From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield RE-2 Students Report Monday
      RIFLE—Students in the Garfield RE-2 School District report back to school on Monday, April 6th. Every student will join their teachers through Google Classroom. Teachers have been preparing lesson plans for the remainder of the school year and students have been issued their Chromebooks to gain access. Students have been instructed to check their e-mail ...
    • Tipton Supports Resolution Condemning Chinese Government
      WASHINGTON, D.C.—Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton believes the Communist Chinese government deliberately lied about the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. He’s co-sponsoring a resolution holding China accountable for the pandemic. Tipton says the White House confirmed a report that China provided faulty Coronavirus data to the World Health Organization. Tipton says the loss of life ...
    • Rifle Council Approves Reduced Amount for Traveler Service
      RIFLE—Take it or leave it.  The Rifle City Council is telling the Traveler to accept less money this year, come up with a better plan or scrap the service altogether. The proposed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for the senior transportation service called for a $133,000.00 contribution. That’s a $15,000.00 increase over last year and $33,000.00 over ...
    • Rescued Animals from Tiger King now Live in Keenesburg
      KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) – The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, has for several years been home to dozens of animals rescued from the roadside zoo in rural Oklahoma featured in the newly released Netflix documentary, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Thirty-nine tigers and three black bears from Joe Exotic’s G.W. Zoo were brought ...
    • Local Hospitals Release COVID-19 Data
      Local hospitals released some numbers related to COVID-19. Valley View Hospital reports 175 tests conducted so far, 22 have come back positive, 2 are still pending. Eleven individuals have been admitted to the hospital. The numbers aren’t too alarming coming out of Grand River Health in Rifle. So far 137 COVID-19 tests have been done with ...
    • Volunteers Needed in Carbondale
      The Town of Carbondale is looking for volunteers to help senior citizens at this time of crisis. The recently formed Carbondale emergency task force is on a mission to recruit volunteers for a wide range of important functions. They need runners who can perform errands and deliver things like groceries and medicine. “Care callers” are ...
    • State Patrol Offers Advice on How to Spot a Police Impersonator
      DENVER (AP) – Some Colorado law enforcement agencies have reported an increase in police impersonators pulling over drivers since the governor ordered residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Police in Aurora, Greeley and Erie have been in contact about similar police impersonator cases. Democratic Governor Jared Polis issued the ...
    • First Garfield County COVID-19 Death
      Garfield County officials are reporting the first death from COVID-19. A press release indicates the woman, in her 70’s, had significant other health issues. No other information about the woman’s death was released.
    • Second COVID-19 Victim Found in Aspen
      Pitkin County Authorities have confirmed a second death from the COVID-19 virus. According to a press release from the Pitkin County Incident Management Team, 55-year-old Pauli Laukkanen actually died Sunday, but was not found until Tuesday when Aspen Police were called to conduct a welfare check. Pitkin County Coroner, Dr. Steven Ayers says Laukkanen had complained ...
    • Construction, with Restrictions, is Still Allowed in Garfield County
      To clear up confusion about some of the shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak and the stay at home order issued by Governor Polis, Garfield County issued a press release clarifying that are critical and are exempt from the states stay at home order under specific guidelines; Social distancing requirements must be met. Crews are ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS SOLIDIFY SECOND WITH SHUTOUT OVER EAGLE
      GYPSUM (4/24/19) – Efficient pitching and excellent defense, along with one big blast and one big inning keyed a 6-0 whitewashing of Eagle Valley and moved Glenwood Springs to a 4-1 Western Slope League record, solidifying the Demons’ hold on second place. For much of the 2019 season, coach Eric Nieslanik has been conducting tryouts to ...
    • The Avalanche will face The Sharks after a crazy Game 7 for San Jose
      AP – Barclay Goodrow scored 18:19 into overtime to send San Jose into the second round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win Tuesday night, capping a wild Game 7 that featured the Sharks erasing a three-goal deficit by scoring four times on a disputed major penalty in the third period and Vegas tying the ...
    • Rockies bring Murphy back from Injured List
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have reinstated infielder Daniel Murphy from the 10-day injured list before Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Murphy is in the lineup at first base and batting third. The 34-year-old fractured his left index finger diving for a grounder in the second game of the season. He was placed on the ...
    • Broncos Keep Quiet on Draft, but address Harris Jr’s Contract
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway isn’t tipping his hand when it comes to quarterbacks in this week’s NFL draft. But Elway had plenty to stay about star cornerback Chris Harris, who is skipping the team’s offseason program. Elway says it’s voluntary so he’s not mad about his absence but he stressed ...
    • Nuggets Win Big in Game 5
      DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic comes within two assists of another triple double and Jamal Murray leads six Denver Nuggets in double figure scoring with 23 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-90 in Game 5 of their playoff series. Denver led by as many as 30 points before resting their ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores
      Baseball Coal Ridge—14                        Grand Valley—-4 Rifle—-11                                  Middle Park——2 Montezuma Cortez—13         Roaring Fork—-9 Montezuma Cortez—–5        Roaring Fork—–3 Soccer Glenwood Springs—-10        Rifle——0 Aspen—-10            ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Comes Back in Final Inning to Split with Rifle
      RIFLE (4/20/19) – After an error-fueled 10-3 loss in the opener of a doubleheader to the rival Rifle Bears, the winds of change helped Glenwood Springs come back from a 4-0 deficit in game two and earn a 7-5 win with a seventh-inning rally. A wild first inning provided a preview of what was to come ...
    • Broncos are Set-up to Take a Top Defensive Player in the Upcoming NFL Draft
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway’s trade for Joe Flacco in the offseason sets him up to capitalize once again on a draft deep with defensive playmakers. The Broncos own the 10th overall pick and although there’s speculation Elway will draft a quarterback, it’s unlikely the prototype he likes will be available ...