From the KMTS News Room:

    • Along with Pitkin County, Five Other Colorado Counties Issue “Stay at Home Orders”
      Stay at home orders are being imposed on more than 2 million people in five Denver area counties in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The orders covering Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson counties go into effect tomorrow and follow a stay at home order for Denver.
    • Lost Snowmobile Riders were Treasure Hunters
      DENVER (AP) – Two snowmobile riders from Colorado were searching for an elusive treasure when they got stranded and one died at Dinosaur National Park in Utah. The two set out from the Denver area March 17 to search for Forrest Fenn’s treasure. The eccentric New Mexico antiquities dealer claimed to have buried the treasure ...
    • Virus Outbreak & the National Parks
      CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Three of America’s best-known national parks – Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains – closed their gates Tuesday as parks struggle to keep popular recreation areas open while struggling to prevent spreading the coronavirus at congested sites. They join a growing list of national parks that have closed from New ...
    • Eagle County Reports First COVID-19 Death
      An Eagle County man in his sixties has reportedly died from COVID-19. Eagle county authorities confirmed the death this afternoon. A press release says the man, who had underlying health conditions, died at a Denver area hospital. The death is the first in the tri-county area. As of 4 p.m. Friday, the Colorado department of public ...
    • All Future Orders from State Health Department will Automatically be in Effect in Garfield County
      In an effort to standardize and streamline the Public Health Order process, Garfield County public health officials have adopted a standing order that any further public health orders or executive orders at the state level will automatically and immediately be in effect in Garfield County. Here is the full text of the order: MARCH 20, 2020 STANDING PUBLIC ...
    • Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 in Garfield County; Total now Five
      Garfield County officials say two more cases of COVID-19 have been identified. Both new cases are affecting males, one in his 50’s the other in his 60’s. They reportedly had not had contact with each other, causing public health officials to double down on their “Social Distancing” guidelines. Both victims are recovering at home. County officials ...
    • Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Map
      Here is the Johns Hopkins University map you’ve heard us talk about on the air.  For other Coronavirus COVID-19 information, visit our COVID-19 page. Additional information is also available from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
    • City of Glenwood and Valley View Hospital Online Forum
      The City of Glenwood Springs and Valley View Hospital will be hosting a live community forum to address some community and health issues 11-11.30 AM Friday March 20, 2020. The live forum can be viewed at the City’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodSpringsCO/ The community is invited to ask questions for Glenwood Springs mayor, Jonathan Godes, and Dr ...
    • Coronavirus Claims a Third Victim in Colorado
      COLORADO SPRINGS—(AP) – Health officials in Colorado say a man in his 60s has died of the coronavirus. A spokeswoman for El Paso County Public Health said today the man had been in contact with a woman in her 80s who was the first person in the state to die of the virus. The woman ...
    • Third Case of Coronavirus in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s third positive case of COVID-19 has been reported. According to the county health department, the patient is a man in his 20’s. Health officials say he is recovering at home in isolation while information is gathered to identify anyone who may have had contact with him. The health department says this is ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: BEARS WALK OVER SUMMIT TWICE IN LEAGUE OPENER
      RIFLE (3/23/19) — The Rifle Bears opened Western Slope League with a doubleheader sweep over the traveling Summit Tigers that featured most of the early-spring foibles, but Derek Wagler was in mid-season form, pounding out six hits, including a triple in each game, and driving in five runs. “Pitching is something we have to get ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS WALK-OFF WIN OVERCOMES LATE TITAN RALLY
      WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/21/19) — Walks were the undoing of starting pitchers Chano Gonzalez and Cole Houston in the first two games of the Glenwood Springs 2019 baseball season, but Gonzalez turned a four-pitch free pass in the bottom of the seventh into a walk-off 12-11 win over Coal Ridge Thursday on a base ...
    • Avalanche get Shutout in Dallas
      DALLAS (AP) – Alexander Radulov recorded his first career hat trick in his return after missing the previous game for disciplinary reasons as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his second consecutive shutout, the first time in his 11 NHL seasons with back-to-back shutouts. Jamie Benn had ...
    • Mixed Results for CU Women’s & Men’s Basketball
      BOULDER (AP) – Tyler Bey scored a career-high tying 27 points, Shane Gatling had 26 and Colorado led throughout to beat UCLA 93-68. Both Bey and Gatling were dominating in the paint, scoring on an array of dunks, layups and short jumpers in the lane. LAS VEGAS (AP) – Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. ...
    • Broncos to Trade Keenum
      WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Redskins are acquiring quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos for a swap of 2020 draft picks. The parameters of the pending deal include a reworking of Keenum’s contract, with the Broncos paying him a $500,000 restructuring bonus and picking up half of the $7 million he was guaranteed in ...
    • High School Playoff Basketball
      4A Girls Broomfield—The Glenwood Lady Demons, the 34th seeded team in the 48-team bracket take on the 2nd ranked Holy Family Tigers tonight in a second round playoff game.  Tip off is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. 3A Girls Grand Junction—Central High School will be the venue for the Western Slope 3A ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: STRONG FINAL QUARTER MOVES GLENWOOD GIRLS TO ROUND TWO IN STATE PLAYOFFS
      LITTLETON (2/19/19) — Ximena Gutierrez paused at the top of the key, dribbling the basketball with one hand and gesturing to her teammates with a palm-down, “Stay cool, we’ve got this,” motion. After an eleven-turnover third quarter and a 3-pointer that drew host Littleton within two points, that show of poise and leadership ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN LEAGUE TITLE IN OT; GIRLS FALL AGAIN
      PALISADE (2/15/19) — With three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Palisade in-bounded the ball to Watts Erb at the top of the free throw circle and the 6-3 junior’s three-pointer swished through the net just before the buzzer, producing a sustained roar from the home fans and sending Glenwood Springs into an overtime attempt ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY DEMONS STUMBLE; GLENWOOD BOYS CRUISE PAST HUSKIES
      EDWARDS (2/12/19) — Coming into last weekend, both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams were on extended winning streaks and in control of their 4A playoff destiny. As Valentine’s Day approaches, both Demon squads had their hearts and hopes — if not broken, certainly disappointed, having been tied for first place in Western Slope ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Stay in Title Race with Devils Sweep
      GYPSUM (2/7/19) — Free throws should be easier than shots behind the three-point line, but both Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams struggled early in the season at the charity stripe, while rising to the top of the Western Slope League standings largely on their long-distance shooting. Facing a pair of “trap” games at ...