From the KMTS News Room:

    • Interior Secretary Looking at Necessity of BLM Jobs, Location of Headquarters VAIL— (AP) – Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he’s looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine if the role is essential and if it should be based in Washington D.C. The Rifle native said at the Western Governors’ Association conference, once those questions are answered, he will decide whether to ...
    • Garth Brooks Concert Expected to Set Mile High Attendance Record DENVER (AP) – With over 80,000 people expected to attend Garth Brooks’ concert in Denver on Saturday, city officials are warning people to avoid driving to the show and having friends in “tow” places. Paid parking at the stadium is expected to be sold out before the performance by the country star known for hits such ...
    • Colorado Fire Commission to be Created Denver—Colorado will soon have a fire commission for the first time.  Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law creating a special commission to enhance public safety through fire management, preparedness and prevention.  The commission will be overseen by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control under the guidance of Director Mike Morgan.  Morgan ...
    • Colorado River Fire Rescue Narrows Down Chief Candidates Rifle—A new chief is about to be named at Colorado River Fire Rescue.  Following a five month search, it’s now down to three candidates; Christopher McCarthy of Castle Rock and two men from the south; Billy Cockman of Jacksonville, Florida and Dewey Coy of Jacksonville, Arkansas.  Interim Chief Randy Callahan says each candidate comes with ...
    • RE-16 Threat not Credible Parachute—The threat phoned in to the Garfield County Re-16 school district today, forcing the cancellation of all summer school classes and activities turned out to be a hoax.  After investigating and checking out school campuses in the area, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office determined the threat was not credible.  Sheriff’s office spokesman Walt Stowe says ...
    • Independence Pass Set to Open Today Independence Pass will open to travelers tonight at 5:30. The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews have been working diligently clearing about a dozen avalanche slide paths as well as clearing tons of snow, ice and other debris from the narrow road and shoulders. C-DOT says crews will likely be working up to the minute ...
    • Ross vs Glenwood Lawsuit Dismissed The Ross lawsuit against the City of Glenwood Springs has been dismissed. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Denise Lynch tossed out the lawsuit filed by the primary retailer remaining at the struggling Glenwood Springs Mall. Attorneys for “Ross Dress for Less” challenged the city’s resolution establishing an urban renewal authority at the once thriving commercial ...
    • Former Colorado Governor Joins the Call for Presidential Impeachment DENVER  – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat presidential hopeful to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper said on CNN’s “New Day” that special counsel Robert Mueller’s statement Wednesday “laid the responsibility clearly at the doorstep of Congress” and spurred him to back an impeachment investigation. Trump has called ...
    • High Mountain Passes still need work to Open for the Summer DENVER  – Crews are working to reopen some of Colorado’s mountain passes for the summer after more snow fell this week. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to have Independence Pass open at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow and the Mount Evans Highway partially open by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Arapahoe Basin  plans to extend ...
    • New Laws for the Marijuana Industry DENVER (AP) – Laws signed by Colorado’s governor could bring big changes to the state’s marijuana industry, including the creation of businesses where people can consume cannabis and companies that deliver marijuana products. The changes don’t take effect right away though.  Voters in a city or county must first approve of allowing both new varieties ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • World Cup Giant Slalom at Beaver Creek BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – Stefan Luitz of Germany used a powerful finish to capture a World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colorado, to end Austrian standout Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak in the discipline. Luitz finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 36.38 seconds as he edged Hirscher by 0.14 seconds to ...
    • Air Force Ladies fall to the Ladies Golden Gophers MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kenisha Bell scored 27 points, Destiny Pitts added 16 and No. 20 Minnesota turned back Air Force 67-50. Pitts had seven points in a late 16-0 run that kept the Golden Gophers (7-0) under first-year coach and former start player Lindsay Whalen.
    • CU Women loose first game to Miami CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Laura Cornelius hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points, Beatrice Mompremier added 15 and No. 21 Miami handed Colorado its first loss 73-58. Cornelius hit a jumper in the final minute of the first half to give the Hurricanes (7-2) at 31-29 lead.
    • Avalanche & Red Wings Re-new Their Rivalry DETROIT (AP) – Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves for his 24th career shutout and first of the season in the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The Avalanche stretched their point streak to 11 games and have won seven of their last eight.
    • Bronco’s Lindsay has a Career Day in Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) – Rookie Phillip Lindsay ran for a career-high 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Denver Broncos adapted to a windy afternoon and got their third straight victory, 24-10 over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos have emerged from their bye week and knocked off the Chargers, the Steelers and the Bengals ...
    • Sports Scores NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Detroit 115 N-Y Knicks 108 Final Atlanta 115 Miami 113 Final Toronto 122 Memphis 114 Final Denver 117 L.A. Lakers 85 Final Indiana 109 Phoenix 104 — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT Buffalo 3 San Jose 2 Final Ottawa 4 Philadelphia 3 Final Anaheim 3 Tampa Bay 1 Final Carolina 2 Montreal 1 Final Pittsburgh 4 Winnipeg 3 Final Vegas 8 Chicago 3 Final Colorado ...
    • National Sports JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette’s appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, meaning he will sit out Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and punching Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson this past Sunday in Buffalo. ...
    • Colorado Sports DENVER (AP) – Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley had 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout. The 32-point margin surpassed a 29-point win in 1993. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE ADVANCES IN STATE 2A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, GLENWOOD AWAITS 3A BRACKETS RIFLE (11/3/18) – In an on-field interview prior to Rifle’s 27-0 first round 2A playoff win over Eaton, coach Zac Lemon of the Reds responded to a question on how to stop the Bears: “It’s hard to find an answer for teams that ‘Do what we do, and do it better than you.’” For most of ...