From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County “Safer at Home” Interview
      In a special call-in show this afternoon, Gabe and Ron were joined by Garfield County Public Health Director, Yvonne Long, to talk about Garfield County’s implementation of the statewide “Safer at Home” which starts April 27. As you listen, remember, municipalities can enact stricter regulations than those enacted by the State and the County. Additional links to ...
    • GoFundMe Campaign Created for Glenwood Firefighters
      The COVID-19 crisis has added more stress and anxiety to a group of men and women who are already under a great deal of pressure, firefighters. In addition to answering calls around the clock crews at the Glenwood Srings Fire Department are sharing the economic burden due to city-wide budget cuts in addition to a ...
    • COVID-19 Posing Challenges for Elections
      The COVID-19 crisis has dominated the headlines and the airwaves for nearly two months. It has overshadowed the fact that this is an election year. With the virus expected to be around for a while, voting during the June 30 primary may present some new challenges since ballots cannot be cast virtually. Garfield County Clerk ...
    • Local Officer Named New Carbondale Chief of Police
      The Rifle Police Department’s loss is Carbondale’s gain. Rifle Police Sergeant Kirk Wilson will be the new Police Chief in Carbondale. After interviews and background checks of four qualified candidates, Wilson rose to the top. He’s been appointed by Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington and will be formally voted in by the Board of Trustees ...
    • Garfield County COVID-19 Update
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The pandemic has health officials putting in a lot of long, hard hours. Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long says her department is working diligently with local hospitals and the state to report accurate numbers in an effort to track the virus, limit the spread and flatten the curve. She says once a ...
    • Governor Announces Plans for Slowly Reopening the State
      DENVER—Coloradans will begin to feel the weight of the COVID-19 restrictions lighten a little at a time starting next Monday, April 27th.  Governor Jared Polis says his Stay at Home order will transition to a recommendation of ‘stay home if you can.’ This is Phase 2 of his effort to get everyone back to work ...
    • Peach, Pear and Cherry Crops Affected by Recent Freeze
      GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Food suppliers in western Colorado said they are concerned about peach crops after a potentially devastating freeze struck Grand Valley orchards. National Weather Service meteorologist Kris Sanders reported a record low 19 degrees Monday in Grand Junction, two degrees below the previous record set in 1933 by an Arctic cold ...
    • Local Officials Roll Out Mobile Testing Lab
      The first COVID-19 mobile testing lab in Colorado will soon be rolling out in Pitkin County. The County’s Incident Command Trailer is being modified to conduct tests purchased from Aytu Bioscience. Pitkin County Incident Management Team spokesman Bill Linn says the mobile lab will go where it’s needed, rather than forcing residents to travel to ...
    • Voters Approve Sale of MOC to RFTA
      The City of Glenwood Springs can now sell the Municipal Operations Center to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. In yesterday’s special election, Glenwood voters approved ballot question A, 1019 for to 454 against. Mayor Jonathan Godes says the price and the contract have already been worked out with RFTA. In a letter of agreement, RFTA ...
    • Valley View, Grand River Hospitals Say Patient Volumes are Manageable
      Garfield County’s two hospitals say they are managing to keep up with patient needs during the pandemic. In Glenwood Springs, Valley View Hospital has collected 275 specimens through yesterday, 29 tests came back positive with five results pending. So far 15 patients have been admitted to the hospital since the outbreak, 12 have been discharged. On ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Vic Fangio Opens the Regular Season at Home Versus a Familiar Team
      DENVER (AP) – New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio makes his home debut against the Bears this weekend. And this time he knows all too much about pass rusher Khalil Mack. Fangio swears he didn’t know much about the superstar when he joined the Bears last year and helped them end an eight-year playoff drought.
    • Ownership of the Denver Broncos Once Again Under Dispute
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Pat Bowlen’s two oldest daughters have put themselves at risk of being disinherited by challenging their father’s trust, which is in charge of selecting the next controlling owner of the Denver Broncos, a franchise valued at more than $2.5 billion.  Beth Wallace and Amie Klemmer filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the validity ...
    • Lock Might go on IR
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Coach Vic Fangio won’t rule out placing rookie quarterback Drew Lock on injured reserve to start the season. Lock sprained his right thumb against the 49ers and a timetable for his return is up in the air. Lock says he’s never had a sprain this bad and won’t venture a guess as ...
    • Rockies, Broncos Lose; Retirement Suits Lindsey Vonn
      SAN DIEGO (AP) – Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his second leadoff home run in as many games – and a team-record sixth this season – and the San Diego Padres scored five unearned runs in the sixth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3. Tatis broke the old record of five leadoff homers by ...
    • Denver Bronco Back-ups get to Start the Hall of Fame Game
      ENGLEWOOD, CO. (AP) – Joe Flacco will have to wait another week to make his Denver debut. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he’ll start last year’s backup, Kevin Hogan, against Atlanta in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday night. He’ll be followed by rookies Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. That means Flacco is slated ...
    • Rockies Find Their Pitching & Offence Against the Dodgers
      DENVER (AP) – Jon Gray allowed three hits over eight innings to win for the first time in a month, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night for just their third win in 11 games this season against the NL champions. Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth ...
    • Former Rockies All-Star “Tulo” Retiring from MLB
      BOSTON (AP) – Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says he’s retiring from Major League Baseball following injuries that limited him to 13 plate appearances since July 2017. Tulowitzki was NL Rookie of the Year runner-up and a five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies. But he appeared in only five games with the New York Yankees this season ...
    • Exhausted Rockies Beat Nationals, 8-7
      WASHINGTON (AP) – Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, allowing three runs for the first time in more than two months, and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Washington Nationals 8-7 in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off Fernando Rodney, who ...
    • Giants Sweep Rockies
      DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. Crawford followed Stephen Vogt’s homer off Chi Chi Gonzalez ...
    • Giants Clobber the Rockies, 19-2
      DENVER (AP) – Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski ...