From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • NEWS FORMER NEW CASTLE MAYOR DIES New Castle—Former longtime New Castle Mayor Frank Breslin has died. Breslin was was found in his home last night. While the cause of death is unknown at this time, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Breslin likely died of natural causes. Breslin, who most recently served on the town council, was ...
    • NEWS BIRGFELD MURDER TRIAL Grand Junction—She was only 8 years old when her mother failed to come home from work. Little did Jess Dixon know, her mom, Paige Birgfeld had been killed. Today in Grand Junction, Jess, now 17, took the stand in the first degree murder trial of the suspected killer, Lester Jones. According ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...