From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS BLUE MONDAY FOR I-70 TRAVELERS Gypsum—I-70 was closed in both directions early this morning when a semi overturned near Gypsum.  Highway Six is open but officials with C-DOT and the Colorado State Patrol say the the interstate will not reopen until late this afternoon.  The icy roads and mixture of freezing rain and light snow have ...
    • NEWS COLORADO SHIVERS IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES Undated—When the snow moved out and the skies cleared, frigid temperatures gripped the state of Colorado.  The sub-zero readings and icy roads forced the RE-16 school district in Parachute to cancel classes for the day.  In Greeley, school was canceled as the wind chill sent the mercury plummeting to a bone-chilling ...
    • NEWS FIRST STORM OF NEW YEAR POUNDS COLORADO Undated—Most of Colorado is under a big, white blanket thanks to the first major snowstorm of 2017.  The snow and high winds that kicked in last night in Western Colorado forced the the school districts in Eagle and Summit County to cancel classes for the day. Elsewhere, students from ...
    • NEWS MUCH NEEDED SNOW BLANKETING COLORADO Undated—The storm that drenched California is bringing sorely-needed snow to Colorado. Forecasters say this system could dump over two feet of snow in parts of the high country. The snow along with high winds and frigid temperatures will continue to hamper travel through tomorrow.  Frontier Airlines canceled about two dozen flights ...
    • NEWS ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has stepped down from his dream job over health concerns. Kubiak said the demands of the job are no longer a good fit. GM John Elway says that although he’s saddened and disappointed, he understands Kubiak is making the best decision for himself and his family. GRANBY(AP) – An ...
    • NEWS PICEANCE PREDATOR CONTROL PLAN MOVING FORWARD Undated—The plan to control predatory animals in the Piceacne Basin and Upper Arkansas River will be a big project in 2017.  The predator management studies were unanimously approved by the Parks and Wildlife Commission two weeks ago to see what impact mountain lions and bears are having on the declining ...
    • NEWS NEW MINING REGS PROPOSED BY FEDS TO PROTECT GROUSE Denver—Five possible plans to limit mining on federal land to protect the Greater Sage Grouse in the west were unveiled today by the Obama Administration.  Which plan is preferred remains a mystery however.  They range from a complete, 20 year ban on mining activity on nearly 10 ...
    • NEWS HOLIDAY PHONE SCAMMERS TARGET GARCO RESIDENTS Glenwood Springs—Your taxes are late, your car payment is overdue and if you don’t pay over the phone,  you’ll owe a big fine or you’ll be off to jail.  Those are some of the lies and intimidating tactics being used by scam artists that are once again rearing their ugly ...
    • NEWS GARCO AUTHORITIES PULL MAN’S BODY FROM COLORADO RIVER New Castle—The body of a suspected car thief was found Christmas Eve in the Colorado River near New Castle.  According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the body floating near the PSI office building west of town around 3:30 Saturday afternoon.  After Coroner ...
    • KMTS Christmas Special Christmas Memories Steve and Jeannie Beckley reminisce about their first Christmas with their son and showing him the Santa Tracker from NORAD. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we often forget what Christmas is really about; Jim Combs reminds us of what this holiday is truly about with a story of how he and his ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 4th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Rifle Bears have been bumped up to the number 1 spot in the 3A football rankings by the Colorado Preps Network. The week 2 rankings for 3A to 1A are as follows: CLASS 3A #1 Rifle (1-0) #2 Frederick (1-0) #3 Palisade (1-0) #4 D’Evelyn (1-1) #5 Lewis Palmer (1-0) #6 Conifer (2-0) #7 Silver Creek (1-0) #8 Holy ...
    • Sports, August 31st High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The host Glenwood Lady Demons lost their first match of the season to the Roaring Fork Rams in two games in day one of the Demon Invitational. Grand Valley defeated Aspen while Coal Ridge knocked off Rifle. 16 teams in all are competing in the tournament that concludes tomorrow. High ...
    • Sports, August 30th High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Invitational Volleyball tournament gets underway today at Glenwood Springs High School. The Lady Demons will host several teams from the valley including Rifle, Roaring Fork, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley. The tournament wraps up Saturday afternoon. High School Football Peach Valley–The 3rd ranked Rifle Bears head down the road to ...
    • Sports, August 29th High School Volleyball Glenwood Springs–The first big tournament of the season gets underway tomorrow at Glenwood Springs High School. The annual Demon Invitational will see teams from the Western Slope compete in the three-day event including the host Lady Demons, Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, Rifle and Roaring Fork. College Football Denver–The Colorado Buffaloes are slight favorites in this ...
    • Sports, August 28th NFL/Broncos ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran long-snapper Lonie Paxton in their first round of roster cuts. Former coach Josh McDaniels brought Paxton with him to Denver from New England in 2009, signing him to a five-year, $5.53 million deal that called for him to make $875,000 this season and $885,000 next year. ...
    • Sports, August 27th High School Football Glenwood Pummeled in Zero Week Game Conifer–The Glenwood Demons were manhandled by the bigger, faster, stronger Conifer Lobos Saturday afternoon, 42-19. The Demons committed 15 penalties during a hot afternoon and found themselves down 21 to nothing midway through the second quarter. Glenwood defensive back Chris Sarabia got the Demons on the board ...
    • Sports, August 24th High School Football Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns kick off the 2012 season tonight at home against the Paonia Eagles. The game is one of 19 zero week contests around the state. Tonight’s game begins at 7 and will be broadcast live on KMTS. Conifer–The Glenwood Demons begin the season tomorrow afternoon with a showdown against the Lobos ...
    • Sports, August 22nd MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – Tejay van Garderen of Tacoma, Wash., moved to the front in the final 500 uphill yards and claimed the second stage and the race lead Tuesday at the USA Pro Challenge. Van Garderen, who rides for BMC, completed the 99.2-mile road race from Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte in 3 ...
    • Sports, August 21st LOS ANGELES (AP) – Game 2 in the key National League West three-game series between the Dodgers and Giants is being played tonight in L.A. The Giants won last night’s game, 2-1, to pass the Dodgers in the standings and take over first place. WASHINGTON (AP) ...
    • Sports, August 20th TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee, Wash., bolted to the front in the final 100 yards and pedaled to an unchallenged sprint win and the race lead Monday in the opening stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), who claimed his first Tour de France stage ...