From the KMTS News Room:

    • Trio of RE-1 Students Awarded Full-Ride Scholarships Glenwood Springs—Three high school seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley will be attending college in the fall, tuition free after winning prestigious, full-ride scholarships.   Solana Teitler of Roaring Fork High School was named the recipient of the highly coveted Boettcher Scholarship which covers all expenses to any school in Colorado.  Out of 1,500 applicants, only ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Report Basalt—At a whopping 145 percent of normal, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is the highest it’s been in April in over a decade.  While rafters and kayakers are excitedly anticipating a huge spring run off, it may actually be lower than expected because the dry, thirsty soils in the region are sucking up ...
    • Glenwood Springs Election Results Street Tax Questions Defeated No new taxes in Glenwood Springs.  60 percent of the voters rejected ballot issues A and B in Tuesday’s municipal elections. Ballot issue A would have raised sales taxes by 3/4 of a cent to pay for the city’s deteriorating streets.  Ballot issue B called for a 56 million dollar bond against ...
    • New Musical Based on the Music of “Queen” set to Debut in Denver & Other Cities LOS ANGELES (AP) – A musical inspired by the music of Queen is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Producers announced Monday “We Will Rock You” will open in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 3. Other cities include New York, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas. ...
    • Red Flag Bill Moves to the Governor’s Desk DENVER (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. The governor, also a Democrat, has pledged to sign the measure that would place the state among 13 others that have passed such legislation. ...
    • State Urges Tree Branch Treatment & Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – State foresters are urging residents near Colorado Springs to cut and treat the trees and branches downed by the powerful storm that struck the area in mid-March. The Colorado State Forest Service is looking to avoid an infestation of bark beetles that tend to prey on small, newly fallen trees ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Gets Orders About Public Access BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when selling or trading public land. Thursday’s secretarial order comes amid longstanding complaints that millions of acres of state and federal land in the American West can be reached only by traveling ...
    • Clear Creek County Worker Suspected of Money Laundering DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says a 70-year-old former Clear Creek County employee faces multiple felony charges after an investigation into the theft of more than $200,000 from a center that provides various social services. The agency says Candace Morehouse has been arrested on theft, money laundering and forgery charges.
    • State Democrats Want to Keep Excess Tabor Money DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s House speaker says she wants to ask voters this November to allow the state to keep excess revenue for roads and schools. Democratic Rep. KC Becker told reporters Wednesday she’s introducing a bill that would ask voters whether the state can keep any revenues it normally would have to refund under ...
    • Hickenlooper Staunch on Death Penalty (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’d suspend the federal death penalty if elected president. Hickenlooper made his pledge in a CNN town hall.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • NEWS COLORADO AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN Undated—More people were earning paychecks last month in Colorado.  According to the state labor department, over four thousand nonfarm payroll jobs were added from July to August and 17-hundred workers found jobs in the private sector. Statewide, the unemployment rate held steady at 2.4 percent while the national jobless rate went up ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Outlast JFK for 2-0 Season Start GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/8/17) – By winning its first two football games of the 2017 season, Glenwood Springs has raised the bar substantially, considering the last time a Demon team began 2-0 was the undefeated 3A State Championship year of 2008. Before expectations get too high, take note that, despite getting out to a 28-0 lead, and ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES Volleyball Glenwood—-3       Summit—-0 Coal Ridge—3        GJ Central—-0 Cedaredge—3        Roaring Fork—0 Eagle Valley—3     Rifle—-0 Soccer Battle Mountain—9    Rifle—0 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE   JFK at Glenwood Springs   7pm Florence at Rifle  7pm Aspen at Cedaredge   7pm Grand Valley at Basalt  7pm Battle Mountain at Roaring Fork 7pm Hotchkiss at Coal Ridge   ...
    • SPORTS LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—3                       Grand Junction Central—0 Rifle———–3                                    Summit—–1 Coal Ridge—-3                                 ...
    • SPORTS MLB  ROCKIES KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Danny Duffy and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Kansas City Royals hold off the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night. Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and retired the first two batters before walking DJ LeMahieu and allowing a homer to Nolan Arenado. BRONCOS UPDATE ENGLEWOOD, ...
    • SPORTS EMOTIONAL NIGHT AT COORS FIELD Denver—Rockies fans had to pull out the hankies last night to honor the franchise’s first manager, Don Baylor who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Then there were tears of joy as pitcher Chad Bettis returned to the mound for the first time since being diagnosed with testicular ...
    • SPORTS MLB/ROCKIES OPEN SECOND HALF OF SEASON IN NY New York, NY—Colorado Rockies’ right-handed ace Jon Gray toes the rubber tonight against the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The Mets counter with righty Jacob DeGrom. The Rockies are looking to get hot once again after their “June Swoon” that finds them in third place in the ...
    • SPORTS MIAMI (AP) — In Tuesday’s All-Star game in Miami, NL manager Joe Maddon’s batting order has Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon leading off, followed by Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton as the designated hitter. Washington right fielder Bryce Harper is third, followed by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy, Colorado third baseman Nolan ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS SIGN A NEW PLAYER ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have signed six-year veteran cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris and waived cornerbackTaurean Nixon 24 hours after his pick-6 of Paxton Lynch at the team’s mandatory minicamp. Lewis-Harris spent four full seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before splitting last season between the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Broncos coach Vance Joseph ...
    • NEWS LOCAL BASEBALL PLAYERS EARN POST SEASON HONORS 4A Western Slope 1st team All Conference Glenwood Springs Demons Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, SS /Pitcher     Tyler Boyd, 2B Rifle Bears Takoda Cheney, Pitcher/INF    Bryer Rew, INF    Gabe Marbas, Catcher Honorable Mention Glenwood Springs Brandon Benzel, 1B Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, SS    Drake Montgomery, OF MLB / ROCKIES PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tommy Joseph hit a tying ...