From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS DRIVERS GETTING TICKETS FOR TAKING CATTLE CREEK TURN OFF Glenwood Springs—Colorado State Troopers are writing a lot of expensive tickets to motorists trying to take the Cattle Creek exit off of Highway 82. Drivers hoping to take the Cottonwood Pass detour during the two-day Glenwood Canyon closure are brazenly going through the Cattle Creek road construction ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Six Colorado ballot measures ranging from presidential primaries to higher tobacco taxes have until the end of business Monday to try to get a place on November ballots. Monday is Colorado’s deadline to turn in some 98,000 signatures for inclusion on ballots. ASPEN (AP) – Officials near Aspen are concerned about increased all-terrain ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD RECREATION MASTER PLAN Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents are young, fairly affluent, athletic and lovers of all types of recreation according to a recent survey conducted by parks and recreation planning firm, Greenplay. The organization is currently in the throes of putting together Glenwood’s Park and Recreation Master Plan. Project manager Mark Thatcher gave ...
    • NEWS BRESLIN MEMORIAL New Castle—This Sunday, family and friends will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Brelin at one of his favorite hangouts…Burning Mountain Park. Breslin died in his home this past Monday of natural causes at the age of 63. The dedicated family man, passionate musician ...
    • NEWS ALCOHOL AND DRUGS FACTORS IN DEADLY ROLLOVER Rifle—The driver killed in Monday’s early morning rollover near Rifle had been drinking and using methamphetamine according to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire. 48 year old Robert Lashus of Parachute had an alarmingly high blood alcohol content of .226. Lashus’ brother-in-law, 42 year old Branden ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 1ST Peach Valley–Coal Ridge High School is looking for a new head football coach. Scott Parker has decided to step down after four years at the helm to devote more time to his family. Parker led the Titans to their first and only playoff appearance in 2010. Denver–The Denver Nuggets began the second ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 29TH Glenwood Springs–If you can endure 10 hours of skiing or snowboarding expert runs, sign up for this Friday’s Defiance Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Teams of two are encouraged to register for the annual endurance race to raise money for Sunlight’s 62 volunteer ski patrollers. The racing begins Friday morning at ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 28TH KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL COVERAGE CONTINUES IN DENVER Denver–KMTS radio’s coverage of high school playoff basketball will continue in Denver this Friday night when the Rifle Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 at Bruce Randolph High School. That game will be followed by the Lady Rams of Roaring Fork taking on Denver School ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 27TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE 3A TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ________________________BOYS___________________________ FIRST ROUND – FRIDAY MARCH 2ND (Host Sites) – REGION ONE Faith Christian HS #1 Faith Christian vs #32 University #16 Clear Creek vs #17 Platte Valley Pinnacle HS 7:00pm: #8 Pinnacle vs #25 Rifle 5:00pm: #9 Manual vs #24 Sheridan Winners play Saturday at 11:00am – REGION TWO Manitou Springs HS 7:00pm: ...
    • KMTS B-Ball Playoffs: DISTRICT CHAMPION ASPEN BOYS TO HOST REGIONALS — RUNNER-UP ROARING FORK BOYS, RIFLE GIRLS HOPEFUL PALISADE (2/25/12) — By sweeping through the 3A Western Slope Boys District Tournament, the Aspen Skiers will host a four-team regional tournament next weekend. “We\’re thrilled to get a home regional,” Skiers coach Steve Ketchum said after his team held off Roaring Fork, 47-37 in the championship game Saturday night. The ...
    • KMTS B-BALL PLAYOFFS: RIFLE GIRLS, ASPEN, RF BOYS ADVANCE IN DISTRICTS PALISADE (2/24/12) — Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald had her notepad out during Olathe\’s afternoon semifinal game in hopeful anticipation that her team might meet the top-ranked Pirates in Saturday\’s 3A Western Slope District basketball championship. Several hours later, the matchup was complete, but it wasn\’t easy getting there, Rifle ...