From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS COLORADO HONORS FALLEN DALLAS COPS Denver—In honor of the five Dallas police officers who were shot and killed last night, all flags in Colorado will fly at half staff for the next few days. Governor John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered at all state buildings, following the lead of the federal proclamation. ...
    • NEWS STORM KING ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—22 years ago today, the South Canyon Fire claimed the lives of 14 firefighters on Storm King Mountain. Local fire officials and others who were around on that tragic day will stop by the Storm King Memorial at Two Rivers Park to honor the men and women who died; Kathi Beck, Tami ...
    • NEWS MAN DIES IN GARCO ATV ACCIDENT Glenwood Springs—A Fruita man was killed in an ATV crash north of New Castle Monday morning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the 30 year old man, who’s name has not been released, lost control on a switchback on County Road 243 and was thrown off the ...
    • Onlookers Causing Trouble for Firefighters Motorists wanting to catch a glimpse of a fire burning between Rifle and Rulison are causing trouble for fire crews trying to battle the flames tonight. Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says members of the public are being asked to avoid County Road 320 if possible.  Additional traffic from onlookers has apparently been ...
    • NEWS JOHN MARTIN TAKES GOP PRIMARY Glenwood Springs—John Martin’s quest to win an unprecedented sixth term on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners continues after last night’s primary victory. Martin captured just over 73 percent of the vote to handily defeat Republican challenger Aron Diaz. Martin thanked Diaz for running a positive, issue-focused campaign and now looks ...
    • NEWS STILL NO ID OF DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—Foul play has been ruled out by Garfield County authorities in last weekend’s death of a middle aged man who was found floating in the Colorado River. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the body had been in the river for several days before it was discovered by ...
    • NEWS GARCO APPROVES FUNDS FOR ‘SANE’ PROGRAM Glenwood Springs—An important rape investigation program is being restored to Garfield County and the rest of the 9th Judicial District. The once dormant program known as ‘SANE’ standing for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, received a $2,500 grant from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this morning. District Attorney Sherry ...
    • NEWS UPDATE: WESTERN U.S. WILDFIRES COLORADO Firefighters are clearing brush and wetting grass on the edges of a forest near the Colorado-Wyoming border where a blaze has burned 8 square miles. Crews are concentrating on keeping the flames from about 40 nearby vacation homes. So far, only a few small structures have burned. Officials have ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIRLIFT SHOVER LEGALLY INSANE Aspen—The man who shoved a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January, has been deemed legally insane by a state psychiatrist. 32 year old Thomas Proesel has already pled not guilty of first-degree assault for pushing a 28 year old snowboarder off the Loge Peak Lift. The snowboarder ...
    • NEWS SPECIAL BENCH DEDICATION TO HONOR PARACHUTE BABY Parachute—The memory of the baby girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father one year ago today will be honored tonight in Parachute. Local officials will gather with community members to dedicate a special bench at Cottonwood Park in the name of Sarah Ogden. A committee has ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 9TH High School Soccer The Glenwood Lady Demons came away from Montrose yesterday with a 2-2 tie. Meanwhile, Coal Ridge lost to the Lady Bulldogs in Palisade 2 to 1. High School Baseball The Rifle Bears open up the new season at home Saturday against the Aspen Skiers. The first game ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 7TH DENVER (AP) – Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov (var-LAH’-mawf) stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night. Jay McClement, Jan Hejda (yahn HAY’-dah), Mark Olver, Ryan O’Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored for the Avalanche, who have won six of ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 6TH Denver–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in overtime, 119-116. Arron Afflalo scored a career high 32 points to lead the Nuggets. Denver–The Denver Broncos named placekicker Matt Prater their franchise player. That means the Broncos can match any offers other teams may make to the NFL’s strongest, most accurate ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 5TH NEW YORK (AP) – Now that the NFL has uncovered a big-money bounty program for players in New Orleans, it likely will zero in on other teams Gregg Williams worked for. That means the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars and Bills probably should all expect to hear from the league soon. Williams has admitted and apologized for running a bounty pool of up ...
    • KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears Lose One-point Slugfest, 44-43 DENVER (3-3-12) –The Rifle Lady Bears played a regional tournament worthy of making the trip to the Great Eight 3A state championship in Fort Collins next weekend, but fell one point short, losing to Denver School of Science and Technology, 44-43 in the Sweet Sixteen final at “Daddy Bruce” Randolph Middle School ...
    • KMTS B-ball Playoffs: Lady Bears into Sweet 16; Rams fall to DSST DENVER (3-2-12) — There was a time when the number 23 was coveted on every basketball team… but though Michael Jordan\’s heroics are fading into sports history with this generation of high school hoopsters, Rifle\’s Chante Church and Denver Stapleton\’s Bailee Cotton were worthy of that number\’s past glories in leading their teams ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 2ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 3A REGIONAL PLAYOFFS Denver–The Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Lady Rams will play in sub-regional games tonight at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver. The Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 while Roaring Fork will battle Denver School of Science and Technology at 7. Both ...