From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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.
    • Avalanche Victim Identified Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Killed Aspen—He saved hundreds of lives during his 30 years as a member of the elite Mountain Rescue Aspen team.  57 year old John Galvin was killed in Sunday afternoon’s avalanche after being slammed into a tree outside the boundaries of Aspen Highlands.  Galvin and a friend were ascending the Maroon ...
    • Garfield County Sends Letter Caerus Over Road Closure Garfield County Sends Letter Caerus Over Road Closure Glenwood Springs—Caerus Oil and Gas will be getting a letter from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners regarding the company’s intention to close access to some prime recreational wilderness along Divide Road.  Caerus recently bought Encana’s interests in the area on the Roan Plateau and cited ‘worker safety’ as ...
    • Mountain Rescue Aspen Member Dies In Avalanche ASPEN (AP) – A member of a Colorado mountain search and rescue team died in a weekend avalanche outside the boundaries of the Aspen Highlands ski resort. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says two skiers were using climbing skins to ascend through an area called Maroon Bowl on Sunday when they were caught in an ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, July 9th BRONCOS EXEC BUSTED IN BRECKENRIDGE FOR DUI Breckenridge—Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel and former All-America CU Buffaloes linebacker Matt Russell was arrested last weekend for drunk driving in Breckenridge after rear-ending a police patrol vehicle.  Russell, who won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker in 1996, bonded out of the Summit County jail ...
    • Sports, July 8th ROCKIES SWEPT BY D-BACKS PHOENIX (AP) – Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies. Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh attempt at win No. 10. ...
    • Sports, July 5th ROCKIES AVOID SWEEP AGAINST DODGERS DENVER (AP) – Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday night. Cuddyer, who recently had his team-record, 27-game hitting streak snapped, also added a two-run double as the Rockies avoided being swept by ...
    • Sports, July 3rd   ROCKIES SHUTOUT AT HOME BY KERSHAW, DODGERS DENVER (AP) – Clayton Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season and rookie sensation Yasiel Puig had three more hits, including a solo homer, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.The 22-year-old Puig also added ...
    • Sports, July 2nd LOCAL SWIMMERS HEADING TO STATE COMPETITION Glenwood Springs—Team Sopris is coming off a fourth place finish at last weekend’s Grand Junction Invitational. This weekend, 15 of the team’s best swimmers will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the Rocky Mountain State Games. The Western Slope Championship meet will be held July 19th ...
    • Sports, July 1st AVS PICK FIRST IN DRAFT Denver—The Colorado Avalanche got the first overall pick in yesterday’s NHL draft. The Avs chose 17 year old forward and scoring phenom Nathan McKinnon.  The 6-1, 185 pounder is from the same hometown as Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. ROCKIES LOSE FINALE TO GIANTS Denver—The Colorado Rockies lost to the San Francisco ...
    • Sports, June 28th NBA DRAFT DAY INCLUDES WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’ DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies and have also dealt their first-round pick in Thursday night’s draft to the Utah Jazz. The Nuggets didn’t want to pay another young prospect to sit on their bench. So, they traded Frenchman Rudy ...
    • Sports, June 27th TULO FEELING BETTER Denver—(AP)Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says his broken rib is healing and he hopes to return in time to help his team make a run at an NL West title. Tulowitzki says he has begun some light throwing and the injury feels more like a “bruise” after two weeks on the ...
    • Sports, June 26th ROCKIES LOSE TO RED SOX AGAIN Boston—The Colorado Rockies were clobbered by the Red Sox last night in Boston, 11 to 4. Dustin Pedroia had four RBI in leading Boston’s offensive attack. Today, Roy Oswalt (0-1) pitches for the Rockies against John Lackey (4-5) in the finale of a two-game series with the Boston Red Sox. ...
    • Sports, June 24th LONDON (AP) – Recently crowned French Open champ Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) was ousted from Wimbledon today on the first day of play. Nadal, who is a two-time winner of the event, was beaten by Steve Darcis (DAR’-see) of Belgium, the 135th ranked player in the world, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. Like Nadal, Sara Errani (ehr-RAH’-nee) ...