From the KMTS News Room:

    • Bear Euthanized A bear has been euthanized after it pounced on a tent at a campground in southern Colorado. A woman inside the tent was bruised and traumatized by the bear Tuesday night when it jumped on the tent at the Aspen Acres Campground in Rye, about 40 miles southwest of Pueblo. The estimated 350-pound bear didn’t bite ...
    • CDOT Wildlife/Traffic Survey Data from a new Colorado Department of Transportation road kill survey says drivers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild animals last year, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries. Those numbers represent a roughly 50 percent increase in wildlife collisions over the past four years. Data shows the recent construction of several wildlife crossings on ...
    • Fatal Morrison Crash Authorities are still looking for the reason that a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on I-70 near Morrison and smashed into several vehicles yesterday, leaving two people dead and snarling traffic for hours. Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck, driven by 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf of Evergreen was headed westbound on 70 ...
    • Carnival Ride Dismantled A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver. The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out of ...
    • Steamboat Mining Request The Bureau of Land Management has to decide if it will allow an energy company to mine over 4 million more tons of coal near Steamboat Springs. Peabody Energy has applied to lease 1 more square mile of federal coal west of Steamboat as part of an ongoing mining operation. The BLM says it will make the ...
    • Life Sentence for Cell Phone Murder A Colorado Springs man who shot a 14-year-old boy over a missing cellphone has been sentenced to life in prison. 33-year-old Riccardo Kirven was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced for the July 2015 death of Desmond Smith. Prosecutors say Kirven’s 18-year-old nephew asked him for help retrieving a phone that he said had been ...
    • Mesa County Cows Shot Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief. Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, ...
    • Outdoor Show Moving to Colorado Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol yesterday to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they’re moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. They wore hats and held signs that read, “This  land is our land” in the Thursday ...
    • Rocky Ford Shooting Settlement The small front range town of Rocky Ford will pay $1.3 million to the family of a man whom the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says was wrongly shot to death by a police officer. The settlement includes payments to Jack Jacquez’s three minor children and his mother. Officer James Ashby was on-duty when he chased Jacquez into ...
    • ‘No Break’ Policy Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital’s acting superintendent, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, October 22nd 3A SOCCER PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE Peach Valley—-The Coal Ridge Titans earned the 6th overall seed and will host a four team regional Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The Titans will take on 27th seed Alexander Dawson.  The winner will play either number 11 Manitou Springs or 22nd seed Sheridan High School Saturday afternoon at 1.  Carbondale—The Roaring ...
    • Sports, October 21st HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFF BRACKETS SET   2013 CHSAA Boys Soccer Championships – 2013 3A Bracket Location Various Cities, CO Print Bracket Add Bracket to my site Oct 25First round 1Colorado Academy 32Sterling View Pregame Show Details 16Fort Lupton 17Jefferson View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 6p 8Roaring Fork 25Fountain Valley View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 4p 9Faith Christian 24Telluride View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 1p 5Kent Denver 28Liberty Common View Pregame Show Details 10/25 @ 3:30p 12Bishop ...
    • Sports, October 18th HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL CHSAA POSTPONES STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Aurora—-The Basalt Lady Longhorns will have to wait until tomorrow to play La Junta in the first round of the State 3A Softball Tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex.  The Colorado High School Athletic Association postponed day one of the tournament due to snow and wet, muddy fields.  The ...
    • Sports, October 17th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE Glenwood Springs at Rifle—-4pm Coal Ridge at Grand Valley—-4pm VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge at Rifle—-6pm COLTS OWNER BACKPEDALS ON MANNING COMMENTS Fox, Polian chide Irsay for criticizing ManningENGLEWOOD (AP) – Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay has backed down a bit after Broncos coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian chided him for comments critical of Peyton ...
    • Sports, October 16th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES VOLLEYBALL Battle Mountain—-3 Coal Ridge——0 Aspen—-3        Basalt—-0 Meeker—-3      Grand Valley—-1 SOCCER Coal Ridge—-10     Moffat County—0 Summit—6       Rifle—–0 Battle Mountain—-2    Basalt——0 Roaring Fork—–6      CRMS—–0 BRONCOS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay has backed down a bit after Broncos coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian chided him for comments critical of Peyton Manning.  Fox used his weekly SiriusXM ...
    • Sports, October 8th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Grand Valley at Coal Ridge—-6pm Roaring Fork at Olathe—-6:30 SOCCER Glenwood at Eagle Valley—-6pm 4pm games—-Rifle at Palisade, Grand Valley at Moffat County, Vail Mtn. School at Roaring Fork, CRMS at Aspen. NUGGETS GUARD CLEARED OF CRIMINAL CHARGES CENTENNIAL (AP) – The domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dropped. Lisa Pinto, a ...