From the KMTS News Room:

    • Craig Man Dies in Colorado Back Country STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) A man from Craig died after his snowmobile apparently broke down. Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers found the body of 64 year old Frank Yoast Friday afternoon near Dunckley Pass, west of Yampa. Search and Rescue President Jay Bowman says Yoast’s body was found farther up a trail from where his ...
    • Arrests Made in Multi-state Crime Spree ROSEBURG, Ore (AP) – Two men suspected in a crime spree across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested in Oregon. Oregon State Police said Sunday that 31-year-old Jose Lopez-Jovel and 30-year-old Matthew Anthony Fanelli are being held on multiple charges in separate county jails. Authorities say Lopez-Jovel and Fanelli are suspected ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS 3A STATE BRACKETS Girls PAGOSA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL 6:00pm:  #1 Pagosa Springs vs #32 Buena Vista 8:00pm:  #16 Grand Valley vs #17 Colorado Springs Christian Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL 6:30pm:  #8 Bennett vs #25 Jefferson Academy 5:00pm:  #9 Centauri vs #24 Academy Winners play Saturday at 1:00pm LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL 2:00pm:  ...
    • 2016 3A High School Basketball State Tournament Brackets 2016 CHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournaments Class 3A// (function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); // ]]> 2016 CHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournaments Class 3A// (function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); // ]]>
    • KMTS State Basketball: DEMONS BOW OUT AT VALOR CHRISTIAN HIGHLANDS RANCH (2/26/16) – There was no role-reversal in the David versus Goliath first round match-up between Glenwood Springs (12-12) and Valor Christian (22-2), though the eighth-seeded Demons fired a few well-aimed missiles and had the number-one host school within range in the third quarter before falling 70-36 in the 4A state basketball playoffs. “Turnovers put ...
    • 2016 3A High School Basketball District Tournament Brackets 2016 3A Boys Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope // 2016 3A Girls Basketball District Tournaments Western Slope
    • SPORTS 3A WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT BRACKETS GIRLS WESTERN SLOPE – TOP 4 ADVANCE Tuesday February 23rd – Quarterfinals (Higher Seed hosts) 7:00pm:  #1 Moffat County vs #8 Aspen 5:30pm:  #4 Coal Ridge vs #5 Gunnison 5:30pm:  #3 Grand Valley vs #6 Roaring Fork 7:00pm:  #2 Olathe vs #7 Basalt Friday February 26th – Semifinals (Grand Junction Central HS) ...
    • SPORTS STATE 4A BASKETBALL BRACKETS GIRLS REGION #1 #1 Valor Christian vs #8 Fort Morgan #4 Berthoud vs #5 Sierra #3 Mullen vs #6 Green Mountain #2 Palisade vs #7 Golden REGION #2 #1 Mesa Ridge vs #8 Kennedy #4 Centaurus vs #5 Vista Ridge #3 Pueblo South vs #6 Vista Peak #4 Holy Family vs #7 Silver ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DURANGO EDGES RIFLE BOYS FOR DISTRICT CROWN; GLENWOOD BOYS & RIFLE GIRLS FALL TO 4TH GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/16) – The goal for the Rifle Bears against high-flying Durango was a 4A district championship game “in the 30’s,” said boys basketball coach Roger Walters, and his team more than delivered on the defensive end. But Durango, seeded number one coming down from the 5A Southwestern League, got loose just long ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REACH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; GLENWOOD BOYS AND RIFLE GIRLS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PLACE GRAND JUNCTION (2/19/16) – “For three quarters we were really good and got what we wanted,” Rifle boys basketball coach Roger Walters said after his team overcame an avalanche of 4th-quarter three-pointers by Steamboat Springs for a 48-39 win. The victory puts the second-seeded Bears (19-3) in the 4A Western Slope League District championship game ...
    • KMTS District Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME, RIFLE GIRLS KO DEVILS PALISADE (2/18/16) – “Our young players want to send our seniors to state, and they did it!” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach exulted after the Demons overcame a second-half comeback by Battle Mountain for a 43-38 overtime win in the first-round of the Western Slope League 4A district tournament. The victory over fifth-seeded Battle Mountain (11-10) ...
    • SPORTS CLASS 4A SWL/WESTERN SLOPE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT – BOYS Games at Central and Palisade High Schools Quarterfinals – Thursday February 18th 7:30pm/CHS:  #1 Durango (13-7) vs #8 Delta (9-11) 4:30pm/PHS:  #4 Glenwood Springs (11-9) vs #5 Battle Mountain (11-9) 7:30pm/PHS:  #3 Palisade (10-10) vs #6 Steamboat Springs (10-10) 4:30pm/CHS:  #2 Rifle (17-3) vs #7 Montrose (4-16) ...