From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO APPROVES CONSERVATION EASEMENT Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners endorsed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s acquisition of a conservation easement and perpetual hunting access easement on the north half of the Bershenyi Ranch. The plan to conserve game management unit 43 south of Glenwood Springs honors the longtime wishes ...
    • Carbondale Fire Department Fighting Sewell Mesa Fire ***** 7/30/2016 4:30 PM UPDATE:  Fire crews reached 100% containment this afternoon and expect to continue “mopping up” the fire through Sunday.  Highway 133 will be open in both directions overnight (from 8:00 PM Saturday until 8:00 AM Sunday).  On Sunday, one lane of Highway 133 will be closed again, with traffic alternating from 8:00 AM until ...
    • Highway 13 “Good Samaritan” Shot Himself Authorities say the man who claimed to have been shot while attempting to help another motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month was not such a good samaritan after all…  According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the man told authorities he was shot while approaching a disabled vehicle ...
    • Plane Crash Report Released A report on a plane crash in southern Colorado says the pilot had been warned not to fly into Pagosa Springs because of winter weather before his aircraft went down, killing him and his girlfriend. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed its findings this week of the November 2014 crash that killed 55-year-old Howard Guthrie, of ...
    • Search Ends for Montrose Woman Mesa County authorities have called off their search for an 82-year-old woman with dementia who was last seen at a Montrose bowling alley almost two weeks ago. Mary Finnegan left the Rose Bowl on July 15th and was expected back at her Delta County home, but she never returned. The Mesa County Sheriff’s office says up to ...
    • Kidnapping Suspect In Court The Colorado Springs man accused of taking hostages near Independence Pass on Wednesday made his first court appearance in Aspen yesterday. 30-year-old Brolin McConnell is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping for holding 3 men at gunpoint on Lincoln Creek Road near the intersection with Highway 82. During his appearance before Aspen District Judge Chris Seldin, McConnell ...
    • BLM Fire Restrictions in GarCo It’s become another unmistakable and sadly inevitable sign of summer in Colorado – fire restrictions put in place each year by officials trying to do everything they can to keep huge portions of the western U.S. from going up in flames. Bureau of Land Management officials have announced that stage 1 fire restrictions begin today for ...
    • Armed Man Takes Hostage Near Independence Pass Pitkin County Deputies were able to peacefully resolve a dangerous situation that unfolded yesterday near Independence Pass when an armed man took at least one person hostage and fired shots at the officers. The Colorado Springs man, whose identity has not been released, was armed with two handguns and had used his truck to block Lincoln ...
    • Rifle I-70 Traffic Fatality *****7/28/16 4:40 PM Update:  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmier identified the victim in Wednesday’s crash as 39 year old Daniel Jacob Kobrin of Glenwood Springs.  Glassmire says Kobrin was born and raised in Crested Butte and had recently lived in Portland, Oregon.  Toxicology tests will be conducted over the next several weeks. Authorities say that a ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Update Travelers expecting to be stuck for several hours on either side of Glenwood Canyon today actually got a reprieve due to high winds that forced CDOT to push back the rockfall mitigation work that was scheduled to completely close the canyon for a second straight day. CDOT closed the canyon yesterday and began the work of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 4TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Peyton Manning showed excellent arm strength while airing it out Monday as the Denver Broncos worked on deep throws. The league’s only four-time MVP is returning from a nerve injury that caused weakness in his throwing arm, forced him to sit out last season and led to his release from the Indianapolis Colts. In the ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 1ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–Michaela Mansfield was named the Player of the Year in the Western Slope 4A. Glenwood Head Coach Steve White was named the Coach of the Year. In 3A, Aspen Skiers’ Junior Sally McGuren was voted the 2012 Player of the Year while ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 30TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The best high school baseball players on the western slope got to display their skills one more time last night in Rifle at the All-Star game. The 3A Western Slope All Stars beat the 4A team 11 to 2. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies had yesterday off after Monday’s doubleheader sweep over the Houston ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 29TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–Tonight, the best 3A and 4A baseball players on the Western Slope will play one final game. The Western Slope All Star game at Cooper Field in Rifle will begin at 6:30. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football team will hold spring practice this week in preparation for summer camps and ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 25TH CINCINNATI (AP) – The Rockies put catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hand that has bothered him for several days and made it difficult to grip a bat tightly. Colorado called up catcher Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his spot. They also transferred infielder Hector Gomez from the 15-day disabled ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 24TH MIAMI (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) homered and drove in four runs to help Alex White earn his first victory this year, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4. White (1-3) had lost six consecutive starts since September. He gave up four runs in six innings. The Rockies, who blew early leads ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS STATE GOLF TOURNEY Rifle–Rifle High School Junior Taylor Walters shot a two day total 7 over par, 153 and took 7th place in the Colorado State High School Golf Tournament in Greeley. SOFTBALL Grand Junction–A half dozen local girls will play in the 6th annual Western Slope All-Star Softball classic tonight at Bergman Field at ...