From the KMTS Newsroom:

  • Wildfire Burning and Growing near Maybell CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 5,000 acres in northwestern Colorado. Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and made significant runs through sagebrush and grassland. Three people were forced to leave the ...
  • Plane Skids off the Runway in Aspen Authorities are investigating after a private jet skidded and spun off the runway while landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. County spokeswoman Pat Bingham says the Galaxy G200 spun off the runway at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Three people – two pilots and a passenger – were aboard the plane, but no injuries were reported. Bingham says ...
  • Chris Christie in Aspen Tonight DENVER (AP) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state’s GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders. Christie will be at a noon fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday for the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA), which Christie chairs. Afterward, he’ll ...
  • Centennial Park Concert Series Continues With Caleb Dean Band Friday Night Friday, July 25th, Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series continues with the Country Western melodies of the Caleb Dean Band.  The free show starts at 7:00pm at the park’s pavilion, with food available for purchase and free mini golf for the kids. Caleb Dean is  a singer/songwriter, born in the heartland state of Indiana and raised in ...
  • Smoke Still in the air and Still no Local Fires Once again today, western Colorado residents can see and smell smoke in the air. Fortunately, that smoke is coming from neighboring states and big fires burning in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Not only do federal fire managers say there are no fires burning locally, currently there are no active wildfires anywhere in Colorado. Temperatures are ...
  • NEWS, JULY 18TH Glenwood Springs—Two dogs were attacked by a mountain lion Thursday morning at a home along Four Mile Road.  The dogs were treated by a local veterinarian and are expected survive.  Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife say the predatory cats are unpredictable however attacks are very rare.  They say there is no need for alarm ...
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  • RIFLE ALUMNI ‘PUT PADS ON’ ONE MORE TIME RIFLE (7/16/14) – Every senior high school athlete has heard “the speech.” Before the final game of the season, the coach will say something like, “This is the last time you’ll get to wear the uniform… You’ll never be with these guys again…” For several Rifle grads, preparing to play in the Alumni Football Game against ...
  • Smoke in the Air is from Pacific Northwest Fires GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Numerous wildfires in Utah and the Pacific Northwest have produced significant smoke that has drifted into western Colorado. There are no large wildfires in western Colorado at this time. While some agricultural burns are occurring in the region, none are large enough to ...
  • Robert Woods named 2014 River Conservator Roaring Fork Conservancy honors Robert Woods as the 2014 Robert Billingsley River Conservator at the 15th Annual River Rendezvous July 15, 2014 (Basalt, CO)— Roaring Fork Conservancy was honored to name Robert Woods as the 2014 Robert Billingsley River Conservator during the 15th Annual River Rendezvous which took place on July 9, 2014. “It was a ...

From the KMTS Sports Desk:

  • Broncos Owner Stepping Down from Daily Operations DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer’s disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team’s daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the Broncos’ chief executive officer. The Broncos ...
  • Rifle vs. Palisade: High School Football Alumni Game, July 25, 2014 Bob Cazet of Alumni Football USA.com began organizing alumni football games because he wanted to “put the pads on” one more time – now he puts together 200-300 high school alumni games a year: the latest between Rifle and Palisade, 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Bears Stadium. The Rifle players, led by small college All-American ...
  • SPORTS, JULY 1ST WASHINGTON (AP) – Adam LaRoche homered, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Ian Desmond added two doubles and three RBIs as the Washington Nationals welcomed back Bryce Harper with a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1 ...
  • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All Stars Roll Over 3A Squad, 21-4 RIFLE (5/27/14) – There was no “Hoosiers” moment in the Western Slope All Star baseball game, as the 4A team jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the second inning and cruised to a 21-4 victory over the 3A players at Cooper Field in Rifle, Tuesday. It was only one game, and an All-Star format ...
  • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD BUILDING FOR NEXT YEAR IN FINAL GAME GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/3/14) – Asked whether his baseball team may have found a pitcher for next season in the final game of this one, Glenwood Springs coach Eric Nieslanik answered in the affirmative. Freshman Steve Romero, making his mound debut in game number 19, pitched 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and one earned ...
  • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons’ season came to an end with last night’s 1-nothing playoff loss to Palisade at the Gates Soccer Park. Glenwood finishes the season at 8 and 7. Grand Valley defeated Basalt 5 to 1 while Roaring Fork edged Aspen 3 to 2. BASEBALL Delta—The Glenwood Demons lost to the top ...
  • KMTS BASEBALL: CARMER’S BIG DAY BOOSTS DEMONS OVER BEARS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/29/14) – Revenge was sweet for Sam Carmer and his Glenwood Springs teammates as they halted a five-year, 7-game losing streak to Rifle, 8-3, and rebounded from an extra-inning loss to the Bears that started the Demons on a stretch where they lost 5 of 7 games and tumbled from 1st to 5th ...
  • KMTS BASEBALL: NIESLANIK POWERS DEMON COMEBACK FOR SPLIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS(4/26/14) – Chase Nieslanik had quite an afternoon for a guy who wasn’t supposed to pitch in the Glenwood Demons’ doubleheader split with Eagle Valley Saturday. It was a ying-and-yang day for Nieslanik, who committed one of Glenwood’s 7 errors and ran into an embarrassing out at home on a walk in a 12-0, ...
  • Sports, April 25th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GLENWOOD HELD TO ONE HIT IN LOSS TO DELTA Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons came within a whisker of being no-hit by the Western Slope League-leading Delta Panthers in Thursday’s 8 to 1 loss.  Designated hitter Isaac Law, managed a two-out, bases-loaded , high-chopping infield single in the home half of the fourth inning that ...
  • Sports, April 18th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—-2 Palisade—-0 Steamboat Springs—7 Rifle—-0 Roaring Fork—6 Rangely—-0 Grand Valley—6 Basalt—-0 Coal Ridge—4 Grand Jct. Central–1 BASEBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs tonight in a doubleheader at Deerfield Park. The first game is set for 4 o’clock ...