From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS DENVER (AP) — Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put their plan on Colorado ballots next year. Secretary of State Wayne Williams says proponents submitted nearly 159,000 qualified signatures, about 60,000 more than required to put the measure on the ballot. COLORADO SPRINGS(AP) — Authorities say no one survived the crash ...
    • NEWS 2015 ELECTION RESULTS Glenwood Springs—The so-called “off year” election turned out to be a big year for local educators.  The 122 million dollar bond issue for the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District won handily with 57 percent of the voters saying ‘yes’ to higher property taxes while 43 percent of the voters from Glenwood Springs to ...
    • NEWS GARCO PULLS PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDS Glenwood Springs—Planned Parenthood in Glenwood Springs won’t receive any funds from Garfield County next year. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to deny the request from the Human Services Commission for 15-hundred dollars.  Commissioner Tom Jankovsky made the motion to cut funds saying he’s been getting several e-mails from the ...
    • NEWS FORT COLLINS (AP) — Authorities have charged a Fort Collins man with illegal possession of a high-capacity magazine, making use of a controversial law for the first time. Prosecutors filed the charge last week after threats were directed toward Fort Range Community College. Court records say he was arrested after a psychologist reported he was ...
    • NEWS CASTLE ROCK (AP) — A carjacker has been sentenced to 160 years in prison for leading police on a 75-mile chase Longmont last year and nearly killing a Colorado state trooper. A judge today sentenced Ryan Stone on 18 charges. The chase started when Stone stole an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside before carjacking ...
    • NEWS ELECTION BALLOTS DENVER (AP) — Secretary of State Wayne Williams is recommending that voters who haven’t mailed in their ballots yet deliver them in person instead.Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn’t deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ...
    • NEWS BANK FUND SET UP FOR RINK FAMILY FOLLOWING DEADLY CRASH New Castle—A special fund has been established for the family of Lori Rink who was killed in Monday’s early-morning crash on I-70 near New Castle. She was 44 years old.  Meanwhile, the investigation continues into what triggered the three-car accident that closed the eastbound side of ...
    • NEWS NO BANKING FOR WEED MONEY DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has received a setback from the Federal Reserve. The guardian of the U.S. banking system said in a court filing that it doesn’t intend to accept a penny connected to the sale of pot because the ...
    • NEWS WESTBOUND I-70 OPEN IN GW CANYON Glenwood Springs—Motorists are happy today as westbound I-70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened.  C-DOT closed the lanes in July for a massive maintenance project.  The eastbound side is still limited one lane until Friday. WEST SLOPE DRAWS LINE IN WATER BATTLE WITH FRONT RANGE Rifle—Close to 15-hundred western Colorado residents signed a ...
    • News GLENWOOD SPRINGS 2016 BUDGET Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs’ 2016 budget will be a hot topic at tonight’s city council meeting. The bulk of the 72.1 million dollar budget is going toward transportation-related projects including the city’s contribution to the 110 million dollar Grand Avenue Bridge.  The police department and parks and recreation will also get a large ...

    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 ...