From the KMTS NewsroomFrom the KMTS Sports Desk
    • 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.  ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rocky Mountain Showdown Scheduled for Several More Years After a brief Hiatus
      BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado and Colorado State University have jointly announced a six-game addition to the Rocky Mountain Showdown. All six games will be held on campus rather than in Denver, where 19 of the last 22 games between the rivals have been played. The series is on hiatus until 2023 and ...
    • Nuggets Lose Star Player for the Season
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray indefinitely after the dynamic point guard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. It’s a big blow to a team coming off a season in which it advanced to the Western Conference finals and currently sits in fourth place in the West. Murray ...
    • Avalanche in a “Win Now” Mentality
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic is embracing a win-now mentality with big contract decisions looming. It’s the reason Sakic chose to make a strong push with several deals at the trade deadline in order to bolster his NHL-leading team. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer and captain Gabriel Landeskog are scheduled to become free ...
    • Broncos & Seahawks Players will not Participate in Voluntary Offseason Programs
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Members of the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become the first to say they won’t participate in their team’s in-person voluntary offseason programs. The NFL Players Association is calling for a second straight year of virtual offseason programs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger ...