From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Rifle Council Approves Reduced Amount for Traveler Service RIFLE—Take it or leave it.  The Rifle City Council is telling the Traveler to accept less money this year, come up with a better plan or scrap the service altogether. The proposed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for the senior transportation service called for a $133,000.00 contribution. That’s a $15,000.00 increase over last year and $33,000.00 over ...
    • Rescued Animals from Tiger King now Live in Keenesburg KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) – The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, has for several years been home to dozens of animals rescued from the roadside zoo in rural Oklahoma featured in the newly released Netflix documentary, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Thirty-nine tigers and three black bears from Joe Exotic’s G.W. Zoo were brought ...
    • Local Hospitals Release COVID-19 Data Local hospitals released some numbers related to COVID-19. Valley View Hospital reports 175 tests conducted so far, 22 have come back positive, 2 are still pending. Eleven individuals have been admitted to the hospital. The numbers aren’t too alarming coming out of Grand River Health in Rifle. So far 137 COVID-19 tests have been done with ...
    • Volunteers Needed in Carbondale The Town of Carbondale is looking for volunteers to help senior citizens at this time of crisis. The recently formed Carbondale emergency task force is on a mission to recruit volunteers for a wide range of important functions. They need runners who can perform errands and deliver things like groceries and medicine. “Care callers” are ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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  
    • Denver Native, Now Jacksonville Jaguar Returns this Sunday Against the Broncos JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Calais Campbell believes he should have scored in Denver in 2014. But the defensive lineman ended up getting arm-tackled at the 5-yard line by Peyton Manning. It was a trip Campbell will never forget. The gaffe still bothers him to this day. It’s especially painful this week as Campbell and the ...
    • Callahan may not Appear in a Bronco Uniform this Year ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Broncos coach Vic Fangio says cornerback Bryce Callahan will miss between four and six weeks after having a procedure done on his bothersome left foot. Callahan signed a three-year, $21 million deal with Denver in the offseason. He missed most of camp and the first three games after his surgically repaired left ...
    • Demons Look to Upset the Undefeated Huskies Tonight at Stubler Memorial Field The Glenwood Demons are looking for an upset of the undefeated Battle Mountain Huskies tonight at Stubler Memorial Field.  With an 8 and 0 record, the Western Slope’s 1st place team comes into Glenwood with 39 goals scored and a paltry 5 goals surrendered.  The Demons, with a 7-0-1 record, have tallied 17 goals through ...
    • High School Sports Scores & Upcoming Games Softball Rifle-19, Meeker-3 Soccer Glenwood Springs-2, Eagle Valley-1 Salida-3, Coal Ridge-0 Volleyball Palisade-3, Rifle—0 Upcoming Area School Football Games Glenwood vs. Conifer with an early 6pm Kick off at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.  Live broadcast on KMTS & KMTS.com with coverage beginning at 5:45pm. Pueblo County at Rifle – 7pm Coal Ridge at Paonia – 7pm Basalt at Pagosa Springs – 7pm Aspen at Cedaredge – 7pm Tonight’s ...
    • Missy Franklin, Texas Swimmer Exchange Vows DENVER (AP) – Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin has married former Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson in suburban Denver. The 24-year-old Franklin announced Saturday’s wedding via Instagram. The Colorado native won five medals, including four golds, as a 17-year-old at the 2012 London Olympics. She won a gold medal as part of ...
    • As The Avalanche Open Camp, Rantanen is Absent DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche are set to open camp and Mikko Rantanen remains in Finland. The 22-year-old restricted free agent is trying to work out the details of a new deal after a season in which he had 87 points. His teammates are optimistic it will be sorted out soon.  
    • Connections Between The Broncos & The Bears Will be on Display Sunday ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Chicago’s game at Denver this weekend is more than a reunion for the Bears and their ex-defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, now head coach of the Broncos. It’s also Danny Trevathan’s return to Denver, where he helped the Broncos win a Super Bowl. It’s also a chance for Todd Davis to show ...