From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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.  ...
    • NEWS WASHINGTON (AP) — The legal system may not resolve the question of whether the fatal shooting of three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an act of domestic terrorism. Robert Dear faces state charges of first-degree murder. But the federal criminal code has no specific charge for crimes considered domestic terrorism. That means ...
    • NEWS ASPEN MAYOR FLYING TO PARIS FOR CLIMATE SUMMIT ASPEN (AP) — Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron is heading to Paris this week to take part in the global climate change conference, bringing with him the perspective of a town reliant on both snow and luxury. Skadron is flying to France tomorrow to spend six days at and ...
    • NEWS COLORADO SPRINGS PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOOTER GOING TO COURT Colorado Springs—The man accused in Friday’s bloody shooting rampage that left three people dead inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic will be formally advised of the charges against him today. 57 year old Robert Lewis Dear goes before a judge for the first time this afternoon.  Investigators ...
    • NEWS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL MAY BE CHALLENGING DENVER (AP) — More snow is headed toward Colorado but the storm isn’t expected to hit in time to slow down most travelers on today.The storm is forecast to move into the mountains and the Front Rangel late this afternoon. The snow is expected to continue into Thanksgiving Day and ...
    • NEWS COSTCO CHICKEN SALAD,E-COLI LINK OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. Colorado, Montana and Utah also have confirmed E. coli cases connected to Costco chicken salad. Officials are working to determine the source. HUNTER’S MISTAKE DENVER (AP) — Federal officials say no ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD GARAGE FIRE Glenwood Springs—The cause of last night’s garage fire in Glenwood Springs is being investigated.  The fire was reported in the 600 block of 8th Street and quickly spread to a nearby home.  According to information from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the first engine arrived on the scene in less than three ...
    • NEWS GW COUNCIL APPROVES NEW WEED BIZ Glenwood Springs—With a 6 to 1 vote last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council gave a thumbs-up to a new marijuana business.  Osiris LLC will be located on Devereaux Road and will grow, manufacture and sell retail pot. The council’s vote upheld the approval of the city licensing officer Angela ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs city council will discuss a sales and use tax revenue bond allowing the city to borrow over 3 million dollars for street maintenance and construction at tonight’s meeting. The council is expected to approve the ordinance.  The council will also vote on fixing and certifying the 2015 mill ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE MAN BUSTED FOR LURING A MINOR Carbondale—A Carbondale man is behind bars for trying to lure a young girl over the internet. According to information from the Carbondale Police Department, 24 year old Daniel Rodden was taken into custody yesterday and booked into the Garfield County jail on felony charges including Exploitation of a Child, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 6TH DENVER (AP) – Geoff Blum homered and Wade Miley tossed seven strong innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 on Monday. Justin Upton also went deep and Paul Goldschmidt had three RBIs for Arizona, which has won three in a row and 12 of 13. Blum had three hits and three RBIs. The Diamondbacks began the day with ...
    • High School Football: Demons Get Untracked, Race Past Basalt, 33-7 BASALT (9/2/11) – Down 7-0 and facing 2nd-and-19 at their own eight-yard line, after the first of ten penalties, Glenwood Springs coach Rocky Whitworth called for a screen pass to receiver-turned-running back, Henry Hill, and the fleet sophomore eluded and outran the entire Basalt defense for a 92-yard touchdown reception from Jon Forristall. Wiehan Pretorius tied ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 2ND High School Soccer The Glenwood Demons knocked off the 5A Grand Junction Central Warriors last night at Stubler Memorial Field, 3 to 1. Mike McGraw had the hat trick for Glenwood. Aspen shutout Grand Valley 8 to nothing while Coal Ridge beat Eagle Valley 7 to 2. Volleyball Roaring Fork got past ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 1ST High School Soccer Five games are on the schedule today including Basalt at Roaring Fork and Aspen at Grand Valley at 4 o’clock. Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central at 5:30 while Eagle Valley comes to Coal Ridge for a 6 o’clock game. Softball Rifle travels to Cedaredge for a doubleheader against the Bruins today at 3 ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 31ST PHOENIX (AP) – Miguel Montero and Justin Upton each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 Tuesday night to tie a team record with their 11th home win in a row. The National League West-leading Diamondbacks have won eight consecutive overall, their longest streak since 2008, and the home streak matches the mark ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 30TH High School Softball Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears will host Delta this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Cooper Field. Grand Valley welcomes the Grand Junction Central JV squad for a game. High School Football Glenwood Springs–The new rankings from the Denver Post are out and in 3A, the Glenwood Demons are ranked second behind Vista Ridge. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 29TH High School Football Aspen–The Aspen Skiers defeated the visiting Delta Panthers in a zero week match up of 2A and 3A schools 35 to 12. Freshman sensation quarterback Tucker Bierne threw for four touchdown passes in his varsity debut. Elsewhere in high school football… The defending 2A state champion Olathe Pirates pounded the Steamboat ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 26TH High School Football Aspen–The 2011 season kicks off tonight in Aspen as the Skiers host the Delta Panthers in a match up of 2A and 3A Western Slope programs. You can catch the game live on KMTS. Kick off is set for 7 O’clock. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 25TH High School Golf Gypsum–The Eagle Valley Invitational is being played today in Gypsum. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament will tee off this Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The foursome scramble is fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Glenwood Springs–The 3rd annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and the ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 24TH CYC–USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE GUNNISON, Colo. – The second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take the field 130.2 miles Wednesday (Aug. 24) from Gunnison to Vail, Colo. The stage includes the ascents of Cottonwood Pass and Monitor Pass, both situated at more than 12,000 feet. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with an estimated finish ...