• Congrats, Grads! Congrats, Grads!KMTS wants to honor graduates of all ages with encouraging messages. If you or someone you know graduated or will graduate from… anything this spring or summer, tell us about it and we’ll share your message on the air. It can be anyone, who has graduated from any school, job, etc. There are three ways to congratulate ...
  • 2020 Garfield County Fair Canceled GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The 82nd annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo has been canceled due to the risks involved with COVID-19 and large crowds. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion made by Tom Jankovsky to call off bull riding, professional rodeo, the demolition derby, the monster truck rally, the carnival, and the Friday night ...
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  • 2020 Garfield County Fair Canceled GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The 82nd annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo has been canceled due to the risks involved with COVID-19 and large crowds. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion made by Tom Jankovsky to call off bull riding, professional rodeo, the demolition derby, the monster truck rally, the carnival, and the Friday night ...
  • Garfield County’s “Safer at Home” Variance Mostly Approved Garfield County’s request for a variance of the Safer at Home Order was approved yesterday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Per the variance, restaurants, houses of worship, fitness facilities and gyms are allowed to re-open at 50 percent occupancy levels, while still following social distancing guidelines and other restrictions. Recreation areas ...
  • Local Pastors Unite to Gather Together Again RIFLE—Roughly two dozen pastors and ministers in Garfield County are politely and respectfully saying, “it’s time for church.” In a letter addressed to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, pastors from Parachute to Glenwood Springs say virtual fellowship isn’t meeting the deep, emotional and spiritual needs of their flocks. The letter states that if restaurants ...
  • Glenwood City Council Asks for Tony Hershey’s Resignation GLENWOOD SPRINGS—In a scathing rebuke, Glenwood Springs City Councilman Tony Hershey was asked to resign during last night’s virtual meeting. Each member of the council read portions of a letter filled with accusations and allegations of misconduct and abusive behavior. Mayor Pro Tem Shelly Kaup says Hershey repeatedly interrupted a May 14th Executive Session by calling ...
  • Grand River Health’s COVID-19 Numbers RIFLE—So far, about 3 percent of patients tested for COVID-19 at Grand River Health in Rifle came back positive. According to the latest number released by Grand River, out of 708 tests administered, 22 have come back positive for the virus. A dozen test results are still pending.  Since the outbreak began, only two patients ...
  • Garfield County Human Services Helping Many Needy Families GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With record unemployment caused by the COVID-19 shutdown, the demand for public assistance has skyrocketed. In Garfield County, close to 1.4 million dollars was disbursed in local benefits during the month of April alone. That includes over one million dollars in food assistance. On average, the Garfield County Department of Human Services receives 100 ...
  • Garfield County Commissioners ask for State Variance GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the state health department will soon be getting an urgent request from Garfield County to ease up on the current COVID-19 restrictions.  This afternoon, during a special one-hour public hearing, the Board of County Commissioners all signed a 30-page variance request to allow 50 percent of normal seating capacity ...
  • JAS Labor Day Festival Postponed to 2021 Add the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival to the growing list of events that have been canceled this summer due to COVID-19. The announcement came in email form this afternoon from JAS President Jim Horowitz. Stevie Nicks, Eric Church, Kings of Leon, and Marion Morris are now scheduled to perform in Aspen September 3-5, ...
  • Garfield County Approves 1041 Mining Regulations GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved new mining regulations using it’s authority granted by the state’s 1041 powers. After a lengthy presentation from staff members and attorney Barbara Green, the board went along with the recommendation of the county planning commission to multiple amendments for Article 14 of the Garfield County Land ...
  • Many Catholic Churches Open Doors DENVER (AP) – Catholics across much of Colorado are allowed to celebrate Mass in-person again as the coronavirus eases in the state. While the details vary church to church, worshipers must wear masks and practice social distancing. Schedules also have changed, and some churches are celebrating Mass more frequently and are asking people to sign ...
  • High School Spring Sports Season Canceled in Colorado DENVER—It’s a heartbreaking end to a season that never was for thousands of high school student-athletes in Colorado. Today, the Colorado High School Activities Association officially brought the curtain down on the 2020 spring sports season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green says after Governor Polis announced a transition to “Safer ...
  • Coronavirus Precautions taken by all Professional Sports Leagues MIAMI (AP) – All major professional sports leagues are taking corona virus outbreak precautions. The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel. The changes will be temporary. Media will still have access to players.
  • Avalanche Return Home after Losing to the Kings LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mikey Anderson scored his first career goal, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 for their sixth straight win. Austin Wagner and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Kings, who are on their longest winning streak of the season. Los Angeles is 7-1-1 ...
  • Air Force Moves on From Current Men’s Basketball Coach AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) – The Air Force Academy has decided to part ways with men’s basketball coach Dave Pilipovich. The Falcons went 110-151 since Pilipovich took over midway through the 2011-12 season. Air Force has gone through seven straight losing seasons. The senior-laden team went 12-20 this season. Director of athletics Nathan Pine said ...
  • Colorado Player Recognized During PAC-12 Honors for College Basketball (AP) – Oregon’s Payton Pritchard has been named Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the year by the conference’s coaches. UCLA coach Mick Cronin was voted coach of the year and Arizona freshman forward Zeke Nnaji was honored as freshman of the year. Colorado’s Tyler Bey was named defensive player of the year, UCLA’s Chris Smith ...
  • Nuggets Win Over the Shorthanded Bucks DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as the Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games with a 109-95 victory. Murray led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver swept the two-game season series from ...
  • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: DEMONS EARN ANOTHER HOME GAME, INTO GREAT 8 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/4/20) — The pre-game message on the Glenwood Springs boys basketball locker room white board was the same, and so was the outcome as the Demons won their Sweet 16 match with Green Mountain, 56-50, to host upset winner Pueblo West Saturday in the 4A Great 8. The Demons defeated Weld Central 55-30 ...
  • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS ROUT REBELS, ADVANCE TO SWEET 16 WITH LADY DEMONS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/28/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams have something to prove, and each made strides toward doing so by advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 4A state playoffs this weekend. Both teams earned first-round byes with perfect 12-0 league records and avoided the second-round elimination that has plagued ...
  • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE LADY BEARS ADVANCE WITH 41-40 UPSET AT WELD CENTRAL KEENESBURG, CO (2/26/20) — Rifle sophomore Jamie Caron is the third-leading scorer in the Western Slope League, so when she scored eight points in the final 2:20 of the number 43-seed Lady Bears’ 41-40 upset victory at number 22 Weld Central in the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, it was not unexpected. The ...
  • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Finish Perfect 12-0 League Seasons GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/21/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was just 30 seconds from its first defeat in sixteen games when John “Iceman” Iuele stepped back on the right wing and launched a 3-pointer for the tie. Swish! “We worked so hard, we weren’t going to give it up (an undefeated Western Slope League ...