• November 11, 2023 Football Playoffs: How to ListenNovember 11, 2023 Football Playoffs: How to Listen
    Today, Glenwood and Rifle are competing in separate playoffs games at the same time. Here’s how you can listen.
  • Glenwood Chamber Issues and Answers Update
    From the Glenwood Chamber: Anyone wanting to *watch* tonight’s Issues and Answers debate may do so using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83354812127… If you are not able to watch and would like to listen, the debate is currently live here: https://rdo.to/kmtsfm2 We will also rebroadcast the debate this evening on KMTS and a video recording will be available at ...
  • Active Shooter in Glenwood Springs UpdateActive Shooter in Glenwood Springs Update
    The Active Shooter situation in the Red Mountain neighborhood has ended. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, “At approximately 12:41 PM the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody.  Officers are currently in the process of clearing the residence, verifying that no other threats are present.” Earlier today, the Glenwood Springs Police Department responded ...
  • Missing Juvenile from the Battlement Mesa AreaMissing Juvenile from the Battlement Mesa Area
      Trinity Trent, DOB: 3/21/2005 age 17 was last seen on April 18, 2022. Trinity is a seventeen-year-old student living in Battlement Mesa, Colorado. She is pictured above with a few of her friends. Trinity was last seen wearing basically the same outfit as shown in the picture. If you see her or know of her whereabouts please call ...
  • Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Duck Pond Fire
    UPDATE (4/17 6:00PM) Areas evacuated are now under pre-evacuation notice. Residents and business owners may return. Proof of residency will be required though as those areas are still off-limits to members of the public. The fire burned 88 acres so far and is 60 percent contained. UPDATE (4/16 11:00PM) Some evacuations have been lifted. More information ...
  • Hiking Safety AlertHiking Safety Alert
    Pitkin County has issued an alert for the Smuggler Mountain area. Three moose have been spotted in the area of Smuggler Mountain near local hiking trails. Please be alert if you choose to hike in the area, and keep pets on leashes. Alternate hiking areas might be wiser choices until the moose move along. Trail closures might occur if ...
  • Glenwood Canyon Reopening Might be Weeks Away
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says he’s planning to issue a state disaster declaration and it could be “a few days to a few weeks” before a canyon in the western part of the state can be reopened following massive mudslides that blocked Interstate 70. Polis said Monday that crews are working to ...
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  • Thursday Snow Information
    We will update this information with additional details as needed. Aspen School District 2-hour delay start on Thursday, Jan. 18 due to inclement weather and road conditions. Aspen Elementary will start at 10 a.m. Aspen Middle School and Aspen High School will start at 10:45 a.m Roaring Fork School District (Glenwood, Carbondale, Basalt) All schools and district offices will start the ...
  • Air Quality Commission Considers Plan to Ban Gas-Powered Equipment
    Gas-powered lawn equipment will one day be a thing of the past in Colorado. Today, the eight-member Air Quality Control Commission will consider two plans to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipment like chain saws and leaf blowers. Right now the focus of the ban is on the Front Range in an effort to ...
  • Colorado Gas Prices Lowest in Nation
    Statewide—Colorado’s gas prices are falling faster than anywhere else in the country. According to Triple-A of Colorado, the per gallon cost in the Denver area dropped 13 and a half cents over the last week and more than 51 cents since mid-November. The price at the pump comes as 115 million travelers hit the roads ...
  • Lawsuit Filed Over Wolf Plan
    DENVER (AP) — Just weeks before the deadline for Colorado to begin reintroducing gray wolves representatives of the cattle industry association are suing state and federal agencies in litigation that could delay the predators’ release. The Gunnison County Stockgrowers’ Association and Colorado Cattlemen’s Association say in the lawsuit that U.S. Fish and Wildlife failed to adequately ...
  • Neighborhood Dispute Ends in Arrest of Rifle Man
      A suspect is in jail today following a neighborhood dispute this week. According to Angela Mills with the Rifle Police Department, officers were called to the 2400 block of East Avenue in the Palomino Park neighborhood Tuesday, on reports of a man threatening his neighbor over a barking dog. Officers reportedly attempted to speak to ...
  • CU Leeds School Predicts Steady 2024
    Despite persistent inflation, high interest rates, a shortage of workers, and slow consumer spending, Colorado’s economy in 2024 will be steady according to experts at the University of Colorado. Brian Lewandowski, the Executive Director of the Business Research Division at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business says the trends suggest there won’t be a recession and ...
  • Tonight: Swearing in at Rifle City Council
    Tonight it’s the changing of the guard at Rifle City Hall. Three city council members will be sworn in; newcomer Karen Roberts along with returning members Brian Condie and Chris Bornholdt. Bornholdt was the top vote-getter in last month’s election with Condie coming second. Roberts edged out Tanya Doose for the third seat. After roll ...
  • Colorado Secretary of State Certifies Election Results
    One month after the last votes were tallied, the 2023 Coordinated Election has been certified by the State of Colorado. Secretary of State Jena Griswold made the results of the election official. Griswold commended county election officials, election workers, and employees across the state for delivering great elections for Colorado voters. Close to 1.7 million ...
  • Change Your Clocks, Change Your BatteriesChange Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
    As Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5, and we set our clocks back, it’s not just a matter of gaining an extra hour of sleep. The American Red Cross of Western Colorado is emphasizing the importance of testing smoke alarms, while the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights the need to check and change ...
  • Independence Pass Closed for the Season
    Just as soon as the stunning fall colors start to fall away each year, another sure sign of winter’s arrival follows closely behind – the annual closure of Independence Pass, which was announced by CDOT officials yesterday. The pass was closed at noon Friday in anticipation of the winter storm that was headed for the area. ...
  • Jokic Ejected After Questioning Official
    CHICAGO (AP) — Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was ejected in the second quarter of Denver’s 114-106 victory at Chicago for the language he directed toward an official after he felt he was fouled on a layup attempt. Jokic finished with four points, nine rebounds and six assists in Denver’s only scheduled visit to the ...
  • November 11, 2023 Football Playoffs: How to ListenNovember 11, 2023 Football Playoffs: How to Listen
    Today, Glenwood and Rifle are competing in separate playoffs games at the same time. Here’s how you can listen.
  • High School Soccer Playoffs: Rifle vs Coal Ridge Semi-Final GameHigh School Soccer Playoffs:  Rifle vs Coal Ridge Semi-Final Game
    The Semi-Final Game between The Rifle Bears and The Coal Ridge Titans is currently under way. With 4:02 left in the 1st half the Rifle Bears have scored the first goal of the game.  Rifle leads 1-0 Update:  At the half, Rifle leads Coal Ridge 1-0. Update:  At the 46th Minute, The Coal Ridge Titans tie the game 1-1. Update:  In the ...
  • NFL Trade Deadline is Today
    It may not be a coincidence that the NFL’s trade deadline just happened to land on Halloween, because there are almost always multiple “tricks” and “treats” that end up grabbing headlines on one of the most pivotal days in the league each season. The Broncos have been considered sellers for weeks now as they bumbled, stumbled, ...
  • Nuggets take home 1st NBA title in rugged 94-89 win over Heat
    DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic guided Denver to its first NBA title in team history Monday night, as the Nuggets overcame dreadful shooting and a late flurry from Miami’s Jimmy Butler to squeeze past the Heat for a frantic 94-89 victory in Game 5. Jokic had 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Nuggets, who missed ...
  • 4A Ice Hockey State Championship Cheyenne Mountain vs Glenwood Springs4A Ice Hockey State Championship Cheyenne Mountain vs Glenwood Springs
    Two evenly matched teams meet for the 4A Highschool Hockey State Championship. Cheyenne Mountain (17-3-1) and Glenwood Springs (17-4) Meet at Magnus Arena. We will Be bringing you updates on the game throughout the evening. At the end of the 1st period Cheyenne Mountain and Glenwood Springs are tied at 0-0. At the end of the 2nd period Cheyenne Mountain and Glenwood ...
  • Baseball Games Delayed
    The 4A regional playoff games scheduled today at Cooper Memorial Field in Rifle have been canceled because the Front range teams could not arrive in time. The tournament has been rescheduled for Monday. Coal Ridge will play in a 3A regional tournament vs Kent Denver at Eaton tomorrow. A number of soccer games and events at the ...
  • Demaryius Thomas Found Dead
    ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Police in Roswell, Georgia, say former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been found dead in his home at age 33.
  • Bridgewater “Questionable” Tonight
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a new injury – to one of his thighs – in addition to the sore left foot that’s limited him at practice this week. The Broncos listed Bridgewater as questionable for their game Thursday night at Cleveland. The Browns announced Wednesday they were sitting their ...
  • Former Rifle Quarterback Will be New Football Coach
    Former Rifle High School quarterback, wrestling champion, and 2002 graduate Ryan Whittington will take the reins following the team’s state championship win under Todd Casebeer. The RE-2 district made the announcement on their website. After starting at quarterback for three years for the Bears, and winning the state wrestling championship his senior year, Whittington played ...