From the KMTS News Room:

    • Results of Regional Housing Survey to be Unveiled
      Glenwood Springs—There’s a major shortage of housing in the tri-county region according to the results of a recent study. The findings will be presented tomorrow morning during a special work session with the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The study and needs assessment was comprehensive and looked at every community from Battlement Mesa to Avon ...
    • Victims of Fiery Crash Identified
      Lakewood—The four people killed last week when a semi slammed into stopped traffic on eastbound I-70 near the Colorado Mills Shopping Center were all men from Colorado.  The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified them as 61 year old Doyle Harrison of Hudson, 67 year old William Bailey of Arvada, Miguel Arellano of Denver and 69 ...
    • Regional Battles Over Greater Sage Grouse
      Las Vegas, NV—The federal government’s plan to drill for oil and gas in a remote section of northeast Nevada may be challenged in court by conservationists who claim it will harm the habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  The Center for Biological Diversity is threatening a lawsuit if the plan gets the green light from ...
    • 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.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge—3    Glenwood—-2 Grand Valley—-3    Basalt—-0 SOFTBALL Eagle Valley—-9    Rifle—-8   MLB / Rockies SAN DIEGO (AP) – Brett Wallace’s fielder’s choice grounder drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Corey Spangenberg doubled to lead off the ninth against Boone Logan (0-3) ...
    • Sports
      VOLLEYBALL At the Glenwood Invitational, the lady demons defeated grand valley 2 games to none. glenwood will take on telluride tonight. FOOTBALL Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Erie Tigers.  Game time at 7.  Pre-game coverage  begins at 6-45 on KMTS.   In other Western Slope action tonight; Rifle is at Moffat County.  Coal ...
    • Sports
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Aspen—2      Basalt—1 Eagle Valley—3    Coal Ridge—0   SOFTBALL Delta—15       Rifle—-4   ROCKIES DROP TWO TO D-BACKS Game 1   Arizona—6     Colorado—4 Game 2  Arizona—-5     Colorado—3   ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….   NEW YORK (AP) – At the U.S. Open today Serena Williams resumes her quest to become the first player since Steffi Graf (grahf) in 1988 to win all four major tennis tournaments in one year. ...
    • Sports
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Palisade—The Glenwood Demons began Western Slope conference play with a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs at Palisade High School Monday afternoon.  The Demons scored 3 goals in the second half to secure the victory and improve to 2 and 1 overall.  In other Western Slope soccer this afternoon, the Coal Ridge Titans take ...
    • Sports
      ATLANTA (AP) – Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak. Adonis Garcia snapped a 2-2 tie with a homer off Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) in the fourth. ...
    • Scorecard
          INTERLEAGUEFinal            Houston                3    L.A.  Dodgers        2,  10  Innings    AMERICAN  LEAGUEFinal            Cleveland            4    N-Y  Yankees          3Final            Texas                    4    Detroit                  2Final            Kansas  City        8    Boston                    6Final            Minnesota            4    Baltimore              3,  12  InningsFinal            Toronto              12    L.A.  Angels          5Final            Oakland                8    Tampa  Bay              2Final            Seattle                8    Chi  White  Sox      6    NATIONAL  LEAGUEFinal            Arizona                4    Cincinnati            0Final            Philadelphia      2    ...
    • Sports
      ROCKIES WOES CONTINUE DENVER (AP) – Logan Verrett stepped into Matt Harvey’s spot and earned his first major league win in his first start, pitching eight impressive innings and leading the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Sunday. After the NL East-leading Mets posted a pair of 14-9 wins at Coors Field, Verrett (1-0) ...
    • Sports
      DENNIS WINS USA PRO CHALLENGE DENVER (AP) – Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.The 25-year-old Dennis, riding for the American-based BMC team, won two stages, finished second in two stages ...
    • Sports
        NEW YORK (AP) – Curtis Granderson, Kelly Johnson and pinch-hitter Juan Lagares homered and drove in three runs each to help the Mets overpower Colorado 12-3. The NL East leaders complete the sweep and have now won 11 of their last 13 games.  QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) – Skiing champ Lindsay Vonn is heading home ...
    • Sports
      GLENWOOD COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING FOR TITLE Grand Junction—A few weeks ago, they were in last place in the Mountain West Summer College Baseball League with a 5 and 11 record.  Then, the Glenwood Geckos caught fire, reeling off a half dozen wins including yesterday’s 8-5 victory over the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters to put ...