From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hanging Lake Management Plan Adopted by Forest Service Glenwood Springs—After nearly six years in the making, the Hanging Lake Area Management Plan is being adopted and implemented by the White River National Forest. Officials decided to go with Alternative 2, which will  limit daily capacity on the increasingly popular trail to 615.  The maximum number will be enforced year-round through a fee-based reservation ...
    • Oil and Gas Commission Director Steps Down Denver—The head of one of Colorado’s most influential government boards has resigned. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore plans to return to the private sector effective March 2nd. Julie Murphy, the Assistant Director for Energy and Minerals at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources will step in as the new director of ...
    • Colorado Flu Season Winding Down DENVER (AP) – The state epidemiologist says the influenza season in Colorado likely has peaked. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the record will likely fall before the end of February, but plenty of flu is still going around. The Denver Post reports that the state is on a record-setting pace.
    • Colorado Lt. Governor Coming to Roaring Fork Valley for Affordable Housing Town Hall Carbondale—Colorado’s affordable housing problem is sending Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on a three day Affordable Housing Town Hall tour across the state that will include a stop in Carbondale. Lynne is looking for feedback from citizens to “tackle the skyrocketing costs of housing across the state.” The Lt. Governor’s town hall meetings will conclude on ...
    • Colorado Springs High Schools Add Security After Threat Rumors Colorado Springs—Two high schools in Colorado Springs beefed up security and postponed activities after rumors of threats were discovered today on social media.  Additional security and police officers were sent to the campuses of Widefield and Harrison high schools today even though the threats were not considered credible.  Authorities say the rumors are most likely ...
    • Chemical-Filled Bottles Found Near Area Rivers Law enforcement officials are warning area residents about plastic bottles filled with an unknown liquid that have been turning up around local rivers. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, over the last week, several bottles, usually containing a blue or purple liquid and a paper-like substance were found by residents of ...
    • Delayed Opening Today at CMC Rifle Campuses Because of inclement weather, Colorado Mountain College Rifle campus and Downtown Rifle Academic Center are closed until noon today. To confirm whether your afternoon or evening class is scheduled at CMC Rifle, please call the campus snowline at 970-625-6990.
    • El Paso County Deputy Hailed a Hero by Family Colorado Springs—The family of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, who was killed in a shootout with a car thief two days ago, says they are grieving the loss of a hero and a “truly wonderful man.”  Family members say the 34 year old Flick reacted selflessly to protect the public and fellow law ...
    • Garfield County Supports Roan Drilling Project Rulison—A major natural gas drilling project on the slopes of the Roan Plateau received the blessing of Garfield County. After assurances that the visual impacts of 63 wells near Rulison will be minimal, county commissioners voiced their full support for Terra Energy Partners’ plan. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the positive economic impact over the next ...
    • West Slope Coal Mine Owner Cited in Worker Death Rangely—The operator of the Deserado Coal Mine near Rangely has been cited for a safety violation that caused the death of a worker. Blue Mountain Energy was issued a citation last week as the federal Mine Safety Health Administration released the final report into the death of 32 year old Jason Stevens. According to the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports ATLANTA (AP) – Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak. Adonis Garcia snapped a 2-2 tie with a homer off Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) in the fourth. ...
    • Scorecard     INTERLEAGUEFinal            Houston                3    L.A.  Dodgers        2,  10  Innings    AMERICAN  LEAGUEFinal            Cleveland            4    N-Y  Yankees          3Final            Texas                    4    Detroit                  2Final            Kansas  City        8    Boston                    6Final            Minnesota            4    Baltimore              3,  12  InningsFinal            Toronto              12    L.A.  Angels          5Final            Oakland                8    Tampa  Bay              2Final            Seattle                8    Chi  White  Sox      6    NATIONAL  LEAGUEFinal            Arizona                4    Cincinnati            0Final            Philadelphia      2    ...
    • Sports ROCKIES WOES CONTINUE DENVER (AP) – Logan Verrett stepped into Matt Harvey’s spot and earned his first major league win in his first start, pitching eight impressive innings and leading the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Sunday. After the NL East-leading Mets posted a pair of 14-9 wins at Coors Field, Verrett (1-0) ...
    • Sports DENNIS WINS USA PRO CHALLENGE DENVER (AP) – Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.The 25-year-old Dennis, riding for the American-based BMC team, won two stages, finished second in two stages ...
    • Sports   NEW YORK (AP) – Curtis Granderson, Kelly Johnson and pinch-hitter Juan Lagares homered and drove in three runs each to help the Mets overpower Colorado 12-3. The NL East leaders complete the sweep and have now won 11 of their last 13 games.  QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) – Skiing champ Lindsay Vonn is heading home ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING FOR TITLE Grand Junction—A few weeks ago, they were in last place in the Mountain West Summer College Baseball League with a 5 and 11 record.  Then, the Glenwood Geckos caught fire, reeling off a half dozen wins including yesterday’s 8-5 victory over the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters to put ...
    • Sports COACH MILLER MEMORIAL Glenwood Springs—Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Stubler Memorial Field this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of the man who paced those sidelines longer than anyone as the head football coach of the Glenwood Demons.  Coach Don Miller passed away Monday at the age of 79.  The services for ...
    • Hall of Fame Glenwood Coach Dies Glenwood Springs—Stubler Memorial Field will be packed this Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School as family, friends and community members honor the life of legendary, Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Miller.  Miller died this past Monday at the age of 79.  Miller retired in 1995 with 204 victories that included the Glenwood Demons’ state ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH MOVING ON Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball coach Cory Hitchcock is moving on.  After a successful five year run that included two league championships, Hitchcock is headed to Missouri Valley College to be an assistant women’s basketball coach.  Missouri Valley is an NAIA Division 1 school in the city of Marshall.  Hitchcock ...
    • Sports AVALANCHE-O’REILLY Sakic says he still wants to sign O’Reilly DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic says it’s still his desire to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a long-term contract before the start of next season. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Sakic said he’s not out to trade his star center. He ...