From the KMTS News Room:

    • State House Passes National Popular Vote Bill DENVER (AP) – Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature has approved a bill to join other states in casting their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote. The House voted 34-29 Thursday to approve the bill, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Emily Sirota and Jeni Arndt and Sen. Mike Foote.
    • Colorado Democrats Expected to Pass Gun Seizure Bill DENVER (AP) – Colorado Democrats see a big opportunity to pass legislation allowing the seizure of guns from people deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others. This year's “red flag” bill gets its first hearing Thursday in the House Judiciary Committee.  It would allow family or law enforcement to seek a court order to have ...
    • Little Girl Who Survived Christmas Eve Crash Given Hero's Welcome STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(AP) – A 6-year-old Routt County  girl who survived a crash that killed her mother on Christmas Eve is back home after getting a hero's welcome from her community. Well-wishers lined the streets Wednesday holding signs as law enforcement escorted Charlee Shaw, her three brothers and father back to the town of Clark after ...
    • Deadly Hit and Run Closes Westbound I-70  Glenwood Springs—A woman walking along the side of the road near the vapor caves was killed last night on westbound I-70 in an apparent hit and run accident.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Police Department, the driver of the vehicle involved fled the scene. Police have very little information to go on at ...
    • Sutey Ranch Management Plan Unveiled Silt—Mountain bikers and big game animals will be able to co-exist on lands in the Roaring Fork Valley under a plan unveiled today by the Bureau of Land Management.  The 557-acre Sutey Ranch in Garfield County and the 112-acre Haines Parcel in Pitkin County were acquired by the BLM last spring in a special exchange ...
    • “El Chapo” likely headed to Colorado NEW YORK (AP) – Now that a U.S. jury has convicted Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman of drug trafficking, he is expected to be sentenced to life in prison. As a notorious drug kingpin with an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, experts say his likely destination is the federal government's “Supermax” prison in Colorado. Sometimes called the ...
    • Teachers Remain on Strike as Negotiations Continue DENVER (AP) – Denver school leaders and teachers have returned to the bargaining table as they try to end a strike over pay. Teachers remained on the picket lines for a third day as the negotiations got underway Wednesday morning. Teachers wearing red filled the negotiating room at Denver's main library and left gifts of ...
    • Aspen Boy Hospitalized After Fall ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort over the weekend. The incident occurred Saturday at Aspen Highlands. Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Tuesday that the boy from Aspen had been released from the hospital and was home with his ...
    • Local Snowboarder Dies Attempting Jump Aspen—The young man who died attempting a jump at Snowmass was a local.  The Pitkin County Coroner's Office identified the man as 20 year old Tyler Hamm of Snowmass Village.  Hamm crashed Sunday morning while trying to jump at the Makaha Terrain Park.  Aspen Skiing Company spokesman Jeff Hanle says Hamm was unresponsive and had ...
    • Tellez Murder Trial Underway Glenwood Springs—It took a week to seat a jury of 12 and four alternates.  Today, the first degree murder trial of Gustavo Olivo-Tellez began in Garfield County District Court with opening arguments. Tellez is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Blanca Jurado in October of 2016.  Tellez' girlfriend at the time, Michelle Castillo ...

    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.  ...