From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS RIFLE BACK TO ODD/EVEN WATERING SCHEDULE Rifle—The on again, off again water situation in Rifle is once again back on. According to the latest information from city officials, car washes and lawn watering can begin immediately thanks to the installation of a new portable pump. However, there is a kink in the hose, so to ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Police have arrested the older brother of a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot at an apartment complex in Aurora. Investigators said Tuesday the 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of negligent child abuse resulting in death and is being held at a juvenile detention center. The Denver Post reports Aurora police called ...
    • NEWS MAN HIT BY CAR IN CARBONDALE Carbondale—A man was critically injured after being hit by a car this morning while crossing Highway 133 at Village Road. According to reports from the Carbondale Police Department, the man was in the crosswalk when a westbound vehicle turning onto 133 from Village Road hit him. The pedestrian, who’s ...
    • NEWS GARCO PLANNERS DISCUSS GRAVEL PIT, SOLAR PROJECT Glenwood Springs—Gravel and solar energy projects come before the Garfield County Planning Commission tonight. The commission will first tackle a land use change permit for the Powers Pit just east of Carbondale at Highway 82 and County Road 103. Pit operators are asking for changes in the hours of ...
    • NEWS PET “RESORT” KENNEL GETS FINAL APPROVAL FROM GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new dog and cat kennel in south Glenwood Springs were upheld last night by the city council. The council’s 5 to 1 vote to affirm the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of “Dog Holliday’s Pet Resort” came after a lengthy ...
    • NEWS RIFLE WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE Rifle—Outdoor water use has been partially restored in Rifle following the break of an intake pipeline from the Colorado River to the Graham Mesa water treatment plant. City officials say while the repairs aren’t as extensive as initially feared, there are still problems delivering the water at maximum capacity. ...
    • NEWS WATER RESTRICTIONS IN RIFLE Rifle—Rifle residents are under mandatory water restrictions after a pipeline that provides water broke. City officials say water may not be used for any outdoor purposes until further notice. There is no estimate when it will be repaired. Officials say there is a limited amount of water in the ...
    • NEWS MURDER TRIAL FOR C’DALE MAN UNDER WAY Glenwood Springs—The first degree murder trial for the Carbondale man accused of killing his wife with a machete over a year ago is under way in Garfield County District Court. 47 year old Arturo Navarette-Portillo reportedly confessed to killing Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya in February of last year in their ...
    • NEWS DELAYS IN GW CANYON DUE TO ROCKFALL WORK Glenwood Springs—If you’re driving through Glenwood Canyon tomorrow, plan on being delayed. C-DOT officials say both directions of I-70 will be closed for 30 minutes to an hour while a helicopter delivers materials needed for the rockfall mitigation project. The closures will take place intermittently between 9am and ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park have delayed the opening of Trail Ridge Road because of whiteout snow conditions on Friday. Park rangers reported winds up to 30 miles per hour as the temperatures dipped to 24 degrees. COLLBRAN(AP) – Mesa County emergency management officials are evacuating people who live near a massive ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Avs Part of Three Team Hockey Deal TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche in a three-team trade that also involved Colorado and Detroit. Tampa Bay sent forward Steve Downie to the Avalanche for defenseman Kyle Quincey. The Lightning then dealt Quincey to the Red Wings for a first-round ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 21ST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Girls 3A District Play In Games Aspen beat Basalt 47-29. Hotchkiss defeated Cedaredge 54-39. Tonight the at 6, the Rifle Lady Bears host Hotchkiss , Coal Ridge travels to Grand Valley, Aspen travels to Olathe and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. Boys 3A District Play In Games Rifle clobbered Basalt 86-31 while ...
    • KMTS HOOPS: GS BOYS & GIRLS PLAY ON; RAMS UPSET LADY BEARS GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/17/12) — After battling league-leading Eagle Valley through four quarters in one of their best efforts of the season before falling 59-52 last Friday, the Glenwood Springs senior boys gathered on the court of Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium to bid farewell to their high school basketball careers. Losing five of their last six games, ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 20TH GIRLS BASKETBALL: Class 4A State Tourney Pairings The 48-team Class 4A state tournament bracket has been released by CHSAA. Top seeds as expected went to Air Academy, Pueblo South, Pueblo West and D\’Evelyn. Below is a look at the pairings which are listed in bracket order. QUADRANT ONE (Tanya Haave Region) #1 Air Academy ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 17TH DENVER (AP) – Chris Udofia scored 19 points and Justin Coughlin 14 to lead Denver to a 77-52 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Chase Hallam added 13 points and Brett Olson 10 for the Pioneers (19-8, 9-5 Sun Belt), who never trailed and moved into a tie with Louisiana-Lafayette for second place in the league’s West Division. Darshawn McClellan scored ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 16TH HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Denver–A combined 21 wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley High School are grappling for medals at the annual state tournament in Denver. The wrestlers will compete today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Pepsi Center. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns host the Aspen Skiers tonight at the Big House. ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 14TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Craig–The Glenwood Lady Demons can clinch the Western Slope crown tonight with a win over the Moffat County Lady Bulldogs. The game begins at 6 o’clock and can be heard live on KMTS and KMTS.com. The boy’s game will follow at 7:30. NBA Denver–The Denver Nuggets are back in action tonight ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 13TH HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Western Slope will be well represented this week at the state tournament in Denver. 21 wrestlers from Grand Valley to Glenwood Springs are headed to state after qualifying last weekend at the 4A and 3A regional tournaments at Eagle Valley and Montrose respectively. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Craig–Tomorrow night in Craig, the Glenwood ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 10TH HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING/DIVING Thornton–Several members of the Glenwood Lady Demons Swim and Dive team will be competing today and tomorrow in the state 4A meet in Thornton. WRESTLING Gypsum–The Glenwood Demons are at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum competing in a regional tournament. Wrestlers from Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley are grappling ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 9TH DENVER (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and the Dallas Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the undermanned Denver Nuggets 105-95 on Wednesday night. Vince Carter added 17 points, and Shawn Marion and Rodrigue Beaubois added 13 points each for the Mavericks, who defeated Denver for the first time in five tries. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – ...