From the KMTS News Room:

    • Wildfire Season Lingers Steamboat Springs—There’s no relaxing until a wildfire is 100 percent contained.  Firefighters near Steamboat Springs were reminded of that when a two-month old fire that 70 percent contained flared up again.  Aaron Voos with the Routt National Forest says the fire jumped containment lines Wednesday and came within a few miles of U.S. Highway 40.  ...
    • Hanging Lake Tail, Parking Lot and Bike Path Closures Glenwood Springs—Next Monday through Friday, September 17th through the 22nd, the Hanging Lake Trail and parking lot will be closed for maintenance work.   The bike path will also be closed from the Shoshone power plant to the Bair Ranch Rest Area September 17th through the 19th. The Hanging Lake Trail and parking lot closure will ...
    • Blue Mesa Reservoir in Trouble Gunnison—The largest body of water in Colorado, Blue Mesa Reservoir west of Gunnison, is fast approaching historic lows this fall.  The Bureau of Reclamation says the reservoir, which feeds into the Colorado River is currently at 39 percent capacity.  Sandra Snell-Dobert, a spokeswoman for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park says the water ...
    • Plans Unveiled for New Rifle Nursing Home Rifle—The E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle is recognized around the country as a top notch facility.  The problem is, it’s old and officials say it seems when a leak is repaired, another is sure to follow.  Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs is thankful voters approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure last ...
    • RFTA Mill Levy Ballot Question Glenwood Springs—RAFTA’s aging fleet of buses will need to be replaced soon but the money may not be there.  New Castle Mayor and RAFTA board member Art Riddile went before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners to ask for an endorsement of a mill levy increase that would raise about 9 and a half million ...
    • CMC Gallagher Ballot Initiative Glenwood Springs—Colorado Mountain College hopes to stop the financial bleeding caused by the Gallagher Amendment and keep student tuition as low as possible.  The CMC Board of Trustees passed a resolution this week to put a ballot issue before the voters that will allow trustees to adjust the mill levy if needed to keep up ...
    • Water Experts Hope For Cool, Wet Autumn Basalt—As we head into September, the searing heat of summer will soon give way to the cooler temperatures and colors of fall.  However, the horrific drought that has plagued Colorado this year will linger for some time.  According to the latest river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, rivers and streams throughout the watershed are ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Explained As of August 31, all areas in the the KMTS listening area are under stage 1 fire restrictions, including land managed by the BLM and Forest Service. Below are activities that are prohibited under stage 1. Keep in mind that local jurisdictions have the authority to amend these restrictions. If you’re not sure, ask. Building, maintaining, attending, ...
    • Fire Crews Brace For Gusty Wind Rifle/Meeker—With high wind warnings in store for Western Colorado, crews working the Cache Creek and Cabin Lake wildfires are preparing for flames to kick up in the next 24 hours.  The Cache Creek fire southwest of Rifle, now in it’s 29th day, may reach some un-burned fuels that will create a lot of visible smoke.  ...
    • Fire Season & Hunting Season Collide Rifle—Two seasons seem to be on a collision course in Colorado; wildfire and hunting season.  As more hunters begin to make their way to Colorado’s back country, the choices of where to hunt may seem limited because of the the busy wildfire season.  Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankins says prospective hunters needn’t be discouraged.  She ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: EWER’S RETURNS SPARK GLENWOOD’S WIN OVER CONIFER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/14/18) – “Let’s hear the Fight Song,” Glenwood Springs coach Pat Engle told his players at practice on Monday, and by the end of Friday’s 41-20 win over Conifer, the Demon football team was on their collective knees serenading the fans in the stands, a tradition after every home victory. Wyatt Ewer’s 95-yard return ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Drop Unexpected Defensive Battle to Harrison COLORADO SPRINGS (9/7/18) – Given the 92 total points scored in the opening game last weekend and 58 combined in Harrison’s win over Glenwood in their 2017 match-up, Friday’s low-scoring,14-6 Panthers’ win was something of an upset: not that Harrison improved to 2-0, and Glenwood’s record fell to the reverse, but that scores were so ...
    • Rifle dominates Grand Valley Parachute—The 1A Grand Valley Cardinals were no match for the Rifle Bears last night in a 49-0 loss in Parachute. The Cardinals could only muster 1 yard of total offense in the first half while the Bears’ powerful running game gobbled up huge chunks of real estate and lit up the scoreboard with 42 points.  ...
    • Local High School Sports and Scores The Glenwood Demons will be in Colorado Springs tonight to battle the Harrison Panthers.  The game kicks off at 7 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. Other local games: Coal Ridge at Hotchkiss Basalt at Battle Mountain The Aspen Skiers play at Bayfield Saturday afternoon at 1. Volleyball Scores Battle Mountain – 3  ...
    • Rockies in Prime Position DENVER (AP) – The first-place Colorado Rockies are in prime position to capture their first NL West title. They haven’t been atop the standings this far into a season since 1995. The stretch ahead could go a long way in deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games and ...
    • CU Renews an Old Rivalry This Weekend LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they’re excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former ...
    • CSU Rams look for their first win of the Season. FORT COLLINS—The CSU Rams’ quest to capture their first win of the season will be a tall task tomorrow night.  The Rams welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Canvas Stadium as an underdog.  Kick off from Fort Collins is set for 5:30.
    • Denver Broncos Host the Seattle Seahowks ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller and Russell Wilson are big fans of one another. But the two stars aren’t exactly thrilled about facing each other in the season opener this weekend. Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Denver to face Miller and the Broncos’ improved pass rush.   Catch the Broncos season opener this Sunday from ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: TIGERS’ ARIEL SHOW DOWNS DEMONS IN OPENER GLENWOOD SPRINGS (8/31/18) — The venue was Stubler Memorial Stadium and not the OK corral, but Holy Family’s Calahan Carter did a fairly accurate Wyatt Earp impression as the Tigers won a 57-35 shootout in the debut of Glenwood Springs’ new head football coach, Pat Engle. The Demons set the evening’s tone with an opening, ...
    • Kickoff Delayed! START OF HOLY FAMILY at GLENWOOD SPRINGS FOOTBALL GAME DELAYED Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s high school football game between the Glenwood Demons and the visiting Holy Family Tigers has been delayed by at least one hour due to the Tigers’ team bus breaking down in Dillon.  According to Glenwood Athletic Director Craig Denney, instead of a 7 o’clock ...