From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado High School Football Delayed Until Spring 2021
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s high school football season has been postponed to next spring because of the coronavirus. With schools gearing up to reopen, the Colorado High School Activities Association said Tuesday that the academic year’s football games will start March 4. There will be a shortened seven-week schedule, down from the usual 10 weeks. ...
    • Glenwood Springs Outdoor Recreation Workshop Planned
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs is looking to boost it’s economy even more through assets that already exist. City officials are planning a three-day virtual workshop next week on outdoor recreation and community vitality. Glenwood Springs is one of 10 communities that were chosen to take part in the “Recreation Economy for Rural Communities” planning assistance program. ...
    • Decision Time for Parents in RE-1 School District
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Time is running short for parents to make some critical decisions about their children’s education this coming year in the Roaring Fork School District.  District officials want to know what parents want to do so plans can be made for the fast-approaching new school year. Parents have three choices; 1.They can allow their children ...
    • Pine Gulch Fire Growing
      GRAND JUNCTION—The Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction has now grown to 3,600 acres.  Nearly 100 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze that was sparked by lightning last Friday. The fire, burning in pinyon, juniper, oak and sage expanded into remote parts of Garfield County and continues to create smokey, hazy conditions ...
    • Conservation Funding Bill Signed
      WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The Great American Outdoors Act authorizes spending about $900 million a year, which is twice the current spending, on the popular Land and ...
    • COVID-19 Outbreaks Confirmed in Two Garfield County Congregations
      Two separate outbreaks of COVID-19 have been confirmed within faith-based groups in Garfield County. According to a press release from Garfield County Public Health, 14 members of a local church tested positive for COVID-19 while 6 more members are exhibiting symptoms and awaiting positive test results. Public health officials believe the spread at the church ...
    • Unsolicited Seeds Arriving in Local Mailboxes
      Garfield County authorities are warning residents about potentially harmful seed packets that have been arriving in local mailboxes. Garfield County Vegetation Manager Steve Anthony says one of the packages was received in Carbondale, another in Silt. One of the seed packets arrived in a padded envelope postmarked from China and labeled “necklace.” Inside was a ...
    • Aircraft Incident at Garfield County Airport
      A plane slid off a taxiway at the Rifle/Garfield County Airport today. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 1:00 this afternoon. The single-engine plane was partially over an embankment adjacent to the taxiway. There were no injuries reported. The incident is under investigation. We learned ...
    • Glenwood Face Coverings now Required in Downtown Outdoor Areas
      Beginning next Thursday, face coverings will be required, even outside buildings in downtown Glenwood. According to a Press Release from the city, the existing Public Health Order was amended to include the requirement for face coverings outside due to a 62% increase in COVID-19 cases since June 1. Starting Thursday, July 30, through at least August ...
    • Two of Three Victims in Fiery Crash Identified
      The Garfield County coroner’s office has released the identity of two of three men killed in a fiery head-on crash on Highway 6 near Davis Point just east of Silt on July 6th. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmeyer says the driver of a 1990 Ford pickup was 46-year-old Isaac Marshall of New Castle. 52-year-old Keith ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...