From the KMTS News Room:

    • Another COVID Death in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—COVID-19 has claimed it’s third victim in Garfield County. According to the health department, a man in his early 70’s died earlier this week. The man’s wife also tested positive for the virus and is in quarantine. Health Director Yvonne Long says this most recent death is a reminder that COVID-19 is still spreading ...
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Extends Mask Ordinance
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mask ordinance has been extended…again. Last night, the city council unanimously agreed to extend the facial covering mandate until August. Councilman Charlie Willman made the motion. He’s convinced masks will make a difference to limit the spread of COVID-19 based on recent medical research. Councilman Rick Vorhees says a mask ordinance can ...
    • Carbondale Man Arrested for Child Porn
      CARBONDALE—A longtime Roaring Fork Valley man has been busted for child pornography. According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 69 year old Peter O’Grady of Carbondale was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies executed a search warrant of his home on Mountain View Road. Authorities recovered large amounts of on line child porn along with ...
    • Roaring Fork Watershed Report
      BASALT—“Dismal.” That’s the word local experts are using to describe the valley’s river and stream flows. According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the flows across the watershed range from 25 to 45 percent of normal for this time of year. The Colorado River at Glenwood Springs should be running around 8 ...
    • Garfield County Must Remain in “Safer at Home” as COVID Cases Spike
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County is being ordered to stay “Safer at Home.” The county’s hope to move to the less restrictive “Protect our Neighbors” phase of reopening has been dashed by the shocking resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  Sara Brainard with the Garfield County Public Health Department says 41 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported ...
    • Brush Fire Snarls Morning Traffic Into Glenwood
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A rapidly-spreading, wind-whipped brush fire near Canyon Creek that brought eastbound I-70 traffic to a crawl this morning was human caused. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the call went out at 7:32 to a brush fire on the south side of I-70 near mile marker 109.  No one was hurt, ...
    • Toppling of Controversial Capitol Statue Under Investigation
      DENVER (AP) – Police in Denver are investigating the toppling of a statue outside the Capitol that recognized a Union cavalry regiment that fought Confederate forces. The statue also acknowledged soldiers’ role in an 1864 massacre of Native Americans. The incident comes as protesters across the nation have defaced and torn down statues of historic ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Garfield County
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—At one minute past midnight, Stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect in unincorporated Garfield County. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with fire officials throughout the valley decided the fire danger is worsening  by the day. 15 red flag warnings have been issued to date by the National Weather Service which is ...
    • Drought Conditions Worsen in the Roaring Fork Valley
      BASALT—Most of Colorado is now in a “flash drought.”  According to the Colorado Climate Center, high, hot winds coupled with low humidity creates conditions that are worse than a regular drought due to excessive moisture loss from the ground. To make matters worse, river and stream flows in the Roaring Fork Watershed continue to plummet ...
    • Colorado Jobless Claims Fall
      DENVER—Unemployment claims fell below 10,000 for the first time in three months.  According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 9,882 regular claims were filed for the week ending June 20th. State officials say the drop is likely due to more people reentering the workforce as health regulations ease. The year-to-date numbers are still ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS TAKE FIRST-PLACE SHOWDOWN WITH STEAMBOAT; BEARS SPLIT WITH DEVILS
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/25/20) – Both the Glenwood Springs boys and girls team remained undefeated in 2020 with wins over Steamboat Springs Saturday. The Lady Demons started slowly but a 29-8 second-half explosion buried the Sailors, 52-21 for their sixth straight win. The boys game was a different story, as Steamboat was 4-0 in Western Slope League, ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS SURVIVE EAGLE 3-BOMBS; GIRLS ROUT DEVILS
      GYPSUM (1/21/20) – In 2018, Eagle Valley’s boys basketball team attempted 963 three-point shots. Three Devil gunslingers accounted for over 600 of those triples, and the team averaged 70 points a game for the season. How did they fare? They won only seven of 23 games, but every night was a shootout. The Glenwood Springs boys ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Clutch Free Throws Overcome Lujan Heroics as Glenwood Sweeps Rifle and Central
      RIFLE (1/17/19) – Glenwood senior Mitchell Burt has made over 80 per cent of his free throws this season and an astonishing 57 per cent of his 3-point attempts, so his making four at the line in the final seconds of a 49-45 win at Western Slope League rival Rifle should not come as a ...
    • 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.