From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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. ...
    • Rifle Election Results Rifle—Two incumbents and one familiar newcomer were the top vote-getters in yesterday’s Rifle City Council elections.  Incumbent Joe Elliot captured nearly 48 percent of the vote with 388.  Ed Green won re-election with 368 votes while Rifle-Garfield County Airport Manager Brian Condie came in third with 341 votes. All three will serve four-year terms. Incumbent ...
    • Burnout Operations Underway at Hunt Fire Meeker—Rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters slow down the growth of the Hunt Fire north of the Roan Plateau.  The fire, started by lightning on September 5th, has burned almost 2,600 acres in thick brush on ridges and valleys 26 miles southwest of Meeker. While Crews with the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit allow ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Denver Bronco Back-ups get to Start the Hall of Fame Game ENGLEWOOD, CO. (AP) – Joe Flacco will have to wait another week to make his Denver debut. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he’ll start last year’s backup, Kevin Hogan, against Atlanta in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday night. He’ll be followed by rookies Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. That means Flacco is slated ...
    • Rockies Find Their Pitching & Offence Against the Dodgers DENVER (AP) – Jon Gray allowed three hits over eight innings to win for the first time in a month, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night for just their third win in 11 games this season against the NL champions. Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth ...
    • Former Rockies All-Star “Tulo” Retiring from MLB BOSTON (AP) – Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he’s retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017. Tulowitzki was NL Rookie of the Year runner-up and a five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies. But he appeared in only five games with the New York Yankees this season ...
    • Exhausted Rockies Beat Nationals, 8-7 WASHINGTON (AP) – Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, allowing three runs for the first time in more than two months, and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Washington Nationals 8-7 in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off Fernando Rodney, who ...
    • Giants Sweep Rockies DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt’s homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2 DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team’s website, Bowlen’s family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASEBALL: GLENWOOD & RIFLE FALL IN LENGTHY FIRST ROUND GAMES THORNTON (5/17/19) – First, there were no umpires, then there were lightning delays, so Rifle’s first-round 4A state playoff game, which was to begin at 10 a.m. at Skyview High School, finally ended three-and-a-half hours later with the 8th-seeded Bears falling to the top-seeded Wolverines, 7-3. Arriving for their scheduled 12:30 game, the 5th-seeded Glenwood Springs ...