From the KMTS News Room:

    • Virus Outbreak & the National Parks CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Three of America’s best-known national parks – Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains – closed their gates Tuesday as parks struggle to keep popular recreation areas open while struggling to prevent spreading the coronavirus at congested sites. They join a growing list of national parks that have closed from New ...
    • Eagle County Reports First COVID-19 Death An Eagle County man in his sixties has reportedly died from COVID-19. Eagle county authorities confirmed the death this afternoon. A press release says the man, who had underlying health conditions, died at a Denver area hospital. The death is the first in the tri-county area. As of 4 p.m. Friday, the Colorado department of public ...
    • All Future Orders from State Health Department will Automatically be in Effect in Garfield County In an effort to standardize and streamline the Public Health Order process, Garfield County public health officials have adopted a standing order that any further public health orders or executive orders at the state level will automatically and immediately be in effect in Garfield County. Here is the full text of the order: MARCH 20, 2020 STANDING PUBLIC ...
    • Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 in Garfield County; Total now Five Garfield County officials say two more cases of COVID-19 have been identified. Both new cases are affecting males, one in his 50’s the other in his 60’s. They reportedly had not had contact with each other, causing public health officials to double down on their “Social Distancing” guidelines. Both victims are recovering at home. County officials ...
    • Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Map Here is the Johns Hopkins University map you’ve heard us talk about on the air.  For other Coronavirus COVID-19 information, visit our COVID-19 page. Additional information is also available from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
    • City of Glenwood and Valley View Hospital Online Forum The City of Glenwood Springs and Valley View Hospital will be hosting a live community forum to address some community and health issues 11-11.30 AM Friday March 20, 2020. The live forum can be viewed at the City’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodSpringsCO/ The community is invited to ask questions for Glenwood Springs mayor, Jonathan Godes, and Dr ...
    • Coronavirus Claims a Third Victim in Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS—(AP) – Health officials in Colorado say a man in his 60s has died of the coronavirus. A spokeswoman for El Paso County Public Health said today the man had been in contact with a woman in her 80s who was the first person in the state to die of the virus. The woman ...
    • Third Case of Coronavirus in Garfield County GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Garfield County’s third positive case of COVID-19 has been reported. According to the county health department, the patient is a man in his 20’s. Health officials say he is recovering at home in isolation while information is gathered to identify anyone who may have had contact with him. The health department says this is ...
    • COVID-19 Tech Tips Tips that will help people avoid scams, malware, & computer viruses that have exploded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a unique interview as it was conducted in a “virtual meeting” through the internet. http://www.kmtsaudio.com/audio/Connections/03-18-2020%20Kelly%20Thompson%20-%20COVID-19%20Tech%20Tips.mp3
    • Aspen to Parachute Schools Closed Through April 17 Following the guidelines laid out by Governor Polis on Monday, public schools from Aspen to Parachute will be closed through April 17. In a joint press release from the Aspen, Roaring Fork, RE-1 and District 16 School Districts, Kelsey Bean says standardized Colorado Department of Education assessments will also be suspended for the remainder of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 4A Western Slope All Conference Baseball Team Announced (local players only) First Team All Conference / Honorable Mention Glenwood Demons Tyler Dollahan, Sr.—Catcher Sebastian “Chano” Gonzalez, Sr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Dylan Lee, Sr.—-1st base/Pitcher Honorable Mention Garrett Dollahan, Soph.—Right field Wheatley Nieslanik, Soph.—Pitcher/Third Base Cole Houston, Jr. —Center field/Pitcher Ash Stolley, Jr.—Left field Rifle Bears Derek Wagler, Jr.—Shortstop/Pitcher Randy Starks, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher Eddie Medina, Sr.—Pitcher/Catcher/Third base Honorable Mention Levi Warfel, Jr.—Center field Wyatt Warfel, Sr.—First base Coach of the Year—Nate Porter, Palisade Player of the Year—Stevenson ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASEBALL: GLENWOOD & RIFLE FALL IN LENGTHY FIRST ROUND GAMES THORNTON (5/17/19) – First, there were no umpires, then there were lightning delays, so Rifle’s first-round 4A state playoff game, which was to begin at 10 a.m. at Skyview High School, finally ended three-and-a-half hours later with the 8th-seeded Bears falling to the top-seeded Wolverines, 7-3. Arriving for their scheduled 12:30 game, the 5th-seeded Glenwood Springs ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS, TO SET UP DEVIL-DEMON SHOWDOWN WEST GLENWOOD (5/11/19) – With a doubleheader sweep over Steamboat Springs, the Glenwood Demons are in position to clinch second place in the Western Slope League by defeating Eagle Valley in the regular season finale on Monday. Wheatley Nieslanik dominated the Sailors in the opening game, limiting them to three hits, two unearned runs, and striking ...
    • Rapids Loose Midfielder to Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Sporting Kansas City has acquired veteran midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the Colorado Rapids. In exchange, Colorado gets 22-year-old defender Abdul Rwatubyaye and an undisclosed draft pick. The 34-year-old Feilhaber joined Sporting KC in 2013 and helped lead the club to the MLS Cup title. He wound up scoring 32 goals ...
    • Florida vs. Colorado in 2028 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) –  The Gators and the Buffalos will meet for the first time ever in 2028, unless they meet in a playoff or bowl game.  Florida and Colorado have scheduled a home-and-home series beginning in 2028. The first game will take place Sept. 9, 2028 in Gainesville, with the Gators traveling to Boulder, ...
    • Rockies Starter has to Wait to Regain Form After Game gets Postponed DENVER (AP) – On the eve of his next start, Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was looking to regain his past form. Freeland was slated to start for Colorado on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants after coming off a tough outing last Saturday in which he went six innings against Arizona. Rain forced the postponement ...
    • Avalanche Fall in Game 7, after a Great Season SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that sent the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7. Joonas Donskoi ended a 39-game ...
    • Local High School Soccer Scores & Upcoming Games HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER 4A #23Glenwood Springs—3     #10Palmer Ridge—-2   Double Overtime Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #23Glenwood Springs at #7Sand Creek 3A #19Roaring Fork—-3       #14Denver School of Science and Tech Stapleton—1 Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #19Roaring Fork at #3Jefferson Academy #8Eagle Ridge Academy—4        #25Coal Ridge—3
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS CLINCH LEAGUE TITLE OVER GLENWOOD WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/6/19) – Pitching and defense, along with some robust and timely hitting had poised Glenwood Springs to challenge Palisade for the Western Slope League baseball championship. But the Bulldogs used those very devices in a doubleheader sweep over the Demons, 11-1 and 4-0 Saturday, to clinch their third straight WSL crown, finishing ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SLUGS PAST SUMMIT IN TWIN BILL WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/26/19) – Glenwood Springs slugged its way to a doubleheader sweep over Summit County, 10-0 and 9-6, stretching its winning streak to four games and improving to 6-1 in Western Slope League play. In the first game, Wheatley Nieslanik made it two consecutive shutouts with a complete-game, three-hitter, striking out seven and ...