From the KMTS News Room:

    • Melissa Miller Promoted to The Gathering Center Director Carbondale, Colorado 7/29/2014 Long-time local, Melissa Miller, has been promoted to Director of The Gathering Center at The Orchard. She will be taking over as Scott Robinson leaves after five years of working with groups, planners and families throughout the valley to coordinate their special events.  He will be taking time to spend more time with ...
    • Flash Flood Watch in Effect Through the Night Weather systems are combining to draw moisture into Colorado, raising the risk of flooding in much of the state. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for nearly the whole state this afternoon and tonight. High and low pressure systems combined with typical summer monsoon moisture could cause 2 to 3 inches of ...
    • Call for Nominations-2014 Jackie Morales Distinguished Awards for Community Service The 2014 Jackie Morales Distinguished Awards for Community Service will be presented during the Twelfth Annual Festival las Americas, Sunday, August 24th, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. The awards are given to four local individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication Morales demonstrated toward the well-being and care of the Latino community. Her inspiration and ...
    • Mudslide Closes Midland Avenue in Glenwood UPDATE:  The 8th Street bridge and the 27th Street bridge are open, however Midland Avenue remains closed at the location of the mudslide. A mudslide caused by heavy rain this afternoon has forced authorities to close Midland Avenue in Glenwood north of 27th Street.  There is no estimated time when the road will reopen.
    • New Fire Burning in Northwestern Colorado CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters are working to protect ranches and oil and gas facilities from the latest wildfire burning in northwestern Colorado. The 300-acre Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions near a small ranching community of the same name. It’s burning just south of U.S. Highway 40 in grass, sage, pinion and juniper, ...
    • Bear That Attacked Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Will be Euthenized ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – State wildlife officers plan to set a trap in the Aspen alley where a bear swiped at an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. The bear injured the abdomen and leg of Erin Smiddy early Sunday morning. She had to get stitches but Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras says the attack could have been ...
    • Glenwood Woman with Broken Arm Rescued from Crown Mountain Around 10:30 Thursday morning, Pitkin County authorities received a phone call from a woman who indicated she had broken her arm in several places while motorcycling on Crown Mountain near Basalt.  According to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, ten emergency responders from Mountain Rescue Aspen, Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s ...
    • Wildfire Burning and Growing near Maybell CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 5,000 acres in northwestern Colorado. Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and made significant runs through sagebrush and grassland. Three people were forced to leave the ...
    • Plane Skids off the Runway in Aspen Authorities are investigating after a private jet skidded and spun off the runway while landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. County spokeswoman Pat Bingham says the Galaxy G200 spun off the runway at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Three people – two pilots and a passenger – were aboard the plane, but no injuries were reported. Bingham says ...
    • Chris Christie in Aspen Tonight DENVER (AP) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state’s GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA), which Christie chairs. Afterward, he’ll ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Padres Beat Rockies 8-3 SAN DIEGO (AP) – Jesus Guzman drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, as the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Guzman’s single off Matt Belisle came on a day when San Diego dealt with the distraction of two ...
    • Avalanche Draft Picks DENVER (AP) – First-round picks Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens have signed three-year deals with the Colorado Avalanche. Landeskog was the second overall selection in the June draft, while Siemens was taken at No. 11. They are both scheduled to participate in the Avalanche’s training camp this fall. The 18-year-old Landeskog played last season for the Kitchener ...
    • Broncos Agree to Terms With Draft Pick Miller ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with linebacker VonMiller, the second overall selection in the NFL draft. Miller’s agent and the Broncos put the finishing touches on a four-year deal worth about $21 million in between workouts Thursday. Football chief John Elway tweeted, “We have agreed to terms with our 1st round ...
    • Rockies 3, Dodgers 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Aaron Cook outpitched Hiroki Kuroda with seven scoreless innings, Troy Tulowitzki had a pair of RBI singles among his three hits, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Cook (2-5) scattered six hits, struck out two and walked two in his ...
    • Orton is a Bronco for now ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Kyle Orton’s still a member of the Denver Broncos. For how long is anybody’s guess. The Broncos are shopping around to see if they can find a trade partner, and the Miami Dolphins might prove the best fit. Orton is due $8.29 million this season and doesn’t want to be a backup in ...
    • Tebow Back to Work ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Eager to get back to work, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has arrived early at team headquarters. With the lockout lifted, Tebow was one of the first players to report for voluntary workouts Tuesday, driving through the gates at 7:40 a.m. This soon could be Tebow’s team, especially with rumors swirling that ...
    • Rockies’ Giambi on the 15 Day DL LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Colorado Rockies placed five-time All-Star Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his left quad running to first base in a loss to the Dodgers. This is the fifth time the 17-year veteran has been on the disabled list and the first since 2009 with ...
    • Kershaw Frustrates Rockies in 3-2 Win LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clayton Kershaw outpitched Jhoulys Chacin with 6 gritty innings to win his fourth straight start, Matt Kemp drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Kershaw (12-4) threw a career-high 125 pitches in his 105th big league start, ...
    • Rockies Lose to Braves DENVER (AP) – Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each homered and had two hits and the Atlanta Braves overcame a shaky start by Tommy Hanson to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 Thursday. Brooks Conrad homered and Nate McLouth had two hits for Atlanta, which earned a split of the four-game series. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for ...
    • Buffs First Season in the PAC-12 Will be a Tough One ERIE, Colo. (AP) – Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn has assembled one of the most demanding schedules in the country. He doesn’t plan on doing that again anytime soon. Sure, Bohn believes first-year coach Jon Embree and his players can handle what many publications are calling the toughest slate of games in college football. But to build ...