From the KMTS News Room:

    • Spring Cleanup Underway Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents will be busy for the next few weeks cleaning out some of their old junk.  The annual spring cleanup begins today and zone by zone will run through May 17th.  One pickup load per residence can be placed on the curb with non-hazardous materials only. The city will not accept paint, ...
    • Silt Mayor Headed to Washington D.C. for Conference Silt—Mr. Richel goes to Washington.  Silt Mayor Keith Richel will be in the nation’s capitol this week to talk about economic development. Richel was invited to take part in an Opportunity Zone conference by Deputy Intergovernmental Affairs Director William F. Crozer.  The town of Silt received the special designation last year as an opportunity zone ...
    • Colorado Opioid Crackdown DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s new U.S. attorney is encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides.  Jason Dunn is also digging into data on doctors and nurses who prescribe unusually large quantities of opioid painkillers, with an eye toward prosecuting those who are illegally diverting the drugs and, he feels, ...
    • All Colorado Interstates are Now Open DENVER (AP) – All major interstate highways in Colorado are now open to traffic. Colorado Department of Transportation crews have reopened the last stretch of Interstate 76 in the northeast corner of the state. I-76 and I-70 east of Denver were both closed by the spring snowstorm that struck the state Wednesday and early Thursday.
    • First Bear of the Year to be Relocated STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials tranquilized and relocated its first bear of the year after they say it got into several trash cans and posed a threat to children at a day care center.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife relocated the bear Monday in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Springs Police Department received several calls ...
    • “Bomb Cyclone” Leaves Thousands Without Power (AP) – A blizzard has knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people in the Northern Plains as a powerful storm system sweeps across the central U.S. Officials say about 28,000 people and businesses are without power in Minnesota and South Dakota, while another 8,500 are in the dark in Iowa. Xcel Energy says ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Prescribed Burns Planned Silt—The Bureau of Land Management is planning to start a few fires in Western Garfield County and Eastern Mesa County.  When conditions are right, crews with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns on a total of 850 acres. The largest one of 400 acres is planned five ...
    • Rifle Local Honored for Bravery by Police Department Rifle—During a recent drug investigation in Rifle that turned into a physical battle, Rifle Police Officer Stephanie Straw got some help taking a violent man to the ground from a longtime local.  Ryan Mackley, owner of Align Media, was honored recently by the Rifle Police Department with the Citizen’s Recognition Award for his actions.  Chief ...
    • Trio of RE-1 Students Awarded Full-Ride Scholarships Glenwood Springs—Three high school seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley will be attending college in the fall, tuition free after winning prestigious, full-ride scholarships.   Solana Teitler of Roaring Fork High School was named the recipient of the highly coveted Boettcher Scholarship which covers all expenses to any school in Colorado.  Out of 1,500 applicants, only ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Report Basalt—At a whopping 145 percent of normal, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is the highest it’s been in April in over a decade.  While rafters and kayakers are excitedly anticipating a huge spring run off, it may actually be lower than expected because the dry, thirsty soils in the region are sucking up ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood on Top of Game in WSL Opening Sweep WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/16/19) –The Battle Mountain Huskies didn’t win a single baseball game last season, so their 7-1 non-league record entering Western Slope League play already represented a substantial achievement in comparison. However, the Huskies dropped to 0-5 in league play, losing 15-5 and 8-2, while Glenwood Springs excelled in all phases of its league ...
    • Rockies Postpone 3rd Game Against Braves DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies’ home game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of ...
    • The Avalanche will face the Flames for the first time in the Playoffs Tonight DENVER (AP) – Colorado and Calgary have never met in the playoffs despite both franchises’ Stanley Cup pedigree. The first time figures to be an action-packed contest given both teams can fly up and down the ice. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. The first-round ...
    • Nuggets are the #2 Seed, will Face the Spurs in the Playoffs DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Nuggets trailed 95-84 with four minutes left before finishing with a 15-0 run.  The Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs ...
    • Additional Local High School Sports Scores and Upcoming Scheduled Games LACROSSE Battle Mountain—12    Glenwood Springs—8 SOCCER Glenwood at Rifle—6pm Palisade at Coal Ridge—6pm
    • Local High School Baseball HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES Palisade—17       Rifle—–2 Hotchkiss—19     Coal Ridge—-3 Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs, postponed ON THE DIAMONDS TODAY… Meeker at Grand Valley (DH) 2pm Delta at Roaring Fork   4pm Rifle at Basalt  3pm
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BEARS WALK OVER SUMMIT TWICE IN LEAGUE OPENER RIFLE (3/23/19) — The Rifle Bears opened Western Slope League with a doubleheader sweep over the traveling Summit Tigers that featured most of the early-spring foibles, but Derek Wagler was in mid-season form, pounding out six hits, including a triple in each game, and driving in five runs. “Pitching is something we have to get ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS WALK-OFF WIN OVERCOMES LATE TITAN RALLY WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/21/19) — Walks were the undoing of starting pitchers Chano Gonzalez and Cole Houston in the first two games of the Glenwood Springs 2019 baseball season, but Gonzalez turned a four-pitch free pass in the bottom of the seventh into a walk-off 12-11 win over Coal Ridge Thursday on a base ...
    • Avalanche get Shutout in Dallas DALLAS (AP) – Alexander Radulov recorded his first career hat trick in his return after missing the previous game for disciplinary reasons as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his second consecutive shutout, the first time in his 11 NHL seasons with back-to-back shutouts. Jamie Benn had ...
    • Mixed Results for CU Women’s & Men’s Basketball BOULDER (AP) – Tyler Bey scored a career-high tying 27 points, Shane Gatling had 26 and Colorado led throughout to beat UCLA 93-68. Both Bey and Gatling were dominating in the paint, scoring on an array of dunks, layups and short jumpers in the lane. LAS VEGAS (AP) – Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. ...