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:

    • KMTS Football; BEARS WIN TOP-10 DUEL WITH PALISADE GRAND JUNCTION (10-15-15) – Undefeated and second-ranked Palisade met its match in a staunch Rifle Bear defense that stopped four Bulldog scoring threats on fourth downs to hold on for a 13-7 victory at Stocker Stadium Thursday in Grand Junction. Ethan Strouse hit a couple of big passes to key scoring drives in the 2nd and ...
    • Sports LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE SOCCER Palisade at Glenwood Springs….7pm Coal Ridge at Grand Junction…..6pm Roaring Fork at Rifle…………..4pm VOLLEYBALL Gunnison at Roaring Fork…..6pm (three matches at 6:30) Summit at Glenwood Battle Mountain at Rifle Aspen at Coal Ridge ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS NEW YORK (AP) – Clayton Kershaw will try to extend the Dodgers’ season when he takes the mound against Steven Matz and the New York ...
    • KMTS Football: DEMONS DRAW CLOSER TO VICTORY GYPSUM (10/9/15) — As the Beatles crooned before Sgt. Pepper brought the band to play: “Closer! Do you want to know a secret?” Before this gauntlet of a football season comes to a close, the Glenwood Springs Demons are going to upset someone. It almost happened at Eagle Valley’s homecoming Friday, but the ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—-3      Delta—–2 Coal Ridge—-9    Grand Valley—-0 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—-3    Glenwood—–0 Summit——-3       Rifle——0 Coal Ridge—–3    Roaring Fork—-1 SOFTBALL Rifle—–9       Meeker—–2 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (all games at 7pm) Glenwood Springs at Eagle Valley (Gypsum)  Grand Junction Central at Rifle Basalt at Moffat County Coal Ridge at Aspen Battle Mountain at Roaring Fork Grand Valley at Cedaredge NHL /AVS DENVER (AP) – Zach Parise scored three times, including the tiebreaking tally ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Fruita Monument—-5       Glenwood Springs—-2 Basalt——8               Rifle—–0 Coal Ridge—–5       Moffat County—-2 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3      Rifle—-0 Eagle Valley—–3     Coal Ridge—-0 CROSS COUNTRY Buena Vista—The Glenwood Demons boy’s team had a perfect score of 15 by claiming 1st through 5th place.  The Glenwood girl’s cross country team also won at Buena Vista. ELSEWHERE IN COLORADO SPORTS… In Denver, Alex Tanguay scored at 1:18 of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL – Demons Continue to Improve in Loss to Brush GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/17/15) – In the Bill Murray classic, “What About Bob,” the protagonist is urged to take “Baby steps,” and Glenwood’s football team, though falling to 0-3 in a 43-22 pre-season loss to defending 2A state champion Brush, continued to move in the right direction as the Western Slope League season approaches. In ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Eagle Valley—–2      Glenwood Springs—-1 Basalt——2             Rifle—–1   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—–3      Rifle—–2 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE / 7 O’CLOCK KICK OFF Brush at Glenwood, Aspen at Cedaredge, Roaring Fork at Olathe, Grand Valley at Coal Ridge, Basalt at Eagle Valley, Rifle (no game scheduled) BRONCOS WIN A THRILLER IN KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos pulled ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fall Under Conifer Lights CONIFER — Glenwood Springs got on the scoreboard for the first time in the 2015 season, and led late in the third quarter before Conifer wore down the Demon defense to win the first game under their brand new home lights, 27-12 Friday. The Demons, who dropped to 0-2 in the young season, took a 12-7 ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge—3    Glenwood—-2 Grand Valley—-3    Basalt—-0 SOFTBALL Eagle Valley—-9    Rifle—-8   MLB / Rockies SAN DIEGO (AP) – Brett Wallace’s fielder’s choice grounder drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Corey Spangenberg doubled to lead off the ninth against Boone Logan (0-3) ...
    • Sports VOLLEYBALL At the Glenwood Invitational, the lady demons defeated grand valley 2 games to none. glenwood will take on telluride tonight. FOOTBALL Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Erie Tigers.  Game time at 7.  Pre-game coverage  begins at 6-45 on KMTS.   In other Western Slope action tonight; Rifle is at Moffat County.  Coal ...