From the KMTS News Room:

    • Denver Dismisses Curfew Violation Charges Against Protesters
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver City Attorney’s Office has dismissed 320 cases involving people who were arrested for violating a curfew during the height of protests over the death of George Floyd. The office says the city will contact those who were charged and offer them a chance to participate in a forum with the ...
    • Colorado House Approves Bill to Increase Low Vaccination Rates
      DENVER (AP) – After hours of contentious debate and objections by Republicans, Colorado’s Democrat-led House approved a bill designed to lift child vaccination rates that are among the lowest in the nation.  Today, the Senate will vote on an amended version that allows those who oppose vaccinations to try to put a repeal measure on ...
    • Many Cannabis Users Believe Driving Under Influence is Safe
      DENVER (AP) – A survey of Coloradans who use marijuana daily found many believe driving under the influence of the substance is safe. The Colorado Department of Transportation conducted the survey of 18,000 residents from 2017 to 2019. The department wants to build a public awareness campaign about the dangers of driving under the influence ...
    • Denver Broncos Take a Break from Football to Talk About Demonstrations
      (AP) – The Denver Broncos took a break from their usual videoconference football sessions Tuesday to talk about the nationwide demonstrations that were sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Team president Joe Ellis told players the team supports their efforts to fight racial injustice. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated ...
    • Rescue Personnel Searching for Lost Tuber on Colorado River
      DENVER (AP) – Rescue crews are searching for a man who was reported missing after he was last seen on an inner tube on the Colorado River. A man in his 30s was seen near Radium in Grand County around 2 p.m. Sunday. People in the area contacted the Grand County Communication Center about a ...
    • Colorado Supreme Court Rules that Child Abuse Laws Can Not be Applied in the Womb
      DENVER, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled anyone injuring an unborn baby cannot be prosecuted for child abuse. The court’s 4-3 ruling is binding even if the infant is born and survives an in utero attack with lifelong injuries. The majority of justices found the state’s child abuse law is unclear whether ...
    • Former Gov. Hickenlooper Tries to Quash Ethics Subpoena
      DENVER (AP) – Former Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Senate campaign is asking a court to quash a subpoena requiring him to testify during tomorrow’s virtual meeting of the Ethics Commission. Hickenlooper’s campaign says the former governor is happy to testify in-person, but testifying online would violate his due process rights. The hearing involves a complaint filed ...
    • Polis: Colorado adds Hundreds of Coronavirus Contact Tracers
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado is adding more than 800 contact tracers to the state’s coronavirus response to quickly identify virus outbreaks as it gradually reopens its economy. Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency dedicated to enlisting people in public service, will supply AmeriCorps and Senior ...
    • Denver Police Officer Fired for “Let’s start a riot” Post
      DENVER (AP) – A Denver police officer has been fired for posting a photo of himself and two other officers in tactical gear with the caption “Let’s start a riot” in the middle of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd. Officer Thomas McClay was terminated Tuesday, just a day after an investigation was launched. ...
    • Many Garfield County Fair Events Canceled
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Due to the risks involved with COVID-19 and large crowds, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion made by Tom Jankovsky to call off bull riding, professional rodeo, the demolition derby, the monster truck rally, the carnival, and the Friday night concert at this year’s Garfield County Fair. Some events will be ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Giants Sweep Rockies
      DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt’s homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2
      DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team’s website, Bowlen’s family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win
      RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced
      (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASEBALL: GLENWOOD & RIFLE FALL IN LENGTHY FIRST ROUND GAMES
      THORNTON (5/17/19) – First, there were no umpires, then there were lightning delays, so Rifle’s first-round 4A state playoff game, which was to begin at 10 a.m. at Skyview High School, finally ended three-and-a-half hours later with the 8th-seeded Bears falling to the top-seeded Wolverines, 7-3. Arriving for their scheduled 12:30 game, the 5th-seeded Glenwood Springs ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS, TO SET UP DEVIL-DEMON SHOWDOWN
      WEST GLENWOOD (5/11/19) – With a doubleheader sweep over Steamboat Springs, the Glenwood Demons are in position to clinch second place in the Western Slope League by defeating Eagle Valley in the regular season finale on Monday. Wheatley Nieslanik dominated the Sailors in the opening game, limiting them to three hits, two unearned runs, and striking ...
    • Rapids Loose Midfielder to Kansas City
      KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Sporting Kansas City has acquired veteran midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the Colorado Rapids. In exchange, Colorado gets 22-year-old defender Abdul Rwatubyaye and an undisclosed draft pick. The 34-year-old Feilhaber joined Sporting KC in 2013 and helped lead the club to the MLS Cup title. He wound up scoring 32 goals ...
    • Florida vs. Colorado in 2028
      GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) –  The Gators and the Buffalos will meet for the first time ever in 2028, unless they meet in a playoff or bowl game.  Florida and Colorado have scheduled a home-and-home series beginning in 2028. The first game will take place Sept. 9, 2028 in Gainesville, with the Gators traveling to Boulder, ...
    • Rockies Starter has to Wait to Regain Form After Game gets Postponed
      DENVER (AP) – On the eve of his next start, Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was looking to regain his past form. Freeland was slated to start for Colorado on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants after coming off a tough outing last Saturday in which he went six innings against Arizona. Rain forced the postponement ...