From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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. ...
    • Fort Carson Soldiers Under Arrest Authorities say four soldiers from Fort Carson have turned themselves in after breaking into a Colorado Springs apartment and threatening the residents with a gun. Colorado Springs Police say the soldiers were arrested on suspicion of burglary, menacing and child abuse. All four are currently being held in the El Paso County jail. Investigators say a family ...
    • Ogden Defense Questions Evidence, Asks To Move Trial Defense attorneys in the murder trial of Matthew Ogden spent this past Friday in court questioning the conduct of investigators who interviewed Ogden after the death of his infant daughter. Ogden’s public defenders say that officers with the District Attorney’s office and the Parachute Police Department ignored obvious signs of mental breakdown during their questioning of ...
    • Colorado Climbing Guide Killed in Wyoming A climbing guide from Colorado who was leading tourists down Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming  has died. The Exum Mountain Guide company says 42-year-old Gary Falk was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park’s highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of ...
    • THC Water Scare – False Alarm A warning not to drink the water in the town of Hugo has been canceled after additional tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that a criminal investigation is continuing into suspected tampering and forced entry at a Hugo community ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MARCH 23RD HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge clobbered Rangely 8 to nothing while Basalt defeated Grand Valley 4 to 1. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Coal Ridge Titans earned their first win of the season by mercy-ruling the Aspen Skiers 19 to 9 in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader. Game two was suspended in the third inning ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 22ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Western Slope 4-A All Conference teams were released. Four of the five starters for the Glenwood Lady Demons earned first team honors; Seniors Lexie Warkentin and Cassidy Gaddis, Junior Kenzie Nelson-Buehler and Sophomore Delaney Gaddis. Glenwood Senior Sarah Davis was named Honorable Mention. ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 21ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER All three games played yesterday were shutouts. The Rifle Lady Bears earned their first win of the season by blanking Rangely 4 to nothing. Aspen beat Grand Valley by the same score and Roaring Fork defeated Basalt 2-zip. TEBOW Tim Tebow is gone. One day after signing Peyton Manning ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 20TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge and Aspen kicked to a 1-1 tie yesterday. Today, Coal Ridge welcomes Eagle Valley, Roaring Fork travels to Basalt, Aspen heads west to Grand Valley and Rifle welcomes Rangely. NFL Denver–The Denver Broncos and future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning have agreed to terms on a ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 19TH DENVER BRONCOS Denver–Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning has decided to finish his career in the Mile High City. ESPN reported this morning that Manning instructed his agent to negotiate a deal with the Broncos. The network is also reporting that Tim Tebow will be traded. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Kansas slipped ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 16TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Roaring Fork Lady Rams defeated Grand Valley 5 to 2 while Colorado Rocky Mountain School shutout Rifle 4-zip. LACROSSE Glenwood hosts Telluride today at 4. SWIMMING Glenwood heads south today for this weekend’s Montrose Invitational. BASEBALL Glenwood welcomes Steamboat to town for a game tomorrow morning at 10 and will take on Middle Park tomorrow afternoon ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 15TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Rifle hosts Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Grand Valley travels to Roaring Fork for games today at 4 o’clock. TENNIS Glenwood plays at Aspen today at 4. DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is promoting March Madness in Colorado. He’s signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as “CSU and CU are Dancing Day” and has ordered that the schools’ flags ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 14TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle defeated Coal Ridge 7 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs beat Battle Mountain 3 to 2. Aspen beat Roaring Fork in double overtime 2 to 1. Coal Ridge blanked Rifle 7-zip. NFL/PEYTON MANNING According to inside sources, Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning has narrowed his choices of ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 13TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears host the Coal Ridge Titans this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Deerfield Park. You can catch the game live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight at 7. SOCCER Three games are scheduled this afternoon and tonight. Rifle plays at Coal Ridge at 4. Roaring Fork ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 12TH NCAA Men’s Basketball Men’s college basketball is alive and well in the state of Colorado. Both the CU Buffaloes and the CSU Rams are going to the big dance. The Buffs earned an automatic birth by winning the first ever Pac-12 tournament this past weekend. They earned an ...