From the KMTS News Room:

    • Prescribed Burn Today The Carbondale fire department is conducting a prescribed burn near Cerise Ranch between Carbondale and basalt until 1 today. Smoke will be visible. (The image here, taken from our camera on Red Mountain in Glenwood.)
    • Rifle Contribution to Department of Natural Resaourses Discussed Rifle—The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is hurting for cash and is asking local governments for a little help maintaining some of it’s recreation facilities.  The Rifle City Council talked about making a $300.00 donation to the DNR.  Interim City Manager Davis Farrar says the council needs to carefully consider the use of city funds ...
    • BLM Sage Grouse Environmental Impact Study Draft Released Silt—Feathers have been ruffled once again over the rare, odd-looking bird with the strange mating ritual; the Greater Sage Grouse.  Following the orders of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Bureau of Land Management published a Draft Environmental Impact Analysis to change Colorado’s 2015 Resource Management Plan for the ground-dwelling bird.  David Boyd with the ...
    • Town of Silt Irrigation Schedule The Town of Silt has issued their irrigation schedule for 2018: Odd numbered houses: Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday Even numbered houses: Saturday, Monday, & Wednesday Please adhere to the watering schedule.
    • New Bird Lawsuit While Another is Put on Hold BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Environmental groups have started a new court battle over protections for an imperiled bird on Western U.S. public lands but called a truce in a separate lawsuit involving the bird’s smaller cousin. A lawsuit filed Monday claims the Trump administration ignored policies meant to protect the greater sage grouse when the government ...
    • Colorado’s Coroners Lobbying for Family Privacy DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s coroners are lobbying for a late-session bill that would remove autopsy reports on minors’ deaths from the state’s open records act. They cite a need to protect grieving families. And they say they want to prevent potential copycat suicides by youth who read about the deaths of other minors. Press organizations oppose the ...
    • Lamborn Files Lawsuit DENVER (AP) – A federal judge is hearing arguments in a last-ditch lawsuit filed by Rep. Doug Lamborn to get his name back on the Colorado GOP primary ballot. Lamborn has requested an injunction, requiring the congressman’s name to be placed on the June primary ballots. Judge Philip Brimmer began proceedings on Monday morning in Denver. Lamborn ...
    • Grass Fire Threatens Central Colorado Subdivision PARK COUNTY. (AP) – Authorities have ordered the evacuation of a central Colorado subdivision after a grass fire threatened some homes. Park County officials issued the mandatory evacuation order Sunday afternoon for the Ranch of the Rockies subdivision, which is about 75 miles west of Colorado Springs on the Park County border.  It was not immediately known ...
    • Social Security Office Moving The Glenwood Springs Social Security Administration office will relocate to 120 Midland Ave. Unit 140, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 on Monday April 30. We will continue to provide service to the community and surrounding areas under our current hours of operation: Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. ...
    • Amber Alert for Missing Grand Junction Girl UPDATE: The manhunt is over, Jody Haskins is reportedly in custody. He was located in the Rifle area this morning. Previous updates: The child in this Amber alert has been located. Her condition is not known, but she was found alive. Police say they are looking for Jody Haskin in connection to Raeanna Rosencrans’ disappearance. He is now ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS WIN LEAGUE OPENERS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/10/13) — Unusual as it is to play a league opener in the second game of the season, both Glenwood’s boys and girls basketball teams were more than ready, each defeating Eagle Valley by more than 20 points and showing noticeable improvement from victories in their season debuts. “I’m happy to see ...
    • Sports, December 9th BRONCOS BREAK RECORDS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH DENVER (AP) – Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The temperature was 14 degrees when Prater kicked his record ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DEBUT WITH COAL RIDGE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/6/13) — Both Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls teams got off to sizable early leads and withstood second-half runs to defeat Coal Ridge in the Demons’ 2013-14 basketball season openers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 57, COAL RIDGE 45 Jordan DeCrow picked up two fouls in a scoreless first quarter, but coach Jacky Gaddis gambled on keeping ...
    • Sports, December 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons tip off the season tonight at home against the Coal Ridge Titans.  The girls play at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game will follow at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.  Broomfield—-The Grand Valley Cardinals boy’s team is playing this weekend in the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament ...
    • Sports, December 5th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Glenwood Demons host the Steamboat Springs Sailors and Eagle Valley Devils in a triangular meet tonight at 5. MEN’S DOWNHILL BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Erik Guay of Canada turned in the fastest time in downhill training  today in frigid conditions.Guay found the quickest line through the modified Beaver Creek course, finishing in 1 minute, ...
    • Sports, December 4th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Grand Junction—The Rifle Bears were swept by the Fruita Monument Wildcats last night in a couple of non-league games at Colorado Mesa University.  The Lady Bears were on the short end of a 37-23 score in the first game while the Rifle boys fell to the ‘Cats 52-45. Edwards—The Coal Ridge Titans ...
    • Sports, December 3rd LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE POST SEASON HONORS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs Senior Running Back Henry Hill was named the “Back of the Year” in the Western Slope 3A.  Hill led the state in rushing with over 16-hundred yards.  Joining Hill on the 1st team all conference squad were fellow Demons Justin Barham, Garrett Lowe, Cole Adams and ...
    • Sports, November 29th VONN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT RETURN TO SLOPES VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is on the mend and says she might even race in Canada next week.She says her rehab is “going well” and she’s “encouraged.” She adds that her knee is “a lot better than everyone expected” and that leaves her optimistic for next week’s races in ...
    • Sports, November 26th VONN HOPING TO RETURN TO THE SLOPES NEXT WEEK VAIL(AP) – Lindsey Vonn says she is not sure yet what effect her latest knee injury will have on her Sochi Olympics hopes.Asked in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday whether she can put the kind of pressure on the knee she’ll need to train and ...
    • Sports, November 26th NUGGETS WIN IN BIG ‘D’ Dallas,TX—-The Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks last night 110-96.  Ty Lawson led the Nuggets’ scoring effort with 19 points. Nate Robison was right behind him with 17 points including 11 in the fourth quarter.  COLLEGE BASKETBALL/RAMS BLOW PAST PRAIRIE VIEW A & M Fort Collins—The CSU Rams improved to 4 and ...