From the KMTS News Room:

    • Bustang sees a significant Passenger Increase in it’s 3 years of Service DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s intercity bus service has expanded rapidly across the state since its debut in 2015. Ridership on the Bustang service has increased from nearly 9,000 passengers in January 2016 to more than 21,000 passengers last month. CDOT will work with its Bustang contractor to bolster driver recruitment and ...
    • Popular Vote Bill Passes Colorado House DENVER (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a bill calling for Colorado to join other states in casting presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.  Gov. Jared Polis, says he will sign the measure.  Currently, the state’s electoral votes are cast for whoever wins in Colorado.
    • Red Flag Bill Passes in Colorado House DENVER (AP) – A Colorado House committee has passed “red flag” legislation that would permit the temporary seizure of guns from people deemed by a court to pose a threat to themselves or others. The House Judiciary Committee voted after hours of testimony for and against the bill on Thursday.  After a nearly 10 hour ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS EMOTIONAL NIGHT AT COORS FIELD Denver—Rockies fans had to pull out the hankies last night to honor the franchise’s first manager, Don Baylor who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Then there were tears of joy as pitcher Chad Bettis returned to the mound for the first time since being diagnosed with testicular ...
    • SPORTS MLB/ROCKIES OPEN SECOND HALF OF SEASON IN NY New York, NY—Colorado Rockies’ right-handed ace Jon Gray toes the rubber tonight against the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The Mets counter with righty Jacob DeGrom. The Rockies are looking to get hot once again after their “June Swoon” that finds them in third place in the ...
    • SPORTS MIAMI (AP) — In Tuesday’s All-Star game in Miami, NL manager Joe Maddon’s batting order has Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon leading off, followed by Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton as the designated hitter. Washington right fielder Bryce Harper is third, followed by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Washington second baseman Daniel Murphy, Colorado third baseman Nolan ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS SIGN A NEW PLAYER ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have signed six-year veteran cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris and waived cornerbackTaurean Nixon 24 hours after his pick-6 of Paxton Lynch at the team’s mandatory minicamp. Lewis-Harris spent four full seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before splitting last season between the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Broncos coach Vance Joseph ...
    • NEWS LOCAL BASEBALL PLAYERS EARN POST SEASON HONORS 4A Western Slope 1st team All Conference Glenwood Springs Demons Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, SS /Pitcher     Tyler Boyd, 2B Rifle Bears Takoda Cheney, Pitcher/INF    Bryer Rew, INF    Gabe Marbas, Catcher Honorable Mention Glenwood Springs Brandon Benzel, 1B Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, SS    Drake Montgomery, OF MLB / ROCKIES PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tommy Joseph hit a tying ...
    • SPORTS GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS–4A Pueblo Centennial—3             Glenwood Springs—2   3A SOCCER  #17 Coal Ridge vs. # 16Resurrection Christian at Jefferson Academy, Friday, May 12th 5pm #19 Basalt vs. # 14 Salida at Manitou Springs High School, Friday, May 12th  6pm #21 Aspen vs. # 13 Middle Park at Liberty Common, Friday, May 12th HIGH SCHOOL ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS, HUSKIES PLAY FREEZE-TAG IN SPLIT EDWARDS (4/29/17) – Baseball in December? Two days from May, and it felt like winter ball as Glenwood Springs and Battle Mountain split an error-plagued doubleheader where it was 32 degrees at first pitch of game one, and snowing by the time Chano Gonzalez struck out the final hitter in an 18-4, five-inning Demon victory ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Roaring Fork travels to Coal Ridge for a 3 o’clock game this afternoon.  The game will be broadcast live on the internet at KMTS.com and rebroadcast on the radio at 7 pm. GIRLS GOLF Rifle—The Rifle Invitational tees off at 10 am at Rifle Creek. TENNIS Aspen takes on Glenwood at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at ...
    • KMTS Baseball: SUMMIT SWEEPS GLENWOOD OUT OF FIRST GLENWOOD SPRINGS(4/8/17) – Gathered inside the announcer’s booth to eat their lunch and get out of the wind between games of a doubleheader they would eventually drop to Summit County, several Glenwood Springs’ baseball players shook their heads in agreement on Tiger pitcher Andrew Shaw, who had just fired a 3-hit, 15-strikeout shutout: he was ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Romero Hurls Demons into First Place Tie GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/5) – Steven Romero unveiled a new pitch in a 6-0 win over Eagle Valley, using a swift-breaking curveball to record six of his nine strikeouts, handing the Devils their first league loss and vaulting Glenwood Springs on top of the Western Slope League with a 3-0 record. Tristen Howe’s 2-run double capped a ...