From the KMTS News Room:

    • Western Colorado Fire Danger Increasing Grand Junction—The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Western Colorado due to low humidity, dry fuels and gusty winds.  The warning is in effect from 8 o’clock tonight until tomorrow night for areas below 75-hundred feet in elevation and includes southeast Utah. Controlled burns are discouraged.
    • Glenwood Springs Urging BLM to Investigate Quarry Operator Glenwood Springs—Officials with the city of Glenwood Springs are expressing their disappointment with the Bureau of Land Management’s apparent laissez-faire treatment of a controversial quarry mine expansion. In a letter to the BLM, the city says the latest Plan of Operations submitted by Rocky Mountain Resources for a 5,000% expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine ...
    • West Slope Water Released at Headwaters to Help Fish Hot Sulphur Springs—Conditions at the headwaters of the Colorado River were starting to get low and way too warm, which spelled trouble for trout. That’s why the Colorado River District coordinated water releases with local governments and federal agencies to cool things down. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation and the ...
    • Upcoming Webinar on Sealing Criminal Records Glenwood Springs—Even if you’ve paid your debt to society, a criminal record can be a big obstacle to getting a job, renting an apartment of gaining admission into college.  Under a new law signed this year by Governor Jared Polis, you can have your criminal record sealed.  Later this month, the Northwest and Rural Resort ...
    • Mountain Family Health Receives Award to Fight Opiods Glenwood Springs—The Mountain Family Center in Glenwood Springs was awarded $167,000 to help fight the growing opioid crisis. Mountain Family was one of 19 health centers in Colorado to get a piece of the 3.1 million dollar award from the Department of Health and Human Services. The health centers will use the funds to increase ...
    • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire has confirmed that the person shot by Rifle Police has died. In a press release, Glassmeyer says 57-year-old Rifle resident Allan George died at Grand River Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has taken over the investigation of last night’s shooting. A press ...
    • Officer-Involved Shooting in Rifle The Rifle Police department says a suspect was shot following a traffic stop this evening on Highway 13 between the Interstate 70 interchange and Whiteriver avenue. According to a press release from the Rifle Police Department, a weapon not belonging to the two officers involved in the shooting was found at the scene. The suspect was taken ...
    • Flooding Reported Near the Lake Christine Burn Area 8/5/2019 6:00AM UPDATE: While cleanup continues, no injuries have been reported as a result of last night’s flooding. Approximately 30 homes were evacuated last night, with an evacuation center set up at the Eagle County 0020 Eagle County Drive near Crown Mountain Park. Officials say there was no loss of property, but there is mud ...
    • Terry Wilson Announces Retirement You can officially call him a “short-timer.” The man who proudly wore a big, yellow, foam cowboy hat while directing traffic during the chaotic Grand Avenue Bridge construction project is calling it a career. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson is retiring. The physically imposing but affable and good-natured graduate of Glenwood Springs High School ...
    • Feds Approve Colorado Reinsurance DENVER (AP) – Governor Jared Polis plans to confirm that the federal government has approved a Colorado reinsurance plan designed to lower premiums for individuals buying insurance on the state health care exchange. Polis already has released projections showing that premiums next year for 400,000 Coloradans – about 8% of those buying insurance on the exchange ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Comes Back in Final Inning to Split with Rifle RIFLE (4/20/19) – After an error-fueled 10-3 loss in the opener of a doubleheader to the rival Rifle Bears, the winds of change helped Glenwood Springs come back from a 4-0 deficit in game two and earn a 7-5 win with a seventh-inning rally. A wild first inning provided a preview of what was to come ...
    • Broncos are Set-up to Take a Top Defensive Player in the Upcoming NFL Draft ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway’s trade for Joe Flacco in the offseason sets him up to capitalize once again on a draft deep with defensive playmakers. The Broncos own the 10th overall pick and although there’s speculation Elway will draft a quarterback, it’s unlikely the prototype he likes will be available ...
    • Avalanche Will Try to Wrap-up the Series in Calgary Tonight DENVER (AP) – Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Top scorer Johnny Gaudreau has been held to one assist in the first-round matchup. Teammate Mark Giordano has just two assists after finishing second in scoring among defensemen ...
    • Rockies find the Long Ball in Philly DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs in his return to the lineup and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. McMahon had the first multi-homer game of his career and helped the Rockies snap a five-game home losing streak. Colorado ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Struggle in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver. Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio.
    • Local High School Sports Scores SOCCER Glenwood—-6             Eagle Valley—–1 Roaring Fork—-3       Grand Junction Central—-1 BASEBALL Meeker—-8                 Coal Ridge—-6 Roaring Fork—8         Moffat County—-7
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood on Top of Game in WSL Opening Sweep WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/16/19) –The Battle Mountain Huskies didn’t win a single baseball game last season, so their 7-1 non-league record entering Western Slope League play already represented a substantial achievement in comparison. However, the Huskies dropped to 0-5 in league play, losing 15-5 and 8-2, while Glenwood Springs excelled in all phases of its league ...
    • Rockies Postpone 3rd Game Against Braves DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies’ home game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of ...
    • The Avalanche will face the Flames for the first time in the Playoffs Tonight DENVER (AP) – Colorado and Calgary have never met in the playoffs despite both franchises’ Stanley Cup pedigree. The first time figures to be an action-packed contest given both teams can fly up and down the ice. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. The first-round ...
    • Nuggets are the #2 Seed, will Face the Spurs in the Playoffs DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Nuggets trailed 95-84 with four minutes left before finishing with a 15-0 run.  The Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs ...