From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Man Avoids Prison for Threatening Facebook Message DENVER (AP) – A plea bargain in Utah calls for a Colorado man to avoid a prison sentence for posting a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I see.” Other judges already have shown 27-year-old Christopher Cleary of Denver some leniency after he stalked and harassed a string of women and teenagers. ...
    • Late Spring Storm Hammers Front Range Undated—An unusually late spring snowstorm led to several canceled flights out of Denver International Airport this morning.  DIA received three inches of snow while some areas near Colorado Springs received over a foot.  The storm reportedly snapped tree limbs in and around Denver.
    • Glenwood Canyon Rock Slide Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A large rock slide closed both directions of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon this morning.  According to reports from the Colorado Department of Transportation, no vehicles were involved and no one was hurt when the slide occurred around 7:00 am just west of the Shoshone Power Plant.  The eastbound lanes are open, and the westbound ...
    • Cattle Creek Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Thursday EL JEBEL, Colo. –Pending favorable weather conditions, firefighters with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) are expecting a window of opportunity tomorrow to conduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. The prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat on up to 1,800 acres of National Forest Lands. The Cattle ...
    • “Shrooms” now Decriminalized in Denver DENVER (AP) – Voters have made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in “magic mushrooms.” Preliminary results show that the citizen-led initiative narrowly passed Tuesday. It makes the use or possession of psilocybin by people 21 and older the lowest enforcement priority for police and prosecutors.  Late Tuesday, the controversial ...
    • Even Mother Nature Couldn’t Stop Graduation BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Cold and snow didn’t stop spring graduation ceremonies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students wore ski goggles and snowsuits Thursday while wet snow fell on the outdoor event at Folsom Field, the university’s football stadium.
    • The Demand for Coal on the Decline BILLINGS, MT. (AP) – U.S. energy officials say the demand for coal to generate electricity will continue to weaken in coming months despite efforts by the Trump administration to prop up the struggling industry. The Energy Information Administration says renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro-power will fill much of the gap left ...
    • STEM School Security Guard Took Decisive Action HIGHLANDS RANCH (AP) – A law enforcement official says a security guard fired his weapon during this week’s shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the official was not authorized to release the information. The official did not say whether the guard shot anybody. Robert ...
    • Suburban Denver School Shooting HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say two suspects are in custody following a shooting at a suburban Denver school that injured multiple students. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman told reporters Tuesday that there could be a third suspect in the school, which is still being searched. Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement ...
    • De Beque Canyon Update DE BEQUE (AP) – A portion of Interstate 70 in De Beque Canyon remains closed as crews try to prevent another rockslide. A slide on Sunday disabled two cars and injured two people. Their injuries were described as minor to moderate. Eastbound lanes of I-70  could remain closed until Thursday or Friday to allow unstable ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Denver Broncos Host the Seattle Seahowks ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller and Russell Wilson are big fans of one another. But the two stars aren’t exactly thrilled about facing each other in the season opener this weekend. Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Denver to face Miller and the Broncos’ improved pass rush.   Catch the Broncos season opener this Sunday from ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: TIGERS’ ARIEL SHOW DOWNS DEMONS IN OPENER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (8/31/18) — The venue was Stubler Memorial Stadium and not the OK corral, but Holy Family’s Calahan Carter did a fairly accurate Wyatt Earp impression as the Tigers won a 57-35 shootout in the debut of Glenwood Springs’ new head football coach, Pat Engle. The Demons set the evening’s tone with an opening, ...
    • Kickoff Delayed! START OF HOLY FAMILY at GLENWOOD SPRINGS FOOTBALL GAME DELAYED Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s high school football game between the Glenwood Demons and the visiting Holy Family Tigers has been delayed by at least one hour due to the Tigers’ team bus breaking down in Dillon.  According to Glenwood Athletic Director Craig Denney, instead of a 7 o’clock ...
    • Rocky Mountain Showdown Renews Rivalry DENVER (AP) – Colorado is going for its fourth straight win over Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at the home of the Denver Broncos. Friday’s game will be the season opener for the Buffaloes and the second game of the year for the Rams. Colorado State was beaten by Hawaii last weekend.
    • Former Bronco Retires SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is retiring from the NFL after 12 years. Dumervil says he wants to spend more time with his family and real estate business. Dumervil finished his career with 105 1/2 sacks. That ranks fourth in the NFL since he entered the league, trailing only DeMarcus Ware, ...
    • In the AFC West, the More Things Change… The more they stay the same… DENVER (AP) – Some old and some new in the AFC West.  Jon Gruden is back in Oakland. Philip Rivers is ready to lead a Chargers comeback.  The Chiefs turn their dynamic offense over to Patrick Mahomes II.  Von Miller is re-energized by the addition of a new pass rush ...
    • Rookies defeat the Padres SAN DIEGO (AP) – Franmil Reyes homered with two outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Reyes connected off Bryan Shaw for his 12th homer. It was only the sixth hit for San Diego. The Rockies had only three hits. Robert Stock pitched three ...
    • Longo hoping to “Kick” open doors DENVER (AP) – Adams State kicker Rebecca Longo became one of the first females to receive a partial football scholarship a season ago. This season, the 19-year-old is in the running to be the starting kicker for the Division II Grizzlies. She’s hoping to open up doors for future female football players.
    • Denver Broncos Defeat the Arizona Cardinals in the Preseason Finale GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Paxton Lynch made his case for backup quarterback – or at least staying on the Denver roster – with a near-perfect second half that led the Broncos to a 21-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the teams’ preseason finale. Lynch completed 14 of 15 passes for 128 yards and two ...
    • Local High School Sports SOCCER Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 Rifle-6 Eagle Valley-2 SOFTBALL Delta-9      Rifle-1 VOLLEYBALL Demon Invitational Glenwood Springs defeated Grand Valley 25-15, 25-19. FOOTBALL Kent Denver Sun Devils-49   Grand Valley Cardinals-6 GAMES ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Holy Family Tigers at 7 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast on the internet only at KMTS.com and on the KMTS app.  ...