From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Approves Expansion of Hunting Access Program FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials plan to more than double the amount of state trust land that’s open to limited hunting and fishing. The state Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a multiyear expansion of the Public Access Program, aiming to increase the size from 750 square miles to about 1,560 square miles. The state ...
    • Juvenile Charged with Starting Grand Junction Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The July 4 fire burned about 9 acres near Connected Lake State Park in Grand Junction. The fire prompted evacuations of seven homes but no houses were damaged. The ...
    • State Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in La Plata, Larimer and Weld Counties DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus as of last week. Department officials say a veterinarian confirmed the state’s first ...
    • Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction
    • BLM Headquarters Moving to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government’s largest land agency to western Colorado. Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington office will move to Grand Junction. Gardner didn’t say when the headquarters would move. A Bureau ...
    • Vernal Man Sentenced for Possessing Non-Native Sheep on Private Hunting Ranch GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced for possessing prohibited, non-native sheep at his private hunting ranch in Colorado. 34-year-old Michael Gates pleaded guilty June 19 to illegally possessing and importing exotic sheep species. Gates received a one-year deferred judgment sentence. Authorities say the Vernal, Utah, resident procured the animals for clients to hunt at ...
    • Man Killed by Lightning DENVER (AP) – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak. The 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday on Bear Peak. Officials did not release their names. Officials say a call was made to 911 around 1 p.m. notifying authorities the man was unconscious ...
    • One Lane of Highway 325 Open State Highway 325 north of Rifle is open today with one lane of alternating traffic after a portion of the road collapsed into Rifle Creek on Friday. The road was completely closed Friday afternoon when the roadway collapsed past the center line. With no additional movement overnight, the Colorado Department of Transportation decided to open ...
    • Road Alert: Bank Failure on Hwy 325 North of Rifle 7/22/19 Update: -Repairs have begun,expect traffic delays with one lane of alternating traffic with an automated stop light controlling traffic. -Access to Rifle Falls and Rifle Fish Hatchery have delayed access do the road work. 8:40 AM 7/13/19 Update: Colorado Department of Transportation said there was no movement overnight. Highway 325 has been reopened at MM 7 with 1 ...
    • USDA Rural Development Glenwood Springs—With tax revenues expected to decline in the coming years, Garfield County is going to be hard-pressed to fund every program and project that comes along.  Fortunately, there’s help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Sallie Clark is the Colorado State Director of Rural Development for the U.S.D.A.   The former El Paso County Commissioner ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: LADY DEMONS STUMBLE; GLENWOOD BOYS CRUISE PAST HUSKIES EDWARDS (2/12/19) — Coming into last weekend, both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams were on extended winning streaks and in control of their 4A playoff destiny. As Valentine’s Day approaches, both Demon squads had their hearts and hopes — if not broken, certainly disappointed, having been tied for first place in Western Slope ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Stay in Title Race with Devils Sweep GYPSUM (2/7/19) — Free throws should be easier than shots behind the three-point line, but both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams struggled early in the season at the charity stripe, while rising to the top of the Western Slope League standings largely on their long-distance shooting. Facing a pair of “trap” games at ...
    • Local High School Basketball Scores HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES from 1/29/2019 GIRLS GLENWOOD – 67 over SUMMIT – 34 BASALT – 53 over RIFLE – 32 GRAND VALLEY – 41 over PAONIA  – 31 BOYS GLENWOOD – 79 over SUMMIT – 55 RIFLE – 58 over BASALT – 24 GRAND VALLEY – 52 over PAONIA – 44
    • The Week Before the Super Bowl brings Possible Rule Changes and Lawsuit Rulings for the NFL NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Key rulings are expected soon in a lawsuit against the NFL filed by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the NFC championship game. The suit calls for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in a do-over of the game, which ended with ...
    • Vonn & Shiffrin Named to U.S. Ski Team (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees. Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Sweden. Vonn skipped the World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state’s girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado’s more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.’ That’s why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos’ 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league’s No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he’s replacing Vance ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Roll DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, including a late no-look pass to wrap things up, as the Denver Nuggets kept right on rolling by beating the New York Knicks 115-108 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight home victory. Reserve Malik Beasley added a career-high 23 points for ...