From the KMTS News Room:

    • Fort Collins Fire Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning south of Fort Collins. The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was lifted Saturday night. Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 40 percent contained. Helicopters have been using Horsetooth Reservoir to scoop up water to ...
    • Tubing Fatality Jefferson County authorities say a Castle Rock man has died while inner tubing in the Platte River – the state’s third fatal tubing accident in a week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the 43-year-old man drowned near the Platte River campground. Authorities say the man had been tubing Saturday afternoon with his fiance and ...
    • Mark Redwine Arrested for Son’s Death The case has haunted investigators and the public for almost half a decade, and it may now be one step closer to being solved. Police have arrested Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son Dylan – almost 5 years after the boy disappeared Mark Redwine’s arrest Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, follows a grand ...
    • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument no Longer Under Review WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. Zinke said Friday that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, “we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same ...
    • Durango Mother Sentenced A mother from Durango who pleaded guilty to charges related to a crash that left her 8-year-old daughter dead has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation. The victim’s father, Douglas Martinez, wrote in a court testimony that the sentencing highlights Neysha Candelaria’s “long history of failing to protect her children.” Five ...
    • Durango Marijuana Buffer The Durango City Council unanimously this week voted to uphold “as-the-crow-flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. After hearing from city staff and residents opposed to any changes in the current regulations, the council decided Tuesday to leave the measurement for buffers in place. The council was considering changing the ...
    • Banker Survey Plunges Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Colorado The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region plummeted to 40.7 in July from June’s index of 50. The index ranges between 0 and 100, with any number ...
    • Boulder Mayor Arraignment Delayed A judge has delayed the arraignment of a former Boulder mayor who was involved in a fatal five-car crash in southern Colorado. On Thursday, 75-year-old Bob Greenlee’s hearing was rescheduled Thursday to Aug. 21 after prosecutors asked for more time to review a potential plea offer with the family of the victims. Greenlee is facing several charges, ...
    • Missing Hitchiker Police in southwest Wyoming say new information has led them to search a home for evidence connected to the unsolved 2006 death of a Colorado hitchhiker. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday detectives are processing a Rock Springs residence for evidence. Back in 2006, Ben Bradley, then 28 years old, was traveling from his home in ...
    • Colorado Springs: In-City Hunting? Colorado Springs councilmembers are being urged to consider allowing hunting within city limits to combat high populations of deer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have met with city leaders to discuss the issue. State officials say the hunt could decrease vehicle accidents, as well as the number of local gardens that get raided by the deer. One ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 16th HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Rifle Lady Bears welcome Moffat County to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6. Coal Ridge travels to Battle Mountain at 6 as well. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Demons head west to Grand Junction to battle the Warriors of Central High School at 4:30. All other soccer games today begin ...
    • Sports, October 15th NFL/BRONCOS San Diego, CA–Tonight, the Denver Broncos look to even their record at 3 and 3 with a win over the Chargers in San Diego. Kick off is set for 6:30 with pregame coverage beginning at 4:35 on KMTS. SCORES AND STANDINGS ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Survive Flag Football Game @ Moffat County CRAIG (10/11/12) — Nothing was going Glenwood’s way in the second half of an unusual Thursday night game at Moffat County. A 22-point lead had been cut to ten heading into the fourth quarter, and the Demons’ thriving first-half offense was without a first down until handed one on a Bulldog penalty. Glenwood’s playoff hopes barely had ...
    • Sports, October 11th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Craig–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons travel to chilly Craig to take on the Moffat County Bulldogs. You can catch the game live on KMTS at 99.1 and 96.7 FM or live on line at KMTS.com. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Rifle–Tomorrow night ...
    • Sports, October 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood–2 Eagle Valley-1 2OT Vail Mtn. School–5 Roaring Fork–2 Moffat County–8 Grand Valley–2 VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge–3 Grand Valley–1 Elsewhere in sports.. LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras’ attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles ...
    • Sports, October 9th HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS The Basalt Lady Longhorns earned the 7th overall seed in the 3A State Playoffs and the right to host a four-team regional this Saturday, October 13th. Basalt will take on 18th seeded Peak to Peak in Region 5 at 10am. The winner of that game will take on either number ...
    • Sports, October 8th CLASS 3A SOFTBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS Regional tournaments take place this Saturday with the top six seeds hosting the events. REGION #1 – Holy Family HS #3 Holy Family vs #22 Brush #10 Lamar vs #15 Fort Lupton REGION #2 – Rocky Ford HS #2 Rocky Ford vs #23 Platte Valley #11 Eaton vs #14 St Mary’s REGION #3 – Valley HS #4 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Eagle Valley Flattens Glenwood Homecoming GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/12) –  Like a bolder rolling downhill, the Eagle Valley ground game relentlessly brushed aside Glenwood Springs’ resurgent offense and dealt the Demons’ playoff hopes possibly a fatal blow, 42-28 Friday. Despite 366 yards passing and three touchdown passes by Travis Lundin, including 64 and 69 second-half scoring strikes to Auston Tribble, the inability ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rocks Palisade, 31-3, in Undefeated Battle GRAND JUNCTION (10/4/12) – In a showdown between the state’s first and second-ranked 3A teams, a knockout was delivered by the Rifle Bears, and it was no contest as the visitors pummeled Palisade 31-3 at Stocker Stadium Thursday. Pre-game anticipstion focused on Rifle’s 1300-yard rusher, Ryan Moeller and the Bulldogs’ balanced attack led by quarterback Luke McLean. Moeller did his part ...
    • Sports, October 4th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction–Tonight it should be an epic gridiron battle under the lights at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction as the top ranked Rifle Bears battle the 2nd ranked Palisade Bulldogs at 7 o’clock. The winner of tonight’s game will be in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope crown. The game ...