- Heavy Rain Causes Mudslides and Road Closures
Update (7/31 4:30 AM): Highway 133 is open in both directions.
Update (7/30 5:30 PM): Highway 133 is closed in both directions again north of Redstone from mile markers 54 to 58 due to mudslides. There is not estimate for when the road will reopen.
Update (7/30 2:30 PM): Glenwood Canyon is expected to remain closed at ...
- Small Fire in Glenwood Springs
Firefighters made quick work of a fire on Red Mountain above Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs this afternoon. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department shared on their official Facebook page that the fire was caused by lightning.
Here are some pictures from KMTS staff and area residents.
- Vehicle Stolen From Montezuma County Recovered in Silt
Update: At approximately 10:00 PM this evening, The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office posted on their official Facebook page that three suspect in this case was arrested in Summit County. He was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle at the time he was arrested. The post did not indicate if that was the vehicle stolen in Silt.
- Group Calls for End to “Waste” of Colorado River Water
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Farmers, conservationists, and small-town business owners are calling for an end to what they call wasteful uses of Colorado River water. On Thursday, they gathered at Hoover Dam to demand the federal government scrap plans to divert water from Lake Powell upstream to accommodate anticipated growth. They said it didn’t ...
- Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Flash Flood Warning
Update (8:30 PM): Both directions I-70 open through Glenwood Canyon.
Update (6:30 PM): C-DOT says there are two small mudslides that need to be cleared before the road reopens. There is no estimate for reopening the road.
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Both directions of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon are closed due to a Flash Flood ...
- I-70 Closed From Glenwood (116) to Dotsero (133)
Final update (6:00 PM): I-70 is open in both directions between exit 87 (west Rifle) and exit 133 (Dotsero).
Update (5:30 PM): The warning from the National Weather Service has expired, however i-70 will remain closed due to continued heavy rain and potential for flash flooding in Glenwood Canyon. (Headline updated to reflect expanded closure.)
Update (4:00 ...
- Glenwood South Bridge FEMA Grant Denied
GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ hopes for a South Bridge suffered a big blow when a 30 million dollar grant was denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city’s “Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities” grant application was deemed ineligible the FEMA. Construction on the 56 million dollar project would have begun next spring but now the ...
- Garfield Commissioners Ask for Two Rural Districts in Redistricting Efforts
GLENWOOD SPRINGS—With the new census comes new congressional districts. The Garfield County Board of Commissioners recently signed a resolution in support of creating two new rural districts. The resolution, which passed unanimously, says the eastern plains and Southern Colorado should be considered a “Community of Interest” just like the Western Slope. The new redistricting map ...
- Colorado COVID Restrictions Coming to an End
DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has lifted his pandemic state of emergency and rescinded all related executive orders, citing the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus. The governor did sign an executive order focusing on pandemic recovery and promoting vaccinations. Polis has issued several hundred executive orders since declaring the state of emergency ...
- Final COVID “Lottery” Winner Announced; Money Didn’t Change Minds About Getting Vaccinated
DENVER (AP) – A Colorado mother of four has been chosen as the final $1 million vaccine lottery winner. Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that stay-at-home mother Heidi Russell was the winner. Russell expressed her gratitude and shock at winning. The lottery gave five Colorado residents $1 million in weekly drawings in an effort to ...
- Nuggets Top Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 16 of his 31 points in the first quarter and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-103 on Thursday night. JaVale McGee had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Vlatko Cancar scored a career-high 14 points off the bench for Denver. Denver sits No. 4 in the Western ...
- Avalanche Clinch Top Seed
DENVER (AP) – Tyson Jost scored two of Colorado’s five second-period goals as the Avalanche clinched the West Division and the top overall seed in the NHL playoffs with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Joonas Donskoi and Andre Burakovsky also scored in the pivotal period. Backup Jonas Johansson made 21 ...
- Area High School Sports Scores
Roaring Fork – 11 Rifle – 9
Glenwood – 5 Eagle Valley – 0
- High School Track & Field Demon Invitational
GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Saturday, Stubler Memorial Field will be packed for one of the great track and field events in Western Colorado. The 40th annual Demon Invitational begins at 9 am with the Glenwood Demons hosting several schools including Rifle, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork, Aspen and Basalt.
- High School Football: 3A State Championship
Pueblo—The #4 Rifle Bears (6-2) take on the #2 Titans of The Classical Academy (6-0) for the spring 2021 Class 3A State Championship. The game begins at 2 o’clock at the Thunderbowl on the campus of CSU-Pueblo. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with countdown to kick off coverage beginning at 1:30.
- Rockies Fall to the Short Handed Padres
DENVER (AP) – The San Diego Padres already were minus star Fernando Tatis Jr. and two backups before the first pitch at Colorado because of COVID-19 concerns. Then they needed to pull Wil Myers and Eric Hosmer in the middle of the game for virus-related reasons. The Padres wound up beating the Rockies 8-1, boosted ...
- The Avalanche Look to Finish the Season Strong
DENVER (AP) – The playoff-bound Colorado Avalanche have two games remaining and can finish anywhere from first in the West Division to as low as third. They also still have a chance at the Presidents’ Trophy, which is awarded to team that finishes the regular season with the most points. The last time the Avalanche ...
- The Nuggets Cut it Close Against The Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic each scored 30 points, and the Denver Nuggets held off the Charlotte Hornets 117-112 to snap a two-game slide. Jokic had 11 rebounds and six assists and Porter knocked down six 3-pointers as the Nuggets held off a furious late rally by the Hornets led ...
- High School Baseball Scores
Moffat County – 21 Rifle – 2 (5 innings)
Gunnison – 16 Roaring Fork – 9 Game 1 (9 innings) Game 2 postponed
Meeker – 3 Coal Ridge – 2 Game 1
Meeker – 9 Coal Ridge – 8 Game 2
Glenwood vs. Steamboat Springs (postponed until June 1st)
- Statement Regarding KMTS Coverage of the 2021 High School Football Championship Game
We’ll still be there, but with audio only.