From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GAS ROYALTIES MAY BE RETURNED TO WESTERN SLOPE Grand Junction / Washington, D.C.—Millions of dollars in gas royalties will be coming back to Western Colorado if Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner get their way. Colorado's U.S. Senators may be on opposite sides of the aisle, but they're on the same page over this issue. ...
    • NEWS SECOND MVD ASSAULT VICTIM Glenwood Springs–The former Mountain Valley Developmental Services caretaker accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman last month in a Glenwood Springs group home, is suspected in at least one other assault. 54 year old Jose Ignacio Echevarria remains behind bars and despite the serious charges, his bond has been reduced from ...
    • NEWS TWO DAY CLOSURE OF HANGING LAKE TRAIL Glenwood Springs—The Hanging Lake Trail will close tomorrow and Thursday while crews do some work on the popular path. This week, crews with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District will replace a foundation to one of the railing posts below the staircase climb. Exit 125 will also be closed by ...
    • NEWS VERDICT HANDED DOWN IN THEATER MASSACRE CIVIL SUIT CENTENNIAL(AP) – The Latest on a lawsuit against the owner of a Colorado movie theater where 12 were killed (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A jury has found the owner of a Colorado movie theater is not liable for a 2012 shooting that left 12 ...
    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SENDS LETTER TO BLM OVER NEW LAND USE REGS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County simply wanted an explanation from the Bureau of Land Management on the new Planning 2.0 land use regulations. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says no one at the local or state offices could provide answers. That's a big reason the county sent ...
    • Prescribed Burn Today Northeast of Aspen Federal fire officials are conducting a prescribed burn today Northeast of Aspen in the Hunter Creek Area. Smoke may be visible throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and maybe even beyond. Pictures below are courtesy of the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit.
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY SUING FEDS OVER SAGE GROUSE RULES BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Representatives of the oil and gas industry say they are suing the Obama administration over drilling restrictions meant to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states. The Western Energy Alliance and North Dakota Petroleum Council said Thursday that local ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Soon, U.S. adult citizens who live outside Colorado can become owners or investors in medical and recreational marijuana operations in-state. The Senate unanimously passed a bill that allows non-Coloradans to invest in the pot industry starting in 2017. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge is set to rule on the mental state ...
    • NEWS OGDEN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN BABY'S DEATH Glenwood Springs—The Parachute man accused of murdering his month-old daughter last June says he's not guilty. 29 year old Matthew Ogden entered his plea Monday in Garfield County District Court. According to statements from Ogden's wife, Phyllis Wyatt, she was awakened that night by pounding noises in the next ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD CONSIDERS MINI-ROUNDABOUT Glenwood Springs—A mini-roundabout is being considered at the busy intersection of 27th and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. SGM Design Engineer Lee Barger went before the city council Thursday night to explain how a smaller roundabout could keep traffic flowing smoothly in both directions, especially during peak travel times. Barger says ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JUNE 8TH BOSTON (AP) – After losing Game 5 at home, the Heat went to Boston and clobbered the Celtics 98-79 to force a decisive seventh game in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals tomorrow night in Miami. LeBron James came up huge, with 45 points and 15 rebounds. PARIS (AP) – Second-seeded Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') and sixth-seeded David Ferrer (feh-REHR') are ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 7TH Carbondale–A summer full of buckin' broncos and barrel racing gets underway tonight at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. The gates open at 5:30 with slack at 6:30 and the Grand Entry at 7:30. Phoenix, AZ–The Rockies lost to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix last night, 6 to 1. The Rockies come home to ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 6TH MLB Phoenix–The Colorado Rockies were pummeled by the Arizona Diamondbacks last night in Phoenix 10 to nothing. D-Backs' right hander Ian Kennedy struck out a career high 12 batters. Tonight, Josh Outman will be on the hill for the Rockies against Arizona's Wade Miley. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Ryan Warner ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 5TH PHOENIX (AP) – Colorado rookie Christian Friedrich pitched four-hit ball for seven innings in the best outing of his young career and the Rockies won for the seventh time in eight games, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out four and walked two, both in the first inning, to improve to 4-1 in six ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 4TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Peyton Manning showed excellent arm strength while airing it out Monday as the Denver Broncos worked on deep throws. The league's only four-time MVP is returning from a nerve injury that caused weakness in his throwing arm, forced him to sit out last season and led to his release from the Indianapolis Colts. In the ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 1ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–Michaela Mansfield was named the Player of the Year in the Western Slope 4A. Glenwood Head Coach Steve White was named the Coach of the Year. In 3A, Aspen Skiers' Junior Sally McGuren was voted the 2012 Player of the Year while ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 30TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The best high school baseball players on the western slope got to display their skills one more time last night in Rifle at the All-Star game. The 3A Western Slope All Stars beat the 4A team 11 to 2. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies had yesterday off after Monday's doubleheader sweep over the Houston ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 29TH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–Tonight, the best 3A and 4A baseball players on the Western Slope will play one final game. The Western Slope All Star game at Cooper Field in Rifle will begin at 6:30. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons football team will hold spring practice this week in preparation for summer camps and ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 25TH CINCINNATI (AP) – The Rockies put catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hand that has bothered him for several days and made it difficult to grip a bat tightly. Colorado called up catcher Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his spot. They also transferred infielder Hector Gomez from the 15-day disabled ...
    • SPORTS, MAY 24TH MIAMI (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) homered and drove in four runs to help Alex White earn his first victory this year, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a six-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the Miami Marlins 8-4. White (1-3) had lost six consecutive starts since September. He gave up four runs in six innings. The Rockies, who blew early leads ...