From the KMTS News Room:

    • Crews Make Fast Progress on Moffat County Fire Craig—The Boone Draw Draw Fire about 50 miles west of Craig seems to be settling down.  The fire, burning on BLM land began only five days ago but rapidly grew to nearly 8,700 acres.  Officials at the BLM Field office in Kremmling say crews have already achieved 80 percent containment despite hot, dry and windy ...
    • Wildfire Season Lingers Steamboat Springs—There's no relaxing until a wildfire is 100 percent contained.  Firefighters near Steamboat Springs were reminded of that when a two-month old fire that 70 percent contained flared up again.  Aaron Voos with the Routt National Forest says the fire jumped containment lines Wednesday and came within a few miles of U.S. Highway 40.  ...
    • Blue Mesa Reservoir in Trouble Gunnison—The largest body of water in Colorado, Blue Mesa Reservoir west of Gunnison, is fast approaching historic lows this fall.  The Bureau of Reclamation says the reservoir, which feeds into the Colorado River is currently at 39 percent capacity.  Sandra Snell-Dobert, a spokeswoman for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park says the water ...
    • Tipton Pushes for Wildfire Prevention Funding Glenwood Springs—Now that fire restrictions have been lifted in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin County along with BLM and Forest Service lands, it's time to think about wildfire prevention.  Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says it's also a good opportunity to discuss ways to redirect billions of dollars that are burned up every year fighting fires.  Tipton ...
    • Plans Unveiled for New Rifle Nursing Home Rifle—The E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle is recognized around the country as a top notch facility.  The problem is, it's old and officials say it seems when a leak is repaired, another is sure to follow.  Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs is thankful voters approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure last ...
    • Rifle Nursing Home Plans Rifle—10 months ago, voters in Garfield County approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure to replace the old, dilapidated E. Dene Moore Care Center and expand Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  Tonight, the Rifle City Council will get it's first look at the plans for the new nursing home that will replace the 51 year ...
    • RFTA Mill Levy Ballot Question Glenwood Springs—RAFTA's aging fleet of buses will need to be replaced soon but the money may not be there.  New Castle Mayor and RAFTA board member Art Riddile went before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners to ask for an endorsement of a mill levy increase that would raise about 9 and a half million ...
    • CMC Gallagher Ballot Initiative Glenwood Springs—Colorado Mountain College hopes to stop the financial bleeding caused by the Gallagher Amendment and keep student tuition as low as possible.  The CMC Board of Trustees passed a resolution this week to put a ballot issue before the voters that will allow trustees to adjust the mill levy if needed to keep up ...
    • Water Experts Hope For Cool, Wet Autumn Basalt—As we head into September, the searing heat of summer will soon give way to the cooler temperatures and colors of fall.  However, the horrific drought that has plagued Colorado this year will linger for some time.  According to the latest river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, rivers and streams throughout the watershed are ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Explained As of August 31, all areas in the the KMTS listening area are under stage 1 fire restrictions, including land managed by the BLM and Forest Service. Below are activities that are prohibited under stage 1. Keep in mind that local jurisdictions have the authority to amend these restrictions. If you're not sure, ask. Building, maintaining, attending, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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, ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD SINKS SAILORS, 48-7 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (9/16/16) — Under a full moon in Steamboat Springs, Glenwood’s football team matched its win total of a year ago with a 48-7 thrashing of the Sailors. The Demons, after dropping a one-point decision against Kennedy in their second game of the season, used a devastating first-quarter ground game to punish Steamboat, which ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE Soccer Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central tonight at 6 o'clock.  Palisade visits Carbondale tonight to take on Roaring Fork. Volleyball Rifle travels to Palisade for a 6:30 match with the Bulldogs.   Roaring Fork entertains Basalt in a league match at 6. MLB/ROCKIES Phoenix, AZ—The Rockies blew a three-run lead in the sixth inning when Yasmany Tomas ...