From the KMTS News Room:

    • Legal Marijuana Businesses & Banking (AP) – The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The bill passed 321-103 on the strength of near-unanimous support from Democrats. Republicans split on it. Many marijuana businesses have relied on cash, ...
    • Rifle Police Investigate Bank Robbery The Rifle Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred shortly after noon today at the Bank of Colorado. According to a Press Release, officers from the Rifle Police Department along with Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputies and Police Officers from Silt and Parachute responded to the Rifle Bank of Colorado at 12:26 PM today. ...
    • “Make Campus Great Again” Coming to Colorado COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump’s supporters. The “Make Campus Great Again” initiative is offering participants training and free pizza, plus swag like campaign buttons and drink insulators to distribute. It’s aimed at building on young ...
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Upholds the P & Z Council’s Denial of ANB Bank Plans It’s back to the drawing board for ANB Bank.  Last night, the Glenwood Springs City Council voted to uphold the Planning and Zoning Commission’s denial of the bank’s plans to build a new bank and office building at 9th and Grand Avenue.  The vote was 5 to 1 with Mayor Pro Tem Shelly Kaup voting ...
    • More Details Released on Pyramid Peak Rescue The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the Denver man that spent two night’s in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area this week. Neil Brosseau reportedly told rescuers that he separated from his hiking group because he decided to summit Pyramid Peak on his own while the rest of his party went back down ...
    • Unprocessed Naturalization Applications are Piling up in Colorado BOULDER (AP) – A report says Colorado has one of the nation’s worst backlogs of unprocessed U.S. naturalization applications, which one of the report authors says is blocking voting rights. The Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the report saying there are 9,325 applications waiting to be processed. A ...
    • Mobile Home Residents Might Have More Protection in Colorado (AP) – Lawmakers began to change Colorado’s place among the vast majority of states where mobile home residents have few protections. With Democratic control of both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s office, lawmakers passed a law this year that gives residents more breathing room to address eviction proceedings and provides a way to ...
    • No Expansion for the Wheeler Opera House ASPEN (AP) – A study has determined a proposed expansion of the Wheeler Opera House  is not feasible. The study commissioned by the city of Aspen concluded the Wheeler project would be too costly and cause unacceptable interference with programming. The report says the financial and operational risks along with the impact on local goodwill ...
    • Search is Over for Over-due Hiker Update:  as of 3:45PM, Neil Brosseau has been found alive and well.  After spending two nights in the Elk Mountains Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Mr Brosseau was found by a cooperative team from the Pitkin county Sheriff’s office, Mountain Rescue Aspen, Colorado National Guard High-Altitude Training Site, Careflight, Flight for Life, and Aspen Ambulance. The Pitkin County ...
    • 27th Street Bridge Will Remain Closed all Week Glenwood Springs—It’s going to be another week of detours around Glenwood Springs.  The 27th Street Bridge will remain closed through Friday, September 20th. The new and improved Sunlight Bridge was originally scheduled to reopen this morning at 6 but due to delays in the dismantling of the old bridge, the highly anticipated slide-in of the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood on Top of Game in WSL Opening Sweep WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/16/19) –The Battle Mountain Huskies didn’t win a single baseball game last season, so their 7-1 non-league record entering Western Slope League play already represented a substantial achievement in comparison. However, the Huskies dropped to 0-5 in league play, losing 15-5 and 8-2, while Glenwood Springs excelled in all phases of its league ...
    • Rockies Postpone 3rd Game Against Braves DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies’ home game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of ...
    • The Avalanche will face the Flames for the first time in the Playoffs Tonight DENVER (AP) – Colorado and Calgary have never met in the playoffs despite both franchises’ Stanley Cup pedigree. The first time figures to be an action-packed contest given both teams can fly up and down the ice. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. The first-round ...
    • Nuggets are the #2 Seed, will Face the Spurs in the Playoffs DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Nuggets trailed 95-84 with four minutes left before finishing with a 15-0 run.  The Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs ...
    • Additional Local High School Sports Scores and Upcoming Scheduled Games LACROSSE Battle Mountain—12    Glenwood Springs—8 SOCCER Glenwood at Rifle—6pm Palisade at Coal Ridge—6pm