From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Court Rules to Allow Lawsuits in 2015 Planned Parenthood Shooting COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A Colorado appeals court has ruled that victims of the 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs can sue the nonprofit organization over what they argue was lax security. The ruling reverses a lower court decision that said only the accused shooter, Robert Dear, was liable for the ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Varlamov to Undergo Season Ending Surgery DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will undergo season-ending hip surgery in an effort to fix a lingering groin issue. He will have the procedure Thursday in Vail, Colorado. The 28-year-old Varlamov has been dealing with a nagging groin injury since December. He has a 6-17 record with a 3.38 goals-against average over 24 games ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS HOLD OFF ‘DOGS TO SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (1/26/17) – Visiting Glenwood Springs basketball fans had to be thinking, “Oh no, here we go again.” Two weeks ago, Palisade, now 3-16 after the Demon boys held on for a 51-44 road win, upset the Demons at home. Once again, the Bulldogs refused to roll over and play dead, but this time, Palisade’s ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR FOR GLENWOOD AT EAGLE VALLEY GYPSUM (1/23/17) – The look on Tatum Peterson’s face after a 36-34 loss at Eagle Valley required no words. No matter how it happens, heartbreak hurts. Glenwood’s girls basketball team had its first lead of the game over one of the Western Slope’s best teams with just over a minute to play, then lost on ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS DISPATCH TIGERS AFTER DRUBBING IN FRUITA GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/20/17) – Whimsically dubbed, “The game that shall not be named,” a dual drubbing in Fruita the night before had no residual effect as Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls basketball teams got back on track with relatively easy wins over the visiting Summit Tigers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 46, SUMMIT 31 After an early 8-2 lead over ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood—47    Steamboat Springs—42 Eagle Valley—36    Coal Ridge—19 Battle Mountain—43   Roaring Fork—40 Boys Glenwood—39    Steamboat Springs—38 Eagle Valley—72   Coal Ridge—63 Roaring Fork—57  Battle Mountain—43 NUGGETS WIN LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a furious late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS; BOYS MOVE INTO 1st PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/17/17) – In a test of the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams’ readiness to challenge for post-season play, both passed in a double header sweep of the Steamboat Springs Sailors, but just barely. The Glenwood boys (8-5, 3-1 WSL) trailed by eleven going into the fourth quarter, but led by Angel Garcia’s ...
    • Broncos Head Coach Hunt Continues ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos met Tuesday with Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, the third candidate to interview for their head coaching vacancy following Gary Kubiak’s resignation for health reasons. “He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,” general manager John Elway tweeted after the interview ...
    • Split Victories in High School Basketball The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIVALS DIVIDE, DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/10/17) – Glenwood’s Angel Garcia and Rifle’s Carter Sturgeon, key 3-point gunners for their respective teams, were both mired in futility from beyond the arc. One would break out, while the other’s struggles continued as Garcia’s string of 15-straight misses ended with back-to-back treys in the second quarter of the Demons’ 45-41 overtime ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RANKINGS Undated—This week’s state rankings according to “On the Mat” show Glenwood Springs at number 14 in class 4A.  Pueblo County is the top ranked team in Colorado.  Eagle Valley was the only high school squad from the area to be ranked, coming in at 15th in 3A.  From Rifle, two wrestlers are ...