From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Agriculture Project Receives State Grant Glenwood Springs—Garfield County received the state’s second largest grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  The grant for just over $75,000.00 will help pay for a new energy efficient greenhouse.  The ag department partnered with the Colorado Energy Office to find counties that combined agricultural energy efficiency using renewable sources.  All told, the state awarded ...
    • Glenwood Springs Named A Bicycle Friendly Community Glenwood Springs—Nearly two dozen communities in Colorado are considered bicycle friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.  Glenwood Springs is one of them.  The coveted designation places Glenwood Springs at the Silver Level for the next four years and among a leading group of communities in the United States that are doing more for alternate ...
    • Town of Carbondale Agrees With Garfield County Burn Restrictions Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I Fire Restrictions within town limits until further notice. Stage I Fire Restrictions include: • campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds ...
    • City of Rifle Answers Your Burning Questions Due to extremely dry conditions, effective May 31st, Garfield County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions which will remain in place until further notice. Pursuant to Rifle Municipal Code 10-10-40 (e), all fire restrictions issued by Garfield County are applicable in the City of Rifle. This leaves Rifle Citizens wondering what they can and can’t do ...
    • Garfield County Begins Fire Restrictions Stage 1 fire restrictions for unincorporated, private, & state lands begin for Garfield County tomorrow May 31, 2018, beginning at 12:00 AM.  The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the six Fire Districts in Garfield County, (Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Grand Valley Fire, ...
    • No Trial For Killer of Mesa County Deputy Grand Junction—The young man who shot and killed Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Geer over two years ago will not be tried in court.  20 year old Austin Holzer pled guilty today to second degree murder, first degree assault and a crime of violence in the death of Deputy Geer.  Holzer was 17 at the ...
    • Kayaker’s Body Found Telluride—The body of the kayaker who went missing nearly two weeks ago in Miramonte Reservoir in San Miguel County has been found.  The Sheriff’s office says the body of the 21 year old Norwood man was recovered last night by deputies and parks and wildlife officers.  The friend of the man told authorities he spoke ...
    • Campground Evacuated Due to Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A brush fire in western Colorado closed Interstate 70 for several hours and led state park officials to evacuate a campground as a precaution. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says all 77 campsites in the Island Access Campground in the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park were full on Friday evening ...
    • Eastbound I-70 Closed Due To Major Early Morning Accident UPDATE, Eastbound I-70 is Open! Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, a pair of motorcyclists laid down their bikes to avoid a bear on the interstate. A semi-truck clipped one of the motorcycles and the semi-truck was soon engulfed in flames. The fire caused several explosions that were heard throughout much of New Castle. Fortunately, there were ...
    • Drug Dealing Brothers Busted In Garfield County Glenwood Springs—A sizable methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin trafficking operation in Garfield and Eagle County has been shut down following a nearly year-long undercover investigation.  The main suspects, brothers Jose Alejandro Flores-Alba and Agustin Flores-Alba are in custody.  According to information from the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) one undercover officer buy netted about two ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SCORES Volleyball Grand Junction—3   Glenwood—0 Soccer Roaring Fork—4      Rifle—–2 Jefferson Academy—4    Aspen—0 Softball Rifle—26    Palisade—–4 Rifle—15     Palisade—–1 Elsewhere in sports… DENVER (AP) – The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed because of rain.They will now play a split doubleheader Wednesday, with the first game at 1:10 ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS NAME STARTING QB Denver—Trevor Siemian has been chosen as the number one quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Coach Gary Kubiak told the team Monday that Siemian will be the starting signal caller when the  Broncos face Carolina in the season opener Sept. 8. Kubiak informed Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their ...
    • KMTS EXPANDS COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE KMTS TO CARRY BUFFS AND RAMS COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN 2016 Glenwood Springs–Whether you cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes or the Rams of Colorado State University, you’ll be able to follow both football programs on the radio this season throughout the valley. Your Brand of Country, 99.1/99.5/95.9/105.5/102.3/97.1 KMTS-FM will broadcast a select number of games to satisify ...
    • SPORTS DOG DAY 5K THIS SATURDAY Glenwood Springs—The 4th annual “Dog Day 5k” is coming up this Saturday, August 20th at Two Rivers Park. The run/walk event is put on by Colorado Animal Rescue and raises money for the animal shelter. Registration begins at 8 am and the race gets under way at 9. MLB/ROCKIES Denver—The Colorado ...
    • Von Miller and Broncos Reach Agreement ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has agreed to a blockbuster $114.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history. The Super Bowl MVP accepted the six-year offer two hours before Friday’s deadline, tweeting a photo of himself with the caption “For Life.” Miller ...
    • SPORTS ALL STAR PITCHERS NAMED SAN DIEGO (AP) – The winningest pitchers in both major leagues will be the starters for tomorrow night’s All-Star game in San Diego. Chicago’s Chris Sale — who has a 14-3 record — gets the start for the American League. The National League goes with the Giants’ Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh) who is ...
    • SPORTS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL / ROCKIES, ALL-STAR NEWS San Francisco, CA— All-Star Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Colorado the big hit it has missed for much of the past week, and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Tuesday night to end a season-high six-game losing ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN AWARD FOR MEDIA RELATIONS Englewood—The Denver Broncos’ public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award winners from the Professional Football Writers of America for consistently striving for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. The Super Bowl champion Broncos earned the award for the third time and the second ...
    • SPORTS ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Star cornerback Aqib Talib has arrived at the Denver Broncos’ headquarters, where team doctors and trainers are evaluating the gunshot wound he suffered over the weekend. Talib had to miss the Super Bowl champs’ visit to the White House on Monday after getting shot in Dallas, where he has an offseason ...
    • SPORTS EMILY JOHNSON SOCCER TOURNAMENT Glenwood Springs—The 8th annual Emily Johnson “Play it Forward” 3 on 3 Soccer Tournament kicks off this Friday at Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The increasingly popular tournament begins with an All-Star exhibition match involving local 3A and 4A All-Conference male and female players. The actual tournament competition begins ...