From the KMTS News Room:

    • Department of the Interior is Considering Moving BLM Headquarters to the Western United States Washington, D.C.—Grand Junction may be in the running to be the new home of the Bureau of Land Management.   The U.S. Interior Department says it plans to choose a Western city as the new headquarters for its vast public lands holdings by the end of September. Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Scott Cameron told Congress on Tuesday ...
    • Regional Housing Needs, Assessment Study Discussed by Garfield County Commissioners Glenwood Springs—Jobs are plentiful, housing is not.  That about sums up a recent housing study and needs assessment that encompassed the region stretching from Battlement Mesa to Aspen to Western Eagle County.  David Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Denver-based Economic and Planning Systems conducted the study. He says the region is generating more demand for ...
    • Results of Regional Housing Survey to be Unveiled Glenwood Springs—There's a major shortage of housing in the tri-county region according to the results of a recent study. The findings will be presented tomorrow morning during a special work session with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The study and needs assessment was comprehensive and looked at every community from Battlement Mesa to Avon ...
    • Victims of Fiery Crash Identified Lakewood—The four people killed last week when a semi slammed into stopped traffic on eastbound I-70 near the Colorado Mills Shopping Center were all men from Colorado.  The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified them as 61 year old Doyle Harrison of Hudson, 67 year old William Bailey of Arvada, Miguel Arellano of Denver and 69 ...
    • Regional Battles Over Greater Sage Grouse Las Vegas, NV—The federal government's plan to drill for oil and gas in a remote section of northeast Nevada may be challenged in court by conservationists who claim it will harm the habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  The Center for Biological Diversity is threatening a lawsuit if the plan gets the green light from ...
    • Colorado Reinsurance Bill in Trouble DENVER (AP) – Colorado Senators Bob Rankin and Kerry Donovan are working frantically on a bill to cut rural health insurance premiums by having the state help private insurers. But the reinsurance bill has been drastically changed. The reinsurance bill faces tough odds with the session scheduled to end May 3. If it passes the ...
    • Former Colorado University Football Coach Going to Jail BOULDER (AP) – A former assistant football coach for the University of Colorado has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.  Joe Tumpkin was sentenced in Broomfield District Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor assault. Tumpkin and his attorneys declined to comment following the sentencing hearing ...
    • Potential Legal Battles Loom Over Oil & Gas Bill DENVER (AP) – Opponents of a new Colorado oil and gas law that puts public safety ahead of production are dropping an attempt to overturn it this year. They said Thursday that they may try in 2020. They had planned to ask voters this November to repeal and replace the law, but the Colorado secretary ...
    • Horrific, Fiery Crash Closes I-70 in West Denver LAKEWOOD (AP) – A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said today  there's no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in Thursday's crash on Interstate 70. He said investigators are looking at ...
    • Mesa County Man may get a New Trial GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Prosecutors in Mesa County plan to appeal a ruling overturning the conviction of a man found guilty in the bludgeoning deaths of a woman and her daughter in 1996.  Verle Mangum, was 17 at the time of the killings in Clifton. District Court Judge James Boyd ruled that Mangum should get ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Local High School Sports Scores SOCCER Glenwood—-6             Eagle Valley—–1 Roaring Fork—-3       Grand Junction Central—-1 BASEBALL Meeker—-8                 Coal Ridge—-6 Roaring Fork—8         Moffat County—-7
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood on Top of Game in WSL Opening Sweep WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/16/19) –The Battle Mountain Huskies didn’t win a single baseball game last season, so their 7-1 non-league record entering Western Slope League play already represented a substantial achievement in comparison. However, the Huskies dropped to 0-5 in league play, losing 15-5 and 8-2, while Glenwood Springs excelled in all phases of its league ...
    • Rockies Postpone 3rd Game Against Braves DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies' home game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of ...
    • The Avalanche will face the Flames for the first time in the Playoffs Tonight DENVER (AP) – Colorado and Calgary have never met in the playoffs despite both franchises' Stanley Cup pedigree. The first time figures to be an action-packed contest given both teams can fly up and down the ice. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. The first-round ...
    • Nuggets are the #2 Seed, will Face the Spurs in the Playoffs DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Nuggets trailed 95-84 with four minutes left before finishing with a 15-0 run.  The Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs ...
    • Additional Local High School Sports Scores and Upcoming Scheduled Games LACROSSE Battle Mountain—12    Glenwood Springs—8 SOCCER Glenwood at Rifle—6pm Palisade at Coal Ridge—6pm
    • Local High School Baseball HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES Palisade—17       Rifle—–2 Hotchkiss—19     Coal Ridge—-3 Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs, postponed ON THE DIAMONDS TODAY… Meeker at Grand Valley (DH) 2pm Delta at Roaring Fork   4pm Rifle at Basalt  3pm
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BEARS WALK OVER SUMMIT TWICE IN LEAGUE OPENER RIFLE (3/23/19) — The Rifle Bears opened Western Slope League with a doubleheader sweep over the traveling Summit Tigers that featured most of the early-spring foibles, but Derek Wagler was in mid-season form, pounding out six hits, including a triple in each game, and driving in five runs. “Pitching is something we have to get ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS WALK-OFF WIN OVERCOMES LATE TITAN RALLY WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/21/19) — Walks were the undoing of starting pitchers Chano Gonzalez and Cole Houston in the first two games of the Glenwood Springs 2019 baseball season, but Gonzalez turned a four-pitch free pass in the bottom of the seventh into a walk-off 12-11 win over Coal Ridge Thursday on a base ...
    • Avalanche get Shutout in Dallas DALLAS (AP) – Alexander Radulov recorded his first career hat trick in his return after missing the previous game for disciplinary reasons as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his second consecutive shutout, the first time in his 11 NHL seasons with back-to-back shutouts. Jamie Benn had ...