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From the KMTS News Room:

  • Garfield County now Orange on the COVID-19 Dial
    Despite pleas from the Board of County Commissioners, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment moved Garfield County to the orange high-risk level due to an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases. The CDPHE did compromise though, allowing a number of variances to remain in place; Instead of a 25% seating capacity for restaurants and ...
  • Garfield Sheriff Cuts Animal Control From Budget
    Glenwood Springs—Animal control is being dropped by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Lou Vallario was forced to cut the half-million-dollar program from his 2021 budget.  He says when he decided to cut the popular program it was painful.  He brought the program back in 2004.  “It’s been hugely successful in the county. Everything from ...
  • Polis Calling Special Session to Deal With COVID Impacts
    DENVER— DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced a special COVID-19 legislative session to discuss a $220 million stimulus package to aid bars, restaurants, tenants, landlords and students. Polis says it includes tax relief for restaurants and bars affected by capacity limits, funds for child-care providers, rental assistance for tenants and landlords and ...
  • Garfield County Pleas With State to Stay in Yellow for COVID-19
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Will  Garfield County’s COVID-19 level move to orange or remain in the less restrictive yellow category?  In a special, late afternoon meeting with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Board of County Commissioners made a formal request to remain in yellow or “Safer at Home.” CDPHE Chief of Staff Mara Borsey ...
  • Rankin Wins Tight State Senate Race
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—In an important Western Slope political horse race, it was a photo finish for the Republican party. Bob Rankin crossed the finish line just ahead of his worthy and respected Democrat challenger Karl Hanlon. The longtime rancher and Glenwood Springs City Attorney called Rankin today to concede the race and offer his congratulations.  In ...
  • John Martin Preparing For a Seventh & Final Term
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With a margin of 517 votes, John Martin is confident the citizens have reelected him as Garfield County Commissioner in District 2. Martin once again was able to hold off a fierce and worthy challenger on election night. Democrat Beatriz Soto jumped out to an early and sizable lead that she maintained until Martin ...
  • Robinson Promises to Continue the Fight
    RIFLE—Leslie Robinson admits she came up short of her goal of beating Mike Samson in the District 3 commissioner’s race but she says she’s not going away. In a post election letter, Robinson says, “I am not going to concede that we have lost.”  While losing to Samson by nearly 1,000 votes, Robinson points to ...
  • Samson Earns Another Term in District 3
    RIFLE—Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson is relieved and thankful for being reelected in District 3.  Getting to the finish line for his fourth term in office was grueling. His Democrat challenger, Leslie Robinson, put up quite a battle and jumped out to an early lead that she maintained most of election night. Samson says he ...
  • Local Hospital COVID Numbers
    RIFLE/GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s two hospitals are at opposite ends of the COVID-19 spectrum.  Grand River Health in Rifle is reporting a 7.7 percent positivity rate for COVID-19 testing. Out of 4,349 tests administered at Grand River, 336 came back positive with 97 still pending. A dozen people have tested positive in Western Garfield County since ...
  • Glenwood Springs Apartment Fires
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—An early evening fire damaged three units at an apartment complex near Glenwood Meadows Monday. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a call about a structure fire went out just before 5:30 at the Glenwood Green Apartments just off of Wulfsohn Road. Crews arrived within minutes and found smoke coming from ...

From the KMTS Sports Desk:

  • Lock Doubtful for Broncos
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Drew Lock’s bruised ribs prevented him from practicing Wednesday when the Denver Broncos installed their game plan for Miami with backup Brett Rypien running their patchwork offense. Joining Lock on the sideline was Denver’s leading receiver, tight end Noah Fant, who also has sore ribs. The pair’s status is uncertain for Sunday when the ...
  • Drew Lock Expected to Play Tomorrow
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Quarterback Drew Lock is expected to return to action Sunday for the Denver Broncos’ twice-delayed game at New England. Lock has been out since spraining his right shoulder on a sack at Pittsburgh in the second week of the season. Lock says he spent the last few weeks studying quarterbacks to learn ...
  • McManus Out To Prove He Can Make History
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has been on a tear ever since his coach summoned him back to the sideline last December rather than let him attempt a record 65-yard field goal against the Chargers. McManus has nailed 15 of 17 field goals since then. He’s kicked five field goals of 50 ...
  • Broncos & Patriots Game Rescheduled to Monday Night
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – For the second straight week, the Patriots are heading into a game after having their preparations disrupted by a teammate testing positive for the coronavirus. Cam Newton tested positive prior to last week’s matchup with Kansas City and missed the game. This week cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined him on the reserve/COVID-19 ...
  • CU Begins Football Practice
    BOULDER (AP) – The Colorado Buffaloes have received approval from health officials to begin football practice. New head coach Karl Dorrell and his team kick off fall camp Friday. The Pac-12 voted last month to resume the season after postponing it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are ...
  • Old “Friends” & Old “Enemies” Return When Tampa Bay Comes to Denver Sunday
    DENVER (AP) – Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos doesn’t just represent Tom Brady’s return to a city where he’s won just four of 11 starts. It’s also Shaq Barrett’s homecoming. The NFL’s leader in sacks last season spent five years in Denver before leaving in free agency for Tampa. Barrett ...
  • Rockies Top Giants
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4. Jairo Díaz earned his fourth save by getting Austin Slater to ground into a game-ending double play. ...
  • PAC-12 will Play a Seven Game Football Season
    UNDATED (AP) – The Pac-12 has set a Nov. 6 start date for a seven-game football season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic. The conference’s CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. ...
  • Nuggets Drop Game 4 to The Lakers
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 114-108 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Davis got the Lakers off to a fast start with his scoring and James helped them finish it off with his defense, ...
  • Blake Bortles Joins the Banged Up Broncos
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have officially signed quarterback Blake Bortles and the seventh-year veteran joined them at practice. The Broncos signed Bortles after starter Drew Lock suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder. Lock is expected to miss a month or so. Jeff Driskel will get the start Sunday when the Broncos host ...