From the KMTS News Room:

    • Moose Encounters in Frisco FRISCO (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say they have identified two people who appeared in a video and a photo either approaching or feeding moose in separate incidents in Frisco. The two incidents happened last weekend and quickly went viral on social media. The state wildlife agency says both incidents have been addressed ...
    • Forest Service Will Not Appeal Village at Wolf Creek Decision DURANGO (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling to nix the controversial Village at Wolf Creek. The decision is a significant win for opponents of the proposed development and a possible major blow to developers. For about 30 years, the would-be developers have tried to build a ...
    • Hanging Lake Management Plan on Hold for Now Glenwood Springs—This summer it’ll still be first come, first served for visitors at the ever popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon.  The plan to start to charging a fee and shuttling tourists back and forth has been postponed by the White River National Forest until next year.  Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville says ...
    • Rifle Burglary Suspect Arrested, Meth Found Glenwood Springs—A man suspected of several burglaries in Rifle was found holed up in a Glenwood Springs motel room with the stolen loot, drugs and a gun.  Rifle Police Officers executed a search warrant recently at the Affordable Inn with the help of the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team.   Officers found many of the stolen ...
    • Bad News for the Colorado River Denver—Grim is the word experts are using to describe this summer’s outlook for the Colorado River.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, very little snow fell during the month of April in the mountains that feed the Colorado.  Lake Powell is already down this year and will only see 43 percent of the ...
    • Prescribed Burn Today The Carbondale fire department is conducting a prescribed burn near Cerise Ranch between Carbondale and basalt until 1 today. Smoke will be visible. (The image here, taken from our camera on Red Mountain in Glenwood.)
    • Rifle Contribution to Department of Natural Resaourses Discussed Rifle—The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is hurting for cash and is asking local governments for a little help maintaining some of it’s recreation facilities.  The Rifle City Council talked about making a $300.00 donation to the DNR.  Interim City Manager Davis Farrar says the council needs to carefully consider the use of city funds ...
    • BLM Sage Grouse Environmental Impact Study Draft Released Silt—Feathers have been ruffled once again over the rare, odd-looking bird with the strange mating ritual; the Greater Sage Grouse.  Following the orders of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Bureau of Land Management published a Draft Environmental Impact Analysis to change Colorado’s 2015 Resource Management Plan for the ground-dwelling bird.  David Boyd with the ...
    • Town of Silt Irrigation Schedule The Town of Silt has issued their irrigation schedule for 2018: Odd numbered houses: Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday Even numbered houses: Saturday, Monday, & Wednesday Please adhere to the watering schedule.
    • New Bird Lawsuit While Another is Put on Hold BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Environmental groups have started a new court battle over protections for an imperiled bird on Western U.S. public lands but called a truce in a separate lawsuit involving the bird’s smaller cousin. A lawsuit filed Monday claims the Trump administration ignored policies meant to protect the greater sage grouse when the government ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 2016 3A High School Basketball District Tournament Brackets 2016 3A Boys Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope // 2016 3A Girls Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope
    • SPORTS 3A WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT BRACKETS GIRLS WESTERN SLOPE – TOP 4 ADVANCE Tuesday February 23rd – Quarterfinals (Higher Seed hosts) 7:00pm:  #1 Moffat County vs #8 Aspen 5:30pm:  #4 Coal Ridge vs #5 Gunnison 5:30pm:  #3 Grand Valley vs #6 Roaring Fork 7:00pm:  #2 Olathe vs #7 Basalt Friday February 26th – Semifinals (Grand Junction Central HS) ...
    • SPORTS STATE 4A BASKETBALL BRACKETS GIRLS REGION #1 #1 Valor Christian vs #8 Fort Morgan #4 Berthoud vs #5 Sierra #3 Mullen vs #6 Green Mountain #2 Palisade vs #7 Golden REGION #2 #1 Mesa Ridge vs #8 Kennedy #4 Centaurus vs #5 Vista Ridge #3 Pueblo South vs #6 Vista Peak #4 Holy Family vs #7 Silver ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DURANGO EDGES RIFLE BOYS FOR DISTRICT CROWN; GLENWOOD BOYS & RIFLE GIRLS FALL TO 4TH GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/16) – The goal for the Rifle Bears against high-flying Durango was a 4A district championship game “in the 30’s,” said boys basketball coach Roger Walters, and his team more than delivered on the defensive end. But Durango, seeded number one coming down from the 5A Southwestern League, got loose just long ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REACH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; GLENWOOD BOYS AND RIFLE GIRLS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PLACE GRAND JUNCTION (2/19/16) – “For three quarters we were really good and got what we wanted,” Rifle boys basketball coach Roger Walters said after his team overcame an avalanche of 4th-quarter three-pointers by Steamboat Springs for a 48-39 win. The victory puts the second-seeded Bears (19-3) in the 4A Western Slope League District championship game ...
    • KMTS District Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME, RIFLE GIRLS KO DEVILS PALISADE (2/18/16) – “Our young players want to send our seniors to state, and they did it!” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach exulted after the Demons overcame a second-half comeback by Battle Mountain for a 43-38 overtime win in the first-round of the Western Slope League 4A district tournament. The victory over fifth-seeded Battle Mountain (11-10) ...
    • SPORTS CLASS 4A SWL/WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT – BOYS Games at Central and Palisade High Schools Quarterfinals – Thursday February 18th 7:30pm/CHS:  #1 Durango (13-7) vs #8 Delta (9-11) 4:30pm/PHS:  #4 Glenwood Springs (11-9) vs #5 Battle Mountain (11-9) 7:30pm/PHS:  #3 Palisade (10-10) vs #6 Steamboat Springs (10-10) 4:30pm/CHS:  #2 Rifle (17-3) vs #7 Montrose (4-16) ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN PAYBACK OVER PALISADE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/9/16) – “We were upset about the loss in Palisade,” Glenwood senior Cam Horning said after his second-half heroics insured the outcome would be different in a tightly contested duel that wasn’t decided until his two free throws with 14 seconds left insured a 59-54 win over the Bulldogs. The victory, after ten ties ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES GIRLS Palisade—60       Glenwood Springs—31 Rifle—–54          Eagle Valley——38 Coal Ridge—44    Aspen——32   BOYS Glenwood Springs—-59    Palisade—-54 Rifle—55        Eagle Valley—49   (Rifle claims Western Slope Crown) Coal Ridge—63       Aspen—-52 NHL / AVS DENVER (AP) – Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves and chipped in with an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS ON COMEBACK TRAIL AT EAGLE VALLEY GYPSUM (2/5/16) – There’s nothing more compelling than a fourth-quarter comeback. In Eagle Valley’s “Inferno” gymnasium both Glenwood teams ignited in the final eight minutes, the boys winning 77-70 after trailing by 12 late in the third, and the girls, who were down 13-0 in the opening quarter, falling short 50-44. GLENWOOD BOYS 77, EAGLE ...