From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers concluded business for the year last night with hard-fought agreements on highways, hospitals and affordable housing – but the split Legislature racked up a lot of misses, too. Day 120 of the 2017 session saw the Democrat-led House send a signature bill that spares rural hospitals drastic budget cuts and ...
    • Dotsero Mobile Home Park Residents Told to Shelter in Place UPDATE, 6:45 PM: Authorities say the police activity from earlier today has been completed and residents may return to the Dotsero Mobile Home Park. No further information was provided. Eagle County Authorities are advising residents at home in the Dotsero Mobile Home Park to “shelter in place” until a situation involving police is resolved. Meanwhile, a temporary shelter ...
    • NEWS DEADLY ACCIDENT NEAR RIFLE Rifle—A man was killed last night in a single vehicle accident on Highway 13 north of Rifle. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the man, whose name has not been released, crashed near mile marker 15 around 6:40 last night and died at the scene. Highway 13 was closed for ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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.
    • Sports, November 9th HIGH SCHOOL 3A VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The 11th seeded Roaring Fork Lady Rams take on Platte Valley this afternoon at 2 at the Denver Coliseum. Roaring Fork will then battle Eaton at 5 o’clock. The Lady Rams are led by the twin towers Hattie and Megan Gianinetti. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Rifle–The number one ...