From the KMTS News Room:

    • “Moon Trees” Planted in Honor of Colorado Astronaut Dead or Lost ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago. Officials at New Mexico sites where the trees were ...
    • Colorado Approves Expansion of Hunting Access Program FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials plan to more than double the amount of state trust land that’s open to limited hunting and fishing. The state Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a multiyear expansion of the Public Access Program, aiming to increase the size from 750 square miles to about 1,560 square miles. The state ...
    • Juvenile Charged with Starting Grand Junction Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The July 4 fire burned about 9 acres near Connected Lake State Park in Grand Junction. The fire prompted evacuations of seven homes but no houses were damaged. The ...
    • State Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in La Plata, Larimer and Weld Counties DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus as of last week. Department officials say a veterinarian confirmed the state’s first ...
    • Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction
    • BLM Headquarters Moving to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government’s largest land agency to western Colorado. Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington office will move to Grand Junction. Gardner didn’t say when the headquarters would move. A Bureau ...
    • Vernal Man Sentenced for Possessing Non-Native Sheep on Private Hunting Ranch GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced for possessing prohibited, non-native sheep at his private hunting ranch in Colorado. 34-year-old Michael Gates pleaded guilty June 19 to illegally possessing and importing exotic sheep species. Gates received a one-year deferred judgment sentence. Authorities say the Vernal, Utah, resident procured the animals for clients to hunt at ...
    • Man Killed by Lightning DENVER (AP) – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak. The 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday on Bear Peak. Officials did not release their names. Officials say a call was made to 911 around 1 p.m. notifying authorities the man was unconscious ...
    • One Lane of Highway 325 Open State Highway 325 north of Rifle is open today with one lane of alternating traffic after a portion of the road collapsed into Rifle Creek on Friday. The road was completely closed Friday afternoon when the roadway collapsed past the center line. With no additional movement overnight, the Colorado Department of Transportation decided to open ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • The Avalanche will face The Sharks after a crazy Game 7 for San Jose AP – Barclay Goodrow scored 18:19 into overtime to send San Jose into the second round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win Tuesday night, capping a wild Game 7 that featured the Sharks erasing a three-goal deficit by scoring four times on a disputed major penalty in the third period and Vegas tying the ...
    • Rockies bring Murphy back from Injured List DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have reinstated infielder Daniel Murphy from the 10-day injured list before Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Murphy is in the lineup at first base and batting third. The 34-year-old fractured his left index finger diving for a grounder in the second game of the season. He was placed on the ...
    • Broncos Keep Quiet on Draft, but address Harris Jr’s Contract ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway isn’t tipping his hand when it comes to quarterbacks in this week’s NFL draft. But Elway had plenty to stay about star cornerback Chris Harris, who is skipping the team’s offseason program. Elway says it’s voluntary so he’s not mad about his absence but he stressed ...
    • Nuggets Win Big in Game 5 DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic comes within two assists of another triple double and Jamal Murray leads six Denver Nuggets in double figure scoring with 23 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-90 in Game 5 of their playoff series. Denver led by as many as 30 points before resting their ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores Baseball Coal Ridge—14                        Grand Valley—-4 Rifle—-11                                  Middle Park——2 Montezuma Cortez—13         Roaring Fork—-9 Montezuma Cortez—–5        Roaring Fork—–3 Soccer Glenwood Springs—-10        Rifle——0 Aspen—-10            ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Comes Back in Final Inning to Split with Rifle RIFLE (4/20/19) – After an error-fueled 10-3 loss in the opener of a doubleheader to the rival Rifle Bears, the winds of change helped Glenwood Springs come back from a 4-0 deficit in game two and earn a 7-5 win with a seventh-inning rally. A wild first inning provided a preview of what was to come ...
    • Broncos are Set-up to Take a Top Defensive Player in the Upcoming NFL Draft ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway’s trade for Joe Flacco in the offseason sets him up to capitalize once again on a draft deep with defensive playmakers. The Broncos own the 10th overall pick and although there’s speculation Elway will draft a quarterback, it’s unlikely the prototype he likes will be available ...
    • Avalanche Will Try to Wrap-up the Series in Calgary Tonight DENVER (AP) – Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Top scorer Johnny Gaudreau has been held to one assist in the first-round matchup. Teammate Mark Giordano has just two assists after finishing second in scoring among defensemen ...
    • Rockies find the Long Ball in Philly DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs in his return to the lineup and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. McMahon had the first multi-homer game of his career and helped the Rockies snap a five-game home losing streak. Colorado ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Struggle in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver. Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio.