From the KMTS News Room:

    • Bill for State Run Health Care Moves On DENVER (AP) – Colorado's House has sent to the governor a bill to develop a state-run health insurance option. The bill directs state agencies to recommend a plan to compete with private insurance plans and those offered on Colorado's health care exchange.
    • National Monument Designated as One of the Best Places to be in the Dark JENSEN, Utah (AP) – A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world's best places to view the stars. Officials at Dinosaur National Monument say the landmark has been designated an International Dark Sky Park for its “exceptional quality of natural darkness.” The monument straddling the Utah-Colorado border is ...
    • Rocky Mountain Resources/Garfield County Meeting Tonight Glenwood Springs—Company officials operating the quarry in West Glenwood Springs are preparing to get an earful of complaints from citizens at tonight's public meeting.  Several people are expected to sign up to testify before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners regarding Rocky Mountain Resources' alleged violations of the current Special Use Permit.  The county's community ...
    • State Says More Well Inspections will Lead to Cleaner Air DACONO (AP) – The latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment show that state inspections of oil and gas sites may spur significant improvement in air quality. State health officials inspected about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic ...
    • Somber Weekend for Columbine Survivors LITTLETON (AP) – Dawn Anna, the mother of Columbine High School victim Lauren Townsend, says much has changed in 20 years, leaving those most affected by the shootings “weaker in some places, but hopefully we're stronger in most of them.” She spoke at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the shooting. The memorial ended ...
    • Garfield County Commissioners to Hold Quarry Meeting on Monday Glenwood Springs—An important public meeting about the controversial quarry expansion plans in West Glenwood Springs is being held Monday night.  The location has been moved from the Hotel Colorado to Glenwood Springs Middle School.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners will review alleged violations of the current use permit for Rocky Mountain Resources.  Public testimony ...
    • New Oil & Gas Commission Director Discusses New Law Rifle—Reasonable and necessary.  To many in the oil and gas industry in Colorado that term implies “you're about to be punished but it'll be fair.” To Jeff Robbins, the new director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, ‘reasonable and necessary' means a fresh start for a multi-billion dollar industry that has managed to ...
    • Johnatan Godes, Shelly Kaup Elected Glenwood Springs Mayor, & Mayor Pro Tem Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs City Councilman Jonathan Godes is now pounding the gavel as the new mayor.  Shelly Kaup is the Mayor Pro Tem.  After nominations and three rounds of council voting, Godes received four votes to Kaup's three. Rick Voorhees was the third nominee. Shortly after moving to the center seat, the first official action ...
    • Spring Cleanup Underway Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents will be busy for the next few weeks cleaning out some of their old junk.  The annual spring cleanup begins today and zone by zone will run through May 17th.  One pickup load per residence can be placed on the curb with non-hazardous materials only. The city will not accept paint, ...
    • Silt Mayor Headed to Washington D.C. for Conference Silt—Mr. Richel goes to Washington.  Silt Mayor Keith Richel will be in the nation's capitol this week to talk about economic development. Richel was invited to take part in an Opportunity Zone conference by Deputy Intergovernmental Affairs Director William F. Crozer.  The town of Silt received the special designation last year as an opportunity zone ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rookies defeat the Padres SAN DIEGO (AP) – Franmil Reyes homered with two outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Reyes connected off Bryan Shaw for his 12th homer. It was only the sixth hit for San Diego. The Rockies had only three hits. Robert Stock pitched three ...
    • Longo hoping to “Kick” open doors DENVER (AP) – Adams State kicker Rebecca Longo became one of the first females to receive a partial football scholarship a season ago. This season, the 19-year-old is in the running to be the starting kicker for the Division II Grizzlies. She's hoping to open up doors for future female football players.
    • Denver Broncos Defeat the Arizona Cardinals in the Preseason Finale GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Paxton Lynch made his case for backup quarterback – or at least staying on the Denver roster – with a near-perfect second half that led the Broncos to a 21-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the teams' preseason finale. Lynch completed 14 of 15 passes for 128 yards and two ...
    • Local High School Sports SOCCER Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 Rifle-6 Eagle Valley-2 SOFTBALL Delta-9      Rifle-1 VOLLEYBALL Demon Invitational Glenwood Springs defeated Grand Valley 25-15, 25-19. FOOTBALL Kent Denver Sun Devils-49   Grand Valley Cardinals-6 GAMES ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Holy Family Tigers at 7 o'clock.  The game will be broadcast on the internet only at KMTS.com and on the KMTS app.  ...
    • Preseason High School Football and Volleyball this Weekend Glenwood Springs—The first volleyball match of the year will be played tonight at Glenwood Springs High School. The Demons, coming off a successful 2017 campaign, will host the Fruita Monument Wildcats tonight at 6:30. Aspen—The Glenwood Demons football team, under new Head Coach Pat Engle will put their skills to the test in a controlled scrimmage ...
    • Rockies over Braves 5-3 ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the NL East leaders, one day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami's Jose Urena. The 20-year-old slugger failed to hit a homer, snapping his streak of five straight games going deep, and the Colorado Rockies rallied ...
    • 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 ...