From the KMTS News Room:

    • Silt Mayor Headed to Washington D.C. for Conference Silt—Mr. Richel goes to Washington.  Silt Mayor Keith Richel will be in the nation’s capitol this week to talk about economic development. Richel was invited to take part in an Opportunity Zone conference by Deputy Intergovernmental Affairs Director William F. Crozer.  The town of Silt received the special designation last year as an opportunity zone ...
    • Colorado Opioid Crackdown DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s new U.S. attorney is encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides.  Jason Dunn is also digging into data on doctors and nurses who prescribe unusually large quantities of opioid painkillers, with an eye toward prosecuting those who are illegally diverting the drugs and, he feels, ...
    • All Colorado Interstates are Now Open DENVER (AP) – All major interstate highways in Colorado are now open to traffic. Colorado Department of Transportation crews have reopened the last stretch of Interstate 76 in the northeast corner of the state. I-76 and I-70 east of Denver were both closed by the spring snowstorm that struck the state Wednesday and early Thursday.
    • First Bear of the Year to be Relocated STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials tranquilized and relocated its first bear of the year after they say it got into several trash cans and posed a threat to children at a day care center.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife relocated the bear Monday in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Springs Police Department received several calls ...
    • “Bomb Cyclone” Leaves Thousands Without Power (AP) – A blizzard has knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people in the Northern Plains as a powerful storm system sweeps across the central U.S. Officials say about 28,000 people and businesses are without power in Minnesota and South Dakota, while another 8,500 are in the dark in Iowa. Xcel Energy says ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Prescribed Burns Planned Silt—The Bureau of Land Management is planning to start a few fires in Western Garfield County and Eastern Mesa County.  When conditions are right, crews with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns on a total of 850 acres. The largest one of 400 acres is planned five ...
    • Rifle Local Honored for Bravery by Police Department Rifle—During a recent drug investigation in Rifle that turned into a physical battle, Rifle Police Officer Stephanie Straw got some help taking a violent man to the ground from a longtime local.  Ryan Mackley, owner of Align Media, was honored recently by the Rifle Police Department with the Citizen’s Recognition Award for his actions.  Chief ...
    • Trio of RE-1 Students Awarded Full-Ride Scholarships Glenwood Springs—Three high school seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley will be attending college in the fall, tuition free after winning prestigious, full-ride scholarships.   Solana Teitler of Roaring Fork High School was named the recipient of the highly coveted Boettcher Scholarship which covers all expenses to any school in Colorado.  Out of 1,500 applicants, only ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Report Basalt—At a whopping 145 percent of normal, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is the highest it’s been in April in over a decade.  While rafters and kayakers are excitedly anticipating a huge spring run off, it may actually be lower than expected because the dry, thirsty soils in the region are sucking up ...
    • Glenwood Springs Election Results Street Tax Questions Defeated No new taxes in Glenwood Springs.  60 percent of the voters rejected ballot issues A and B in Tuesday’s municipal elections. Ballot issue A would have raised sales taxes by 3/4 of a cent to pay for the city’s deteriorating streets.  Ballot issue B called for a 56 million dollar bond against ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies in last night’s Western Slope League opener.  Elly Walters scored 18 points while Samantha Hinkle added 15 to lead the Lady Bears over Battle Mountain, 46-32.  Monique Stevens poured in 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc to ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS’ POSTSEASON HOPES DASHED IN KC Kansas City, MO.— (AP) With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a ...
    • SPORTS THE HONORS CONTINUE FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH BOULDER (AP) – Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record and their first bowl game since 2007. In four years, MacIntyre’s turned a program that was regarded as one of the nation’s worst into a Pac-12 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS SWEEP CANON CITY IN TOURNEY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/9/16) – “We found a way to pull it out,” Glenwood Springs Lady Demon coach Rhonda Moser said after her team won a second straight game on a last-second score by Tatum Peterson Thursday’s 55-53 overtime win over Faith Christian was followed by a thrilling 33-32 error-filled victory that pivoted on three ...
    • ANOTHER HONOR FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH COLORADO’S MIKE MACINTYRE NAMED 2016 WALTER CAMP COACH OF THE YEAR   NEW HAVEN, CT – Mike MacIntyre, head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, has been named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year.  The Walter Camp Coach of the Year is selected by the nation’s 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports ...
    • RYAN MOELLER, CU BUFFS RAKE IN POST SEASON AWARDS   MacIntyre Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; 16 Buffs Draw All-Pac-12 Honors By: Jason Clay, Associate SID Release: November 29, 2016   MacIntyre First Coach Of The Year Since Barnett In 2004; CU’s 16 Honorees Trail USC & Washington’s 18 For Most In Pac-12   SAN FRANCISCO – Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre has been named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year ...
    • SPORTS SCORES 3A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS 1Discovery Canyon48 16Skyview0 Show Details 8Conifer35 9Fort Morgan49 Show Details 4Lewis-Palmer28 13Longmont23 Show Details 5Silver Creek27 12Durango19 Show Details 3Palisade44 14Evergreen3 Show Details 6Palmer Ridge24 11Mead28 Show Details 7Holy Family47 10Rifle0 Show Details 2Pueblo East27 15Erie15 Nov 17 – 19Quarterfinals 1Discovery Canyon33 9Fort Morgan26 4Lewis-Palmer27 5Silver Creek28 3Palisade40 11Mead44 7Holy Family21 2Pueblo East41 Nov 24 – 26Semifinals G1311/26 @ 1p 1Discovery Canyon 5Silver Creek at District 20 Stadium Preview Game Show Details G1411/26 @ 1p 11Mead 2Pueblo East at Mead HS Preview Game Show Details Dec 3Final Championship G15 Winner G13 Winner G14 AP-ScorecardHere are the latest scores from Sunday’s sports ...
    • SPORTS STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS Denver—The Coal Ridge Titans were swept this morning by the defending state champion and top seeded Eaton Reds 25-13, 25-13 and 25-21.  Coal Ridge will take on Sterling tomorrow morning at 9:30 with hopes of advancing to the consolation round. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Broomfield—The Rifle Bears travel to Broomfield to battle the Tigers ...
    • SPORTS STATE 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKET FRI/7:00PM:  #1 Discovery Canyon (10-0) vs #16 Skyview (6-4) FRI/7:00PM:  #8 Conifer (9-1) vs #9 Fort Morgan (9-1) FRI/7:00PM:  #4 Lewis Palmer (9-1) vs #13 Longmont (6-4) SAT/11:00AM:  #5 Silver Creek (10-0) vs #12 Durango (7-3)   FRI/7:00PM:  #3 Palisade (9-1) vs #14 Evergreen (6-4) SAT/1:00PM:  #6 Palmer Ridge (8-2) vs #11 Mead (7-3) SAT/1:00PM:  #7 Holy Family ...
    • SPORTS STATE 3A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Denver Coliseum) The Class 3A State volleyball tournament bracket with three-time defending state champion Eaton earning the number one seed as expected.   POOL 1 #1 Eaton #8 Sterling #12 Coal Ridge POOL 2 #2 Valley #7 Middle Park #11 Platte Valley POOL 3 #3 Colorado Springs Christian #6 Resurrection Christian #10 Delta POOL 4 #4 University #5 Bayfield #9 Pagosa Springs   FRIDAY SCHEDULE (matches begin at 8:00am with ...