From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Agriculture Project Receives State Grant Glenwood Springs—Garfield County received the state’s second largest grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  The grant for just over $75,000.00 will help pay for a new energy efficient greenhouse.  The ag department partnered with the Colorado Energy Office to find counties that combined agricultural energy efficiency using renewable sources.  All told, the state awarded ...
    • Glenwood Springs Named A Bicycle Friendly Community Glenwood Springs—Nearly two dozen communities in Colorado are considered bicycle friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.  Glenwood Springs is one of them.  The coveted designation places Glenwood Springs at the Silver Level for the next four years and among a leading group of communities in the United States that are doing more for alternate ...
    • Town of Carbondale Agrees With Garfield County Burn Restrictions Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I Fire Restrictions within town limits until further notice. Stage I Fire Restrictions include: • campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds ...
    • City of Rifle Answers Your Burning Questions Due to extremely dry conditions, effective May 31st, Garfield County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions which will remain in place until further notice. Pursuant to Rifle Municipal Code 10-10-40 (e), all fire restrictions issued by Garfield County are applicable in the City of Rifle. This leaves Rifle Citizens wondering what they can and can’t do ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 3rd HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES SOFTBALL Basalt travels to Rifle for a 4 o’clock game. SOCCER At 4 o’clock this afternoon, Glenwood plays at Palisade while Rifle welcomes Coal Ridge. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley and Coal Ridge plays at Basalt at 6.  At 6:30, Delta and Grand Valley square off in Parachute. ELSEWHERE IN COLORADO SPORTS…   DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov was sharp ...
    • KMTS Football: Glenwood Defense Keys Homecoming Win over Delta GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9-27-13) — An extended halftime is not unexpected in a homecoming game, and lightning added another 30 minute delay, but neither rain nor a vaunted Delta passing game could keep Glenwood from its second straight league win, 15-7, over the ninth-ranked Panthers. After the weather dampened the homecoming festivities during intermission, the Panthers threatened ...
    • Sports, September 27th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Glenwood—–3     Steamboat Springs—-0   Coal Ridge—3 Moffat County—0   SOCCER Coal Ridge—2 Aspen—-0   Grand Valley—–1 Moffat County—–1 SOFTBALL Basalt——19 Grand Valley—-0 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood welcomes 9th ranked Delta tonight for homecoming at Stubler Memorial Field.  Game time is set for 7 with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Rifle tackles Battle Mountain in Edwards tonight at 7.  Roaring Fork hosts Paonia, ...
    • Sports, September 25th SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—–3            Rifle——-1 CRMS——–4            Moffat Co.—-1   SOFTBALL Rifle——-19        Eagle Valley——3   VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork —3       Moffat Co.—-1 Grand Valley——3     Rifle——0 MANNING AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is only getting better with age. Those surgical scars on his neck are starting to fade like all those fears that he might never be the same quarterback – or even play ...
    • Sports, September 24th HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS ON TAP TONIGHT SOFTBALL Rifle hosts Eagle Valley at 4 o’clock. SOCCER Glenwood welcomes Rifle to Stubler Memorial Field for a 4 o’clock game while in Carbondale, CRMS takes on Moffat County. VOLLEYBALL Rifle travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 6:30.   Roaring Fork heads north to Craig to battle the Moffat County Bulldogs. BRONCOS SHINE ON ...
    • Sports, September 23rd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES 3A GLENWOOD—37     STEAMBOAT—10 RIFLE—-55      MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ—0 2A OLATHE—–43       COAL RIDGE—-0 GUNNISON—-27    GRAND VALLEY—25 PAGOSA SPRINGS—6    BASALT—-2 ASPEN—-24              BAYFIELD—–6 1A RIDGEVIEW ACADEMY—-28     ROARING FORK—–6   BRONCOS LB MILLER IN MORE HOT WATER NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the case says Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller was caught trying to manipulate the NFL’s drug-testing system. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Sack Sailors for First League Win, 37-10 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(9/20/13) – Facing what appeared to be another offensive juggernaut a week after holding third-ranked Rifle 45 points under its two-game scoring average, the Glenwood Springs defense was up to the task in a 37-10 win at Steamboat Springs. The Sailors (2-2, 1-2 Western Slope League) had piled up 94 points in back-to-back wins, but ...
    • Sports, September 20th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORE   SOCCER Glenwood was shutout by the Steamboat Springs Sailors 2 to nothing.  Rifle was blanked by Palisade 4-zip and Coal Ridge beat Basalt 1-nil. VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge swept Aspen in 3 games.  Glenwood fell to Battle Mountain in Edwards in 3 games while Grand Valley needed 4 games to get past Basalt.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The ...
    • Sports, September 19th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ON TAP SOFTBALL Aspen plays at Grand Valley at 4:30 SOCCER Glenwood travels north to Steamboat Springs for a game with the Sailors at 6. At 4 o’clock, Rifle plays at Palisade and Coal Ridge welcomes Roaring Fork. VOLLEYBALL Three matches are scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight; Glenwood at Battle Mountain, Coal Ridge at Aspen and Grand ...
    • Sports, September 18th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES   SOCCER Glenwood—-4  Palisade—–3 Roaring Fork—-4  Vail Mtn.—3  OT   SOFTBALL Delta—–3     Rifle—–2   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—–3  Palisade—–1 Coal Ridge—-3  Rifle—–0 Roaring Fork—-3   Aspen—-0   BAD NEWS PEYTON MANNING’S BLINDSIDE PROTECTOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve after the Pro Bowl left tackle hurt his left foot last weekend.Clady will soon undergo surgery to fix his foot.   To fill Clady’s ...