From the KMTS News Room:

    • News SMOKE AND HAZE TO LINGER IN COLORADO Undated—We may not see Colorado’s clear, blue skies until October according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.  Smoke from the horrific wildfires in the the northwest that has created a persistent gray haze from Grand Junction to Fort Collins is expected to hang around until the ...
    • News SMOKE FROM NW FIRES SPREADS, PROMPTS FRONT RANGE HEALTH WARNINGS Glenwood Springs—A health advisory has been expanded to the front range due to the smoke from the wildfires in the northwest.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says people with respiratory problems or a heart condition to remain indoors if the smoke gets heavy.  ...
    • News . GREATER SAGE GROUSE GRANT AWARDED TO NEVADA Reno, Nevada—A 2 million dollar grant to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the endangered or threatened species list has been awarded to Nevada by the Pentagon.  The money will help pay for habitat restoration under thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace.  Nevada Governor ...
    • News RIFLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE’S FORUM TONIGHT Rifle—Seven candidates are vying for five open seats on the Rifle City Council.  Tonight, citizens will have the chance to learn more about those running for office and where they stand on various issues.  The candidates are Theresa Hamilton, Dana Wood, Annick Pruett, Aaron Flesch, Brent Buss, Joe Elliot and ...
    • News WASHINGTON (AP) – The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. The inspector general’s office said the investigation also will focus on the EPA’s response to the Aug. 5 spill from the defunct ...
    • News ANIMAS RIVER SPILL DURANGO The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says significant progress is being made as water quality appears to be improving in a major Southwest river system that was contaminated by millions of gallons of toxic mine sludge. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday that the latest testing results show improvements ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS BIKE MYSTERY Glenwood Springs—If your bicycle was stolen recently, the Glenwood Springs police department may have it.  20 bikes have been left around town in the last month but according to the Glenwood Springs Police Department, no thefts have been reported. Police Chief Terry Wilson says the department is trying to return the bikes ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS –Officials with the White River National Forest trying to deal with overcrowding at Hanging Lake by enforcing regulations while ensuring visitors still have good time. Forest Service spokesman Bill Kight says 80,000 people have made the hike to the lake already this year, up from 50,000 for the same period in 2014. Efforts ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two people were injured when their car crashed into a cow on Highway 82 near the Catherine Store intersection. The Colorado State Patrol says the car hit the cow about half  hour before sunrise Tuesday. The cow was killed. Investigators say the 51-year-old driver from Basalt and a ...
    • Death Sentence Still on the Table for James Holmes CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes. Jurors said Monday that Holmes’ lawyers haven’t presented a strong enough case to ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Broncos Welcome New Running Backs DENVER (AP) – Veteran running back Willis McGahee has signed with the Denver Broncos. The 29-year-old McGahee figures to complement incumbent starter Knowshon Moreno with his powerful style. New coach John Fox wants to lean heavily on the running game after the Broncos were pass-heavy in 2010 under Josh McDaniels. The 6-foot, 235-pound McGahee spent four seasons ...
    • 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 ...