three shredders were caught in a massive slide and dragged several hundred feet.  One ...
    • Army Drone Missing from Arizona Located in Colorado DENVER (AP) – An Army drone that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona has been found about 600 miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. Officials at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, say a hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree in the ...
    • UPDATE ON SCHOOL THREAT RE-1 SCHOOL LOCKOUT LIFTED, THREAT PART OF NATIONWIDE SPAM Carbondale—Apparently Roaring Fork High School wasn’t the only school to receive a threatening email this morning.  According to investigative reports from the FBI and the Carbondale Police Department, similar, disturbing spam emails were received by schools across the country.  Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling says they learned ...
    • FBI FIRST DISCOVERED SCHOOL THREAT IN CARBONDALE 18 YEAR OLD SENIOR SUSPECTED IN ON LINE THREAT Carbondale—The FBI was first to discover the online threat made against Roaring Fork High School this morning that led to the shutdown of every high school campus in the RE-1 School District.  Federal agents contacted the Carbondale Police Department since the IP address of the computer that ...
    • RE-1 High Schools Closed Today – Elementary and Middle Schools on Lockout The Roaring Fork School District has confirmed that it has closed all it’s high schools and sent staff home today due to what is being called an anonymous online threat. This includes Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork, Basalt and Bridges high schools. As a matter of protocol, Yampah Mountain High School has also cancelled classes. Elementary and Middle ...
    • Moment of Silence Today for Slain Mesa County Deputy Public Safety agencies in Mesa County know what three quick tone bursts on their radios mean; It means something serious is going on and everyone not involved in that situation needs to stay off the radio. Those three tones were heard a year ago this morning when Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer was shot and killed by ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 20th MEMPHIS (AP) – Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets ended the Memphis Grizzlies’ win streak at eight games with a 97-92 victory Monday night. JaVale McGee provided a second-half lift for Denver and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 13 ...
    • Sports, November 19th Rifle–The Rifle Bears will travel to Pueblo this Saturday to take on the Pueblo East Eagles at Dutch Clark Stadium in a semifinal game. Rifle advanced after last Saturday’s 48-34 quarterfinal victory over the Roosevelt Roughriders. KMTS will be on hand with live coverage beginning at 12:30. DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw ...
    • KMTS Football Playoffs: Rifle Finally Tested, But Advances to Semifinals, 48-34 RIFLE (11-17-12) — “I know where we’ll be for Thanksgiving,” said Kiki Moeller after her brother Ryan scored six touchdowns in the first real challenge the undefeated Rifle Bears (12-0) have faced this season, overcoming a tenacious Roosevelt team, in a 48-34 quarterfinal playoff win. So now the Moeller family knows it will spend part of ...
    • Sports, November 16th POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER Glenwood Springs–Whenever Auston Tribble touched the football, everyone held their breath. The senior wideout, kick and punt return specialist dazzled opponents and crowds alike with electrifying moves and touchdown runs this season. It was announced at the Glenwood football banquet that Tribble earned 1st Team All-State, 1st ...
    • Sports, November 15th ELVIS EXPECTS TO PLAY AGAINST CHARGERS SUNDAY ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Elvis Dumervil plans to test his sprained left shoulder at practice Friday in hopes he can play Sunday against San Diego. The Denver Broncos’ two-time Pro Bowl defensive end was injured at Carolina last weekend but medical tests this week showed no torn muscles or ...
    • Sports, November 14th VONN OUT OF THE HOSPITAL Lindsey Vonn has been released from Vail Valley Hospital two days after being admitted for severe intestinal pain. Vonn’s publicist Lewis Kay says in an email that she’s “feeling much better and “resting comfortably at home.” He’s not sure when the four-time overall World Cup champion will return to skiing. ...
    • Sports, November 13th LINDSEY VONN STILL IN VAIL HOSPITAL Lindsey Vonn remains hospitalized in Colorado with “severe intestinal pain” that has been affecting her for the past two weeks. Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, tells The Associated Press that “Lindsey remains in the hospital awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain.” The four-time overall World Cup ...
    • Sports, November 12th GOOD NEWS FOR ELVIS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – An MRI on Broncos defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil’s left shoulder Monday showed no tear. Dumervil had two tackles and a forced fumble when he left Sunday’s 36-14 win over in the second quarter. Coach John Fox said Monday that the injury was a muscle strain and the Broncos would know more ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rolls Into State Second Round vs Roosevelt RIFLE (11/10/12) — “We do what we do,” Rifle coach Damon Wells said before his team did just that in a 42-0 domination of Erie in the first round of the 3A state playoffs, Saturday.  The win earns the Bears a second-round game at home against the Roosevelt Rough Riders, who outlasted Palisade, 21-15, and ...
    • Rifle Hosts Erie in First Round Playoff Game Today KMTS kicks off it’s 15th year of High School Football playoffs this afternoon.