From the KMTS News Room:

    • Jordan Davis debuts on the Grand Ole Opry before hitting the road with Jake Owen and Chris Janson This Friday night, Jordan Davis sets out on his biggest tour so far: the Life’s Whatcha Make It trek with Jake Owen and Chris Janson
    • Maren Morris is “pulling out the stops” to perform “The Middle” on Sunday’s BBMAs The last time Maren Morris was in Las Vegas performing on an awards show, she delivered her country single, “Rich,” on the ACMs. This weekend, she returns to Sin City to perform her pop smash, “The Middle,” with DJ/producer Zedd and electronic duo Grey at the Billboard Music Awards
    • Moose Encounters in Frisco FRISCO (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say they have identified two people who appeared in a video and a photo either approaching or feeding moose in separate incidents in Frisco. The two incidents happened last weekend and quickly went viral on social media. The state wildlife agency says both incidents have been addressed ...
    • Forest Service Will Not Appeal Village at Wolf Creek Decision DURANGO (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling to nix the controversial Village at Wolf Creek. The decision is a significant win for opponents of the proposed development and a possible major blow to developers. For about 30 years, the would-be developers have tried to build a ...
    • Hanging Lake Management Plan on Hold for Now Glenwood Springs—This summer it’ll still be first come, first served for visitors at the ever popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon.  The plan to start to charging a fee and shuttling tourists back and forth has been postponed by the White River National Forest until next year.  Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville says ...
    • Rifle Burglary Suspect Arrested, Meth Found Glenwood Springs—A man suspected of several burglaries in Rifle was found holed up in a Glenwood Springs motel room with the stolen loot, drugs and a gun.  Rifle Police Officers executed a search warrant recently at the Affordable Inn with the help of the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team.   Officers found many of the stolen ...
    • Bad News for the Colorado River Denver—Grim is the word experts are using to describe this summer’s outlook for the Colorado River.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, very little snow fell during the month of April in the mountains that feed the Colorado.  Lake Powell is already down this year and will only see 43 percent of the ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 22nd PRO CHALLENGE CYCLE RACE BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, and Tejay van Garderen finished second to take the overall lead.  Acevedo, riding for Jamis-Hagens Berman, completed the 102.9-mile stage from Breckenridge to Beaver Creek in heavy rain in ...
    • Sports, August 20th VON MILLER OUT SIX GAMES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – A person familiar with Von Miller’s negotiations with the NFL tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos linebacker will serve a six-game suspension under the league’s substance-abuse policy.  The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the ...
    • Sports, August 19th BRONCOS TRYING TO GET HEALTHY FOR THIRD PRE-SEASON GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Derek Wolfe says he’ll be back on the football field soon. The Denver Broncos hope fellow starters Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Stewart Bradley will be there with him. All of them were hurt in Denver’s 40-10 preseason loss at Seattle on ...
    • Sports, August 14th HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Eagle/Vail—After Monday’s 2nd place finish in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon, the Rifle Bears took 5th at Eagle-Vail in yesterday’s Battle Mountain Invitational. Ty Caron’s 82 to lead the Bears. BASEBALL Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a lead and lost to the San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field, 7 to 5.  Jorge ...
    • Sports, August 13th BRONCOS EXEC BACK TO WORK ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – One of two suspended Denver Broncos executives can return to work this week after serving a monthlong punishment.Tom Heckert, the team’s director of pro personnel, will be allowed back at team headquarters Thursday. Director of player personnel Matt Russell is serving an indefinite suspension.  John Elway’s top ...
    • Sports, August 12th ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Britton Colquitt spent close to an hour with his wife and their 1-year-old son in one of the corporate tents at the Denver Broncos headquarters following practice Monday.  The NFL’s new highest-paid punter swears he wasn’t being a snob. He just didn’t realize he was keeping a throng of media members waiting ...
    • Sports, August 9th BRONCOS KICK OFF PRE-SEASON WITH WIN OVER ‘9ers San Francisco, CA—The Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers last night 10 to 6.  The Broncos defense had four turnovers against the defending NFC champions including Shaun Phillips’ fumble recovery and 9 yard return for a touchdown.  The Broncos next pre-season tune up is next Saturday, the ...
    • Sports, August 8th ROCKIES LOSE AGAIN NEW YORK (AP) – Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey’s first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the New York Mets beat Colorado 2-1 Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history.  Gee (8-8) scattered eight hits without yielding a walk in 7 ...
    • Sports, August 7th FALL SPORTS MEETING TONIGHT AT GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Glenwood Springs—Athletes and parents are encouraged to attend tonight’s fall sports meeting at Glenwood Springs High School.  The general information session begins at 6 and individual team meetings will follow.  ROCKIES LOSE TO METS New York, NY—The Colorado Rockies’ downward spiral in the National League West continued last night ...
    • Rockies Beat Brewers, Shift Players DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki homered early, then doubled to start a two-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Colorado Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. Michael Cuddyer, Dexter Fowler and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who salvaged a split of their 10-game homestand. Yuniesky Betancourt and Norichika Aoki homered and ...