From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Health Care Audit Colorado's state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019 – but changes to the federal health care law could easily jeopardize that scenario. That's according to a state audit presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. The audit warns that changes to the Affordable Care Act could cut revenues for the state exchange ...
    • Support for Beating Victim Residents in Eagle are rallying together to support a local woman who was savagely beaten early this week while doing her job as a bartender. Locals have started a GoFundMe account for Dita Richterova, as well as a fund at the Brush Creek Saloon in Eagle where she works. Richterova was the only employee in the bar ...
    • Carbondale Robber Sentenced One of two culprits involved in an armed robbery of a Carbondale convenience store last winter was sentenced in District Court yesterday. 19-year-old Nicholas Ameral was sentenced to 6 years in prison for robbing the Cowen Center Convenience Store at gunpoint back in February along with his cousin Benjamin Weeks. After the hold-up, when the cousins ...
    • Wild Horse Amendment The ongoing battle between advocates for wild horses and those who say the horse population needs to be curbed is likely heading for another showdown if Congress approves revised language in the Interior Department's 2018 budget that would allow for more horses to be destroyed. An amendment introduced by Representative Chris Stewart of Utah removed language ...
    • Redwine Claims Ignorance During Arrest Bodycam footage released by police in Bellingham, Washington shows Mark Redwine claiming to have no idea why authorities in Colorado would want to have him arrested as officers took him into custody last weekend for the murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan. The 55-year old Redwine had been a potential suspect in his son's death since ...
    • Navajo Nation Eyes Colorado Land The Navajo Nation has created a committee to look into the purchase of ranchland in Colorado that's home to two sacred mountains. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye believes the purchase of prime land in Colorado would make the citizens of the Navajo Nation whole. Begaye said on Wednesday that the executive office committee found about 26 square ...
    • Swimmer Drowns An investigation is underway after a 40-year-old man drowned in a lake southwest of Grand Junction this past weekend. Deputy Henry Stoffel with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office says the man was on a family outing and was swimming across Enoch Lake when he slipped below the surface Saturday. Stoffel says the lake in Glade Park is ...
    • Colorado Medicaid Change Colorado's Medicaid program is rolling out a two-phase plan to lessen the number of opioid drugs in circulation. The program will be reducing the amount of opioid painkillers it allows recipients to receive starting in August. The second phase calls for reducing the total dosage of opioids that all patients can receive. Medicaid currently won't pay for recipients ...
    • No Charges In Fire No criminal charges are expected to be filed against a mower operator who accidentally sparked a wildfire on the front rage this past weekend. The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority said Monday that the Spring Glade Fire west of Loveland was started after a tractor mower spindle struck a rock. Spokesman Scott Pringle says that parts heated by ...
    • Pipeline Replacement A natural gas company that owns a pipeline involved in the 2013 contamination of Parachute Creek is replacing the pipeline after the U.S. Department of Transportation decided it has regulatory authority over the line. The new natural gas liquids pipeline being constructed by Williams will be placed about 17 feet beneath the creek and will be ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 5th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons open the league season tonight against the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.  The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and on mobile devices via the Tune In radio app. BRONCOS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES WITH SEASON OPENER Denver—The Denver Broncos kick off the ...
    • Sports, September 4th CHAMP BAILEY WON’T PLAY AGAINST BALTIMORE ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey won't play in the Denver Broncos' opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.The 15th-year pro was ruled out Wednesday. He hasn't practiced since getting hurt in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17. Denver will start Dominique ...
    • Sports, September 3rd BRONCOS’ ALL PRO TACKLE PREPARES FOR SEASON OPENER ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has spent years blocking defensive end Elvis Dumervil in practice.  Now, the stakes are higher as Clady tries to keep Peyton Manning safe from Dumervil, who returns to Mile High on Thursday night as a hybrid linebacker for the ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp over Titans, 54-6 RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle's season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year.  For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp Over Titans, 54-6 RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle's season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year. For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...
    • Sports, August 30th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Coal Ridge at Rifle —7 o’clock   (Broadcast live on KMTS) Roaring Fork at Basalt—7 pm Meeker at Grand Valley—-7 Aspen at Ignacio—–7pm HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Rifle—The Rifle Lady Bears lost yesterday’s season opener to the Delta Panthers 8 to 7 at Deerfield Park. SOCCER Leadville—Grand Valley plays at the Lake County Invitational today. NFL/BRONCOS Denver—The Denver Broncos lost the pre-season finale ...
    • Sports, August 29th SOFTBALL Rifle—The Rifle Lady Bears’ quest for a Western Slope League title begins this afternoon at 4 when the take on the Delta Panthers at Deerfield Park.  VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Lady Demons put an experienced, veteran team on the floor tonight at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for the annual Demon Invitational tournament.  Glenwood battles Rifle at 7 o’clock. NFL/BRONCOS Denver—The ...
    • 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 ...