From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT PARACHUTE—Firefighters hope to fully contain the nearly week old Spring Creek 2 Fire burning near Parachute by the end of the day. The lightning-sparked fire near the Garfield/Mesa County line initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and has destroyed some outbuildings, trailers and vehicles. COLORADO HEALTH CARE ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Parachute—The Spring Creek 2 Fire near Parachute is now 90 percent contained. The fire that was sparked by lightning last Friday evening, remains at 621 acres thanks to wildfire crews securing fire lines and primary structures in the area. Four outbuildings, three vehicles and three trailers were ...
    • NEWS BODY FOUND IN CARBONDALE DITCH Carbondale—A gruesome discovery was made by children at a Carbondale park last night. The youngsters found a man’s body floating in an irrigation ditch during a concert in the park. Authorities are trying to identify the man and the cause of death. SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE PROGRESS Parachute—Evacuation orders were lifted last night ...
    • NEWS LOCAL HOTEL PART OF NATIONWIDE COMPUTER HACK Snowmass—One local hotel was among 20 in the nation to be targeted by computer hackers who collected names, credit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. According to hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts, the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village was the only property in Colorado ...
    • NEWS GARCO LANDFILL FUTURE OPERATIONS DISCUSSED Glenwood Springs—A professional firm may take over management of the West Garfield County landfill. The Board of Commissioners are considering an offer from Carbondale-based Heartland Environmental Services to take over the day-to-day operations. Larry Giroux with Heartland says it’s a business plan to make the landfill more efficient, not ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON OPEN TODAY Glenwood Springs—Motorists got a pleasant surprise this morning from the Colorado Department of Transportation…Glenwood Canyon was not closed as scheduled. C-DOT crews were able to finish rockfall mitigation work during Wednesday’s 6-hour closure of I-70 sooner than expected thanks to favorable conditions. Officials say a Blackhawk Helicopter was able to safely fly ...
    • NEWS DRIVERS GETTING TICKETS FOR TAKING CATTLE CREEK TURN OFF Glenwood Springs—Colorado State Troopers are writing a lot of expensive tickets to motorists trying to take the Cattle Creek exit off of Highway 82. Drivers hoping to take the Cottonwood Pass detour during the two-day Glenwood Canyon closure are brazenly going through the Cattle Creek road construction ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Six Colorado ballot measures ranging from presidential primaries to higher tobacco taxes have until the end of business Monday to try to get a place on November ballots. Monday is Colorado’s deadline to turn in some 98,000 signatures for inclusion on ballots. ASPEN (AP) – Officials near Aspen are concerned about increased all-terrain ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JULY 2ND DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has signed a new four-year contract. The team’s executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, announced the deal Monday. The team didn’t release the terms. Prater has played for the Broncos for five seasons and converted more than 80 percent of his ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 29TH Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field 11 to 10 in 11 innings. The Rockies close out the current homestand this weekend against the San Diego Padres. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The two top-seeds at Wimbledon are back in action today. Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 27TH Denver–The Rockies fell to the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field, 12 to 5. The Nats pounded out a franchise record 21 hits. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee has postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for tomorrow after 40 members of its staff were forced to evacuate ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 26TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–Former Glenwood Springs girl’s varsity basketball coach Bryan Derby says he will not attend tonight’s meeting of the Roaring Fork Re-1 School Board. Derby was fired two weeks ago for reasons he says he still doesn’t understand and planned to speak his mind at tonight’s meeting. He says after getting ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 21ST Philadelphia, PA–In the lone National League game, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied with two in the bottom of the ninth to nip Colorado 7-6. Todd Helton missed tagging first base to allow the winning run to score. MLB-NEWS Tulo out indefinitely…Oswalt starts Friday in Texas UNDATED (AP) – Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) will have surgery on his ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 20TH NEW YORK (AP) – Balls have been flying out of Yankee Stadium this afternoon. The Yanks and the Braves combined for eight home runs through the first six innings. The Braves are holding on to a 6-4 lead. It’s been a hot afternoon in the Bronx, with temperatures well into the 90s. BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 19TH MLB The Colorado Rockies are back in action tonight against the Phillies in the city of brotherly love. The Rockies have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are 16 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West. Josh Outman will be on the hill tonight ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 18TH DETROIT (AP) – Max Scherzer struck out 12 in eight dominant innings, rookie Quintin Berry had a career-high five hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Sunday. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each had an RBI double. Gerald Laird added three hits and Berry finished 5 for 5 to help the ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 14TH Glenwood Springs–After six years, 113 victories, three Western Slope League Championships and one final four appearance, Bryan Derby has been fired as head coach of the Glenwood Lady Demons Basketball program. Derby says a drop in player participation and personality clashes were the reasons given for his dismissal. He disputes that ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 13TH MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Oakland A’s last night at Coors Field 8 to 5. The Rockies have dropped 6 in a row, matching the season high. Hosh Outman will be on the hill for the Rockies tonight looking for his first win. MLS Denver–The Colorado Rapids have re-signed defender Drew Moor to a ...