From the KMTS News Room:

    • Lamborn Didn’t Qualify for Primary DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled that six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn didn’t qualify for his party’s primary. The court ruled Monday that Lamborn’s re-election campaign didn’t collect enough valid voter signatures to make the party’s June 26 primary. It reversed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit that challenged the validity of voter ...
    • Supreme Court: Minor Changes to Tax Policy Exempt from TABOR DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the legality of sales taxes that are collected by two special districts in metropolitan Denver. Monday’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a taxpayer advocacy group in 2013. It sued the Regional Transportation District and a cultural district for allegedly violating Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. TABOR ...
    • Federal Mineral Lease District Spring Grants Announced GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A half million dollars will make a big splash to help build the new pool in Rifle.  The 9.5 million dollar project was the big winner of the spring grants announced by the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District. The grant will help Rifle offset the cost of the project that was given the ...
    • Three Democrats Vying For 3rd Congressional District Nomination EAGLE—Arn Menconi has been officially placed on the Democrat primary ballot to run for Congress.  The former Eagle County Commissioner and one time Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate managed to collect enough petition signatures according to Secretary of State Wayne Williams.  Menconi joins two other candidates on the Democrat ballot; former State Representative ...
    • Cattle Creek & Braderich Creek Prescribed Burns Should Happen Soon GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. –Pending favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) are expecting a window of opportunity within the next few days to a week to conduct prescribed burn operations for the Cattle Creek and/or Braderich Creek prescribed burns. The prescribed burns will each target up ...
    • Silt Election Shake Up Silt—There’s been a big change in the election results for the town of Silt.  TJ Tucker, one of nine candidates running for four open seats on the board of trustees initially ended up out of the running on election night with only 138 votes. After a recount, Tucker finished third with 246 votes. The 108 ...
    • Colorado Political Parties Making Big Decisions This weekend Colorado’s major party assemblies on Saturday will help shape who gets into the gubernatorial primaries on June 26. A surprisingly open Republican governor’s contest features candidates trying to court conservative delegates loyal to President Donald Trump. The Democratic contest is headlined by two candidates pledging a distinctly anti-Trump agenda. The Republican State Assembly will be ...
    • Fire Officials Say This Could The Busiest Season in 5 to 6 Years Fire officials are expecting a busy wildfire season in Colorado this year after an abnormally dry winter. Colorado’s fire management director, Mike Morgan, said Friday that this summer could be the worst wildfire season since the deadly and destructive seasons of 2012 and 2013. Based on its experience in those years, Gov. John Hickenlooper says ...
    • Republican Candidate Protests Challenger’s deadline submission Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman is protesting challenger Walker Stapleton’s decision to compete at the party’s state assembly this weekend. Coffman sent a letter Thursday to state party attorney Scott Gessler insisting that Stapleton missed an April 2 deadline for declaring he would seek to qualify for the June primary at Saturday’s assembly.
    • Grand Junction Trustee Resigns A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. Palisade trustees are the licensing authority for the town’s marijuana businesses and therefore cannot hold a marijuana license.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Sports, November 18th BRONCOS BEAT CHIEFS, TIED FOR FIRST IN AFC WEST DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL’s last undefeated team. The Broncos tied Kansas City at 9-1 atop the AFC ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Season Ends in Quarterfinal Rematch with Delta, 13-9 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/16/13) — Three yards. Just nine feet to extend a marvelous season with their red-clad, face-painted fans exhorting them to push that final distance, the Glenwood Demons came up short in their 3A Quarterfinal rematch with the Delta Panthers, 13-9, under gray and rainy skies at Stubler Field Saturday. Back when the eight game ...
    • Sports, November 15th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons welcome the Delta Panthers to Stubler Memorial Field tomorrow for a big, quarterfinal showdown at 1 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 12:30.  The fun and festivities however will kick off at 10am in front of the high school with ...
    • Sports, November 14th MANNING IN UNIFORM ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is back on the practice field for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for an AFC West showdown against Kansas City. The Denver quarterback missed Wednesday’s practice while his sore right ankle heals, but he was out with his teammates and in uniform Thursday. Manning had an MRI ...
    • Sports, November 13th GLENWOOD / DELTA TAILGATE PARTY IN THE WORKS Glenwood Springs—Interest and excitement about a tailgate celebration prior to the Glenwood Demons’ quarterfinal playoff game against Delta at Stubler Memorial Field is growing.  Parents, boosters and fans will join KMTS for a live broadcast and plenty of pregame chow this Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  The 19th ...
    • Sports, November 12th WHAT THE FOX SAY…”I’M COMING BACK” ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Fox said Tuesday that he plans on returning to the sideline this season. Fox is recovering from heart surgery for a genetic defect.  In a conference call with media in Denver, he said, “My goal and dream is to be there before the conclusion of ...