From the KMTS News Room:

    • News, June 26th BRUSH CREEK FIRE NEAR FULL CONTAINMENT Rifle—The Brush Creek Fire north of Rifle is now 90 percent contained. As resources and crews are sent to other fires around the country, officials expect to have full containment tonight or tomorrow. Rifle Gap is now completely open to the public. City officials have also called for fire restrictions for Rifle Mountain Park beginning tomorrow. FIRE BANS ...
    • News, June 25th STATEWIDE FIRE DANGER WORSENING Aspen—The City of Aspen is the latest Colorado community to cancel it’s 4th of July fireworks show. Due to the extreme fire danger, Aspen Fire Chief Ed Van Walraven says it’s the wisest thing to do. He says considering the current weather conditions and the bleak forecast for more hot, ...
    • News, June 24th BODY OF PYRAMID PEAK CLIMBER FOUND Aspen—The body of the climber who went missing after reaching the summit of Pyramid Peak Sunday afternoon has been found. Pitkin County search and rescue teams found the body of the Pueblo man just before noon today. His name has not been released. According to reports, he was an ...
    • News, June 21st NEW FIRE NORTH OF RIFLE & NORTHWEST OF BURNS Rifle—Another lightning-sparked wildfire is burning northeast of Rifle, not far from the recently contained Ward Gulch Fire. Officials with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit say the Brush Creek Fire has burned about 300 acres since last night on BLM land with no structures in ...
    • News, June 20th ASPEN (AP) – Tractor-trailer drivers who try to illegally use Independence Pass this summer could find themselves with a mandatory court appearance as authorities try to crack down on the dangerous route. County emergency dispatchers already this spring and summer have taken 14 calls about semitrailers going over the pass. There is no room ...
    • New Fire Today Near the Garfield / Rio Blanco County Line      RANGELY, Colo. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a wind-driven wildfire about 20 miles southeast of Rangely has prompted the evacuation of a youth camp as a precaution.        Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos says about 40 kids and half a dozen adults were asked to leave Wednesday afternoon. He says the camp is in no immediate danger ...
    • Ward Gulch Fire Expected to be Fully Contained Today Close to 100 firefighters will continue to fight the Ward Gulch Fire north of Rifle Gap State Park today, as preparations are being made to transfer management of the fire from a Type-3 Incident Management Team back to local fire managers.  The size of the fire will likely remain 485 acres. Evacuation Orders and park closures ...
    • Hallmark Channel Show to be Filmed in Telluride DENVER (AP) – The Hallmark Channel says it will film a television series in Telluride this summer, and state officials credit a revamped film incentives program for bringing the show to Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper joined officials from the channel and lawmakers in making the announcement Tuesday. The series “When Calls the Heart” is supposed to be set in ...
    • Radar Shows Tornado at Denver International Airport DENVER (AP) – The National Weather Service says radar shows a tornado briefly touched down over the east runways of Denver International Airport, where thousands of people took shelter in bathrooms and stairwells until a tornado warning passed. There are no immediate reports of damage. Weather service meteorologist Kyle Fredin says a 97 mph gust was measured at ...
    • News, June 18th WARD GULCH FIRE CLOSE TO FULL CONTAINMENT Rifle—The Ward Gulch Fire north of Rifle Gap is now 85 percent contained. Over 200 firefighters made good progress on the 485 acre, lightning-sparked wildfire. State Highway 325 was completely reopened late last night. In addition, Rifle Gap, Rifle Falls State Park and the fish hatchery are now ...

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