From the KMTS News Room:

    • Woman Charged for Sparking Gore Creek Fire
      East Vail—A campfire above the Gore Creek Trailhead in East Vail quickly turned into a small wildfire yesterday.  The fire near the Gore Creek Campground burned close to an acre before emergency officials were able to snuff it out.  No one was evacuated from the campground and no structures were in danger.  The Eagle County ...
    • Smoky Air Expected Throughout Western Colorado
      Multiple public safety agencies have issued alerts and warnings regarding smoke in the air today. Residents could smell and see smoke in the air for much of the day today, and the National Weather Service says that smoke will probably continue into at least Tuesday. The fires that are actively burning closest to the KMTS listening ...
    • Local Wildfire Experts Bracing For Busy Summer
      Rifle—As a group of the valley’s finest wildfire experts prepared for a media briefing at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport, an infrared-equipped, turboprop, multi-mission aircraft was preparing to take off to check out a couple of reported fires to the north.  The plane is one of two Pilatus PC-12’s operated by the Division of Fire Prevention ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 22nd
      HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Grand Junction—The annual Western Slope High School All-Star Softball classic is being played tonight under the lights at Bergmann Field at Colorado Mesa University. A handful of local girls are playing Brittany and Erin Neuroth from Rifle High School. ROCKIES BEAT THE D-BACKS IN 10 INNINGS Denver—The Colorado Rockies edged the Arizona Diamondbacks last ...
    • Sports, May 21st
      BRONCOS LOOK TO VETERAN DEFENSIVE BACK TO SHORE UP SECONDARY ENGLEWOOD. (AP) – The Denver Broncos keep bringing in veteran free-agent cornerbacks and Chris Harris keeps fending them off. He aims to do the same with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Denver this spring. Last season, the Broncos brought in ...
    • Sports, May 20th
      ROCKIES WIN, TAKE SERIES FROM GIANTS DENVER (AP) – Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday. Dexter Fowler tied a career high with four ...
    • Sports, May 17th
      CHSAA STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET Lakewood—The Colorado Track and Field State Championship meet continues today and tomorrow at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.  KMTS will be on hand for live updates until the final event Saturday afternoon. ROCKIES LOSE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a 6-run lead on their way to an 8-6 loss to the San ...
    • Sports, May 16th
      HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ amazing season came to a disappointing end yesterday on their home field in a 2-0 loss to the Kent Denver Sun Devils.  Coal Ridge was frustrated all game long by Kent Denver’s tough defense and opportunistic offense led by Senior Midfielder Havana McElvaine.  McElvaine scored both ...
    • Sports, May 15th
      TITANS AND SUN DEVILS BATTLE FOR FINAL FOUR BERTH Peach Valley—For the second time in three years the Coal Ridge Lady Titans soccer team will play in an Elite 8 game. This is the first time ever though that they’ve hosted a quarterfinal game. Coal Ridge will take on Kent Denver at 4 o’clock this afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 14th
      CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN—ROCKIES LOSE CHICAGO (AP) – Travis Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs came within two outs of their first shutout since last August in a 9-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.  Alfonso Soriano homered for Chicago, which has won three straight for the second time this ...
    • Sports, May 13th
        HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER COAL RIDGE LADY TITANS LOOK TO ADVANCE TO FINAL 4 Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans hope to earn their first trip to the Final Four in the Colorado State 3A Soccer Tournament.  Coal Ridge beat Faith Christian last Saturday 4 to nothing and will host the Kent Denver Sun Devils this Wednesday afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 10th
      UNDATED (AP) – After taking a day off, the NBA resumes play this evening with two games. In Chicago the Bulls and Heat square off in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series. They split the first two games in Miami, with Chicago taking the opening contest.  Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng) returned to the Bulls’ ...
    • Sports, May 9th
      YANKEES-ROCKIES Boesch lifts Yankees to 3-2 win over Rockies DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday ...