From the KMTS News Room:

    • Early Morning Quake Reported In Rio Blanco County White River City—An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale was reported this morning around 2 o’clock in a remote area of Rio Blanco County. According to information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered about 20 miles west of Meeker near the sparsely populated town of White River City.  The quake was ...
    • Carbondale Overdose Investigation Nets Second Arrest Carbondale/Grand Junction—A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a Carbondale man.  The Drug Enforcement Administration says 52 year old Bruce Holder has been indicted on charges of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and distribution resulting in serious bodily injury.  Agents believe Holder was dealing the drug along with ...
    • Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Drilling Setback Initiative Denver—Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues but the candidates hoping to be the next governor of Colorado do agree that Citizen’s Ballot Initiative 97 would be bad for the state.  Appearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit, Stapleton, the Republican candidate and Democrat, Polis both say ...
    • Local Wildfire Updates Rifle/Meeker—Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents worried about the Cache Creek Wildfire are encouraged to attend tonight’s public information meeting at the Grand Valley Fire Station #1.  Officials with the Type-3 Incident Management will discuss and answer questions about the fire’s behavior over the last week as well as current and future plans of attack.  The ...
    • Firefighters Challenged by Cache Creek Fire Rifle—The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle is going to kick up a lot of smoke for a long time.  Fire Operations Chief Jim Genung informed a packed house at last night’s public information meeting in Battlement Mesa that due to the challenging conditions and terrain, the size of the fire grew to over 2,500 ...
    • Truck Fire Near Glenwood Vapor Caves Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A late morning truck fire near the vapor caves shut down westbound I-70 for over an hour Thursday.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a mechanical failure in the pickup truck’s gas tank caused the vehicle to erupt in flames that also sparked a small brush fire near the bike path.  ...
    • Garfield Commissioners Meet with Parachute Trustees Parachute—Town leaders in Parachute believe the future is bright for the community.  During a workshop last night, the board of trustees talked about ways the county can continue to partner with the town to address certain needs and projects to strengthen the local economy. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says extending transit service to Parachute with a ...
    • I-70 Closed in Both Directions 7:00Pm – Interstate 70 has reopened with one west bound lane closed in the area of the fire.  The fire grew to about 25 acres, and crews are setting back burns to prevent the fire hot spots from spreading.  At this time, officials believe the fire was human caused, but they have not provided any ...
    • Cache Creek Fire Grows Rifle—Last night, an unmistakable orange glow could be seen from New Castle to Rulison.  It was coming from the Cache Creek Fire, 8 miles southwest of Rifle.  The fire that’s been burning since July 28th, was kicked up a little last night by winds and passing storms that caused spot fires across the line on ...
    • Cabin Lake Fire Spreads by 250 Acres Meeker—The Buford/New Castle Road is closed once again due to the sudden growth of the Cabin Lake Fire over the weekend.  Officials say County Road 17 is closed at the County Road 10 intersection and south to the Meadow Lake Campground turnoff.  A wind shift created long and short term spotting conditions and active fire ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Seniors Earn Third with Final Home Win, 33-6 over Eagle GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/4/16) – Long after eleven senior Glenwood Springs football players had knelt in front of the home stands, surrounded by teammates, coaches and cheerleaders and sung the school fight song for the last time along with classmates, friends, and family, Burley Quoetone, remained on one knee, head bowed, where the red, black, and ...
    • SPORTS 2016 CHSAA State Football Playoffs – CHSAA 2A Football Playoffs Nov 3 – 5Round 1 G1 1La Junta 16University G211/5 @ 1p 8Basalt 9D’Evelyn G311/5 @ 1p 4Sterling 13Manitou Springs G4 5Bayfield 12Florence G5 3The Classical Academy 14Alamosa G611/5 @ 2p 6Kent Denver 11Weld Central @ Kent Denver Show Details G7 7Faith Christian 10Delta G811/4 @ 7p 2Resurrection Christian 15Platte Valley @ Fossil Ridge High School Nov 10 – 12Quarterfinals G9 Winner G1 Winner G2 G10 Winner G3 Winner G4 G11 Winner G5 Winner G6 G12 Winner G7 Winner G8 Nov 17 – 19Semifinals G13 Winner G9 Winner G10 G14 Winner G11 Winner ...
    • SPORTS SCORES AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: — INTERLEAGUE Final Chi Cubs 3 Cleveland 2 — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final L.A. Clippers 88 Utah 75 Final San Antonio 106 Miami 99 Final Golden State 106 Phoenix 100 Final Detroit 98 Milwaukee 83 Final Oklahoma City 113 L.A. Lakers 96 Final OT Memphis 112 Washington 103 Final Houston 93 Dallas 92 — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Buffalo 3 Winnipeg ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Goal-line Stand Holds off Demons, 27-21 RIFLE (10/28/16) – The script was advancing perfectly for Glenwood to upset Rifle’s Western Slope League championship hopes – until the Bears stopped Easton Gaddis at the one yard line with 17 seconds to hold on to a 27-21 see-saw victory one week before their showdown at Palisade. Maybe the Bears were looking ahead to that ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GADDIS’ BIG PLAYS SHOCK SUMMIT IN CLOSING MINUTES GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/21/16) – “I saw the high snap, the ball in the air, timed it right and just took off,” Glenwood’s Easton Gaddis said of his 97-yard fumble recovery touchdown run that drained the drama out of what had been a close contest and led to a 39-15 Demon victory over Summit. The Tigers (2-6, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Balanced Attack Leads Glenwood over Huskies, 38-20 EDWARDS(10/14/16) – With a triple-threat ground game and Jake Townsley passing for nearly two hundred yards, the Glenwood Demons evened their league record at 1-1, easily defeating Battle Mountain, 38-20. Sophomore Luke Gair emerged as more than just the receiving and kick return threat he had been through the first six games of the season, dashing ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS LOSE SECOND STRAIGHT SAN DIEGO (AP) – Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diego’s career passing leader, and the Chargers held off the Denver Broncos 21-13 on Thursday night. The victory may have saved embattled coach Mike McCoy’s job. ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS… CLEVELAND (AP) – ...
    • KMTS Football: GLENWOOD EXCEEDS 2015 WIN TOTAL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/30/16) – After raising expectations with an impressive 30-6 Homecoming victory over Pueblo Central and doubling last season’s win total, Glenwood Springs will open Western Slope League play at Palisade on Thursday. Two weeks ago the Demons (2-3) matched their single victory in 2015 with a 48-7 thrashing of Steamboat Springs, which dropped down ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS IMPROVE TO 4 AND O TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch made his NFL debut sooner than expected Sunday, stepping in for injured starter Trevor Siemian to help the Denver Broncos remain unbeaten with a 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Siemian left the game with two minutes remaining in the first half ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS ‘D’ THROTTLES LUCK IN WIN OVER COLTS DENVER (AP) – Von Miller gave the Denver fans a reminder of his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance, sweeping in for the sack-strip of Andrew Luck that sealed the Broncos’ 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. With the Broncos clinging to a six-point lead with 1:51 remaining, ...