From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
    • Weather Related Closing School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
    • Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power.  The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem. More information:  https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
    • NEWS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical.  Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities.  The biggest obstacle is funding.  Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center. Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
    • NEWS GARCO, BLM NEEDING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL DRILLING PLANS Glenwood Springs—Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment on a couple of oil and gas-related issues in Garfield County.  Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzing 65 existing oil and gas leases in the ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE POT SHOP ROBBERY CARBONDALE. (AP) — Police arrested four young men accused of robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop as employees unlocked the door.The men were arrested after a manhunt by Carbondale police, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Glenwood Springs Police Department.Police say two of the men went inside Sweet Leaf Pioneer ...
    • SPORTS AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalDallas19Washington16 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalCharlotte104Detroit84 FinalSan Antonio119Philadelphia68 FinalDallas104New York97 FinalToronto102L-A Lakers93 FinalWashington114Miami103 FinalBoston111New Orleans93 FinalL-A Clippers110Minnesota106 FinalPhoenix103Chicago101 FinalMilwaukee90Portland88 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalNashville3Boston2 Final OTColorado2Minnesota1 FinalVancouver5Buffalo2 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final( 4) Iowa St.84Buffalo63 Final( 7) Oklahoma78( 9) Villanova55 Final(11) Purdue80IUPUI53 Final(18) Butler93VMI66 Final(24) ...
    • NEWS RAFTA BUS CRASH TRIAL BEGINS IN PITKIN COUNTY Aspen—It’s been over two years since passengers on a RAFTA bus were injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Highway 82. Today marks their first day in court to find out who was at fault in the October 26th, 2013 rollover accident near Catherine Store.  According to ...
    • NEWS CONTROVERSY, SPECULATION, ACCUSATIONS OVER GLENWOOD MGR JOB Glenwood Springs—Today is Jeff Hecksel’s last day as the City Manager of Glenwood Springs, a position he has held for 11 years.  Former Garfield County Manager and Attorney Drew Gorgey was hired as the interim City Manager with a 4 to 1 vote during the consent agenda last night.  ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Scare Wounded Bulldogs GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/23/11) – Having been shut out 89-0 in its last two games, for the young Glenwood Springs football team to hope for a victory over number-one ranked Palisade in its Western Slope League opener didn’t seem very realistic. Yet, despite three turnovers that led to first half Bulldog scores and a 28-6 ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 22ND High School Volleyball Tonight at 6:30, the Glenwood Lady Demons welcome Steamboat Springs to Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for an important league match. Coal Ridge visits Rifle and Aspen heads to Roaring Fork. Soccer Five games are on the schedule tonight including Palisade at Rifle, Coal Ridge at Grand Valley, Roaring Fork welcomes Hotchkiss, Basalt plays ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 21ST Rifle–Four golfers from Rifle High School will be heading to the state tournament next month thanks to solid performances on their home course in the 3A Regionals. Jacob Withee, Ty Caron, Danny Bartels and Triston Quigley all qualified and led Rifle to second place. Aspen took first place, Basalt ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 20TH High School Golf Golfers will enjoy a beautiful day on the course at Rifle Creek in day two of the 3A and 4A regional tournament. NFL Tim Tebow fans don’t need to get excited. His appearance as a wide receiver in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals was simply as an extra blocker or a decoy. ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 19TH DENVER (AP) – Pablo Sandoval homered twice in the fourth inning, part of a six-home run barrage that led the late-charging San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 12-5 Sunday for their eighth straight win. On its longest winning streak since April 2007, San Francisco closed within four games of Atlanta, the NL wild-card leader. Pitcher Matt Cain, Mike Fontenot, Brandon ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Emerge In Second-Half, Remain Unbeaten RIFLE (9/16/11) – Averaging nearly 400 yards rushing in their first two games, the Rifle Bears seemed to have lost their ground game in the first half of a scoreless tie with defending 2A champion Olathe. But Ryan Moeller and his running mates emerged from hibernation with a pair of sustained ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS SUFFER SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT GRAND JUNCTION (9/15/11) — After reaching the 3A championship game last season, the Glenwood Springs Demons entered this season ranked as high as second in some state polls, but after suffering their second straight shutout, 47-0 to a 4A Fruita team that was previously winless, the Demons appear to be in a rebuilding ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH High School Football Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons finished the non-league portion of the the 2011 season with a crushing 47-0 defeat at the hands of the bigger, faster and stronger Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Stocker Stadium. Glenwood now prepares for next week’s league opener at home against the top ranked Palisade Bulldogs. Tonight, the ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 15TH High School Football Grand Junction–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons take on another 4A foe as they battle the Fruita-Monument Wildcats. Kick off from Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction is set for 7 o’clock. Catch all the action live on KMTS. Rifle–Tomorrow night in Rifle, the 2 and o Bears welcome the defending 2A State ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 12TH NEW YORK (AP) – Pushed back a day by last week’s rain in New York, the men’s final of the U.S. Open is under way. It features the top two players in the world. No. 1 Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) of Serbia is taking on defending champion and second seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) of Spain. Nadal holds a 16-12 advantage in ...