From the KMTS News Room:

    • Local Wildfire Experts Bracing For Busy Summer Rifle—As a group of the valley’s finest wildfire experts prepared for a media briefing at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport, an infrared-equipped, turboprop, multi-mission aircraft was preparing to take off to check out a couple of reported fires to the north.  The plane is one of two Pilatus PC-12’s operated by the Division of Fire Prevention ...
    • Garfield County Agriculture Project Receives State Grant Glenwood Springs—Garfield County received the state’s second largest grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  The grant for just over $75,000.00 will help pay for a new energy efficient greenhouse.  The ag department partnered with the Colorado Energy Office to find counties that combined agricultural energy efficiency using renewable sources.  All told, the state awarded ...
    • Glenwood Springs Named A Bicycle Friendly Community Glenwood Springs—Nearly two dozen communities in Colorado are considered bicycle friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.  Glenwood Springs is one of them.  The coveted designation places Glenwood Springs at the Silver Level for the next four years and among a leading group of communities in the United States that are doing more for alternate ...
    • Town of Carbondale Agrees With Garfield County Burn Restrictions Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I Fire Restrictions within town limits until further notice. Stage I Fire Restrictions include: • campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds ...
    • City of Rifle Answers Your Burning Questions Due to extremely dry conditions, effective May 31st, Garfield County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions which will remain in place until further notice. Pursuant to Rifle Municipal Code 10-10-40 (e), all fire restrictions issued by Garfield County are applicable in the City of Rifle. This leaves Rifle Citizens wondering what they can and can’t do ...
    • Garfield County Begins Fire Restrictions Stage 1 fire restrictions for unincorporated, private, & state lands begin for Garfield County tomorrow May 31, 2018, beginning at 12:00 AM.  The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the six Fire Districts in Garfield County, (Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Grand Valley Fire, ...
    • No Trial For Killer of Mesa County Deputy Grand Junction—The young man who shot and killed Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Geer over two years ago will not be tried in court.  20 year old Austin Holzer pled guilty today to second degree murder, first degree assault and a crime of violence in the death of Deputy Geer.  Holzer was 17 at the ...
    • Kayaker’s Body Found Telluride—The body of the kayaker who went missing nearly two weeks ago in Miramonte Reservoir in San Miguel County has been found.  The Sheriff’s office says the body of the 21 year old Norwood man was recovered last night by deputies and parks and wildlife officers.  The friend of the man told authorities he spoke ...
    • Campground Evacuated Due to Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A brush fire in western Colorado closed Interstate 70 for several hours and led state park officials to evacuate a campground as a precaution. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says all 77 campsites in the Island Access Campground in the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park were full on Friday evening ...
    • Eastbound I-70 Closed Due To Major Early Morning Accident UPDATE, Eastbound I-70 is Open! Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, a pair of motorcyclists laid down their bikes to avoid a bear on the interstate. A semi-truck clipped one of the motorcycles and the semi-truck was soon engulfed in flames. The fire caused several explosions that were heard throughout much of New Castle. Fortunately, there were ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Broncos Sack John Fox ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the playoffs, including Sunday’s stunning 24-13 loss to Indianapolis. Fox was 49-22 in Denver after ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs. The Colts   advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England. The Patriots rallied past Baltimore 35-31 Saturday in the other AFC divisional playoff. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Overcome Early Struggles to Sweep Devils GYPSUM (1/6/15) – “No one plays well coming out of the break; we’re just glad to get a win,” Glenwood boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after a winless Eagle Valley team used 19 first-half free throw opportunities and a ragged Demon offense to hang close before falling 66-44. The Lady Demons also struggled ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – David Savard drove in shot from just inside the blue line at 18:59 of the third period, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Sunday night.   BOULDER (AP) – Askia Booker scored 18 points, Dustin Thomas added a career-high 17 and Colorado beat Southern California 86-65 on Sunday ...
    • Sports ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning skipped practice today for the second consecutive day, something he hadn’t done since coming to Denver in 2012. Earlier, he said he wanted to spend the Bronco’s bye week getting healthy. Manning said earning the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye was imperative because of the team’s long ...
    • Avs Win In Ninth Shootout Round DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Iginla got a wrist shot past Petr Mrazek, who had turned away six straight Avalanche shooters. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in the tiebreaker as Colorado ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Boys & Girls Win League Openers at Delta; Sweep Rifle in Denver DELTA (12/18/14) – Surprises reigned supreme as the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams rebounded from disappointing blowout losses in last weekend’s Demon Invitational to win their Western Slope League openers at Delta Thursday. The next day at the Pepsi Center where the Denver Nuggets pro basketball team plays, the Demons swept the Rifle Bears, the ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Steamboat Springs—The Rifle Bears earned a split last night against the Sailors in the Western Slope league opener at Steamboat Springs High School.  The Lady Bears improved to 5 and 0 with a 39-27 victory.  Freshman Elly Walters led Rifle’s scoring effort with 13 points.  Emily Neuroth and Jamie Pressler each scored 8 ...
    • Sports ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos are bringing in veteran kicker Jay Feely for a workout tomorrow. Brandon McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal attempt off the right upright in Denver’s 39-36 squeaker over the Miami Dolphins yesterday. Feely was beaten out by Chandler Catanzaro for Arizona’s kicking job last summer, ending his four-year stint ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Corral Mustangs; State Championship In Sight RIFLE (11/22/14) – For the Rifle Bears, “It’s always fun to practice on Thanksgiving,” coach Damon Wells said after his team’s 35-7 semi-final win over Ft. Morgan insured the fourth trip in eleven years to the 3A state championship game. Turkey week practices mean the Bears (12-1) are one of two teams still playing, the other ...