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      RX BURN PLANNED THIS SPRING IN RF VALLEY Redstone—A 900 acre prescribed burn is in the works this spring in the forest at Avalanche Creek.  According to information from the White River National Forest, this year’s first prescribed burn of mountain shrub, pinyon-juniper and aspen trees is a continuation from last spring.  White River Fuels Specialist ...
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      HEAD TO HEAD TRAFFIC THROUGH GW CANYON TO BEGIN SOON Glenwood Springs—10 days after a massive rockslide shut down Colorado’s main east-west thoroughfare, I-70 is finally reopening…at least part of it is.  This afternoon around 4 o’clock, the Colorado Department of Transportation will scrap the pilot car configuration using a one lane, limited hours escort between ...
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      ENVIRONMENTALISTS CHALLENGING SAGE GROUSE DECISION BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Environmental groups are suing to force the Obama administration to impose more restrictions on oil and gas drilling, grazing and other activities blamed for the decline of greater sage grouse across the American West. The lawsuit filed today says a sweeping conservation effort the government announced last ...
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      ANOTHER COLORADO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN SHOOTOUT BAILEY (AP) – Authorities in Park County say a shooting has killed a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect in mountain town of Bailey and left two other deputies wounded. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened just after 9 o’clock this morning. Neither the circumstances of the ...
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      GW CANYON PILOT CAR A LITTLE SMOOTHER THIS MORNING Glenwood Springs—The pilot car escort through Glenwood Canyon went a little smoother this morning during the work hour rush.  C-DOT is trying to work out the glitches to minimize the delays with the one lane configuration between 4pm and 9am.  According to C-DOT, part of the two ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Expected to be Open for Several Hours Tonight
      CDOT’s Amy Ford says after bringing down three to four additional boulders today, road crews are confident opening Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 6:00 PM Sunday.  Ford says rock scalers brought down approximately 400 tons of rock since the rock slide which closed the road late Monday night. Local CDOT Public Information Officer Tracy ...
    • Timetable for Reopening I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is Unknown
      Interstate 70 will not open today.  Shailen Bhatt with the Colorado Department of Transportation says with rocks still falling in Glenwood Canyon, it is not safe to open the road.  While crews are working diligently to open the road again, they are now declining to even guess when the road might open. Bhatt says crews are ...
    • New Target to Reopen I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon is Saturday
      Amy Ford with the Colorado Department of Transportation told reporters just moments ago that Interstate 70 will not reopen this afternoon as crews and motorists had hoped.  Strong winds in the area of Monday night’s rock slide prevented workers from using a helicopter, requiring hand-carrying of tools and equipment. C-DOT’s Tracy Trulove says Crews conducting rockfall mitigation ...
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      GW CANYON ROAD REPAIRS EXTENSIVE Glenwood Springs—It could be early spring before I-70 is completely repaired in Glenwood Canyon.  The damage from Monday’s rockslides is extensive with huge holes in the highway and torn out guardrail. Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of the mountainside before deciding to reopen one lane on the less damaged ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Might Partially Reopen Thursday
      The Colorado Department of Transportation says Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs (Exit 116) and Gypsum (Exit 140) will remain closed until at least Thursday afternoon.  C-DOT Communication Director Amy Ford says between now and then, crews have a lot of work to do, including rock scaling and mitigation, as well as repairing the road surface. Once the ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/14/2011)
      Girl’s high school soccer _____________________ Glenwood blanked Coal Ridge over the weekend, 2 to nothing. Percussion ___________ The Glenwood Springs High School percussion ensemble took third place at last weekend’s 24-team competition at Mountain Range High School. Track and Field _____________ The Glenwood Demons track and field program is hosting a Dinner, silient auction and concert fundraiser this Thursday night at the high school at 6 O’clock. ...
    • KMTS State 3A basketball playoff results/schedule
      3A BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Great 8, Thursday: Jefferson Academy 48, Roaring Fork boys 44 Valley 56, Brush 45 Pagosa Springs 64, Machebeuf 57 Faith Christian 48, Kent Denver, 43 Final 4, Friday: Pagosa Springs (20-3) vs. Faith Christian (24-1), 4 p.m. Valley (21-4) vs. Jefferson Academy (18-7), 7 p.m. Consolation, Friday: Machebeuf (18-6) vs. Kent Denver (20-5), 8:45 a.m. Brush (17-8) vs. Roaring Fork ...
    • RAM, RIFLE OPPONENTS REACH 3A BASKETBALL FINALS
      FORT COLLINS — In a twist of irony that might, with time, be some consolation, the teams that put Rifle and Roaring Fork into that ill-named bracket, both reached Saturday’s 3A title games against three-time defending champs at CSU’s Moby Gym. Eaton, which defeated the Lady Bears 50-34 to reach the Final Four, edged ...
    • KMTS State B-ball: One-point Heartbreak Ends Rifle Season; Rams Also Fall in Consolation Round
      FORT COLLINS (3/11/11) – Lose by one or by twenty, there are no “good” losses, as the Roaring Fork boys and Rifle girls reaffirmed Friday in different fashion at the 3A state basketball tournament at CSU. Both teams experienced the heartbreak of having a seemingly safe lead fade away and also the frustration of not being ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTSDESK… (03/09/2011)
      High School Basketball _____________________ Tomorrow, the regional 3-A champion Rifle Lady Bears and Roaring Fork Rams boy’s will continue their quest for a state title at CSU in Fort Collins. The Great 8 action tips off Thursday morning at 8:45 as the Rams take on the Jaguars of Jefferson Academy. The Rifle Lady Bears tip off against Eaton ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/07/2011)
      High School Basketball _____________________ Two regional champions from the valley are headed to the “Great 8” at CSU in Fort Collins this week; the Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Rams boys. The Rams will play Jefferson Academy Thursday morning at 8:45 and the Lady Bears take on Eaton at 8:30 pm. KMTS will ...
    • Great 8 Game Times Announced
      The number 7 seeded Roaring Fork Rams (17-7) play number 15 Jefferson Academy at Moby Gym on the Campus of Colorado State University 8:45am Thursday. The undefeated Rifle Lady Bears (24-0) play Seventh Seeded Eaton Reds (21-3) at 8:45pm. KMTS will bring you complete coverage of the Rams and Bears tesms from Fort Collins.
    • KMTS PLAYOFFS: Lady Bears, Rams Into Great 8 at CSU
      RIFLE (3/5/11) — “It feels amazing!” Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald said after a two-year trek, first through the 4A ranks, then the 3A Western Slope League, culminated in a 42-24 Sweet 16 win over Manitou Springs and vaulted her team into the 3A Great 8 state tournament at CSU. Those sentiments were echoed by ...
    • Rifle Lady Bears Over Basalt, 68-22
      Rifle 68, Basalt 22
    • THREE WESTERN SLOPE GIRLS TEAMS INTO SWEET 16
      In Sweet 16 action Saturday at 1 p.m., the second-seeded Rifle Lady Bears (23-0) will meet 15th-seed Manitou Springs (17-6, and 4th place in the Tri-Peaks League), which edged Denver Science Tech (no. 18, 17-6) on Friday, 51-44. The winner will advance to the Great 8, Thursday, March 10, at CSU against the ...