From the KMTS News Room:

    • Carbondale Fire Department Fighting Sewell Mesa Fire ***** 7/30/2016 4:30 PM UPDATE:  Fire crews reached 100% containment this afternoon and expect to continue “mopping up” the fire through Sunday.  Highway 133 will be open in both directions overnight (from 8:00 PM Saturday until 8:00 AM Sunday).  On Sunday, one lane of Highway 133 will be closed again, with traffic alternating from 8:00 AM until ...
    • Highway 13 “Good Samaritan” Shot Himself Authorities say the man who claimed to have been shot while attempting to help another motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle earlier this month was not such a good samaritan after all…  According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the man told authorities he was shot while approaching a disabled vehicle ...
    • Plane Crash Report Released A report on a plane crash in southern Colorado says the pilot had been warned not to fly into Pagosa Springs because of winter weather before his aircraft went down, killing him and his girlfriend. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed its findings this week of the November 2014 crash that killed 55-year-old Howard Guthrie, of ...
    • Search Ends for Montrose Woman Mesa County authorities have called off their search for an 82-year-old woman with dementia who was last seen at a Montrose bowling alley almost two weeks ago. Mary Finnegan left the Rose Bowl on July 15th and was expected back at her Delta County home, but she never returned. The Mesa County Sheriff’s office says up to ...
    • Kidnapping Suspect In Court The Colorado Springs man accused of taking hostages near Independence Pass on Wednesday made his first court appearance in Aspen yesterday. 30-year-old Brolin McConnell is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping for holding 3 men at gunpoint on Lincoln Creek Road near the intersection with Highway 82. During his appearance before Aspen District Judge Chris Seldin, McConnell ...
    • BLM Fire Restrictions in GarCo It’s become another unmistakable and sadly inevitable sign of summer in Colorado – fire restrictions put in place each year by officials trying to do everything they can to keep huge portions of the western U.S. from going up in flames. Bureau of Land Management officials have announced that stage 1 fire restrictions begin today for ...
    • Armed Man Takes Hostage Near Independence Pass Pitkin County Deputies were able to peacefully resolve a dangerous situation that unfolded yesterday near Independence Pass when an armed man took at least one person hostage and fired shots at the officers. The Colorado Springs man, whose identity has not been released, was armed with two handguns and had used his truck to block Lincoln ...
    • Rifle I-70 Traffic Fatality *****7/28/16 4:40 PM Update:  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmier identified the victim in Wednesday’s crash as 39 year old Daniel Jacob Kobrin of Glenwood Springs.  Glassmire says Kobrin was born and raised in Crested Butte and had recently lived in Portland, Oregon.  Toxicology tests will be conducted over the next several weeks. Authorities say that a ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Update Travelers expecting to be stuck for several hours on either side of Glenwood Canyon today actually got a reprieve due to high winds that forced CDOT to push back the rockfall mitigation work that was scheduled to completely close the canyon for a second straight day. CDOT closed the canyon yesterday and began the work of ...
    • Helicopter Used Today to Place Rockfall Netting in Glenwood Canyon The Thursday helicopter work was cancelled, but the media was allowed to film today’s efforts: The helicopter in the video is attempting to place a pole which will eventually hold rockfall netting in place.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 24TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL GIRLS 3A CONSOLATION ROUND Hotchkiss-39 Coal Ridge-31 Roaring Fork-55 Aspen-44 BOYS CONSOLATION ROUND Grand Valley-58 Gunnison-54 2ot Olathe-72 Hotchkiss-53 Palisade–This weekend at Palisade High School, the 3A District tournament continues. This afternoon, the action begins at 3 o’clock with the Olathe Lady Pirates taking on the Gunnison Cowgirls in a ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Boys District 3A Quarterfinals Coal Ridge beat Grand Valley 47-42. Rifle squeaked past Olathe 54-52. Roaring Fork defeated Hotchkiss 69-43 and Aspen got past Gunnison 60 to 56. In Friday’s semifinals, Roaring Fork will take on Rifle at 4:45, Aspen will play Coal Ridge at ...
    • Brady Quinn Apologizes to Tim Tebow DENVER (AP) – Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled “The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time.” In it, Quinn was quoted as saying, “We’ve had a ...
    • 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 ...