From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS VEGAS WATER SUMMIT Las Vegas, NV—Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey are in the dry, thirsty desert headlining a summit dealing with the region’s most important resource…water.  In addition to government officials, the event, sponsored by the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce brings together water experts and business leaders from the United States and ...
    • NEWS WEST SLOPE BLM LEASES SOLD ON LINE GRAND JUNCTION— Several oil and gas leases on the western slope were sold by the Bureau of Land Management online.  28 Colorado parcels covering more than 19,000 acres were sold in yesterday’s sale generating over one and a half million dollars in revenue. Most of the leases were in Mesa ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIN STORE RESTRICTION TABLED ASPEN(AP) – The Aspen City Council has decided to table a proposal that would limit the number of new chain stores allowed in town. Council members say they want to complete work on other new policies coming out of an existing moratorium on new commercial development applications, which is set to ...
    • Drill at Valley View Hospital Today Officials with Valley View Hospital say they are planning a scheduled drill today from 8:00 AM until Noon. While specifics of the drill have not been disclosed, hospital spokesperson Stacey Gavrell says the drill will simulate a specific disaster and will involve public safety agencies as well as Classic Air Medical (the helicopter based at Valley ...
    • NEWS PARACHUTE MAN COPS PLEA IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—Matthew Ogden, the  Parachute man who killed his one month old daughter in the summer of 2015, agreed to a plea bargain. The 31 year old man pled guilty  to child abuse resulting in the death.  Ogden entered his plea last week for the June 20, 2015, death ...
    • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS Glenwood Springs—C-DOT work crews began building the walls today for the new Grand Avenue Bridge between 7th and 8th Street.  The bad news is from now until next spring, there will be no left turns on 8th Street for motorists coming into town over the bridge. COLORADO COAL COMPANY EYES SYNTHETIC GAS PLANT Paonia—There’s some ...
    • NEWS DRUNKEN CONFESSION ASPEN (AP) – A Glenwood Springs man who was overheard by an Aspen police detective laughing about being drunk at the time of a car accident he had pleaded not guilty to has been sentenced to more than a year in jail.  21-year-old Colin Buchanan was sentenced Monday to nearly 400 days in jail ...
    • NEWS BLM SUED BY O AND G INDUSTRY OVER METHANE RULES Denver—The Bureau of Land Management’s rule dealing with venting and flaring of methane is being challenged in court by the oil and gas industry.  The Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPPA), filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the ...
    • Officials Find no Evidence of Ratially-Motivated Display at Coal Ridge High School Rumors of a racially-motivated display at Coal Ridge High School this week are so far unfounded, according to Garfield RE-2 Director of Districtwide Services, Theresa Hamilton. The rumors began to spread on Facebook and were brought to KMTS’ attention Friday morning. Hamilton says an investigation by District officials and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was immediately begun. ...
    • NEWS HARVEY GAP ROAD REOPENS Silt—At long last, after a nearly three month closure, Harvey Gap Road is fully repaired and reopened to traffic.  The busy county road had to be closed August 13th when a section of it collapsed due to water flowing underneath.  Garfield County Road and Bridge crews along with SGM Engineering and the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 6TH ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have signed veteran free agent linebacker Keith Brooking. The 15th-year pro played his last three seasons in Dallas after an outstanding 11-year run in Atlanta, where he was the Falcons’ No. 1 draft pick in 1998. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 3RD AT THE OLYMPICS: SWIMMING Phelps and Franklin find more gold in the pool LONDON (AP) – Michael Phelps has added a record 17th gold medal and record-extending 21st medal overall to his Olympic collection. The American star won the men’s 100-meter butterfly in ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 2ND DENVER (AP) – As a rule, Colorado Rockies reliever Matt Belisle gives up few home runs. He allowed five in 72 innings last year and one in his first 52 innings this season. But Belisle has yielded home runs in his past two appearances, including a particularly costly one Wednesday ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 1ST DENVER (AP) – Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Kyle Lohse (lohsh) worked through an erratic outing to win his fifth consecutive decision and lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Tuesday night. The Rockies dropped to 0-4 on their homestand and have lost seven of eight ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 31ST LONDON (AP) – Michael Phelps is master of the medals. The swimming sensation has set the Olympic record for most medals won, helping the U.S. to the gold medal in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay. That brings his medal haul to 19, including a record 15 gold. ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 19TH NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche has reached an affiliation agreement with Denver’s new minor league hockey team. The Denver Cutthroats, who begin play this fall in the Central Hockey League, will serve as a resource for the Avalanche and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. Three CHL teams – the Allen ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 18TH DENVER (AP) – Erik Bedard pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than a month, Andrew McCutchen homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Tuesday night to become the fifth team with at least 50 wins. Christian Friedrich (5-7) gave up five runs ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 17TH DENVER (AP) – Dexter Fowler hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies overcame a tying, three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on a rain-soaked Monday night. Wilin Rosario had two hits and scored the ...
    • SPORTS, JULY16TH OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice agreed on a new five-year contract Monday worth roughly $40 million. The running back earned his second Pro Bowl invite last year after leading the NFL with 2,068 yards from scrimmage. CHICAGO (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 13TH LAS VEGAS (AP) – Last night’s 113-59 romp over the Dominican Republic in their first exhibition game was a bittersweet victory for the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team. They also learned that star forward Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers won’t be making the trip to London after tests revealed he ...