From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GW BRACING FOR 8TH STREET PROJECT Glenwood Springs—After Labor Day, some major construction work begins in Glenwood Springs.  C-DOT will break ground next Tuesday on the new 8th Street Connection Project.  The work involves connecting Midland Avenue to Grand Avenue via 8th Street. C-DOT spokesman Tom Newland says the 6 to 8 week project will move ...
    • NEWS STATE HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE CONCERNS BIZ OWNERS Undated—A western slope lawmaker says business owners in his district are going to relocate if a Colorado health care initiative passes.  State Senator Randy Baumgardner says in his travels across Senate District 8, a growing number of small business owners are prepared to leave the state if Amendment 69 ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief.  Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot.  According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78  were rejected ...
    • News GW ATTORNEY CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FORMER JUDGE/BOYFRIEND Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs immigration and defense attorney in facing criminal charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend during a recent late night altercation at a local motel. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 39 year old Lucette Laffoom slapped, hit, bit and broke the thumb ...
    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT PARACHUTE—Firefighters hope to fully contain the nearly week old Spring Creek 2 Fire burning near Parachute by the end of the day. The lightning-sparked fire near the Garfield/Mesa County line initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and has destroyed some outbuildings, trailers and vehicles. COLORADO HEALTH CARE ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 29TH DENVER (AP) – Nene (neh-NAY’) scored 25 points, reserve Al Harrington had 18 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to a 117-100 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Ty Lawson had 15 points and Danilo Gallinari had 11 points and five rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won their first two games of the season ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 27TH Dallas, TX–The Denver Nuggets tipped off the season with a dominant, 115-93 win over the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks last night in Texas. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 27 points. Tomorrow, they host the Utah Jazz. St. Paul, MN–The Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild last night in St. Paul ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 26TH GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The road to the NFC title will run through Lambeau Field this season. The defending Super Bowl champion Green Packers earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with a 35-21 victory over visiting Chicago. Aaron Rodgers tossed five TD passes to give him 45 for the season against just six interceptions. It’s the ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 23RD Buffalo, NY–The Denver Broncos are slight favorites to beat the Bills in a Christmas Eve showdown in Buffalo. The game will be heard here on KMTS with kick off set for 11-am mountain time and the pre-game show starting at 9. NBA Phoenix, AZ–The Denver Nuggets beat the Suns in Phoenix last night 110 to ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 22ND Peach Valley–Coal Ridge boy’s basketball coach Paul Harvey will be holding a camp for younger players during the Christmas break. December 28th through the 31st, all boys and girls 3rd through 6th grade will learn all aspects of the game. The camp will be held at Coal Ridge High School from 10 to ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 21ST NBA Denver–The Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns last night at the Pepsi Center 127-110. Ty Lawson led the scoring effort with 21 points. Major League Baseball Denver–After 11 solid seasons with the Minnesota Twins, All-Star outfielder Michael Cuddyer has signed a three year, 31 and a half million dollar contract with the Colorado Rockies. ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 20TH NHL Denver–The Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers last night at the Pepsi Center 3 to 2. College Basketball The CU Buffs beat Cal State Bakersfield 70-64. CSU pounded Texas Southern 85 to 61 and the Denver Pioneers got past Wyoming 57-46. NBA The Denver Nuggets host the Phoenix Suns tonight in a pre-season game. NFL San Francisco, ...
    • SPORTS, DECEMBER 19TH High School Basketball The Glenwood Lady Demons wrapped up the pre-season with a 20-point victory over the Aspen Lady Skiers to improve to 9 and 0. The Glenwood Boys lost toe Aspen 63-35 to fall to 5 and 3 in December. Glenwood will begin conference play at Steamboat ...
    • Demons, Titans Split Games vs GJ and Eagle Valley The Glenwood Demons Boys Basketball team lost to Grand Junction High School last night. The final score was 49-39. The Lady Demons, however, prevailed, winning 52-48. Coal Ridge traveled to Eagle Valley where their boys team also lost, 56-40. The Lady Titans held on to beat the Devils 37-35.
    • KMTS Hoops: GLENWOOD TEAMS REMAIN UNBEATEN, GO TO 3-0 GRAND JUNCTION (12/6/11) — There was the “beautiful game,” then the down-to-the wire, proverbial “ugly” win, but both Glenwood Springs basketball teams came out of Grand Junction Central\’s gym with victories to improve their unbeaten pre-season marks to 3-0. Glenwood Girls 82, Central 25 Kenzie Nelson-Buhler torched the 5A Lady Warriors (0-3) for 19 first-quarter ...