From the KMTS NewsroomFrom the KMTS Sports Desk
    • Small Fire in Glenwood SpringsSmall Fire in Glenwood Springs
      Firefighters made quick work of a fire on Red Mountain above Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs this afternoon. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department shared on their official Facebook page that the fire was caused by lightning. Here are some pictures from KMTS staff and area residents.
    • Vehicle Stolen From Montezuma County Recovered in SiltVehicle Stolen From Montezuma County Recovered in Silt
      Update: At approximately 10:00 PM this evening, The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office posted on their official Facebook page that three suspect in this case was arrested in Summit County. He was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle at the time he was arrested. The post did not indicate if that was the vehicle stolen in Silt. A ...
    • Group Calls for End to “Waste” of Colorado River Water
      CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Farmers, conservationists, and small-town business owners are calling for an end to what they call wasteful uses of Colorado River water. On Thursday, they gathered at Hoover Dam to demand the federal government scrap plans to divert water from Lake Powell upstream to accommodate anticipated growth. They said it didn’t ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Flash Flood Warning
      Update (8:30 PM): Both directions I-70 open through Glenwood Canyon. Update (6:30 PM): C-DOT says there are two small mudslides that need to be cleared before the road reopens. There is no estimate for reopening the road. Stop us if you’ve heard this one… Both directions of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon are closed due to a Flash Flood ...
    • I-70 Closed From Glenwood (116) to Dotsero (133)
      Final update (6:00 PM): I-70 is open in both directions between exit 87 (west Rifle) and exit 133 (Dotsero). Update (5:30 PM): The warning from the National Weather Service has expired, however i-70 will remain closed due to continued heavy rain and potential for flash flooding in Glenwood Canyon. (Headline updated to reflect expanded closure.) Update (4:00 ...
    • Glenwood South Bridge FEMA Grant Denied
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ hopes for a South Bridge suffered a big blow when a 30 million dollar grant was denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city’s “Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities” grant application was deemed ineligible the FEMA. Construction on the 56 million dollar project would have begun next spring but now the ...
    • Garfield Commissioners Ask for Two Rural Districts in Redistricting Efforts
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With the new census comes new congressional districts.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners recently signed a resolution in support of creating two new rural districts.  The resolution, which passed unanimously, says the eastern plains and Southern Colorado should be considered a “Community of Interest” just like the Western Slope.  The new redistricting map ...
    • Colorado COVID Restrictions Coming to an End
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has lifted his pandemic state of emergency and rescinded all related executive orders, citing the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus. The governor did sign an executive order focusing on pandemic recovery and promoting vaccinations. Polis has issued several hundred executive orders since declaring the state of emergency ...
    • Final COVID “Lottery” Winner Announced; Money Didn’t Change Minds About Getting Vaccinated
      DENVER (AP) – A Colorado mother of four has been chosen as the final $1 million vaccine lottery winner. Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that stay-at-home mother Heidi Russell was the winner. Russell expressed her gratitude and shock at winning. The lottery gave five Colorado residents $1 million in weekly drawings in an effort to ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rockies Finally Find The Win Colum Against the Astros
      DENVER (AP) – C.J. Cron homered and drove in five runs, Jon Gray pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 6-2. Dom Nuñez also hit a home run for the Rockies, who snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Astros. Carlos Correa and Aledmys Díaz had RBI doubles ...
    • Local High School Soccer Playoff Bracket Released by CHSAA
      The 9-0 Coal Ridge Titans received the #5 seed in the 16 team bracket and will host #12 Middle Park Panthers Thursday afternoon at 4 in a first round match.  The winner will advance to play either #4 KIPP Denver Collegiate or #13 Alamosa on Saturday.
    • Local High School Volleyball Results
      -Palisade swept Glenwood 25-16, 25-19 and 25-21.  Glenwood’s season comes to an end Friday night at home against Eagle Valley. -Coal Ridge dominated winless Rifle in three straight games, 25-6, 25-11 and 25-14 to improve to 6 and 2 in league play and 8 and 4 overall.  The Titans welcome Aspen to Peach Valley tomorrow night ...
    • Glenwood Springs at Salida Time Schedule Change
      SALIDA—The regular season finale between the top ranked Glenwood Demons and the Salida Spartans has been moved from 7 pm to 5 pm.  The originally scheduled junior varsity game has been canceled. The varsity game will be broadcast live on KMTS.  The Demons have high hopes of finishing the season with a perfect 6 and ...