From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked.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, ...
    • RMNP Conviction Upheld An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn's conviction Wednesday, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding the ...
    • Colorado V.A. Wait Times Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care appointment at ...
    • Prosecutor Clears Martin Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has been cleared by a special prosecutor appointed to look into allegations of felony embezzelement leveled at Martin during last year's election. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, a Democrat, says no charges will be filed in connection with the allegations made by Garfield County Democratic party leaders and the ...
    • GWS City Council/Arts Center The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week. The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its' general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 18th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES   SOCCER Glenwood—-4  Palisade—–3 Roaring Fork—-4  Vail Mtn.—3  OT   SOFTBALL Delta—–3     Rifle—–2   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—–3  Palisade—–1 Coal Ridge—-3  Rifle—–0 Roaring Fork—-3   Aspen—-0   BAD NEWS PEYTON MANNING’S BLINDSIDE PROTECTOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve after the Pro Bowl left tackle hurt his left foot last weekend.Clady will soon undergo surgery to fix his foot.   To fill Clady's ...
    • Sports, September 17th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE SOCCER 4pm—Coal Ridge at Delta,  Battle Mountain at Rifle,  Roaring Fork at Vail Mountain, Palisade at Glenwood Springs. 4:30—Basalt at Grand Valley VOLLEYBALL 6pm—Palisade at Glenwood Springs,  Rifle at Coal Ridge. 6:30—Aspen at Roaring Fork SOFTBALL 4pm—Rifle at Delta,  Grand Valley at Eagle Valley.   HELTON SAYS FAREWELL, LEAD ROCKIES TO WIN OVER CARDS Denver—(AP) Todd Helton started his final homestand ...
    • Sports, September 16th BRONCOS WIN BIG IN “MANNING BOWL 3” EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Peyton Manning again beat younger brother Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Denver Broncos past the New York Giants 41-23 on Sunday.   The older Manning is 3-0 in the NFL against his sibling, with the other two victories coming when Peyton was ...
    • Sports, September 16th WESTERN SLOPE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES Delta 34 @ Eagle Valley 14 Final Palisade 47 @ Montezuma Cortez 0 Final Rifle 13 @ Glenwood Springs 7 Final Western Slope Steamboat Springs 57 @ Moffat County 15 Final 2A SCORES   Aspen 21 @ Pagosa Springs 14 Final Basalt 6 @ Bayfield 8 Final Gunnison 31 ...
    • KMTS Football: RIFLE BARELY BEATS DEMONS, 13-7 GLENWOOD SPRINGS(9/13/13) — Evrett Marr pounded the turf in despair after dropping a fourth-down pass with under 15 seconds left, ending an heroic upset effort by his Glenwood Springs team on a Friday the 13th that saw the visiting Rifle Bears fortunate to escape with a 13-7 victory. Had Marr been able to hold onto ...
    • Sports, September 13th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES SOCCER Battle Mountain—6     Glenwood Springs—0 Eagle Valley—–4        Rifle—-0 Vail Mountain—-6     Grand Valley—–2 Roaring Fork——1    Delta—–1 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—3    Glenwood Springs—–0 Coal Ridge—–3     Moffat County—–0 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Glenwood welcomes the Rifle Bears to Stubler Memorial Field tonight for a league matchup.  Kick off at 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS. Olathe come to Parachute to take on Grand ...
    • Sports, September 12th HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE VOLLEYBALL Three matches will be played tonight at 6 o’clock including Glenwood at Eagle Valley, Basalt at Rifle and Moffat County at Coal Ridge. SOCCER Delta plays at Roaring Fork at 4.  At 4:30, Grand Valley hosts Vail Mountain.  Glenwood and Battle Mountain square off at 6 in Edwards while at 7 the Rifle Bears ...
    • Sports, September 11th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—4   Eagle Valley—-2 Rifle—-3   Moffat County—–1 Roaring Fork—-5    Aspen—–2 CRMS—-2   Basalt—–1 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3  Hotchkiss—–0 Grand Valley—-3   Rifle—-2 NFL / BRONCOS BAILEY AND WOODYARD DOUBTFUL FOR GIANTS GAME ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Cornerback Champ Bailey worked on a side field with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson during the Denver Broncos' practice Wednesday, and middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard also was held out. ...
    • Sports, September 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at 6.  CRMS visits Basalt at 4. VOLLEYBALL Rifle welcomes Grand Valley tonight at 6:30   Roaring Fork takes on Hotchkiss at 6:30 in Carbondale. SOFTBALL Rifle will take on Palisade this afternoon at 4 at Deerfield Park.   Grand Valley plays a doubleheader against the Grand Junction JV squad at 3. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San ...
    • Sports, September 6th GLENWOOD DEMONS LOSE LEAGUE OPENER TO PALISADE Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons lost to the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs last night at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction 34-18.   Senior quarterback Travis Lundin threw a touchdown pass to Everett Marr in the closing seconds of the game for the Demons’ first TD of the season.  Glenwood fell to ...