From the KMTS News Room:

    • Man’s Body Recovered at Harvey Gap
      Silt—The body of a middle-aged man was recovered from Harvey Gap just after midnight after apparently drowning. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, an emergency call went out around 7 o’clock last night.  Garfield County Search and Rescue responded to the call and was assisted by a Care Flight helicopter that flew ...
    • Forest Service Rescinds Chainsaw Use in Two Colorado Wilderness Areas
      DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has canceled a decision to use chain saws to clear trees killed by bark beetles in two wilderness areas in southwestern Colorado. Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Brian Ferebee announced the decision in a letter to forest supervisors Monday, citing reports of avalanches blocking trails in the Weminuche and ...
    • Study: Recreational Marijuana Leads to Fewer Medical Options
      PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Associated Press analysis has found existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults. In the most extreme case, the AP found the number of medical cardholders in Oregon dropped nearly two-thirds. Alaska’s registry dropped by 63%, followed by Nevada with nearly 40% and Colorado ...
    • State, Conservation Groups Asking for Delay of Federal Leases
      DENVER (AP) – State officials and conservationists want action delayed on new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado. The BLM is taking public comments until 4 p.m. Wednesday on leases covering 123 square miles in eight counties. The 83 parcels are set to be offered in a September sale. Officials say many of ...
    • Interior Secretary Looking at Necessity of BLM Jobs, Location of Headquarters
      VAIL— (AP) – Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he’s looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine if the role is essential and if it should be based in Washington D.C. The Rifle native said at the Western Governors’ Association conference, once those questions are answered, he will decide whether to ...
    • Garth Brooks Concert Expected to Set Mile High Attendance Record
      DENVER (AP) – With over 80,000 people expected to attend Garth Brooks’ concert in Denver on Saturday, city officials are warning people to avoid driving to the show and having friends in “tow” places. Paid parking at the stadium is expected to be sold out before the performance by the country star known for hits such ...
    • Colorado Fire Commission to be Created
      Denver—Colorado will soon have a fire commission for the first time.  Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law creating a special commission to enhance public safety through fire management, preparedness and prevention.  The commission will be overseen by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control under the guidance of Director Mike Morgan.  Morgan ...
    • Colorado River Fire Rescue Narrows Down Chief Candidates
      Rifle—A new chief is about to be named at Colorado River Fire Rescue.  Following a five month search, it’s now down to three candidates; Christopher McCarthy of Castle Rock and two men from the south; Billy Cockman of Jacksonville, Florida and Dewey Coy of Jacksonville, Arkansas.  Interim Chief Randy Callahan says each candidate comes with ...
    • RE-16 Threat not Credible
      Parachute—The threat phoned in to the Garfield County Re-16 school district today, forcing the cancellation of all summer school classes and activities turned out to be a hoax.  After investigating and checking out school campuses in the area, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office determined the threat was not credible.  Sheriff’s office spokesman Walt Stowe says ...
    • Independence Pass Set to Open Today
      Independence Pass will open to travelers tonight at 5:30. The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews have been working diligently clearing about a dozen avalanche slide paths as well as clearing tons of snow, ice and other debris from the narrow road and shoulders. C-DOT says crews will likely be working up to the minute ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Football: BEARS BATTLE, BUT BOW OUT AT STATE
      COLORADO SPRINGS (11/13/15) – A pick-six, a flag, and a halfback pass proved too much for the Rifle Bears to overcome in losing their first-round state 3A playoff game to Discovery Canyon, 43-20 on a frigid Friday the 13th at Academy Stadium in Colorado Springs. The Bears were unlucky even before their game was switched from ...
    • SCORES
      NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalCarolina37Green Bay29 FinalN-Y Jets28Jacksonville23 FinalBuffalo33Miami17 FinalPittsburgh38Oakland35 Final OTMinnesota21St. Louis18 Final OTTennessee34New Orleans28 FinalNew England27Washington10 FinalSan Francisco17Atlanta16 FinalN-Y Giants32Tampa Bay18 FinalIndianapolis27Denver24 Final OTPhiladelphia33Dallas27 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalCleveland101Indiana97 FinalNew York99L-A Lakers95 FinalMiami96Toronto76 FinalOklahoma City124Phoenix103 FinalDetroit120Portland103 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalDallas4Detroit1 FinalBoston2N-Y Islanders1 Final OTNew Jersey4Vancouver3 FinalChicago4Edmonton2
    • SPORTS
      SUNDAY SCORES WORLD SERIES FinalKansas City7N-Y Mets2, 12 Innings NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalKansas City45Detroit10 FinalArizona34Cleveland20 FinalCincinnati16Pittsburgh10 FinalMinnesota23Chicago20 FinalNew Orleans52N-Y Giants49 FinalBaltimore29San Diego26 FinalSt. Louis27San Francisco6 Final OTTampa Bay23Atlanta20 FinalHouston20Tennessee6 FinalOakland34N-Y Jets20 FinalSeattle13Dallas12 FinalDenver29Green Bay10 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalAtlanta94Charlotte92 FinalSan Antonio95Boston87 FinalMiami109Houston89 FinalToronto106Milwaukee87 FinalOklahoma City117Denver93 FinalChicago92Orlando87 FinalDallas103L-A Lakers93 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalSan Jose4Colorado3 FinalTampa Bay4Carolina3 FinalMontreal5Winnipeg1 FinalBuffalo2N-Y ...
    • SPORTS SCORES
      NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalNew England36Miami7 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalMemphis112Indiana103 FinalAtlanta112New York101 FinalL-A Clippers104Dallas88 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalPittsburgh4Buffalo3 Final OTCarolina3N-Y Islanders2 FinalNew Jersey4Philadelphia1 FinalColorado2Tampa Bay1 FinalSt. Louis2Anaheim1 FinalWinnipeg3Chicago1 Final OTDallas4Vancouver3 FinalEdmonton4Montreal3 TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final( 5) T-C-U40West Virginia10 FinalNorth Carolina26(23) Pittsburgh19
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Glenwood at Battle Mountain—6:30 Eagle Valley at Rifle————6:30   3A STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT BEGINS THIS WEEK Three teams from the local area received bids to play in the 2015 3A State Soccer Tournament.  The Basalt Longhorns received the highest bid of the valley teams at #16.  The Longhorns will play #17 Sheridan at Kent Denver this ...
    • KMTS Football: DEMONS, OSIER BREAK THROUGH AT SUMMIT
      FRISCO (10/23/15) – It was a night for firsts on a snow-soaked field in Frisco as Matt Osier and his Glenwood Springs teammates defeated Summit, 27-13. Osier, a senior, had never scored a varsity touchdown and the Demons were seeking their first win of the season as they played their first game ever ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Parachute—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans swept the Grand Valley Cardinals last night to claim the Western Slope Conference Championship.  Coal Ridge improved to 7 and 0 in league play, 14 and 5 overall. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (ALL GAMES AT 7PM) Glenwood at Summit  (BROADCAST LIVE ON KMTS AND KMTS.COM) Rifle at Steamboat Springs Basalt at Battle ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL SCORES Soccer Glenwood Springs—4   Summit—2 Coal Ridge—-3         Roaring Fork—-0 Volleyball Delta—-3      Glenwood Springs—-0 Grand Valley—-3     Roaring Fork—0 Coal Ridge—-3     Rifle—-0   NHL Denver—The Colorado Avalanche hope to bounce back from Sunday night’s loss to the Kings in Los Angeles when they host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at the Pepsi Center. MLB / ROCKIES DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies will bring back their coaching ...
    • Sports
      CLEVELAND (AP) – Peyton Manning shook off three interceptions and drove Denver in range for Brandon McManus’ 34-yard field goal with 4:56 left in overtime, giving the unbeaten Broncos a 26-23 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Manning took the Broncos from their 12 to the Cleveland 16 before McManus kicked his game-winner to make ...
    • 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 ...