From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS BLM WANTS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON SAGE GROUSE PROJECTS Silt—One of the biggest threats to the Greater Sage Grouse in Western Colorado is the gradual invasion of pinyon and juniper trees moving into sagebrush areas according to biologists.  That’s why the Bureau of Land Management is putting together a plan to restore sagebrush habitat in the coming ...
    • NEWS GARCO I-70 CORRIDOR DEADLY FOR CAR CRASHES Glenwood Springs—55 people were killed in auto accidents on I-70 in Garfield County between 2006 and 2015 according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The grim report from C-DOT shows the I-70 corridor west of  the Denver metro area to Garfield County is the state’s worst stretch for fatal ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BRACING FOR MAJOR SNOWSTORM Statewide—The drive home today is going to be treacherous for most of Colorado.  C-DOT is sending out a warning and encouraging motorists to prepare for extreme winter driving conditions.  Officials say flash freezing conditions are a big concern as the rain we’ve been getting will quickly turn to ice as the ...
    • NEWS VEGAS WATER SUMMIT Las Vegas, NV—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey are in the dry, thirsty desert headlining a summit dealing with the region’s most important resource…water.  In addition to government officials, the event, sponsored by the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce brings together water experts and business leaders from the United States and ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE BLM LEASES SOLD ON LINE GRAND JUNCTION— Several oil and gas leases on the western slope were sold by the Bureau of Land Management online.  28 Colorado parcels covering more than 19,000 acres were sold in yesterday’s sale generating over one and a half million dollars in revenue. Most of the leases were in Mesa ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIN STORE RESTRICTION TABLED ASPEN(AP) – The Aspen City Council has decided to table a proposal that would limit the number of new chain stores allowed in town. Council members say they want to complete work on other new policies coming out of an existing moratorium on new commercial development applications, which is set to ...
    • Drill at Valley View Hospital Today Officials with Valley View Hospital say they are planning a scheduled drill today from 8:00 AM until Noon. While specifics of the drill have not been disclosed, hospital spokesperson Stacey Gavrell says the drill will simulate a specific disaster and will involve public safety agencies as well as Classic Air Medical (the helicopter based at Valley ...
    • NEWS PARACHUTE MAN COPS PLEA IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—Matthew Ogden, the  Parachute man who killed his one month old daughter in the summer of 2015, agreed to a plea bargain. The 31 year old man pled guilty  to child abuse resulting in the death.  Ogden entered his plea last week for the June 20, 2015, death ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS Glenwood Springs—C-DOT work crews began building the walls today for the new Grand Avenue Bridge between 7th and 8th Street.  The bad news is from now until next spring, there will be no left turns on 8th Street for motorists coming into town over the bridge. COLORADO COAL COMPANY EYES SYNTHETIC GAS PLANT Paonia—There’s some ...
    • NEWS DRUNKEN CONFESSION ASPEN (AP) – A Glenwood Springs man who was overheard by an Aspen police detective laughing about being drunk at the time of a car accident he had pleaded not guilty to has been sentenced to more than a year in jail.  21-year-old Colin Buchanan was sentenced Monday to nearly 400 days in jail ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MAY 29TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–Tonight, the best 3A and 4A baseball players on the Western Slope will play one final game. The Western Slope All Star game at Cooper Field in Rifle will begin at 6:30. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football team will hold spring practice this week in preparation for summer camps and ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 25TH CINCINNATI (AP) – The Rockies put catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hand that has bothered him for several days and made it difficult to grip a bat tightly. Colorado called up catcher Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his spot. They also transferred infielder Hector Gomez from the 15-day disabled ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 24TH MIAMI (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) homered and drove in four runs to help Alex White earn his first victory this year, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4. White (1-3) had lost six consecutive starts since September. He gave up four runs in six innings. The Rockies, who blew early leads ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS STATE GOLF TOURNEY Rifle–Rifle High School Junior Taylor Walters shot a two day total 7 over par, 153 and took 7th place in the Colorado State High School Golf Tournament in Greeley. SOFTBALL Grand Junction–A half dozen local girls will play in the 6th annual Western Slope All-Star Softball classic tonight at Bergman Field at ...
    • COAL RIDGE BOY’S RELAY TEAM WINS GOLD Lakewood,CO.-Coal Ridge High School has it’s first state championship. This afternoon, the Titans Boy’s won the 3A 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 1:29.49. The team of Raul Oyarzabal, Chris Contreras, Samuel Diedrich and Cody Walls beat runner-up Berthoud by over two seconds. Rifle, last year’s ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 16TH HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD Lakewood, CO–Dozens of athletes from Aspen to Parachute will be competing in the Colorado State Track and Field meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The gates open at 7:30 Thursday morning and the meet concludes on Saturday. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marco Scutaro homered off closer Santiago Casilla to lead off the ninth ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 14TH LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Abreu (uh-BRAY’-oo) hit a three-run double and A.J. Ellis added a three-run homer during a sixth-inning rally Sunday that carried Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are in San Francisco for a quick two-game set with the Giants. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 11TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Air Academy in a sweet 16 game in Colorado Springs tonight at 7. The Coal Lady Titans the Roaring Fork Lady Rams play their sweet 16 games tomorrow. Coal Ridge plays Saint Mary’s at 1 o’clock. The Lady Rams try to ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 10TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans advanced to the sweet 16 with yesterday’s 1 to nothing win over visiting Telluride. The Lady Titans will hit the road to play number 4 Saint Mary’s this Saturday at 1 o’clock. The Roaring Fork Lady Rams are also moving on to ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 9TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons beat Frederick last night 21 to 1 to advance to the Sweet 16. Savanna Pearson scored both goals for Glenwood. The Lady Demons will take on number 5 Air Academy this Friday night in Colorado Springs. 3A PLAYOFFS Coal Ridge hosts Telluride today ...