From the KMTS News Room:

    • Feds Approve Colorado Reinsurance DENVER (AP) – Governor Jared Polis plans to confirm that the federal government has approved a Colorado reinsurance plan designed to lower premiums for individuals buying insurance on the state health care exchange. Polis already has released projections showing that premiums next year for 400,000 Coloradans – about 8% of those buying insurance on the exchange ...
    • Upper Middle Mamm Creek Fire Smoke from a remote wildfire may be visible from Rifle and I-70 for the next few days. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says firefighters from the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit discovered the fire yesterday in the upper Middle Mamm Creek drainage, about 10 miles south of Rifle. The fire is ...
    • Colorado Payback not Quite Working DENVER (AP) – State officials say the Great Colorado Payback program is not working as intended. The Colorado Auditor’s Office released a report Monday identifying problems with the unclaimed property program. The Great Colorado Payback began in 1987 to tell Colorado Residents about unclaimed property the state is legally required to keep. The items include forgotten bank account ...
    • Colorado Protests the BLM’s Plan for Public Land in the State DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources is protesting the Trump administration’s management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state. Department Director Dan Gibbs sent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management an eight-page letter Monday, saying the plan doesn’t do enough to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, or other migrating wildlife. Gibbs ...
    • Bureau of Land Management Announces Plans for the Next Oil & Gas Lease Sale GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management plans to offer up 83 parcels for its next oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. That includes about 123 square miles in northwest Colorado that are expected to be included in the Sept. 26 sale. The quarterly sale includes nearly 108 square miles of greater ...
    • Colorado Agencies & Automobile Manufacturing Groups Reach an Agreement Following more than six months of collaborative conversations and negotiation, CDOT, the Colorado Energy Office, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers have reached a consensus agreement on a proposed Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. The parties are jointly submitting this joint alternative regulatory proposal to the Air Quality Control Commission for consideration. If approved, ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Florida vs. Colorado in 2028 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) –  The Gators and the Buffalos will meet for the first time ever in 2028, unless they meet in a playoff or bowl game.  Florida and Colorado have scheduled a home-and-home series beginning in 2028. The first game will take place Sept. 9, 2028 in Gainesville, with the Gators traveling to Boulder, ...
    • Rockies Starter has to Wait to Regain Form After Game gets Postponed DENVER (AP) – On the eve of his next start, Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was looking to regain his past form. Freeland was slated to start for Colorado on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants after coming off a tough outing last Saturday in which he went six innings against Arizona. Rain forced the postponement ...
    • Avalanche Fall in Game 7, after a Great Season SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that sent the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7. Joonas Donskoi ended a 39-game ...
    • Local High School Soccer Scores & Upcoming Games HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER 4A #23Glenwood Springs—3     #10Palmer Ridge—-2   Double Overtime Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #23Glenwood Springs at #7Sand Creek 3A #19Roaring Fork—-3       #14Denver School of Science and Tech Stapleton—1 Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #19Roaring Fork at #3Jefferson Academy #8Eagle Ridge Academy—4        #25Coal Ridge—3
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS CLINCH LEAGUE TITLE OVER GLENWOOD WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/6/19) – Pitching and defense, along with some robust and timely hitting had poised Glenwood Springs to challenge Palisade for the Western Slope League baseball championship. But the Bulldogs used those very devices in a doubleheader sweep over the Demons, 11-1 and 4-0 Saturday, to clinch their third straight WSL crown, finishing ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SLUGS PAST SUMMIT IN TWIN BILL WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/26/19) – Glenwood Springs slugged its way to a doubleheader sweep over Summit County, 10-0 and 9-6, stretching its winning streak to four games and improving to 6-1 in Western Slope League play. In the first game, Wheatley Nieslanik made it two consecutive shutouts with a complete-game, three-hitter, striking out seven and ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS SOLIDIFY SECOND WITH SHUTOUT OVER EAGLE GYPSUM (4/24/19) – Efficient pitching and excellent defense, along with one big blast and one big inning keyed a 6-0 whitewashing of Eagle Valley and moved Glenwood Springs to a 4-1 Western Slope League record, solidifying the Demons’ hold on second place. For much of the 2019 season, coach Eric Nieslanik has been conducting tryouts to ...