From the KMTS News Room:

    • RFTA Routes Changed During Outbreak GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Public transportation is being cut back in some areas of the valley in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority says all service to Buttermilk has ended. The Snowmass Village, Roaring Fork local and Hogback bus routes will continue to operate seven days a week but with a few service reductions ...
    • TRI-County Area Changing Testing Procedures GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Pitkin and Eagle County health officials were overrun with people wanting to get tested for Coronavirus at community testing sites last week.  That approach was scrapped after two days. Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says local hospitals in each county recommended moving beyond the broad-based approach to testing for the virus.  She ...
    • Garfield County Launches Coronavirus Hotline GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County has established a hotline for anyone with questions or concerns about Coronavirus.  Carrie Godes with Garfield County Public Health says there are a few numbers that people may want to put on speed dial in their phones as the virus continues to spread.  The Aspen to Parachute number for folks that may ...
    • Hospitals Suspend Programs Due to COVID-19 GLENWOOD SPRINGS/RIFLE—Garfield County’s two hospitals are making changes to daily operations because of Coronavirus.  Both Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and Grand River Health in Rifle have suspended elective procedures and patient care to protect hospital resources which are being stretched to the limit.  The suspension also includes non-essential patient care like well and ...
    • Garfield County Energy Advisory Board April Meeting has been Cancelled The monthly meeting that was scheduled for April 2nd has been cancelled due to the Public health order from Garfield County. The Public Health Order is scheduled to be revisited on April 8, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know if the May 7th meeting will be held or if it ...
    • All Garfield County Libraries Closed Through April 8th All Garfield County Libraries are closed to the public today, March 16, through April 8 as a precaution related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This decision was not made lightly, but ultimately the safety of our residents, staff, volunteers, and community partners is our highest priority. As we are part of the local and global ...
    • Second Garfield County Positive Test for COVID-19 A second Garfield County resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from Garfield County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a presumptive positive test for a Garfield county woman in her 40s. presumptive positive means that the results have not been verified by the US Centers ...
    • First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Garfield County The Garfield County Public Health Department has confirmed a presumptive positive test for the COVID-19 virus. The health department says a woman in her 30’s tested positive and is currently recovering in self-quarantine. She did not require hospitalization. A press release from the health department says the woman had contact with travelers in Pitkin County ...
    • Full Text of Tonight’s Tri-County Public Health Order Here is the full text of this evening’s order from Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties NEW LIMITS ON LARGE GATHERINGS, OTHER EMERGENCY STRATEGIES TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin County are issuing a Public Health order to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. Not only has COVID-19 presented in our tri-county region, but ...
    • More Cancellations due to Coronavirus Concerns The City of Rifle has decided to cancel all events through the weekend at the Ute Theater due to Coronavirus concerns. Canceled are the Jason Boland and the Stragglers concert tonight and the comedy event scheduled for Saturday. The Boland show will be rescheduled for a later date. The cancellations at the Ute are just the latest ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Denver Broncos Trade Sanders ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have traded veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers. The Broncos sent a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft along with Sanders to the 49ers for third- and fourth-round picks in 2020. Sanders caught 30 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns this season as he made ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Ground Game Leads to Victory in League Opener GYPSUM (10/11/19) – Before the Glenwood Demons broke their season-long five-game losing streak with a 24-12 win at Eagle Valley in the teams’ Western Slope League opener, coach Pat Engle shared in a pre-game interview that he and his staff were “not pleased with our offensive output,” the Demons being outscored 166-39 in those five ...
    • MLB Playoffs OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland hosts Tampa Bay tonight in the American League wild-card game. The Athletics have lost eight straight winner-take-all games since 2000, going 1-14 with a chance to advance to the next round. Left-hander Sean Manaea starts for Oakland. The 27-year-old was sidelined last year when the A’s lost the wild-card game ...
    • The PAC-12 Disagrees with California’s New Law (AP) – The Pac-12 Conference has condemned California’s new law that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names and likenesses. But football coaches across the league are uncertain about what it might mean for them, especially in terms of recruiting. Four of the league’s teams are located in California:  ...
    • Chubb Looks at the Bright Side of His Injury ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Rising Denver Broncos star Bradley Chubb isn’t down in the dumps over his season-ending knee injury. The second-year linebacker is so upbeat that he swears he actually welcomes the torn ACL because he knows it will help make him a better player and person. Chubb says he tore the same ligament in ...
    • Nolan Arenado’s Contract is not a Major Concern for the Rockies DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies say star third baseman Nolan Arenado’s ability to opt out of his mega contract after 2021 isn’t among the front office’s many concerns just yet. The owner, general manager and manger met with the media and talked about rebounding in 2020 after the Rockies’ 20-win regression in 2019. Injuries ...
    • High School Soccer Angel Bernal had a hat trick in leading the Glenwood Springs Demons to an 8-nothing rout of the visiting Steamboat Springs Sailors Tuesday night.  Glenwood heads to Summit County tomorrow night for a 6 o’clock game with the Tigers.
    • High School Volleyball The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons defeated the Summit Tigers in Frisco last night, 3 games to 1.  Glenwood improves to 5 and 0 in the Western Slope, 9 and 3 overall.   The Demons will travel to Palisade tomorrow night for a 6:30 match.
    • KMTS Football: Rifle Machine Recovers to Overcome Demon Upset Bid GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/27/19) – For the first eight minutes of the Glenwood Springs-Rifle rivalry game, the Demons tried on Cinderella’s glass slipper and it appeared the Homecoming week theme of “Find a way,” might possibly have a happy ending. The Bears’ five unanswered touchdowns, following an early Glenwood lead put an end to the Demons’ ...
    • Area Volleyball Games Tonight Roaring Fork at Grand Valley, Varsity starts at 6:30 & Basalt at Coal Ridge, Varsity starts at 6:30