From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hickenlooper U.S. Senate Bid DENVER – Colorado U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has filed petitions with the secretary of state’s office in hopes of qualifying for the state Democratic Party’s June 30 primary. The former two-term governor heads a field of Democrats hoping to face Republican Cory Gardner in November. The Democrats’ Senate race also is headlined by former ...
    • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Delays The Jordan Cove Decision COOS BAY, OREGON—The Jordan Cove Pipeline project is on hold. Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to delay it’s vote on the liquid natural gas pipeline that would ship product from the Piceance Basin to the Oregon coast.  The news is disappointing to western slope Congressman Scott Tipton who immediately wrote a letter ...
    • Garfield County School District RE-2 Superintendent Fired Rifle—Garfield Re-2 School District Superintendent Brent Curtice has been fired.  During it’s meeting two nights ago, the Re-2 School Board of Directors voted unanimously to terminate the contract of Curtice with no cause as stipulated in the contract.  Curtice had already announced his decision to retire and the end of this school year.  While no ...
    • Colorado University to Offer Cannabis-Related Degree PUEBLO (AP) – University officials in Colorado have received state approval to offer a cannabis-related degree program.  Colorado State University is expected to launch the program this fall at its Pueblo campus. Officials say the Cannabis, Biology and Chemistry program would focus on the science necessary to work in the cannabis field and emphasize natural ...
    • University of Northern Colorado puts Greek Life on Hold DENVER (AP) – The University of Northern Colorado is barring fraternities and sororities from participating in recruitment, initiation, parties and formals this semester after reports of sexual misconduct, drug use and underage drinking. The temporary halt to Greek activities will allow each fraternity and sorority chapter to create a detailed safety and success plan that ...
    • Road to Utah Ski Area Re-Opens After Multiple Avalanches SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Officials have re-opened the only road in and out of a Utah ski area east of Salt Lake City that was closed for days after multiple avalanches. Alta Ski Area visitors and employees were required to stay indoors until Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Saturday. The Alta and Snowbird resorts had ...
    • Colorado Jail Supervisor Resigned Amid Harassment Claims COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Investigative records say a Colorado jail supervisor resigned from a sheriff’s office amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments to female inmates. Walter Steven Woods resigned from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 30. Woods’ resignation came two weeks after the alleged misconduct was reported to ...
    • New Hampshire Poses A Last Chance For Struggling 2020 Democrats PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – Several Democratic presidential candidates who are lagging in the polls are making their final pitches before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and several others are barnstorming New Hampshire in search of the votes they hope will give ...
    • Massive Firework Shot Over Colorado Breaks World Record STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(AP) – A firework launched over Steamboat Springs set a record as the world’s largest aerial firework. The 2,800-pound shell flew 2,200 feet above the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival before it burst on Saturday night. The explosion turned the sky bright red and drew gasps from the crowd. Guinness World Records representatives witnessed and ...
    • Skier Dies on Colorado Ski Area STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – A skier died at Steamboat  after falling into a tree well.  53-year-old Frank Maimone of Philadelphia was found on an expert ski trail Saturday afternoon. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg says Maimone died at the UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Ski Patrol performed CPR throughout Maimone’s ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Rockies, Broncos Lose; Retirement Suits Lindsey Vonn SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his second leadoff home run in as many games – and a team-record sixth this season – and the San Diego Padres scored five unearned runs in the sixth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3. Tatis broke the old record of five leadoff homers by ...
    • Denver Bronco Back-ups get to Start the Hall of Fame Game ENGLEWOOD, CO. (AP) – Joe Flacco will have to wait another week to make his Denver debut. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he’ll start last year’s backup, Kevin Hogan, against Atlanta in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday night. He’ll be followed by rookies Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. That means Flacco is slated ...
    • Rockies Find Their Pitching & Offence Against the Dodgers DENVER (AP) – Jon Gray allowed three hits over eight innings to win for the first time in a month, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night for just their third win in 11 games this season against the NL champions. Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth ...
    • Former Rockies All-Star “Tulo” Retiring from MLB BOSTON (AP) – Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he’s retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017. Tulowitzki was NL Rookie of the Year runner-up and a five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies. But he appeared in only five games with the New York Yankees this season ...
    • Exhausted Rockies Beat Nationals, 8-7 WASHINGTON (AP) – Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, allowing three runs for the first time in more than two months, and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Washington Nationals 8-7 in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off Fernando Rodney, who ...
    • Giants Sweep Rockies DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt’s homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2 DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team’s website, Bowlen’s family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...