From the KMTS News Room:

    • Fires Burning Near Utah and Wyoming State Lines Undated—A wildfire burning in southern Wyoming has doubled in size in the last 24 hours and has now burned over 5,000 acres. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says additional growth was expected today because of continued hot, dry and windy conditions. Voos says 393 homes in the area have been evacuated since the fire in the ...
    • Buffalo Mountain Fire Update Silverthorne—A Type-2 Incident Management Team is now being called in to take over the Buffalo Mountain Fire in Silverthorne.  Crews have been able to keep the fire from growing thanks to natural fuel breaks in the terrain.  The size of the fire is still at 91 acres.  About 14-hundred residents of the Wildernest and Mesa ...
    • Rifle Man's Cause of Death Unknown Rifle—Determining Joshua Gomez's cause of death is going to take several weeks.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says Gomez's body was badly decomposed when it was found last Saturday afternoon on an island in the Colorado River near Parachute.  Glassmore has ruled out any kind of trauma or physical injury but he is asking for ...
    • San Juan National Forest Closed Durango—For the first time since the record wildfire year of 2002, a Colorado forest has closed because of fire danger.  Officials with the San Juan National Forest closed nearly 1.8 million acres of forest to all hikers, bikers, horseback riders and campers to greatly reduce the risk of human-caused fires.  The 416 Fire north of ...
    • Crews Gaining Ground on Bocco Fire Wolcott—The Bocco Fire north of Wolcott is now 50 percent contained and remains at 415 acres in size.   The number of personnel working the fire since last Saturday is down to about a hundred.  Incident Commander Jeremy Spetter says there are still hot spots smoldering within the perimeter of the fire that may kick up ...
    • Woman Charged for Sparking Gore Creek Fire East Vail—A campfire above the Gore Creek Trailhead in East Vail quickly turned into a small wildfire yesterday.  The fire near the Gore Creek Campground burned close to an acre before emergency officials were able to snuff it out.  No one was evacuated from the campground and no structures were in danger.  The Eagle County ...
    • Smoky Air Expected Throughout Western Colorado Smoky Air Expected Throughout Western ColoradoMultiple public safety agencies have issued alerts and warnings regarding smoke in the air today. Residents could smell and see smoke in the air for much of the day today, and the National Weather Service says that smoke will probably continue into at least Tuesday. The fires that are actively burning closest to the KMTS listening ...
    • Local Wildfire Experts Bracing For Busy Summer Rifle—As a group of the valley's finest wildfire experts prepared for a media briefing at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport, an infrared-equipped, turboprop, multi-mission aircraft was preparing to take off to check out a couple of reported fires to the north.  The plane is one of two Pilatus PC-12's operated by the Division of Fire Prevention ...
    • Garfield County Agriculture Project Receives State Grant Glenwood Springs—Garfield County received the state's second largest grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  The grant for just over $75,000.00 will help pay for a new energy efficient greenhouse.  The ag department partnered with the Colorado Energy Office to find counties that combined agricultural energy efficiency using renewable sources.  All told, the state awarded ...
    • Glenwood Springs Named A Bicycle Friendly Community Glenwood Springs—Nearly two dozen communities in Colorado are considered bicycle friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.  Glenwood Springs is one of them.  The coveted designation places Glenwood Springs at the Silver Level for the next four years and among a leading group of communities in the United States that are doing more for alternate ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: HORNING TOPS 1,000; LADY HUSKIES BREAK THROUGH EDWARDS (1/8/16) – It was a night for milestones, and like all such events, some were sweet and others bitter. For Cam Horning, the frosting on his Glenwood Springs team’s 64-54 victory at Battle Mountain came two minutes after halftime when his 3-pointer brought his four-year, career total to 1,000 points scored. ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Grand Junction Central Warriors—36    Rifle Bears—-34 BOYS Grand Junction Central—50       Rifle—-40 Olathe—The Grand Valley Cardinals travel to Olathe tonight to take on the Pirates.  The girl’s game tips off at 5:30 and the boys contest will follow at 7. NFL / DENVER BRONCOS Englewood— Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs.  Coach Gary Kubiak ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS Coal Ridge—50     Basalt—41 BOYS Coal Ridge—-63    Basalt—-41 GAMES TONIGHT Rifle plays at Grand Junction Central at 6 and 7:30 NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche bolstered their blue line by claiming defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk on waivers Tuesday from Columbus.The addition of Bodnarchuk comes a day after the Avalanche had defenseman Erik Johnson suffer a lower-body injury in the ...
    • SPORTS SCORES     NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUEFinal          Cincinnati          24    Baltimore          16Final          Detroit                24    Chicago              20Final          Houston                30    Jacksonville      6Final          Miami                    20    New  England      10Final          New  Orleans        20    Atlanta              17Final          Buffalo                22    N-Y  Jets            17Final          Philadelphia      35    N-Y  Giants        30Final          Pittsburgh          28    Cleveland          12Final          Indianapolis      30    Tennessee          24Final          Washington          34    Dallas                23Final          Kansas  City        23    Oakland              17Final          Denver                  27    ...
    • SPORTS SCORES AP-Scorecard     Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:          NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION      Final          Orlando              100    Brooklyn              93      Final          L-A  Clippers    122    Charlotte          117      Final          L-A  Lakers        112    Boston                104      Final          Toronto                94    Washington          91      Final  OT    Chicago              102    Indiana              100      Final          Minnesota            94    Utah                      80      Final          Dallas                114    Golden  State      91      Final          San  ...
    • SPORTS AP-CO–Sports Right Now,958Latest Colorado sports    CAVALIERS-NUGGETS DENVER (AP) – LeBron James scored 34 points on the eve of his 31st birthday, Iman Shumpert added a season-high 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 93-87 on Tuesday night.     Kevin Love had eight points and 14 rebounds to help Cleveland finish off a four-game West ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS WIN OVERTIME THRILLER, PLAYOFF BOUND DENVER (AP) – The Denver Broncos are headed to the playoffs with last night's 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Denver can earn the top seed in the AFC with a win over San Diego and a loss by New England at Miami next weekend. DENVER (AP) – Last ...
    • SPORTS           NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE      Final          Atlanta              20    Carolina              13      Final          Chicago              26    Tampa  Bay            21      Final          Kansas  City      17    Cleveland            13      Final          Buffalo              16    Dallas                    6      Final          Houston              34    Tennessee              6      Final          Indianapolis    18    Miami                    12      Final  OT    N-Y  Jets            26    New  England        20      Final          Baltimore          20    Pittsburgh          17      Final          Detroit              32    San  Francisco    17      ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Glenwood Sweeps Delta in League Openers GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/18/15) – The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons, after a 16-4 2014-15 season lost all five starters to graduation. A young and inexperienced team struggled mightily through the pre-season, but first-year coach Rhonda Moser stressed fundamentals and improvement as the Demons lost four of five games, including a 50-point thrashing by Centauri and ...
    • SPORTS SUNDAY SCORES Here are the latest scores from today's sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalCarolina38Atlanta0 FinalPhiladelphia23Buffalo20 FinalSt. Louis21Detroit14 FinalJacksonville51Indianapolis16 FinalNew Orleans24Tampa Bay17 FinalPittsburgh33Cincinnati20 FinalKansas City10San Diego3 FinalCleveland24San Francisco10 FinalSeattle35Baltimore6 FinalN-Y Jets30Tennessee8 FinalWashington24Chicago21 FinalOakland15Denver12 FinalGreen Bay28Dallas7 FinalNew England27Houston6 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalPhoenix108Minnesota101 FinalMiami100Memphis97 FinalToronto96Philadelphia76 Final OTOklahoma City104Utah98 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalN-Y Islanders4New Jersey0 FinalColorado3St. Louis1 FinalChicago4Vancouver0 TOP-25 COLLEGE ...