From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS BLM WANTS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON SAGE GROUSE PROJECTS Silt—One of the biggest threats to the Greater Sage Grouse in Western Colorado is the gradual invasion of pinyon and juniper trees moving into sagebrush areas according to biologists.  That’s why the Bureau of Land Management is putting together a plan to restore sagebrush habitat in the coming ...
    • NEWS GARCO I-70 CORRIDOR DEADLY FOR CAR CRASHES Glenwood Springs—55 people were killed in auto accidents on I-70 in Garfield County between 2006 and 2015 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The grim report from C-DOT shows the I-70 corridor west of  the Denver metro area to Garfield County is the state’s worst stretch for fatal ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BRACING FOR MAJOR SNOWSTORM Statewide—The drive home today is going to be treacherous for most of Colorado.  C-DOT is sending out a warning and encouraging motorists to prepare for extreme winter driving conditions.  Officials say flash freezing conditions are a big concern as the rain we’ve been getting will quickly turn to ice as the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, August 16th High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears edged out Fruit Monument yesterday for the team title at the Black Canyon Golf Club in Montrose. Tristan Quigley shot a one over 71 to take second place. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins last night at Coors Field for their fourth win in a row. Michael Cuddyer, ...
    • Sports, August 16th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons first game is a “zero week” game Saturday, August 25th at Conifer High School. To help pay for their travel expenses next week and the rest of the season, players are selling Varsity Gold “Demon” cards for 20 dollars a piece. The cards provide year long discounts and bargains ...
    • Sports, August 15th High School Golf New Castle–The Aspen Skiers took the team title at Tuesday’s Titan Invitational at Lakota Canyon. The Skiers total of 240 edged Rifle by 5 strokes. Clayton Crawford of Aspen also captured the individual crown with a final score of 75. Danny Bartels of Rifle ended tied for third with an ...
    • Sports, August 14th MLB DENVER (AP) – DJ LeMahieu had a career-best four hits, Jeff Francis pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Monday night. Dexter Fowler, Eric Young Jr., Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each had two hits of Colorado’s 15 hits. NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche have ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 13TH BRONCOS CAMP ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Rahim Moore spent his offseason making amends for a soured rookie year in which he lost both his starting safety job and his confidence. With fellow second-year pro Quinton Carter recovering from left knee surgery and a strained right hamstring and newly acquired Jim Leonhard still working his way ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 10TH HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Battlement Mesa–The fall high school sports season teed off Thursday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course with the first tournament. Fruita Monument took the team title while Rifle captured 4th overall. The top local golfers were Triston Quigley of Rifle and Aspen’s Jesse Beetham who tied for 6th place with a ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 9TH NFL/Broncos Chicago–The long-awaited return of all-pro quarterback Peyton Manning in a Bronco uniform will take place tonight in Chicago. The Broncos take on the Bears in the first pre-season game. Manning sat out all of his final season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 after neck surgery and was signed by the Broncos as ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 8TH LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rockies rookie Jeff Rutledge drove in three runs and had three doubles among his career-high four hits, leading Colorado to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Josh Roenicke (4-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the victory. ...