From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...
    • NEWS GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
    • Weather Related Closing School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff. CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
    • Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power.  The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem. More information:  https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
    • NEWS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical.  Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities.  The biggest obstacle is funding.  Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center. Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
    • NEWS GARCO, BLM NEEDING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL DRILLING PLANS Glenwood Springs—Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment on a couple of oil and gas-related issues in Garfield County.  Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement analyzing 65 existing oil and gas leases in the ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE POT SHOP ROBBERY CARBONDALE. (AP) — Police arrested four young men accused of robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop as employees unlocked the door.The men were arrested after a manhunt by Carbondale police, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Glenwood Springs Police Department.Police say two of the men went inside Sweet Leaf Pioneer ...
    • SPORTS AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalDallas19Washington16 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalCharlotte104Detroit84 FinalSan Antonio119Philadelphia68 FinalDallas104New York97 FinalToronto102L-A Lakers93 FinalWashington114Miami103 FinalBoston111New Orleans93 FinalL-A Clippers110Minnesota106 FinalPhoenix103Chicago101 FinalMilwaukee90Portland88 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalNashville3Boston2 Final OTColorado2Minnesota1 FinalVancouver5Buffalo2 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final( 4) Iowa St.84Buffalo63 Final( 7) Oklahoma78( 9) Villanova55 Final(11) Purdue80IUPUI53 Final(18) Butler93VMI66 Final(24) ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 5TH Glenwood Springs–Once again, there’s a statewide shortage of men and women willing to wear the pinstripes. If you’d like to referee football games this fall on the Western Slope, the Three Rivers High School Football Association will train you. Call Dan Chicoine a call at 948-3258 for ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 3RD DENVER (AP) – Kyle Kendrick tossed eight sparkling innings, Ryan Howard homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Tuesday night. Hunter Pence doubled twice and Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each singled and scored a run for the Phillies, who have won five straight. Kendrick (6-5) yielded four hits, struck out a career-high seven and walked two ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Shane Victorino homered to lead off the 10th as the Philadelphia Phillies overtook the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth win in a row. Down to their last out and trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Phillies rallied against Rockies ...
    • Jimenez Trade Final CLEVELAND (AP) – Ubaldo Jimenez has passed his physical, completing a trade that sends him from the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians. The surprising Indians announced during Sunday’s game against Kansas City that the deal was done. They hope Jimenez will anchor their rotation as they try to overtake first-place Detroit in the American League ...
    • 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 ...