From the KMTS News Room:

    • Oil & Gas Rule-Making on Hold Due to Coronavirus
      DENVER—The rulemaking process for Colorado’s Oil and Gas industry is on hold for the time being because of the COVID-19 outbreak and ban on public gatherings. Colorado Oil and Gas Commission Director Jeff Robbins says face to face meetings are a critical component to successful rulemaking but emergency declarations take precedence. Robbins says, “the decision ...
    • RE-1 School District Prepares for On-line Instruction
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—When students in the Roaring Fork Valley return to school next week after spring break, it won’t be to a classroom. Welcome to virtual learning. The RE-1 School Board and staff members held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss how teachers and students will press on with education in the face of an ...
    • The First Coronavirus Death in Roaring Fork Valley
      ASPEN—COVID-19 has claimed it’s first victim in the Roaring Fork Valley. According to a report from the Pitkin County Public Health Office, a 94 year old Aspen man died at his home Tuesday, March 24th.  Health officials say the man had serious underlying medical issues and had been suffering from Coronavirus symptoms three days prior ...
    • Pitkin County Reports First COVID-19 Death
      The Pitkin County Coroner says a 97-year-old man has died of complications from COVID-19. His name has not been released pending notification of family. His exact date of death was also not released, though a press release from the Coroner indicates he was sick for three days and had underlying medical conditions.
    • Glenwood City Council Holds Online-Only Meeting Tonight
      Glenwood Springs City Council will host a special online-only meeting tonight at 6:00. Instructions for viewing the meeting and how to participate can be found here. Click on “Special City Council Meeting, March 26, 2020” for more information.
    • Hotel Colorado Closed Until Further Notice
      It’s a sign of the times. The historic Hotel Colorado is closed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak. Workers were busy yesterday installing security cameras and putting locks on the doors of Glenwood Springs iconic 127-year-old landmark. Employees and staff members have been placed on furlough and will be brought back when things ...
    • Colorado State Patrol Institutes Statewide “Accident Alert”
      The Colorado State Patrol has enacted a statewide accident alert, meaning they will not respond to any vehicle crashes as long as all drivers have insurance and there are no injuries, drugs or alcohol suspected. Any drivers involved in such a crash should exchange information with other drivers and file a report online. Any crashes within ...
    • State Allows Restaurants to Sell Bulk Items to Public
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Shoppers, frustrated by aisles of empty shelves at their local grocery stores now have another option for some basic necessities during the Covid-19 crisis. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment temporarily lifted restrictions allowing restaurants to sell bulk items to the public.  Rebecca Rogers with Garfield County Public Health’s Consumer Protection Division ...
    • Garfield County not Revealing Towns for Positive COVID Tests
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—It may be an invisible enemy but many anxious people still want to know if anyone in their community or neighborhood has tested positive for coronavirus.  In medical circles, there’s no chance that information will be divulged. Carrie Godes with the Garfield County Public Health Department says she doesn’t even bother asking the question. ...
    • Fort Carson Medical Personnel being sent to Washington State
      Medical staffers at Fort Carson are being deployed to Washington State to provide routine and emergency care. Fort Carson says that will allow Washington doctors and nurses to focus on detecting and treating patients believed to have been exposed to COVID-19.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state’s girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension
      DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado’s more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.’ That’s why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos’ 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league’s No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he’s replacing Vance ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Roll
      DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, including a late no-look pass to wrap things up, as the Denver Nuggets kept right on rolling by beating the New York Knicks 115-108 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight home victory. Reserve Malik Beasley added a career-high 23 points for ...
    • The Next Denver Bronco Head Coach will have a Promising Roster, with One Large Hole
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The next head coach of the Denver Broncos won’t find a franchise quarterback awaiting him. But he will inherit a roster packed with promise and a terrific rookie class led by running back Phillip Lindsay. But the fourth head coach in six seasons in Denver will also work for a general manager ...
    • Avalanche will Host Outdoor Game in 2020
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche will host an outdoor game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2020. This will mark the second outdoor game hosted by the Avalanche, who played the Detroit Red Wings at Denver’s Coors Field in 2016. It’s also the second outdoor game played at a military academy following the ...
    • Vance Joseph Fired as Broncos Head Coach
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Vance Joseph has been fired as coach of the Denver Broncos after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons. Joseph met with general manager John Elway on Monday after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract. Joseph acknowledged after the Broncos’ 23-9 loss to the Los ...
    • Sports Scores from the Weekend
      NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final L.A. Lakers 120 Phoenix 96 Final New Orleans 119 Charlotte 109 Final Philadelphia 103 Memphis 95 Final Miami 102 Utah 100 Final Dallas 114 L.A. Clippers 110 Final San Antonio 131 Portland 118 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Anaheim 6 Washington 5 Final SO Winnipeg 4 N-Y Rangers 3 Final San Jose 3 Montreal 1 Final Colorado 2 Detroit 0 Final Calgary 3 Chicago ...
    • Shiffrin Captures First Super-G Win
      LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin captured her first World Cup super-G race at Lake Louise to give her a win in all five major disciplines. Shiffrin completed her run in a time of 1 minute, 19.41 seconds to hold off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.77 seconds.