From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • 113 Fire Update Glenwood Springs—The 113 Fire in South Canyon is still burning but it is 70 percent contained.  According to the latest report from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, the fire scorched 4 and a half acres Wednesday afternoon.  The growth of the fire was minimized thanks to quick action by local firefighting crews from Glenwood Springs, ...
    • Cabin Lake and Cache Creek Fire Updates Glenwood Springs—The Cabin Lake Fire is still active but crews are getting the upper hand with 70 percent containment.  The nearly two-week old fire has burned 1,160 acres.  Rio Blanco County Road 17, the Buford/New Castle Road is open to through traffic only with no stopping allowed.    The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle grew ...
    • I-70 Closed Due to Wildfire I-70 Closed Due to WildfireAround 9:00, all lanes of Interstate 70 were opened. Traffic returned to normal by 10:30. ~5:00PM: Left lane is open westbound. 4:30PM: Eastbound I-70 is open. Commercial traffic is being held at Dotsero (exit 133). I-70 westbound remains closed at West Glenwood (exit 114). 3:55PM: Eastbound I-70 and Colorado River closed due to helicopter operations. 2:52PM: Pre-evacuation notice for ...
    • 7-31 Fire Update 7-31 Fire UpdateThe Cache Creek Fire, eight miles southwest of Rifle, has burned 400 acres and is 0%contained. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 2 Blue Team took over operations this morning at 6. While structures are within a couple miles of the fire, they are not considered threatened at this time.   The Lake Christine Fire has burned ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...