From the KMTS News Room:

    • Governor-elect will stay Home DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis says he and his family will live in their Boulder home most of the time instead of moving into the Governor's Residence in Denver.  Polis will spend the night at the official residence if needed when the Legislature is in session. Polis, a Democrat, would be the first ...
    • Christopher Watts Convicted DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke's comments on how Watts killed his ...
    • CU Senior wins Rhodes Scholarship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first Sikh-American to be selected for the honor. Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday. The ...
    • Denver Suburb Acquires Water Rights AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Denver suburb has finalized an unusual deal to acquire water from an inactive gold mine. Aurora city officials said Friday the $34 million deal gives the city the rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine outside Alma, about 100 miles to the west. An ...
    • Death in Denver Apartment Complex Fire LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say one person has died in a fire at senior citizens apartment complex in suburban Denver. Police in Littleton say 70-year-old Michael Craig Mitchell was killed in the blaze, which broke out early Saturday, his birthday. At least 13 people were taken to hospitals. The cause of the fire was ...
    • Gray Wolf Protections may be Lifted WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since ...
    • Hickenlooper Proposes Final Budget DENVER (AP) – Governor John Hickenlooper has presented his last budget request to lawmakers – one he says helps prepare the state for an eventual recession. Today, the term-limited Governor spoke to the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee. The bipartisan panel will use the proposal in fashioning a state budget for fiscal years 2019-2020 during next ...
    • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Colorado Doubled in 2017 DENVER (AP) – Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017. FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado doubled from six in 2016 to 13 in 2017. The FBI's annual report ...
    • Adams County Lifts Ban on Oil and Gas Permits DENVER (AP) – Adams County has lifted its temporary ban on new permits for oil and gas drilling after voters last week rejected a ballot proposal to restrict new wells. With a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Adams County commissioners lifted the temporary ban that had been imposed on Oct. 30. The moratorium had been passed before the ...
    • EPA Meeting on Methane Rules Today DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing today on the Trump administration's plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver.  The EPA wants to replace a 2016 rule by ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS EMOTIONAL NIGHT AT COORS FIELD Denver—Rockies fans had to pull out the hankies last night to honor the franchise's first manager, Don Baylor who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Then there were tears of joy as pitcher Chad Bettis returned to the mound for the first time since being diagnosed with testicular ...
    • SPORTS MLB/ROCKIES OPEN SECOND HALF OF SEASON IN NY New York, NY—Colorado Rockies' right-handed ace Jon Gray toes the rubber tonight against the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The Mets counter with righty Jacob DeGrom. The Rockies are looking to get hot once again after their “June Swoon” that finds them in third place in the ...
    • SPORTS MIAMI (AP) — In Tuesday's All-Star game in Miami, NL manager Joe Maddon's batting order has Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon leading off, followed by Miami's Giancarlo Stanton as the designated hitter. Washington right fielder Bryce Harper is third, followed by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy, Colorado third baseman Nolan ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS SIGN A NEW PLAYER ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have signed six-year veteran cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris and waived cornerbackTaurean Nixon 24 hours after his pick-6 of Paxton Lynch at the team's mandatory minicamp. Lewis-Harris spent four full seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before splitting last season between the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Broncos coach Vance Joseph ...
    • NEWS LOCAL BASEBALL PLAYERS EARN POST SEASON HONORS 4A Western Slope 1st team All Conference Glenwood Springs Demons Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, SS /Pitcher     Tyler Boyd, 2B Rifle Bears Takoda Cheney, Pitcher/INF    Bryer Rew, INF    Gabe Marbas, Catcher Honorable Mention Glenwood Springs Brandon Benzel, 1B Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, SS    Drake Montgomery, OF MLB / ROCKIES PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tommy Joseph hit a tying ...
    • SPORTS GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS–4A Pueblo Centennial—3             Glenwood Springs—2   3A SOCCER  #17 Coal Ridge vs. # 16Resurrection Christian at Jefferson Academy, Friday, May 12th 5pm #19 Basalt vs. # 14 Salida at Manitou Springs High School, Friday, May 12th  6pm #21 Aspen vs. # 13 Middle Park at Liberty Common, Friday, May 12th HIGH SCHOOL ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS, HUSKIES PLAY FREEZE-TAG IN SPLIT EDWARDS (4/29/17) – Baseball in December? Two days from May, and it felt like winter ball as Glenwood Springs and Battle Mountain split an error-plagued doubleheader where it was 32 degrees at first pitch of game one, and snowing by the time Chano Gonzalez struck out the final hitter in an 18-4, five-inning Demon victory ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Roaring Fork travels to Coal Ridge for a 3 o'clock game this afternoon.  The game will be broadcast live on the internet at KMTS.com and rebroadcast on the radio at 7 pm. GIRLS GOLF Rifle—The Rifle Invitational tees off at 10 am at Rifle Creek. TENNIS Aspen takes on Glenwood at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at ...
    • KMTS Baseball: SUMMIT SWEEPS GLENWOOD OUT OF FIRST GLENWOOD SPRINGS(4/8/17) – Gathered inside the announcer’s booth to eat their lunch and get out of the wind between games of a doubleheader they would eventually drop to Summit County, several Glenwood Springs’ baseball players shook their heads in agreement on Tiger pitcher Andrew Shaw, who had just fired a 3-hit, 15-strikeout shutout: he was ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Romero Hurls Demons into First Place Tie GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/5) – Steven Romero unveiled a new pitch in a 6-0 win over Eagle Valley, using a swift-breaking curveball to record six of his nine strikeouts, handing the Devils their first league loss and vaulting Glenwood Springs on top of the Western Slope League with a 3-0 record. Tristen Howe’s 2-run double capped a ...