From the KMTS News Room:

    • Bustang Ridership is Strong; Expansions Planned FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Colorado transportation officials say ridership on the state bus service is exceeding expectations as the service marked its fourth anniversary this month. Bustang has recorded more than 238,000 riders in 2018-19, continuing to grow from the more than 102,000 riders recorded in the service’s first year. Bustang program manager Mike Timlin says the ...
    • Denver is One of Two Finalists for National Medal of Honor Museum ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Dallas area and Denver have been identified as the two finalists to become the new home for the one hundred fifty million dollar National Medal of Honor Museum. The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is expected to make a final decision by October. The museum currently is located aboard the USS ...
    • Remains of Girl Located Nearly 35 Years After Her Disappearance GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Police in northern Colorado say they’ve identified human remains found this week at an oil and gas site as those of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in 1984. Police say the remains are those of Jonelle Matthews, who disappeared after performing in a Christmas concert in Greeley on Dec. 20, 1984. Matthews was ...
    • “Moon Trees” Planted in Honor of Colorado Astronaut Dead or Lost ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five trees planted in New Mexico from seeds taken to the moon during the Apollo 14 mission and given to the state by NASA have all died or been forgotten, according to officials at the locations where the trees were planted decades ago. Officials at New Mexico sites where the trees were ...
    • Colorado Approves Expansion of Hunting Access Program FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials plan to more than double the amount of state trust land that’s open to limited hunting and fishing. The state Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a multiyear expansion of the Public Access Program, aiming to increase the size from 750 square miles to about 1,560 square miles. The state ...
    • Juvenile Charged with Starting Grand Junction Fire GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A juvenile has been charged with arson after authorities say he sparked a brush fire by setting off an illegal firework in western Colorado. The July 4 fire burned about 9 acres near Connected Lake State Park in Grand Junction. The fire prompted evacuations of seven homes but no houses were damaged. The ...
    • State Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in La Plata, Larimer and Weld Counties DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been confirmed in the state. The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed more than two dozen cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus as of last week. Department officials say a veterinarian confirmed the state’s first ...
    • Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction Less Than 30 BLM Jobs Moving to Grand Junction
    • BLM Headquarters Moving to Grand Junction DENVER (AP) – Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government’s largest land agency to western Colorado. Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington office will move to Grand Junction. Gardner didn’t say when the headquarters would move. A Bureau ...
    • Vernal Man Sentenced for Possessing Non-Native Sheep on Private Hunting Ranch GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced for possessing prohibited, non-native sheep at his private hunting ranch in Colorado. 34-year-old Michael Gates pleaded guilty June 19 to illegally possessing and importing exotic sheep species. Gates received a one-year deferred judgment sentence. Authorities say the Vernal, Utah, resident procured the animals for clients to hunt at ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Avalanche will Host Outdoor Game in 2020 DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche will host an outdoor game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2020. This will mark the second outdoor game hosted by the Avalanche, who played the Detroit Red Wings at Denver’s Coors Field in 2016. It’s also the second outdoor game played at a military academy following the ...
    • Vance Joseph Fired as Broncos Head Coach ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Vance Joseph has been fired as coach of the Denver Broncos after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons. Joseph met with general manager John Elway on Monday after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract. Joseph acknowledged after the Broncos’ 23-9 loss to the Los ...
    • Sports Scores from the Weekend NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final L.A. Lakers 120 Phoenix 96 Final New Orleans 119 Charlotte 109 Final Philadelphia 103 Memphis 95 Final Miami 102 Utah 100 Final Dallas 114 L.A. Clippers 110 Final San Antonio 131 Portland 118 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Anaheim 6 Washington 5 Final SO Winnipeg 4 N-Y Rangers 3 Final San Jose 3 Montreal 1 Final Colorado 2 Detroit 0 Final Calgary 3 Chicago ...
    • Shiffrin Captures First Super-G Win LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin captured her first World Cup super-G race at Lake Louise to give her a win in all five major disciplines. Shiffrin completed her run in a time of 1 minute, 19.41 seconds to hold off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.77 seconds.
    • World Cup Giant Slalom at Beaver Creek BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – Stefan Luitz of Germany used a powerful finish to capture a World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colorado, to end Austrian standout Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak in the discipline. Luitz finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 36.38 seconds as he edged Hirscher by 0.14 seconds to ...