From the KMTS News Room:

    • Helicopter Used Today to Place Rockfall Netting in Glenwood Canyon The Thursday helicopter work was cancelled, but the media was allowed to film today’s efforts: The helicopter in the video is attempting to place a pole which will eventually hold rockfall netting in place.
    • Pair Arrested in GJ for Utah Murder Authorities in Grand Junction have arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a man in Utah. 27-year-old Mark Mair and 19-year-old Elcha Hatch were arrested after a brief standoff at a home Monday night. Mair is suspected in the death of 34-year-old Justin Hannah, of Cedar City, Utah, on Sunday. Police received information that ...
    • Treasure Hunter’s Remains Found A Colorado treasure hunter who disappeared earlier this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule says the remains found along the Rio Grande River north of ...
    • Glenwood Man Attacks Brother Garfield County authorities arrested a Glenwood Springs man this past weekend after they say he attempted to kill his brother by slicing his throat. 30-year-old Brian Dunlap is now facing attempted murder charges after he attacked his brother, 33-year-old Jason Dunlap, after the two drove up Transfer Trail and got into an argument over four-wheeling routes. ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Closure ***** UPDATE:  Helicopter operations in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday, July 28 have been cancelled, so the road will remain open until an alternate date can be determined for the work. Whichever side of Glenwood Canyon you’re on right now, if you need to be on the other side, then you should probably get on your way ...
    • Black-Footed Ferret Is Back An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets today near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. The discovery made tiny Meeteetse ...
    • Jury Selection Starts in GJ Murder Nearly a decade after a Grand Junction woman disappeared, a man accused of kidnapping and killing her is about to stand trial in her death. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Lester Ralph Jones and is expected to take all week. He’s accused of killing Paige Birgfeld, a single mother who led a double ...
    • Durango Emergency Landing A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely in Durango Monday after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear. Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, says the pilot of United Airlines Flight 5849 had just taken off from Denver International Airport shortly before he reported a problem with ...
    • Chairlift Assault Ruling An Aspen judge has ruled that a former Aspen resident who pushed a snowboarder off of a chairlift at Aspen Highlands last winter is not guilty by reason of insanity. District Judge Chris Seldin issued the ruling on Monday after a state psychologist testified that 32-year-old Thomas Proesel was insane when he pushed the snowboarder off ...
    • Police Seek Help With Carbondale Assaults Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect that may be responsible for two attempted sexual assaults in the area. The most recent incident happened in the early hours of last Saturday morning when an adult female was grabbed on a bike path near Highway 133 and Village Road. ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • COAL RIDGE BOY’S RELAY TEAM WINS GOLD Lakewood,CO.-Coal Ridge High School has it’s first state championship. This afternoon, the Titans Boy’s won the 3A 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 1:29.49. The team of Raul Oyarzabal, Chris Contreras, Samuel Diedrich and Cody Walls beat runner-up Berthoud by over two seconds. Rifle, last year’s ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 16TH HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD Lakewood, CO–Dozens of athletes from Aspen to Parachute will be competing in the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The gates open at 7:30 Thursday morning and the meet concludes on Saturday. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marco Scutaro homered off closer Santiago Casilla to lead off the ninth ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 14TH LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Abreu (uh-BRAY’-oo) hit a three-run double and A.J. Ellis added a three-run homer during a sixth-inning rally Sunday that carried Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are in San Francisco for a quick two-game set with the Giants. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 11TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Air Academy in a sweet 16 game in Colorado Springs tonight at 7. The Coal Lady Titans the Roaring Fork Lady Rams play their sweet 16 games tomorrow. Coal Ridge plays Saint Mary’s at 1 o’clock. The Lady Rams try to ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 10TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans advanced to the sweet 16 with yesterday’s 1 to nothing win over visiting Telluride. The Lady Titans will hit the road to play number 4 Saint Mary’s this Saturday at 1 o’clock. The Roaring Fork Lady Rams are also moving on to ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 9TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons beat Frederick last night 21 to 1 to advance to the Sweet 16. Savanna Pearson scored both goals for Glenwood. The Lady Demons will take on number 5 Air Academy this Friday night in Colorado Springs. 3A PLAYOFFS Coal Ridge hosts Telluride today ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 8TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS 4A The Glenwood Lady Demons will host Frederick tonight at 7 o’clock in a first round game. 3A The Lady Titans welcome Telluride to Coal Ridge High School tomorrow afternoon at 3. Aspen hosts Denver Christian at 5. Roaring Fork plays at The Academy and Basalt is ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Sweeps Into Playoffs CRAIG (5/512) — Glenwood baseball coach Eric Nieslanik tried something he\’d never done before, and it helped the Demons reach a goal that\’s eluded them for three years and insured a doubleheader sweep of Moffat County, 18-1 and 6-5, Saturday in the regular season finale. When Cody Derby, who was ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 4TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge shutout Basalt 2 to nothing but had to settle for second place in the Western Slope behind the Aspen Skiers who beat Vail Mountain School 4 to 3 in overtime. SWIMMING Glenwood will be in Craig today for the Moffat County Invitational. TRACK AND FIELD The Coal Ridge Titans are in Cedaradge today for the Bruin ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 3RD ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Brandon Stokley was ready for a reunion, not retirement. The 14th-year wide receiver rejoined the Denver Broncos – and old pal Peyton Manning – this offseason after missing almost all of 2011. Stokley played in just two games for the New York Giants last year before a strained thigh led to an injury settlement. ...