From the KMTS News Room:

    • Snowmass Base Village Evacuation 2:10PM Update:  The Evacuation order has been lifted.  The gas leak has been fixed.  All residents may return to the area. 10:50AM Update:  Black Hills Energy is estimating that it will be mid-afternoon before the Gas leak is repaired. 9:10AM:  Due to a gas leak, the Base Village properties need to evacuate. This evacuation includes: -Residents in the east ...
    • More Crews Assigned to Middle Mamm Fire as Size Grows to Almost 1,000 Acres Fueled by strong winds, the Middle Mamm Fire grew nearly three times by late Friday to 941 acres. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says winds pushed the fire north onto private land Friday, igniting a spot fire in dense spruce-fir stand in Gant Gulch. Lockwood says a number of smaller fires have ...
    • Closures in Effect Near Middle Mamm Fire As the Middle Mamm Fire continues to burn, officials with the White River National Forest have issued closures for firefighter access and public safety. The closure area on the White River National Forest includes several miles of Forest Service Trail 2160 from the West Mamm drainage to the intersection of the Battlements Trail (FST 2160) ...
    • Man Convicted & Sentenced in Death of 3 year old. COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A Colorado man has been convicted of murdering a 3-year-old girl and was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole. An El Paso County jury has convicted 30-year-old David Klein Lake in the 2017 death of Bella Rich.
    • Evacuations Ordered due to South Central Colorado Wildfire SALIDA (AP) – High winds have spread a lightning-caused wildfire in central Colorado that’s prompted evacuation orders for several neighborhoods. Chaffee County sheriff’s and fire officials are alerting residents in areas south of Salida to leave their homes as the fire burned on national forest land about 9 miles south of town.
    • Black Market Marijuana Farmer Sentenced GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Asian man who was busted three years ago for running a black market marijuana farm in Rifle is headed to prison.  Long Luong was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.  Luong pleaded guilty last May for conspiring to grow and ship over 15-hundred pounds of illegally grown weed. The pot ...
    • Suspected Bank Robber Caught RIFLE—The man suspected of robbing the Bank of Colorado in Rifle and Craig in the last 10 days was arrested this morning at a motel in Denver. Rudy Cardenas was taken into custody by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. An unidentified woman who was with Cardenas was also detained. A detective with the Rifle ...
    • Several States Sue to Stop Legislation to Weaken the Endangered Species Act SEATTLE (AP) – Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, follows a similar challenge filed last month by several environmental groups, including the Humane Society and the Sierra Club. The new rules begin taking effect Thursday. They for ...
    • Judge says there is Enough Evidence to Hold a Trial for Teen in School Shooting CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado judge says prosecutors have enough evidence to hold a trial for a teenager charged in a school shooting that killed one of his classmates in a Denver suburb. Judge Theresa Slade on Wednesday ruled that 19-year-old Devon Erickson should stand trial on murder, attempted murder charges in the ...
    • Federal Lawsuit Claims Wildfires Started by Railroad Company DURANGO (AP) – A federal lawsuit says nearly 50 fires in Colorado were ignited by a railroad company in the weeks leading up to a major wildfire. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused smaller fires along its tracks in the weeks leading up to the 416 Fire. The U.S. Forest Service has filed ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Vic Fangio Opens the Regular Season at Home Versus a Familiar Team DENVER (AP) – New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio makes his home debut against the Bears this weekend. And this time he knows all too much about pass rusher Khalil Mack. Fangio swears he didn’t know much about the superstar when he joined the Bears last year and helped them end an eight-year playoff drought.
    • Ownership of the Denver Broncos Once Again Under Dispute ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Pat Bowlen’s two oldest daughters have put themselves at risk of being disinherited by challenging their father’s trust, which is in charge of selecting the next controlling owner of the Denver Broncos, a franchise valued at more than $2.5 billion.  Beth Wallace and Amie Klemmer filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the validity ...
    • Lock Might go on IR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Coach Vic Fangio won’t rule out placing rookie quarterback Drew Lock on injured reserve to start the season. Lock sprained his right thumb against the 49ers and a timetable for his return is up in the air. Lock says he’s never had a sprain this bad and won’t venture a guess as ...
    • Rockies, Broncos Lose; Retirement Suits Lindsey Vonn SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his second leadoff home run in as many games – and a team-record sixth this season – and the San Diego Padres scored five unearned runs in the sixth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3. Tatis broke the old record of five leadoff homers by ...
    • 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 ...