From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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.
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Family Confirms Death of Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. In a statement on the team’s website, Bowlen’s family says he died late Thursday night at home surrounded by loved ones. The statement ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All-Stars Use Late Hitting & Pitching in Comeback Win
      RIFLE (5/29/19) – Delayed by a day due to the threat of rain, the 4A Western Slope All-Stars fell behind 4-0 and committed eight errors in the first five innings before the bats woke up and the pitchers got tough in an 8-6 win over the 3A WSL All-league team at Rifle’s Cooper Field Wednesday ...
    • 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, ...