From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GLENWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS FUNDRAISER Glenwood Springs—Don’t eulogize the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts just yet.  A grassroots effort is underway to keep the doors of the financially-strapped center open. Sandy Haver, a music teacher at the center, went before the city council Thursday night to plead for support. She assured the council there ...
    • NEWS GRAND AVE BRIDGE/EMPLOYER DISCUSSION Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs business owners are bracing for the impact of the Grand Avenue Bridge project.  When the old bridge closes August 14th to make way for the new one, employers in and around town will have to make some major adjustments.  C-DOT and the Grand Avenue Bridge Project Team say now is ...
    • NEWS NEW MEADOWS APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON HOLD Glenwood Springs—Groundbreaking on 97 new apartment units at Glenwood Meadows will have to wait a while longer.  Last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council, with newly sworn-in members Shelly Kaup, Jonathan Godes and Rick Vorhees, decided to continue the lengthy discussion until the next meeting.  Richard Myers with the Texas-based ...
    • NEWS SNOWMASS SUMMER PROJECTS APPROVED Carbondale—A bigger restaurant and improved fiber optics are two of the projects planned for this summer at the Snowmass Ski Area.  Today the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District gave final approval to the 2017 projects that also includes a new facility for the ski patrol at the top of Sam’s Knob.  The popular Sam’s ...
    • NEWS ANOTHER GARCO EMPLOYEE GUILTY OF EMBEZZLING Glenwood Springs—For the third time in five years a Garfield County employee is caught stealing.  Alicia Macias pled guilty to embezzling $18,000 while working for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office from 2011 to 2015.  As part of her plea for felony embezzlement, another count of felony theft was dropped.  The ...
    • Smoke in the Air Today from Controlled Burn Federal Fire managers are conducting a controlled burn today in the area of West Divide Creek. Smoke is visible throughout the Colorado and Roaring Fork Valleys. The intent of today’s burn is to improve wildlife habitat within the project areas, with an emphasis on enhancing mule deer and other large game winter and transition range forage.
    • Glenwood Man Dies in UTV Crash A Glenwood man is dead following a tragic accident involving a “Utility Task Vehicle” or UTV Saturday north of Rifle. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, the victim, 53-year-old Todd Sellie, was riding a 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side near the nine mile mark on JQS Road Saturday afternoon ...
    • Carbondale Barn Total Loss Following Fire Carbondale firefighters responded to a structure fire on Goose Creek Lane near County Road 100 just before noon today. According to Mike Wagner with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, firefighters found a barn fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The barn collapsed a short time later. Wagner says the fire was contained to ...
    • GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELECTION RESULTS GLENWOOD VOTERS LIKE KAUP, GODES FOR COUNCIL AT -LARGE Shelly Kaup             811 votes Charles Willman      724 votes Jonathan Gorst       201 votes Rick Davis                198 WARD 2 Rick Voorhees       unopposed WARD 5 Jonathan Godes                    272 Amber ...
    • NEWS LITTLETON MAN KILLED IN ROLLOVER NEAR NEW CASTLE New Castle—The man who died in Sunday’s rollover accident near New Castle was identified as 65 year old Christopher Timmes of Littleton.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Timmes died of blunt force injuries and determined the crash was an accident.  Timmes was wearing a seatbelt.  According to ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JULY 5TH MLB Saint Louis, MO–Former Rockies’ slugger Matt Holliday continues to haunt his old team. Last night, Holliday went 3 for 4 at the plate in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4 to 1 over the Rockies. The Rockies will try to salvage the final game of the series with winless Christian Friederich on ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 3RD MLB St. Louis, MO–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium 9 to 3. Former Rockies’ slugger Matt Holliday hit a home run in the win. The Rockies’ team earned run average is 5.37, the worst in the major leagues. Jeff Francis is on the hill in St. Louis tonight. NFL Denver–The Broncos signed ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 2ND DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has signed a new four-year contract. The team’s executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, announced the deal Monday. The team didn’t release the terms. Prater has played for the Broncos for five seasons and converted more than 80 percent of his ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 29TH Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field 11 to 10 in 11 innings. The Rockies close out the current homestand this weekend against the San Diego Padres. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The two top-seeds at Wimbledon are back in action today. Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 27TH Denver–The Rockies fell to the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field, 12 to 5. The Nats pounded out a franchise record 21 hits. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee has postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for tomorrow after 40 members of its staff were forced to evacuate ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 26TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–Former Glenwood Springs girl’s varsity basketball coach Bryan Derby says he will not attend tonight’s meeting of the Roaring Fork Re-1 School Board. Derby was fired two weeks ago for reasons he says he still doesn’t understand and planned to speak his mind at tonight’s meeting. He says after getting ...
    • 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 ...