From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Drug Dealing Brothers Busted In Garfield County Glenwood Springs—A sizable methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin trafficking operation in Garfield and Eagle County has been shut down following a nearly year-long undercover investigation.  The main suspects, brothers Jose Alejandro Flores-Alba and Agustin Flores-Alba are in custody.  According to information from the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) one undercover officer buy netted about two ...
    • Eagle County Investing In Mental Health Resources Eagle—After a record year for suicides in Eagle County, officials have decided to invest more money to expand mental health resources.  The Eagle County Board of Commissioners committed a half million dollars based on recommendations from the county’s new Mental Health Advisory Committee.  Mental health providers in the county say calls for service have gone ...
    • More Western Colorado Communities Banning Fireworks Grand Junction—If you want Fourth of July fireworks this year, you might have to go to Disneyland.  More communities in Western Colorado have decided to ban Independence Day pyrotechnics because of the extreme fire danger.  The Mesa County Board of Commissioners approved a ban on the sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas this week.  Megan ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—Several members of the Glenwood Springs High School Football team have been honored by coaches around the 3A Western Slope League At Wednesday night’s banquet, four Demon players earned 1st Team All Conference recognition;  Everett Marr, Sam Carmer, Matt Osier and Christian Gonzalez.  Five others were named to ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE OVERCOMES ROOSEVELT IN THE SNOW TO REACH SEMI-FINALS JOHNSTOWN(11-15-14) — Two large electric heaters on the homefield sideline didn’t help the number three-ranked Roosevelt Rough Riders whose offense never did warm up as the sixth-ranked Rifle Bears broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns, advancing to the 3A state semifinals, 15-0. Snow plows were on the field ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Johnstown—The 6th seeded Rifle Bears (10-1) are on the road to battle the number 3 seed and 10-1 Roughriders of Roosevelt High School Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The winner will advance to next week’s semifinal showdown with either Evergreen or Fort Morgan.  KMTS will be on hand with live, play-by-play coverage ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fade After Fast Start, Fall to Evergreen, 24-7 LAKEWOOD (11/8/14) – The undefeated champ took a first-quarter body blow from the challenger, but Evergreen steadied itself to score 24 unanswered points and defeat Glenwood Springs, 24-7, in the first round of the 3A football playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood Saturday. The Cougars (11-0), who averaged nearly 40 points a game in sailing through ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Keep Playoff Hopes Alive at Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(10/31/14) – “We knew we had to win by a couple of touchdowns to get into the playoffs,” Glenwood Springs senior Evrett Marr said after his 8-yard catch in the fourth quarter provided that two-score margin in a 42-28 win at Steamboat Springs. Coming into the game, the Sailors (4-6, 2-5 WSL) had been outscored ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS PASS BY DEMONS IN BATTLE FOR FIRST PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/24/14)– Because the Rifle Bears averaged nearly 300 yards per game in earning a share of the top spot in the Western Slope League with Glenwood Springs and Palisade, the Demon defenders were understandably focused on stopping the run in their showdown at Stubler Memorial Friday night. But it was a pair ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Prosence Runs Through Summit for 4 TDs in Glenwood Win GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/17/14) – In his senior year, Luke Prosence exchanged the rugby scrum for the Glenwood Springs football huddle. But the straight-ahead running style that resulted in four touchdowns and 244 yards in a 29-7 short-handed victory over Summit “comes from rugby,” Prosence said. Without two of his regular backfield mates on offense, Prosence carried the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Delta Blasts Demons in Final Quarter, 39-10 GS@Delta FB 10-10-14 DELTA – A first-half duel between two of the Western Slope League’s up-and-coming stars, was upstaged by a 93-yard kick return to start the second half by Delta, then turned into a fourth-quarter rout when the Panthers scored three times for a 39-10 victory. Delta (5-2, 3-1 WSL), which eliminated Glenwood 13-9 in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SHUTS DOWN EAGLE VALLEY, 42-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/3/14) – With the Devils knocking on the Demons’ Homecoming door, the Glenwood defense dug in for a four-down stop inside the ten yard line, and though the stand came just a few minutes into the second quarter, it proved critical in what turned out to be a 42-0 victory waltz. Before the goal-line ...