From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS OIL AND GAS HEALTH RISK STUDY Denver—For the most part, people have nothing to worry about when it comes to health issues related to oil and gas drilling.  That’s the gist of a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which recently completed several studies at drilling sites on the Western Slope and ...
    • NEWS ASPEN TEEN CONFESSES TO ONLINE THREAT Aspen—He apologized for posting the online threat that closed schools from Glenwood Springs to Basalt earlier this month.  Nevertheless, the Aspen High School student who confessed to the internet stunt will be charged with a misdemeanor.  Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says he doesn’t believe the young man was ...
    • Carbondale Robbery Suspects in Custody Two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Carbondale last Thursday are now in custody. Pitkin County officials say they tracked the suspects using a cell phone to the Frying Pan Road area and were responding to investigate when they noticed a vehicle believed to be associated with the men traveling up the road. Shortly ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: By George, the Glenwood Boys Advance at Conifer CONIFER (2/22/17) — “Chano was on fire at our shoot-around at Mines earlier today, and I thought he just might light it up tonight, and he did!” Glenwood Springs coach Cory Hitchcock said after Gonzalez and the Demon boys held off a late comeback at Conifer Wednesday to defeat the Lobos 56-45 in the first ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...