From the KMTS News Room:

    • Graduation Weekend in Garfield RE-2 & District 16 Rifle—The first big wave of high school graduates in Garfield County will receive their diplomas this weekend. District 16 in Parachute and the Garfield Re-2 district will officially send the class of 2019 off into the real world tomorrow.  Graduation ceremonies at Grand Valley High School get under way 10 am.  Ceremonies at Coal Ridge ...
    • Planning & Zoning Meeting Over New Bank Building Postponed Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new bank building on Grand Avenue won't be presented to the Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission next month after all.  According to the city, officials with ANB Bank asked that the June 25th meeting be moved to July.  A specific date has yet to be determined.  ANB is looking ...
    • RE-1 School District Salary Increases Explored Glenwood Springs—The Roaring Fork School District is among the most expensive places to live while teachers in the area are some of the of the lowest paid. That's a big reason the Re-1 district is pushing for higher salaries.  According to the district's Interest Based Bargaining team (IBB) the average salary is 15 to 20 ...
    • Lake Christine Wildfire Plea Deal Eagle—45 days in jail, $100,000 in restitution and 15-hundred hours of community service.  That was the sentence handed down to the couple who started the devastating Lake Christine Wildfire last summer.  23 year old Allison Marcus and 24 year old Richard Miller agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for starting the fire in ...
    • Colorado Pharmacist Gets Six Months for Selling Painkillers DENVER (AP) – A Colorado pharmacist who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription painkillers has been sentenced to six months in prison and must pay $55,000 toward state programs helping crime victims and addicts. Prosecutors say the financial penalty is the first of its kind in Colorado's federal court district and among the first nationally ...
    • Colorado Man Avoids Prison for Threatening Facebook Message DENVER (AP) – A plea bargain in Utah calls for a Colorado man to avoid a prison sentence for posting a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see.” Other judges already have shown 27-year-old Christopher Cleary of Denver some leniency after he stalked and harassed a string of women and teenagers. ...
    • Late Spring Storm Hammers Front Range Undated—An unusually late spring snowstorm led to several canceled flights out of Denver International Airport this morning.  DIA received three inches of snow while some areas near Colorado Springs received over a foot.  The storm reportedly snapped tree limbs in and around Denver.
    • Glenwood Canyon Rock Slide Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A large rock slide closed both directions of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon this morning.  According to reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation, no vehicles were involved and no one was hurt when the slide occurred around 7:00 am just west of the Shoshone Power Plant.  The eastbound lanes are open, and the westbound ...
    • Cattle Creek Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Thursday EL JEBEL, Colo. –Pending favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) are expecting a window of opportunity tomorrow to conduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. The prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat on up to 1,800 acres of National Forest Lands. The Cattle ...
    • “Shrooms” now Decriminalized in Denver DENVER (AP) – Voters have made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in “magic mushrooms.” Preliminary results show that the citizen-led initiative narrowly passed Tuesday. It makes the use or possession of psilocybin by people 21 and older the lowest enforcement priority for police and prosecutors.  Late Tuesday, the controversial ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASEBALL: GLENWOOD & RIFLE FALL IN LENGTHY FIRST ROUND GAMES THORNTON (5/17/19) – First, there were no umpires, then there were lightning delays, so Rifle’s first-round 4A state playoff game, which was to begin at 10 a.m. at Skyview High School, finally ended three-and-a-half hours later with the 8th-seeded Bears falling to the top-seeded Wolverines, 7-3. Arriving for their scheduled 12:30 game, the 5th-seeded Glenwood Springs ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS, TO SET UP DEVIL-DEMON SHOWDOWN WEST GLENWOOD (5/11/19) – With a doubleheader sweep over Steamboat Springs, the Glenwood Demons are in position to clinch second place in the Western Slope League by defeating Eagle Valley in the regular season finale on Monday. Wheatley Nieslanik dominated the Sailors in the opening game, limiting them to three hits, two unearned runs, and striking ...
    • Rapids Loose Midfielder to Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Sporting Kansas City has acquired veteran midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the Colorado Rapids. In exchange, Colorado gets 22-year-old defender Abdul Rwatubyaye and an undisclosed draft pick. The 34-year-old Feilhaber joined Sporting KC in 2013 and helped lead the club to the MLS Cup title. He wound up scoring 32 goals ...
    • Florida vs. Colorado in 2028 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) –  The Gators and the Buffalos will meet for the first time ever in 2028, unless they meet in a playoff or bowl game.  Florida and Colorado have scheduled a home-and-home series beginning in 2028. The first game will take place Sept. 9, 2028 in Gainesville, with the Gators traveling to Boulder, ...
    • Rockies Starter has to Wait to Regain Form After Game gets Postponed DENVER (AP) – On the eve of his next start, Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was looking to regain his past form. Freeland was slated to start for Colorado on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants after coming off a tough outing last Saturday in which he went six innings against Arizona. Rain forced the postponement ...
    • Avalanche Fall in Game 7, after a Great Season SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that sent the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7. Joonas Donskoi ended a 39-game ...
    • Local High School Soccer Scores & Upcoming Games HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER 4A #23Glenwood Springs—3     #10Palmer Ridge—-2   Double Overtime Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #23Glenwood Springs at #7Sand Creek 3A #19Roaring Fork—-3       #14Denver School of Science and Tech Stapleton—1 Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #19Roaring Fork at #3Jefferson Academy #8Eagle Ridge Academy—4        #25Coal Ridge—3
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS CLINCH LEAGUE TITLE OVER GLENWOOD WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/6/19) – Pitching and defense, along with some robust and timely hitting had poised Glenwood Springs to challenge Palisade for the Western Slope League baseball championship. But the Bulldogs used those very devices in a doubleheader sweep over the Demons, 11-1 and 4-0 Saturday, to clinch their third straight WSL crown, finishing ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SLUGS PAST SUMMIT IN TWIN BILL WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/26/19) – Glenwood Springs slugged its way to a doubleheader sweep over Summit County, 10-0 and 9-6, stretching its winning streak to four games and improving to 6-1 in Western Slope League play. In the first game, Wheatley Nieslanik made it two consecutive shutouts with a complete-game, three-hitter, striking out seven and ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS SOLIDIFY SECOND WITH SHUTOUT OVER EAGLE GYPSUM (4/24/19) – Efficient pitching and excellent defense, along with one big blast and one big inning keyed a 6-0 whitewashing of Eagle Valley and moved Glenwood Springs to a 4-1 Western Slope League record, solidifying the Demons’ hold on second place. For much of the 2019 season, coach Eric Nieslanik has been conducting tryouts to ...