From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS BLM, GARCO IMPOSE FIRE RESTRICTIONS Silt— Stage 1 fire restrictions begin June 27 in Garfield County for unincorporated private lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands.  Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors.  “Despite a good snowpack year, recent hot and dry weather has created high fire ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE ARSONIST SOUGHT Redvale—Authorities say a series of wildfires that broke out along the border of Colorado's Montrose and San Miguel counties might have been set on purpose.The San Miguel Sheriff's Office states the five wildfires were all contained be early Thursday afternoon. The fires didn't cause any injuries, evacuations or property damage. San Miguel ...
    • NEWS SOPRIS HIKERS RESCUED Carbondale—Two older men from Kansas got lost hiking around Mount Sopris last night and needed a rescue team escort back to the trailhead.  Pitkin County Dispatchers got a call around 6:30 from a 65 year old man who said he and his friend were east of Thomas Lakes and were struggling to get ...
    • NEWS WESTERN SLOPE PASTOR ON TREASURE HUNT, MISSING Grand Junction—  Authorities say a pastor from Grand Junction who has been reported missing in New Mexico was searching for a famous hidden treasure. New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed family members told authorities that Paris Wallace had come to the Espanola area to search for a chest ...
    • NEWS DEAD DOG FIRE TRIPLES IN SIZE CRAIG— (AP) – One of two large wildfires burning in northwestern Colorado has grown to more than 17,000 acres but firefighters have managed to contain 10 percent of the fire. Wind gusts of over 70 mph on Monday fueled the growth of the Dead Dog Fire north of Rangely. MUNICH SHOOTER ...
    • Nine Rafters Rescued from Roaring Fork River Seven adults and two children were rescued by emergency responders from the Roaring Fork River today. According to a press release from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, the group's raft became stuck under logs near Aspen Glen and the occupants of the raft subsequently became stranded on a small island. Rescuers were able ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD ENDORSES WATER RIGHTS BILL Glenwood Springs—With a unanimous vote this morning, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners ratified a letter of support for a federal bill to protect water rights.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says Congressman Scott Tipton's “Water Rights Preservation Act” is an important piece of legislation that would save millions of dollars for ...
    • NEWS FLAGS AT HALF STAFF FOR GJ NAVY SEAL Grand Junction—In honor of the Navy SEAL from Grand Junction who was killed two weeks ago in a parachuting accident, flags on state buildings have been lowered to half staff.  27 year old Remington J. Peters died during a Memorial Day parachute demonstration over the Hudson River. The ...
    • NEWS COAL SEAM FIRE ANNIVERSARY Glenwood Springs—15 years ago today the Coal Seam Fire erupted in South Canyon.  The summer of 2002 was one of the worst wildfire seasons in state history due to severe drought, searing heat and on June 8th 2002,  sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour that sent flames up Red Mountain ...
    • NEWS 2017 WILDFIRE OUTLOOK Rifle—A sneak peek into Western Colorado's wildfire season will be held tomorrow at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport.  The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Unit will give updates and preview the 2017 wildfire season for the nearly six million acres of land covered by the unit from the Continental Divide to the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 22nd HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Grand Junction—The annual Western Slope High School All-Star Softball classic is being played tonight under the lights at Bergmann Field at Colorado Mesa University. A handful of local girls are playing Brittany and Erin Neuroth from Rifle High School. ROCKIES BEAT THE D-BACKS IN 10 INNINGS Denver—The Colorado Rockies edged the Arizona Diamondbacks last ...
    • Sports, May 21st BRONCOS LOOK TO VETERAN DEFENSIVE BACK TO SHORE UP SECONDARY ENGLEWOOD. (AP) – The Denver Broncos keep bringing in veteran free-agent cornerbacks and Chris Harris keeps fending them off. He aims to do the same with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Denver this spring. Last season, the Broncos brought in ...
    • Sports, May 20th ROCKIES WIN, TAKE SERIES FROM GIANTS DENVER (AP) – Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday. Dexter Fowler tied a career high with four ...
    • Sports, May 17th CHSAA STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET Lakewood—The Colorado Track and Field State Championship meet continues today and tomorrow at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.  KMTS will be on hand for live updates until the final event Saturday afternoon. ROCKIES LOSE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a 6-run lead on their way to an 8-6 loss to the San ...
    • Sports, May 16th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ amazing season came to a disappointing end yesterday on their home field in a 2-0 loss to the Kent Denver Sun Devils.  Coal Ridge was frustrated all game long by Kent Denver’s tough defense and opportunistic offense led by Senior Midfielder Havana McElvaine.  McElvaine scored both ...
    • Sports, May 15th TITANS AND SUN DEVILS BATTLE FOR FINAL FOUR BERTH Peach Valley—For the second time in three years the Coal Ridge Lady Titans soccer team will play in an Elite 8 game. This is the first time ever though that they’ve hosted a quarterfinal game. Coal Ridge will take on Kent Denver at 4 o’clock this afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 14th CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN—ROCKIES LOSE CHICAGO (AP) – Travis Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs came within two outs of their first shutout since last August in a 9-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.  Alfonso Soriano homered for Chicago, which has won three straight for the second time this ...
    • Sports, May 13th   HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER COAL RIDGE LADY TITANS LOOK TO ADVANCE TO FINAL 4 Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans hope to earn their first trip to the Final Four in the Colorado State 3A Soccer Tournament.  Coal Ridge beat Faith Christian last Saturday 4 to nothing and will host the Kent Denver Sun Devils this Wednesday afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 10th UNDATED (AP) – After taking a day off, the NBA resumes play this evening with two games. In Chicago the Bulls and Heat square off in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series. They split the first two games in Miami, with Chicago taking the opening contest.  Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) returned to the Bulls' ...
    • Sports, May 9th YANKEES-ROCKIES Boesch lifts Yankees to 3-2 win over Rockies DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday ...