From the KMTS News Room:

    • Southwest Colorado off to a Good Start DURANGO (AP) – Southwestern Colorado is starting the new year with lots of snow after one of its worst drought years. A storm that entered the region Monday and continued through Tuesday dropped more than 10 inches of snow in Durango, 2 feet of at Chimney Rock National Monument and 34 inches at Wolf Creek ...
    • White Nationalists Post Signs on Utility Poles in Greeley GREELEY(AP) – Police say Christmas signs posted on utility poles in Greeley by a white nationalist organization violate city ordinance. Most of the signs that were taped to poles in downtown and near the Weld County Courthouse around Christmas Day by Identity Evropa have been torn down. Identity Evropa spokesman Sam Harrington says the signs ...
    • Patrick Frazee Charged with Killing, Plotting to Kill Fianceé CRIPPLE CREEK (AP) – Patrick Frazee, the man accused in the death of his missing fiancee has been charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder.  Frazee learned of the five charges against him during a brief court appearance Monday in Cripple Creek. A charging document says the 32-year-old Frazee is accused of working to ...
    • DUI Crackdown on Final Weekend of 2018 The Colorado State Patrol and police around the state are cracking down on drivers under the influence as the year draws to a close. There will be saturation patrols and extra law enforcement officers on duty today through Wednesday, with over 100 agencies participating. The increased enforcement comes as the head of the state patrol ...
    • Little Nell Jewelry Thieves Likely Changed Their Appearance Aspen—Aspen police say the three men suspected of stealing $800,000 worth of high-end jewelry from the lobby of the Little Nell Hotel may have altered their appearance after the robbery and have probably left the area. Security video showed the men had facial hair during the Dec. 21 theft at the Nell and photos taken ...
    • Daughter of Murder Suspect in the Custody of Grandparents Cripple Creek— A 1-year-old girl whose father is accused of killing her mother will stay with her maternal grandparents for now. A judge granted temporary custody to the maternal grandparents during a closed hearing Thursday. The girl’s father, 31-year-old Patrick Michael Frazee, was arrested Dec. 21 on suspicion of killing her mother, 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth. Berreth’s ...
    • Keystone Deaths attributed to Heart Problems Summit County—(AP) – Authorities say two men who died just days apart while skiing at Keystone Resort both suffered a heart-related problem. The Summit County coroner’s office released the causes of the deaths Thursday but didn’t provide specifics.  53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada died Dec. 22 and 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne died Christmas Day.
    • Teller County Man Charged with Fiance’s Murder Officials say that a missing Colorado woman was probably killed at her home but have declined to speculate on where her body might be.  Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young told reporters Friday that that investigators believe 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was killed at her home. Her fiance Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday morning at his ...
    • Legal Battle Over Southern Colorado Ranch DENVER (AP) – A decades-old legal fight over access to a historic southern Colorado ranch may soon reach a conclusion. William Harrison, owner of the San Luis Valley ranch, said Tuesday he is ending his legal efforts to restrict access by heirs of an 1844 Mexican land grant on which the ranch sits.
    • Oil and Gas Buffer Zone Expanded DENVER (AP) – Colorado oil and gas regulators have expanded the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to require that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from any outdoor area or building that schools and day care centers use. The old rules ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Von Miller and Broncos Reach Agreement ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has agreed to a blockbuster $114.5 million contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history. The Super Bowl MVP accepted the six-year offer two hours before Friday’s deadline, tweeting a photo of himself with the caption “For Life.” Miller ...
    • SPORTS ALL STAR PITCHERS NAMED SAN DIEGO (AP) – The winningest pitchers in both major leagues will be the starters for tomorrow night’s All-Star game in San Diego. Chicago’s Chris Sale — who has a 14-3 record — gets the start for the American League. The National League goes with the Giants’ Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh) who is ...
    • SPORTS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL / ROCKIES, ALL-STAR NEWS San Francisco, CA— All-Star Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Colorado the big hit it has missed for much of the past week, and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Tuesday night to end a season-high six-game losing ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN AWARD FOR MEDIA RELATIONS Englewood—The Denver Broncos’ public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award winners from the Professional Football Writers of America for consistently striving for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. The Super Bowl champion Broncos earned the award for the third time and the second ...
    • SPORTS ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Star cornerback Aqib Talib has arrived at the Denver Broncos’ headquarters, where team doctors and trainers are evaluating the gunshot wound he suffered over the weekend. Talib had to miss the Super Bowl champs’ visit to the White House on Monday after getting shot in Dallas, where he has an offseason ...
    • SPORTS EMILY JOHNSON SOCCER TOURNAMENT Glenwood Springs—The 8th annual Emily Johnson “Play it Forward” 3 on 3 Soccer Tournament kicks off this Friday at Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The increasingly popular tournament begins with an All-Star exhibition match involving local 3A and 4A All-Conference male and female players. The actual tournament competition begins ...
    • SPORTS DENVER (AP) – Adam Duvall had his first career two-homer game, Joey Votto hit his 200th homer and Eugenio Suarez – who came in mired in an 0-for-28 skid – also went deep in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Zack Cozart also homered for the light-hitting Reds, ...
    • SPORTS BOSTON (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Dustin Garneau hit two-run homers and the Colorado Rockies stopped Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak with a 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. The win ended a three-game losing streak by Colorado and it ended a four-game winning streak for ...
    • SPORTS 3A ALL CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED Undated—The Coal Ridge Titans baseball team will field another talented squad next season. The Titans, who finished third in the Western Slope 3A and qualified for the playoffs, had four players named First Team All-Conference; Junior Catcher/Pitcher Tyler Slone, junior Caleb Maynard, junior Raymond Budd and senior outfielder/pitcher Nathan Nelson. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL STATE GOLF Pueblo—The Rifle Lady Bears captured third place in the 4A State Golf Tournament played at the Pueblo Country Club. Rifle’s two-day team total of 546 was a dozen strokes ahead of Northridge High School. Rifle’s Elly Walters shot an 81 on the final day of competition for a total of 159 and ...