From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS STATE HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE CONCERNS BIZ OWNERS Undated—A western slope lawmaker says business owners in his district are going to relocate if a Colorado health care initiative passes.  State Senator Randy Baumgardner says in his travels across Senate District 8, a growing number of small business owners are prepared to leave the state if Amendment 69 ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS BALLOT MEASURES FALL SHORT OF SIGNATURES Denver—The oil and gas industry in Colorado is breathing a sigh of relief.  Two ballot measures that aimed to add more limitations to drilling operations will not be on the November 8th ballot.  According to Secretary of State Wayne Williams, both Initiatives 75 and 78  were rejected ...
    • News GW ATTORNEY CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FORMER JUDGE/BOYFRIEND Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs immigration and defense attorney in facing criminal charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend during a recent late night altercation at a local motel. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, 39 year old Lucette Laffoom slapped, hit, bit and broke the thumb ...
    • NEWS FOUR RESCUED OFF PITCO PEAKS Aspen—It was a busy Monday for Mountain Rescue Aspen crews. Four stranded mountain climbers in Pitkin County had to be helped out after getting stuck in rough terrain and socked in by nasty weather conditions. According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, a man and a woman were rescued ...
    • NEWS ILLINOIS MAN HIT AND KILLED ON I-70 Glenwood Springs—A man was hit and killed by an SUV late last night a mile west of Glenwood Springs while trying to alert oncoming cars that he had just hit an elk. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, 68 year old Donald Salisbury of Streator, Illinois, was ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT PARACHUTE—Firefighters hope to fully contain the nearly week old Spring Creek 2 Fire burning near Parachute by the end of the day. The lightning-sparked fire near the Garfield/Mesa County line initially forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and has destroyed some outbuildings, trailers and vehicles. COLORADO HEALTH CARE ...
    • NEWS SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Parachute—The Spring Creek 2 Fire near Parachute is now 90 percent contained. The fire that was sparked by lightning last Friday evening, remains at 621 acres thanks to wildfire crews securing fire lines and primary structures in the area. Four outbuildings, three vehicles and three trailers were ...
    • NEWS BODY FOUND IN CARBONDALE DITCH Carbondale—A gruesome discovery was made by children at a Carbondale park last night. The youngsters found a man’s body floating in an irrigation ditch during a concert in the park. Authorities are trying to identify the man and the cause of death. SPRING CREEK 2 FIRE PROGRESS Parachute—Evacuation orders were lifted last night ...
    • NEWS LOCAL HOTEL PART OF NATIONWIDE COMPUTER HACK Snowmass—One local hotel was among 20 in the nation to be targeted by computer hackers who collected names, credit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. According to hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts, the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village was the only property in Colorado ...
    • NEWS GARCO LANDFILL FUTURE OPERATIONS DISCUSSED Glenwood Springs—A professional firm may take over management of the West Garfield County landfill. The Board of Commissioners are considering an offer from Carbondale-based Heartland Environmental Services to take over the day-to-day operations. Larry Giroux with Heartland says it’s a business plan to make the landfill more efficient, not ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 12TH DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams failed a second performance-enhancing drug test after he failed his first test, according to reports filed in his lawsuit against the National Football League. Court records also allege that Williams dropped a bottle from his waist area while he was providing a urine ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 11TH FOOTBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED Glenwood Springs–The Three Rivers High School Football Officials are looking for people to referee games in the valley this fall. You will be paid to referee middle school, freshman and junior varsity games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Training is provided. Call area director Tom Goode at 379-0488 for more information. HOGBACK HUSTLE ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 9TH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The stars of Major League Baseball are set to work out at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City for the start of the All-Star break that begins today. Tony LaRussa has come out of retirement to guide the National League, after ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 6TH St. Louis, MO–The Colorado Rockies dropped a 6-2 decision to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Rockies close out the first half of the season before the all star break with a three game weekend series against the Nationals in Washington, D.C. ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Holliday is ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 5TH MLB Saint Louis, MO–Former Rockies’ slugger Matt Holliday continues to haunt his old team. Last night, Holliday went 3 for 4 at the plate in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4 to 1 over the Rockies. The Rockies will try to salvage the final game of the series with winless Christian Friederich on ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 3RD MLB St. Louis, MO–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium 9 to 3. Former Rockies’ slugger Matt Holliday hit a home run in the win. The Rockies’ team earned run average is 5.37, the worst in the major leagues. Jeff Francis is on the hill in St. Louis tonight. NFL Denver–The Broncos signed ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 2ND DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has signed a new four-year contract. The team’s executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, announced the deal Monday. The team didn’t release the terms. Prater has played for the Broncos for five seasons and converted more than 80 percent of his ...