From the KMTS News Room:

    • Christopher Watts Convicted DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife and smothered their two young daughters. Christopher Watts received three consecutive life sentences without a chance at parole on Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke’s comments on how Watts killed his ...
    • CU Senior wins Rhodes Scholarship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first Sikh-American to be selected for the honor. Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday. The ...
    • Denver Suburb Acquires Water Rights AURORA, Colo. (AP) – A Denver suburb has finalized an unusual deal to acquire water from an inactive gold mine. Aurora city officials said Friday the $34 million deal gives the city the rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine outside Alma, about 100 miles to the west. An ...
    • Death in Denver Apartment Complex Fire LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say one person has died in a fire at senior citizens apartment complex in suburban Denver. Police in Littleton say 70-year-old Michael Craig Mitchell was killed in the blaze, which broke out early Saturday, his birthday. At least 13 people were taken to hospitals. The cause of the fire was ...
    • Gray Wolf Protections may be Lifted WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since ...
    • Hickenlooper Proposes Final Budget DENVER (AP) – Governor John Hickenlooper has presented his last budget request to lawmakers – one he says helps prepare the state for an eventual recession. Today, the term-limited Governor spoke to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. The bipartisan panel will use the proposal in fashioning a state budget for fiscal years 2019-2020 during next ...
    • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Colorado Doubled in 2017 DENVER (AP) – Overall reports of bias-motivated incidents in Colorado remain flat, but the number of reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in the state doubled in 2017. FBI data collected by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes reported in Colorado doubled from six in 2016 to 13 in 2017. The FBI’s annual report ...
    • Adams County Lifts Ban on Oil and Gas Permits DENVER (AP) – Adams County has lifted its temporary ban on new permits for oil and gas drilling after voters last week rejected a ballot proposal to restrict new wells. With a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Adams County commissioners lifted the temporary ban that had been imposed on Oct. 30. The moratorium had been passed before the ...
    • EPA Meeting on Methane Rules Today DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing today on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver.  The EPA wants to replace a 2016 rule by ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: BEARS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT, FALL 21-14 IN QUARTERFINALS WINDSOR (11/10/18) – A pick-six interception on Rifle’s first possession and a failed fourth-down try on the next led to two first-quarter touchdowns for Resurrection Christian, which held on for a 21-14 quarterfinal win over the Bears played at Windsor High School Saturday. Trailing 14-0 with 2:28 to go in the first period, on their third ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS BRONCOS HEADED TO SUPER BOWL 50 Broncos “D” comes up big against Brady and the Patriots Denver—Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl – which many expect to be the final game of Manning’s career. Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS BOUNCE BACK, SWEEP SUMMIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/21/16) – There is a biblical saying that speaks of beauty coming from ashes. The comparison may be somewhat severe, but there’s no denying that the injury misfortune that has plagued the Glenwood Lady Demons, along with a four-game league losing streak, has had coach Rhonda Moser searching for silver linings. In 5-7 ...
    • SPORTS AFC / NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET Broncos one win away from Super Bowl 50 UNDATED (AP) – The AFC and NFC championship game matchups are set. The Denver Broncos will be home against the New England Patriots, and the Carolina Panthers will host the Arizona Cardinals.The Broncos have advanced by rallying in the fourth quarter of a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS TOPPLE LEAGUE LEADERS, BOYS STAY UNBEATEN GYPSUM (1/15/16) — In a clash of Western Slope gunslingers that did not disappoint, the Rifle Lady Bears, led by sophomore Elly Walters, knocked off previously unbeaten Eagle Valley and league scoring leader Kylie Martin with a fourth-quarter comeback 57-49 in the Devils’ Inferno Gym Friday night. The Glenwood boys maintained their ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS UPDATE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw in practice on Friday but remains questionable for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against Denver. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained right shoulder sustained in last weekend’s wild-card win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS / STEELERS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has “a chance” after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend’s 18-16 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: HORNING TOPS 1,000; LADY HUSKIES BREAK THROUGH EDWARDS (1/8/16) – It was a night for milestones, and like all such events, some were sweet and others bitter. For Cam Horning, the frosting on his Glenwood Springs team’s 64-54 victory at Battle Mountain came two minutes after halftime when his 3-pointer brought his four-year, career total to 1,000 points scored. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Grand Junction Central Warriors—36    Rifle Bears—-34 BOYS Grand Junction Central—50       Rifle—-40 Olathe—The Grand Valley Cardinals travel to Olathe tonight to take on the Pirates.  The girl’s game tips off at 5:30 and the boys contest will follow at 7. NFL / DENVER BRONCOS Englewood— Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs.  Coach Gary Kubiak ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Coal Ridge—50     Basalt—41 BOYS Coal Ridge—-63    Basalt—-41 GAMES TONIGHT Rifle plays at Grand Junction Central at 6 and 7:30 NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line by claiming defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk on waivers Tuesday from Columbus.The addition of Bodnarchuk comes a day after the Avalanche had defenseman Erik Johnson suffer a lower-body injury in the ...
    • SPORTS SCORES     NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUEFinal          Cincinnati          24    Baltimore          16Final          Detroit                24    Chicago              20Final          Houston                30    Jacksonville      6Final          Miami                    20    New  England      10Final          New  Orleans        20    Atlanta              17Final          Buffalo                22    N-Y  Jets            17Final          Philadelphia      35    N-Y  Giants        30Final          Pittsburgh          28    Cleveland          12Final          Indianapolis      30    Tennessee          24Final          Washington          34    Dallas                23Final          Kansas  City        23    Oakland              17Final          Denver                  27    ...