From the KMTS News Room:

    • New Laws for the Marijuana Industry DENVER (AP) – Laws signed by Colorado’s governor could bring big changes to the state’s marijuana industry, including the creation of businesses where people can consume cannabis and companies that deliver marijuana products. The changes don’t take effect right away though.  Voters in a city or county must first approve of allowing both new varieties ...
    • Climate to be Considered in Leasing Public Lands DENVER (AP) – A federal judge says U.S. officials must consider the climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas exploration. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras follows a March ruling that blocked drilling on energy leases in Wyoming and ...
    • Aggressive Bear Sought Near Aspen Aspen—Wildlife officials in Pitkin County are searching for a black bear that bit a woman’s leg while she was hiking on a trail near Aspen. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the woman and her husband saw the bear Monday morning and moved off the trail to allow it to pass. As the bear walked by, it ...
    • Mixed Bag of Memorial Day Weather in Colorado Denver—(AP) – Severe thunderstorms produced eight weak tornadoes over Colorado’s northeastern plains while snow fell in parts of the mountains on the unofficial start of summer. The National Weather Service says no damage was reported from Monday’s twisters. However, the storms that produced them did drop some large hail ranging from the size of ping pong ...
    • Smile, You’re on Hidden Camera DENVER (AP) – More than 1,700 people walking on a University of Colorado campus were unknowingly photographed as part of a facial recognition research project.  Professor Terrance Boult set up a long-range surveillance camera in an office window at the Colorado Springs campus, capturing more than 16,000 images of passers-by during the spring semesters of ...
    • Five Taken to Area Hospitals Following Highway 82 Accident Shortly before 2:30 this afternoon, the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs Fire Departments responded to a two vehicle accident at mile marker 7 (between the CMC light and Cattle Creek) on Highway 82. Jenny Cutright with the Carbondale Fire Department says responding crews found two vehicles and a total of five patients. One person had to ...
    • Graduation Weekend in Garfield RE-2 & District 16 Rifle—The first big wave of high school graduates in Garfield County will receive their diplomas this weekend. District 16 in Parachute and the Garfield Re-2 district will officially send the class of 2019 off into the real world tomorrow.  Graduation ceremonies at Grand Valley High School get under way 10 am.  Ceremonies at Coal Ridge ...
    • Planning & Zoning Meeting Over New Bank Building Postponed Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new bank building on Grand Avenue won’t be presented to the Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission next month after all.  According to the city, officials with ANB Bank asked that the June 25th meeting be moved to July.  A specific date has yet to be determined.  ANB is looking ...
    • RE-1 School District Salary Increases Explored Glenwood Springs—The Roaring Fork School District is among the most expensive places to live while teachers in the area are some of the of the lowest paid. That’s a big reason the Re-1 district is pushing for higher salaries.  According to the district’s Interest Based Bargaining team (IBB) the average salary is 15 to 20 ...
    • Lake Christine Wildfire Plea Deal Eagle—45 days in jail, $100,000 in restitution and 15-hundred hours of community service.  That was the sentence handed down to the couple who started the devastating Lake Christine Wildfire last summer.  23 year old Allison Marcus and 24 year old Richard Miller agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for starting the fire in ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...