From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Reinsurance Bill in Trouble DENVER (AP) – Colorado Senators Bob Rankin and Kerry Donovan are working frantically on a bill to cut rural health insurance premiums by having the state help private insurers. But the reinsurance bill has been drastically changed. The reinsurance bill faces tough odds with the session scheduled to end May 3. If it passes the ...
    • Former Colorado University Football Coach Going to Jail BOULDER (AP) – A former assistant football coach for the University of Colorado has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.  Joe Tumpkin was sentenced in Broomfield District Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor assault. Tumpkin and his attorneys declined to comment following the sentencing hearing ...
    • Potential Legal Battles Loom Over Oil & Gas Bill DENVER (AP) – Opponents of a new Colorado oil and gas law that puts public safety ahead of production are dropping an attempt to overturn it this year. They said Thursday that they may try in 2020. They had planned to ask voters this November to repeal and replace the law, but the Colorado secretary ...
    • Horrific, Fiery Crash Closes I-70 in West Denver LAKEWOOD (AP) – A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said today  there’s no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in Thursday’s crash on Interstate 70. He said investigators are looking at ...
    • Mesa County Man may get a New Trial GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Prosecutors in Mesa County plan to appeal a ruling overturning the conviction of a man found guilty in the bludgeoning deaths of a woman and her daughter in 1996.  Verle Mangum, was 17 at the time of the killings in Clifton. District Court Judge James Boyd ruled that Mangum should get ...
    • Magazine Capacity is in the State Supreme Court Again DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s highest court is set to decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person’s state constitutional right to bear arms. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday that it would hear the case, which stems from a 2016 lawsuit by ...
    • Bill for State Run Health Care Moves On DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s House has sent to the governor a bill to develop a state-run health insurance option. The bill directs state agencies to recommend a plan to compete with private insurance plans and those offered on Colorado’s health care exchange.
    • National Monument Designated as One of the Best Places to be in the Dark JENSEN, Utah (AP) – A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world’s best places to view the stars. Officials at Dinosaur National Monument say the landmark has been designated an International Dark Sky Park for its “exceptional quality of natural darkness.” The monument straddling the Utah-Colorado border is ...
    • Rocky Mountain Resources/Garfield County Meeting Tonight Glenwood Springs—Company officials operating the quarry in West Glenwood Springs are preparing to get an earful of complaints from citizens at tonight’s public meeting.  Several people are expected to sign up to testify before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners regarding Rocky Mountain Resources’ alleged violations of the current Special Use Permit.  The county’s community ...
    • State Says More Well Inspections will Lead to Cleaner Air DACONO (AP) – The latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment show that state inspections of oil and gas sites may spur significant improvement in air quality. State health officials inspected about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS State Basketball: DEMONS BOW OUT AT VALOR CHRISTIAN HIGHLANDS RANCH (2/26/16) – There was no role-reversal in the David versus Goliath first round match-up between Glenwood Springs (12-12) and Valor Christian (22-2), though the eighth-seeded Demons fired a few well-aimed missiles and had the number-one host school within range in the third quarter before falling 70-36 in the 4A state basketball playoffs. “Turnovers put ...
    • 2016 3A High School Basketball District Tournament Brackets 2016 3A Boys Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope // 2016 3A Girls Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope
    • SPORTS 3A WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT BRACKETS GIRLS WESTERN SLOPE – TOP 4 ADVANCE Tuesday February 23rd – Quarterfinals (Higher Seed hosts) 7:00pm:  #1 Moffat County vs #8 Aspen 5:30pm:  #4 Coal Ridge vs #5 Gunnison 5:30pm:  #3 Grand Valley vs #6 Roaring Fork 7:00pm:  #2 Olathe vs #7 Basalt Friday February 26th – Semifinals (Grand Junction Central HS) ...
    • SPORTS STATE 4A BASKETBALL BRACKETS GIRLS REGION #1 #1 Valor Christian vs #8 Fort Morgan #4 Berthoud vs #5 Sierra #3 Mullen vs #6 Green Mountain #2 Palisade vs #7 Golden REGION #2 #1 Mesa Ridge vs #8 Kennedy #4 Centaurus vs #5 Vista Ridge #3 Pueblo South vs #6 Vista Peak #4 Holy Family vs #7 Silver ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DURANGO EDGES RIFLE BOYS FOR DISTRICT CROWN; GLENWOOD BOYS & RIFLE GIRLS FALL TO 4TH GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/16) – The goal for the Rifle Bears against high-flying Durango was a 4A district championship game “in the 30’s,” said boys basketball coach Roger Walters, and his team more than delivered on the defensive end. But Durango, seeded number one coming down from the 5A Southwestern League, got loose just long ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REACH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; GLENWOOD BOYS AND RIFLE GIRLS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PLACE GRAND JUNCTION (2/19/16) – “For three quarters we were really good and got what we wanted,” Rifle boys basketball coach Roger Walters said after his team overcame an avalanche of 4th-quarter three-pointers by Steamboat Springs for a 48-39 win. The victory puts the second-seeded Bears (19-3) in the 4A Western Slope League District championship game ...
    • KMTS District Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME, RIFLE GIRLS KO DEVILS PALISADE (2/18/16) – “Our young players want to send our seniors to state, and they did it!” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach exulted after the Demons overcame a second-half comeback by Battle Mountain for a 43-38 overtime win in the first-round of the Western Slope League 4A district tournament. The victory over fifth-seeded Battle Mountain (11-10) ...
    • SPORTS CLASS 4A SWL/WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT – BOYS Games at Central and Palisade High Schools Quarterfinals – Thursday February 18th 7:30pm/CHS:  #1 Durango (13-7) vs #8 Delta (9-11) 4:30pm/PHS:  #4 Glenwood Springs (11-9) vs #5 Battle Mountain (11-9) 7:30pm/PHS:  #3 Palisade (10-10) vs #6 Steamboat Springs (10-10) 4:30pm/CHS:  #2 Rifle (17-3) vs #7 Montrose (4-16) ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN PAYBACK OVER PALISADE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/9/16) – “We were upset about the loss in Palisade,” Glenwood senior Cam Horning said after his second-half heroics insured the outcome would be different in a tightly contested duel that wasn’t decided until his two free throws with 14 seconds left insured a 59-54 win over the Bulldogs. The victory, after ten ties ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES GIRLS Palisade—60       Glenwood Springs—31 Rifle—–54          Eagle Valley——38 Coal Ridge—44    Aspen——32   BOYS Glenwood Springs—-59    Palisade—-54 Rifle—55        Eagle Valley—49   (Rifle claims Western Slope Crown) Coal Ridge—63       Aspen—-52 NHL / AVS DENVER (AP) – Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves and chipped in with an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday ...