From the KMTS News Room:

    • First Garfield County COVID-19 Death Garfield County officials are reporting the first death from COVID-19. A press release indicates the woman, in her 70’s, had significant other health issues. No other information about the woman’s death was released.
    • Second COVID-19 Victim Found in Aspen Pitkin County Authorities have confirmed a second death from the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, 55-year-old Pauli Laukkanen actually died Sunday, but was not found until Tuesday when Aspen Police were called to conduct a welfare check. Pitkin County Coroner, Dr. Steven Ayers says Laukkanen had complained ...
    • Construction, with Restrictions, is Still Allowed in Garfield County To clear up confusion about some of the shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak and the stay at home order issued by Governor Polis, Garfield County issued a press release clarifying that are critical and are exempt from the states stay at home order under specific guidelines; Social distancing requirements must be met. Crews are ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Teams Clinch League Titles at Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/15/20) – Ella Johnson had missed all twelve of her three-point attempts this season when she launched a buzzer beater just before halftime as the Glenwood Lady Demons battled from behind at Steamboat Springs. To the delight of the Glenwood fans who had made the three-hour trip, Johnson’s shot splashed in, tying a ...
    • Mel Tucker to Leave CU After Only one Season EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Mel Tucker has agreed to lead Michigan State’s football program, according to two people familiar with the decision. One person tells The Associated Press that the school’s governing board has scheduled a meeting to approve the hire. Tucker would succeed Mark Dantonio, the school’s all-time winningest coach, who recently retired. ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Streaks Alive! Demon Girls Win Late, Boys Roll Past Summit County FRISCO (2-4-20) – A minute into the fourth quarter, the Glenwood Lady Demons held a 4-point lead when Summit County put back a missed shot … AND SUDDENLY THE SCORE WAS TIED. Glenwood coach Rhonda Moser protested the erasure of her team’s 43-41 lead, but the referees said the home scorebook was official. Qwynn Massie’s twisting ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS GO TO 10-0 IN LEAGUE EDWARDS (1/31/20) – Coming to Battle Mountain used to pose no threat for Glenwood basketball teams – no more. Both the Demon boys and girls remained undefeated in Western Slope League play after hard-fought, come-from-behind wins over the Huskies. Natalya Taylor poured in 25 points as the Lady Demons steadily pulled away to a 58-34 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS TAKE FIRST-PLACE SHOWDOWN WITH STEAMBOAT; BEARS SPLIT WITH DEVILS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/20) – Both the Glenwood Springs boys and girls team remained undefeated in 2020 with wins over Steamboat Springs Saturday. The Lady Demons started slowly but a 29-8 second-half explosion buried the Sailors, 52-21 for their sixth straight win. The boys game was a different story, as Steamboat was 4-0 in Western Slope League, ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS SURVIVE EAGLE 3-BOMBS; GIRLS ROUT DEVILS GYPSUM (1/21/20) – In 2018, Eagle Valley’s boys basketball team attempted 963 three-point shots. Three Devil gunslingers accounted for over 600 of those triples, and the team averaged 70 points a game for the season. How did they fare? They won only seven of 23 games, but every night was a shootout. The Glenwood Springs boys ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Clutch Free Throws Overcome Lujan Heroics as Glenwood Sweeps Rifle and Central RIFLE (1/17/19) – Glenwood senior Mitchell Burt has made over 80 per cent of his free throws this season and an astonishing 57 per cent of his 3-point attempts, so his making four at the line in the final seconds of a 49-45 win at Western Slope League rival Rifle should not come as a ...
    • High School Sports Upcoming Schedules HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Friday, January 17th Glenwood at Rifle     6 pm (girls)  7:30 (boys)  LIVE BROADCAST ON KMTS Delta at Roaring Fork   5:30 (girls)    7 pm (boys) Grand Valley at Olathe   5:30 (girls)   7 pm (boys) Saturday, January 18th Rifle at Steamboat Springs  12:30 (girls)  2 pm (boys) Gunnison at Coal Ridge   2:30 (girls)  4 pm (boys) WRESTLING Rifle tournament…Coal Ridge, ...
    • Avalanche Shut-Out the Sharks in First Meeting Since Last Year’s Playoffs DENVER (AP) – Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche got goals from four different players in a 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. It was Grubauer’s third shutout since joining Colorado in the summer of 2018 and his first since March 9, 2019, against ...
    • CU Men Win In Tempe TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Tyler Bey scored 19 points, Lucas Siewert added 14 and No. 20 Colorado overcame a slow start to beat Arizona State 68-61. Colorado won its first road game in conference play and has won seven of eight overall. Siewert hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and Bey made his only attempt from ...