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    • 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. ...
    • Deceased Man Found at Glenwood Caverns Saturday Identified
      Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the young man found dead Saturday at Glenwood Caverns has been identified as 20-year-old Diego Barajas Medina, of Carbondale. In an afternoon press conference, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said Medina may have taken his own life rather than carry out an apparent plan to kill others. Medina was found ...
    • Spring Creek Fire Active This Afternoon
      The Spring Creek Fire, which started Saturday, and was reported as 212 acres and 20 percent contained this morning, saw significant growth this afternoon, fueled by dry vegetation and strong winds. A column of smoke could be seen from as far away as Aspen. The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit said as of ...
    • Fire Crews Fighting Wildfire Near Parachute
      Firefighters from throughout the area are fighting a wildfire southwest of Parachute near Garfield County Road 306 (Spring Creek Road.) Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says the size is estimated to be less than 200 acres. Some well pads in the area were evacuated, but no structures are currently threatened. Single Engine ...
    • KMTS Connections: Liberty Classical Academy Presents Beauty and the BeastKMTS Connections: Liberty Classical Academy Presents Beauty and the Beast
      LCA Theatre Director, Trea Traver talks abut the first weekend and upcoming performances of Beauty and the Beast, along with LCA Sophomore, Gabriel Traver, and seniors, Jayce Whittington and Neveah Henderson. Tickets can be purchased at lca-co.com. Shows are Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 PM, with a matinee Saturday at 2:00 PM ...
    • Glenwood Chamber Issues and Answers 2023 (Glenwood City Council) -Watch Here
      KMTS News Director Ron Milhorn moderates the Glenwood Chamber’s Issues and Answers Forum. Two Glenwood Springs City Council seats are unopposed, two are contested. Election Day is Tuesday, April 4. 00:00 Marco Dehm (Ward 1 – Unopposed) 07:50 Mitchell Weimer (Ward 4 – Unopposed) 13:38 Sumner Schachter and Charlie Willman (Ward 3) 1:01:31 Tony Hershey and Erin Zalinski (At Large)
    • 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 ...
    • Homelessness Survey
      Glenwood Springs—Today is the deadline to fill out a questionnaire about ending homelessness in the tri-county area. The Valley Alliance to End Homelessness is a regional group comprised of human service organizations from Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties. Under the leadership of Mindsprings Health Director Hans Lutgring, a strategic plan is being put together to ...
    • Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Will be Closed for Airfield Maintenance in MayAspen/Pitkin County Airport Will be Closed for Airfield Maintenance in May
      The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport will be closed from May 10th through May 24th, for airfield pavement maintenance, which is part of the facility’s Federal Grant Assurance obligations. The work will focus on the taxiway and de-ice pad and is being done during a two-week offseason period to avoid impacts during the busy summer months. The airport ...
    • Broncos Wrap Up the First Mandatory Mini Camp with a “Field Trip” Day.
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos’ quarterback competition went on an early summer hiatus when coach Vic Fangio canceled the third day of mandatory minicamp for a field day instead. Teddy Bridgewater says he and Drew Lock will get together with some of the Broncos’ receivers in south Florida between now and the start ...
    • Rockies Find Success on the Road versus Brewers
      DENVER (AP) – Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 for their fourth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson followed Cron’s slam with a homer, and Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to a career-best 14 ...
    • High School Girls Lacrosse Playoffs
      LAKEWOOD—The  Roaring Fork Rams’ bid for a state title came to an end with yesterday’s 15 to 8 loss to Rams of Green Mountain High School.  Meanwhile, the second seeded Aspen Lady Skiers had a first round bye in the 4A state tournament.  Tomorrow they will host number 10 Castle View on Saturday.
    • Aspen Skiers Advance in 3A Soccer Playoffs in Dominant Fashion
      MANITOU SPRINGS—The Aspen Skiers, seeded 15th in the 3A state tournament, defeated the number 2 team in the state, the Maintou Springs Mustangs, 5 to 1.  How shocking is this?  Manitou Springs had only surrendered ONE goal all season long. Jennifer Ellis and Zea Anderson scored first half goals to lead the Skiers’ attack and ...
    • Broncos Start The Off Season with a Full Backfield
      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Running back Melvin Gordon looks buffer and happier going into his second season in Denver. The former Chargers running back also has a new look as he cut his famous dreadlocks much to the chagrin of his father. Gordon says he dad warned him he would “lose the power of Flash” ...
    • Nikola Jokic Headlines a Surprising “All-NBA” Team
      (AP) – Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Tuesday night, but Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid – who was ...
    • Rockies Rally To Beat Padres
      DENVER (AP) – Ryan McMahon homered, tripled and drove in four runs as the Colorado Rockies rallied from an early deficit to beat the skidding San Diego Padres 8-4. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 20th home run of the season for San Diego, which has lost 11 of 15. McMahon went 3 for 3 ...
    • Local High Schools Feature In Girls LaCrosse Playoffs
      Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Rams girl’s lacrosse team earned a birth in the 4A State Championship tournament. The Lady Rams, comprised of student athletes from various schools in the Roaring Fork Valley (Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs and Basalt) were seeded 9th in the 12 team tournament and will take on Green Mountain Thursday, June 17th at ...
    • High School Baseball Playoffs
      The upstart Basalt Longhorns’ march toward a state championship continues this Friday as they take on the 4th ranked Titans of The Classical Academy. The 5th seeded Longhorns, coming off their surprising Region 4 championship, will battle the Titans at noon, June 18th at Frederick High School.  The winner will face either Lutheran or Colorado ...
    • Local Student Athletes Earn State Honors In Volleyball
      4A ALL STATE HONORABLE MENTION Reese Goluba, Glenwood Springs, Senior 3A ALL STATE HONORABLE MENTION: Taylor Wiescamp, Coal Ridge, Senior