From the KMTS Newsroom From the KMTS Sports Desk
    • 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 ...
    • Oil & Gas Rule-Making on Hold Due to Coronavirus DENVER—The rulemaking process for Colorado’s Oil and Gas industry is on hold for the time being because of the COVID-19 outbreak and ban on public gatherings. Colorado Oil and Gas Commission Director Jeff Robbins says face to face meetings are a critical component to successful rulemaking but emergency declarations take precedence. Robbins says, “the decision ...
    • RE-1 School District Prepares for On-line Instruction GLENWOOD SPRINGS—When students in the Roaring Fork Valley return to school next week after spring break, it won’t be to a classroom. Welcome to virtual learning. The RE-1 School Board and staff members held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss how teachers and students will press on with education in the face of an ...
    • The First Coronavirus Death in Roaring Fork Valley ASPEN—COVID-19 has claimed it’s first victim in the Roaring Fork Valley. According to a report from the Pitkin County Public Health Office, a 94 year old Aspen man died at his home Tuesday, March 24th.  Health officials say the man had serious underlying medical issues and had been suffering from Coronavirus symptoms three days prior ...
    • Pitkin County Reports First COVID-19 Death The Pitkin County Coroner says a 97-year-old man has died of complications from COVID-19. His name has not been released pending notification of family. His exact date of death was also not released, though a press release from the Coroner indicates he was sick for three days and had underlying medical conditions.
    • Glenwood City Council Holds Online-Only Meeting Tonight Glenwood Springs City Council will host a special online-only meeting tonight at 6:00. Instructions for viewing the meeting and how to participate can be found here. Click on “Special City Council Meeting, March 26, 2020” for more information.
    • Hotel Colorado Closed Until Further Notice It’s a sign of the times. The historic Hotel Colorado is closed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak. Workers were busy yesterday installing security cameras and putting locks on the doors of Glenwood Springs iconic 127-year-old landmark. Employees and staff members have been placed on furlough and will be brought back when things ...
    • Colorado State Patrol Institutes Statewide “Accident Alert” The Colorado State Patrol has enacted a statewide accident alert, meaning they will not respond to any vehicle crashes as long as all drivers have insurance and there are no injuries, drugs or alcohol suspected. Any drivers involved in such a crash should exchange information with other drivers and file a report online. Any crashes within ...
    • 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 ...
    • 15 Local Wrestlers will be Competing at the State Meet DENVER—The Rifle High School wrestling team got a police escort as the buses headed to Denver for the three day State High School meet at the Pepsi Center.  The Bears’ grapplers vying for medals include; Hunter Bercher,106 lbs., Caleb Gieselman, 120 lbs., Cauy Smith, 126 lbs., Talon Cordova, 132 lbs., Bryce Rowley, 138 lbs., Dillon ...