From the KMTS News Room:

    • Outdoor Show Moving to Colorado Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol yesterday to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they’re moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver. They wore hats and held signs that read, “This  land is our land” in the Thursday ...
    • Rocky Ford Shooting Settlement The small front range town of Rocky Ford will pay $1.3 million to the family of a man whom the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says was wrongly shot to death by a police officer. The settlement includes payments to Jack Jacquez’s three minor children and his mother. Officer James Ashby was on-duty when he chased Jacquez into ...
    • ‘No Break’ Policy Scrubbed State officials say a “no-breaks” message to employees at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo has been revoked. Staff at the institute contacted a Pueblo newspaper numerous times over the weekend to complain about the administration. Employees say administrators told them no breaks would be allowed in any units that were under-staffed. The hospital’s acting superintendent, ...
    • RMNP Conviction Upheld An appellate court in Denver has upheld the conviction of a Colorado man who pushed his wife to her death from a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Harold Henthorn’s conviction Wednesday, saying the judge in the case properly allowed evidence that included the similar circumstances surrounding the ...
    • Colorado V.A. Wait Times Numbers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show wait times for medical appointments at veterans facilities in eastern Colorado and the Denver area are among the worst in the nation. veterans have seen little improvement in the three years since a national scandal erupted over the problem. The average wait for a primary care appointment at ...
    • Prosecutor Clears Martin Garfield County Commission Chairman John Martin has been cleared by a special prosecutor appointed to look into allegations of felony embezzelement leveled at Martin during last year’s election. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, a Democrat, says no charges will be filed in connection with the allegations made by Garfield County Democratic party leaders and the ...
    • GWS City Council/Arts Center The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week. The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its’ general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how ...
    • Redwine News Conference Prosecutors handling the case against Mark Redwine for the 2012 murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan declined to pinpoint any definitive motive for the killing during a press conference Tuesday. La Plata County District Attorney Christian Champage mentioned the existence of compromising photos of Mark Redwine which were discovered by his son, but he declined to ...
    • Town Moves to Regulate Fracking A front range town has updated its public health and safety code so it can locally regulate the fracking industry. Erie trustees on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing the town to consider complaints against fracking-related odors. The measure is the region’s first step toward local regulation of the fracking industry. The decision comes two weeks after trustees failed ...
    • Colorado Health Care Audit Colorado’s state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019 – but changes to the federal health care law could easily jeopardize that scenario. That’s according to a state audit presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. The audit warns that changes to the Affordable Care Act could cut revenues for the state exchange ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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. ...
    • Sports, March 7th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Rifle Lady Bears kick off the spring sports season with a home game this afternoon against Delta. The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Palisade tonight under the lights at 7 at Colorado Mesa University. NBA/NUGGETS Denver–Tonight, the red hot Denver Nuggets host Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the LA Clippers tonight ...
    • Sports, March 6th HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS KICKS OFF THIS WEEK GIRL’S SOCCER Two local teams kick off the season tomorrow. The Rifle Lady Bears have a 4 o’clock home game with Delta while the Glenwood Lady Demons play under the lights at Palisade tomorrow at 7. NBA/NUGGETS Sacramento, CA–The Denver Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings last night in California, 120-113. ...
    • Sports, March 5th NBA/DENVER NUGGETS Denver–The Nuggets won their 11th straight home game with last night’s 104-88 trouncing of the Atlanta Hawks. Corey Brewer led the Nuggets with 22 points. Ty Lawson had 18. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver–The Colorado Avalanche take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight at the Pepsi Center. COLLEGE BASKETBALL/DENVER PIONEERS DENVER (AP) – Denver guard Chase Hallam is relishing his return to ...