From the KMTS News Room:

    • Redwine News Conference Prosecutors handling the case against Mark Redwine for the 2012 murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan declined to pinpoint any definitive motive for the killing during a press conference Tuesday. La Plata County District Attorney Christian Champage mentioned the existence of compromising photos of Mark Redwine which were discovered by his son, but he declined to ...
    • Town Moves to Regulate Fracking A front range town has updated its public health and safety code so it can locally regulate the fracking industry. Erie trustees on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing the town to consider complaints against fracking-related odors. The measure is the region’s first step toward local regulation of the fracking industry. The decision comes two weeks after trustees failed ...
    • Colorado Health Care Audit Colorado’s state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019 – but changes to the federal health care law could easily jeopardize that scenario. That’s according to a state audit presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. The audit warns that changes to the Affordable Care Act could cut revenues for the state exchange ...
    • Support for Beating Victim Residents in Eagle are rallying together to support a local woman who was savagely beaten early this week while doing her job as a bartender. Locals have started a GoFundMe account for Dita Richterova, as well as a fund at the Brush Creek Saloon in Eagle where she works. Richterova was the only employee in the bar ...
    • Carbondale Robber Sentenced One of two culprits involved in an armed robbery of a Carbondale convenience store last winter was sentenced in District Court yesterday. 19-year-old Nicholas Ameral was sentenced to 6 years in prison for robbing the Cowen Center Convenience Store at gunpoint back in February along with his cousin Benjamin Weeks. After the hold-up, when the cousins ...
    • Wild Horse Amendment The ongoing battle between advocates for wild horses and those who say the horse population needs to be curbed is likely heading for another showdown if Congress approves revised language in the Interior Department’s 2018 budget that would allow for more horses to be destroyed. An amendment introduced by Representative Chris Stewart of Utah removed language ...
    • Redwine Claims Ignorance During Arrest Bodycam footage released by police in Bellingham, Washington shows Mark Redwine claiming to have no idea why authorities in Colorado would want to have him arrested as officers took him into custody last weekend for the murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan. The 55-year old Redwine had been a potential suspect in his son’s death since ...
    • Navajo Nation Eyes Colorado Land The Navajo Nation has created a committee to look into the purchase of ranchland in Colorado that’s home to two sacred mountains. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye believes the purchase of prime land in Colorado would make the citizens of the Navajo Nation whole. Begaye said on Wednesday that the executive office committee found about 26 square ...
    • Swimmer Drowns An investigation is underway after a 40-year-old man drowned in a lake southwest of Grand Junction this past weekend. Deputy Henry Stoffel with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says the man was on a family outing and was swimming across Enoch Lake when he slipped below the surface Saturday. Stoffel says the lake in Glade Park is ...
    • Colorado Medicaid Change Colorado’s Medicaid program is rolling out a two-phase plan to lessen the number of opioid drugs in circulation. The program will be reducing the amount of opioid painkillers it allows recipients to receive starting in August. The second phase calls for reducing the total dosage of opioids that all patients can receive. Medicaid currently won’t pay for recipients ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 4th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Grand Junction—The Rifle Bears were swept by the Fruita Monument Wildcats last night in a couple of non-league games at Colorado Mesa University.  The Lady Bears were on the short end of a 37-23 score in the first game while the Rifle boys fell to the ‘Cats 52-45. Edwards—The Coal Ridge Titans ...
    • Sports, December 3rd LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE POST SEASON HONORS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs Senior Running Back Henry Hill was named the “Back of the Year” in the Western Slope 3A.  Hill led the state in rushing with over 16-hundred yards.  Joining Hill on the 1st team all conference squad were fellow Demons Justin Barham, Garrett Lowe, Cole Adams and ...
    • Sports, November 29th VONN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT RETURN TO SLOPES VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is on the mend and says she might even race in Canada next week.She says her rehab is “going well” and she’s “encouraged.” She adds that her knee is “a lot better than everyone expected” and that leaves her optimistic for next week’s races in ...
    • Sports, November 26th VONN HOPING TO RETURN TO THE SLOPES NEXT WEEK VAIL(AP) – Lindsey Vonn says she is not sure yet what effect her latest knee injury will have on her Sochi Olympics hopes.Asked in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday whether she can put the kind of pressure on the knee she’ll need to train and ...
    • Sports, November 26th NUGGETS WIN IN BIG ‘D’ Dallas,TX—-The Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks last night 110-96.  Ty Lawson led the Nuggets’ scoring effort with 19 points. Nate Robison was right behind him with 17 points including 11 in the fourth quarter.  COLLEGE BASKETBALL/RAMS BLOW PAST PRAIRIE VIEW A & M Fort Collins—The CSU Rams improved to 4 and ...
    • Sports, November 22nd DEL RIO GOING FOR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN Englewood—-Denver Broncos’ interim head coach Jack Del Rio hopes to make it three wins in a row as he leads the team to Foxboro, Massachusetts for this Sunday’s showdown with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  The primetime game is expected to draw a huge audience as future ...
    • Sports, November 21st VONN OUT WITH KNEE INJURY AFTER CRASH VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn’s publicist says the reigning Olympic downhill champion partially tore a ligament in her surgically repaired right knee during a training crash less than three months before the Sochi Games. Lewis Kay said in an email Wednesday that along with a mild strain in the ...
    • Sports, November 20th IF IT’S WEDNESDAY, MANNING WON’T BE PRACTICING ENGLEWOOD (AP) – It’s now been more than a month since Peyton Manning practiced on a Wednesday. The 37-year-old quarterback who hates missing any snaps has had to make some concessions in the backstretch of his stellar career and this is the latest one. His last Wednesday practice came ...
    • Sports, November 19th VONN CRASHES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN DENVER (AP) – Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn has crashed while training ahead of her return to racing following major knee surgery. U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly says Tuesday that Vonn is being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo., on a ...
    • Sports, November 18th BRONCOS BEAT CHIEFS, TIED FOR FIRST IN AFC WEST DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL’s last undefeated team. The Broncos tied Kansas City at 9-1 atop the AFC ...