From the KMTS News Room:

    • Court of Appeals Denies Sentence Reduction for Convicted Sex Offender
      GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The Colorado Court of Appeals has declined to reduce the 204-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting children. The court last week rejected David Relaford’s arguments that the jury was unfairly biased at his trial.The 46-year-old Grand Junction man was convicted in 2014 of kidnapping and 26 counts ...
    • Euthanized Mountain Lion Confirmed as the Mountain Lion that Attacked Youth Last Week
      DENVER (AP) – Wildlife officials say a young mountain lion euthanized last week was the one that attacked an 8-year-old boy outside his Bailey home. Authorities euthanized two male juvenile lions found roaming in the area after the child was bitten on his head on Aug. 21. The carcasses were sent to a lab for DNA ...
    • Bomb Threat in Vail Valley
      Eagle-Vail—An Eagle-Vail man has been arrested in connection with last night’s bomb threat that forced authorities to evacuate a 64-unit condominium complex.  According to reports from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the bomb threat was made through a 9-1-1 call to the Vail Dispatch Center around 10:30 Sunday night from the Sun River Condominiums on ...
    • Second Bear in Two Weeks Reported on CU Campus
      BOULDER(AP) – Another bear was spotted at the University of Colorado Boulder days after wildlife officials captured a bear on the campus. The bear was sighted near Varsity Lake on the northwest side of campus when students were moving back in Wednesday morning. Campus police say the bear was already gone when they responded. Colorado ...
    • Two Mountain Lions Euthanized by Wildlife Officers
      BAILEY (AP) – Wildlife officials have euthanized two mountain lions after an 8-year-old boy was bitten on the head outside his rural Colorado home. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted Thursday that a landowner within a mile of the site of Wednesday night’s attack in Bailey reported a goat was missing and two mountain lions were ...
    • Space Command HQ to be Based in Colorado
      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be in his home state. Republican Representative Doug Lamborn said Wednesday the command will officially start operations at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs next month. Lamborn says he hopes the Pentagon will choose Peterson for ...
    • Hickenlooper Announces Senate Bid
      WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he will challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner for his Senate seat. Hickenlooper announced his run by video message on Thursday. He becomes the front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary field competing for the right to face Gardner, considered the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. Hickenlooper initially ...
    • Crews Still Monitoring Middle Mamm Fire
      Rifle—The Middle Mamm Fire south of Rifle has been kicking up quite a bit of smoke lately. The 8-acre, managed burn is in a remote area  and is not a threat to any structures. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit say drier weather has influenced fire behavior. Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankens ...
    • Family of Five Displaced Following House Fire
      Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs family of five, including a baby, escaped injury in a house fire Tuesday afternoon. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the home on West 12th Street was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived just after 1 pm.  Firefighters had the fire snuffed out in about a half ...
    • Vandals Damage Garfield County Fairgrounds Kitchen
      Rifle—Rifle police are working to find the vandals who broke into the Garfield County Fairgrounds kitchen, sprayed fire extinguishers and caused at least $25,000  in damage.  In the process, the senseless, destructive late-night stunt also ruined a fundraising event being put on by local Boy Scout Troop 221.  The New Castle and Silt troop had ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...