From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Man Nabbed in NYC A 25-year-old man from Colorado has been arrested in New York on charges of possessing 40 pounds of the highly potent drug fentanyl. Carlos Ramirez, of Lakewood, was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say it was the largest DEA seizure of fentanyl in New York history. Prosecutors say Ramirez ...
    • Unique Water Rights Deal A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of ...
    • Utah Mine Spill Suit The state of Utah is suing Colorado mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states with a plume of bright-yellow wastewater tainted by arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Utah Attorney General spokesman Dan Burton said Tuesday the state wants cleanup ...
    • River Death – Downtown Denver Authorities say one man died and another managed to fight his way back to shore after the two were swept down a fast-moving river near downtown Denver yesterday. Firefighters pulled an unconscious man from the South Platte River early Tuesday. He later died at a nearby hospital. Searchers found the other man alive near Confluence Park about ...
    • Fire Captain Found Dead A Louisiana fire captain who was wanted for killing his wife in Mississippi has been found dead in western Colorado. 48-year-old Rudolf “Rudi” Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Rudolf pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango on Monday. Jackson says shortly ...
    • Seizing Hiker Rescued Rescuers with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen had to rescue a female hiker near Crater Lake yesterday evening, and ended up having to evacuate her via helicopter due to a medical emergency. Authorities received the first indication of trouble when the Ohio woman apparently activated an emergency beacon around 6 pm. While ...
    • John Bowlen Arrest Warrant Legal problems are stacking up for John Bowlen, the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, following his arrest for drunken driving in California this past weekend – he’s facing trouble back here at home too. On Tuesday, an Arapahoe County Judge issued another arrest warrant for Bowlen, saying that the arrest in California constitutes a ...
    • Final Grand Avenue Bridge Open House Today The whole region has spent more than 2 years preparing for it. And now, with less than 2 weeks to go before the closure and demolition of the Grand Avenue Bridge, officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation are holding one last open house this evening to help area residents get ready for the fourth ...
    • Body Found May Be Treasure Hunter Investigators in Fremont County haven’t yet identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River last week, but they suspect that it may turn out to be a man who moved to Colorado to search for a box of treasure hidden by a wealthy art dealer – a challenge that has drawn nationwide attention ...
    • Gateway Shooter Held on $1M Bond The suspect who shot at multiple passing vehicles on a highway near Gateway on Sunday afternoon is behind bars in the Mesa County Jail, and likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. 54-year-old Rick Whited is now facing five charges of attempted murder and six counts of felony menacing. Investigators say that Whited sat in ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, June 21st CARBONDALE SET TO HOST BICYCLE TOUR OF COLORADO Carbondale—The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is coming to Carbondale. Race organizers expect cyclists to arrive Monday afternoon around 2. STRAWBERRY SHORTCUT Glenwood Springs—A huge field of competitors is expected for the 36th annual Strawberry Shortcut this Sunday morning. Three events are scheduled beginning with the 10k at 7 o’clock, ...
    • Sports, June 20th DENVER (AP) – New Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says re-signing free agent shooting guard Andre Igoudala is his No. 1 priority. Connelly was formally introduced on Thursday by team president Josh Kroenke. Connelly tells reporters that “the last guy we talked to before coming in for this press conference ...
    • Rapids Coach, Defender Suspended by MLS COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja and defender Hendry Thomas have been suspended one game by MLS for their actions against San Jose last week. Both served their suspensions Wednesday when the Rapids travel to Chicago. They each drew fines from the league as well. Pareja drew a suspension when he left his area and entered ...
    • Blue Jays Beat Rockies 8-3, Oswalt to Start Today TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis added back-to-back shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Tuesday night. Toronto has its longest winning streak since a 10-game run in late 2008. Esmil Rogers (3-2) worked 6 2-3 innings to beat his former team and win ...
    • Sports, June 18th ROCKIES SHUTOUT BY BLUE JAYS TORONTO (AP) – Maicer Izturis hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth consecutive game Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 behind Josh Johnson and two relievers. Johnson struck out a season-high 10 over 7 1-3 innings but remained winless ...
    • Sports, June 17th NUGGETS FILL FRONT OFFICE VACANCY The Denver Nuggets have hired Tim Connelly as executive vice president of basketball operations. Team President Josh Kroenke confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that Connelly will take over for Masai Ujiri, who left to become general manager of the Toronto Raptors. Connelly has been the ...
    • Sports, June 14th BANGED UP ROCKIES LOSE RUBBER GAME TO NATIONALS DENVER (AP) – Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and the Washington Nationals beat the depleted Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday. The Rockies lost four players and a coach, as well as the rubber match of the three-game series. ...
    • Sports, June 13th BRONCOS SHOW VETERAN RUNNING BACK THE DOOR ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee, their leading rusher last year. The 31-year-old running back is the NFL’s active leader with 33 100-yard games. McGahee is coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. ...
    • Sports, June 12th ALL CONFERENCE HONORS FOR LOCAL LACROSSE PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—A pair of Glenwood Springs High School Lacrosse players earned all conference honors for their performances during the 2013 season. Demons’ Senior Trip Axtell was named first team All Mountain League while his teammate, Josiah Maner earned second team honors. ROCKIES BEAT NATIONALS, GAIN GROUND ...
    • Sports, June 11th ROCKIES HOST NATIONALS TONIGHT Denver—The Colorado Rockies host the Washington Nationals tonight at Coors Field. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for the Rockies while Dan Haren toes the rubber for the Nationals. The Rockies are 34 and 30 and in third place in the National League West, 2 games behind the first place ...