From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado’s Coroners Lobbying for Family Privacy DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s coroners are lobbying for a late-session bill that would remove autopsy reports on minors’ deaths from the state’s open records act. They cite a need to protect grieving families. And they say they want to prevent potential copycat suicides by youth who read about the deaths of other minors. Press organizations oppose the ...
    • Lamborn Files Lawsuit DENVER (AP) – A federal judge is hearing arguments in a last-ditch lawsuit filed by Rep. Doug Lamborn to get his name back on the Colorado GOP primary ballot. Lamborn has requested an injunction, requiring the congressman’s name to be placed on the June primary ballots. Judge Philip Brimmer began proceedings on Monday morning in Denver. Lamborn ...
    • Grass Fire Threatens Central Colorado Subdivision PARK COUNTY. (AP) – Authorities have ordered the evacuation of a central Colorado subdivision after a grass fire threatened some homes. Park County officials issued the mandatory evacuation order Sunday afternoon for the Ranch of the Rockies subdivision, which is about 75 miles west of Colorado Springs on the Park County border.  It was not immediately known ...
    • Social Security Office Moving The Glenwood Springs Social Security Administration office will relocate to 120 Midland Ave. Unit 140, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 on Monday April 30. We will continue to provide service to the community and surrounding areas under our current hours of operation: Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. ...
    • Amber Alert for Missing Grand Junction Girl UPDATE: The manhunt is over, Jody Haskins is reportedly in custody. He was located in the Rifle area this morning. Previous updates: The child in this Amber alert has been located. Her condition is not known, but she was found alive. Police say they are looking for Jody Haskin in connection to Raeanna Rosencrans’ disappearance. He is now ...
    • Lamborn Didn’t Qualify for Primary DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled that six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn didn’t qualify for his party’s primary. The court ruled Monday that Lamborn’s re-election campaign didn’t collect enough valid voter signatures to make the party’s June 26 primary. It reversed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit that challenged the validity of voter ...
    • Supreme Court: Minor Changes to Tax Policy Exempt from TABOR DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the legality of sales taxes that are collected by two special districts in metropolitan Denver. Monday’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a taxpayer advocacy group in 2013. It sued the Regional Transportation District and a cultural district for allegedly violating Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. TABOR ...
    • Federal Mineral Lease District Spring Grants Announced GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A half million dollars will make a big splash to help build the new pool in Rifle.  The 9.5 million dollar project was the big winner of the spring grants announced by the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District. The grant will help Rifle offset the cost of the project that was given the ...
    • Three Democrats Vying For 3rd Congressional District Nomination EAGLE—Arn Menconi has been officially placed on the Democrat primary ballot to run for Congress.  The former Eagle County Commissioner and one time Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate managed to collect enough petition signatures according to Secretary of State Wayne Williams.  Menconi joins two other candidates on the Democrat ballot; former State Representative ...
    • Cattle Creek & Braderich Creek Prescribed Burns Should Happen Soon GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. –Pending favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) are expecting a window of opportunity within the next few days to a week to conduct prescribed burn operations for the Cattle Creek and/or Braderich Creek prescribed burns. The prescribed burns will each target up ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: ‘DOGS EDGE DEMONS ON LATE 3-POINTER AND RARE FREE THROWS PALISADE (2/3/16) – As the Palisade Bulldogs’ junior quarterback, P.D. Riddle was used to finding the end zone and helping his football team to a 9-3 record last fall. So maybe it shouldn’t be a shock that Riddle would be the one to hit the winning basket with ten seconds left in Wednesday’s snow-delayed ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE PLAY RIFLE(1/28/16) – The contender came into town for a rematch, but the result, though not a knockout, was the same: Rifle’s boys basketball team struggled with a determined Palisade team but remained undefeated in Western Slope League play, emerging with a 48-43 win in newly named Jack Smith Gymnasium Thursday. Unfortunately for the Lady Bears, the ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS HEADED TO SUPER BOWL 50 Broncos “D” comes up big against Brady and the Patriots Denver—Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl – which many expect to be the final game of Manning’s career. Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS BOUNCE BACK, SWEEP SUMMIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/21/16) – There is a biblical saying that speaks of beauty coming from ashes. The comparison may be somewhat severe, but there’s no denying that the injury misfortune that has plagued the Glenwood Lady Demons, along with a four-game league losing streak, has had coach Rhonda Moser searching for silver linings. In 5-7 ...
    • SPORTS AFC / NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET Broncos one win away from Super Bowl 50 UNDATED (AP) – The AFC and NFC championship game matchups are set. The Denver Broncos will be home against the New England Patriots, and the Carolina Panthers will host the Arizona Cardinals.The Broncos have advanced by rallying in the fourth quarter of a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS TOPPLE LEAGUE LEADERS, BOYS STAY UNBEATEN GYPSUM (1/15/16) — In a clash of Western Slope gunslingers that did not disappoint, the Rifle Lady Bears, led by sophomore Elly Walters, knocked off previously unbeaten Eagle Valley and league scoring leader Kylie Martin with a fourth-quarter comeback 57-49 in the Devils’ Inferno Gym Friday night. The Glenwood boys maintained their ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS UPDATE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw in practice on Friday but remains questionable for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against Denver. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained right shoulder sustained in last weekend’s wild-card win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has “a chance” after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend’s 18-16 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: HORNING TOPS 1,000; LADY HUSKIES BREAK THROUGH EDWARDS (1/8/16) – It was a night for milestones, and like all such events, some were sweet and others bitter. For Cam Horning, the frosting on his Glenwood Springs team’s 64-54 victory at Battle Mountain came two minutes after halftime when his 3-pointer brought his four-year, career total to 1,000 points scored. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Grand Junction Central Warriors—36    Rifle Bears—-34 BOYS Grand Junction Central—50       Rifle—-40 Olathe—The Grand Valley Cardinals travel to Olathe tonight to take on the Pirates.  The girl’s game tips off at 5:30 and the boys contest will follow at 7. NFL / DENVER BRONCOS Englewood— Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs.  Coach Gary Kubiak ...