From the KMTS News Room:

    • The Masks May Soon Come Off in Glenwood Springs
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ mandatory mask ordinance is still in effect but it may go away in a couple of weeks. Many business owners and citizens have complained about one word in the ordinance; indefinitely. Mayor Jonathan Godes understands their concerns and made a motion to drop the word entirely. The council voted unanimously to consider lifting ...
    • Northbound Highway 133 Closed in Carbondale Due to Sinkhole
      Update: All lanes of Highway 133 opened the evening of June 18. The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed northbound Highway 133 just south of the Main Street intersection due to a 12-foot-deep sinkhole. C-DOT officials say the detour around the sinkhole will add approximately 10 minutes of travel time.
    • Local Firefighter Training at Aspen Airport Next Week
      Teams of local firefighters will hone their skills on how to respond to airport emergencies next week at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The Sardy Field Fire Department will conduct live burn training next Monday through Friday involving a mobile aircraft training prop. The annual training, required by the FAA, allows firefighters to train in realistic ...
    • Hickenlooper Apologizes
      DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has apologized for comments he made six years ago comparing politicians to slaves being whipped to row “an ancient slave ship.” Tay Anderson, a black Denver school board member, tweeted a video Monday morning of Hickenlooper making the quip. Hickenlooper says he recognizes that his 2014 comments ...
    • Southwest Colorado Wildfire
      DURANGO— A lightning-caused wildfire near Durango has led to the evacuation of more than two dozen homes and is fast approaching 3,000 acres in size. The fire started Saturday and was burning on private and BLM land about 20 miles west of Durango. Mandatory evacuation orders were in place Sunday and Monday for 23 homes ...
    • Elected Officials Address Downtown Glenwood Businesses
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A public rally was held late Monday afternoon in Glenwood Springs’ downtown business district as a plea for help. A number of business owners and workers are frustrated over the city’s mandatory and indefinite order to wear protective masks in public due to COVID-19.  City Councilman Tony Hershey argued against the ordinance and was ...
    • Colorado Moving to New COVID Phase
      DENVER—Colorado’s COVID-19 restrictions will transition from ‘Safer at Home’ to ‘Protect our Neighbors’ later this week. The less onerous phase will allow individual counties to make decisions about reopening businesses or social gatherings as long as local hospitals can respond to a resurgence in cases. Governor Jared Polis says it’s critical that local health officials ...
    • Trump Administration Cuts Oil & Gas Fees in Hundreds of Cases
      BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Government data show the Trump administration has awarded energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U.S. lands and the Gulf of Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic. The breaks on payments are intended to help companies with workforce problems or other issues after the pandemic caused ...
    • Man Sentenced for Stealing Ancestral Puebloan Artifacts
      DURANGO (AP) – A man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for taking items from an Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Lonnie Shadrick Winbourn, of Cortez, traveled to the monument several times in May and June 2017 ...
    • Denver Dismisses Curfew Violation Charges Against Protesters
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver City Attorney’s Office has dismissed 320 cases involving people who were arrested for violating a curfew during the height of protests over the death of George Floyd. The office says the city will contact those who were charged and offer them a chance to participate in a forum with the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Nuggets Continue to Win in Phoenix
      PHOENIX (AP) – Jamal Murray made two crucial baskets in the final minute to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Phoenix Suns 113-111. Murray made a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to put the Nuggets ahead 111-108 and then made another jumper with 3.2 seconds to give them their final 113-111 lead. He finished with ...
    • High School Hockey Scores
      HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY Monday, December 22nd Glenwood Demons – 3       Standley Lake Gators – 1 Glenwood goals scored by: Kelton McPherson, Dylan Webster, Sean Mooney Next game…Glenwood at Woodland Park, Saturday, January 4th, 7:30 pm
    • Rifle Softball Field Renamed in Honor of Longtime Coach and Mentor
      Rifle—The softball field in Rifle that has seen a generation of great teams and excellent players round the bases and roam the outfield is getting a new name. After some discussion, the Rifle City Council voted unanimously to change Taughenbaugh Field to Cindy Skinner Field. Skinner is credited with introducing softball to Rifle in the ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD FINISHES SEASON WITH 44-0 WIN AT STEAMBOAT
      STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (11/8/19) – First three quarterbacks unavailable? No matter for the suddenly unstoppable ground game of the Glenwood Springs Demons, who finished their season with a third straight victory, 44-0 at Steamboat Springs. Two weeks ago, six different Demons ran for touchdowns against Battle Mountain. In Summit County a week ago, Garrett Dollahan scored ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS CLINCH WSL SECOND PLACE IN FRIGID FRISCO
      FRISCO (11/4/19) – Old-fashioned, grind-it-out football triumphed over the forward pass as Glenwood Springs ran the ball 62 times for 422 yards in a 36-30 win at Summit County that insured a second place finish in the Western Slope League for the Demons (3-6, 3-1 WSL). Instead of the three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust that was featured in mid-20th century ...
    • KMTS Football: Seniors Salute Stubler in Fitting Style
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/25/19) – Alpha and Omega: the First and Last was celebrated by fourteen seniors on Glenwood Springs’ football team after a 45-8 win over Battle Mountain in their final home game at Nick Stubler Field. Kneeling in front of parents, students, and fans, senior co-captains Kelton McPherson, Spencer Cloud, Sam Fitzwilliams, and Elliott Walz ...
    • Denver Broncos Trade Sanders
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have traded veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers. The Broncos sent a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft along with Sanders to the 49ers for third- and fourth-round picks in 2020. Sanders caught 30 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns this season as he made ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Ground Game Leads to Victory in League Opener
      GYPSUM (10/11/19) – Before the Glenwood Demons broke their season-long five-game losing streak with a 24-12 win at Eagle Valley in the teams’ Western Slope League opener, coach Pat Engle shared in a pre-game interview that he and his staff were “not pleased with our offensive output,” the Demons being outscored 166-39 in those five ...
    • MLB Playoffs
      OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland hosts Tampa Bay tonight in the American League wild-card game. The Athletics have lost eight straight winner-take-all games since 2000, going 1-14 with a chance to advance to the next round. Left-hander Sean Manaea starts for Oakland. The 27-year-old was sidelined last year when the A’s lost the wild-card game ...
    • The PAC-12 Disagrees with California’s New Law
      (AP) – The Pac-12 Conference has condemned California’s new law that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names and likenesses. But football coaches across the league are uncertain about what it might mean for them, especially in terms of recruiting. Four of the league’s teams are located in California:  ...