Author Archives: Gabe Chenoweth

About Gabe Chenoweth

General Manager, KMTS-FM

Missouri Heights Evacuations

As of 1:00 AM, all residents of Missouri Heights are under a mandatory evacuation order. Eagle County authorities have issued an evacuation order for the Missouri Heights area. Evacuated homes are east of Upper Cattle Creek Road, including Vista Hi … Continue reading

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Lake Christine Fire

4:50 PM: From Pitkin County: Area’s above Basalt are at risk for an extended power outage. Prepare for an extended power outage due to the Lake Christine Fire. This outage could last up to 72 hours, if it happens. 4:45 … Continue reading

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Man Sentenced for Throwing Bottles Into Roaring Fork River

Basalt—No one really knows why a Latino man tossed about three-dozen water bottles containing urine, household chemicals and pornograhpic photos into the Roaring Fork River.  Even without a clear explanation, Pitkin County District Judge Chris Sedlin sentenced 44-year-old Ricardo Parras … Continue reading

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Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Project Summer Work

Aspen, CO – Today, June 12 is the last day for phase two work on the Hallam Street roadway. From June 13 through August 19, traffic will return to the normal s-curve configuration allowing for an approximately two-month break from … Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Work on Highway 82

[Northbound in the following press release is actually westbound or down-valley Highway 82.] On Wednesday, June 13 from approximately 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. crews will be striping an extension to the northbound (sic) bus bypass lane on CO-82 south … Continue reading

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Smoky Air Expected Throughout Western Colorado

Multiple 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 reading

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Campground Evacuated Due to Fire

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A brush fire in western Colorado closed Interstate 70 for several hours and led state park officials to evacuate a campground as a precaution. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says all 77 campsites in the Island … Continue reading

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C-DOT Looks for Grants to Help with Highway 13 Improvements

State Highway 13 between Rifle and Meeker can be treacherous any time of year. The Colorado Department of Transportation is anxious to make a number improvements to the busy highway to make it safer. Dewayne Sabbadel is a grant writer … Continue reading

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Man Missing After Jumping Into Grand Junction Canal

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a man who jumped into a canal while fleeing state troopers in western Colorado might have drowned. The man, whose name has not been released, was pulled over at the Palisade exit off … Continue reading

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Forest Service Will Not Appeal Village at Wolf Creek Decision

DURANGO (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling to nix the controversial Village at Wolf Creek. The decision is a significant win for opponents of the proposed development and a possible major … Continue reading

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