From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • New Musical Based on the Music of “Queen” set to Debut in Denver & Other Cities LOS ANGELES (AP) – A musical inspired by the music of Queen is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Producers announced Monday “We Will Rock You” will open in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 3. Other cities include New York, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas. ...
    • Red Flag Bill Moves to the Governor’s Desk DENVER (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. The governor, also a Democrat, has pledged to sign the measure that would place the state among 13 others that have passed such legislation. ...
    • State Urges Tree Branch Treatment & Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – State foresters are urging residents near Colorado Springs to cut and treat the trees and branches downed by the powerful storm that struck the area in mid-March. The Colorado State Forest Service is looking to avoid an infestation of bark beetles that tend to prey on small, newly fallen trees ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Gets Orders About Public Access BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when selling or trading public land. Thursday’s secretarial order comes amid longstanding complaints that millions of acres of state and federal land in the American West can be reached only by traveling ...
    • Clear Creek County Worker Suspected of Money Laundering DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says a 70-year-old former Clear Creek County employee faces multiple felony charges after an investigation into the theft of more than $200,000 from a center that provides various social services. The agency says Candace Morehouse has been arrested on theft, money laundering and forgery charges.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Grand Junction Central Warriors—36    Rifle Bears—-34 BOYS Grand Junction Central—50       Rifle—-40 Olathe—The Grand Valley Cardinals travel to Olathe tonight to take on the Pirates.  The girl’s game tips off at 5:30 and the boys contest will follow at 7. NFL / DENVER BRONCOS Englewood— Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs.  Coach Gary Kubiak ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Coal Ridge—50     Basalt—41 BOYS Coal Ridge—-63    Basalt—-41 GAMES TONIGHT Rifle plays at Grand Junction Central at 6 and 7:30 NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line by claiming defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk on waivers Tuesday from Columbus.The addition of Bodnarchuk comes a day after the Avalanche had defenseman Erik Johnson suffer a lower-body injury in the ...
    • SPORTS SCORES     NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUEFinal          Cincinnati          24    Baltimore          16Final          Detroit                24    Chicago              20Final          Houston                30    Jacksonville      6Final          Miami                    20    New  England      10Final          New  Orleans        20    Atlanta              17Final          Buffalo                22    N-Y  Jets            17Final          Philadelphia      35    N-Y  Giants        30Final          Pittsburgh          28    Cleveland          12Final          Indianapolis      30    Tennessee          24Final          Washington          34    Dallas                23Final          Kansas  City        23    Oakland              17Final          Denver                  27    ...
    • SPORTS SCORES AP-Scorecard     Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:          NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION      Final          Orlando              100    Brooklyn              93      Final          L-A  Clippers    122    Charlotte          117      Final          L-A  Lakers        112    Boston                104      Final          Toronto                94    Washington          91      Final  OT    Chicago              102    Indiana              100      Final          Minnesota            94    Utah                      80      Final          Dallas                114    Golden  State      91      Final          San  ...
    • SPORTS AP-CO–Sports Right Now,958Latest Colorado sports    CAVALIERS-NUGGETS DENVER (AP) – LeBron James scored 34 points on the eve of his 31st birthday, Iman Shumpert added a season-high 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 93-87 on Tuesday night.     Kevin Love had eight points and 14 rebounds to help Cleveland finish off a four-game West ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN OVERTIME THRILLER, PLAYOFF BOUND DENVER (AP) – The Denver Broncos are headed to the playoffs with last night’s 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Denver can earn the top seed in the AFC with a win over San Diego and a loss by New England at Miami next weekend. DENVER (AP) – Last ...
    • SPORTS           NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE      Final          Atlanta              20    Carolina              13      Final          Chicago              26    Tampa  Bay            21      Final          Kansas  City      17    Cleveland            13      Final          Buffalo              16    Dallas                    6      Final          Houston              34    Tennessee              6      Final          Indianapolis    18    Miami                    12      Final  OT    N-Y  Jets            26    New  England        20      Final          Baltimore          20    Pittsburgh          17      Final          Detroit              32    San  Francisco    17      ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Sweeps Delta in League Openers GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/18/15) – The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons, after a 16-4 2014-15 season lost all five starters to graduation. A young and inexperienced team struggled mightily through the pre-season, but first-year coach Rhonda Moser stressed fundamentals and improvement as the Demons lost four of five games, including a 50-point thrashing by Centauri and ...
    • SPORTS SUNDAY SCORES Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalCarolina38Atlanta0 FinalPhiladelphia23Buffalo20 FinalSt. Louis21Detroit14 FinalJacksonville51Indianapolis16 FinalNew Orleans24Tampa Bay17 FinalPittsburgh33Cincinnati20 FinalKansas City10San Diego3 FinalCleveland24San Francisco10 FinalSeattle35Baltimore6 FinalN-Y Jets30Tennessee8 FinalWashington24Chicago21 FinalOakland15Denver12 FinalGreen Bay28Dallas7 FinalNew England27Houston6 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalPhoenix108Minnesota101 FinalMiami100Memphis97 FinalToronto96Philadelphia76 Final OTOklahoma City104Utah98 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalN-Y Islanders4New Jersey0 FinalColorado3St. Louis1 FinalChicago4Vancouver0 TOP-25 COLLEGE ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons split with the Montrose Indians in the opening games of the demon invitational last night.  The Lady Demons lost 44-23 while the Glenwood boys came away with a 71-62 victory.  Senior Cam Horning led all scorers with 21 points.  Tonight, glenwood battles 3A powerhouse, Faith Christian at 6:30 ...