From the KMTS News Room:

    • Local School Districts’ Fall Plans
      The Garfield RE-2 School Board will discuss their plan for reopening schools tonight at 5:30 at Rifle High School. Based on about 1000 completed parent surveys, most parents said they would feel comfortable allowing their children to return to in-person learning, if appropriate safety measures were in place. Only 13 percent said they would not ...
    • No One Hurt in Friday Morning Plane Accident at the Glenwood Springs Airport
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Two people were able walk away a little shaken up but unhurt from a small plane that flipped upside down while trying to land this morning at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the two-person aircraft ended up just off the runway and into the grassy ...
    • COVID Claims Another Life in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The COVID-19 death toll in Garfield County is now four. According to Garfield County Public Health, a man in his late 60’s succumbed to the virus at his home. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Garfield County now sits at 423. Over the last three weeks, the county has averaged close to 50 cases per week. ...
    • Local Hospitals See Slight Increase in Positive COVID Tests
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS/RIFLE—Garfield County’s hospitals are seeing a higher percentage of positive COVID-19 tests.  Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs has tested almost 4,300 people so far with 245 positive results. That’s just under 6 percent with 24 test results still pending. 35 patients have been admitted to Valley View with the virus while 24 have ...
    • Garfield County Officials Concerned About COVID Cases Among Latinos
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County health officials are worried about  the spike in COVID-19 cases among Latinos. Mason Hohstadt with the Garfield County Public Health Department presented some new data to the commissioners that showed 60 percent of the confirmed cases of coronavirus are coming from a community that equals nearly third of the county’s total population.  ...
    • Western Slope Fires, Danger Getting National Attention
      MEEKER—More firefighting resources are coming to the Western Slope to help battle a couple of wildfires in Rio Blanco County. A 20-person hot shot crew from Oregon arrived yesterday to help with the Moore Canyon Fire west of Grand Junction. An air tanker was sent to the 185 acre Fawn Creek Fire outside of Meeker ...
    • Aurora Police Officers Fired
      DENVER (AP) – Two Colorado police officers fired for a photo reenacting a chokehold used on a Black man arrested last year are appealing their terminations. Aurora police officers Kyle Dittrich and Erica Marrero were fired last week after Aurora police released a photo showing them and another officer smiling as they reenacted the chokehold ...
    • Bear that Injured Aspen Homeowner Euthanized
      ASPEN(AP) – Wildlife officials in Aspen located and killed a bear believed to have been involved in a home break-in and attack, injuring the homeowner. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a team with tracking dogs located the bear on the backside of Aspen Mountain before tracking it to a mine shaft and killing it. DNA ...
    • Protest for Equal Pay at JBS/Swift
      GREELEY (AP) – Employees walked off the fabrication floor at the JBS Swift beef plant in Greeley as part of a dispute over pay for a certain group of workers. Today’s protest at the facility involved a pay dispute by the “black hat” cadre of workers on the fabrication floor. It’s unclear exactly how many ...
    • Coronavirus Cases On The Rise
      DENVER (AP) – Health officials say Colorado is experiencing an uptick in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as the state gradually reopens its economy. Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist, said Friday about 4% of people being tested have the coronavirus, and those who have the disease infect about one other person on average. The number ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Nuggets Win Over the Shorthanded Bucks
      DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as the Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games with a 109-95 victory. Murray led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver swept the two-game season series from ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: DEMONS EARN ANOTHER HOME GAME, INTO GREAT 8
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/4/20) — The pre-game message on the Glenwood Springs boys basketball locker room white board was the same, and so was the outcome as the Demons won their Sweet 16 match with Green Mountain, 56-50, to host upset winner Pueblo West Saturday in the 4A Great 8. The Demons defeated Weld Central 55-30 ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS ROUT REBELS, ADVANCE TO SWEET 16 WITH LADY DEMONS
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/28/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams have something to prove, and each made strides toward doing so by advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 4A state playoffs this weekend. Both teams earned first-round byes with perfect 12-0 league records and avoided the second-round elimination that has plagued ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE LADY BEARS ADVANCE WITH 41-40 UPSET AT WELD CENTRAL
      KEENESBURG, CO (2/26/20) — Rifle sophomore Jamie Caron is the third-leading scorer in the Western Slope League, so when she scored eight points in the final 2:20 of the number 43-seed Lady Bears’ 41-40 upset victory at number 22 Weld Central in the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, it was not unexpected. The ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Finish Perfect 12-0 League Seasons
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/21/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was just 30 seconds from its first defeat in sixteen games when John “Iceman” Iuele stepped back on the right wing and launched a 3-pointer for the tie. Swish! “We worked so hard, we weren’t going to give it up (an undefeated Western Slope League ...
    • 15 Local Wrestlers will be Competing at the State Meet
      DENVER—The Rifle High School wrestling team got a police escort as the buses headed to Denver for the three day State High School meet at the Pepsi Center.  The Bears’ grapplers vying for medals include; Hunter Bercher,106 lbs., Caleb Gieselman, 120 lbs., Cauy Smith, 126 lbs., Talon Cordova, 132 lbs., Bryce Rowley, 138 lbs., Dillon ...
    • 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 ...