From the KMTS News Room:

    • Fatal Crash in Fort Collins FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Police in Colorado say two people have died in a crash involving a suspicious truck that fled from officers. Fort Collins Police Department spokesman Brandon Barnes said the driver of the suspicious truck was arrested at the crash location. Barnes said police were investigating a report of a suspicious truck ...
    • Skiers have Options DENVER (AP) – Holiday skiers have more options in Colorado. Snowmass Ski Area, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort all opened for the season Thursday. Steamboat Resort opened Wednesday with up to 60 acres of terrain, the most on opening day since 2014.  Sunlight Mountain Resort opened this  morning.
    • Governor-elect will stay Home DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis says he and his family will live in their Boulder home most of the time instead of moving into the Governor’s Residence in Denver.  Polis will spend the night at the official residence if needed when the Legislature is in session. Polis, a Democrat, would be the first ...
    • Christopher Watts Convicted DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke’s comments on how Watts killed his ...
    • CU Senior wins Rhodes Scholarship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first Sikh-American to be selected for the honor. Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday. The ...
    • Denver Suburb Acquires Water Rights AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Denver suburb has finalized an unusual deal to acquire water from an inactive gold mine. Aurora city officials said Friday the $34 million deal gives the city the rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine outside Alma, about 100 miles to the west. An ...
    • Death in Denver Apartment Complex Fire LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say one person has died in a fire at senior citizens apartment complex in suburban Denver. Police in Littleton say 70-year-old Michael Craig Mitchell was killed in the blaze, which broke out early Saturday, his birthday. At least 13 people were taken to hospitals. The cause of the fire was ...
    • Gray Wolf Protections may be Lifted WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since ...
    • Hickenlooper Proposes Final Budget DENVER (AP) – Governor John Hickenlooper has presented his last budget request to lawmakers – one he says helps prepare the state for an eventual recession. Today, the term-limited Governor spoke to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. The bipartisan panel will use the proposal in fashioning a state budget for fiscal years 2019-2020 during next ...
    • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Colorado Doubled in 2017 DENVER (AP) – Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017. FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado doubled from six in 2016 to 13 in 2017. The FBI’s annual report ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Elway Still Considering Backup QBs ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is trying to determine if he has his backup quarterback on his roster. Paxton Lynch has flopped this summer and Chad Kelly gets his chance this weekend against the Bears. If Elway doesn’t feel Kelly is ready to win games in a pinch, he’ll go ...
    • Former Denver Nugget Returns To Former Team, Again… DALLAS (AP) – Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract. The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran. He started his career with the Mavericks in 2004, then was traded to New Jersey in February 2008. Harris returned to Dallas as ...
    • Ted Diaz Service Friday When the Rifle Bears Football team takes the field against Eagle Valley on August 31st, there will be an empty seat in Bear Stadium. Ted Diaz, who attended every home game for over 60 years passed away Monday. Born in Delta, he served in the Army during World War II and worked as a bus ...
    • Rapids Trade Forward for Midfielder COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer have acquired midfielder Kellyn Acosta from FC Dallas in exchange for forward Dominique Badji and an international roster spot. The teams will also swap first-round picks in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. The 22-year-old Acosta rose through the ranks as part of the FC ...
    • Tuesday Loss Means Wednesday Game 7 for Colorado River Valley Little League Team The Colorado River Valley Little League Team lost 8 – 2 to Academy last night, but can still bring home a State Championship trophy if they win game 7 at 6:00 Tonight.
    • Season Success for Local Little League Teams The Three Rivers Juniors Division Little League team won the state championship last night. They will take on Texas East Friday night in the first round of the Southwest Regional Tournament in Grand Junction. Meanwhile, the Colorado River Valley Little League Team could also become state champions if they beat Academy tonight at 6:00.
    • Glenwood & Rifle Lady Golfers Bring Home The Hardware From The State Tournament Colorado Springs/Pueblo—The 2018 high school girls’ golf season will be one to remember fondly.  The Glenwood Demons brought home an impressive 2nd place plaque to add to the school’s trophy case.  The Demons were led by Lauren Murphy’s plus 22, two-day score and third place individual finish.  Glenwood’s four stroke lead after day one slipped ...
    • Rockies Lose To Dodgers Los Angeles, CA— Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Yasiel Puig followed with a solo shot, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Dodgers’ five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just 9-14.  The Rockies close ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS CLINCH SECOND WITH SUMMIT SWEEP, AWAIT PLAYOFFS WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/7/18) – “We had to step it up today if we wanted to continue the season,” Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said as his team held onto second place in the Western Slope League with a sweep of Summit County in Monday’s make-up doubleheader. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the total ...
    • Glenwood Springs High School Names New Football Coach Glenwood Springs—After a nearly six month search, the Glenwood Demons have a new head football coach, Pat Engle.  Engle, who was the head coach of the Demons’ freshman program as well as the head varsity coach at Battle Mountain for four years was chosen among a strong field of candidates to replace Rocky Whitworth.  Whitworth, ...