From the KMTS News Room:

    • Rifle Election Results Rifle—Two incumbents and one familiar newcomer were the top vote-getters in yesterday’s Rifle City Council elections.  Incumbent Joe Elliot captured nearly 48 percent of the vote with 388.  Ed Green won re-election with 368 votes while Rifle-Garfield County Airport Manager Brian Condie came in third with 341 votes. All three will serve four-year terms. Incumbent ...
    • Burnout Operations Underway at Hunt Fire Meeker—Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters slow down the growth of the Hunt Fire north of the Roan Plateau.  The fire, started by lightning on September 5th, has burned almost 2,600 acres in thick brush on ridges and valleys 26 miles southwest of Meeker. While Crews with the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit allow ...
    • House Committee Hearing on the Bureau of Land Management Move to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Congressional Democrats questioned Trump administration officials on the plan to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing in nation’s capitol today. The administration says moving the BLM to the west will lead to better decisions because ...
    • Power Outage in Carbondale & South Glenwood Springs 7:30PM Update:  According to Xcel all customers should have their power back. 6:00PM Update:  There are still a few Xcel customers without power in Carbondale and South Glenwood Springs.  According to Xcel, power could be back on shortly for a few, and crew continue to work on the rest. 4:00PM Update:  Power was briefly restored, there are ...
    • Rifle Supports Glenwood Springs’ Battle Against Strip Mine Rifle—The city of Rifle has Glenwood’s back.  With a unanimous vote, the Rifle City Council passed a resolution to support Glenwood Springs in it’s fight to prevent an expansion of the limestone quarry.  Rifle City Attorney Jim Neu lives in Glenwood Springs and instead of composing a run-of-the-mill resolution, he put in some additional language ...
    • Online Participation Up & Running for Oil & Gas Rule-making Denver—If you have something to say about the new ruled being put together for Colorado’s oil and gas industry, you don’t have to travel across the state to be part of the conversation.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is encouraging citizens to get involved through an online portal. Simply go to the COGCC ...
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Votes to Open 7th Street Glenwood Springs—Restaurant row will be opened to traffic. After a lengthy discussion and debate and several citizens weighing in, the Glenwood Springs city council decided to open the new and aesthetically pleasing 7th Street.  The 4 to 3 council  vote went against the recommendation of city engineer Teri Partch to keep the street closed to ...
    • Rifle Election Ballots Trickling In Rifle—The city of Rifle has a big election coming up next Tuesday but you wouldn’t know it judging by the number of ballots that have been returned. City Clerk Kristy Christensen says her office sent out over 4,700 ballots but so far only 10 percent have been mailed back.  Christensen is concerned because people may ...
    • Judge Pleads Guilty to DWAI Charge GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – A Colorado state judge who was charged with driving under the influence could avoid jail time after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Mesa County District Judge Lance Timbreza pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving while ability impaired. A visiting judge, Jonathan Pototsky of Rifle who was appointed by the state Supreme ...
    • The 150th State Fair Ends with Record Attendance PUEBLO (AP) – Despite record high temperatures, attendance increased at the Colorado State Fair this year. Fair General Manager Scott Stoller says the fair held in Pueblo recorded 466,380 visitors, which is up by 21,904 people from a year ago. The 150th fair came to an end Monday when the thermometer hit a record 102 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Local High School Baseball HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES Palisade—17       Rifle—–2 Hotchkiss—19     Coal Ridge—-3 Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs, postponed ON THE DIAMONDS TODAY… Meeker at Grand Valley (DH) 2pm Delta at Roaring Fork   4pm Rifle at Basalt  3pm
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BEARS WALK OVER SUMMIT TWICE IN LEAGUE OPENER RIFLE (3/23/19) — The Rifle Bears opened Western Slope League with a doubleheader sweep over the traveling Summit Tigers that featured most of the early-spring foibles, but Derek Wagler was in mid-season form, pounding out six hits, including a triple in each game, and driving in five runs. “Pitching is something we have to get ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS WALK-OFF WIN OVERCOMES LATE TITAN RALLY WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/21/19) — Walks were the undoing of starting pitchers Chano Gonzalez and Cole Houston in the first two games of the Glenwood Springs 2019 baseball season, but Gonzalez turned a four-pitch free pass in the bottom of the seventh into a walk-off 12-11 win over Coal Ridge Thursday on a base ...
    • Avalanche get Shutout in Dallas DALLAS (AP) – Alexander Radulov recorded his first career hat trick in his return after missing the previous game for disciplinary reasons as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his second consecutive shutout, the first time in his 11 NHL seasons with back-to-back shutouts. Jamie Benn had ...
    • Mixed Results for CU Women’s & Men’s Basketball BOULDER (AP) – Tyler Bey scored a career-high tying 27 points, Shane Gatling had 26 and Colorado led throughout to beat UCLA 93-68. Both Bey and Gatling were dominating in the paint, scoring on an array of dunks, layups and short jumpers in the lane. LAS VEGAS (AP) – Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. ...
    • Broncos to Trade Keenum WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Redskins are acquiring quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos for a swap of 2020 draft picks. The parameters of the pending deal include a reworking of Keenum’s contract, with the Broncos paying him a $500,000 restructuring bonus and picking up half of the $7 million he was guaranteed in ...
    • High School Playoff Basketball 4A Girls Broomfield—The Glenwood Lady Demons, the 34th seeded team in the 48-team bracket take on the 2nd ranked Holy Family Tigers tonight in a second round playoff game.  Tip off is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. 3A Girls Grand Junction—Central High School will be the venue for the Western Slope 3A ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: STRONG FINAL QUARTER MOVES GLENWOOD GIRLS TO ROUND TWO IN STATE PLAYOFFS LITTLETON (2/19/19) — Ximena Gutierrez paused at the top of the key, dribbling the basketball with one hand and gesturing to her teammates with a palm-down, “Stay cool, we’ve got this,” motion. After an eleven-turnover third quarter and a 3-pointer that drew host Littleton within two points, that show of poise and leadership ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN LEAGUE TITLE IN OT; GIRLS FALL AGAIN PALISADE (2/15/19) — With three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Palisade in-bounded the ball to Watts Erb at the top of the free throw circle and the 6-3 junior’s three-pointer swished through the net just before the buzzer, producing a sustained roar from the home fans and sending Glenwood Springs into an overtime attempt ...
    • 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 ...