From the KMTS News Room:

    • Issues and Answers Forum Live on KMTS and kmts.com Wednesday Night The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association hosts the annual Issues and Answers Forum on Wednesday, October 12, beginning 5 p.m. at Glenwood Springs City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. KMTS News Director Ron Milhorn will moderate. This event will also be broadcast live on KMTS, kmts.com and YouTube. The following races and ballot ...
    • NEWS OHV RULES ADOPTED BY GARCO Glenwood Springs—New regulations for off highway vehicles (OHV) were adopted today by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.  Assistant Garfield County Manager Fred Jarman says the OHV user groups were instrumental in putting together a list of recommendations dealing with volumes, mixed use, surfacing and access to public lands. Rich Doak ...
    • NEWS SEARCH CONTINUES FOR COOK IN PITCO Aspen—There’s still no sign of David Cook.  Despite sending in dozens of reinforcements and additional back country rescue teams from around the state, efforts to find the missing 49 year old Albuquerque man in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area have come up empty.  10 days ago, the former Marine set ...
    • NEWS ADDITIONAL CREWS LOOKING FOR MISSING CLIMBER  Aspen—The search for the New Mexico man who’s been missing in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area for over a week has intensified.  Search teams from around the state have been called in to help find 49 year old David Cook of Albuquerque.  The former Marine set out nine days ago ...
    • NEWS AMAYA MURDER TRIAL Eagle—While hiding under a truck from his crazed, older, gun-wielding cousin, an El Jebel teen talked to the 9-1-1 dispatcher the night of July 12th, 2014 moments after his parents had been gunned down in their home.  The young man, now 15, was the first witness called to the stand yesterday in Eagle ...
    • NEWS EL JEBEL DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY El Jebel—More than two years have passed since an El Jebel man shot and killed his aunt and uncle in their home.  Today, opening arguments were heard in the double-murder trial of Williams Anderson Amaya.   Amaya has pled not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 12th, 2014 ...
    • NEWS GARCO ATTORNEY UP FOR JUDGESHIP Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Attorney Tari Williams may soon be sounding a judge’s gavel.  Williams of Carbondale is one of three candidates nominated to be the next judge for the Ninth Judicial District.  The other nominees are Anne Morrdin, also of Carbondale and Scott Turner of Denver. Current District Judge Daniel Petre ...
    • Huge Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Found Near Rifle Rifle—A massive illegal marijuana grow operation near Rifle has been shut down by local and federal law enforcement agencies.  Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says 14 illegal Chinese immigrants, (12 men, 2 women) were also taken into custody and some three thousand marijuana plants were discovered.  Vallario says suspicions were raised when authorities noticed a large ...
    • NEWS VETERANS HEALTH CARE Denver—The suicide of a veteran awaiting treatment for PTSD at a Colorado VA clinic has the attention of Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.  Gardner and fellow GOP Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are both asking for an investigation into a whistleblower’s report about the circumstances surrounding the veteran’s death.  Gardner wants to know ...
    • NEWS BLEAK BUDGET OUTLOOK FOR COLORADO Denver—Garfield County’s impending budget challenges are symptomatic of what the entire state is facing in 2017.  Colorado revenue forecasts released today by legislative and economic analysts say a combination of factors are to blame for the bleak budget outlook, namely shrinking oil and gas revenues and court-ordered tax refunds to oil ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 8TH BOSTON (AP) – After losing Game 5 at home, the Heat went to Boston and clobbered the Celtics 98-79 to force a decisive seventh game in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals tomorrow night in Miami. LeBron James came up huge, with 45 points and 15 rebounds. PARIS (AP) – Second-seeded Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) and sixth-seeded David Ferrer (feh-REHR’) are ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 7TH Carbondale–A summer full of buckin’ broncos and barrel racing gets underway tonight at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. The gates open at 5:30 with slack at 6:30 and the Grand Entry at 7:30. Phoenix, AZ–The Rockies lost to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix last night, 6 to 1. The Rockies come home to ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 6TH MLB Phoenix–The Colorado Rockies were pummeled by the Arizona Diamondbacks last night in Phoenix 10 to nothing. D-Backs’ right hander Ian Kennedy struck out a career high 12 batters. Tonight, Josh Outman will be on the hill for the Rockies against Arizona’s Wade Miley. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Ryan Warner ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 5TH PHOENIX (AP) – Colorado rookie Christian Friedrich pitched four-hit ball for seven innings in the best outing of his young career and the Rockies won for the seventh time in eight games, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out four and walked two, both in the first inning, to improve to 4-1 in six ...