From the KMTS News Room:

    • Regional Housing Needs, Assessment Study Discussed by Garfield County Commissioners Glenwood Springs—Jobs are plentiful, housing is not.  That about sums up a recent housing study and needs assessment that encompassed the region stretching from Battlement Mesa to Aspen to Western Eagle County.  David Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Denver-based Economic and Planning Systems conducted the study. He says the region is generating more demand for ...
    • Results of Regional Housing Survey to be Unveiled Glenwood Springs—There's a major shortage of housing in the tri-county region according to the results of a recent study. The findings will be presented tomorrow morning during a special work session with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The study and needs assessment was comprehensive and looked at every community from Battlement Mesa to Avon ...
    • Victims of Fiery Crash Identified Lakewood—The four people killed last week when a semi slammed into stopped traffic on eastbound I-70 near the Colorado Mills Shopping Center were all men from Colorado.  The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified them as 61 year old Doyle Harrison of Hudson, 67 year old William Bailey of Arvada, Miguel Arellano of Denver and 69 ...
    • Regional Battles Over Greater Sage Grouse Las Vegas, NV—The federal government's plan to drill for oil and gas in a remote section of northeast Nevada may be challenged in court by conservationists who claim it will harm the habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  The Center for Biological Diversity is threatening a lawsuit if the plan gets the green light from ...
    • Colorado Reinsurance Bill in Trouble DENVER (AP) – Colorado Senators Bob Rankin and Kerry Donovan are working frantically on a bill to cut rural health insurance premiums by having the state help private insurers. But the reinsurance bill has been drastically changed. The reinsurance bill faces tough odds with the session scheduled to end May 3. If it passes the ...
    • Former Colorado University Football Coach Going to Jail BOULDER (AP) – A former assistant football coach for the University of Colorado has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.  Joe Tumpkin was sentenced in Broomfield District Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor assault. Tumpkin and his attorneys declined to comment following the sentencing hearing ...
    • Potential Legal Battles Loom Over Oil & Gas Bill DENVER (AP) – Opponents of a new Colorado oil and gas law that puts public safety ahead of production are dropping an attempt to overturn it this year. They said Thursday that they may try in 2020. They had planned to ask voters this November to repeal and replace the law, but the Colorado secretary ...
    • Horrific, Fiery Crash Closes I-70 in West Denver LAKEWOOD (AP) – A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said today  there's no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in Thursday's crash on Interstate 70. He said investigators are looking at ...
    • Mesa County Man may get a New Trial GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Prosecutors in Mesa County plan to appeal a ruling overturning the conviction of a man found guilty in the bludgeoning deaths of a woman and her daughter in 1996.  Verle Mangum, was 17 at the time of the killings in Clifton. District Court Judge James Boyd ruled that Mangum should get ...
    • Magazine Capacity is in the State Supreme Court Again DENVER (AP) – Colorado's highest court is set to decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person's state constitutional right to bear arms. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday that it would hear the case, which stems from a 2016 lawsuit by ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o'clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven't been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...
    • CU Renews an Old Rivalry This Weekend LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they're excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former ...
    • CSU Rams look for their first win of the Season. FORT COLLINS—The CSU Rams' quest to capture their first win of the season will be a tall task tomorrow night.  The Rams welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Canvas Stadium as an underdog.  Kick off from Fort Collins is set for 5:30.
    • Denver Broncos Host the Seattle Seahowks ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller and Russell Wilson are big fans of one another. But the two stars aren't exactly thrilled about facing each other in the season opener this weekend. Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Denver to face Miller and the Broncos' improved pass rush.   Catch the Broncos season opener this Sunday from ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: TIGERS’ ARIEL SHOW DOWNS DEMONS IN OPENER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (8/31/18) — The venue was Stubler Memorial Stadium and not the OK corral, but Holy Family’s Calahan Carter did a fairly accurate Wyatt Earp impression as the Tigers won a 57-35 shootout in the debut of Glenwood Springs’ new head football coach, Pat Engle. The Demons set the evening’s tone with an opening, ...
    • Kickoff Delayed! START OF HOLY FAMILY at GLENWOOD SPRINGS FOOTBALL GAME DELAYED Glenwood Springs—Tonight's high school football game between the Glenwood Demons and the visiting Holy Family Tigers has been delayed by at least one hour due to the Tigers' team bus breaking down in Dillon.  According to Glenwood Athletic Director Craig Denney, instead of a 7 o'clock ...
    • Rocky Mountain Showdown Renews Rivalry DENVER (AP) – Colorado is going for its fourth straight win over Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at the home of the Denver Broncos. Friday's game will be the season opener for the Buffaloes and the second game of the year for the Rams. Colorado State was beaten by Hawaii last weekend.
    • Former Bronco Retires SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is retiring from the NFL after 12 years. Dumervil says he wants to spend more time with his family and real estate business. Dumervil finished his career with 105 1/2 sacks. That ranks fourth in the NFL since he entered the league, trailing only DeMarcus Ware, ...
    • In the AFC West, the More Things Change… The more they stay the same… DENVER (AP) – Some old and some new in the AFC West.  Jon Gruden is back in Oakland. Philip Rivers is ready to lead a Chargers comeback.  The Chiefs turn their dynamic offense over to Patrick Mahomes II.  Von Miller is re-energized by the addition of a new pass rush ...