From the KMTS News Room:

    • Body Found in Arkansas River Investigators are trying to determine if a body found in the Arkansas River in southern Colorado is that of a man who went missing after a rafting accident June 28. Sgt. Megan Richards with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found east of Florence on Friday, and an autopsy is scheduled. She says ...
    • Firefighting Foam Clean-up Air Force officials say they won’t reimburse three Colorado communities for millions of dollars spent responding to water contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam previously used at Peterson Air Force Base. The water districts for the towns of Security, Widefield and Fountain will likely have to pay $11 million of the $12.7 million tab expected by ...
    • Gateway Shooter Caught Mesa County authorities teamed up with local security guards yesterday in the town of Gateway to contain and eventually arrest a man in a parked pickup who was shooting at passing cars. The first reports of shots fired came in around 4:15 yesterday afternoon, and the security guards were the first to reach the site on ...
    • Bear Euthanized A bear has been euthanized after it pounced on a tent at a campground in southern Colorado. A woman inside the tent was bruised and traumatized by the bear Tuesday night when it jumped on the tent at the Aspen Acres Campground in Rye, about 40 miles southwest of Pueblo. The estimated 350-pound bear didn’t bite ...
    • CDOT Wildlife/Traffic Survey Data from a new Colorado Department of Transportation road kill survey says drivers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild animals last year, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries. Those numbers represent a roughly 50 percent increase in wildlife collisions over the past four years. Data shows the recent construction of several wildlife crossings on ...
    • Fatal Morrison Crash Authorities are still looking for the reason that a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic on I-70 near Morrison and smashed into several vehicles yesterday, leaving two people dead and snarling traffic for hours. Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck, driven by 54-year-old Jeffery Stumpf of Evergreen was headed westbound on 70 ...
    • Carnival Ride Dismantled A ride similar to one that broke apart with deadly consequences at the Ohio State Fair this week has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver. The director of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Shannon Carter, says that the “Freak Out” ride was dismantled early Friday “out of an abundance of caution and out of ...
    • Steamboat Mining Request The Bureau of Land Management has to decide if it will allow an energy company to mine over 4 million more tons of coal near Steamboat Springs. Peabody Energy has applied to lease 1 more square mile of federal coal west of Steamboat as part of an ongoing mining operation. The BLM says it will make the ...
    • Life Sentence for Cell Phone Murder A Colorado Springs man who shot a 14-year-old boy over a missing cellphone has been sentenced to life in prison. 33-year-old Riccardo Kirven was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced for the July 2015 death of Desmond Smith. Prosecutors say Kirven’s 18-year-old nephew asked him for help retrieving a phone that he said had been ...
    • Mesa County Cows Shot Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief. Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, April 16th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GAME POSTPONED   Rifle—Tonight’s western slope showdown between the Rifle Bears and the Glenwood Demons has been rescheduled to Thursday night at Cooper Field in Rifle.  The game time is 6:30, weather permitting and will be broadcast live on KMTS.   Coal Ridge is scheduled to take on the Bruins in Cedaredge today at 4 ...
    • Sports, April 15th NUGGETS SET FRANCHISE RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON DENVER (AP) – Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH’-lah) scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets set an NBA franchise record with their 55th win Sunday, beating the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 118-109 but losing another starter. On the day Ty Lawson (right heel) returned to Denver’s starting ...
    • Sports, April 12th BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears came from behind to beat the Basalt Longhorns yesterday at Cooper Field 7 to 4. The Bears travel to Delta tomorrow while the Longhorns who are still undefeated in the Western Slope 3A, take on the second place Gunnison Cowboys. Glenwood–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum to battle the Eagle Valley Devils ...
    • Sports, April 10th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Roaring Fork—9                Grand Valley—2 Vail Christian—0                Grand Junction Central—0     HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Aspen—3 Coal Ridge—0   GLENWOOD WILL BATTLE PALISADE TONIGHT IN GJ Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons will take on the Palisade Bulldogs tonight at Suplizeo Field in Grand Junction.  The game is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. ROCKIES LOSE SECOND STRAIGHT TO GIANTS San ...
    • 2013 Season Could be Todd Helton’s Last MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are set to take on the Brewers in Milwaukee today as the baseball season gets under way. Manager Walt Weiss is taking over a team that finished a franchise-worst 64-98 and last in the NL West, 30 games behind the division and World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The 1988 AL ...
    • Sports, March 28th   NBA/NUGGETS LOSE   SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer. Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists ...
    • Sports, March 27th   ROCKIES EDGE DODGERS GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jon Garland tossed six impressive innings in his Colorado debut and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur) hit a grand slam that sent the Rockies to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.  Garland signed a major league contract with Colorado on Sunday after he was let go ...
    • 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’ ...