From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS LOCAL TRAVELING CHALLENGES GLENWOOD SPRINGS—There will be occasional, one lane closures both northbound and southbound on the Grand Avenue Bridge during the month of February.  C-DOT says the closures are necessary so crews can access construction on the traffic bridge walls downtown.  Also, 2017 is the “year of the bridge” that everyone is bracing for.  Sometime ...
    • NEWS MUMPS ON THE RISE IN COLORADO Denver—Are your cheeks puffy?  Are your salivary glands swollen?  It could be the mumps.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says so far this year, 14 cases have been reported compared to 17 all of last year.  Disease Control Division Director Rachel Herlihy says 11 cases of mumps ...
    • Mesa County Officers Disciplined Following Mistaken Drug Raid GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say officers who mistakenly raided a home didn’t follow protocol or pay attention to red flags that could have prevented the September incident involving an innocent family. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that Grand Junction police acted on a tip when they plowed through the door and ...
    • Denver Groups Voice Opposition to Executive Orders DENVER (AP) – Denver schools and the state’s largest teacher’s union are voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. In a statement Thursday, the school district, the Colorado Education Association as well as the Denver teacher’s union and a group that works with families of students, Padres & Jovenes Unidos called immigrant and ...
    • Northern Colorado Oil Well Blowout Friday DENVER (AP) – Officials say an oil well that blew out of control in northern Colorado sprayed at least 28,000 gallons of oil, gas and drilling waste water onto surrounding land. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has been redirecting the fluids into permanent production equipment since Friday’s blowout, which temporarily closed two roads. Colorado natural resources spokesman Todd Hartman ...
    • NEWS CROWDED FIELD OF CANDIDATES FOR GW COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—Former Glenwood Springs city council members Shelly Kaup, Don Gillespie and Rick Davis are seeking a return to local politics.  They are among 10 candidates campaigning for three open seats on the council. Davis and Kaup are running for the At-Large seat along with Munro Wilcox, Jonathan Gorst ...
    • NEWS COLORADO TEACHERS PACKING HEAT? Denver—Some teachers and other public school employees would be allowed to bring a gun on campus under a bill that was passed by a state Senate committee Tuesday.  The Republican-controlled State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee passed the measure on a party-line 3 to 2 vote with the condition that anyone carrying ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD SPRAY PAINTING VANDAL IN CUSTODY Glenwood Springs—A 16 year old boy has been arrested for going on a spray-painting vandalism spree across Glenwood Springs that included disturbing messages and symbols. The young man, who’s name has not been made public, is being charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor bias-related crimes.  Initially, the Glenwood Springs ...
    • NEWS SPRAY-PAINTING VANDALS SOUGHT IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs police are confident they will soon identify and arrest the vandals responsible for this week’s spray-painting free-for-all around town. Authorities say a number of places were targeted and tagged with satanic messages and symbols like pentagrams including the Masonic Lodge, the post office, the Christian Science Church ...
    • NEWS GARCO SUPPORTS LNG LETTER Glenwood Springs—Once it’s finalized, Garfield County will endorse a letter to the National Association of Counties calling for full support of liquid natural gas and the Jordan Cove Pipeline.  The letter was initiated and written by Rio Blanco County Commission Chairman Shawn Bolton.  Mesa and Moffat County are also expected to be ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...