From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) – A 78-year-old man accused of causing a crash that killed an off-duty Ouray police officer has been cited for careless driving. The man has been issued a summons stemming from the March 14 crash that killed Officer Scott Mills. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the findings of an investigation will be ...
    • NEWS GYPSUM DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THIRD DISTRICT SEAT Gypsum—Veterinarian Steve Sheldon has announced his plans to run for congress. The owner of the Gypsum Animal Hospital is looking to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District. In order to get on the ballot, Sheldon will need to win the nomination ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS AT 27TH AND GRAND? Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council is considering closing the left turn lanes at 27th and Grand Avenue to relieve some of the morning traffic congestion.  The problems at the increasingly busy intersection were heightened this past Wednesday morning during what police called a “perfect storm” of factors including ...
    • Local Fire Chief Appointed to State Position Colorado River Fire Rescue Chief Mike Morgan is moving up in the world of firefighting.  The former Rifle Fire Chief and longtime Garfield County resident has been selected as the next Director of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.  Morgan, who began his firefighting career in 1986, will be replacing current DFPC Director ...
    • NEWS DOLORES, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a large fish kill at McPhee Reservoir near Dolores. Fishermen discovered hundreds of dead trout, kokanee salmon and carp on Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife fish biologist Jim White says there can be natural fish kills in shallow bodies of water because of ...
    • NEWS THE HEAT WILL BE ON ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTIERS Undated—A DUI will cost you a lot of green this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  Nearly 90 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be out looking for drunk or stoned drivers.  The annual St. Patty’s Day “Heat is On” DUI enforcement campaign begins tonight at 6 and continues ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON PROGRESS Glenwood Springs—Work crews have made sufficient enough progress repairing rock fall damage on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon that one lane is now open in each direction.  C-DOT officials say there may be instances where they have to return to the head-to-head configuration with a pace car but the goal is to keep both ...
    • NEWS WESTBOUND LANE THROUGH CANYON SET TO OPEN Glenwood Springs—The head to head configuration in Glenwood Canyon is coming to an end this afternoon around 4 O’clock.  Crews are looking to add one lane of I-70 on the westbound side while repair work from last month’s rockslide continues. GREAT NEED FOR NEW PSYCH HOSPITAL IN ...
    • NEWS SNOW CLOSES ASPEN SCHOOLS TODAY Aspen—The Aspen School District canceled classes today due to heavy snow, slick roads and limited visibility caused by fog.  A winter weather advisory is in effect today for the higher elevations.  A return to spring-like temperatures is expected Tuesday and the rest of the week. BLM SLASH PILES TO BE BURNED THIS ...
    • Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady, Dies at 94 – ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nancy-reagan-lady-dies-94/story?id=3349362

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 7TH High School Volleyball Roaring Fork swept Coal Ridge in three games while Glenwood got past Fruita-Monument three games to two. Soccer Glenwood blanked Roaring Fork 4-zip. Rifle beat CRMS 3 to 1. Football The Glenwood Demons hope to get their first Western Slope league win tonight in Craig. The Demons take on the Moffat ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 6TH INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Peyton Manning says he still holds out hope that he will be back on the field for the Colts this season. The four-time league MVP has not played a down since having neck surgery in May. He had a second operation on the neck last month, and so far, he says, things have gone well. Manning says ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 5TH High School Golf At the State 3A high school golf tournament in Gunnison, several local golfers performed well. Jesse Beetham of the Aspen Skiers was the top competitor from the local area with a 5th place finish. Dylan Rakowski from Basalt finished in a tie for 10th place and Tristan Quigley of ...
    • Minor League Team Could Move to Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The city of Grand Junction says it is in talks with Monfort Investment Group about a minor league baseball franchise. The investment group is led by Colorado Rockies general partners Dick and Charlie Monfort. City Manager Laurie Kadrich confirmed the discussions in an announcement Monday. But city officials said no details would ...
    • Coach Fox: It’s Not Tebow Time ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Despite Denver’s stumbling start, Kyle Orton remains entrenched as the Broncos’ starting quarterback even as Tim Tebow fans clamor for him to get more playing time. Coach John Fox reiterated Monday that a change at quarterback isn’t the cure-all with the Broncos coming off a disheartening performance at Green Bay. Orton’s teammates are ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Second Half Comeback Shows Promise GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/30/11) – Halfway through a 34-21 loss to Battle Mountain that essentially eliminated Glenwood Springs from the 3A football playoffs, the future became now. Trailing 27-0 after two quarters, Travis Lundin replaced senior Jon Forristall at quarterback, giving the Demons an all-sophomore backfield, which also includes running backs Henry Hill and ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 29TH High School Soccer It’s homecoming week at Glenwood Springs High School. Tonight, the Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. Elsewhere on the soccer field…Roaring Fork travels to Basalt for a 4 o’clock game, Aspen and Coal Ridge kick off at 6 in Peach Valley and the Rifle Bears host the Grand Valley ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 28TH High School Softball Gypsum–Despite committing nine errors, the Rifle Lady Bears held off the Eagle Valley Lady Devils in a 9 to 8 win. MLB San Francisco, CA–The Colorado Rockies’ disappointing season comes to an end today in San Francisco. Last night, the Rockies didn’t put up much of a fight in a 7-nothing loss to ...
    • SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, Mike Fontenot tripled in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval and Brett Pill, who also had an RBI, each added two hits for the Giants, who ended a four-game losing streak with their fifth consecutive home win. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) ...
    • 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 ...