From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Prepares to Ban Personal Fireworks GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The use of personal fireworks will soon be prohibited for the year in unincorporated Garfield County. The Board of County Commissioners gave the initial approval to the ordinance on the recommendation of Sheriff Lou Vallario and Emergency Services Manager Chris Bornholdt.  Vallario says normally, preparations are made for wildfires during the late spring and ...
    • Glenwood Springs Cancels Spring Cleanup Spring cleanup in Glenwood Springs is not happening this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing limitations. City Manager Debra Figueroa says she had no choice but to cancel the annual event where residents get their junk hauled to the dump for free. Instead, residents who ask will receive vouchers for one free pickup truck ...
    • Garfield County Offices Will Remain Closed This Week While many businesses are reopening their doors, Garfield County offices will remain closed to walk-in traffic. That doesn’t mean you can’t take care of business. County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico says for the past six weeks the only people to step foot in the office were employees. Alberico says they can’t work remotely but ...
    • Country Jam 2020 Canceled After holding out hope that Country Jam would happen this year, the organizers of the event have chosen to cancel due to concerns about COVID-19. Country Jam staff say they are looking forward to Country Jam 2021. Due to artist touring schedules, the lineup is expected to change.
    • Garfield County “Safer at Home” Interview In a special call-in show this afternoon, Gabe and Ron were joined by Garfield County Public Health Director, Yvonne Long, to talk about Garfield County’s implementation of the statewide “Safer at Home” which starts April 27. As you listen, remember, municipalities can enact stricter regulations than those enacted by the State and the County. Additional links to ...
    • GoFundMe Campaign Created for Glenwood Firefighters The COVID-19 crisis has added more stress and anxiety to a group of men and women who are already under a great deal of pressure, firefighters. In addition to answering calls around the clock crews at the Glenwood Srings Fire Department are sharing the economic burden due to city-wide budget cuts in addition to a ...
    • COVID-19 Posing Challenges for Elections The COVID-19 crisis has dominated the headlines and the airwaves for nearly two months. It has overshadowed the fact that this is an election year. With the virus expected to be around for a while, voting during the June 30 primary may present some new challenges since ballots cannot be cast virtually. Garfield County Clerk ...
    • Local Officer Named New Carbondale Chief of Police The Rifle Police Department’s loss is Carbondale’s gain. Rifle Police Sergeant Kirk Wilson will be the new Police Chief in Carbondale. After interviews and background checks of four qualified candidates, Wilson rose to the top. He’s been appointed by Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington and will be formally voted in by the Board of Trustees ...
    • Garfield County COVID-19 Update GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The pandemic has health officials putting in a lot of long, hard hours. Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says her department is working diligently with local hospitals and the state to report accurate numbers in an effort to track the virus, limit the spread and flatten the curve. She says once a ...
    • Governor Announces Plans for Slowly Reopening the State DENVER—Coloradans will begin to feel the weight of the COVID-19 restrictions lighten a little at a time starting next Monday, April 27th.  Governor Jared Polis says his Stay at Home order will transition to a recommendation of ‘stay home if you can.’ This is Phase 2 of his effort to get everyone back to work ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Nuggets Hand Warriors 10th Straight Loss SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Malik Beasley made two free throws with 8.9 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed Denver Nuggets handed the Golden State Warriors their 10th consecutive loss with a 134-131 victory. Will Barton had a season-high 31 points in Denver’s fifth win in six games. Nikola Jokic added 23 points, 12 rebounds ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Teams Sweep Tigers to Open 2020 GRAND JUNCTION (1/11/20) – The rust was evident as the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams returned to action after Christmas break, and so was the reality that both Demon squads will not only contend for Western Slope League championships, but may even be the favorites after sweeping a pair of ragged games at ...
    • Fangio Encouraged by Lock’s Performances ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Broncos coach Vic Fangio likes what he has seen out of rookie quarterback Drew Lock through four games. Lock’s confidence permeates throughout the locker room and his talent is starting to surface. He’s 3-1 as a starter and given a glimpse of what could be in store down the road. Fangio ...
    • Avalanche Hang 7 on the Golden Knights in Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Nazem Kadri each scored two goals, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 7-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Matt Nieto, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Valeri Nichushkin also scored for the Avalanche. Ryan Reaves, Max Pacioretty and William Carrier scored for the Golden Knights.
    • Nuggets Continue to Win in Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) – Jamal Murray made two crucial baskets in the final minute to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Phoenix Suns 113-111. Murray made a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to put the Nuggets ahead 111-108 and then made another jumper with 3.2 seconds to give them their final 113-111 lead. He finished with ...
    • High School Hockey Scores HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Monday, December 22nd Glenwood Demons – 3       Standley Lake Gators – 1 Glenwood goals scored by: Kelton McPherson, Dylan Webster, Sean Mooney Next game…Glenwood at Woodland Park, Saturday, January 4th, 7:30 pm
    • Rifle Softball Field Renamed in Honor of Longtime Coach and Mentor Rifle—The softball field in Rifle that has seen a generation of great teams and excellent players round the bases and roam the outfield is getting a new name. After some discussion, the Rifle City Council voted unanimously to change Taughenbaugh Field to Cindy Skinner Field. Skinner is credited with introducing softball to Rifle in the ...