From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL / ROCKIES, ALL-STAR NEWS San Francisco, CA— All-Star Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Colorado the big hit it has missed for much of the past week, and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Tuesday night to end a season-high six-game losing ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN AWARD FOR MEDIA RELATIONS Englewood—The Denver Broncos’ public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award winners from the Professional Football Writers of America for consistently striving for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. The Super Bowl champion Broncos earned the award for the third time and the second ...
    • SPORTS ENGLEWOOD(AP) – Star cornerback Aqib Talib has arrived at the Denver Broncos’ headquarters, where team doctors and trainers are evaluating the gunshot wound he suffered over the weekend. Talib had to miss the Super Bowl champs’ visit to the White House on Monday after getting shot in Dallas, where he has an offseason ...
    • SPORTS EMILY JOHNSON SOCCER TOURNAMENT Glenwood Springs—The 8th annual Emily Johnson “Play it Forward” 3 on 3 Soccer Tournament kicks off this Friday at Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The increasingly popular tournament begins with an All-Star exhibition match involving local 3A and 4A All-Conference male and female players. The actual tournament competition begins ...
    • SPORTS DENVER (AP) – Adam Duvall had his first career two-homer game, Joey Votto hit his 200th homer and Eugenio Suarez – who came in mired in an 0-for-28 skid – also went deep in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Zack Cozart also homered for the light-hitting Reds, ...
    • SPORTS BOSTON (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Dustin Garneau hit two-run homers and the Colorado Rockies stopped Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak with a 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. The win ended a three-game losing streak by Colorado and it ended a four-game winning streak for ...
    • SPORTS 3A ALL CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED Undated—The Coal Ridge Titans baseball team will field another talented squad next season. The Titans, who finished third in the Western Slope 3A and qualified for the playoffs, had four players named First Team All-Conference; Junior Catcher/Pitcher Tyler Slone, junior Caleb Maynard, junior Raymond Budd and senior outfielder/pitcher Nathan Nelson. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL STATE GOLF Pueblo—The Rifle Lady Bears captured third place in the 4A State Golf Tournament played at the Pueblo Country Club. Rifle’s two-day team total of 546 was a dozen strokes ahead of Northridge High School. Rifle’s Elly Walters shot an 81 on the final day of competition for a total of 159 and ...
    • SPORTS GIRLS 4A STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT Rifle in third after day one Pueblo—Rifle Sophomore Elly Walters and Senior Masi Smith have the Lady Bears golf team sitting pretty after day one of the 4A state tournament at the Pueblo Country Club. Walters’s opening round of 6 over 78 has her in fourth place in the individual standings ...
    • SPORTS COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Lakewood—Rifle High School’s Joe Kosht stood on the medal winner’s podium this morning after taking 9th place in the boy’s 4A shot put competition at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. The Bear’s Senior had a toss of 46 feet, 8 and a half inches, just shy of ...