From the KMTS News Room:

    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect at the stroke of midnight in Garfield County.  Sheriff Lou Vallario made the call after consulting with department heads throughout the valley including the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the seven fire districts in Garfield County from De Beque to Carbondale. Last week’s ...
    • April 26 is Still Target to Lift Colorado Stay at Home Order
      The target date to lift the stay at home order in Colorado is still April 26. Governor Jared Polis says he feels good about gradually and slowly allowing people to emerge from their dwellings as the details will be released a few days prior. Polis and doctors warn that social distancing practices and thorough hand washing ...
    • Garfield County will not Require Facemasks
      Garfield County will not join the growing ranks of local governments imposing a facemask policy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Commission Chairman John Martin says the county has received several calls and emails from concerned citizens. He says the board follows the advice of the Health Department and the State, who have recommended, but ...
    • RFTA Gets the “Go Ahead” in Glenwood Springs
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority got the green light to continue serving passengers in Glenwood Springs. Last night, city councilman Charlie Willman made the motion to allow RAFTA to operate within the city limits despite the risks involved with the COVID-19 outbreak. Willman says he was satisfied with the additional safety measures RAFTA agreed ...
    • Rocky Mountain Resources Flouts Garfield County Special Use Permit
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Despite repeated warnings from Garfield County, Rocky Mountain Resources continues to disregard and violate it’s (SUP) Special Use Permit for the limestone quarry in Glenwood Springs. Garfield County Community Development Director Sheryl Bower sent another Notice of Violation to the Beverly Hills-based company for continuing to mine, crush and stockpile limestone for the second ...
    • Colorado Wildfire Preparedness Plan
      DENVER—The upcoming wildfire season in Colorado is expected to be average into mid-summer.  That’s the assessment of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. DFPC Director Mike Morgan says the term “average” can be misleading.  He says an average fire season in Colorado would mean roughly 4,500 fires burning close to 170,000 total acres. ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Eagle County
      EAGLE—Stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect in all of unincorporated Eagle County at one minute past midnight, Saturday, April 11th.  Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek made the decision after consulting with local fire officials and following the lead of the U.S. Forest Service.  Van Beek says the current fire danger is not the ...
    • Stay at Home Order Extended to April 26
      Governor Jared Polis extended the statewide stay at home order until April 26 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Polis said yesterday in a statewide address, the spread of the disease has slowed but he called on residents to continue social distancing and to wear homemade face masks when running essential errands allowed ...
    • RE-2 Begins “Grab and Go” Meal Distribution Tomorrow
      RIFLE—Starting Monday, students from Rifle to New Castle who receive free meals can pick them up at three locations.  Parents and families can get the prepared grab-and-go meals at Walmsley Elementary in Rifle, Cactus Valley Elementary in Silt and Elk Creek Elementary School in New Castle. The drive-through service will be open from 11 to ...
    • RE-1 Students Return to “Class” April 20
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Students in the Roaring Fork RE-1 School District will not return to an actual classroom but they will resume their studies in two weeks. Monday, April 20th, students will begin so-called “distance learning.” Teachers and faculty members launched the “Ramp Up to Distance Learning” phase this week to make sure all students had the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Local High School Sports Scores
      SOCCER Glenwood—-6             Eagle Valley—–1 Roaring Fork—-3       Grand Junction Central—-1 BASEBALL Meeker—-8                 Coal Ridge—-6 Roaring Fork—8         Moffat County—-7
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood on Top of Game in WSL Opening Sweep
      WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/16/19) –The Battle Mountain Huskies didn’t win a single baseball game last season, so their 7-1 non-league record entering Western Slope League play already represented a substantial achievement in comparison. However, the Huskies dropped to 0-5 in league play, losing 15-5 and 8-2, while Glenwood Springs excelled in all phases of its league ...
    • Rockies Postpone 3rd Game Against Braves
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies’ home game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of ...
    • The Avalanche will face the Flames for the first time in the Playoffs Tonight
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado and Calgary have never met in the playoffs despite both franchises’ Stanley Cup pedigree. The first time figures to be an action-packed contest given both teams can fly up and down the ice. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. The first-round ...
    • Nuggets are the #2 Seed, will Face the Spurs in the Playoffs
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Nuggets trailed 95-84 with four minutes left before finishing with a 15-0 run.  The Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs ...
    • Additional Local High School Sports Scores and Upcoming Scheduled Games
      LACROSSE Battle Mountain—12    Glenwood Springs—8 SOCCER Glenwood at Rifle—6pm Palisade at Coal Ridge—6pm
    • Local High School Baseball
      HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES Palisade—17       Rifle—–2 Hotchkiss—19     Coal Ridge—-3 Eagle Valley at Glenwood Springs, postponed ON THE DIAMONDS TODAY… Meeker at Grand Valley (DH) 2pm Delta at Roaring Fork   4pm Rifle at Basalt  3pm
    • 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 ...