From the KMTS News Room:

    • Hickenlooper Announces Senate Bid WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he will challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner for his Senate seat. Hickenlooper announced his run by video message on Thursday. He becomes the front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary field competing for the right to face Gardner, considered the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. Hickenlooper initially ...
    • Crews Still Monitoring Middle Mamm Fire Rifle—The Middle Mamm Fire south of Rifle has been kicking up quite a bit of smoke lately. The 8-acre, managed burn is in a remote area  and is not a threat to any structures. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit say drier weather has influenced fire behavior. Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankens ...
    • Family of Five Displaced Following House Fire Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs family of five, including a baby, escaped injury in a house fire Tuesday afternoon. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the home on West 12th Street was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived just after 1 pm.  Firefighters had the fire snuffed out in about a half ...
    • Vandals Damage Garfield County Fairgrounds Kitchen Rifle—Rifle police are working to find the vandals who broke into the Garfield County Fairgrounds kitchen, sprayed fire extinguishers and caused at least $25,000  in damage.  In the process, the senseless, destructive late-night stunt also ruined a fundraising event being put on by local Boy Scout Troop 221.  The New Castle and Silt troop had ...
    • Colorado Unemployment Drops Denver—More Coloradoans were collecting paychecks last month. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment the unemployment rate one-tenth of a percentage point from June to July to 2.9 percent.  Over nine thousand people found jobs while the number of people in the unemployment line dropped by 36-hundred.  Most job gains were reported in ...
    • Western Colorado Fire Danger Increasing Grand Junction—The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Western Colorado due to low humidity, dry fuels and gusty winds.  The warning is in effect from 8 o’clock tonight until tomorrow night for areas below 75-hundred feet in elevation and includes southeast Utah. Controlled burns are discouraged.
    • Glenwood Springs Urging BLM to Investigate Quarry Operator Glenwood Springs—Officials with the city of Glenwood Springs are expressing their disappointment with the Bureau of Land Management’s apparent laissez-faire treatment of a controversial quarry mine expansion. In a letter to the BLM, the city says the latest Plan of Operations submitted by Rocky Mountain Resources for a 5,000% expansion of the Transfer Trail Mine ...
    • West Slope Water Released at Headwaters to Help Fish Hot Sulphur Springs—Conditions at the headwaters of the Colorado River were starting to get low and way too warm, which spelled trouble for trout. That’s why the Colorado River District coordinated water releases with local governments and federal agencies to cool things down. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation and the ...
    • Upcoming Webinar on Sealing Criminal Records Glenwood Springs—Even if you’ve paid your debt to society, a criminal record can be a big obstacle to getting a job, renting an apartment of gaining admission into college.  Under a new law signed this year by Governor Jared Polis, you can have your criminal record sealed.  Later this month, the Northwest and Rural Resort ...
    • Mountain Family Health Receives Award to Fight Opiods Glenwood Springs—The Mountain Family Center in Glenwood Springs was awarded $167,000 to help fight the growing opioid crisis. Mountain Family was one of 19 health centers in Colorado to get a piece of the 3.1 million dollar award from the Department of Health and Human Services. The health centers will use the funds to increase ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Air Force Ladies fall to the Ladies Golden Gophers MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kenisha Bell scored 27 points, Destiny Pitts added 16 and No. 20 Minnesota turned back Air Force 67-50. Pitts had seven points in a late 16-0 run that kept the Golden Gophers (7-0) under first-year coach and former start player Lindsay Whalen.
    • CU Women loose first game to Miami CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Laura Cornelius hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points, Beatrice Mompremier added 15 and No. 21 Miami handed Colorado its first loss 73-58. Cornelius hit a jumper in the final minute of the first half to give the Hurricanes (7-2) at 31-29 lead.
    • Avalanche & Red Wings Re-new Their Rivalry DETROIT (AP) – Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves for his 24th career shutout and first of the season in the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The Avalanche stretched their point streak to 11 games and have won seven of their last eight.
    • Bronco’s Lindsay has a Career Day in Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) – Rookie Phillip Lindsay ran for a career-high 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Denver Broncos adapted to a windy afternoon and got their third straight victory, 24-10 over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos have emerged from their bye week and knocked off the Chargers, the Steelers and the Bengals ...
    • Sports Scores NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Detroit 115 N-Y Knicks 108 Final Atlanta 115 Miami 113 Final Toronto 122 Memphis 114 Final Denver 117 L.A. Lakers 85 Final Indiana 109 Phoenix 104 — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT Buffalo 3 San Jose 2 Final Ottawa 4 Philadelphia 3 Final Anaheim 3 Tampa Bay 1 Final Carolina 2 Montreal 1 Final Pittsburgh 4 Winnipeg 3 Final Vegas 8 Chicago 3 Final Colorado ...