From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Aspen Food Pantry Closed This Week Due to an unexpected construction project, the LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry will be closed Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.  Please visit our website at www.liftup.org for other LIFT-UP Pantry locations and times.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to re-open next week. The LIFT-UP Aspen Food Pantry is located at ...
    • C-DOT Looks for Grants to Help with Highway 13 Improvements State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker can be treacherous any time of year. The Colorado Department of Transportation is anxious to make a number improvements to the busy highway to make it safer. Dewayne Sabbadel is a grant writer with C-DOT and says it’s high on the priority list. Sabbadel says last fall, C-DOT applied ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, April 17th NUGGETS LOSE SEASON FINALE DENVER (AP) – Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night. Crawford beat his previous career high of 39 points set against Miami on March, 30, 2011, when he was with ...
    • Sports, April 16th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Steamboat Springs–4 Glenwood Springs–0 Coal Ridge—5 Basalt—0 Grand Valley–10 Rifle—1 Roaring Fork—7 CRMS—0 LACROSSE Grand Junction—22 Glenwood Springs–0 BASEBALL Coal Ridge—9 Cedaredge—-3 MLB San Diego, CA—The Rockies edged the ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD RALLIES FOR SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (4/12/14) – “I couldn’t be prouder of these guys,” Glenwood baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said after his team rallied twice to hand Palisade its first league loss of the season, 14-9 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Demons dropped the second game, 15-5, but even that loss reflected the growth of ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: RIFLE SQUEEZES BY GLENWOOD IN EXTRA INNINGS RIFLE (4/8/14) – It’s called “Small Ball,” and the Rifle Bears under coach Troy Phillips have excelled at doing the little things right to win baseball games. Their 6-5 extra-inning comeback win over Glenwood Springs Tuesday evening was an excellent example. The Bears (7-4, 4-3 WSL) parlayed four stolen bases, three bunts, and several ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Continue Hit Barage, Sweep Rams CARBONDALE (4/5/14) – After rolling up 25 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain midweek, the Glenwood Springs baseball team made it five straight wins and increased the offensive thunder, winning 28-6 and 10-0 in a pair of non-league games at Roaring Fork on Saturday. Chase Nieslanik (2-1), who had a no-hitter into the sixth ...
    • Sports, March 26th AVS SNAP LOSING STREAK IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in regulation and then netted the winner in the shootout to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.Cody McLeod and Nick Holden also for Colorado, which ended a three game losing streak. NICASIO ...
    • Sports, March 25th GLENWOOD ALUMNUS NAMED COLLEGE ALL-AMERICAN Grand Junction—Colorado Mesa University senior point guard Sharaya Selsor was one of the best players in women’s college basketball this season.  The Glenwood Springs High School graduate was named to the Daktronics All-America 1st Team.  It’s the first time a CMU woman has earned such an honor.  Selsor, who averaged over ...
    • Sports, March 21st HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES COAL RIDGE—-15  (Christian Corona hit for the cycle) ASPEN—-7   BASALT—19 GRAND VALLEY—–6   SOCCER COAL RIDGE—2 BASALT——–1   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL—2 GRAND VALLEY——————-1  OVERTIME   SWIMMING Glenwood competes at the Montrose Invitational Friday and Saturday. TRACK AND FIELD Glenwood, Rifle, Grand Valley athletes compete Friday and Saturday at the annual Mickey Dunn Invitational at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.   NHL The Avs host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 ...
    • Sports, Marach 19th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Rifle Bears clobbered the Grand Valley Cardinalson a chilly afternoon in Parachute, 25 to 3.  TroyPhillips’ Bears put the game away in the top half ofthe first inning with 15 runs.  Rifle is now 4 and 1overall and will host the Delta Panthers this Saturdayin an important league doubleheader.  Grand ...
    • Sports, March 13th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood @ Delta—6pm Coal Ridge @ Moffat County—4pm TENNIS Glenwood @ Aspen—4pm Vail Mtn. @ Roaring Fork—4pm DECKER A JET NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, considered by many the top free agent at his position. Decker spent all day yesterday at the Jets’ ...