From the KMTS News Room:

    • Adams County Enacts Oil & Gas Rules DENVER (AP) – Adams County has enacted its own rules for oil and gas drilling, taking advantage of a new law that lets local governments impose tougher regulations than the state.   Adams County commissioners approved the rules Tuesday, including a requirement that new wells be at least 1,000 feet from homes. That’s double the state ...
    • One Democratic Senate Candidate Drops Out DENVER (AP) – A leading candidate in the crowded Colorado Senate Democratic primary is ending his campaign. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston becomes the first casualty of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s late entry into the race. Hickenlooper last month dropped his presidential bid and instead announced he wanted to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. ...
    • Middle Mamm Fire Growing, Public Meeting Planned RIFLE—The wildfire that’s been burning 10 miles south of Rifle for over a month continues to grow steadily.  On windy days, the smell of smoke can be strong coming from the Middle Mamm Fire and will often lead to a lot of calls from concerned citizens.  That’s one reason officials with the Upper Colorado River ...
    • Sunrise Court Fire Fully Contained Glenwood Springs—The Sunrise Court Fire south of Glenwood Springs is fully contained.  That official declaration was made at 7 o’clock this morning. The fire that broke out around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on the hillside near the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport burned almost 20 acres…19.7 to be exact.  Several residents in the area had to be ...
    • Court of Appeals Denies Sentence Reduction for Convicted Sex Offender GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The Colorado Court of Appeals has declined to reduce the 204-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting children. The court last week rejected David Relaford’s arguments that the jury was unfairly biased at his trial.The 46-year-old Grand Junction man was convicted in 2014 of kidnapping and 26 counts ...
    • Euthanized Mountain Lion Confirmed as the Mountain Lion that Attacked Youth Last Week DENVER (AP) – Wildlife officials say a young mountain lion euthanized last week was the one that attacked an 8-year-old boy outside his Bailey home. Authorities euthanized two male juvenile lions found roaming in the area after the child was bitten on his head on Aug. 21. The carcasses were sent to a lab for DNA ...
    • Bomb Threat in Vail Valley Eagle-Vail—An Eagle-Vail man has been arrested in connection with last night’s bomb threat that forced authorities to evacuate a 64-unit condominium complex.  According to reports from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the bomb threat was made through a 9-1-1 call to the Vail Dispatch Center around 10:30 Sunday night from the Sun River Condominiums on ...
    • Second Bear in Two Weeks Reported on CU Campus BOULDER(AP) – Another bear was spotted at the University of Colorado Boulder days after wildlife officials captured a bear on the campus. The bear was sighted near Varsity Lake on the northwest side of campus when students were moving back in Wednesday morning. Campus police say the bear was already gone when they responded. Colorado ...
    • Two Mountain Lions Euthanized by Wildlife Officers BAILEY (AP) – Wildlife officials have euthanized two mountain lions after an 8-year-old boy was bitten on the head outside his rural Colorado home. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted Thursday that a landowner within a mile of the site of Wednesday night’s attack in Bailey reported a goat was missing and two mountain lions were ...
    • Space Command HQ to be Based in Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be in his home state. Republican Representative Doug Lamborn said Wednesday the command will officially start operations at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs next month. Lamborn says he hopes the Pentagon will choose Peterson for ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Stay in Title Race with Devils Sweep GYPSUM (2/7/19) — Free throws should be easier than shots behind the three-point line, but both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams struggled early in the season at the charity stripe, while rising to the top of the Western Slope League standings largely on their long-distance shooting. Facing a pair of “trap” games at ...
    • Local High School Basketball Scores HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES from 1/29/2019 GIRLS GLENWOOD – 67 over SUMMIT – 34 BASALT – 53 over RIFLE – 32 GRAND VALLEY – 41 over PAONIA  – 31 BOYS GLENWOOD – 79 over SUMMIT – 55 RIFLE – 58 over BASALT – 24 GRAND VALLEY – 52 over PAONIA – 44
    • The Week Before the Super Bowl brings Possible Rule Changes and Lawsuit Rulings for the NFL NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Key rulings are expected soon in a lawsuit against the NFL filed by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the NFC championship game. The suit calls for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in a do-over of the game, which ended with ...
    • Vonn & Shiffrin Named to U.S. Ski Team (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees. Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Sweden. Vonn skipped the World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state’s girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado’s more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.’ That’s why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos’ 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league’s No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he’s replacing Vance ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Roll DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, including a late no-look pass to wrap things up, as the Denver Nuggets kept right on rolling by beating the New York Knicks 115-108 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight home victory. Reserve Malik Beasley added a career-high 23 points for ...
    • The Next Denver Bronco Head Coach will have a Promising Roster, with One Large Hole ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The next head coach of the Denver Broncos won’t find a franchise quarterback awaiting him. But he will inherit a roster packed with promise and a terrific rookie class led by running back Phillip Lindsay. But the fourth head coach in six seasons in Denver will also work for a general manager ...