From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Glenwood Springs Election Results Street Tax Questions Defeated No new taxes in Glenwood Springs.  60 percent of the voters rejected ballot issues A and B in Tuesday's municipal elections. Ballot issue A would have raised sales taxes by 3/4 of a cent to pay for the city's deteriorating streets.  Ballot issue B called for a 56 million dollar bond against ...
    • New Musical Based on the Music of “Queen” set to Debut in Denver & Other Cities LOS ANGELES (AP) – A musical inspired by the music of Queen is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Producers announced Monday “We Will Rock You” will open in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 3. Other cities include New York, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas. ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Tuesday Loss Means Wednesday Game 7 for Colorado River Valley Little League Team The Colorado River Valley Little League Team lost 8 – 2 to Academy last night, but can still bring home a State Championship trophy if they win game 7 at 6:00 Tonight.
    • Season Success for Local Little League Teams Season Success for Local Little League TeamsThe Three Rivers Juniors Division Little League team won the state championship last night. They will take on Texas East Friday night in the first round of the Southwest Regional Tournament in Grand Junction. Meanwhile, the Colorado River Valley Little League Team could also become state champions if they beat Academy tonight at 6:00.
    • Glenwood & Rifle Lady Golfers Bring Home The Hardware From The State Tournament Colorado Springs/Pueblo—The 2018 high school girls' golf season will be one to remember fondly.  The Glenwood Demons brought home an impressive 2nd place plaque to add to the school's trophy case.  The Demons were led by Lauren Murphy's plus 22, two-day score and third place individual finish.  Glenwood's four stroke lead after day one slipped ...
    • Rockies Lose To Dodgers Los Angeles, CA— Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Yasiel Puig followed with a solo shot, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Dodgers' five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just 9-14.  The Rockies close ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS CLINCH SECOND WITH SUMMIT SWEEP, AWAIT PLAYOFFS WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/7/18) – “We had to step it up today if we wanted to continue the season,” Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said as his team held onto second place in the Western Slope League with a sweep of Summit County in Monday’s make-up doubleheader. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the total ...
    • Glenwood Springs High School Names New Football Coach Glenwood Springs—After a nearly six month search, the Glenwood Demons have a new head football coach, Pat Engle.  Engle, who was the head coach of the Demons' freshman program as well as the head varsity coach at Battle Mountain for four years was chosen among a strong field of candidates to replace Rocky Whitworth.  Whitworth, ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Sweep Huskies, Setting Up Summit Showdown Monday WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/5/18) – Sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men actually do work out. At least for Glenwood Springs’ baseball coach Eric Nieslanik and his staff, the Demons’ 11-1, 11-0, doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain, saving their number one and two starting pitchers for Monday’s games with Summit County, couldn’t have gone ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: MEEKER OUTLASTS COAL RIDGE IN LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT PEACH VALLEY (4/26/18) – Both teams combined for 366 pitches, 24 walks, and the WINNING team used nine pitchers, who threw 108 balls to just 80 strikes and hit SIX batters, overcoming those gifts to the opposition by scoring in EVERY inning. Oh, and the LOSING team scored eight runs in the first two innings ...
    • Patrick Roy Coaching Again QUEBEC CITY (AP) – Patrick Roy has returned to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager. The Hall of Fame goalie signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team. The 52-year-old Roy previously acted as part-owner, coach and GM of the Remparts from 2005-2013, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. “The ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS WALK OVER DEMONS TWICE IN FIRST-PLACE DUEL PALISADE (4/21/18) – The showdown for first place in the 4A Western Slope League lasted five and a half innings, plus two outs – then a barrage of walks, five straight to be precise, blew apart a 1-1 pitching duel, leading to a 9-1 Palisade win over Glenwood Springs in the first game of what ...