From the KMTS News Room:

    • “Moon Trees” Planted in Honor of Colorado Astronaut Dead or Lost ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago. Officials at New Mexico sites where the trees were ...
    • Colorado Approves Expansion of Hunting Access Program FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials plan to more than double the amount of state trust land that's open to limited hunting and fishing. The state Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a multiyear expansion of the Public Access Program, aiming to increase the size from 750 square miles to about 1,560 square miles. The state ...
    • Juvenile Charged with Starting Grand Junction Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The July 4 fire burned about 9 acres near Connected Lake State Park in Grand Junction. The fire prompted evacuations of seven homes but no houses were damaged. The ...
    • State Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in La Plata, Larimer and Weld Counties DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus as of last week. Department officials say a veterinarian confirmed the state's first ...
    • Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction
    • BLM Headquarters Moving to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government's largest land agency to western Colorado. Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management's Washington office will move to Grand Junction. Gardner didn't say when the headquarters would move. A Bureau ...
    • Vernal Man Sentenced for Possessing Non-Native Sheep on Private Hunting Ranch GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced for possessing prohibited, non-native sheep at his private hunting ranch in Colorado. 34-year-old Michael Gates pleaded guilty June 19 to illegally possessing and importing exotic sheep species. Gates received a one-year deferred judgment sentence. Authorities say the Vernal, Utah, resident procured the animals for clients to hunt at ...
    • Man Killed by Lightning DENVER (AP) – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak. The 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday on Bear Peak. Officials did not release their names. Officials say a call was made to 911 around 1 p.m. notifying authorities the man was unconscious ...
    • One Lane of Highway 325 Open State Highway 325 north of Rifle is open today with one lane of alternating traffic after a portion of the road collapsed into Rifle Creek on Friday. The road was completely closed Friday afternoon when the roadway collapsed past the center line. With no additional movement overnight, the Colorado Department of Transportation decided to open ...
    • Road Alert: Bank Failure on Hwy 325 North of Rifle 7/22/19 Update: -Repairs have begun,expect traffic delays with one lane of alternating traffic with an automated stop light controlling traffic. -Access to Rifle Falls and Rifle Fish Hatchery have delayed access do the road work. 8:40 AM 7/13/19 Update: Colorado Department of Transportation said there was no movement overnight. Highway 325 has been reopened at MM 7 with 1 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Giants Sweep Rockies DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt's homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2 DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team's website, Bowlen's family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...
    • 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 ...