From the KMTS News Room:

    • More Evacuations to be Lifted Sunday Tomorrow at 8:00 AM, residents of the El Jebel mobile home park will be allowed home. Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek made the announcement at a community meeting at Basalt High School this evening. Residents without a valid photo ID will need to get a re-entry card at Basalt High School. The cards will ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Still 3% Contained The Lake Christine Fire grew to 5434 acres overnight and remains 3 percent contained. Firefighters have said their goal is 30 percent containment by Sunday. Residents living north of Highway 82 and west of El Jebel Road were allowed back to their homes Friday night. Upper Cattle Creek Road remains closed. The entire evacuated area is ...
    • Some Mandatory Evacuations Lifted Some residents that were evacuated because of the Lake Christine Fire have been allowed home. The announcement was made this evening at tonight’s public information meeting. Residents allowed home are those that live north of Highway 82 and west of El Jebel Road, as long as the home can be accessed before the blue silo on ...
    • Eagle County Sheriff: Lake Christine Fire Evacuations Will Remain Indefinitely Evacuees of the Lake Christine Fire will not be sleeping in their own beds anytime soon. Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek says the evacuation orders will remain in place for some 500 homes for the next two to a few days. He says eventually people will be allowed back but he wants to avoid ...
    • Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Explained Under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, the following are prohibited. Stage 2 restrictions are in effect throughout the KMTS listening area, on all Forest Service land and all land administered by the Bureau of Land Management Colorado River Valley Office. Local jurisdictions have the authority to amend these restrictions as they see fit. If you’re not sure, ...
    • Missouri Heights Evacuations As of 1:00 AM, all residents of Missouri Heights are under a mandatory evacuation order. Eagle County authorities have issued an evacuation order for the Missouri Heights area. Evacuated homes are east of Upper Cattle Creek Road, including Vista Hi Drive, Blue Creek Trail and Blue Creek Overlook. Evacuated residents are being told to take Fender ...
    • Lake Christine Fire 4:50 PM: From Pitkin County: Area’s above Basalt are at risk for an extended power outage. Prepare for an extended power outage due to the Lake Christine Fire. This outage could last up to 72 hours, if it happens. 4:45 PM: Fire has grown to 2377 acres in size as of this ...
    • Flat Tops Wilderness Turret Fire Update Glenwood Springs—The Turret Fire in the Flat Tops Wilderness is now 30% contained.  Kate Jerman with the White River National Forest says the fire that started last Thursday is holding steady at six and a half acres.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  Crews on the ground will continue mop up ...
    • Man Sentenced for Throwing Bottles Into Roaring Fork River Basalt—No one really knows why a Latino man tossed about three-dozen water bottles containing urine, household chemicals and pornograhpic photos into the Roaring Fork River.  Even without a clear explanation, Pitkin County District Judge Chris Sedlin sentenced 44-year-old Ricardo Parras Membreno to two years probation and 40 hours of community service for pleading guilty to ...
    • Body of Delta Woman Found in Utah Delta—The body of a Western Slope woman who disappeared last week was found in Utah. A man has also been taken into custody. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 27-year-old Madelaine Loh of Hotchkiss was discovered Wednesday afternoon around 1 o’clock in Millard County, Utah. Loh’s family hadn’t heard from her since ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Split Victories in High School Basketball The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams Basketball teams split wins Tuesday night. The Roaring Fork Girls beat Basalt 32 to 25, while the Basalt Boys won over Roaring Fork 52 to 28 points. Meanwhile, Rifle and Glenwood also split victories. The Rifle Bears Girls team beat Glenwood 54 to 30. In exciting fashion, the Rifle ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIVALS DIVIDE, DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/10/17) – Glenwood’s Angel Garcia and Rifle’s Carter Sturgeon, key 3-point gunners for their respective teams, were both mired in futility from beyond the arc. One would break out, while the other’s struggles continued as Garcia’s string of 15-straight misses ended with back-to-back treys in the second quarter of the Demons’ 45-41 overtime ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RANKINGS Undated—This week’s state rankings according to “On the Mat” show Glenwood Springs at number 14 in class 4A.  Pueblo County is the top ranked team in Colorado.  Eagle Valley was the only high school squad from the area to be ranked, coming in at 15th in 3A.  From Rifle, two wrestlers are ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—Tonight’s games between Glenwood Springs and Eagle Valley in Gypsum have been postponed due to the severe weather.  No make up date has been announced.  The Rifle Bears however will play on the road tonight at Palisade High School. The Lady Bears tip off at 5:30 with the boys following at 7. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears split a pair of games with the Battle Mountain Huskies in last night’s Western Slope League opener.  Elly Walters scored 18 points while Samantha Hinkle added 15 to lead the Lady Bears over Battle Mountain, 46-32.  Monique Stevens poured in 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc to ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS’ POSTSEASON HOPES DASHED IN KC Kansas City, MO.— (AP) With their postseason spot secured, the Kansas City Chiefs turned to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill to roll past the Denver Broncos 33-10 on Sunday night and keep their AFC West title hopes alive. Kelce had 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Hill took a ...
    • SPORTS THE HONORS CONTINUE FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH BOULDER (AP) – Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record and their first bowl game since 2007. In four years, MacIntyre’s turned a program that was regarded as one of the nation’s worst into a Pac-12 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS SWEEP CANON CITY IN TOURNEY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/9/16) – “We found a way to pull it out,” Glenwood Springs Lady Demon coach Rhonda Moser said after her team won a second straight game on a last-second score by Tatum Peterson Thursday’s 55-53 overtime win over Faith Christian was followed by a thrilling 33-32 error-filled victory that pivoted on three ...
    • ANOTHER HONOR FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH COLORADO’S MIKE MACINTYRE NAMED 2016 WALTER CAMP COACH OF THE YEAR   NEW HAVEN, CT – Mike MacIntyre, head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, has been named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year.  The Walter Camp Coach of the Year is selected by the nation’s 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports ...
    • KMTS Basketball Schedule KMTS Basketball Schedule December Saturday, December 3, Witchita State @ CSU (Men) – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, Xavier @ CU (Men) – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 8, CSU @ CU (Women) – 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 9, Canon City @ Glenwood Springs – 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, Alamosa @ Glenwood Springs – 1:00 & 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December ...