From the KMTS News Room:

    • Perry Will Selected for Vacant House Seat Perry Will Selected for Vacant House SeatMeeker—After 40 years dealing with the great outdoors and wild animals, the man with the familiar Fu Manchu will try his hand at politics. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Perry Will was selected by a special Republican vacancy committee yesterday in Meeker to replace Bob Rankin as the State Representative in District 57.  Rankin, ...
    • Snow Day for Local Schools The following districts/schools have declared a snow day today (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) due to weather concerns: Aspen School District Blue Lake Preschool Roaring Fork School District (Glenwood, Basalt, Carbondale) Ross Montessori School St. Stephen Catholic School We will update this list throughout the morning if necessary.
    • I-70 Glenwood Canyon Closure I-70 Glenwood Canyon Closure 2/5/2019 9:35 PM UPDATE: One lane opened westbound through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 9:00 tonight. Both lanes eastbound reopened earlier tonight. 2/5/2019 10:15AM UPDATE: One lane of eastbound I-70 is expected to open before 11:00 this morning, but westbound I-70 will remain closed indefinitely. All lanes will be closed again this afternoon to allow transportation of ...
    • Boulder Police Close Investigation due to Test Equipment Interference BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Police have closed their investigation into whether several female students at the University of Colorado were drugged at parties because of a problem with blood samples taken from some of the alleged victims. Blood samples were taken from three of the six women who believed they were drugged on Oct. 17 ...
    • Dog Survives on it's Own for Three Months DENVER (AP) – A Colorado dog is back home after surviving in and around a mountain town for over three months.  Prince escaped after owner Kari Yarbrough of Colorado Springs was in a car crash near Buena Vista on Oct. 22 and she was taken to jail failing to appear at court hearing. She searched ...
    • Aggressive Mountain Lions have been Caught (AP) – Wildlife officials have trapped and killed five mountain lions near Glenwood Springs after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials trapped and killed the mountain lions last month.  Area wildlife manager Perry Will says four of the animals were believed to be a mother and her grown kittens. ...
    • Water Managers Working to Complete Drought Plan Flagstaff, AZ—Water managers in Arizona and California say they're confident they'll get the work done needed to complete a drought plan. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Friday that the two states missed a federal deadline to finish the plan to combat a shrinking supply of Colorado River water. Arizona passed legislation Thursday approving the authorization of ...
    • Governor says Full Day Kindergarten will not be Temporary DENVER (AP) – Gov. Jared Polis says he's confident the state can ensure full-day kindergarten funding in the years ahead. Polis told the Joint Education Committee on Wednesday that saving reserve funds for schools, higher local property taxes and dedicated work by legislators will ensure that instituting full-day funding won't be a temporary experiment.
    • Craig's Christmas Eve Fire Appears to have been Started by the Fire's Victim CRAIG (AP) – Authorities believe a Colorado boy who died in a Christmas Eve fire at his house likely sparked the blaze himself.  Police Capt. Bill Leonard says materials found in the bedroom of 3-year-old Lane Ernest Cullen in Craig suggest he had been playing with fire.  He said the case is being sent to ...
    • Colorado Income Tax Reduction has been Rejected DENVER (AP) – Senate Democrats have rejected a GOP proposal to reduce Colorado's individual and corporate income tax rate. The proposal, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Rep. Rod Pelton, had won initial support in a tweet from Colorado's new Democratic governor, Jared Polis.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Tuesday Loss Means Wednesday Game 7 for Colorado River Valley Little League Team The Colorado River Valley Little League Team lost 8 – 2 to Academy last night, but can still bring home a State Championship trophy if they win game 7 at 6:00 Tonight.
    • Season Success for Local Little League Teams Season Success for Local Little League TeamsThe Three Rivers Juniors Division Little League team won the state championship last night. They will take on Texas East Friday night in the first round of the Southwest Regional Tournament in Grand Junction. Meanwhile, the Colorado River Valley Little League Team could also become state champions if they beat Academy tonight at 6:00.
    • Glenwood & Rifle Lady Golfers Bring Home The Hardware From The State Tournament Colorado Springs/Pueblo—The 2018 high school girls' golf season will be one to remember fondly.  The Glenwood Demons brought home an impressive 2nd place plaque to add to the school's trophy case.  The Demons were led by Lauren Murphy's plus 22, two-day score and third place individual finish.  Glenwood's four stroke lead after day one slipped ...
    • Rockies Lose To Dodgers Los Angeles, CA— Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Yasiel Puig followed with a solo shot, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Dodgers' five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just 9-14.  The Rockies close ...