From the KMTS News Room:

    • Utah Man Guilty of Killing GJ Woman A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed on drugs in Utah has pleaded guilty to charges in the case. 50-year-old Raymond Cordova, of Grand Junction pleaded guilty in Utah this week to desecrating human remains and obstructing justice. Cordova is scheduled to ...
    • National Park Funding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park, joined by Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior Department says in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, ...
    • Fort Collins Fire Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning south of Fort Collins. The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was lifted Saturday night. Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 40 percent contained. Helicopters have been using Horsetooth Reservoir to scoop up water to ...
    • Tubing Fatality Jefferson County authorities say a Castle Rock man has died while inner tubing in the Platte River – the state’s third fatal tubing accident in a week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the 43-year-old man drowned near the Platte River campground. Authorities say the man had been tubing Saturday afternoon with his fiance and ...
    • Mark Redwine Arrested for Son’s Death The case has haunted investigators and the public for almost half a decade, and it may now be one step closer to being solved. Police have arrested Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son Dylan – almost 5 years after the boy disappeared Mark Redwine’s arrest Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, follows a grand ...
    • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument no Longer Under Review WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. Zinke said Friday that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, “we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same ...
    • Durango Mother Sentenced A mother from Durango who pleaded guilty to charges related to a crash that left her 8-year-old daughter dead has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The victim’s father, Douglas Martinez, wrote in a court testimony that the sentencing highlights Neysha Candelaria’s “long history of failing to protect her children.” Five ...
    • Durango Marijuana Buffer The Durango City Council unanimously this week voted to uphold “as-the-crow-flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. After hearing from city staff and residents opposed to any changes in the current regulations, the council decided Tuesday to leave the measurement for buffers in place. The council was considering changing the ...
    • Banker Survey Plunges Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Colorado The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June’s index of 50. The index ranges between 0 and 100, with any number ...
    • Boulder Mayor Arraignment Delayed A judge has delayed the arraignment of a former Boulder mayor who was involved in a fatal five-car crash in southern Colorado. On Thursday, 75-year-old Bob Greenlee’s hearing was rescheduled Thursday to Aug. 21 after prosecutors asked for more time to review a potential plea offer with the family of the victims. Greenlee is facing several charges, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, March 26th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors yesterday 8 to 5. Starting pitcher Danny Bartels struck out 15 to earn the win. MLB/ROCKIES Scottsdale, AZ–Todd Helton led the Colorado Rockies’ 26-hit attack with a 4 for 4 performance as the boy’s in purple pounded the Cleveland Indians 18 to 4. The 39 ...
    • Sports, March 22nd   SNOWY WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF LOCAL GAMES   Glenwood Springs—Three high school soccer games, one lacrosse game and a tennis match were all canceled yesterday due to the wintry weather.  Make up dates and times have not been announced.   HEAVY SCHEDULE OF SPRING SPORTS ON SATURDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING   BASEBALL Five baseball doubleheaders are slated for tomorrow beginning at 11am.  Glenwood ...
    • Sports, March 20th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES RIFLE–18 GRAND VALLEY–0 HOTCHKISS–4 ROARING FORK–1 GIRLS SOCCER ROARING FORK–5 BASALT–0 LOACROSSE EAGLE VALLEY–15 GLENWOOD SPRINGS–0 ASPEN–1 COAL RIDGE–0 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Tiger Woods says he went public with his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn to devalue any photos of sports’ ...
    • News, March 19th   COLLEGE HOCKEY/WCHA   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The last season of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s traditional look has been as tense and strong as ever. Perhaps the six teams still alive in the conference playoffs can top that this weekend. After this year’s WCHA tournament, the league and the landscape of the sport will never be the ...
    • Sports, March 18th MESA FOOTBALL TEAM FILES SUIT OVER CANCELED FLIGHT GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado Mesa University is suing over a canceled charter flight for its football team. The school says it paid Iowa-based STM Charters Inc. $75,000 to fly the team to Arcadia, Calif., for a game Aug. 30 against Humboldt State. The university says STM’s president ...
    • Sports, March 15th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood Springs–A hat trick plus one..that was the tally for Lilly McSwain in leading the Glenwood Lady Demons to a 5-2 win over Delta. Glenwood travels to Gypsum tomorrow for a league showdown with Eagle Valley at 1. Coal Ridge shutout Moffat County 4-zip. This afternoon at 4, the Rifle Lady ...
    • Sports, March 12th   NUGGETS WIN 9TH IN A ROW   PHOENIX (AP) – Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and the Denver Nuggets ran their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.Corey Brewer added 20 points and Ty Lawson 19 as the ...
    • Sports, March 11th   BRONCOS RELEASE PLAYERS   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released talented but troubled linebacker D.J. Williams, who was suspended for nine games last season and lost his starting job to Wesley Woodyard. The Broncos also released third quarterback Caleb Hanie, who didn’t take a single snap in his one season in Denver last year ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Roaring Fork vs. Faith Christian in State Sweet 16 Saturday CARBONDALE (3/8/13) –  Earning a first-round home regional set the fifth-ranked Roaring Fork boys up with number 28-seed Middle Park, and the result was predictable, a 72-49 first-round state playoff win for the Rams Friday.  In the other regional at Roaring Fork High School, Faith Christian held on for a 59-54 win over higher-seeded Centauri. So ...
    • Sports, March 8th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Grand Junction–The Glenwood Lady Demons were missing a couple of key players and lost a tough, overtime game to the Palisade Lady Bulldogs last night 3 to 2. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams host a four-team regional tonight with 12th seeded Centauri taking on number 21 Faith Christian at 5 o’clock. ...