From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Medicaid Change
      Colorado’s Medicaid program is rolling out a two-phase plan to lessen the number of opioid drugs in circulation. The program will be reducing the amount of opioid painkillers it allows recipients to receive starting in August. The second phase calls for reducing the total dosage of opioids that all patients can receive. Medicaid currently won’t pay for recipients ...
    • No Charges In Fire
      No criminal charges are expected to be filed against a mower operator who accidentally sparked a wildfire on the front rage this past weekend. The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority said Monday that the Spring Glade Fire west of Loveland was started after a tractor mower spindle struck a rock. Spokesman Scott Pringle says that parts heated by ...
    • Pipeline Replacement
      A natural gas company that owns a pipeline involved in the 2013 contamination of Parachute Creek is replacing the pipeline after the U.S. Department of Transportation decided it has regulatory authority over the line. The new natural gas liquids pipeline being constructed by Williams will be placed about 17 feet beneath the creek and will be ...
    • Mountain For Sale
      Colorado is of course known worldwide as the proud home of 53 beautiful mountain peaks over 14,000 feet. . .and for the right price, you can actually own a 14-er all your own. Culebra Peak, the highest peak in the Sangre de Christo range near the New Mexico border is officially on the market. The 14,053-foot ...
    • Eagle Bar Attack
      An Eagle man is looking at possibly spending the next half century behind bars for an attack on a local bartender early Monday morning. 34-year-old Pedro Gonzalez was arrested just hours after he allegedly attempted to kill the female bartender at the Brush Creek Saloon just after 1 o’clock yesterday morning. Investigators say that video from ...
    • Redwine Arrest
      Disturbing new details are coming to light in the case against Mark Redwine for the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son Dylan. Court documents connected to the contentious divorce and custody battle between Redwine and Dylan’s mother, Elaine Hall, describe “compromising” photos of Mark Redwine that were apparently discovered by his son. The photos reportely show ...
    • Front Range Bear Problems
      Black bears are on the move in cities and towns along Colorado’s Front Range and local activists say improperly stored household garbage contributes to the problem. Authorities have killed some three dozen bears causing problems in Colorado this year. Although no bears have been removed or killed in Boulder yet, there’s plenty of bear activity in ...
    • Endangered Mouse
      Biologists are surveying the foothills along the front range for a threatened species of mouse that’s emerged as a source of frustration for ranchers and the real estate industry. A recent search turned up no Preble’s meadow jumping mice at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge outside of Denver, but additional searches will continue through the ...
    • Longmont Wal-Mart Shooting
      Authorities in Longmont are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot early yesterday. Longmont police say that 34-year-old Joseph Keith Anderson is wanted on charges of second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. Further details including Anderson’s alleged motive were not disclosed. Authorities received a ...
    • Business In Politics
      The American Legislative Exchange Council wrapped up its annual meeting in Denver on Friday, and activists say they’ll keep watching as the group’s agenda unfolds in coming months. The national organization, funded by more than 300 corporations and conservative foundations, brings lawmakers and campaign contributors together to review so-called model legislation to be introduced in multiple ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 28th
      NFL/Broncos ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran long-snapper Lonie Paxton in their first round of roster cuts. Former coach Josh McDaniels brought Paxton with him to Denver from New England in 2009, signing him to a five-year, $5.53 million deal that called for him to make $875,000 this season and $885,000 next year. ...
    • Sports, August 27th
      High School Football Glenwood Pummeled in Zero Week Game Conifer–The Glenwood Demons were manhandled by the bigger, faster, stronger Conifer Lobos Saturday afternoon, 42-19. The Demons committed 15 penalties during a hot afternoon and found themselves down 21 to nothing midway through the second quarter. Glenwood defensive back Chris Sarabia got the Demons on the board ...
    • Sports, August 24th
      High School Football Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns kick off the 2012 season tonight at home against the Paonia Eagles. The game is one of 19 zero week contests around the state. Tonight’s game begins at 7 and will be broadcast live on KMTS. Conifer–The Glenwood Demons begin the season tomorrow afternoon with a showdown against the Lobos ...
    • Sports, August 22nd
      MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – Tejay van Garderen of Tacoma, Wash., moved to the front in the final 500 uphill yards and claimed the second stage and the race lead Tuesday at the USA Pro Challenge. Van Garderen, who rides for BMC, completed the 99.2-mile road race from Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte in 3 ...
    • Sports, August 21st
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Game 2 in the key National League West three-game series between the Dodgers and Giants is being played tonight in L.A. The Giants won last night’s game, 2-1, to pass the Dodgers in the standings and take over first place. WASHINGTON (AP) ...
    • Sports, August 20th
      TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee, Wash., bolted to the front in the final 100 yards and pedaled to an unchallenged sprint win and the race lead Monday in the opening stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), who claimed his first Tour de France stage ...
    • Sports, August 16th
      High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears edged out Fruit Monument yesterday for the team title at the Black Canyon Golf Club in Montrose. Tristan Quigley shot a one over 71 to take second place. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins last night at Coors Field for their fourth win in a row. Michael Cuddyer, ...
    • Sports, August 16th
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons first game is a “zero week” game Saturday, August 25th at Conifer High School. To help pay for their travel expenses next week and the rest of the season, players are selling Varsity Gold “Demon” cards for 20 dollars a piece. The cards provide year long discounts and bargains ...
    • Sports, August 15th
      High School Golf New Castle–The Aspen Skiers took the team title at Tuesday’s Titan Invitational at Lakota Canyon. The Skiers total of 240 edged Rifle by 5 strokes. Clayton Crawford of Aspen also captured the individual crown with a final score of 75. Danny Bartels of Rifle ended tied for third with an ...
    • Sports, August 14th
      MLB DENVER (AP) – DJ LeMahieu had a career-best four hits, Jeff Francis pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Monday night. Dexter Fowler, Eric Young Jr., Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each had two hits of Colorado’s 15 hits. NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche have ...