From the KMTS News Room:

    • Woman Pleads Guilty to Tampering with a Corpse GUNNISON (AP) – A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to tampering with a corpse after her brother’s remains were buried with goat heads while the family disputes over a $3 million ranch. Stephanie Jackson was one of three arrested in the family on suspicion of shooting and killing 29-year-old Jacob Millison in 2015 as part ...
    • State Senate Recall Efforts End DENVER (AP) – An effort to recall two state senators has ended after backers informed the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the pair. The recall effort involved Democrat Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood. ...
    • Rifle Election Results Rifle—Two incumbents and one familiar newcomer were the top vote-getters in yesterday’s Rifle City Council elections.  Incumbent Joe Elliot captured nearly 48 percent of the vote with 388.  Ed Green won re-election with 368 votes while Rifle-Garfield County Airport Manager Brian Condie came in third with 341 votes. All three will serve four-year terms. Incumbent ...
    • Burnout Operations Underway at Hunt Fire Meeker—Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters slow down the growth of the Hunt Fire north of the Roan Plateau.  The fire, started by lightning on September 5th, has burned almost 2,600 acres in thick brush on ridges and valleys 26 miles southwest of Meeker. While Crews with the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit allow ...
    • House Committee Hearing on the Bureau of Land Management Move to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Congressional Democrats questioned Trump administration officials on the plan to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing in nation’s capitol today. The administration says moving the BLM to the west will lead to better decisions because ...
    • Power Outage in Carbondale & South Glenwood Springs 7:30PM Update:  According to Xcel all customers should have their power back. 6:00PM Update:  There are still a few Xcel customers without power in Carbondale and South Glenwood Springs.  According to Xcel, power could be back on shortly for a few, and crew continue to work on the rest. 4:00PM Update:  Power was briefly restored, there are ...
    • Rifle Supports Glenwood Springs’ Battle Against Strip Mine Rifle—The city of Rifle has Glenwood’s back.  With a unanimous vote, the Rifle City Council passed a resolution to support Glenwood Springs in it’s fight to prevent an expansion of the limestone quarry.  Rifle City Attorney Jim Neu lives in Glenwood Springs and instead of composing a run-of-the-mill resolution, he put in some additional language ...
    • Online Participation Up & Running for Oil & Gas Rule-making Denver—If you have something to say about the new ruled being put together for Colorado’s oil and gas industry, you don’t have to travel across the state to be part of the conversation.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is encouraging citizens to get involved through an online portal. Simply go to the COGCC ...
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Votes to Open 7th Street Glenwood Springs—Restaurant row will be opened to traffic. After a lengthy discussion and debate and several citizens weighing in, the Glenwood Springs city council decided to open the new and aesthetically pleasing 7th Street.  The 4 to 3 council  vote went against the recommendation of city engineer Teri Partch to keep the street closed to ...
    • Rifle Election Ballots Trickling In Rifle—The city of Rifle has a big election coming up next Tuesday but you wouldn’t know it judging by the number of ballots that have been returned. City Clerk Kristy Christensen says her office sent out over 4,700 ballots but so far only 10 percent have been mailed back.  Christensen is concerned because people may ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Former Rockies All-Star “Tulo” Retiring from MLB BOSTON (AP) – Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he’s retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017. Tulowitzki was NL Rookie of the Year runner-up and a five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies. But he appeared in only five games with the New York Yankees this season ...
    • Exhausted Rockies Beat Nationals, 8-7 WASHINGTON (AP) – Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, allowing three runs for the first time in more than two months, and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Washington Nationals 8-7 in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off Fernando Rodney, who ...
    • Giants Sweep Rockies DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt’s homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2 DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team’s website, Bowlen’s family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASEBALL: GLENWOOD & RIFLE FALL IN LENGTHY FIRST ROUND GAMES THORNTON (5/17/19) – First, there were no umpires, then there were lightning delays, so Rifle’s first-round 4A state playoff game, which was to begin at 10 a.m. at Skyview High School, finally ended three-and-a-half hours later with the 8th-seeded Bears falling to the top-seeded Wolverines, 7-3. Arriving for their scheduled 12:30 game, the 5th-seeded Glenwood Springs ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS, TO SET UP DEVIL-DEMON SHOWDOWN WEST GLENWOOD (5/11/19) – With a doubleheader sweep over Steamboat Springs, the Glenwood Demons are in position to clinch second place in the Western Slope League by defeating Eagle Valley in the regular season finale on Monday. Wheatley Nieslanik dominated the Sailors in the opening game, limiting them to three hits, two unearned runs, and striking ...
    • Rapids Loose Midfielder to Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Sporting Kansas City has acquired veteran midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the Colorado Rapids. In exchange, Colorado gets 22-year-old defender Abdul Rwatubyaye and an undisclosed draft pick. The 34-year-old Feilhaber joined Sporting KC in 2013 and helped lead the club to the MLS Cup title. He wound up scoring 32 goals ...