From the KMTS News Room:

    • Eagle County Investing In Mental Health Resources Eagle—After a record year for suicides in Eagle County, officials have decided to invest more money to expand mental health resources.  The Eagle County Board of Commissioners committed a half million dollars based on recommendations from the county’s new Mental Health Advisory Committee.  Mental health providers in the county say calls for service have gone ...
    • More Western Colorado Communities Banning Fireworks Grand Junction—If you want Fourth of July fireworks this year, you might have to go to Disneyland.  More communities in Western Colorado have decided to ban Independence Day pyrotechnics because of the extreme fire danger.  The Mesa County Board of Commissioners approved a ban on the sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas this week.  Megan ...
    • Aspen Food Pantry Closed This Week Due to an unexpected construction project, the LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry will be closed Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.  Please visit our website at www.liftup.org for other LIFT-UP Pantry locations and times.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to re-open next week. The LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry is located at ...
    • C-DOT Looks for Grants to Help with Highway 13 Improvements State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker can be treacherous any time of year. The Colorado Department of Transportation is anxious to make a number improvements to the busy highway to make it safer. Dewayne Sabbadel is a grant writer with C-DOT and says it’s high on the priority list. Sabbadel says last fall, C-DOT applied ...
    • Man Missing After Jumping Into Grand Junction Canal GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a man who jumped into a canal while fleeing state troopers in western Colorado might have drowned. The man, whose name has not been released, was pulled over at the Palisade exit off Interstate 70 on Tuesday evening and ran away down a small embankment while troopers searched his ...
    • Expanded Bus Service and WE-cycle Updates Aim to Reduce Traffic Aspen, CO – Commuters and residents are encouraged to evaluate public transit options alternatives during the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project. A central option for commuter traffic and cross-town access is the bus system. The City of Aspen approved two additional buses between the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Rubey Park to ...
    • Kane Brown’s “Heaven” is a Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville Kane Brown enjoys the second number one hit of his career this week, as “Heaven” ascends to the top of the country chart. It’s a song that was inspired by Kane missing his fiancée, Katelyn Jae, while he was on tour
    • Nashville notes Kelsea Ballerini will play the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards May 22 in Los Angeles. Legendary TV producer Norman Lear will also give actress Rita Morena the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony at the Four Season Beverly Wilshire
    • For the First Time: Kenny Chesney lands two songs in the top ten Eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney has a achieved a new milestone this week. It’s the first time he’s ever had two songs in the top ten simultaneously, thanks to “Get Along” and his duet with David Lee Murphy, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
    • Brett Young, LOCASH and more accept Craig Campbell’s Cornhole Challenge during CMA Fest Who is country music’s best cornhole competitor? We’ll find out June 5, as Brett Young, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, newcomer Tegan Marie and others show up to toss a few bean bags for Craig Campbell‘s 6th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS DENVER (AP) – Adam Duvall had his first career two-homer game, Joey Votto hit his 200th homer and Eugenio Suarez – who came in mired in an 0-for-28 skid – also went deep in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Zack Cozart also homered for the light-hitting Reds, ...
    • SPORTS BOSTON (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Dustin Garneau hit two-run homers and the Colorado Rockies stopped Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak with a 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. The win ended a three-game losing streak by Colorado and it ended a four-game winning streak for ...
    • SPORTS 3A ALL CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED Undated—The Coal Ridge Titans baseball team will field another talented squad next season. The Titans, who finished third in the Western Slope 3A and qualified for the playoffs, had four players named First Team All-Conference; Junior Catcher/Pitcher Tyler Slone, junior Caleb Maynard, junior Raymond Budd and senior outfielder/pitcher Nathan Nelson. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL STATE GOLF Pueblo—The Rifle Lady Bears captured third place in the 4A State Golf Tournament played at the Pueblo Country Club. Rifle’s two-day team total of 546 was a dozen strokes ahead of Northridge High School. Rifle’s Elly Walters shot an 81 on the final day of competition for a total of 159 and ...
    • SPORTS GIRLS 4A STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT Rifle in third after day one Pueblo—Rifle Sophomore Elly Walters and Senior Masi Smith have the Lady Bears golf team sitting pretty after day one of the 4A state tournament at the Pueblo Country Club. Walters’s opening round of 6 over 78 has her in fourth place in the individual standings ...
    • SPORTS COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Lakewood—Rifle High School’s Joe Kosht stood on the medal winner’s podium this morning after taking 9th place in the boy’s 4A shot put competition at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The Bear’s Senior had a toss of 46 feet, 8 and a half inches, just shy of ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans are seeded 6th in the State 3A Soccer Tournament and will host the first round this weekend. Coal Ridge earned a bye and will play the winner of tomorrow’s match between number 11 Lutheran and number 22 Pagosa Springs. Coal Ridge will be in action ...
    • SPORTS DENVER (AP) – Rubby De La Rosa took a shutout into the eighth before running out of steam, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their fifth straight game by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Tuesday night. The hard-throwing De La Rosa (4-4) handcuffed the Rockies for 7 1/3 innings with a fastball ...
    • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD FINALE SHOWS PROMISE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(5/10/16) – “Finally,” Glenwood baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said after his team closed out the season with a decisive 14-2 win over Summit. “It feels really good to play a full, complete game and finish up like this.” The Demons, who broke a fifth-place tie with the Tigers (7-12, 5-9 WSL) behind a strong, complete-game ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Suffer Painful Sweep in Palisade PALISADE (4/23/16) – Not only did Glenwood Springs lose a pair of two-run late-inning leads in a tenth inning 11-10 walk-off loss at Palisade, but in dropping the second game, 14-4 in five, senior pitcher Colin Brown injured his arm and had to leave with two outs and the bases loaded. Coach Eric Nieslanik, choosing not ...