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, June 24th LONDON (AP) – Recently crowned French Open champ Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) was ousted from Wimbledon today on the first day of play. Nadal, who is a two-time winner of the event, was beaten by Steve Darcis (DAR’-see) of Belgium, the 135th ranked player in the world, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. Like Nadal, Sara Errani (ehr-RAH’-nee) ...
    • Sports, June 21st CARBONDALE SET TO HOST BICYCLE TOUR OF COLORADO Carbondale—The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is coming to Carbondale. Race organizers expect cyclists to arrive Monday afternoon around 2. STRAWBERRY SHORTCUT Glenwood Springs—A huge field of competitors is expected for the 36th annual Strawberry Shortcut this Sunday morning. Three events are scheduled beginning with the 10k at 7 o’clock, ...
    • Sports, June 20th DENVER (AP) – New Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says re-signing free agent shooting guard Andre Igoudala is his No. 1 priority. Connelly was formally introduced on Thursday by team president Josh Kroenke. Connelly tells reporters that “the last guy we talked to before coming in for this press conference ...
    • Rapids Coach, Defender Suspended by MLS COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja and defender Hendry Thomas have been suspended one game by MLS for their actions against San Jose last week. Both served their suspensions Wednesday when the Rapids travel to Chicago. They each drew fines from the league as well. Pareja drew a suspension when he left his area and entered ...
    • Blue Jays Beat Rockies 8-3, Oswalt to Start Today TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Tuesday night. Toronto has its longest winning streak since a 10-game run in late 2008. Esmil Rogers (3-2) worked 6 2-3 innings to beat his former team and win ...
    • Sports, June 18th ROCKIES SHUTOUT BY BLUE JAYS TORONTO (AP) – Maicer Izturis hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth consecutive game Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 behind Josh Johnson and two relievers. Johnson struck out a season-high 10 over 7 1-3 innings but remained winless ...
    • Sports, June 17th NUGGETS FILL FRONT OFFICE VACANCY The Denver Nuggets have hired Tim Connelly as executive vice president of basketball operations. Team President Josh Kroenke confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that Connelly will take over for Masai Ujiri, who left to become general manager of the Toronto Raptors. Connelly has been the ...
    • Sports, June 14th BANGED UP ROCKIES LOSE RUBBER GAME TO NATIONALS DENVER (AP) – Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and the Washington Nationals beat the depleted Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday. The Rockies lost four players and a coach, as well as the rubber match of the three-game series. ...
    • Sports, June 13th BRONCOS SHOW VETERAN RUNNING BACK THE DOOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year. The 31-year-old running back is the NFL’s active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. ...
    • Sports, June 12th ALL CONFERENCE HONORS FOR LOCAL LACROSSE PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—A pair of Glenwood Springs High School Lacrosse players earned all conference honors for their performances during the 2013 season. Demons’ Senior Trip Axtell was named first team All Mountain League while his teammate, Josiah Maner earned second team honors. ROCKIES BEAT NATIONALS, GAIN GROUND ...