From the KMTS News Room:

    • Unprocessed Naturalization Applications are Piling up in Colorado
      BOULDER (AP) – A report says Colorado has one of the nation’s worst backlogs of unprocessed U.S. naturalization applications, which one of the report authors says is blocking voting rights. The Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the report saying there are 9,325 applications waiting to be processed. A ...
    • Mobile Home Residents Might Have More Protection in Colorado
      (AP) – Lawmakers began to change Colorado’s place among the vast majority of states where mobile home residents have few protections. With Democratic control of both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s office, lawmakers passed a law this year that gives residents more breathing room to address eviction proceedings and provides a way to ...
    • No Expansion for the Wheeler Opera House
      ASPEN (AP) – A study has determined a proposed expansion of the Wheeler Opera House  is not feasible. The study commissioned by the city of Aspen concluded the Wheeler project would be too costly and cause unacceptable interference with programming. The report says the financial and operational risks along with the impact on local goodwill ...
    • Search is Over for Over-due Hiker
      Update:  as of 3:45PM, Neil Brosseau has been found alive and well.  After spending two nights in the Elk Mountains Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Mr Brosseau was found by a cooperative team from the Pitkin county Sheriff’s office, Mountain Rescue Aspen, Colorado National Guard High-Altitude Training Site, Careflight, Flight for Life, and Aspen Ambulance. The Pitkin County ...
    • 27th Street Bridge Will Remain Closed all Week
      Glenwood Springs—It’s going to be another week of detours around Glenwood Springs.  The 27th Street Bridge will remain closed through Friday, September 20th. The new and improved Sunlight Bridge was originally scheduled to reopen this morning at 6 but due to delays in the dismantling of the old bridge, the highly anticipated slide-in of the ...
    • The 27th Street Bridge will not be Open by Monday Morning
      During the removal of the concrete slabs on the existing 27th Street Bridge deck, crews encountered unexpected structural elements that require additional time to safely remove. The temporary closure of the bridge, the 27th Street & S. Grand Ave. intersection, the Atkinson Trail and the Roaring Fork River will remain in place longer then the anticipated ...
    • Colorado Man Imprisoned for Sexual Assault In Nebraska
      GERING, Neb. (AP) – A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County District Court records say 45-year-old Steven Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison. The court records say a woman told authorities she and Barraza ...
    • The Lesser Prairie Chicken Might Become a Protected Species
      DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be federally protected as a threatened or endangered species. The agreement was reached Thursday between the federal agency and three conservations groups: the ...
    • Woman Pleads Guilty to Tampering with a Corpse
      GUNNISON (AP) – A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to tampering with a corpse after her brother’s remains were buried with goat heads while the family disputes over a $3 million ranch. Stephanie Jackson was one of three arrested in the family on suspicion of shooting and killing 29-year-old Jacob Millison in 2015 as part ...
    • State Senate Recall Efforts End
      DENVER (AP) – An effort to recall two state senators has ended after backers informed the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the pair. The recall effort involved Democrat Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood. ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RANKINGS Undated—This week’s state rankings according to “On the Mat” show Glenwood Springs at number 14 in class 4A.  Pueblo County is the top ranked team in Colorado.  Eagle Valley was the only high school squad from the area to be ranked, coming in at 15th in 3A.  From Rifle, two wrestlers are ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s games between Glenwood Springs and Eagle Valley in Gypsum have been postponed due to the severe weather.  No make up date has been announced.  The Rifle Bears however will play on the road tonight at Palisade High School. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 with the boys following at 7. ...
    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies in last night’s Western Slope League opener.  Elly Walters scored 18 points while Samantha Hinkle added 15 to lead the Lady Bears over Battle Mountain, 46-32.  Monique Stevens poured in 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc to ...
    • SPORTS
      BRONCOS’ POSTSEASON HOPES DASHED IN KC Kansas City, MO.— (AP) With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a ...
    • SPORTS
      THE HONORS CONTINUE FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH BOULDER (AP) – Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record and their first bowl game since 2007. In four years, MacIntyre’s turned a program that was regarded as one of the nation’s worst into a Pac-12 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS SWEEP CANON CITY IN TOURNEY
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/9/16) – “We found a way to pull it out,” Glenwood Springs Lady Demon coach Rhonda Moser said after her team won a second straight game on a last-second score by Tatum Peterson Thursday’s 55-53 overtime win over Faith Christian was followed by a thrilling 33-32 error-filled victory that pivoted on three ...
    • ANOTHER HONOR FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH
      COLORADO’S MIKE MACINTYRE NAMED 2016 WALTER CAMP COACH OF THE YEAR   NEW HAVEN, CT – Mike MacIntyre, head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, has been named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year.  The Walter Camp Coach of the Year is selected by the nation’s 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports ...
    • RYAN MOELLER, CU BUFFS RAKE IN POST SEASON AWARDS
        MacIntyre Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; 16 Buffs Draw All-Pac-12 Honors By: Jason Clay, Associate SID Release: November 29, 2016   MacIntyre First Coach Of The Year Since Barnett In 2004; CU’s 16 Honorees Trail USC & Washington’s 18 For Most In Pac-12   SAN FRANCISCO – Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre has been named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year ...
    • SPORTS SCORES
      3A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS 1Discovery Canyon48 16Skyview0 Show Details 8Conifer35 9Fort Morgan49 Show Details 4Lewis-Palmer28 13Longmont23 Show Details 5Silver Creek27 12Durango19 Show Details 3Palisade44 14Evergreen3 Show Details 6Palmer Ridge24 11Mead28 Show Details 7Holy Family47 10Rifle0 Show Details 2Pueblo East27 15Erie15 Nov 17 – 19Quarterfinals 1Discovery Canyon33 9Fort Morgan26 4Lewis-Palmer27 5Silver Creek28 3Palisade40 11Mead44 7Holy Family21 2Pueblo East41 Nov 24 – 26Semifinals G1311/26 @ 1p 1Discovery Canyon 5Silver Creek at District 20 Stadium Preview Game Show Details G1411/26 @ 1p 11Mead 2Pueblo East at Mead HS Preview Game Show Details Dec 3Final Championship G15 Winner G13 Winner G14 AP-ScorecardHere are the latest scores from Sunday’s sports ...
    • SPORTS
      STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS Denver—The Coal Ridge Titans were swept this morning by the defending state champion and top seeded Eaton Reds 25-13, 25-13 and 25-21.  Coal Ridge will take on Sterling tomorrow morning at 9:30 with hopes of advancing to the consolation round. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Broomfield—The Rifle Bears travel to Broomfield to battle the Tigers ...