From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hanging Lake Plan Would Cut the Number of Visitors by Half Each Day
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says Hanging Lake has continued to see a large increase in visitation over the last decade. Up to 1,200 visitors venture to the lake a day during the summer. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports the Forest Service on Tuesday released its long-awaited management plan for the ...
    • Portion of Grand Avenue Bridge Falls Onto Railroad Tracks
      Shortly after 8:00 tonight, a portion of the Grand Avenue Bridge fell onto the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Glenwood Springs. It’s not known if this collapse was intentional, but use of the Colorado River has been restricted since Monday at midnight as a precaution.
    • NEWS
      GARCO LOOKING FOR PARTY STATUS IN AIR QUALITY CONTROL Glenwood Springs—What’s right for the front range may not be right for the Western Slope.  Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky wants a place at the table when it comes to air quality control.  The board is asking for party status to have a say on statewide air ...
    • GWS Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver
      Glenwood Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who fled from a head-on accident in West Glenwood last weekend that sent two people to the hospital in serious condition. Investigators say that a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Highway 6 just after 9:30 Sunday night when it hit ...
    • Colorado Man Nabbed in NYC
      A 25-year-old man from Colorado has been arrested in New York on charges of possessing 40 pounds of the highly potent drug fentanyl. Carlos Ramirez, of Lakewood, was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say it was the largest DEA seizure of fentanyl in New York history. Prosecutors say Ramirez ...
    • Unique Water Rights Deal
      A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of ...
    • Utah Mine Spill Suit
      The state of Utah is suing Colorado mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states with a plume of bright-yellow wastewater tainted by arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Utah Attorney General spokesman Dan Burton said Tuesday the state wants cleanup ...
    • River Death – Downtown Denver
      Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence Park about ...
    • Fire Captain Found Dead
      A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson says shortly ...
    • Seizing Hiker Rescued
      Rescuers with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen had to rescue a female hiker near Crater Lake yesterday evening, and ended up having to evacuate her via helicopter due to a medical emergency. Authorities received the first indication of trouble when the Ohio woman apparently activated an emergency beacon around 6 pm. While ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Playing for Pride, Glenwood Crushes Cortez, 48-3
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/26/12) — So the playoffs are gone, but the game remains, and for a dozen Glenwood seniors, their final home football game was a triumphant 48-3 thrashing of the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers. Last week second-half collapse at Evergreen, that tossed away a 20-7 lead, ended the Demons’ wild card hopes, but for probably all the ...
    • Sports, October 26th
      VOLLEYBALL The Glenwood Lady Demons took care of business last night at home defeating Delta in a three game sweep. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Glenwood Demons take a final bow before the home crowd tonight as they take on the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers at Stubler Memorial Field. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pregame ...
    • Sports, October 25th
      3A Boys Soccer Championships The Coal Ridge Titans earned the 3rd seed and will host a four-team regional tomorrow. The Titans will take on 30th seed KIPP Denver Collegiate at noon. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Telluride / Arrupe Jesuit game Saturday afternoon at 1. The Roaring ...
    • Weekend High School Sports Scores
      In alphabetical order by home team. Winning teamsin BOLD Football: Grand Valley 36 at Aspen 19 Coal Ridge 14 at Basalt 21 Glenwood 32 at Evergreen 38 Roaring Fork 0 at Meeker 35 Steamboat 0 at Rifle 56 Volleyball: Cedaredge 3 at Grand Valley 1 Coal Ridge 1 at Roaring Fork 3 Tournament Play: Glenwood 3 vs Wheat Ridge 0 Glenwood 1 vs Middle Park 2 Glenwood 2 ...
    • Sports, October 19th
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Glenwood Lady Demons hung on to beat a stubborn Steamboat Springs squad last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium 3 games to 2. The win keeps the Lady Demons tied for first in the league with Palisade. Coal Ridge swept Rifle while Roaring Fork took Aspen in 3 and Grand Valley fell to Meeker ...
    • Sports, October 18th
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge hosts Rifle tonight at 6. Aspen travels to Roaring Fork and Grand Valley heads north to Meeker. The late match has Glenwood taking on Steamboat Springs at 6:30 at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons welcome the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight at 6. Coal Ridge ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Step Up to Latest Challenge, 38-7 Over Conifer
      RIFLE (10/12/12) — When the Rifle Bears yielded 24 points in the fourth quarter of last year’s second-round state playoff loss to Windsor, a first-half injury to Ryan Moeller was seen as a contributing factor as a 12-8 halftime deficit eventually became a 36-15 final. With that in mind, along with the gaudy, video ...
    • Sports, October 16th
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Rifle Lady Bears welcome Moffat County to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6. Coal Ridge travels to Battle Mountain at 6 as well. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons head west to Grand Junction to battle the Warriors of Central High School at 4:30. All other soccer games today begin ...
    • Sports, October 15th
      NFL/BRONCOS San Diego, CA–Tonight, the Denver Broncos look to even their record at 3 and 3 with a win over the Chargers in San Diego. Kick off is set for 6:30 with pregame coverage beginning at 4:35 on KMTS. SCORES AND STANDINGS ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Survive Flag Football Game @ Moffat County
      CRAIG (10/11/12) — Nothing was going Glenwood’s way in the second half of an unusual Thursday night game at Moffat County. A 22-point lead had been cut to ten heading into the fourth quarter, and the Demons’ thriving first-half offense was without a first down until handed one on a Bulldog penalty. Glenwood’s playoff hopes barely had ...