From the KMTS Newsroom From the KMTS Sports Desk
    • Colorado Unemployment Drops Denver—More Coloradoans were collecting paychecks last month. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment the unemployment rate one-tenth of a percentage point from June to July to 2.9 percent.  Over nine thousand people found jobs while the number of people in the unemployment line dropped by 36-hundred.  Most job gains were reported in ...
    • Western Colorado Fire Danger Increasing Grand Junction—The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Western Colorado due to low humidity, dry fuels and gusty winds.  The warning is in effect from 8 o’clock tonight until tomorrow night for areas below 75-hundred feet in elevation and includes southeast Utah. Controlled burns are discouraged.
    • Glenwood Springs Urging BLM to Investigate Quarry Operator Glenwood Springs—Officials with the city of Glenwood Springs are expressing their disappointment with the Bureau of Land Management’s apparent laissez-faire treatment of a controversial quarry mine expansion. In a letter to the BLM, the city says the latest Plan of Operations submitted by Rocky Mountain Resources for a 5,000% expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine ...
    • West Slope Water Released at Headwaters to Help Fish Hot Sulphur Springs—Conditions at the headwaters of the Colorado River were starting to get low and way too warm, which spelled trouble for trout. That’s why the Colorado River District coordinated water releases with local governments and federal agencies to cool things down. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation and the ...
    • Upcoming Webinar on Sealing Criminal Records Glenwood Springs—Even if you’ve paid your debt to society, a criminal record can be a big obstacle to getting a job, renting an apartment of gaining admission into college.  Under a new law signed this year by Governor Jared Polis, you can have your criminal record sealed.  Later this month, the Northwest and Rural Resort ...
    • Mountain Family Health Receives Award to Fight Opiods Glenwood Springs—The Mountain Family Center in Glenwood Springs was awarded $167,000 to help fight the growing opioid crisis. Mountain Family was one of 19 health centers in Colorado to get a piece of the 3.1 million dollar award from the Department of Health and Human Services. The health centers will use the funds to increase ...
    • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire has confirmed that the person shot by Rifle Police has died. In a press release, Glassmeyer says 57-year-old Rifle resident Allan George died at Grand River Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team has taken over the investigation of last night’s shooting. A press ...
    • Officer-Involved Shooting in Rifle The Rifle Police department says a suspect was shot following a traffic stop this evening on Highway 13 between the Interstate 70 interchange and Whiteriver avenue. According to a press release from the Rifle Police Department, a weapon not belonging to the two officers involved in the shooting was found at the scene. The suspect was taken ...
    • Flooding Reported Near the Lake Christine Burn Area 8/5/2019 6:00AM UPDATE: While cleanup continues, no injuries have been reported as a result of last night’s flooding. Approximately 30 homes were evacuated last night, with an evacuation center set up at the Eagle County 0020 Eagle County Drive near Crown Mountain Park. Officials say there was no loss of property, but there is mud ...
    • Terry Wilson Announces Retirement You can officially call him a “short-timer.” The man who proudly wore a big, yellow, foam cowboy hat while directing traffic during the chaotic Grand Avenue Bridge construction project is calling it a career. Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson is retiring. The physically imposing but affable and good-natured graduate of Glenwood Springs High School ...
    • Rockies, Broncos Lose; Retirement Suits Lindsey Vonn SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his second leadoff home run in as many games – and a team-record sixth this season – and the San Diego Padres scored five unearned runs in the sixth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3. Tatis broke the old record of five leadoff homers by ...
    • Denver Bronco Back-ups get to Start the Hall of Fame Game ENGLEWOOD, CO. (AP) – Joe Flacco will have to wait another week to make his Denver debut. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he’ll start last year’s backup, Kevin Hogan, against Atlanta in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday night. He’ll be followed by rookies Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. That means Flacco is slated ...
    • Rockies Find Their Pitching & Offence Against the Dodgers DENVER (AP) – Jon Gray allowed three hits over eight innings to win for the first time in a month, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night for just their third win in 11 games this season against the NL champions. Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth ...
    • Former Rockies All-Star “Tulo” Retiring from MLB BOSTON (AP) – Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he’s retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017. Tulowitzki was NL Rookie of the Year runner-up and a five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies. But he appeared in only five games with the New York Yankees this season ...
    • Exhausted Rockies Beat Nationals, 8-7 WASHINGTON (AP) – Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, allowing three runs for the first time in more than two months, and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Washington Nationals 8-7 in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off Fernando Rodney, who ...
    • Giants Sweep Rockies DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt’s homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2 DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team’s website, Bowlen’s family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...