From the KMTS News Room:

    • Sutey Land Exchange to be Finalized Tomorrow The long-awaited Sutey land exchange will take place tomorrow when the final documents are signed. David Boyd with the Bureau of Land Management says this exchange will have a positive impact on lands in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties. The Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale encompasses 557 acres while the Haines parcel south of Carbondale ...
    • NEWS BLM EVALUATING O AND G PLANS FOR WESTERN GARCO Silt—Nearly 30,000 acres of federal mineral leases will be auctioned off in western Colorado this year by the Bureau of Land Management.  The BLM is looking for public feedback on the plan to offer 28 parcels.  It includes over 7,200 acres in Garfield County and more than ...
    • NEWS OPEN RECORDS BILL POSTPONED Denver—A bill that would digitize Colorado’s public records was postponed today.  Grand Junction Republican Senator Ray Scott chairs the Senate, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and says no new hearing date has been set.  The bill, sponsored by Democrat Senator John Kefalas would update CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act and make ...
    • NEWS SUPER BOWL DUI BLITZ STATEWIDE—Colorado law enforcement agencies are calling for an all out blitz on drunk and stoned drivers this Super Bowl weekend.  Even though the Broncos aren’t in the big game, it has grown into an unofficial national holiday of sorts as tons of snack foods are consumed and a lot of booze.  Starting ...
    • NEWS RIFLE POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN RIFLE—Thomas Klein has been on the job for a couple of weeks but last night he was sworn in as Rifle’s new police chief by Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Clifton.  With 24 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Chief Klein comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where he most recently served ...
    • NEWS LOCAL TRAVELING CHALLENGES GLENWOOD SPRINGS—There will be occasional, one lane closures both northbound and southbound on the Grand Avenue Bridge during the month of February.  C-DOT says the closures are necessary so crews can access construction on the traffic bridge walls downtown.  Also, 2017 is the “year of the bridge” that everyone is bracing for.  Sometime ...
    • NEWS MUMPS ON THE RISE IN COLORADO Denver—Are your cheeks puffy?  Are your salivary glands swollen?  It could be the mumps.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says so far this year, 14 cases have been reported compared to 17 all of last year.  Disease Control Division Director Rachel Herlihy says 11 cases of mumps ...
    • Mesa County Officers Disciplined Following Mistaken Drug Raid GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say officers who mistakenly raided a home didn’t follow protocol or pay attention to red flags that could have prevented the September incident involving an innocent family. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that Grand Junction police acted on a tip when they plowed through the door and ...
    • Denver Groups Voice Opposition to Executive Orders DENVER (AP) – Denver schools and the state’s largest teacher’s union are voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. In a statement Thursday, the school district, the Colorado Education Association as well as the Denver teacher’s union and a group that works with families of students, Padres & Jovenes Unidos called immigrant and ...
    • Northern Colorado Oil Well Blowout Friday DENVER (AP) – Officials say an oil well that blew out of control in northern Colorado sprayed at least 28,000 gallons of oil, gas and drilling waste water onto surrounding land. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has been redirecting the fluids into permanent production equipment since Friday’s blowout, which temporarily closed two roads. Colorado natural resources spokesman Todd Hartman ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, May 20th ROCKIES WIN, TAKE SERIES FROM GIANTS DENVER (AP) – Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday. Dexter Fowler tied a career high with four ...
    • Sports, May 17th CHSAA STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET Lakewood—The Colorado Track and Field State Championship meet continues today and tomorrow at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.  KMTS will be on hand for live updates until the final event Saturday afternoon. ROCKIES LOSE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies blew a 6-run lead on their way to an 8-6 loss to the San ...
    • Sports, May 16th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans’ amazing season came to a disappointing end yesterday on their home field in a 2-0 loss to the Kent Denver Sun Devils.  Coal Ridge was frustrated all game long by Kent Denver’s tough defense and opportunistic offense led by Senior Midfielder Havana McElvaine.  McElvaine scored both ...
    • Sports, May 15th TITANS AND SUN DEVILS BATTLE FOR FINAL FOUR BERTH Peach Valley—For the second time in three years the Coal Ridge Lady Titans soccer team will play in an Elite 8 game. This is the first time ever though that they’ve hosted a quarterfinal game. Coal Ridge will take on Kent Denver at 4 o’clock this afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 14th CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN—ROCKIES LOSE CHICAGO (AP) – Travis Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs came within two outs of their first shutout since last August in a 9-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.  Alfonso Soriano homered for Chicago, which has won three straight for the second time this ...
    • Sports, May 13th   HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER COAL RIDGE LADY TITANS LOOK TO ADVANCE TO FINAL 4 Peach Valley—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans hope to earn their first trip to the Final Four in the Colorado State 3A Soccer Tournament.  Coal Ridge beat Faith Christian last Saturday 4 to nothing and will host the Kent Denver Sun Devils this Wednesday afternoon ...
    • Sports, May 10th UNDATED (AP) – After taking a day off, the NBA resumes play this evening with two games. In Chicago the Bulls and Heat square off in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round series. They split the first two games in Miami, with Chicago taking the opening contest.  Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng) returned to the Bulls’ ...
    • Sports, May 9th YANKEES-ROCKIES Boesch lifts Yankees to 3-2 win over Rockies DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday ...
    • Sports, May 8th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF / REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Carbondale—Taylor Walters of the Rifle Lady Bears collected another impressive piece of hardware for her trophy case…her second straight 4A Regional championship.  Walters’ 2-over 74 at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale was good enough for the state crown and good enough to lead Rifle to a second place finish ...
    • Sports, May 7th TODD HELTON SENTENCED FOR DUI DENVER (AP) – Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired.   Helton entered his plea today in an Adams County courtroom in Brighton.Helton was arrested Feb. 6 in Thornton, another suburb. Police ...