From the KMTS News Room:

    • Upper Middle Mamm Creek Fire Smoke from a remote wildfire may be visible from Rifle and I-70 for the next few days. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says firefighters from the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit discovered the fire yesterday in the upper Middle Mamm Creek drainage, about 10 miles south of Rifle. The fire is ...
    • Colorado Payback not Quite Working DENVER (AP) – State officials say the Great Colorado Payback program is not working as intended. The Colorado Auditor’s Office released a report Monday identifying problems with the unclaimed property program. The Great Colorado Payback began in 1987 to tell Colorado Residents about unclaimed property the state is legally required to keep. The items include forgotten bank account ...
    • Colorado Protests the BLM’s Plan for Public Land in the State DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources is protesting the Trump administration’s management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state. Department Director Dan Gibbs sent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management an eight-page letter Monday, saying the plan doesn’t do enough to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, or other migrating wildlife. Gibbs ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Announces Plans for the Next Oil & Gas Lease Sale GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management plans to offer up 83 parcels for its next oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. That includes about 123 square miles in northwest Colorado that are expected to be included in the Sept. 26 sale. The quarterly sale includes nearly 108 square miles of greater ...
    • Colorado Agencies & Automobile Manufacturing Groups Reach an Agreement Following more than six months of collaborative conversations and negotiation, CDOT, the Colorado Energy Office, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers have reached a consensus agreement on a proposed Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. The parties are jointly submitting this joint alternative regulatory proposal to the Air Quality Control Commission for consideration. If approved, ...
    • Donor Pledges to Pay Overtime Costs from V.P.’s Visit to Aspen (AP) – An anonymous donor has pledged to pay overtime costs of Colorado public safety personnel connected to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Aspen earlier this month. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said, that the county Republican Party had found a person who agreed to pay the overtime costs of law enforcement, public works and ...
    • Bustang Ridership is Strong; Expansions Planned FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Colorado transportation officials say ridership on the state bus service is exceeding expectations as the service marked its fourth anniversary this month. Bustang has recorded more than 238,000 riders in 2018-19, continuing to grow from the more than 102,000 riders recorded in the service’s first year. Bustang program manager Mike Timlin says the ...
    • Denver is One of Two Finalists for National Medal of Honor Museum ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Dallas area and Denver have been identified as the two finalists to become the new home for the one hundred fifty million dollar National Medal of Honor Museum. The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is expected to make a final decision by October. The museum currently is located aboard the USS ...
    • Remains of Girl Located Nearly 35 Years After Her Disappearance GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Police in northern Colorado say they’ve identified human remains found this week at an oil and gas site as those of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in 1984. Police say the remains are those of Jonelle Matthews, who disappeared after performing in a Christmas concert in Greeley on Dec. 20, 1984. Matthews was ...
    • “Moon Trees” Planted in Honor of Colorado Astronaut Dead or Lost ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago. Officials at New Mexico sites where the trees were ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Additional Local High School Sports Scores and Upcoming Scheduled Games LACROSSE Battle Mountain—12    Glenwood Springs—8 SOCCER Glenwood at Rifle—6pm Palisade at Coal Ridge—6pm
    • Local High School Baseball HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES Palisade—17       Rifle—–2 Hotchkiss—19     Coal Ridge—-3 Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs, postponed ON THE DIAMONDS TODAY… Meeker at Grand Valley (DH) 2pm Delta at Roaring Fork   4pm Rifle at Basalt  3pm
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BEARS WALK OVER SUMMIT TWICE IN LEAGUE OPENER RIFLE (3/23/19) — The Rifle Bears opened Western Slope League with a doubleheader sweep over the traveling Summit Tigers that featured most of the early-spring foibles, but Derek Wagler was in mid-season form, pounding out six hits, including a triple in each game, and driving in five runs. “Pitching is something we have to get ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS WALK-OFF WIN OVERCOMES LATE TITAN RALLY WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/21/19) — Walks were the undoing of starting pitchers Chano Gonzalez and Cole Houston in the first two games of the Glenwood Springs 2019 baseball season, but Gonzalez turned a four-pitch free pass in the bottom of the seventh into a walk-off 12-11 win over Coal Ridge Thursday on a base ...
    • Avalanche get Shutout in Dallas DALLAS (AP) – Alexander Radulov recorded his first career hat trick in his return after missing the previous game for disciplinary reasons as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his second consecutive shutout, the first time in his 11 NHL seasons with back-to-back shutouts. Jamie Benn had ...
    • Mixed Results for CU Women’s & Men’s Basketball BOULDER (AP) – Tyler Bey scored a career-high tying 27 points, Shane Gatling had 26 and Colorado led throughout to beat UCLA 93-68. Both Bey and Gatling were dominating in the paint, scoring on an array of dunks, layups and short jumpers in the lane. LAS VEGAS (AP) – Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. ...
    • Broncos to Trade Keenum WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Redskins are acquiring quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos for a swap of 2020 draft picks. The parameters of the pending deal include a reworking of Keenum’s contract, with the Broncos paying him a $500,000 restructuring bonus and picking up half of the $7 million he was guaranteed in ...
    • High School Playoff Basketball 4A Girls Broomfield—The Glenwood Lady Demons, the 34th seeded team in the 48-team bracket take on the 2nd ranked Holy Family Tigers tonight in a second round playoff game.  Tip off is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. 3A Girls Grand Junction—Central High School will be the venue for the Western Slope 3A ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: STRONG FINAL QUARTER MOVES GLENWOOD GIRLS TO ROUND TWO IN STATE PLAYOFFS LITTLETON (2/19/19) — Ximena Gutierrez paused at the top of the key, dribbling the basketball with one hand and gesturing to her teammates with a palm-down, “Stay cool, we’ve got this,” motion. After an eleven-turnover third quarter and a 3-pointer that drew host Littleton within two points, that show of poise and leadership ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN LEAGUE TITLE IN OT; GIRLS FALL AGAIN PALISADE (2/15/19) — With three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Palisade in-bounded the ball to Watts Erb at the top of the free throw circle and the 6-3 junior’s three-pointer swished through the net just before the buzzer, producing a sustained roar from the home fans and sending Glenwood Springs into an overtime attempt ...