From the KMTS News Room:

    • Donor Pledges to Pay Overtime Costs from V.P.’s Visit to Aspen (AP) – An anonymous donor has pledged to pay overtime costs of Colorado public safety personnel connected to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Aspen earlier this month. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said, that the county Republican Party had found a person who agreed to pay the overtime costs of law enforcement, public works and ...
    • Bustang Ridership is Strong; Expansions Planned FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Colorado transportation officials say ridership on the state bus service is exceeding expectations as the service marked its fourth anniversary this month. Bustang has recorded more than 238,000 riders in 2018-19, continuing to grow from the more than 102,000 riders recorded in the service’s first year. Bustang program manager Mike Timlin says the ...
    • Denver is One of Two Finalists for National Medal of Honor Museum ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Dallas area and Denver have been identified as the two finalists to become the new home for the one hundred fifty million dollar National Medal of Honor Museum. The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is expected to make a final decision by October. The museum currently is located aboard the USS ...
    • Remains of Girl Located Nearly 35 Years After Her Disappearance GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Police in northern Colorado say they’ve identified human remains found this week at an oil and gas site as those of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in 1984. Police say the remains are those of Jonelle Matthews, who disappeared after performing in a Christmas concert in Greeley on Dec. 20, 1984. Matthews was ...
    • “Moon Trees” Planted in Honor of Colorado Astronaut Dead or Lost ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago. Officials at New Mexico sites where the trees were ...
    • Colorado Approves Expansion of Hunting Access Program FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials plan to more than double the amount of state trust land that’s open to limited hunting and fishing. The state Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a multiyear expansion of the Public Access Program, aiming to increase the size from 750 square miles to about 1,560 square miles. The state ...
    • Juvenile Charged with Starting Grand Junction Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The July 4 fire burned about 9 acres near Connected Lake State Park in Grand Junction. The fire prompted evacuations of seven homes but no houses were damaged. The ...
    • State Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in La Plata, Larimer and Weld Counties DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus as of last week. Department officials say a veterinarian confirmed the state’s first ...
    • Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction
    • BLM Headquarters Moving to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government’s largest land agency to western Colorado. Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington office will move to Grand Junction. Gardner didn’t say when the headquarters would move. A Bureau ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rookies defeat the Padres SAN DIEGO (AP) – Franmil Reyes homered with two outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Reyes connected off Bryan Shaw for his 12th homer. It was only the sixth hit for San Diego. The Rockies had only three hits. Robert Stock pitched three ...
    • Longo hoping to “Kick” open doors DENVER (AP) – Adams State kicker Rebecca Longo became one of the first females to receive a partial football scholarship a season ago. This season, the 19-year-old is in the running to be the starting kicker for the Division II Grizzlies. She’s hoping to open up doors for future female football players.
    • Denver Broncos Defeat the Arizona Cardinals in the Preseason Finale GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Paxton Lynch made his case for backup quarterback – or at least staying on the Denver roster – with a near-perfect second half that led the Broncos to a 21-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the teams’ preseason finale. Lynch completed 14 of 15 passes for 128 yards and two ...
    • Local High School Sports SOCCER Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 Rifle-6 Eagle Valley-2 SOFTBALL Delta-9      Rifle-1 VOLLEYBALL Demon Invitational Glenwood Springs defeated Grand Valley 25-15, 25-19. FOOTBALL Kent Denver Sun Devils-49   Grand Valley Cardinals-6 GAMES ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Holy Family Tigers at 7 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast on the internet only at KMTS.com and on the KMTS app.  ...
    • Preseason High School Football and Volleyball this Weekend Glenwood Springs—The first volleyball match of the year will be played tonight at Glenwood Springs High School. The Demons, coming off a successful 2017 campaign, will host the Fruita Monument Wildcats tonight at 6:30. Aspen—The Glenwood Demons football team, under new Head Coach Pat Engle will put their skills to the test in a controlled scrimmage ...
    • Rockies over Braves 5-3 ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the NL East leaders, one day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami’s Jose Urena. The 20-year-old slugger failed to hit a homer, snapping his streak of five straight games going deep, and the Colorado Rockies rallied ...
    • Elway Still Considering Backup QBs ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is trying to determine if he has his backup quarterback on his roster. Paxton Lynch has flopped this summer and Chad Kelly gets his chance this weekend against the Bears. If Elway doesn’t feel Kelly is ready to win games in a pinch, he’ll go ...
    • Former Denver Nugget Returns To Former Team, Again… DALLAS (AP) – Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract. The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran. He started his career with the Mavericks in 2004, then was traded to New Jersey in February 2008. Harris returned to Dallas as ...
    • Ted Diaz Service Friday When the Rifle Bears Football team takes the field against Eagle Valley on August 31st, there will be an empty seat in Bear Stadium. Ted Diaz, who attended every home game for over 60 years passed away Monday. Born in Delta, he served in the Army during World War II and worked as a bus ...
    • Rapids Trade Forward for Midfielder COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer have acquired midfielder Kellyn Acosta from FC Dallas in exchange for forward Dominique Badji and an international roster spot. The teams will also swap first-round picks in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. The 22-year-old Acosta rose through the ranks as part of the FC ...