From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief.  Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot.  According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78  were rejected ...
    • News GW ATTORNEY CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FORMER JUDGE/BOYFRIEND Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs immigration and defense attorney in facing criminal charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend during a recent late night altercation at a local motel. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 39 year old Lucette Laffoom slapped, hit, bit and broke the thumb ...
    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT PARACHUTE—Firefighters hope to fully contain the nearly week old Spring Creek 2 Fire burning near Parachute by the end of the day. The lightning-sparked fire near the Garfield/Mesa County line initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and has destroyed some outbuildings, trailers and vehicles. COLORADO HEALTH CARE ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Parachute—The Spring Creek 2 Fire near Parachute is now 90 percent contained. The fire that was sparked by lightning last Friday evening, remains at 621 acres thanks to wildfire crews securing fire lines and primary structures in the area. Four outbuildings, three vehicles and three trailers were ...
    • NEWS BODY FOUND IN CARBONDALE DITCH Carbondale—A gruesome discovery was made by children at a Carbondale park last night. The youngsters found a man’s body floating in an irrigation ditch during a concert in the park. Authorities are trying to identify the man and the cause of death. SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE PROGRESS Parachute—Evacuation orders were lifted last night ...
    • NEWS LOCAL HOTEL PART OF NATIONWIDE COMPUTER HACK Snowmass—One local hotel was among 20 in the nation to be targeted by computer hackers who collected names, credit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. According to hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts, the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village was the only property in Colorado ...
    • NEWS GARCO LANDFILL FUTURE OPERATIONS DISCUSSED Glenwood Springs—A professional firm may take over management of the West Garfield County landfill. The Board of Commissioners are considering an offer from Carbondale-based Heartland Environmental Services to take over the day-to-day operations. Larry Giroux with Heartland says it’s a business plan to make the landfill more efficient, not ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON OPEN TODAY Glenwood Springs—Motorists got a pleasant surprise this morning from the Colorado Department of Transportation…Glenwood Canyon was not closed as scheduled. C-DOT crews were able to finish rockfall mitigation work during Wednesday’s 6-hour closure of I-70 sooner than expected thanks to favorable conditions. Officials say a Blackhawk Helicopter was able to safely fly ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...