From the KMTS News Room:

    • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire has confirmed that the person shot by Rifle Police has died. In a press release, Glassmeyer says 57-year-old Rifle resident Allan George died at Grand River Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has taken over the investigation of last night’s shooting. A press ...
    • Officer-Involved Shooting in Rifle The Rifle Police department says a suspect was shot following a traffic stop this evening on Highway 13 between the Interstate 70 interchange and Whiteriver avenue. According to a press release from the Rifle Police Department, a weapon not belonging to the two officers involved in the shooting was found at the scene. The suspect was taken ...
    • Flooding Reported Near the Lake Christine Burn Area 8/5/2019 6:00AM UPDATE: While cleanup continues, no injuries have been reported as a result of last night’s flooding. Approximately 30 homes were evacuated last night, with an evacuation center set up at the Eagle County 0020 Eagle County Drive near Crown Mountain Park. Officials say there was no loss of property, but there is mud ...
    • Terry Wilson Announces Retirement You can officially call him a “short-timer.” The man who proudly wore a big, yellow, foam cowboy hat while directing traffic during the chaotic Grand Avenue Bridge construction project is calling it a career. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson is retiring. The physically imposing but affable and good-natured graduate of Glenwood Springs High School ...
    • Feds Approve Colorado Reinsurance DENVER (AP) – Governor Jared Polis plans to confirm that the federal government has approved a Colorado reinsurance plan designed to lower premiums for individuals buying insurance on the state health care exchange. Polis already has released projections showing that premiums next year for 400,000 Coloradans – about 8% of those buying insurance on the exchange ...
    • Upper Middle Mamm Creek Fire Smoke from a remote wildfire may be visible from Rifle and I-70 for the next few days. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says firefighters from the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit discovered the fire yesterday in the upper Middle Mamm Creek drainage, about 10 miles south of Rifle. The fire is ...
    • Colorado Payback not Quite Working DENVER (AP) – State officials say the Great Colorado Payback program is not working as intended. The Colorado Auditor’s Office released a report Monday identifying problems with the unclaimed property program. The Great Colorado Payback began in 1987 to tell Colorado Residents about unclaimed property the state is legally required to keep. The items include forgotten bank account ...
    • Colorado Protests the BLM’s Plan for Public Land in the State DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources is protesting the Trump administration’s management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state. Department Director Dan Gibbs sent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management an eight-page letter Monday, saying the plan doesn’t do enough to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, or other migrating wildlife. Gibbs ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Announces Plans for the Next Oil & Gas Lease Sale GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management plans to offer up 83 parcels for its next oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. That includes about 123 square miles in northwest Colorado that are expected to be included in the Sept. 26 sale. The quarterly sale includes nearly 108 square miles of greater ...
    • Colorado Agencies & Automobile Manufacturing Groups Reach an Agreement Following more than six months of collaborative conversations and negotiation, CDOT, the Colorado Energy Office, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers have reached a consensus agreement on a proposed Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. The parties are jointly submitting this joint alternative regulatory proposal to the Air Quality Control Commission for consideration. If approved, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • National Sports JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette’s appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, meaning he will sit out Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and punching Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson this past Sunday in Buffalo. ...
    • Colorado Sports DENVER (AP) – Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley had 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout. The 32-point margin surpassed a 29-point win in 1993. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ADVANCES IN STATE 2A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, GLENWOOD AWAITS 3A BRACKETS RIFLE (11/3/18) – In an on-field interview prior to Rifle’s 27-0 first round 2A playoff win over Eaton, coach Zac Lemon of the Reds responded to a question on how to stop the Bears: “It’s hard to find an answer for teams that ‘Do what we do, and do it better than you.’” For most of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BULLDOGS WEAR DOWN DEMONS IN SECOND HALF GRAND JUNCTION – Only in the Bible story and the occasional March Madness upset does Goliath lose. The Glenwood Demons found that out when number-one ranked Palisade blew open a close contest with twenty-one unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction Thursday. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0 in ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD OVERCOMES SOGGY FIELD, DEVILS FOR HOMECOMING, LEAGUE OPENING WIN GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/18) – “ Our offense is built for this,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle said of the rain-soaked Stubler Field prior to the Demons’ 41-0 Homecoming win over Eagle Valley in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. The trio of Luke Gair, Gavin Olson, and Eliot Dwyer-Walz proved their coach a prophet, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS’ SECOND-HALF DEFENSE PREVENTS RIVALRY UPSET RIFLE (9/21/18) – Despite its status as a perennial 3A playoff power, the Rifle Bears football team is competing in the 2A Western Slope League this season. But the long-standing rivalry with Glenwood Springs knows no classification boundaries – only that the Bears had won seven straight games since a 20-19 Demon win in 2010. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears’ powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...