From the KMTS News Room:

    • National Park Funding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park, joined by Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior Department says in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, ...
    • Fort Collins Fire Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning south of Fort Collins. The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was lifted Saturday night. Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 40 percent contained. Helicopters have been using Horsetooth Reservoir to scoop up water to ...
    • Tubing Fatality Jefferson County authorities say a Castle Rock man has died while inner tubing in the Platte River – the state’s third fatal tubing accident in a week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the 43-year-old man drowned near the Platte River campground. Authorities say the man had been tubing Saturday afternoon with his fiance and ...
    • Mark Redwine Arrested for Son’s Death The case has haunted investigators and the public for almost half a decade, and it may now be one step closer to being solved. Police have arrested Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son Dylan – almost 5 years after the boy disappeared Mark Redwine’s arrest Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, follows a grand ...
    • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument no Longer Under Review WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. Zinke said Friday that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, “we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same ...
    • Durango Mother Sentenced A mother from Durango who pleaded guilty to charges related to a crash that left her 8-year-old daughter dead has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The victim’s father, Douglas Martinez, wrote in a court testimony that the sentencing highlights Neysha Candelaria’s “long history of failing to protect her children.” Five ...
    • Durango Marijuana Buffer The Durango City Council unanimously this week voted to uphold “as-the-crow-flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. After hearing from city staff and residents opposed to any changes in the current regulations, the council decided Tuesday to leave the measurement for buffers in place. The council was considering changing the ...
    • Banker Survey Plunges Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Colorado The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June’s index of 50. The index ranges between 0 and 100, with any number ...
    • Boulder Mayor Arraignment Delayed A judge has delayed the arraignment of a former Boulder mayor who was involved in a fatal five-car crash in southern Colorado. On Thursday, 75-year-old Bob Greenlee’s hearing was rescheduled Thursday to Aug. 21 after prosecutors asked for more time to review a potential plea offer with the family of the victims. Greenlee is facing several charges, ...
    • Missing Hitchiker Police in southwest Wyoming say new information has led them to search a home for evidence connected to the unsolved 2006 death of a Colorado hitchhiker. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday detectives are processing a Rock Springs residence for evidence. Back in 2006, Ben Bradley, then 28 years old, was traveling from his home in ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Football: GLENWOOD WINS 7th STRAIGHT, WILL PLAY ELIZABETH GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/1/13) — And now, the playoffs actually begin. Before Glenwood Springs methodically sent winless Battle Mountain into the offseason 48-7 with the Demons’ seventh straight victory, Rocky Whitworth reiterated the gospel, according to the GSHS coaching staff: “We’re the longest running playoff team in history,” he said. “It’s do-or-die again; we’ve been ...
    • Sports, November 1st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Coal Ridge Titans battle The Classical Academy tonight at 7 in Colorado Springs.  Coal Ridge is looking to advance to the final four for the first time school history. VOLLEYBALL The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals tip off a busy weekend in regional playoff volleyball.  Grand Valley’s first match at 4 is against the host ...
    • Sports, October 31st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Colorado Springs—The quest for a 3A state championship continues tomorrow night for the Coal Ridge Titans.  The Titans’ Great 8 game with The Classical Academy will be played at 7 o’clock in Colorado Springs.   KMTS will provide scores and updates. NBA/NUGGETS Sacramento, CA—Brian Shaw’s debut as head coach of the Denver Nuggets didn’t go as ...
    • Sports, October 30th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons cracked the Colorado Preps Top 10 for the first time this season.  Glenwood’s six game winning streak and expected wildcard playoff bid earned them a number 9 ranking.  Rifle is ranked 7th while Palisade is 3rd.   Glenwood closes out the regular season this Friday night at home against the ...
    • Sports, October 29th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL COAL RIDGE TO HOST REGIONALS Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ second place finish in last weekend’s Western Slope League tournament earned them the right to host a three-team regional this Saturday afternoon.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th and will welcome number 16 Faith Christian to Peach Valley along with number 28 Estes Park.  ...
    • Sports, October 28th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Titans were dominant through the first two rounds of the State 3A playoffs knocking off Alexander Dawson 8 to nothing and clobbering Sheridan 6-nil in the second round.  Coal Ridge will travel to Denver this Friday to battle 3rd seeded Classical Academy in a semi-final game. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ...
    • KMTS Football: PLAYOFFS STILL IN SIGHT, DEMONS DOWN CORTEZ CORTEZ (10/25/13) — The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) wild card formula is something of a mystery, but in 2012, a late-season, non-league loss to Evergreen nudged Glenwood Springs out of the playoffs. This year, the Demons took care of that obstacle by soundly defeating the third-ranked Cougars 35-7, so with Friday’s 35-14 ...
    • 2013 CHSAA Boys Soccer Championships – 3A Bracket 2:35 FINAL 8 – 0 Titans over Dawson Final Goal by #8 Edgar Enriquez 2:19pm UPDATE 7 – 0 Titans over Dawson Goal by Chaz Apostolik 2:07pm UPDATE: 6 – 0 Titans over Dawson Goals by: Eric Bucio, Sergio Valentine, Tias Dacuma At Half-Time: 3 – 0  Titans over Dawson Goal by:  #8 Edgar Enriquez 1:22pm UPDATE: Coal Ridge Titans  v. Alexander Dawson Score :  2-0 Titans Goals by:  #20 ...
    • Sports, October 25th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Grand Junction—-Central High School will host this weekend’s Western Slope League Volleyball Tournament.  The action gets underway at 4 o’clock this afternoon with three matches; Gunnison and Rifle, Coal Ridge and Moffat County and Olathe against Aspen. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER 3A TOURNAMENT Undated—-The Coal Ridge Titans host a four team regional today and tomorrow.  ...
    • Sports, October 24th MANNING BACK TO PRACTICE ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Peyton Manning returned to practice Thursday after the Denver Broncos held him out a day earlier because of a minor ankle injury. Joining Manning on the practice field was right tackle Orlando Franklin, who missed last week’s game with a sprained left ankle. Manning would certainly welcome the return of ...