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Mortuary: Body-handling suit ‘baseless’

Former Montrose funeral home director Megan Hess pushed back against one of the lawsuits filed against her, moving for dismissal. “An allegation is not evidence,” Hess said in the March 26 motion to dismiss a suit filed by Shirley Hollenback and Diana McBride over the handling of Gerald “Cactus” Hol


Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt.


Family-owned Star Drive-in turns 70 years old

Pam Friend has seen it all at the Star Drive-In; she grew up there. When she was just a toddler, she was put in the back while the family worked out front. In the early 1980s, the family thought they might go out of business when business slowed down. Then the late 80s had families wanting to get to


3 people shot at a Colorado barber shop

AURORA, Colo. (KKTV) - Multiple people were shot Friday in Colorado just outside Denver. The shooting happened in Aurora at 1450 S. Havana Street at about 5:15 p.m. When officers got on scene they found three men with gunshot wounds. All three were taken to the hospital, it isn't clear how severe th


Man pleads to federal drug charge

A man trafficking methamphetamine between Montrose and other locations faces significant prison time after pleading guilty to federal drug and conspiracy charges. Robert LaFond, now 48, was arrested on Interstate 70, in Mesa County, in 2017. He was en route from Grand Junction to Montrose, with appr


14 and 15-year-old arrested for reportedly trying to kill a Colorado Springs Police officer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Two teenagers are facing charges for allegedly trying to kill a Colorado Springs Police officer. Police announced the arrests of a 14 and 15-year-old on Friday tied to a shots fired call in late March. Officers had been in and out of the Fountain Boulevard and Chelto


Guy Fieri Visits 30 Eateries in Colorado

Say what? What are we chopped liver? Seems pretty rotten that Guy Fieri has yet to visit our wonderful town. Fieri apparently enjoys being in the Centennial State but not the Western Slope for some reason. Why is that?


City to better enforce taxes on short-term rentals

Montrose City Council voted unanimously to approve two ordinances that clarify language in city code as it pertains to short-term rentals, effectively clearing up any question as to the city’s power to enforce sales tax licenses on short-term rentals, like other lodging facilities.


Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife is in urgent need of wildlife transport volunteers in Summit County for spring, summer and fall

As nature wakes up, Summit County residents are invited by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to help out with its mission of protecting wildlife by becoming wildlife transport volunteers for the upcoming spring, summer and fall seasons.


Colorado Wildlife Officers Kill First Bear Of 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Wildlife officials in Colorado have killed a bear near Meeker after previously relocating it from Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers killed the bear Monday after it disturbed a farmer’s beehive.


The 12 Best Recreational Dispensaries in Colorado

Five years into legal weed sales, Colorado counts more than 500 retail dispensaries selling marijuana grown by 700+ cultivators. The state has successfully implemented some of the most stringent safety and quality controls in the country -- but that doesn’t mean every joint, concentrate and edible i


420 in Denver: 5 things to know about smoking weed in Colorado

The 420 festivities are expected to draw thousands of people to downtown Denver Saturday to celebrate all things marijuana. Before you pass that joint, here are a few things to keep in mind.


Free access to 8 national parks in Colorado on Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Get out an explore! That's what the National Park Service is hoping the public will do on Saturday as they offer free admission to parks across the country.


Fight over backyard deck triggered Colorado Springs murder and grisly cover-up, prosecutors say

Angered by a slow-moving home improvement project, a Colorado Springs parolee fatally shot the worker he accused of botching the job before dismembering his body, prosecutors say.


Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over t


Colorado teen found safe

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 6 p.m. Hailey was found safe and everyone tied to the incident has been contacted according to authorities. Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing Colorado teen.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Family members stab each other during fight, Colorado Springs police respond

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - According to police, two family members stabbed each other during an altercation late Wednesday night. Officers responded to a disturbance in the 4200 block of Morning Sun Ave. Upon arrival, officers found Fillimon Morales and Edwina Guinn with injuries consistent to being


Man accused of sex assault on unconscious woman

A 57-year-old Grand Junction man faces a possible high-level sexual assault charge after law enforcement investigating an alleged domestic assault discovered videos on the man's phone that showed sexual contact with a victim who was passed out.