From the KMTS News Room:

    • Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License Closures All Colorado Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Wednesday Aug. 1 through Friday Aug. 3. State drivers’ license facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, while the conversion of information to the Colorado DRIVES system takes place. Clerk and Recorder’s offices will remain open but will not be able to assist with motor vehicle needs.
    • Fire Update The Cache Creek Fire, burning eight miles southwest of Rifle, ignited on July 28, is estimated at over 100 acres and is 0% contained. Structures are located approximately 2 miles north and east of the fire, but they are not considered threatened at this time. The cause of the Cache Creek Fire is not known. The ...
    • Cache Creek Fire Burning 8 Miles South of Rulison The White River National Forest says it currently has 50 people assigned to the Cache Creek Fire, which was reported around 8:30 Saturday night. Spokesperson Kate Jerman says due to limited visibility, crews did not begin actively fighting the fire until today. The fire is burning in heavy timber and is estimated to be only ...
    • Lake Christine Fire July 22 Update The Lake Christine Fire grew almost 2,000 acres yesterday from 8,800 acres yesterday to 10,406 today. The containment dropped significantly since yesterday to only 32%. Firefighters say as the fire continues to move north toward Cattle Creek, it is transitioning from burning in heavy beetle-killed fuels to lighter Aspen and Gambel oak. Retardent drops were ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Grows The Lake Christine Fire grew from 7,700 acres yesterday to 8,315 acres by this morning. Air resources, including three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and 3 helicopters, worked throughout the day to help cool the fire’s edge on the northwest corner. Today, crews are building an indirect fire line from the northwest flank to existing bulldozer lines ...
    • New Pre-Evacuations Due to Lake Christine Fire New pre-evacuation orders were issued tonight for residents in the Frying Pan Valley, as the Lake Christine Fire continues burning. The areas advised to be ready to evacuate are Cedar Drive, Toner Creek, Seven Castles, and Taylor Road. Mandatory evacuations have not yet been issued, but may be forthcoming.
    • Swift Action Keeps Structure Fire From Spreading A storage building has been declared a total loss after a fire Sunday. According to a press release from the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, around 4:30 PM, multiple people called to report the fire at 350 Tree Farm Drive, across Highway 82 from the Willits Town Center. Responding firefighters reported seeing a large ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Update Basalt—Firefighters continue to make solid progress on the Lake Christine Wildfire.  The fire is now 39% contained and grew by about 200 acres to 6,180. Type-2 Operations Manager Keith Brink says the cost of fighting the fire is fast approaching four million dollars.  More evacuations are expected to be lifted today. Basalt High School, which ...
    • Fires Rage Across Western Colorado Meeker—Firefighting crews can’t let their guard down in Western Colorado.  As one fire reaches containment, another flares up. Two fires are currently burning in Rio Blanco County.  The Fawn Fire, burning in a remote, rugged area of the Piceance Basin about 30 miles southwest of Meeker has consumed nearly 900 acres.  Crews have been working ...
    • Alcohol Involved In Death of Noted Mountain Climber Aspen—A woman known for her adventurous spirit and mountain climbing prowess died after falling in her own home.  61-year-old Charlotte Fox, a longtime Aspen climbing and skiing icon in the early ’80’s died after falling about three stories in her Telluride home two months ago.  According to San Miguel County Coroner Emile Sante, Fox suffered ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Undated—The defending 182 pound state champion from Glenwood Springs has his eyes on a second state title.  In this week’s rankings from On the Mat, senior Myles Wilson is number 1 followed by Palisade’s Terrance Williams. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Undated—The highest ranked team from the local area is the Basalt Longhorns in boys basketball.  With ...
    • Assistant CU Football Coach Resigns Amid Assault Claims BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin has resigned at the athletic department’s request after his former girlfriend said he repeatedly physically assaulted her. His resignation is effective Jan. 31 and coach Mike MacIntyre will conduct a quick search for a replacement with spring ball set to begin in less than a month. Tumpkin, ...
    • Nuggets Win, Jokic Leaves With Injury DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists before leaving with an injury late in the game and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 127-120 on Thursday night. Jokic went down hard under the Phoenix basket with 1:47 left. He was on the floor for a while with the entire ...
    • Varlamov to Undergo Season Ending Surgery DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will undergo season-ending hip surgery in an effort to fix a lingering groin issue. He will have the procedure Thursday in Vail, Colorado. The 28-year-old Varlamov has been dealing with a nagging groin injury since December. He has a 6-17 record with a 3.38 goals-against average over 24 games ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS HOLD OFF ‘DOGS TO SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (1/26/17) – Visiting Glenwood Springs basketball fans had to be thinking, “Oh no, here we go again.” Two weeks ago, Palisade, now 3-16 after the Demon boys held on for a 51-44 road win, upset the Demons at home. Once again, the Bulldogs refused to roll over and play dead, but this time, Palisade’s ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR FOR GLENWOOD AT EAGLE VALLEY GYPSUM (1/23/17) – The look on Tatum Peterson’s face after a 36-34 loss at Eagle Valley required no words. No matter how it happens, heartbreak hurts. Glenwood’s girls basketball team had its first lead of the game over one of the Western Slope’s best teams with just over a minute to play, then lost on ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS DISPATCH TIGERS AFTER DRUBBING IN FRUITA GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/20/17) – Whimsically dubbed, “The game that shall not be named,” a dual drubbing in Fruita the night before had no residual effect as Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls basketball teams got back on track with relatively easy wins over the visiting Summit Tigers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 46, SUMMIT 31 After an early 8-2 lead over ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood—47    Steamboat Springs—42 Eagle Valley—36    Coal Ridge—19 Battle Mountain—43   Roaring Fork—40 Boys Glenwood—39    Steamboat Springs—38 Eagle Valley—72   Coal Ridge—63 Roaring Fork—57  Battle Mountain—43 NUGGETS WIN LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a furious late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD SWEEPS SAILORS; BOYS MOVE INTO 1st PLACE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/17/17) – In a test of the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams’ readiness to challenge for post-season play, both passed in a double header sweep of the Steamboat Springs Sailors, but just barely. The Glenwood boys (8-5, 3-1 WSL) trailed by eleven going into the fourth quarter, but led by Angel Garcia’s ...
    • Broncos Head Coach Hunt Continues ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos met Tuesday with Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, the third candidate to interview for their head coaching vacancy following Gary Kubiak’s resignation for health reasons. “He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,” general manager John Elway tweeted after the interview ...