From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Silt Election Shake Up Silt—There’s been a big change in the election results for the town of Silt.  TJ Tucker, one of nine candidates running for four open seats on the board of trustees initially ended up out of the running on election night with only 138 votes. After a recount, Tucker finished third with 246 votes. The 108 ...
    • Colorado Political Parties Making Big Decisions This weekend Colorado’s major party assemblies on Saturday will help shape who gets into the gubernatorial primaries on June 26. A surprisingly open Republican governor’s contest features candidates trying to court conservative delegates loyal to President Donald Trump. The Democratic contest is headlined by two candidates pledging a distinctly anti-Trump agenda. The Republican State Assembly will be ...
    • Fire Officials Say This Could The Busiest Season in 5 to 6 Years Fire officials are expecting a busy wildfire season in Colorado this year after an abnormally dry winter. Colorado’s fire management director, Mike Morgan, said Friday that this summer could be the worst wildfire season since the deadly and destructive seasons of 2012 and 2013. Based on its experience in those years, Gov. John Hickenlooper says ...
    • Republican Candidate Protests Challenger’s deadline submission Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman is protesting challenger Walker Stapleton’s decision to compete at the party’s state assembly this weekend. Coffman sent a letter Thursday to state party attorney Scott Gessler insisting that Stapleton missed an April 2 deadline for declaring he would seek to qualify for the June primary at Saturday’s assembly.
    • Grand Junction Trustee Resigns A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. Palisade trustees are the licensing authority for the town’s marijuana businesses and therefore cannot hold a marijuana license.
    • Avalanche Victim Identified Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Killed Aspen—He saved hundreds of lives during his 30 years as a member of the elite Mountain Rescue Aspen team.  57 year old John Galvin was killed in Sunday afternoon’s avalanche after being slammed into a tree outside the boundaries of Aspen Highlands.  Galvin and a friend were ascending the Maroon ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge—3    Glenwood—-2 Grand Valley—-3    Basalt—-0 SOFTBALL Eagle Valley—-9    Rifle—-8   MLB / Rockies SAN DIEGO (AP) – Brett Wallace’s fielder’s choice grounder drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Corey Spangenberg doubled to lead off the ninth against Boone Logan (0-3) ...
    • Sports VOLLEYBALL At the Glenwood Invitational, the lady demons defeated grand valley 2 games to none. glenwood will take on telluride tonight. FOOTBALL Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Erie Tigers.  Game time at 7.  Pre-game coverage  begins at 6-45 on KMTS.   In other Western Slope action tonight; Rifle is at Moffat County.  Coal ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Aspen—2      Basalt—1 Eagle Valley—3    Coal Ridge—0   SOFTBALL Delta—15       Rifle—-4   ROCKIES DROP TWO TO D-BACKS Game 1   Arizona—6     Colorado—4 Game 2  Arizona—-5     Colorado—3   ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….   NEW YORK (AP) – At the U.S. Open today Serena Williams resumes her quest to become the first player since Steffi Graf (grahf) in 1988 to win all four major tennis tournaments in one year. ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Palisade—The Glenwood Demons began Western Slope conference play with a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs at Palisade High School Monday afternoon.  The Demons scored 3 goals in the second half to secure the victory and improve to 2 and 1 overall.  In other Western Slope soccer this afternoon, the Coal Ridge Titans take ...
    • Sports ATLANTA (AP) – Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak. Adonis Garcia snapped a 2-2 tie with a homer off Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) in the fourth. ...
    • Scorecard     INTERLEAGUEFinal            Houston                3    L.A.  Dodgers        2,  10  Innings    AMERICAN  LEAGUEFinal            Cleveland            4    N-Y  Yankees          3Final            Texas                    4    Detroit                  2Final            Kansas  City        8    Boston                    6Final            Minnesota            4    Baltimore              3,  12  InningsFinal            Toronto              12    L.A.  Angels          5Final            Oakland                8    Tampa  Bay              2Final            Seattle                8    Chi  White  Sox      6    NATIONAL  LEAGUEFinal            Arizona                4    Cincinnati            0Final            Philadelphia      2    ...
    • Sports ROCKIES WOES CONTINUE DENVER (AP) – Logan Verrett stepped into Matt Harvey’s spot and earned his first major league win in his first start, pitching eight impressive innings and leading the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Sunday. After the NL East-leading Mets posted a pair of 14-9 wins at Coors Field, Verrett (1-0) ...
    • Sports DENNIS WINS USA PRO CHALLENGE DENVER (AP) – Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.The 25-year-old Dennis, riding for the American-based BMC team, won two stages, finished second in two stages ...
    • Sports   NEW YORK (AP) – Curtis Granderson, Kelly Johnson and pinch-hitter Juan Lagares homered and drove in three runs each to help the Mets overpower Colorado 12-3. The NL East leaders complete the sweep and have now won 11 of their last 13 games.  QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) – Skiing champ Lindsay Vonn is heading home ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING FOR TITLE Grand Junction—A few weeks ago, they were in last place in the Mountain West Summer College Baseball League with a 5 and 11 record.  Then, the Glenwood Geckos caught fire, reeling off a half dozen wins including yesterday’s 8-5 victory over the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters to put ...