From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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.
    • Pair Arrested in GJ for Utah Murder Authorities in Grand Junction have arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a man in Utah. 27-year-old Mark Mair and 19-year-old Elcha Hatch were arrested after a brief standoff at a home Monday night. Mair is suspected in the death of 34-year-old Justin Hannah, of Cedar City, Utah, on Sunday. Police received information that ...
    • Treasure Hunter’s Remains Found A Colorado treasure hunter who disappeared earlier this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule says the remains found along the Rio Grande River north of ...
    • Glenwood Man Attacks Brother Garfield County authorities arrested a Glenwood Springs man this past weekend after they say he attempted to kill his brother by slicing his throat. 30-year-old Brian Dunlap is now facing attempted murder charges after he attacked his brother, 33-year-old Jason Dunlap, after the two drove up Transfer Trail and got into an argument over four-wheeling routes. ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Closure ***** UPDATE:  Helicopter operations in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday, July 28 have been cancelled, so the road will remain open until an alternate date can be determined for the work. Whichever side of Glenwood Canyon you’re on right now, if you need to be on the other side, then you should probably get on your way ...
    • Black-Footed Ferret Is Back An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets today near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. The discovery made tiny Meeteetse ...
    • Jury Selection Starts in GJ Murder Nearly a decade after a Grand Junction woman disappeared, a man accused of kidnapping and killing her is about to stand trial in her death. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Lester Ralph Jones and is expected to take all week. He’s accused of killing Paige Birgfeld, a single mother who led a double ...
    • Durango Emergency Landing A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely in Durango Monday after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear. Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, says the pilot of United Airlines Flight 5849 had just taken off from Denver International Airport shortly before he reported a problem with ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JANUARY 31ST High School Basketball Carbondale–The Glenwood Demons boy’s team takes to the hardwood tonight to battle the Roaring Fork Rams in a non-league game at 7 o’clock. You can catch all the action live on KMTS. Aspen–The Aspen Skiers host the Coal Ridge Titans tonight. The girls tip off at 5:30 and the boys ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 30TH Aspen–Shaun White won his fifth straight gold medal at the Winter X Games with last night’s crowd-pleasing performance in the snowboard superpipe at Buttermilk Mountain. After sealing the gold, White capped off the evening with a perfect score of 100 on his third and final run. NBA Denver–Former Denver Nuggets’ great Chauncey Billups ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 27TH WINTER X GAMES Aspen–Snowboarding Big Air, Superpipe and Slopestyle events highlight the competition today and tonight at the Winter X Games at Buttermilk. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL In Parachute, the Grand Valley Cardinals host the Roaring Fork Rams tonight at 5:30 and 7. You can catch both games live on KMTS. In other high school hoops, Aspen welcomes ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 26TH ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are finalizing a deal with Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to make him their new head coach. A person familiar with the process said Wednesday that the contract is in the process of being completed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly discussing the search. Fox Sports ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 25TH High School Basketball Palisade–The Aspen Skiers were swept by the Palisade Bulldogs last night on the road. The Lady Skiers lost 39 to 34 while the boys fell to Palisade 54 to 27. The loss didn’t hurt Aspen since it was a non-league contest. Basalt–The Coal Ridge Titans went into the Big House in Basalt ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 24TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Aspen–Tonight the Aspen Skiers travel west to Palisade for a pair of non-league games. The Lady Skiers tip off at 6 while the boy’s battle the Bulldogs at 7:30. The boy’s game will feature two of the best teams on the Western Slope and will be broadcast live on ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 23RD BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Kevin Parrom missed a 3-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer and Colorado escaped with a 64-63 win over Arizona on Saturday. Arizona had a shot at pulling off the win after the Buffaloes’ Carlon Brown missed a 3-pointer at the 30-second mark and the Wildcats corralled the rebound. NEW YORK (AP) – Danilo ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 20TH High School Basketball Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons defeated Eagle Valley 58-26 while the Glenwood boys lost to the Devils 69-52. The Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies tonight at 6 and 7:30. Catch both games live on KMTS. Rifle–The Rifle Bears were swept by the Olathe Pirates last night at the ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 19TH High School Basketball Gypsum–Tonight the Glenwood Demons are back in action in Gypsum to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game tips off at 6 and the boys play at 7:30. Catch both games live on KMTS. Rifle–The Rifle Bears welcome the Olathe Pirates to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6 ...
    • SPORTS, JANUARY 18TH High School Basketball Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons were swept by the Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Chavez-Spencer gymnasium. The Lady Demons lost 43-39 while the boys team fell 74-37. Glenwood travels to Gypsum tomorrow night to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears had no trouble with Eagle ...