From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS STORM KING ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—22 years ago today, the South Canyon Fire claimed the lives of 14 firefighters on Storm King Mountain. Local fire officials and others who were around on that tragic day will stop by the Storm King Memorial at Two Rivers Park to honor the men and women who died; Kathi Beck, Tami ...
    • NEWS MAN DIES IN GARCO ATV ACCIDENT Glenwood Springs—A Fruita man was killed in an ATV crash north of New Castle Monday morning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the 30 year old man, who’s name has not been released, lost control on a switchback on County Road 243 and was thrown off the ...
    • Onlookers Causing Trouble for Firefighters Motorists wanting to catch a glimpse of a fire burning between Rifle and Rulison are causing trouble for fire crews trying to battle the flames tonight. Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says members of the public are being asked to avoid County Road 320 if possible.  Additional traffic from onlookers has apparently been ...
    • NEWS JOHN MARTIN TAKES GOP PRIMARY Glenwood Springs—John Martin’s quest to win an unprecedented sixth term on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners continues after last night’s primary victory. Martin captured just over 73 percent of the vote to handily defeat Republican challenger Aron Diaz. Martin thanked Diaz for running a positive, issue-focused campaign and now looks ...
    • NEWS STILL NO ID OF DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—Foul play has been ruled out by Garfield County authorities in last weekend’s death of a middle aged man who was found floating in the Colorado River. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the body had been in the river for several days before it was discovered by ...
    • NEWS GARCO APPROVES FUNDS FOR ‘SANE’ PROGRAM Glenwood Springs—An important rape investigation program is being restored to Garfield County and the rest of the 9th Judicial District. The once dormant program known as ‘SANE’ standing for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, received a $2,500 grant from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this morning. District Attorney Sherry ...
    • NEWS UPDATE: WESTERN U.S. WILDFIRES COLORADO Firefighters are clearing brush and wetting grass on the edges of a forest near the Colorado-Wyoming border where a blaze has burned 8 square miles. Crews are concentrating on keeping the flames from about 40 nearby vacation homes. So far, only a few small structures have burned. Officials have ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIRLIFT SHOVER LEGALLY INSANE Aspen—The man who shoved a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January, has been deemed legally insane by a state psychiatrist. 32 year old Thomas Proesel has already pled not guilty of first-degree assault for pushing a 28 year old snowboarder off the Loge Peak Lift. The snowboarder ...
    • NEWS SPECIAL BENCH DEDICATION TO HONOR PARACHUTE BABY Parachute—The memory of the baby girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father one year ago today will be honored tonight in Parachute. Local officials will gather with community members to dedicate a special bench at Cottonwood Park in the name of Sarah Ogden. A committee has ...
    • NEWS DEADLY RAFTING ACCIDENT ON ROARING FORK Aspen—A commercial rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River claimed the life of a man late this morning. According to early reports, the man fell out of the boat twice while going through the class 4 rapid section called the Slaughterhouse near Stein Park. At least four of the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JANUARY 12TH High School Basketball Palisade–The Glenwood Demons are back in action tonight taking on the Bulldogs at Palisade High School. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 while the boys play AT 7:30. You can catch both games live on KMTS and KMTS.com. NBA The Denver Nuggets beat the New Jersey Net 123-115 last night at the ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 11TH High School Basketball Glenwood Springs–Glenwood and Rifle split a pair of games last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium with the Lady Bears squeaking past the Lady Demons 54 -52. It was Glenwood’s first loss of the season. In the boy’s game, Glenwood defeated Rifle, 75-43. Glenwood travels to Palisade ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 10TH High School Basketball Glenwood Springs–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons welcome the Rifle Bears to Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for a non-league showdown. The girl’s contest tips off at 6 and the boys play at 7:30. You can catch both games live on KMTS. Denver–The Denver Nuggets suffered their first home loss this season. They ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 9TH Denver–The Denver Broncos stunned the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers in yesterday’s wild card playoff game 29 to 23 in overtime. Quarterback Tim Tebow silenced his critics with masterful performance, throwing for 316 yards and three touchdown passes including the game winner to Demaryius Thomas. The 80 yeard strike took only 11 ...
    • KMTS B-Ball: Glenwood Girls Remain Undefeated; Boys Split WSL Openers GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/7/12) — The Ghost of Moffat County teams past nearly wiped out a 21 point, third-quarter lead, but the Glenwood girls shook off the specter to sweep their Western Slope opening weekend and extend their undefeated record to 11-0. The boys ran into a sizzling hot Steamboat Springs in the league ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 6TH BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Carlon Brown scored 18 points and Colorado used balanced scoring to defeat Washington 87-69 on Thursday night. Spencer Dinwiddie and Austin Dufault had 13 points each Colorado (10-4, 2-0 Pac-12), which had five players in double figures. Askia Booker added 12 and Nate Tomlinson 11 for the Buffaloes, who won their fifth straight. Tony Wroten led Washington ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 5TH High School Basketball The Glenwood Demons tip off the regular season tomorrow night in Steamboat Springs. The Lady Demons take on the Sailors at 6 o’clock while the boy’s battle Steamboat at 7:30. You can catch both games live on KMTS. NBA The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night at ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 4TH NFL Playoffs Denver–The so-called experts don’t give the Denver Broncos much of a chance to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in this Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 12 and 4 Steelers are 9 and a half point favorites. Kick off is set for 2:30 under, ...
    • Avalanche Beat Kings 2-1, now 7-0 in Shootouts LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly scored the tying goal with 5:43 left in the third period, Milan Hejduk got the only goal in a shootout and Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, ...
    • Danilo Gallinari Leads Nuggets Past Bucks 91-86 DENVER (AP) – Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night. Al Harrington added 17 points and Ty Lawson 16 for the Nuggets, who were playing their third game in as many nights. Stephen ...