From the KMTS News Room:

    • West Slope Coal Mine Owner Cited in Worker Death Rangely—The operator of the Deserado Coal Mine near Rangely has been cited for a safety violation that caused the death of a worker. Blue Mountain Energy was issued a citation last week as the federal Mine Safety Health Administration released the final report into the death of 32 year old Jason Stevens. According to the ...
    • BLM Headquarters Headed West? Denver—In Ryan Zinke’s opinion, the Bureau of Land Management should be headquartered where 99 percent of America’s public lands exist…in the west. The U.S. Interior Secretary and Montana native is carrying out President Trump’s effort to roll back environmental protections and encourage energy development on public land. Zinke says many Interior Department decisions regarding grassland, ...
    • Headstones Sought for Unknown Garfield County Vets Glenwood Springs—Garfield County has it’s fair share of unknown soldiers but one local woman is working hard to make sure they’re all honored with a proper headstone. Lisa Passmore with the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum says some of the soldiers buried in the county date back to the civil war. She says ...
    • Another Colorado Deputy Killed in Line of Duty Colorado Springs—Colorado’s law enforcement community is once again reeling from the shock over the shooting death of one of their own.  34 year old El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick was gunned down in the line of duty Monday afternoon while investigating a stolen car in Colorado Springs.  Two other deputies, a Colorado Springs ...
    • Adams County Deputy Laid to Rest DENVER (AP) – Thousands of people turned out to honor a Colorado sheriff’s deputy shot and killed while chasing a suspect. People lined streets Friday north of Denver to watch a large procession of law enforcement vehicles led by dozens of motorcycles taking Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm’s body to Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. ...
    • Helicopter Crash Settlement DENVER (AP) – An aircraft manufacturer and a medical flight operator have agreed to pay $100 million to a flight nurse who was severely burned in a Colorado helicopter crash. Attorneys for David Repsher say Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer, and Air Methods Corp., the operator, agreed to the payment to settle Repsher’s lawsuit over the 2015 ...
    • Denver Zoo Welcomes First Birth of the New Year DENVER (AP) – A two-toed sloth has been born at the Denver Zoo. The zoo’s sloth named Charlotte gave birth to the baby on Sunday. The mother and her baby made their public debut together on Thursday. The baby sloth is the zoo’s first announced birth in 2018. Zoo officials have yet to name the baby or announce ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new technology to explore the polluted mysteries inside old mines. Officials say robots could get into tight spaces with bad air quality to investigate contaminated water flowing below mountains in Colorado and elsewhere. Understanding what’s inside the mines can help officials prevent or clean up spills ...
    • Oil and Gas Drilling Issue Goes Before State’s High Court Denver— The Colorado Supreme Court will consider a dispute over how much weight should be given to public health and the environment in decisions over oil and gas drilling. The court announced  today that it would hear an appeal of the case. It stems from a 2013 request by six young people who wanted the Colorado Oil ...
    • Dakota Pipeline Shooter to Be Sentenced BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A judge has scheduled a May 31 sentencing for a Denver woman who pleaded guilty in a shooting during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Thirty-eight-year-old Red Fawn Fallis could face up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend no more than seven years. ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 5th HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING The Glenwood Demons host the Steamboat Springs Sailors and Eagle Valley Devils in a triangular meet tonight at 5. MEN’S DOWNHILL BEAVER CREEK (AP) – Erik Guay of Canada turned in the fastest time in downhill training  today in frigid conditions.Guay found the quickest line through the modified Beaver Creek course, finishing in 1 minute, ...
    • Sports, December 4th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Grand Junction—The Rifle Bears were swept by the Fruita Monument Wildcats last night in a couple of non-league games at Colorado Mesa University.  The Lady Bears were on the short end of a 37-23 score in the first game while the Rifle boys fell to the ‘Cats 52-45. Edwards—The Coal Ridge Titans ...
    • Sports, December 3rd LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE POST SEASON HONORS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs Senior Running Back Henry Hill was named the “Back of the Year” in the Western Slope 3A.  Hill led the state in rushing with over 16-hundred yards.  Joining Hill on the 1st team all conference squad were fellow Demons Justin Barham, Garrett Lowe, Cole Adams and ...
    • Sports, November 29th VONN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT RETURN TO SLOPES VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is on the mend and says she might even race in Canada next week.She says her rehab is “going well” and she’s “encouraged.” She adds that her knee is “a lot better than everyone expected” and that leaves her optimistic for next week’s races in ...
    • Sports, November 26th VONN HOPING TO RETURN TO THE SLOPES NEXT WEEK VAIL(AP) – Lindsey Vonn says she is not sure yet what effect her latest knee injury will have on her Sochi Olympics hopes.Asked in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday whether she can put the kind of pressure on the knee she’ll need to train and ...
    • Sports, November 26th NUGGETS WIN IN BIG ‘D’ Dallas,TX—-The Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks last night 110-96.  Ty Lawson led the Nuggets’ scoring effort with 19 points. Nate Robison was right behind him with 17 points including 11 in the fourth quarter.  COLLEGE BASKETBALL/RAMS BLOW PAST PRAIRIE VIEW A & M Fort Collins—The CSU Rams improved to 4 and ...
    • Sports, November 22nd DEL RIO GOING FOR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN Englewood—-Denver Broncos’ interim head coach Jack Del Rio hopes to make it three wins in a row as he leads the team to Foxboro, Massachusetts for this Sunday’s showdown with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  The primetime game is expected to draw a huge audience as future ...
    • Sports, November 21st VONN OUT WITH KNEE INJURY AFTER CRASH VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn’s publicist says the reigning Olympic downhill champion partially tore a ligament in her surgically repaired right knee during a training crash less than three months before the Sochi Games. Lewis Kay said in an email Wednesday that along with a mild strain in the ...
    • Sports, November 20th IF IT’S WEDNESDAY, MANNING WON’T BE PRACTICING ENGLEWOOD (AP) – It’s now been more than a month since Peyton Manning practiced on a Wednesday. The 37-year-old quarterback who hates missing any snaps has had to make some concessions in the backstretch of his stellar career and this is the latest one. His last Wednesday practice came ...
    • Sports, November 19th VONN CRASHES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN DENVER (AP) – Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn has crashed while training ahead of her return to racing following major knee surgery. U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly says Tuesday that Vonn is being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo., on a ...