From the KMTS News Room:

    • Firefighters planning prescribed burns in Eagle, Garfield counties SILT, Colo. – Beginning as early as this week, firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit could ignite two prescribed fires planned for this fall if conditions warrant. The 180-acre Sheep Gulch Prescribed Fire is planned four miles northwest of Gypsum in Eagle County to reduce hazardous fuels and to reduce pinon-juniper expansion to ...
    • Major Highway Impact for Today’s Pro Challenge Monarch Pass Closed for Several Hours GUNNISON — Stage Three of the USA Pro Challenge is taking the riders 96 miles from Gunnison over 11,312 foot Monarch Pass to Salida, and then back to Monarch Pass, with a finish atop Monarch Mountain. Today’s route will impact the following state highways and county roads between 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.: STATE: U.S. 50 from ...
    • Plans are Underway to Redevelop Historic Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs Owners envision a family pool and four smaller relaxation pools on the bank of the Colorado River at the site of the former Iron Springs Spa in Glenwood Springs.    Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2014) — Already known far and wide as a premiere mineral hot springs destination, Glenwood Springs may soon have another option ...
    • Highway Impacts for Today’s Pro Challenge Route includes Two Mountain Passes ASPEN — Stage Two of the USA Pro Challenge takes the riders on a 105.4-mile race from Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte today, impacting three state highways and several local and county roads. Drivers should anticipate road closures or traffic stops beginning in Aspen at 10:30 a.m. and continuing along the route until 4 p.m. in ...
    • Highway Impacts begin for Pro Challenge Bike Race ASPEN — The USA Pro Challenge gets underway with the Aspen Circuit Race today. State Highway 82 will be impacted from about 1 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be able to access Aspen or Snowmass during this time. SPECIFIC ROAD IMPACTS SH 82: Main Street through Aspen and west to Owl Creek Road; Traffic ...
    • KMTS NEWS BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a Parachute man accused of murdering a teacher in Montana’s oil patch want his accomplice to appear as a defense witness when the case goes to trial. Twenty-five-year-old Michael Keith Spell could face life in prison if convicted in the 2012 killing of 43-year-old Sherry Arnold. His accomplice, Lester Van Waters, ...
    • Rifle Centennial Park Concert Series Continues with San Diego’s Foxfield Four The Rifle Centennial Park Concert Series continues with San Diego’s Foxfield Four, Saturday, August 16 at 7pm at the Centennial Park Pavilion in Rifle. Led by the classically trained pianist, David James, Foxfield Four is a pop-rock, piano-driven spectacle in the tradition of Ben Folds and Jerry Lee Lewis, whose energy and prowess on stage reminds ...
    • Installation of New Overhead Signage in Glenwood Canyon To begin on Wednesday Night August 13, 2014 – Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 – Night Work Scheduled in an Effort to Minimize Delays. EAGLE/GARFIELD COUNTIES —New and improved overhead signs are scheduled to be installed in Glenwood Canyon this week.  The first sign will be hung over the Hanging Lake Tunnel portal and will be installed on Wednesday and Thursday, August 13-14. ...
    • USA Pro Tour Will Impact Airport Airport staff, Airlines, Hotels, RFTA, Working to Minimize Traveler Impact (Aspen, CO)When Stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge begins in Aspen next week the resort’s major artery to the airport will be closed for four hours. Highway 82 from Aspen to the Airport will be closed on Monday, August 18th between 1 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Brush and Owl Creek roads will also be ...
    • KMTS NEWS 8-12-14 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) — An aide to Gov. John Hickenlooper says the governor doesn’t want western Colorado to lose future revenue because of a proposal to settle lawsuits over drilling on the Roan Plateau. Hickenlooper’s planning and budget director gave his assurances in a letter to Republican state Rep. Bob Rankin of Carbondale. ASPEN (AP) — ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 29TH High School Football Aspen–The Aspen Skiers defeated the visiting Delta Panthers in a zero week match up of 2A and 3A schools 35 to 12. Freshman sensation quarterback Tucker Bierne threw for four touchdown passes in his varsity debut. Elsewhere in high school football… The defending 2A state champion Olathe Pirates pounded the Steamboat ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 26TH High School Football Aspen–The 2011 season kicks off tonight in Aspen as the Skiers host the Delta Panthers in a match up of 2A and 3A Western Slope programs. You can catch the game live on KMTS. Kick off is set for 7 O’clock. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 25TH High School Golf Gypsum–The Eagle Valley Invitational is being played today in Gypsum. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament will tee off this Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The foursome scramble is fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Glenwood Springs–The 3rd annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and the ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 24TH CYC–USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE GUNNISON, Colo. – The second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take the field 130.2 miles Wednesday (Aug. 24) from Gunnison to Vail, Colo. The stage includes the ascents of Cottonwood Pass and Monitor Pass, both situated at more than 12,000 feet. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with an estimated finish ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 23RD Rifle–Clayton Crawford of the Aspen Skiers shot a four under par 68 to win the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek yesterday. Crawford led the Skiers to the team title. Rifle’s Danny Bartels and Ty Caron both tied for second with a score of 77. The Bears came in second ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 22ND DENVER (AP) – Kevin Millwood pitched seven strong innings for his first big league win in nearly a year and Seth Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to snap a string of 17 consecutive Sunday losses. The Rockies hadn’t won on a Sunday since beating the Chicago Cubs ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 19TH High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears took third place in yesterday’s Montrose Invitational at the Bridges Golf Club. The Bear’s top golfer was Danny Bartels who finished in a four way tie for third place with a 3-over-par 74. Aspen’s Jesse Beetham won the tournament. Glenwood Springs–Several local high school football teams will ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 18TH High School Golf Montrose–The Aspen Skiers captured the team title at yesterday’s Black Canyon Tournament. Clayton Crawford shot an even-par 70 to tie Triston Quigley of Rifle for second place. In the team standings, Rifle took 5th place. High School Football Denver–The Denver Post has released it’s pre-season rankings for 2011. In ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 17TH Glenwood Springs–The third annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and 17th at Two Rivers and Sayre Park. The tournament raises funds for the Glenwood Springs High School baseball team and the Lady Demons basketball team. Men’s and coed teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games. Battlement ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 16TH Battlement Mesa–The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is putting on it’s annual golf tournament August 28th to benefit the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. The foursome scramble will be held at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course in Parachute. The shotgun start is at 8:30 am. Baseball Denver–The Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the ...