From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Approves 1041 Mining Regulations
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved new mining regulations using it’s authority granted by the state’s 1041 powers. After a lengthy presentation from staff members and attorney Barbara Green, the board went along with the recommendation of the county planning commission to multiple amendments for Article 14 of the Garfield County Land ...
    • Many Catholic Churches Open Doors
      DENVER (AP) – Catholics across much of Colorado are allowed to celebrate Mass in-person again as the coronavirus eases in the state. While the details vary church to church, worshipers must wear masks and practice social distancing. Schedules also have changed, and some churches are celebrating Mass more frequently and are asking people to sign ...
    • More Colorado Restaurants Opening
      DENVER (AP) – Health officials say they are disappointed with one Colorado restaurant’s decision to open for sit-down service Sunday and will follow up with the owners. A video posted by Colorado Community Media showed a crowd of people inside C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock on Mother’s Day. People were sitting at tables ...
    • Glenwood Springs Court Win in RMI Suit
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—It’s a small victory for the city of Glenwood Springs in the overall war against the quarry expansion. Today, 9th Judicial District Court Judge Anne Norrdin granted the city’s motion to intervene in Rocky Mountain Industries’ lawsuit against Garfield County.  The Bevery Hills, California-based company claims the county has no regulatory authority over it’s ...
    • Pitkin County Announces “Road Map to Reopening”
      A road map to reopening has been laid out by medical experts in Pitkin County. The first part of the journey begins this Saturday, May 9. A medical advisory team at Aspen Valley Hospital and Pitkin County Public Health has decided to align with the state’s Safer at Home Order with a number of local ...
    • Virtual Meeting Glitch Forces Garfield County to Postpone Hearing on Mining Regulations
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Monday’s big public hearing on the new mining regulations for Garfield County was preempted by technical difficulties. Despite their best efforts, the county’s tech experts couldn’t get the live web stream meeting to function properly. Commissioners Mike Samson and Tom Jankovsky decided to postpone the hearing until next Monday, May 11th at 1 pm. ...
    • Garfield County Prepares to Ban Personal Fireworks
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The use of personal fireworks will soon be prohibited for the year in unincorporated Garfield County. The Board of County Commissioners gave the initial approval to the ordinance on the recommendation of Sheriff Lou Vallario and Emergency Services Manager Chris Bornholdt.  Vallario says normally, preparations are made for wildfires during the late spring and ...
    • Glenwood Springs Cancels Spring Cleanup
      Spring cleanup in Glenwood Springs is not happening this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing limitations. City Manager Debra Figueroa says she had no choice but to cancel the annual event where residents get their junk hauled to the dump for free. Instead, residents who ask will receive vouchers for one free pickup truck ...
    • Garfield County Offices Will Remain Closed This Week
      While many businesses are reopening their doors, Garfield County offices will remain closed to walk-in traffic. That doesn’t mean you can’t take care of business. County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico says for the past six weeks the only people to step foot in the office were employees. Alberico says they can’t work remotely but ...
    • Country Jam 2020 Canceled
      After holding out hope that Country Jam would happen this year, the organizers of the event have chosen to cancel due to concerns about COVID-19. Country Jam staff say they are looking forward to Country Jam 2021. Due to artist touring schedules, the lineup is expected to change.

    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 ...