From the KMTS News Room:

    • New Judicial District Proposed For Colorado DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers plan to push a proposal that would form a new judicial district, the state’s first in more than half a century. The plan calls for carving a new jurisdiction out of the growing 18th Judicial District, which encompasses Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties southeast of Denver. The district contains ...
    • CU-Boulder Fundraiser Effort Underway BOULDER (AP) – The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion. The university has already raised more than $2 billion in the quiet phase of the campaign, which has been ongoing since late 2013. University officials say they have now made the campaign public to ...
    • Colorado Supreme Court Sides with Oil & Gas Industry Denver—It’s a legal victory for Colorado’s oil and gas industry and a bitter defeat for environmentalists.  In a unanimous decision this morning, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned a state court of appeals decision that said the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should be compelled to consider public and environmental health before issuing a new ...
    • Rifle ‘Totalizer’ Treats Tons of Sewage Rifle—Three billion gallons of sewage.  It’s a disgusting image but it’s a relief not a drop found it’s way into the Colorado River from the city of Rifle since 2009.  The totalizer, at Rifle’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility just rolled past the three billion gallon mark and the city is touting the milestone with some startling ...
    • Snowpack Improves Basalt—The snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed has increased in the last week to a healthy 106 percent of normal. Officials with the Roaring Fork Conservancy say every Snotel location in the valley showed increased snow water equivalent levels. River flows also saw a boost after the warmer temperatures loosened up a lot of ice ...
    • Rifle Chamber Director Steps Down Rifle—The Rifle Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new CEO. In a letter to chamber members, Board Chairman Rick Shaffer says Kasey Nispel is, “no longer with us.”  “We would appreciate the time to celebrate her tenure with us in a positive light and wish her and her family all the best.”  The details ...
    • Man Sentenced in 2018 Standoff with Police FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man accused of threatening to blow up his mother’s mobile home and barricading himself inside as police arrived has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.  44-year-old Joseph Norrie was sentenced Friday in connection with the March 2018 standoff with police. Officers on scene reported ...
    • Colorado Parks & Wildlife sends a Reminder the Bureau of Land Management GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reiterated to the Bureau of Land Management that it wants to see regulators consider limiting oil and gas pads to one per square mile in critical big game habitat. Gov. John Hickenlooper raised concern last year in a letter to the BLM about its December 2018 ...
    • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Frazee DENVER (AP) – The parents of a missing Colorado woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her fiance, who has been charged in the 29-year-old’s death. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Colorado’s federal district court on behalf of Cheryl and Darrell Berreth. The suit seeks unspecified damages against 32-year-old Patrick Frazee for Kelsey ...
    • Increased Avalanche Danger in Colorado’s Back-Country DENVER (AP) – The avalanche danger is elevated in western Colorado because of fresh, heavy snow and strong winds. The risk is highest in the back-country areas near Steamboat Springs, Gunnison, Aspen and Grand Mesa. The risk is ranked as considerable in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where a skier died in an ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS BRONCOS IMPROVE TO 4 AND O TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch made his NFL debut sooner than expected Sunday, stepping in for injured starter Trevor Siemian to help the Denver Broncos remain unbeaten with a 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Siemian left the game with two minutes remaining in the first half ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS ‘D’ THROTTLES LUCK IN WIN OVER COLTS DENVER (AP) – Von Miller gave the Denver fans a reminder of his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance, sweeping in for the sack-strip of Andrew Luck that sealed the Broncos’ 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. With the Broncos clinging to a six-point lead with 1:51 remaining, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SINKS SAILORS, 48-7 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (9/16/16) — Under a full moon in Steamboat Springs, Glenwood’s football team matched its win total of a year ago with a 48-7 thrashing of the Sailors. The Demons, after dropping a one-point decision against Kennedy in their second game of the season, used a devastating first-quarter ground game to punish Steamboat, which ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Soccer Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central tonight at 6 o’clock.  Palisade visits Carbondale tonight to take on Roaring Fork. Volleyball Rifle travels to Palisade for a 6:30 match with the Bulldogs.   Roaring Fork entertains Basalt in a league match at 6. MLB/ROCKIES Phoenix, AZ—The Rockies blew a three-run lead in the sixth inning when Yasmany Tomas ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Glenwood—3     Grand Junction Central—0 Roaring Fork—3    Moffat County——-1 Paonia—-3           Coal Ridge————-1 SOCCER Grand Junction—2      Glenwood—–1 Coal Ridge——7       Rifle——1 SOFTBALL Rifle—-13    Eagle Valley—3 Rifle—-3     Eagle Valley—-2 Cedaredge—12      Basalt—-2 Basalt—8       Cedaredge—-7 MLB/ROCKIES DENVER (AP) – Kelby Tomlinson hit a one-out, tiebreaking single in the ninth and ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Soccer Tonight Steamboat Springs at Glenwood Springs  6 pm Eagle Valley at Rifle      6 pm Aspen at Vail Mountain    4 pm VOLLEYBALL Demon Invitational Tournament (Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium) Roaring Fork at Glenwood Springs   6 pm (Other school in the tournament include Denver Christian, Rangely and Grand Valley) MLB Denver—The Colorado Rockies split Wednesday’s doubleheader at Coors Field winning game ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SCORES Volleyball Grand Junction—3   Glenwood—0 Soccer Roaring Fork—4      Rifle—–2 Jefferson Academy—4    Aspen—0 Softball Rifle—26    Palisade—–4 Rifle—15     Palisade—–1 Elsewhere in sports… DENVER (AP) – The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed because of rain.They will now play a split doubleheader Wednesday, with the first game at 1:10 ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS NAME STARTING QB Denver—Trevor Siemian has been chosen as the number one quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Coach Gary Kubiak told the team Monday that Siemian will be the starting signal caller when the  Broncos face Carolina in the season opener Sept. 8. Kubiak informed Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch of his decision before telling their ...
    • KMTS EXPANDS COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE KMTS TO CARRY BUFFS AND RAMS COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN 2016 Glenwood Springs–Whether you cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes or the Rams of Colorado State University, you’ll be able to follow both football programs on the radio this season throughout the valley. Your Brand of Country, 99.1/99.5/95.9/105.5/102.3/97.1 KMTS-FM will broadcast a select number of games to satisify ...
    • SPORTS DOG DAY 5K THIS SATURDAY Glenwood Springs—The 4th annual “Dog Day 5k” is coming up this Saturday, August 20th at Two Rivers Park. The run/walk event is put on by Colorado Animal Rescue and raises money for the animal shelter. Registration begins at 8 am and the race gets under way at 9. MLB/ROCKIES Denver—The Colorado ...