From the KMTS News Room:

    • Scammers Get Over a Million by Posing as Construction Company ERIE, Colo. (AP) – Officials in Colorado have reported the town of Erie fell victim to financial fraud after sending more than $1 million to scammers posing as the construction company that built a new bridge connecting town. The town administrator confirmed the incident Monday, saying someone filled out an electronic form asking for the ...
    • Numerous Vehicle Break-Ins Reported Following similar warnings from other law enforcement agencies, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be extra vigilant, following a number of vehicle break-ins over the last several weeks. Public Information Deputy, Walt Stowe, says while a majority of break-ins have occurred between Rifle and Parachute, residents from Basalt to Parachute have ...
    • NORAD Continues a 64 Year Old Tradition PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE (AP) – Christmas Eve is here, and that means millions around the globe are watching Santa’s journey in real time. NORAD Tracks Santa is back, this time with updated technology and mobile apps for real-time updates on Ol’ Saint Nick’s progress. For the young and young-at-heart, you can still call 1-877-HI-NORAD ...
    • The Holiday Spirit is Alive & Well in Fort Collins FORT COLLINS (AP) – The staff of a Colorado restaurant received a joyful bit of Shock and Claus when patrons left a holiday card with a cash tip of $1,100. A group of 11 men left the card and money at Butters AM Eatery in Fort Collins. Breakfast coordinator Tom Schachet says the large tip ...
    • Major Fire in Silverton Causes Service Interruptions & Taxes the Town’s Water Supply SILVERTON (AP) – A fire that destroyed a historic building in a small mountain town in southwestern Colorado over the weekend led to power, internet and cellphone outages and used more than half of the town’s stored water. The fire that started Saturday night in Silverton took nearly 17 hours to extinguish in sub-freezing temperatures ...
    • Man Sought on Multiple Charges in the Four Corners Area FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO (AP) – Authorities are seeking a New Mexico man charged with stealing equipment from a natural gas well site. Authorities are looking for 36 year old James Jolly for stealing a stainless-steel chemical injection tank worth about $9,500 from a natural gas well site in the Four Corner region. Jolly is also ...
    • Ski Company Competition Increases ASPEN (AP) – As competition among ski companies heats up, information about what they pay to use public land is diminishing. The U.S. Forest Service reversed its policy on releasing permit fees paid by individual ski areas after Vail Resorts objected. Vail and others in the industry argue that the fees they pay are trade ...
    • Air Quality Commission Adopts Statewide Standards Denver—Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission adopted sweeping changes to permitting and emission controls requirements for oil and gas drilling across the state.  Officials with the AQCC say the regulations will require more frequent inspections for leaks for rigs near homes, schools and other public facilities.  It also calls for tougher statewide requirements for reducing emissions ...
    • Glenwood Springs Names new Police Chief Glenwood Springs’ new police chief comes from the Garlic Capitol of the World. Gilroy, California Police Captain Joseph Deras has been named as the next chief, replacing Terry Wilson, who retired after over 30 years on the force. City Manager Debra Figueroa extended a contract offer over three other highly qualified candidates. Figueroa says, “Joseph ...
    • Eagle County High School Student Missing UPDATE: (8:00 PM) The missing student was located safe and alive. His name and picture have been removed to preserve his privacy. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 15 year old is described as having Black ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven’t been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...
    • CU Renews an Old Rivalry This Weekend LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they’re excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former ...
    • CSU Rams look for their first win of the Season. FORT COLLINS—The CSU Rams’ quest to capture their first win of the season will be a tall task tomorrow night.  The Rams welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Canvas Stadium as an underdog.  Kick off from Fort Collins is set for 5:30.
    • Denver Broncos Host the Seattle Seahowks ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller and Russell Wilson are big fans of one another. But the two stars aren’t exactly thrilled about facing each other in the season opener this weekend. Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Denver to face Miller and the Broncos’ improved pass rush.   Catch the Broncos season opener this Sunday from ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: TIGERS’ ARIEL SHOW DOWNS DEMONS IN OPENER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (8/31/18) — The venue was Stubler Memorial Stadium and not the OK corral, but Holy Family’s Calahan Carter did a fairly accurate Wyatt Earp impression as the Tigers won a 57-35 shootout in the debut of Glenwood Springs’ new head football coach, Pat Engle. The Demons set the evening’s tone with an opening, ...
    • Kickoff Delayed! START OF HOLY FAMILY at GLENWOOD SPRINGS FOOTBALL GAME DELAYED Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s high school football game between the Glenwood Demons and the visiting Holy Family Tigers has been delayed by at least one hour due to the Tigers’ team bus breaking down in Dillon.  According to Glenwood Athletic Director Craig Denney, instead of a 7 o’clock ...
    • Rocky Mountain Showdown Renews Rivalry DENVER (AP) – Colorado is going for its fourth straight win over Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at the home of the Denver Broncos. Friday’s game will be the season opener for the Buffaloes and the second game of the year for the Rams. Colorado State was beaten by Hawaii last weekend.
    • Former Bronco Retires SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is retiring from the NFL after 12 years. Dumervil says he wants to spend more time with his family and real estate business. Dumervil finished his career with 105 1/2 sacks. That ranks fourth in the NFL since he entered the league, trailing only DeMarcus Ware, ...
    • In the AFC West, the More Things Change… The more they stay the same… DENVER (AP) – Some old and some new in the AFC West.  Jon Gruden is back in Oakland. Philip Rivers is ready to lead a Chargers comeback.  The Chiefs turn their dynamic offense over to Patrick Mahomes II.  Von Miller is re-energized by the addition of a new pass rush ...
    • 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 ...