From the KMTS News Room:

    • Middle Mamm Fire Growing, Public Meeting Planned RIFLE—The wildfire that’s been burning 10 miles south of Rifle for over a month continues to grow steadily.  On windy days, the smell of smoke can be strong coming from the Middle Mamm Fire and will often lead to a lot of calls from concerned citizens.  That’s one reason officials with the Upper Colorado River ...
    • Sunrise Court Fire Fully Contained Glenwood Springs—The Sunrise Court Fire south of Glenwood Springs is fully contained.  That official declaration was made at 7 o’clock this morning. The fire that broke out around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on the hillside near the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport burned almost 20 acres…19.7 to be exact.  Several residents in the area had to be ...
    • Court of Appeals Denies Sentence Reduction for Convicted Sex Offender GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The Colorado Court of Appeals has declined to reduce the 204-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting children. The court last week rejected David Relaford’s arguments that the jury was unfairly biased at his trial.The 46-year-old Grand Junction man was convicted in 2014 of kidnapping and 26 counts ...
    • Euthanized Mountain Lion Confirmed as the Mountain Lion that Attacked Youth Last Week DENVER (AP) – Wildlife officials say a young mountain lion euthanized last week was the one that attacked an 8-year-old boy outside his Bailey home. Authorities euthanized two male juvenile lions found roaming in the area after the child was bitten on his head on Aug. 21. The carcasses were sent to a lab for DNA ...
    • Bomb Threat in Vail Valley Eagle-Vail—An Eagle-Vail man has been arrested in connection with last night’s bomb threat that forced authorities to evacuate a 64-unit condominium complex.  According to reports from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the bomb threat was made through a 9-1-1 call to the Vail Dispatch Center around 10:30 Sunday night from the Sun River Condominiums on ...
    • Second Bear in Two Weeks Reported on CU Campus BOULDER(AP) – Another bear was spotted at the University of Colorado Boulder days after wildlife officials captured a bear on the campus. The bear was sighted near Varsity Lake on the northwest side of campus when students were moving back in Wednesday morning. Campus police say the bear was already gone when they responded. Colorado ...
    • Two Mountain Lions Euthanized by Wildlife Officers BAILEY (AP) – Wildlife officials have euthanized two mountain lions after an 8-year-old boy was bitten on the head outside his rural Colorado home. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted Thursday that a landowner within a mile of the site of Wednesday night’s attack in Bailey reported a goat was missing and two mountain lions were ...
    • Space Command HQ to be Based in Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be in his home state. Republican Representative Doug Lamborn said Wednesday the command will officially start operations at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs next month. Lamborn says he hopes the Pentagon will choose Peterson for ...
    • Hickenlooper Announces Senate Bid WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he will challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner for his Senate seat. Hickenlooper announced his run by video message on Thursday. He becomes the front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary field competing for the right to face Gardner, considered the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. Hickenlooper initially ...
    • Crews Still Monitoring Middle Mamm Fire Rifle—The Middle Mamm Fire south of Rifle has been kicking up quite a bit of smoke lately. The 8-acre, managed burn is in a remote area  and is not a threat to any structures. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit say drier weather has influenced fire behavior. Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankens ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rockies bring Murphy back from Injured List DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have reinstated infielder Daniel Murphy from the 10-day injured list before Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Murphy is in the lineup at first base and batting third. The 34-year-old fractured his left index finger diving for a grounder in the second game of the season. He was placed on the ...
    • Broncos Keep Quiet on Draft, but address Harris Jr’s Contract ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway isn’t tipping his hand when it comes to quarterbacks in this week’s NFL draft. But Elway had plenty to stay about star cornerback Chris Harris, who is skipping the team’s offseason program. Elway says it’s voluntary so he’s not mad about his absence but he stressed ...
    • Nuggets Win Big in Game 5 DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic comes within two assists of another triple double and Jamal Murray leads six Denver Nuggets in double figure scoring with 23 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-90 in Game 5 of their playoff series. Denver led by as many as 30 points before resting their ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores Baseball Coal Ridge—14                        Grand Valley—-4 Rifle—-11                                  Middle Park——2 Montezuma Cortez—13         Roaring Fork—-9 Montezuma Cortez—–5        Roaring Fork—–3 Soccer Glenwood Springs—-10        Rifle——0 Aspen—-10            ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Comes Back in Final Inning to Split with Rifle RIFLE (4/20/19) – After an error-fueled 10-3 loss in the opener of a doubleheader to the rival Rifle Bears, the winds of change helped Glenwood Springs come back from a 4-0 deficit in game two and earn a 7-5 win with a seventh-inning rally. A wild first inning provided a preview of what was to come ...
    • Broncos are Set-up to Take a Top Defensive Player in the Upcoming NFL Draft ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway’s trade for Joe Flacco in the offseason sets him up to capitalize once again on a draft deep with defensive playmakers. The Broncos own the 10th overall pick and although there’s speculation Elway will draft a quarterback, it’s unlikely the prototype he likes will be available ...
    • Avalanche Will Try to Wrap-up the Series in Calgary Tonight DENVER (AP) – Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Top scorer Johnny Gaudreau has been held to one assist in the first-round matchup. Teammate Mark Giordano has just two assists after finishing second in scoring among defensemen ...
    • Rockies find the Long Ball in Philly DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs in his return to the lineup and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. McMahon had the first multi-homer game of his career and helped the Rockies snap a five-game home losing streak. Colorado ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Struggle in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver. Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio.
    • Local High School Sports Scores SOCCER Glenwood—-6             Eagle Valley—–1 Roaring Fork—-3       Grand Junction Central—-1 BASEBALL Meeker—-8                 Coal Ridge—-6 Roaring Fork—8         Moffat County—-7