From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS BLM WANTS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON SAGE GROUSE PROJECTS Silt—One of the biggest threats to the Greater Sage Grouse in Western Colorado is the gradual invasion of pinyon and juniper trees moving into sagebrush areas according to biologists.  That’s why the Bureau of Land Management is putting together a plan to restore sagebrush habitat in the coming ...
    • NEWS GARCO I-70 CORRIDOR DEADLY FOR CAR CRASHES Glenwood Springs—55 people were killed in auto accidents on I-70 in Garfield County between 2006 and 2015 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The grim report from C-DOT shows the I-70 corridor west of  the Denver metro area to Garfield County is the state’s worst stretch for fatal ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BRACING FOR MAJOR SNOWSTORM Statewide—The drive home today is going to be treacherous for most of Colorado.  C-DOT is sending out a warning and encouraging motorists to prepare for extreme winter driving conditions.  Officials say flash freezing conditions are a big concern as the rain we’ve been getting will quickly turn to ice as the ...
    • NEWS VEGAS WATER SUMMIT Las Vegas, NV—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey are in the dry, thirsty desert headlining a summit dealing with the region’s most important resource…water.  In addition to government officials, the event, sponsored by the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce brings together water experts and business leaders from the United States and ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE BLM LEASES SOLD ON LINE GRAND JUNCTION— Several oil and gas leases on the western slope were sold by the Bureau of Land Management online.  28 Colorado parcels covering more than 19,000 acres were sold in yesterday’s sale generating over one and a half million dollars in revenue. Most of the leases were in Mesa ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIN STORE RESTRICTION TABLED ASPEN(AP) – The Aspen City Council has decided to table a proposal that would limit the number of new chain stores allowed in town. Council members say they want to complete work on other new policies coming out of an existing moratorium on new commercial development applications, which is set to ...
    • Drill at Valley View Hospital Today Officials with Valley View Hospital say they are planning a scheduled drill today from 8:00 AM until Noon. While specifics of the drill have not been disclosed, hospital spokesperson Stacey Gavrell says the drill will simulate a specific disaster and will involve public safety agencies as well as Classic Air Medical (the helicopter based at Valley ...
    • NEWS PARACHUTE MAN COPS PLEA IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—Matthew Ogden, the  Parachute man who killed his one month old daughter in the summer of 2015, agreed to a plea bargain. The 31 year old man pled guilty  to child abuse resulting in the death.  Ogden entered his plea last week for the June 20, 2015, death ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS Glenwood Springs—C-DOT work crews began building the walls today for the new Grand Avenue Bridge between 7th and 8th Street.  The bad news is from now until next spring, there will be no left turns on 8th Street for motorists coming into town over the bridge. COLORADO COAL COMPANY EYES SYNTHETIC GAS PLANT Paonia—There’s some ...
    • NEWS DRUNKEN CONFESSION ASPEN (AP) – A Glenwood Springs man who was overheard by an Aspen police detective laughing about being drunk at the time of a car accident he had pleaded not guilty to has been sentenced to more than a year in jail.  21-year-old Colin Buchanan was sentenced Monday to nearly 400 days in jail ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, March 22nd   SNOWY WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF LOCAL GAMES   Glenwood Springs—Three high school soccer games, one lacrosse game and a tennis match were all canceled yesterday due to the wintry weather.  Make up dates and times have not been announced.   HEAVY SCHEDULE OF SPRING SPORTS ON SATURDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING   BASEBALL Five baseball doubleheaders are slated for tomorrow beginning at 11am.  Glenwood ...
    • Sports, March 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES RIFLE–18 GRAND VALLEY–0 HOTCHKISS–4 ROARING FORK–1 GIRLS SOCCER ROARING FORK–5 BASALT–0 LOACROSSE EAGLE VALLEY–15 GLENWOOD SPRINGS–0 ASPEN–1 COAL RIDGE–0 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Tiger Woods says he went public with his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn to devalue any photos of sports’ ...
    • News, March 19th   COLLEGE HOCKEY/WCHA   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The last season of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s traditional look has been as tense and strong as ever. Perhaps the six teams still alive in the conference playoffs can top that this weekend. After this year’s WCHA tournament, the league and the landscape of the sport will never be the ...
    • Sports, March 18th MESA FOOTBALL TEAM FILES SUIT OVER CANCELED FLIGHT GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Mesa University is suing over a canceled charter flight for its football team. The school says it paid Iowa-based STM Charters Inc. $75,000 to fly the team to Arcadia, Calif., for a game Aug. 30 against Humboldt State. The university says STM’s president ...
    • Sports, March 15th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–A hat trick plus one..that was the tally for Lilly McSwain in leading the Glenwood Lady Demons to a 5-2 win over Delta. Glenwood travels to Gypsum tomorrow for a league showdown with Eagle Valley at 1. Coal Ridge shutout Moffat County 4-zip. This afternoon at 4, the Rifle Lady ...
    • Sports, March 12th   NUGGETS WIN 9TH IN A ROW   PHOENIX (AP) – Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the ...
    • Sports, March 11th   BRONCOS RELEASE PLAYERS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released talented but troubled linebacker D.J. Williams, who was suspended for nine games last season and lost his starting job to Wesley Woodyard. The Broncos also released third quarterback Caleb Hanie, who didn’t take a single snap in his one season in Denver last year ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Roaring Fork vs. Faith Christian in State Sweet 16 Saturday CARBONDALE (3/8/13) –  Earning a first-round home regional set the fifth-ranked Roaring Fork boys up with number 28-seed Middle Park, and the result was predictable, a 72-49 first-round state playoff win for the Rams Friday.  In the other regional at Roaring Fork High School, Faith Christian held on for a 59-54 win over higher-seeded Centauri. So ...
    • Sports, March 8th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Grand Junction–The Glenwood Lady Demons were missing a couple of key players and lost a tough, overtime game to the Palisade Lady Bulldogs last night 3 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams host a four-team regional tonight with 12th seeded Centauri taking on number 21 Faith Christian at 5 o’clock. ...
    • Sports, March 7th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Rifle Lady Bears kick off the spring sports season with a home game this afternoon against Delta. The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Palisade tonight under the lights at 7 at Colorado Mesa University. NBA/NUGGETS Denver–Tonight, the red hot Denver Nuggets host Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the LA Clippers tonight ...