From the KMTS Newsroom From the KMTS Sports Desk
    • Voluntary Fishing Moratorium on Colorado River
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials are urging anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River amid drought-induced low flows, critically warm water temperatures, and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars that starve trout of oxygen. The voluntary fishing ban imposed Wednesday along a 120-mile stretch of the river is unusual so ...
    • CDC Investigating Spread of “Delta” Variant in Mesa County
      GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion of the delta variant of the coronavirus and state health officials say Mesa County has most of the state’s cases. Colorado epidemiologist, Dr. Rachel Herlihy and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Junction to investigate ...
    • I-70 Now Open Through Glenwood Canyon, Again; More Closures are PossibleI-70 Now Open Through Glenwood Canyon, Again; More Closures are Possible
      Update (6/28 6:00 PM): Westbound I-70 is open, through Glenwood Canyon. Please do not forget that officials will close the interstate in both directions if the weather forecast deems it necessary for safety. Please, Drive Carefully. Update (6/28 3:00 PM): Eastbound I-70 is open. Westbound remains closed. Update (6/28 9:00 AM): Interstate 70 remains closed from West Rifle to ...
    • I-70 Closed Due to MudslideI-70 Closed Due to Mudslide
      Here’s what we know about the closure of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon: 10:30 PM Update: Both directions of I-70 are now open through Glenwood Canyon. 6:30PM Update: Eastbound I-70 is now open to local traffic at Mile 109. Eastbound traffic is still being diverted at West Rifle (exit 87). I-70 is closed eastbound at Canyon Creek (exit 109) ...
    • Attempted Child Abduction Thursday Night in Rifle
      A family pet may have helped save a child from being abducted in Rifle last night. According to the Rifle Police Department, the child was walking a dog near Lion’s Pond when a male grabbed them by the arm. The dog bit the man’s hand, and the suspect left the area after being confronted by ...
    • Governor Polis Signs Bill to Address Highway Infrastructure
      EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law an ambitious transportation funding bill that addresses Colorado’s long-neglected highway infrastructure while promoting programs to wean residents from their gas-guzzling vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Polis signed the bill Thursday during a ceremony shaded by an Interstate 70 overpass in the unincorporated ...
    • Local Representative Was One of Twenty-One to Vote Against Recent Legislation
      GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was one of 21 members of Congress to vote against legislation this week to honor police officers who defended the Capitol during and after the Jan. 6 insurrection. The first-term Republican congresswoman argues that the Democratic-introduced bill is politically motivated.  Boebert objected to the bill ...
    • Record Heat Blasts Western States
      PHOENIX (AP) – Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits. Record daily highs have been seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah ...
    • Western Cities Try to Prepare for Expansion in the Near Future
      CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Cities in the U.S. West are preparing for considerable growth in the coming decades despite a historic drought and shrinking water supplies. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are working to ensure they have the resources, infrastructure and housing supply to meet growth projections while balancing conservation. Their efforts are constrained ...
    • Garfield County Bans Fireworks
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—So, you want fireworks on the Fourth of July?  You’ll be hard pressed to find them in Garfield County. With no moisture in sight for the foreseeable future, county commissioners had no choice but to follow the advice of experts and extend the prohibition on firework use in unincorporated Garfield County through July 5th.  ...
    • High School Volleyball All Conference Players
      When votes were counted for the Western Slope 3A Player of the Year it was a three-way tie. Coal Ridge senior outside hitter Phoebe Young shares the honor with Delta junior Erika Kuta and senior Kammie Henderson of Cedaredge.  Young’s Coal Ridge teammate Taylor Wiescamp was named first team all conference. The senior recently signed ...
    • Broncos Take Cornerback in First Round of Draft
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos bypassed quarterbacks Justin Fields and Mac Jones to select Alabama cornerback Pat Surtain II in the first round of the NFL draft. The surprising move comes one day after new general manager George Paton acquired veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round ...
    • Avalanche Remain One Game Behind Las Vegas After Loosing to St. Louis
      ST. LOUIS (AP) – David Perron had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 . Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn, and Robert Thomas also scored, and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves as St. Louis won its second straight game against the Avalanche. Colorado won the season series 5-3. ...
    • Colorado Rockies Make a Change at the Top
      DENVER (AP) – Jeff Bridich is stepping down as general manager of the Colorado Rockies. The mutual agreement between Bridich and the team ends a tenure that included two playoff appearances and a falling out with Nolan Arenado that ultimately led to the All-Star third baseman’s trade. Bridich was in his seventh season as GM. ...
    • Rockies Struggle to Find a Winning Formula
      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Anthony DeSclafani pitched a three-hitter, Evan Longoria had a two-run double and an RBI single after sitting out three games with a sore left hamstring, and the San Francisco Giants routed the Colorado Rockies 12-0. Mauricio Dubon drove in four runs and Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the sixth ...
    • Nuggets Beat Grizzlies
      DENVER (AP) – Michael Porter Jr. erupted for 31 points courtesy of a torrid shooting night, Paul Millsap added nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-96. Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 15 rebounds for his league-leading 53rd double-double to help the Nuggets ...
    • 3A Regional Volleyball Brackets
      Saturday, May 1st REGION A  #1 Eaton, #16 Vanguard, #24 BASALT REGION B  #2 Montezuma Cortez, #15 Manitou Springs, #23 Delta REGION C #3 Sterling, #14 Centauri, #22 Eagle Ridge Academy REGION D #4 Lamar, #13 Platte Valley, #21 Pagosa Springs REGION E  #5 University, #12 Middle Park, #20 Highland REGION F  #5 Bayfield, #11 Resurrection Christian, #19 DSST-Byers REGION G  #7 DSST-Montview, ...
    • High School Football Playoff Brackets
      CLASS 3A #1 Glenwood Springs vs #8 Northfield  3 pm Stubler Memorial Field #4 Rifle vs #5 Academy      1 pm    Bears Stadium #2 Classical Academy vs #7 Aspen #3 Basalt vs #6 Sand Creek   1pm  Longhorn Stadium CLASS 2A #1 Buena Vista vs #8 Clear Creek #4 Manitou Springs vs #5 Manual #2 Flatirons Academy vs #7 St Mary’s #3 Estes ...
    • Nuggets Sign Veteran Guard
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have bolstered their injury-depleted point guard ranks by signing veteran Austin Rivers to a 10-day contract. The Nuggets lost star Jamal Murray to a torn ACL in his left knee last week and Monte Morris injured his left hamstring Friday night. Coach Michael Malone says Morris will miss multiple ...
    • Avalanche See More Players Added to the COVID List
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche star Mikko Rantanen has been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols list. He joins two other players on the list: goaltender Phillip Grubauer and winger Joonis Donskoi. The Avalanche have been shut down since last week because of three players on the COVID-19 list. Rookie defenseman Bo Byram came off ...
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