From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County will not Require Facemasks Garfield County will not join the growing ranks of local governments imposing a facemask policy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Commission Chairman John Martin says the county has received several calls and emails from concerned citizens. He says the board follows the advice of the Health Department and the State, who have recommended, but ...
    • RFTA Gets the “Go Ahead” in Glenwood Springs GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority got the green light to continue serving passengers in Glenwood Springs. Last night, city councilman Charlie Willman made the motion to allow RAFTA to operate within the city limits despite the risks involved with the COVID-19 outbreak. Willman says he was satisfied with the additional safety measures RAFTA agreed ...
    • Rocky Mountain Resources Flouts Garfield County Special Use Permit GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Despite repeated warnings from Garfield County, Rocky Mountain Resources continues to disregard and violate it’s (SUP) Special Use Permit for the limestone quarry in Glenwood Springs. Garfield County Community Development Director Sheryl Bower sent another Notice of Violation to the Beverly Hills-based company for continuing to mine, crush and stockpile limestone for the second ...
    • Colorado Wildfire Preparedness Plan DENVER—The upcoming wildfire season in Colorado is expected to be average into mid-summer.  That’s the assessment of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. DFPC Director Mike Morgan says the term “average” can be misleading.  He says an average fire season in Colorado would mean roughly 4,500 fires burning close to 170,000 total acres. ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Eagle County EAGLE—Stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect in all of unincorporated Eagle County at one minute past midnight, Saturday, April 11th.  Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek made the decision after consulting with local fire officials and following the lead of the U.S. Forest Service.  Van Beek says the current fire danger is not the ...
    • Stay at Home Order Extended to April 26 Governor Jared Polis extended the statewide stay at home order until April 26 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Polis said yesterday in a statewide address, the spread of the disease has slowed but he called on residents to continue social distancing and to wear homemade face masks when running essential errands allowed ...
    • RE-2 Begins “Grab and Go” Meal Distribution Tomorrow RIFLE—Starting Monday, students from Rifle to New Castle who receive free meals can pick them up at three locations.  Parents and families can get the prepared grab-and-go meals at Walmsley Elementary in Rifle, Cactus Valley Elementary in Silt and Elk Creek Elementary School in New Castle. The drive-through service will be open from 11 to ...
    • RE-1 Students Return to “Class” April 20 GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Students in the Roaring Fork RE-1 School District will not return to an actual classroom but they will resume their studies in two weeks. Monday, April 20th, students will begin so-called “distance learning.” Teachers and faculty members launched the “Ramp Up to Distance Learning” phase this week to make sure all students had the ...
    • Garfield RE-2 Students Report Monday RIFLE—Students in the Garfield RE-2 School District report back to school on Monday, April 6th. Every student will join their teachers through Google Classroom. Teachers have been preparing lesson plans for the remainder of the school year and students have been issued their Chromebooks to gain access. Students have been instructed to check their e-mail ...
    • Tipton Supports Resolution Condemning Chinese Government WASHINGTON, D.C.—Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton believes the Communist Chinese government deliberately lied about the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. He’s co-sponsoring a resolution holding China accountable for the pandemic. Tipton says the White House confirmed a report that China provided faulty Coronavirus data to the World Health Organization. Tipton says the loss of life ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Football: Seniors Salute Stubler in Fitting Style GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/25/19) – Alpha and Omega: the First and Last was celebrated by fourteen seniors on Glenwood Springs’ football team after a 45-8 win over Battle Mountain in their final home game at Nick Stubler Field. Kneeling in front of parents, students, and fans, senior co-captains Kelton McPherson, Spencer Cloud, Sam Fitzwilliams, and Elliott Walz ...
    • 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’ ...