From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Colorado Springs: In-City Hunting? Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have met with city leaders to discuss the issue. State officials say the hunt could decrease vehicle accidents, as well as the number of local gardens that get raided by the deer. One ...
    • Governor’s Race Fundraising Next year, the occupant of Colorado’s Governor’s mansion will be changing, when current Governor John Hickenlooper leaves the office due to term limits. There’s no shortage of candidates vying to replace Hickenlooper, but according to 2nd quarter campaign finance reports, some of them may face a shortage of cash. The current fundraising totals that were submitted ...
    • Man Pulls Knife in GWS Park Glenwood Springs police had to respond with at least a bit of force to Centennial Park in the downtown business district yesterday afternoon after they received a report that a homeless man had pulled a knife on another man during an argument in the park. When officers arrived, they found a man who matched the description ...
    • Accidental Bear Spray When heading into Colorado’s great outdoors, it always good to be prepared in case you run into a bear. But for one local tourist this past weekend, her protection apparently kicked in just a little too early. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s office says that the college-aged woman was one of a number of visitors that were ...
    • Marijuana Taxes Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for three and a half years now, and the state recently reached a milestone in regard to the taxes that are assessed on the sales of pot. In May, tax revenue from pot sales officially reached $500 million dollars. A new report released this week detailed the major beneficiaries ...
    • Woman Pleads Not Guilty in GWS Murder A WOMAN WHO WAS INITIALLY CHARGED AS AN ACCESSORY TO A SHOOTING DEATH IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS LAST YEAR, WAS IN DISTRICT COURT YESTERDAY TO ENTER A PLEA – THIS TIME CHARGED AS AN ACCOMPLICE AND FACING A CHARGE OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. MICHELLE CASTILLO PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN THE DEATH OF BLANCA SALAS-JURADO, WHO WAS FOUND WITH ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 28th MAROLT RESIGNING SKI POST VAIL (AP) – Bill Marolt will step down as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association after the Sochi Olympics. He’ll be replaced by former Olympian Tiger Shaw, who will start on Oct. 1 as chief operating officer before taking over after the Olympics in February. Marolt, who has ...
    • Sports, August 27th BRONCOS EXEC APPEARS IN COURT ON DUI BRECKENRIDGE (AP) – A Broncos executive accused of crashing into two cars in the high country while driving drunk has made his first appearance in court.Director of player personnel Matt Russell is accused of DUI after a vehicle ran in to the back of a police car in Summit ...
    • Sports, August 26th HIGH SCHOOL “ZERO” WEEK FOOTBALL SCORES WESTERN SLOPE Conifer 14, Glenwood Springs 0 D’Evelyn 50, Battle Mountain 0 Eagle Valley 42, Cedaredge 28 Paonia 30,   Basalt  8 OTHER SCORES Eaton 63, The Academy 6Evergreen 31, Weld Central 0Faith Christian 21, Bennett 10Fruita 56, Adams City 7Grand Junction 61, Prairie View 42Grandview 13, Arapahoe 0Hinkley 50, Vista PEAK ...
    • Sports, August 23rd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON KICKS OFF TONIGHT Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons kick off the football season tonight with a home showdown against the Conifer Lobos.  This will be Glenwood’s fourth match up with the Lobos since 2008.  Game time is set for 7 o’clock with pre-game coverage on KMTS set to begin at 6:40. Paonia—The Basalt Longhorns ...
    • Sports, August 22nd PRO CHALLENGE CYCLE RACE BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, and Tejay van Garderen finished second to take the overall lead.  Acevedo, riding for Jamis-Hagens Berman, completed the 102.9-mile stage from Breckenridge to Beaver Creek in heavy rain in ...
    • Sports, August 20th VON MILLER OUT SIX GAMES ENGLEWOOD (AP) – A person familiar with Von Miller’s negotiations with the NFL tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos linebacker will serve a six-game suspension under the league’s substance-abuse policy.  The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the ...
    • Sports, August 19th BRONCOS TRYING TO GET HEALTHY FOR THIRD PRE-SEASON GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Derek Wolfe says he’ll be back on the football field soon. The Denver Broncos hope fellow starters Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Stewart Bradley will be there with him. All of them were hurt in Denver’s 40-10 preseason loss at Seattle on ...
    • Sports, August 14th HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Eagle/Vail—After Monday’s 2nd place finish in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon, the Rifle Bears took 5th at Eagle-Vail in yesterday’s Battle Mountain Invitational. Ty Caron’s 82 to lead the Bears. BASEBALL Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a lead and lost to the San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field, 7 to 5.  Jorge ...
    • Sports, August 13th BRONCOS EXEC BACK TO WORK ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – One of two suspended Denver Broncos executives can return to work this week after serving a monthlong punishment.Tom Heckert, the team’s director of pro personnel, will be allowed back at team headquarters Thursday. Director of player personnel Matt Russell is serving an indefinite suspension.  John Elway’s top ...
    • Sports, August 12th ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Britton Colquitt spent close to an hour with his wife and their 1-year-old son in one of the corporate tents at the Denver Broncos headquarters following practice Monday.  The NFL’s new highest-paid punter swears he wasn’t being a snob. He just didn’t realize he was keeping a throng of media members waiting ...