From the KMTS News Room:

    • Attempted Kidnapping in Rifle Rifle—The Rifle Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who tried to kidnap a minor child early Wednesday morning in near the corner of 4th Street and West Avenue. Authorities say the child fought off the man and got away. Right now the only information investigators have on the suspect ...
    • 416 Fire Update Durango—The 416 fire north of Durango is now at 26 thousand acres and growing.  About a thousand firefighters on the ground and in the air are battling the nearly tw0-week old blaze and have achieved 15 percent containment.  Officials say they don’t expect to have full containment until the end of July or early August.  ...
    • Fires Burning Near Utah and Wyoming State Lines Undated—A wildfire burning in southern Wyoming has doubled in size in the last 24 hours and has now burned over 5,000 acres. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says additional growth was expected today because of continued hot, dry and windy conditions. Voos says 393 homes in the area have been evacuated since the fire in the ...
    • Buffalo Mountain Fire Update Silverthorne—A Type-2 Incident Management Team is now being called in to take over the Buffalo Mountain Fire in Silverthorne.  Crews have been able to keep the fire from growing thanks to natural fuel breaks in the terrain.  The size of the fire is still at 91 acres.  About 14-hundred residents of the Wildernest and Mesa ...
    • Rifle Man’s Cause of Death Unknown Rifle—Determining Joshua Gomez’s cause of death is going to take several weeks.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Gomez’s body was badly decomposed when it was found last Saturday afternoon on an island in the Colorado River near Parachute.  Glassmore has ruled out any kind of trauma or physical injury but he is asking for ...
    • San Juan National Forest Closed Durango—For the first time since the record wildfire year of 2002, a Colorado forest has closed because of fire danger.  Officials with the San Juan National Forest closed nearly 1.8 million acres of forest to all hikers, bikers, horseback riders and campers to greatly reduce the risk of human-caused fires.  The 416 Fire north of ...
    • Crews Gaining Ground on Bocco Fire Wolcott—The Bocco Fire north of Wolcott is now 50 percent contained and remains at 415 acres in size.   The number of personnel working the fire since last Saturday is down to about a hundred.  Incident Commander Jeremy Spetter says there are still hot spots smoldering within the perimeter of the fire that may kick up ...
    • Woman Charged for Sparking Gore Creek Fire East Vail—A campfire above the Gore Creek Trailhead in East Vail quickly turned into a small wildfire yesterday.  The fire near the Gore Creek Campground burned close to an acre before emergency officials were able to snuff it out.  No one was evacuated from the campground and no structures were in danger.  The Eagle County ...
    • Smoky Air Expected Throughout Western Colorado Multiple public safety agencies have issued alerts and warnings regarding smoke in the air today. Residents could smell and see smoke in the air for much of the day today, and the National Weather Service says that smoke will probably continue into at least Tuesday. The fires that are actively burning closest to the KMTS listening ...
    • Local Wildfire Experts Bracing For Busy Summer Rifle—As a group of the valley’s finest wildfire experts prepared for a media briefing at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport, an infrared-equipped, turboprop, multi-mission aircraft was preparing to take off to check out a couple of reported fires to the north.  The plane is one of two Pilatus PC-12’s operated by the Division of Fire Prevention ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Glenwood & Rifle Lady Golfers Bring Home The Hardware From The State Tournament Colorado Springs/Pueblo—The 2018 high school girls’ golf season will be one to remember fondly.  The Glenwood Demons brought home an impressive 2nd place plaque to add to the school’s trophy case.  The Demons were led by Lauren Murphy’s plus 22, two-day score and third place individual finish.  Glenwood’s four stroke lead after day one slipped ...
    • Rockies Lose To Dodgers Los Angeles, CA— Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Yasiel Puig followed with a solo shot, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Dodgers’ five-game skid against Colorado at home, where they are just 9-14.  The Rockies close ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS CLINCH SECOND WITH SUMMIT SWEEP, AWAIT PLAYOFFS WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/7/18) – “We had to step it up today if we wanted to continue the season,” Glenwood Springs baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said as his team held onto second place in the Western Slope League with a sweep of Summit County in Monday’s make-up doubleheader. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the total ...
    • Glenwood Springs High School Names New Football Coach Glenwood Springs—After a nearly six month search, the Glenwood Demons have a new head football coach, Pat Engle.  Engle, who was the head coach of the Demons’ freshman program as well as the head varsity coach at Battle Mountain for four years was chosen among a strong field of candidates to replace Rocky Whitworth.  Whitworth, ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Sweep Huskies, Setting Up Summit Showdown Monday WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/5/18) – Sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men actually do work out. At least for Glenwood Springs’ baseball coach Eric Nieslanik and his staff, the Demons’ 11-1, 11-0, doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain, saving their number one and two starting pitchers for Monday’s games with Summit County, couldn’t have gone ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: MEEKER OUTLASTS COAL RIDGE IN LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT PEACH VALLEY (4/26/18) – Both teams combined for 366 pitches, 24 walks, and the WINNING team used nine pitchers, who threw 108 balls to just 80 strikes and hit SIX batters, overcoming those gifts to the opposition by scoring in EVERY inning. Oh, and the LOSING team scored eight runs in the first two innings ...
    • Patrick Roy Coaching Again QUEBEC CITY (AP) – Patrick Roy has returned to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager. The Hall of Fame goalie signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team. The 52-year-old Roy previously acted as part-owner, coach and GM of the Remparts from 2005-2013, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. “The ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS WALK OVER DEMONS TWICE IN FIRST-PLACE DUEL PALISADE (4/21/18) – The showdown for first place in the 4A Western Slope League lasted five and a half innings, plus two outs – then a barrage of walks, five straight to be precise, blew apart a 1-1 pitching duel, leading to a 9-1 Palisade win over Glenwood Springs in the first game of what ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: TITAN DEFENSE, LATE RELIEF, HALT DEMON WIN STREAK PEACH VALLEY (4/19/18) – For an ostensibly “meaningless,” non-league game, Coal Ridge’s 9-6 win over Glenwood Springs on a windy Thursday afternoon was filled with sub-plots beyond just a 3A Western Slope League team halting a 4A WSL team’s six-game winning streak. “We’re getting there,” Titan coach Dan Larsen said following his team’s third straight win ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Snows Under Panthers with Seven-run Fifth WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/17/18) – Amid swirling and driving snowflakes, the Glenwood Springs’ bats heated up for a seven-run fifth inning, invoking the mercy rule to close out a 12-2, non-league win over Montezuma-Cortez Tuesday. A 2-run double by Liam McMahon in his first varsity at bat keyed the outburst that made a complete-game winner of ...