From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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, ...
    • 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 ┬áland 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 9th HIGH SCHOOL 3A VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The 11th seeded Roaring Fork Lady Rams take on Platte Valley this afternoon at 2 at the Denver Coliseum. Roaring Fork will then battle Eaton at 5 o’clock. The Lady Rams are led by the twin towers Hattie and Megan Gianinetti. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Rifle–The number one ...
    • Sports, November 8th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Denver–The Coal Ridge Titans’ magical season came to a disappointing end last night at All-City Stadium in Denver. The Titans lost a final four match to Colorado Academy 3 to 1 to finish the year at 17 and 2. It was the most successful season in school history. VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT Denver–The ...
    • Sports, November 6th UNDATED (AP) – The NBA schedule this evening consists of just three games. In Chicago, the Bulls are playing host to Orlando. The visiting Magic may not have Dwight Howard any longer but they are going for their first 3-0 start to a season in three years. The Magic started the season with wins over ...
    • Sports, November 5th ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass and found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain. Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer ...
    • KMTS Football: Demons Finish 5-5 Season Strong at Battle Mountain EDWARDS (11/2/12) –  Recovering from an 0-3 start, the Glenwood football team won three of its last four games, including a 41-7 finale at Battle Mountain, to finish at 5-5 for the second straight season.   “One month and we were out of it,” coach Rocky Whitworth said of the struggles against three of the state’s top ...
    • Sports, November 2nd HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The regular season ends tonight for 3A teams. The Glenwood Demons are in Edwards to take on the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. You can catch the game live in KMTS. The Western Slope champion Rifle Bears look to end the regular season with an umblemished record tonight at ...
    • Sports, November 1st DENVER (AP) – Lefty Jorge De La Rosa has exercised his $11 million player option for 2013 with Colorado. This will be the final year of a three-year, $33 million contract. Elbow surgery sidelined him for much of the last two seasons, but De La Rosa is a big part of the Rockies’ plans to ...
    • Sports, October 30th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS 4A The Glenwood Lady Demons were seeded 30th and will play in the Region 7 playoff at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs this weekend. The dates and times have not been finalized. 3A Roaring Fork will host the Region 11 tournament either this Friday or Saturday. Lamar and Frontier Academy will visit. ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF COVERAGE FLORENCE, CO.—KMTS WILL FOLLOW THE BASALT LONGHORNS TO FLORENCE FOR THIS SATURDAY’S FIRST ROUND 2A PLAYOFF GAME. KICK OFF IS SET FOR 1 O’CLOCK WITH PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 12:45. RON MILHORN WILL PROVIDE PLAY-BY-PLAY AS THE LONGHORNS, IN THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, BATTLE THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPION HUSKIES THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD.
    • Sports, October 29th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The 2A State Playoffs begin this Saturday and the Grand Valley Cardinals earned the 5th seed and a home game. The Cardinals will host Middle Park in Parachute at 1 o’clock. Basalt will be on the road to battle 4th seeded Florence and number 15 Aspen will head northeast to take ...