From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Man Injured in Hit and Run Near Coal Ridge High School Silt—A 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon near Coal Ridge High School.  The victim, whose name has not been released, was flown by helicopter to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  Meanwhile, the Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help to find the person who fled ...
    • Hanlon Concedes 3rd District Primary Glenwood Springs—After last night’s defeat in the primary election, Glenwood Springs Attorney Karl Hanlon is now focused on making sure Scott Tipton is defeated in November in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.  Hanlon lost to former State Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush of Steamboat Springs in the Democrat primary by a considerable margin.  In conceding, ...
    • McLean to Battle Alberico in Garfield County Clerk Race Glenwood Springs—In the Republican primary battle of political newcomers, Bonnie McLean defeated Lynette Lacerda by more than 13-hundred votes in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s race. McLean, who has degrees in Industrial Engineering, law and a Master’s in Administration,  will now set her sights on unseating longtime incumbent Democrat Jean Alberico in November.  McLean garnered ...
    • Governor’s Race Between Stapleton and Polis Denver—If State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is going to be Colorado’s first Republican Governor since 2007, he’s going to have to defeat a tough opponent in Democrat Jared Polis this November.  Polis captured 45% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary while former Treasurer Cary Kennedy was a distant second with 25%.  Polis is looking for a ...
    • Oak Meadows Fire 100% Contained Oak Meadows Fire 100% Contained
    • Oak Meadows Fire (Formerly Aspen Way Fire and Oak Meadows Fire) Saturday, June 23 As of 10:00, the fire has been renamed the Oak Meadows Fire again. All other information is the same. As of 7:00 PM, crews estimate the fire is 60 percent contained, with a couple more days of work remaining. Air support is expected to complete their work tonight, two hand crews will be released ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS Silt—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans are seeded 6th in the State 3A Soccer Tournament and will host the first round this weekend. Coal Ridge earned a bye and will play the winner of tomorrow’s match between number 11 Lutheran and number 22 Pagosa Springs. Coal Ridge will be in action ...
    • SPORTS DENVER (AP) – Rubby De La Rosa took a shutout into the eighth before running out of steam, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their fifth straight game by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Tuesday night. The hard-throwing De La Rosa (4-4) handcuffed the Rockies for 7 1/3 innings with a fastball ...
    • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD FINALE SHOWS PROMISE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(5/10/16) – “Finally,” Glenwood baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said after his team closed out the season with a decisive 14-2 win over Summit. “It feels really good to play a full, complete game and finish up like this.” The Demons, who broke a fifth-place tie with the Tigers (7-12, 5-9 WSL) behind a strong, complete-game ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Suffer Painful Sweep in Palisade PALISADE (4/23/16) – Not only did Glenwood Springs lose a pair of two-run late-inning leads in a tenth inning 11-10 walk-off loss at Palisade, but in dropping the second game, 14-4 in five, senior pitcher Colin Brown injured his arm and had to leave with two outs and the bases loaded. Coach Eric Nieslanik, choosing not ...
    • KMTS Baseball: RIFLE WALKS OFF 9-8 OVER GLENWOOD RIFLE (4/6/16) – How does a team put 17 opposition runners on base via walks and hit batsmen and still manage to win? In “walk-off” style, of course. After stranding 11 runners through the game’s first six innings, Glenwood’s Stephen Romero cleared the bases in the top of the seventh with a triple to ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Fenceless Demons Bring Bats to ‘Bonedale Carbondale (3/31/16) – An early April Fool’s trick has forced the Glenwood Springs baseball team to postpone its Western Slope League home opener, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 2, versus Eagle Valley – the fences are in the process of being moved back, but aren’t yet in place. “It’s frustrating, but we’re trying to stay ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Girls Soccer Glenwood—5    Delta—-0 Coal Ridge—-3    Vail Christian—0 Baseball Denver North—7 Rifle—–1 3A State Boys Basketball Great 8 Lutheran—66 Grand Valley—52    (Grand Valley playing Manitou Springs in today’s consolation bracket at the Denver Coliseum)   College Basketball Tournament Results Las Vegas, NV—The Colorado Buffaloes lost to 15th ranked Arizona 82-78 in quarterfinal action. Number 8 Oregon defeated Washington 83-77.  12th ranked Utah upended USC 80-72.  ...
    • SPORTS OSWEILER HEADING TO HOUSTON ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Elway is scrambling again.     The general manager of the Super Bowl champions has a huge hole to fill with Brock Osweiler bolting to the Houston Texans 48 hours after Peyton Manning’s retirement.   That leaves Trevor Siemian as the only quarterback on the Denver Broncos roster. The second-year pro ...
    • AP Source: Texans agree to multi-year deal with QB Osweiler HOUSTON (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Houston Texans have agreed to a multiyear contract with free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free-agent deals can’t be finalized until later Wednesday. The Texans were looking for an upgrade at the position after Brian ...