From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS BRESLIN MEMORIAL New Castle—This Sunday, family and friends will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Brelin at one of his favorite hangouts…Burning Mountain Park. Breslin died in his home this past Monday of natural causes at the age of 63. The dedicated family man, passionate musician ...
    • NEWS ALCOHOL AND DRUGS FACTORS IN DEADLY ROLLOVER Rifle—The driver killed in Monday’s early morning rollover near Rifle had been drinking and using methamphetamine according to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire. 48 year old Robert Lashus of Parachute had an alarmingly high blood alcohol content of .226. Lashus’ brother-in-law, 42 year old Branden ...
    • NEWS FORMER NEW CASTLE MAYOR DIES New Castle—Former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Breslin has died. Breslin was was found in his home last night. While the cause of death is unknown at this time, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Breslin likely died of natural causes. Breslin, who most recently served on the town council, was ...
    • NEWS BIRGFELD MURDER TRIAL Grand Junction—She was only 8 years old when her mother failed to come home from work. Little did Jess Dixon know, her mom, Paige Birgfeld had been killed. Today in Grand Junction, Jess, now 17, took the stand in the first degree murder trial of the suspected killer, Lester Jones. According ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD BANK ROBBER STILL ON THE LOOSE Glenwood Springs—The man who robbed the Vectra Bank at 8th and Grand late Friday afternoon is still being sought by local and federal authorities. The suspect, a white man wearing a straw hat and big sunglasses, concealed one hand and reportedly told a teller he had a gun. ...
    • NEWS BLM CANCELS THOMPSON DIVIDE LEASES Glenwood Springs—25 oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide have been canceled by the Bureau of Land Management putting an end to a long, bitter feud between the energy industry and local conservationists. The area, straddling several counties including Garfield, Pitkin and Gunnison, has been the focus of lobbying ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Moves Into Playoff Position with Sweep in Eagle GYPSUM (4/28/12) — What Carder Ullom didn\’t know hurt Eagle Valley as the Glenwood junior belted a two-run home run in the 9th inning to cap an improbable 13-10 comeback from a 9-0 deficit in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at Eagle Valley. The extra-inning dramatics, along with Cody Derby\’s 13-strikeout ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 27TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons snapped a three game losing streak with a 5 to 1, non-league win over the Roaring Fork Rams. Glenwood travels to Gypsum to take on Eagle Valley tomorrow at 11 and 1 o’clock. Both games will be broadcast live on the internet at KMTS.com and ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 26TH FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State head coach Kristen Holt has resigned after four seasons in charge of the women’s program. Assistant coach Dick Lien will fill in on an interim basis while athletic director Jack Graham and the school conduct a search for Holt’s replacement. This will be the third new coach Graham has had to hire ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 25TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Rifle Bears won their 8th straight game, beating the Roaring Fork Rams last night in Carbondale, 19 to 8. Pitcher Danny Bartels is now 9 and 0. Coal Ridge defeated Grand Valley 12 to 4. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood edged Palisade 2 to 1 while Aspen beat CRMS by the same score. MLB The Colorado ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 24TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Roaring Fork Rams host the Rifle Bears this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The Bears are in the driver’s seat in the Western Slope 3A division after last weekend’s doubleheader sweep of Cedaredge. Roaring Fork is coming off a split with the Olathe Pirates. The Coal Ridge Titans take on ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 23RD HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears are now in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope 3A title if they can run the table. The Bears swept the Cedaredge Bruins in a key doubleheader Saturday afternoon, 10 to 7 and 3 to 1. Rifle travels to Carbondale tomorrow for a ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Sweep at Cedaredge Leaves Bears Alone in First Place CEDAREDGE (4/21/12) — “It must be all that working out at the gym,” a delighted Hunter Finger said to a Rifle Bear baseball fan after Finger\’s two-run home run in the top of the 7th triggered a come-from-behind 10-7 win in the first of a doubleheader sweep at Cedaredge that broke a first-place tie with ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 20TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons dropped a 10-nothing, mercy-ruled game to the Central Warriors Thursday in Grand Junction. Glenwood’s next game is Thursday, April 26th at home against Roaring Fork. Rifle–The Rifle Bears will be playing for first place in the Western Slope 3A when they take on the Cedaredge Bruins tomorrow on ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 19TH DENVER (AP) – Juan Nicasio threw 6 1-3 solid innings for his first win since returning from a broken neck, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Wednesday night. Nicasio (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits as he made his second start at Coors Field since Aug. 5, when he was hit in ...
    • SPORTS, APRIL 18TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Glenwood Demons were swept by the league-leading Palisade Bulldogs in a doublheader yesterday, 13 to nothing and 7 to 6. Glenwood plays Grand Junction Central Thursday afternoon at 2 at Canyon View Park. The Rifle Bears knocked off the Coal Ridge Titans, 8 to 2. Danny Bartels ...