From the KMTS News Room:

    • Firefighters Grant Goes to Local Departments
      With ever shrinking budgets and more cutbacks looming, local fire departments got some good news recently. A nearly one million dollar, Assistance to Firefighters grant was awarded and will be shared by the fire departments of Glenwood Springs, Grand Valley, Gypsum and Colorado River Fire Rescue. The money will be used to replace Self Contained ...
    • Suspect Sought in Carbondale Assault
      CARBONDALE—Carbondale police are looking for a Latino man who pulled a gun on another man at the RAFTA park and ride on Highway 133 last night. According to the victim, the suspect also pulled a knife and tried to stab him. The suspect is about 5′ 10″ tall and was wearing a dark jacket and ...
    • Fall Career Expo Canceled Due to COVID
      RIFLE—The annual Glen-X Fall Career Expo has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Organizers decided holding the October 7th event at the Garfield County Fairgrounds  in Rifle was too risky even with masks and social distancing. The career expo has attracted more students from the region every year. The 2019 expo saw over one thousand ...
    • Garfield County COVID Status
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s risk category for COVID-19 is still considered ‘cautious.’ This is despite the county’s test positivity rate being below five percent. County Public Health Specialist Mason Hohstadt says there is still concern that about 30 percent of all cases are coming from community spread. In addition, people who experience symptoms early on, often ...
    • Roaring Fork School Board to Discuss Return to In-Person Learning Tonight
      The Roaring Fork School Board will discuss the timeline for bringing students back to the classroom at a special meeting tonight at 5:30. The public is welcome to attend virtually. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cMdhw493jM0ISXj3UKneF5hSuJ3_3IozC49pA1n4YCw/ Parents wishing to participate can do so on Google Meet: meet.google.com/fpd-xveg-hha or by phone: (260)296-0105‬ PIN: ‪368 ...
    • COVID Case at Riverside Middle School
      NEW CASTLE—At least 66 students and five teachers at Riverside Middle School in New Castle will be spending the next two weeks at home after someone tested positive for COVID-19. According to reports from the Garfield RE-2 District Office, officials were alerted about the situation late last night.  As a result, Riverside Middle School has ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire Update: Coffee Pot Road Set to Reopen
      Glenwood Springs—Coffee Pot Road will finally reopen to the public tomorrow (Saturday, September 12th) after being closed for over a month by the Grizzly Creek Fire.  Officials with the Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest say the recent rain and snow helped reduce fire activity in the area and decided it ...
    • Park Ranger Dies
      FORT COLLINS (AP) – Authorities say a park ranger is dead after going missing on a reservoir near Fort Collins following what they called a “strong wind event.” The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says the ranger was on boat patrol Thursday night on Horsetooth Reservoir and his boat was found empty after the wind. Local and ...
    • Federal Government Plans Massive Wild Horse Round-Up
      RENO, Nev. (AP) – The  Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of three corrals to hold more than 8,000 wild horses captured on federal rangeland. The pens are the next step in plans announced last year by the administration of President Donald Trump to speed up the capture of 130,000 wild horses over 10 ...
    • Pine Gulch Fire Update
      DEBEQUE—Colorado’s second largest fire in state history is now 17% contained. The three week old, 125,000 acre, lightning-ignited wildfire started in Mesa County but has now blackened over 35,000 acres of private land in Garfield County. Officials say fire growth was minimal overnight with very little rain. Incident commanders say each day and evening brings ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Broncos Sign Offensive Tackle Demar Dotson
      ENGLEWOOD(AP) – The Denver Broncos have added 12th-year offensive tackle Demar Dotson to their roster following Ja’Wuan James’ decision to sit out the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. Elijah Wilksinson is expected to get most of the snaps at right tackle just as he did a year ago when James played just 63 snaps after ...
    • Diamondbacks Complete Series Sweep of the Rockies
      DENVER (AP) – Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon. The Rockies star began the game batting an astonishing .500. He went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 ...
    • Clippers Secure Seed With Victory Over Nuggets
      LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Paul George scored 27 points, and Kawhi Leonard had 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over Denver on Wednesday night. The Clippers will play Dallas when the playoffs get going next week. The Nuggets will ...
    • Avs Open Stanley Cup Playoffs With a Win
      EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Colorado dominated the Coyotes through the first two periods, outshooting them 29-7, yet couldn’t get anything ...
    • Three Fall Sports Teams Will Start Practice Soon
      Yesterday, the Colorado High School Activities Association made the announcement that some fall sports teams will be able to start practicing. High School boys golf teams can start practice starting Monday. Boys tennis and softball teams can start practicing August 10. While the golf season is not expected to change, CHSAA says the tennis and ...
    • Nathan McKinnon in the Running for Three Awards
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche All-Star forward Nathan MacKinnon is up for a hat trick of accolades, including the Hart Trophy for MVP, Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding as voted by his peers and the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship. He’s got the support of his teammates to sweep in a landslide. He kept ...
    • Broncos Agree to Terms With Jerry Jeudy
      UNDATED (AP) – The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy. The receiver from the University of Alabama was the 15th pick in the NFL draft in April. Jeudy is also the first Crimson Tide player ever selected by Broncos general manager John Elway, who has been in charge ...
    • Rockies’ Dahl and Wife Expecting BabyRockies' Dahl and Wife Expecting Baby
      Baby Dahl coming January 2021! 🖤 pic.twitter.com/9nmW56C0vU — Jacquelyn Dahl (@JacquelynKDahl) July 23, 2020 UNDATED (AP) – Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl has announced on social media that he and his wife are expecting a baby in January. That news, coupled with being considered high risk with his health, caused him to give serious consideration to ...
    • 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 ...