From the KMTS Newsroom From the KMTS Sports Desk
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented at Local & Federal Levels
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Communities across the Western Slope are enacting Stage 1 fire restrictions. Pitkin County’s restrictions went into effect today while similar restrictions will go into effect at one minute past midnight this Friday in Glenwood Springs and across Eagle County. The precautionary measure is in response to the extreme fire danger throughout the back country. ...
    • The First Five Winners of Colorado’s “Scholarship Vaccine Drive” Announced
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the first five winners of $50,000 scholarships in a program designed to encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state is offering 25 student scholarships for students ages 12 to 17 who have received at least one vaccine dose. Winners selected in random drawings can ...
    • Illegal Marijuana Grow & Distribution linked to Money Laundering
      DENVER (AP) – Authorities say 21 people accused of illegally growing and distributing marijuana in Colorado have been indicted in an alleged money-laundering scheme. The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office says in a news release Thursday that they grew and distributed marijuana throughout the Denver metro area, with facilities to grow and stash the drugs ...
    • Black Hills Energy Still Investigating December’s Gas Line Sabotage
      ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Black Hills Energy says it has spent about $1.4 million to repair sabotaged natural gas lines that cut heat to Aspen-area homes and businesses in late December. Police say they’re still investigating the incident, which cut service to roughly 3,500 residences for three days during the resort town’s peak winter season. ...
    • State Senators Clash In Debate Over Health Care Affordability
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado state senators clashed over government control of health care pricing and affordability in their first debate Tuesday on a bill that would require insurers to offer a standard health plan to individuals and small businesses. The bill also would sanction hospitals and other health care providers that don’t participate. The so-called ...
    • Colorado Takes the Lead in College & University Education Reform Effort
      DENVER (AP) – Governor Polis signed a bill Tuesday making the state a leader in the nationwide effort to ban legacy admissions at public colleges and universities. Prateek Dutta, Colorado Policy Director for Democrats for Education Reform, says it’s the first state he’s found to have enacted such a law. The bill prohibits public higher ...
    • SAT & ACT Scores no Longer Required
      DENVER (AP) – Public colleges and universities in Colorado are no longer required to consider SAT or ACT scores for first-time freshmen during the admissions process under a newly signed law. Governor Jared Polis signed a bill on Tuesday that preserves the option for an applicant to submit test scores when they apply to an ...
    • Independence Pass will be Closed to All Users Next Week
      ASPEN—Before Highway 82/Independence Pass can reopen for the busy summer travel season, a great deal of rockfall mitigation work has to be done. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say Independence Pass will be completely off limits to all non-motorized use including cyclists and pedestrians next Monday through Friday (May 17th-21st).  Non-motorized use will ...
    • Pitkin County Plans to Relax COVID Restrictions
      ASPEN—More education and personal responsibility and less regulation…that’s the direction the Pitkin County Health Department is taking with regard to COVID-19.  However, don’t take off that mask just yet. The less restrictive regulations won’t go into effect until Friday, May 28th at the stroke of midnight. While the number of COVID cases in Pitkin County ...
    • Parachute Murder Victim Identified
      PARACHUTE—The man that was found murdered in a vehicle Tuesday night near Parachute suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as 60 year old Wayne Moore. Authorities say the car was parked alongside Highway 6 in a wide area of the shoulder. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is working with the District Attorney’s office ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rockies Find No Luck On the Road
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Justin Turner and Max Muncy each hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 as David Price earned his first regular-season save. Muncy’s two-out drive in the seventh inning off reliever Yency Almonte gave the defending World Series champions a 6-5 lead on the way ...
    • Avs Look to Keep Their Winning Ways on Track
      DENVER—The West-leading Colorado Avalanche, the hottest team in the NHL, host the Los Angeles Kings.  The Avs boast the second best home record in the league with an 18-4-2 mark at Ball Arena.
    • Nuggets Feel They are still Contenders after loosing Jamal Murray
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets’ stock as a contender in the Western Conference tumbled in the wake of Jamal Murray’s knee injury. That’s fine with MVP candidate Nikola Jokic since he likes being the underdog. This was a Nuggets squad riding high after trading for athletic forward Aaron Gordon in late March. They feel ...
    • Local High School Football Tonight
      Glenwood Springs—Tonight, the second ranked Glenwood Demons (4-0) host the fourth ranked Rifle Bears (3-1) in a game with major playoff implications on the line.  The Bears have won the last nine meetings in this longtime valley rivalry but the Demons seem primed to reverse the trend.  Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores
      Soccer Summit – 4           Glenwood Springs- 0 Coal Ridge – 4      Palisade – 0  (Coal Ridge remains undefeated at 9-0) Basalt – 4              Aspen – 2 Volleyball Basalt – 3               Coal Ridge – 2 Grand Valley – 3    Roaring Fork – 1
    • Rockies Still Struggling to Find the Success They had on Opening Day
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mookie Betts homered and Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in both veterans’ first home games in front of their new Dodgers fans. Together they propelled Los Angeles to a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Corey Seager and Chris Taylor hit back-to-back homers in the first, while Max ...
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