From the KMTS News Room:

    • Moment of Silence Today for Slain Mesa County Deputy Public Safety agencies in Mesa County know what three quick tone bursts on their radios mean; It means something serious is going on and everyone not involved in that situation needs to stay off the radio. Those three tones were heard a year ago this morning when Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer was shot and killed by ...
    • Scott Tipton on President’s Immigration Ban While the immigration debate has sparked protests around the country and broadened the political gap at the state and national levels, Colorado’s Third District Congressman Scott Tipton says despite the political rancor, there is common ground. Tipton says while there are divides, there are certain things everyone agrees on, such as “…the right to know ...
    • Sutey Land Exchange to be Finalized Tomorrow The long-awaited Sutey land exchange will take place tomorrow when the final documents are signed. David Boyd with the Bureau of Land Management says this exchange will have a positive impact on lands in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties. The Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale encompasses 557 acres while the Haines parcel south of Carbondale ...
    • NEWS BLM EVALUATING O AND G PLANS FOR WESTERN GARCO Silt—Nearly 30,000 acres of federal mineral leases will be auctioned off in western Colorado this year by the Bureau of Land Management.  The BLM is looking for public feedback on the plan to offer 28 parcels.  It includes over 7,200 acres in Garfield County and more than ...
    • NEWS OPEN RECORDS BILL POSTPONED Denver—A bill that would digitize Colorado’s public records was postponed today.  Grand Junction Republican Senator Ray Scott chairs the Senate, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and says no new hearing date has been set.  The bill, sponsored by Democrat Senator John Kefalas would update CORA, the Colorado Open Records Act and make ...
    • NEWS SUPER BOWL DUI BLITZ STATEWIDE—Colorado law enforcement agencies are calling for an all out blitz on drunk and stoned drivers this Super Bowl weekend.  Even though the Broncos aren’t in the big game, it has grown into an unofficial national holiday of sorts as tons of snack foods are consumed and a lot of booze.  Starting ...
    • NEWS RIFLE POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN RIFLE—Thomas Klein has been on the job for a couple of weeks but last night he was sworn in as Rifle’s new police chief by Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Clifton.  With 24 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Chief Klein comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where he most recently served ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MARCH 28TH SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin threw five no-hit innings and the Diamondbacks earned a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State University is paying new football coach Jim McElwain and his staff about $1.3 million more than what former coach Steve Fairchild and his staff received.McElwain and his staff ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 27TH NBA Chicago, IL–The Denver Nuggets handed the Chicago Bulls their worst home loss this season, beating them 108-91. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with a season high 27 points. NHL San Jose, CA–The Avs were devoured by the Sharks last night in San Jose, 5 to 1. Elsewhere in sports… PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) – Saints ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 26TH MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kevin Love followed up his 51-point game with 30 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Todd Helton hit his first two home runs of spring training and Casey Blake hit his first, all drives off Johnny Cueto that led the ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 23RD HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge clobbered Rangely 8 to nothing while Basalt defeated Grand Valley 4 to 1. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Coal Ridge Titans earned their first win of the season by mercy-ruling the Aspen Skiers 19 to 9 in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader. Game two was suspended in the third inning ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 22ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Western Slope 4-A All Conference teams were released. Four of the five starters for the Glenwood Lady Demons earned first team honors; Seniors Lexie Warkentin and Cassidy Gaddis, Junior Kenzie Nelson-Buehler and Sophomore Delaney Gaddis. Glenwood Senior Sarah Davis was named Honorable Mention. ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 21ST HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER All three games played yesterday were shutouts. The Rifle Lady Bears earned their first win of the season by blanking Rangely 4 to nothing. Aspen beat Grand Valley by the same score and Roaring Fork defeated Basalt 2-zip. TEBOW Tim Tebow is gone. One day after signing Peyton Manning ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 20TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Coal Ridge and Aspen kicked to a 1-1 tie yesterday. Today, Coal Ridge welcomes Eagle Valley, Roaring Fork travels to Basalt, Aspen heads west to Grand Valley and Rifle welcomes Rangely. NFL Denver–The Denver Broncos and future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning have agreed to terms on a ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 19TH DENVER BRONCOS Denver–Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Peyton Manning has decided to finish his career in the Mile High City. ESPN reported this morning that Manning instructed his agent to negotiate a deal with the Broncos. The network is also reporting that Tim Tebow will be traded. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Kansas slipped ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 16TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Roaring Fork Lady Rams defeated Grand Valley 5 to 2 while Colorado Rocky Mountain School shutout Rifle 4-zip. LACROSSE Glenwood hosts Telluride today at 4. SWIMMING Glenwood heads south today for this weekend’s Montrose Invitational. BASEBALL Glenwood welcomes Steamboat to town for a game tomorrow morning at 10 and will take on Middle Park tomorrow afternoon ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 15TH HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Rifle hosts Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Grand Valley travels to Roaring Fork for games today at 4 o’clock. TENNIS Glenwood plays at Aspen today at 4. DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is promoting March Madness in Colorado. He’s signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as “CSU and CU are Dancing Day” and has ordered that the schools’ flags ...