Author Archives: Gabe Chenoweth

About Gabe Chenoweth

General Manager, KMTS-FM

Utah Counties Ask State for Help Building Oil Train

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Promoters of a 1.4 billion dollar railroad in Utah’s oil country want help from the state. Uinta Basin officials are pushing a project they say could quintuple oil production in Utah along with bringing higher … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Roaring Fork Watershed Improving but Still Below Normal

October brought much-needed rain and snow to the area and marked the beginning of a new water year. Hydrologists use the October to September time period because most of the precipitation after October first accumulates as snow. According to the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Forest Service Lifts Basalt Mountain Closure

Basalt Mountain, which has been closed since July 3rd because of the Lake Christine Wildfire, officially reopened at one minute past midnight. The White River National Forest lifted the closure with words of caution. Acting District Ranger Kevin Warner says … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

2018 Issues and Answers Forum

Tonight’s forum is on KMTS online stream number two And you can watch the live YouTube stream below.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

I-70 Closed Through Glenwood Canyon

At 9:00 PM, all lanes of traffic are open. I-70 is closed both directions in Glenwood Canyon due to an accident near Hanging Lake Tunnel. Westbound is closed at mile marker 133 (Dotsero) and eastbound is closed at mile 116 … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on I-70 Closed Through Glenwood Canyon

Basalt Apartment Evacuation Order

UPDATE 10/2/18 6:00 PM: The Basalt Library will close at 7:00 tonight. Residents who need a place to stay will be able to stay in the auxiliary gym at  Basalt High School until 7:00 AM. Pets are not allowed in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Basalt Apartment Evacuation Order

Comcast Outage Attributed to Hit and Run

Glenwood Springs—A hit and run accident between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale late Monday morning left a couple thousand people in the Roaring Fork Valley without cable television, cell service and the internet for about six hours.  According to reports from … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Comcast Outage Attributed to Hit and Run

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Back in Effect Friday

9/21 Update: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect, or will go back into effect for all unincorporated land in Pitkin and Eagle Counties as well as land managed by the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management. … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Back in Effect Friday

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 … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Explained

I-70 Closed Due to Wildfire

Around 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 … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on I-70 Closed Due to Wildfire