From the KMTS News Room:

    • Another COVID Death in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—COVID-19 has claimed it’s third victim in Garfield County. According to the health department, a man in his early 70’s died earlier this week. The man’s wife also tested positive for the virus and is in quarantine. Health Director Yvonne Long says this most recent death is a reminder that COVID-19 is still spreading ...
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Extends Mask Ordinance
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mask ordinance has been extended…again. Last night, the city council unanimously agreed to extend the facial covering mandate until August. Councilman Charlie Willman made the motion. He’s convinced masks will make a difference to limit the spread of COVID-19 based on recent medical research. Councilman Rick Vorhees says a mask ordinance can ...
    • Carbondale Man Arrested for Child Porn
      CARBONDALE—A longtime Roaring Fork Valley man has been busted for child pornography. According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 69 year old Peter O’Grady of Carbondale was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies executed a search warrant of his home on Mountain View Road. Authorities recovered large amounts of on line child porn along with ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Report
      BASALT—“Dismal.” That’s the word local experts are using to describe the valley’s river and stream flows. According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the flows across the watershed range from 25 to 45 percent of normal for this time of year. The Colorado River at Glenwood Springs should be running around 8 ...
    • Garfield County Must Remain in “Safer at Home” as COVID Cases Spike
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County is being ordered to stay “Safer at Home.” The county’s hope to move to the less restrictive “Protect our Neighbors” phase of reopening has been dashed by the shocking resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  Sara Brainard with the Garfield County Public Health Department says 41 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported ...
    • Brush Fire Snarls Morning Traffic Into Glenwood
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A rapidly-spreading, wind-whipped brush fire near Canyon Creek that brought eastbound I-70 traffic to a crawl this morning was human caused. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the call went out at 7:32 to a brush fire on the south side of I-70 near mile marker 109.  No one was hurt, ...
    • Toppling of Controversial Capitol Statue Under Investigation
      DENVER (AP) – Police in Denver are investigating the toppling of a statue outside the Capitol that recognized a Union cavalry regiment that fought Confederate forces. The statue also acknowledged soldiers’ role in an 1864 massacre of Native Americans. The incident comes as protesters across the nation have defaced and torn down statues of historic ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—At one minute past midnight, Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect in unincorporated Garfield County. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with fire officials throughout the valley decided the fire danger is worsening  by the day. 15 red flag warnings have been issued to date by the National Weather Service which is ...
    • Drought Conditions Worsen in the Roaring Fork Valley
      BASALT—Most of Colorado is now in a “flash drought.”  According to the Colorado Climate Center, high, hot winds coupled with low humidity creates conditions that are worse than a regular drought due to excessive moisture loss from the ground. To make matters worse, river and stream flows in the Roaring Fork Watershed continue to plummet ...
    • Colorado Jobless Claims Fall
      DENVER—Unemployment claims fell below 10,000 for the first time in three months.  According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 9,882 regular claims were filed for the week ending June 20th. State officials say the drop is likely due to more people reentering the workforce as health regulations ease. The year-to-date numbers are still ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Hall of Fame Bronco Diagnosed With Cancer
      SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -Denver Broncos’ Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs. Pat Killorin, a center for Syracuse in the mid-1960s, created the Friends of Floyd page last Sunday to ...
    • Denver Broncos Take a Break from Football to Talk About Demonstrations
      (AP) – The Denver Broncos took a break from their usual videoconference football sessions Tuesday to talk about the nationwide demonstrations that were sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Team president Joe Ellis told players the team supports their efforts to fight racial injustice. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated ...
    • High School Spring Sports Season Canceled in Colorado
      DENVER—It’s a heartbreaking end to a season that never was for thousands of high school student-athletes in Colorado. Today, the Colorado High School Activities Association officially brought the curtain down on the 2020 spring sports season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green says after Governor Polis announced a transition to “Safer ...
    • Coronavirus Precautions taken by all Professional Sports Leagues
      MIAMI (AP) – All major professional sports leagues are taking corona virus outbreak precautions. The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel. The changes will be temporary. Media will still have access to players.
    • Avalanche Return Home after Losing to the Kings
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mikey Anderson scored his first career goal, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 for their sixth straight win. Austin Wagner and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Kings, who are on their longest winning streak of the season. Los Angeles is 7-1-1 ...
    • Air Force Moves on From Current Men’s Basketball Coach
      AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) – The Air Force Academy has decided to part ways with men’s basketball coach Dave Pilipovich. The Falcons went 110-151 since Pilipovich took over midway through the 2011-12 season. Air Force has gone through seven straight losing seasons. The senior-laden team went 12-20 this season. Director of athletics Nathan Pine said ...
    • Colorado Player Recognized During PAC-12 Honors for College Basketball
      (AP) – Oregon’s Payton Pritchard has been named Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the year by the conference’s coaches. UCLA coach Mick Cronin was voted coach of the year and Arizona freshman forward Zeke Nnaji was honored as freshman of the year. Colorado’s Tyler Bey was named defensive player of the year, UCLA’s Chris Smith ...
    • Nuggets Win Over the Shorthanded Bucks
      DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as the Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games with a 109-95 victory. Murray led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver swept the two-game season series from ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: DEMONS EARN ANOTHER HOME GAME, INTO GREAT 8
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/4/20) — The pre-game message on the Glenwood Springs boys basketball locker room white board was the same, and so was the outcome as the Demons won their Sweet 16 match with Green Mountain, 56-50, to host upset winner Pueblo West Saturday in the 4A Great 8. The Demons defeated Weld Central 55-30 ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS ROUT REBELS, ADVANCE TO SWEET 16 WITH LADY DEMONS
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/28/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams have something to prove, and each made strides toward doing so by advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 4A state playoffs this weekend. Both teams earned first-round byes with perfect 12-0 league records and avoided the second-round elimination that has plagued ...