From the KMTS News Room:

    • “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 ...
    • Perry Will Selected for Vacant House Seat Meeker—After 40 years dealing with the great outdoors and wild animals, the man with the familiar Fu Manchu will try his hand at politics. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Perry Will was selected by a special Republican vacancy committee yesterday in Meeker to replace Bob Rankin as the State Representative in District 57.  Rankin, ...
    • Snow Day for Local Schools The following districts/schools have declared a snow day today (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) due to weather concerns: Aspen School District Blue Lake Preschool Roaring Fork School District (Glenwood, Basalt, Carbondale) Ross Montessori School St. Stephen Catholic School We will update this list throughout the morning if necessary.
    • I-70 Glenwood Canyon Closure 2/5/2019 9:35 PM UPDATE: One lane opened westbound through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 9:00 tonight. Both lanes eastbound reopened earlier tonight. 2/5/2019 10:15AM UPDATE: One lane of eastbound I-70 is expected to open before 11:00 this morning, but westbound I-70 will remain closed indefinitely. All lanes will be closed again this afternoon to allow transportation of ...
    • Boulder Police Close Investigation due to Test Equipment Interference BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Police have closed their investigation into whether several female students at the University of Colorado were drugged at parties because of a problem with blood samples taken from some of the alleged victims. Blood samples were taken from three of the six women who believed they were drugged on Oct. 17 ...
    • Dog Survives on it’s Own for Three Months DENVER (AP) – A Colorado dog is back home after surviving in and around a mountain town for over three months.  Prince escaped after owner Kari Yarbrough of Colorado Springs was in a car crash near Buena Vista on Oct. 22 and she was taken to jail failing to appear at court hearing. She searched ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s games between Glenwood Springs and Eagle Valley in Gypsum have been postponed due to the severe weather.  No make up date has been announced.  The Rifle Bears however will play on the road tonight at Palisade High School. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 with the boys following at 7. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies in last night’s Western Slope League opener.  Elly Walters scored 18 points while Samantha Hinkle added 15 to lead the Lady Bears over Battle Mountain, 46-32.  Monique Stevens poured in 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc to ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS’ POSTSEASON HOPES DASHED IN KC Kansas City, MO.— (AP) With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a ...
    • SPORTS THE HONORS CONTINUE FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH BOULDER (AP) – Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record and their first bowl game since 2007. In four years, MacIntyre’s turned a program that was regarded as one of the nation’s worst into a Pac-12 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS SWEEP CANON CITY IN TOURNEY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/9/16) – “We found a way to pull it out,” Glenwood Springs Lady Demon coach Rhonda Moser said after her team won a second straight game on a last-second score by Tatum Peterson Thursday’s 55-53 overtime win over Faith Christian was followed by a thrilling 33-32 error-filled victory that pivoted on three ...
    • ANOTHER HONOR FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH COLORADO’S MIKE MACINTYRE NAMED 2016 WALTER CAMP COACH OF THE YEAR   NEW HAVEN, CT – Mike MacIntyre, head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, has been named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year.  The Walter Camp Coach of the Year is selected by the nation’s 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports ...
    • RYAN MOELLER, CU BUFFS RAKE IN POST SEASON AWARDS   MacIntyre Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; 16 Buffs Draw All-Pac-12 Honors By: Jason Clay, Associate SID Release: November 29, 2016   MacIntyre First Coach Of The Year Since Barnett In 2004; CU’s 16 Honorees Trail USC & Washington’s 18 For Most In Pac-12   SAN FRANCISCO – Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre has been named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year ...
    • SPORTS SCORES 3A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS 1Discovery Canyon48 16Skyview0 Show Details 8Conifer35 9Fort Morgan49 Show Details 4Lewis-Palmer28 13Longmont23 Show Details 5Silver Creek27 12Durango19 Show Details 3Palisade44 14Evergreen3 Show Details 6Palmer Ridge24 11Mead28 Show Details 7Holy Family47 10Rifle0 Show Details 2Pueblo East27 15Erie15 Nov 17 – 19Quarterfinals 1Discovery Canyon33 9Fort Morgan26 4Lewis-Palmer27 5Silver Creek28 3Palisade40 11Mead44 7Holy Family21 2Pueblo East41 Nov 24 – 26Semifinals G1311/26 @ 1p 1Discovery Canyon 5Silver Creek at District 20 Stadium Preview Game Show Details G1411/26 @ 1p 11Mead 2Pueblo East at Mead HS Preview Game Show Details Dec 3Final Championship G15 Winner G13 Winner G14 AP-ScorecardHere are the latest scores from Sunday’s sports ...
    • SPORTS STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS Denver—The Coal Ridge Titans were swept this morning by the defending state champion and top seeded Eaton Reds 25-13, 25-13 and 25-21.  Coal Ridge will take on Sterling tomorrow morning at 9:30 with hopes of advancing to the consolation round. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Broomfield—The Rifle Bears travel to Broomfield to battle the Tigers ...
    • SPORTS STATE 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKET FRI/7:00PM:  #1 Discovery Canyon (10-0) vs #16 Skyview (6-4) FRI/7:00PM:  #8 Conifer (9-1) vs #9 Fort Morgan (9-1) FRI/7:00PM:  #4 Lewis Palmer (9-1) vs #13 Longmont (6-4) SAT/11:00AM:  #5 Silver Creek (10-0) vs #12 Durango (7-3)   FRI/7:00PM:  #3 Palisade (9-1) vs #14 Evergreen (6-4) SAT/1:00PM:  #6 Palmer Ridge (8-2) vs #11 Mead (7-3) SAT/1:00PM:  #7 Holy Family ...