From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado House Approves Bill to Increase Low Vaccination Rates
      DENVER (AP) – After hours of contentious debate and objections by Republicans, Colorado’s Democrat-led House approved a bill designed to lift child vaccination rates that are among the lowest in the nation.  Today, the Senate will vote on an amended version that allows those who oppose vaccinations to try to put a repeal measure on ...
    • Many Cannabis Users Believe Driving Under Influence is Safe
      DENVER (AP) – A survey of Coloradans who use marijuana daily found many believe driving under the influence of the substance is safe. The Colorado Department of Transportation conducted the survey of 18,000 residents from 2017 to 2019. The department wants to build a public awareness campaign about the dangers of driving under the influence ...
    • Denver Broncos Take a Break from Football to Talk About Demonstrations
      (AP) – The Denver Broncos took a break from their usual videoconference football sessions Tuesday to talk about the nationwide demonstrations that were sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Team president Joe Ellis told players the team supports their efforts to fight racial injustice. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated ...
    • Rescue Personnel Searching for Lost Tuber on Colorado River
      DENVER (AP) – Rescue crews are searching for a man who was reported missing after he was last seen on an inner tube on the Colorado River. A man in his 30s was seen near Radium in Grand County around 2 p.m. Sunday. People in the area contacted the Grand County Communication Center about a ...
    • Colorado Supreme Court Rules that Child Abuse Laws Can Not be Applied in the Womb
      DENVER, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled anyone injuring an unborn baby cannot be prosecuted for child abuse. The court’s 4-3 ruling is binding even if the infant is born and survives an in utero attack with lifelong injuries. The majority of justices found the state’s child abuse law is unclear whether ...
    • Former Gov. Hickenlooper Tries to Quash Ethics Subpoena
      DENVER (AP) – Former Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Senate campaign is asking a court to quash a subpoena requiring him to testify during tomorrow’s virtual meeting of the Ethics Commission. Hickenlooper’s campaign says the former governor is happy to testify in-person, but testifying online would violate his due process rights. The hearing involves a complaint filed ...
    • Polis: Colorado adds Hundreds of Coronavirus Contact Tracers
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado is adding more than 800 contact tracers to the state’s coronavirus response to quickly identify virus outbreaks as it gradually reopens its economy. Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency dedicated to enlisting people in public service, will supply AmeriCorps and Senior ...
    • Denver Police Officer Fired for “Let’s start a riot” Post
      DENVER (AP) – A Denver police officer has been fired for posting a photo of himself and two other officers in tactical gear with the caption “Let’s start a riot” in the middle of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd. Officer Thomas McClay was terminated Tuesday, just a day after an investigation was launched. ...
    • Many Garfield County Fair Events Canceled
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Due to the risks involved with COVID-19 and large crowds, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion made by Tom Jankovsky to call off bull riding, professional rodeo, the demolition derby, the monster truck rally, the carnival, and the Friday night concert at this year’s Garfield County Fair. Some events will be ...
    • Garfield County’s “Safer at Home” Variance Mostly Approved
      Garfield County’s request for a variance of the Safer at Home Order was approved yesterday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Per the variance, restaurants, houses of worship, fitness facilities and gyms are allowed to re-open at 50 percent occupancy levels, while still following social distancing guidelines and other restrictions. Recreation areas ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • High School Sports Scores & Upcoming Games
      Softball Rifle-19, Meeker-3 Soccer Glenwood Springs-2, Eagle Valley-1 Salida-3, Coal Ridge-0 Volleyball Palisade-3, Rifle—0 Upcoming Area School Football Games Glenwood vs. Conifer with an early 6pm Kick off at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.  Live broadcast on KMTS & KMTS.com with coverage beginning at 5:45pm. Pueblo County at Rifle – 7pm Coal Ridge at Paonia – 7pm Basalt at Pagosa Springs – 7pm Aspen at Cedaredge – 7pm Tonight’s ...
    • Missy Franklin, Texas Swimmer Exchange Vows
      DENVER (AP) – Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin has married former Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson in suburban Denver. The 24-year-old Franklin announced Saturday’s wedding via Instagram. The Colorado native won five medals, including four golds, as a 17-year-old at the 2012 London Olympics. She won a gold medal as part of ...
    • As The Avalanche Open Camp, Rantanen is Absent
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche are set to open camp and Mikko Rantanen remains in Finland. The 22-year-old restricted free agent is trying to work out the details of a new deal after a season in which he had 87 points. His teammates are optimistic it will be sorted out soon.  
    • Connections Between The Broncos & The Bears Will be on Display Sunday
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Chicago’s game at Denver this weekend is more than a reunion for the Bears and their ex-defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, now head coach of the Broncos. It’s also Danny Trevathan’s return to Denver, where he helped the Broncos win a Super Bowl. It’s also a chance for Todd Davis to show ...
    • Vic Fangio Opens the Regular Season at Home Versus a Familiar Team
      DENVER (AP) – New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio makes his home debut against the Bears this weekend. And this time he knows all too much about pass rusher Khalil Mack. Fangio swears he didn’t know much about the superstar when he joined the Bears last year and helped them end an eight-year playoff drought.
    • Ownership of the Denver Broncos Once Again Under Dispute
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Pat Bowlen’s two oldest daughters have put themselves at risk of being disinherited by challenging their father’s trust, which is in charge of selecting the next controlling owner of the Denver Broncos, a franchise valued at more than $2.5 billion.  Beth Wallace and Amie Klemmer filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the validity ...
    • Lock Might go on IR
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Coach Vic Fangio won’t rule out placing rookie quarterback Drew Lock on injured reserve to start the season. Lock sprained his right thumb against the 49ers and a timetable for his return is up in the air. Lock says he’s never had a sprain this bad and won’t venture a guess as ...
    • 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 ...