From the KMTS News Room:

    • Road Alert: Bank Failure on Hwy 325 North of Rifle 7/22/19 Update: -Repairs have begun,expect traffic delays with one lane of alternating traffic with an automated stop light controlling traffic. -Access to Rifle Falls and Rifle Fish Hatchery have delayed access do the road work. 8:40 AM 7/13/19 Update: Colorado Department of Transportation said there was no movement overnight. Highway 325 has been reopened at MM 7 with 1 ...
    • USDA Rural Development Glenwood Springs—With tax revenues expected to decline in the coming years, Garfield County is going to be hard-pressed to fund every program and project that comes along.  Fortunately, there’s help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Sallie Clark is the Colorado State Director of Rural Development for the U.S.D.A.   The former El Paso County Commissioner ...
    • Senior & Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Glenwood Springs—Time is running out for Garfield County senior citizens to get a big break on their property tax bills. Thanks to Referendum A, passed by Colorado voters in 2000, 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of a senior citizen’s primary residence is exempt from property tax while the state picks up the ...
    • Avalanche Debris could add to the Bark Beetle Problem ASPEN (AP) – Avalanche debris in Roaring Fork Valley could attract the forest-destroying bark beetle, but White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams says there’s little the agency can do to mitigate the threat. Heavy snowpack unleashed a series of avalanches over the winter that downed spruce and aspen trees in numerous areas – a ...
    • 4th of July Marks the End of Ski Season FRISCO(AP) – Officials with the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area  has ended the ski season with an Independence Day celebration. Ski area spokeswoman Katherine Fuller says the final day drew thousands of skiers and snowboarders to the resort on Thursday, officially ending at 2:30 p.m. Video shot by the resort shows several people carrying American flags ...
    • Nine People Rescued from Poudre River FORT COLLINS (AP) – Firefighters say they rescued nine people from the Poudre River in northern Colorado after getting reports of rafters in trouble. The Poudre Fire Authority said eight people were rescued off a small island in the river in LaPorte on Thursday and a ninth person was found in a tree in the ...
    • Grand Junction Fire Caused by Youth With Illegal Fireworks GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say an illegal firework set off by a juvenile started a brush fire that briefly led to the evacuation of seven homes. The fire burned about 9 acres in Connected Lake State Park and adjoining neighborhoods northwest of Grand Junction along the Colorado River on Thursday afternoon. ...
    • Close Call on the Colorado River Glenwood Springs—A cool inner tube float down the Colorado River almost took a tragic turn as three people were tossed into the rushing waters in Glenwood Springs Tuesday afternoon. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, two men and a woman were aboard two inner tubes tied together when they ended up in ...
    • Flooding Danger on Local Rivers Redstone—A flood advisory is in effect for the Crystal River near Redstone. The National Weather Service issued the advisory yesterday as the river, flowing at more than twice the mean at 2,100 cfs, is currently over the four foot bank. Planned releases from Reudi Reservoir have also triggered a Flood Advisory for the Frying Pan River ...
    • Another Rafter Lost on Colorado’s Rivers FORT COLLINS (AP) – A Colorado man is missing after being thrown from his raft on the Poudre River. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old David L. Smith of Fort Collins was rafting with a 46-year-old man and his 13-year-old son on Saturday when their raft came out from under them. More than 20 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS SCORES AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: — INTERLEAGUE Final Chi Cubs 3 Cleveland 2 — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final L.A. Clippers 88 Utah 75 Final San Antonio 106 Miami 99 Final Golden State 106 Phoenix 100 Final Detroit 98 Milwaukee 83 Final Oklahoma City 113 L.A. Lakers 96 Final OT Memphis 112 Washington 103 Final Houston 93 Dallas 92 — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Buffalo 3 Winnipeg ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Goal-line Stand Holds off Demons, 27-21 RIFLE (10/28/16) – The script was advancing perfectly for Glenwood to upset Rifle’s Western Slope League championship hopes – until the Bears stopped Easton Gaddis at the one yard line with 17 seconds to hold on to a 27-21 see-saw victory one week before their showdown at Palisade. Maybe the Bears were looking ahead to that ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GADDIS’ BIG PLAYS SHOCK SUMMIT IN CLOSING MINUTES GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/21/16) – “I saw the high snap, the ball in the air, timed it right and just took off,” Glenwood’s Easton Gaddis said of his 97-yard fumble recovery touchdown run that drained the drama out of what had been a close contest and led to a 39-15 Demon victory over Summit. The Tigers (2-6, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Balanced Attack Leads Glenwood over Huskies, 38-20 EDWARDS(10/14/16) – With a triple-threat ground game and Jake Townsley passing for nearly two hundred yards, the Glenwood Demons evened their league record at 1-1, easily defeating Battle Mountain, 38-20. Sophomore Luke Gair emerged as more than just the receiving and kick return threat he had been through the first six games of the season, dashing ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS LOSE SECOND STRAIGHT SAN DIEGO (AP) – Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego’s career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the Denver Broncos 21-13 on Thursday night. The victory may have saved embattled coach Mike McCoy’s job. ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS… CLEVELAND (AP) – ...
    • KMTS Football: GLENWOOD EXCEEDS 2015 WIN TOTAL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/30/16) – After raising expectations with an impressive 30-6 Homecoming victory over Pueblo Central and doubling last season’s win total, Glenwood Springs will open Western Slope League play at Palisade on Thursday. Two weeks ago the Demons (2-3) matched their single victory in 2015 with a 48-7 thrashing of Steamboat Springs, which dropped down ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS IMPROVE TO 4 AND O TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch made his NFL debut sooner than expected Sunday, stepping in for injured starter Trevor Siemian to help the Denver Broncos remain unbeaten with a 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Siemian left the game with two minutes remaining in the first half ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS ‘D’ THROTTLES LUCK IN WIN OVER COLTS DENVER (AP) – Von Miller gave the Denver fans a reminder of his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance, sweeping in for the sack-strip of Andrew Luck that sealed the Broncos’ 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. With the Broncos clinging to a six-point lead with 1:51 remaining, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SINKS SAILORS, 48-7 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (9/16/16) — Under a full moon in Steamboat Springs, Glenwood’s football team matched its win total of a year ago with a 48-7 thrashing of the Sailors. The Demons, after dropping a one-point decision against Kennedy in their second game of the season, used a devastating first-quarter ground game to punish Steamboat, which ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Soccer Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central tonight at 6 o’clock.  Palisade visits Carbondale tonight to take on Roaring Fork. Volleyball Rifle travels to Palisade for a 6:30 match with the Bulldogs.   Roaring Fork entertains Basalt in a league match at 6. MLB/ROCKIES Phoenix, AZ—The Rockies blew a three-run lead in the sixth inning when Yasmany Tomas ...