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New hearing to be held for liquor license

Another hearing regarding renewal of Sam’s Tavern’s liquor license will be held after the city failed to give enough notice before its first scheduled hearing in December, according to City of Montrose officials.


Missing woman’s death accidental

The Delta County woman who was found dead last month on 25 Mesa Road succumbed to hypothermia. Connie Willis, 60, was found more than a week after she was reported missing. Her manner of death was accidental, Dr. Thomas Canfield, Montrose County coroner, said Friday.


Human bones found at Colorado construction site may be 1,000 years old

Colorado construction workers have made a surprising discovery, unearthing human bones of a Native American man that could date back a millennium. The workers discovered the remains Wednesday during an excavation in Aurora, the city's police department said.


Montrose wrestling ready for regionals

This portion of February is peak wrestling for Ben Robuck (170 pounds) and his Montrose High School teammates. After a few months of grappling all throughout Colorado and into Utah, the Indians are hoping to leave their mark on the end of the season. That all starts with the regional tournament whic


Nichols lifts No. 10 Montrose girls hoops to late win over Fruita Monument, league title

MONTROSE — Ally Nichols scored what proved to be the winning basket with nine seconds left as No. 10 Montrose girls basketball edged Fruita Monument on Friday. Montrose won, 45-44, and has clinched the Southwestern League title.


Ten Horror Stories About Loved Ones' Bodies Allegedly Chopped Up and Sold

The latest lawsuit targeting Montrose's Sunset Mesa funeral home and its owner, Megan Hess, is a class-action complaint whose plaintiffs represent 64 families informed by FBI agents that their loved ones' bodies were chopped up and parted out, allegedly without their knowledge or consent, as part of


Bill advances to expand driver's license program

A bill introduced in the Senate this week could end the five-year long debacle over the problems with the state's driver's license program for undocumented residents. Republican Sen. Don Coram of Montrose, along with Democratic Sen. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City, are sponsoring Senate Bill 139.


Colorado trooper hit by vehicle while outside his patrol car

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado State Patrol trooper was hit by a vehicle while outside his patrol car on the south side of Lakewood on Friday. Colorado State Patrol is reporting the trooper has serious injuries but is expected to survive. The crash happened at Wadsworth and Highway 285.


Here Are Colorado's Worst Robocallers

DENVER, CO – Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, Coloradans can expect even more.


Several injured as car crashes in Colorado Springs construction zone

Several people were injured Friday night in a crash that happened in a Colorado Springs construction zone. The crash came just minutes after construction workers had cleared the area.


Default judgment entered against Sunset Mesa

District Court Judge Mary Deganhart on Wednesday formally ruled in favor of the Durango woman who sued Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors over the mishandling of her brother’s body.


Montrose wins close contest during final regular season game

The Montrose-Fruita Monument girls hoops game Friday night was textbook Southwestern League basketball, according to Lady Indians coach Steve Skiff. A knockdown, drag-out fight for four quarters was on display inside a loud, packed Lloyd McMillan Gymnasium as the Montrose High School girls basketbal


Jack Ludwig and The Stone House

Last October, The Stone House went through an ownership change. Jack Ludwig, along with partners Jesse Cochran and Dave Anderson, sold the restaurant to Don Vincent, the restaurant’s bar manager from the beginning. It’s been a smooth transition.


State senator breaks with party line to support sex ed bill

Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram is leading a state effort to fund a controversial sex education program in Colorado’s public schools, the latest example of the senator’s unusual break with his party when it comes to hot topics like marijuana, contraceptives and abortion.


Chief: Drugs a ‘ 24-7 situation’

Montrose Police Chief Blaine Hall sounded the alarm after back-to-back arrests in which officers seized significant quantities of presumed drugs. “We’ve had a busy week, all having to do with methamphetamine and heroin. I’ve definitely noticed an increase in the last month of the number of individua


Colorado Fisherwoman Breaks Two World Records With Rainbow Trout

This fisherwoman from Colorado broke two world records with this massive catch. Just look at this record-setting rainbow trout. 52-year-old Kelly Jo Hall has been fishing since she was about five years old. Both she and her parter's goal was to set a world record. This past summer, she set two.


Bill named after Colorado transgender student moves closer to becoming state law

DENVER — A bill giving transgender Coloradans an easier route to changing the gender on their I.D. is one step closer to becoming law. The bill, called Jude's Law, passed the House on Friday. It’s named after a Colorado transgender student who's been testifying in support of it for the last four yea


Marijuana Bills Introduced in Colorado Legislature in 2019

We're six weeks into Colorado' 2019 legislative session, and pot proposals have been creating plenty of buzz. With a vocal supporter of legal marijuana in Governor Jared Polis, pot advocates and business owners expect additional legislative efforts this year to focus on social pot consumption, convi


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis denounces Trump’s emergency declaration

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has denounced Donald Trump’s decision Friday to declare a national emergency so the president can find funds to build a southern border wall.


Colorado man accused of sexually assaulting former art student

SCOTTSBLUFF — A Colorado man has been accused of sexually assaulting an art student when she was 15 years old. Steven J. Barraza, 45, of Englewood, Colorado, appeared Friday in scotts Bluff County Court to be arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault, a Class IB felony.