- 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 Jared Polis has lifted his pandemic state of emergency and rescinded all related executive orders, citing the state’s progress in combating the coronavirus.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 ...
- Voluntary Fishing Moratorium on Colorado River
DENVER (AP) – Colorado wildlife officials are urging anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River amid drought-induced low flows, critically warm water temperatures, and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars that starve trout of oxygen. The voluntary fishing ban imposed Wednesday along a 120-mile stretch of the river is unusual so ...
- CDC Investigating Spread of “Delta” Variant in Mesa County
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion of the delta variant of the coronavirus and state health officials say Mesa County has most of the state’s cases. Colorado epidemiologist, Dr. Rachel Herlihy and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Junction to investigate ...
- I-70 Now Open Through Glenwood Canyon, Again; More Closures are Possible
Update (6/28 6:00 PM): Westbound I-70 is open, through Glenwood Canyon.
Please do not forget that officials will close the interstate in both directions if the weather forecast deems it necessary for safety.
Please, Drive Carefully.
Update (6/28 3:00 PM): Eastbound I-70 is open. Westbound remains closed.
Update (6/28 9:00 AM): Interstate 70 remains closed from West Rifle to ...
- I-70 Closed Due to Mudslide
Here’s what we know about the closure of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon:
10:30 PM Update: Both directions of I-70 are now open through Glenwood Canyon.
6:30PM Update: Eastbound I-70 is now open to local traffic at Mile 109. Eastbound traffic is still being diverted at West Rifle (exit 87).
I-70 is closed eastbound at Canyon Creek (exit 109) ...
- Attempted Child Abduction Thursday Night in Rifle
A family pet may have helped save a child from being abducted in Rifle last night. According to the Rifle Police Department, the child was walking a dog near Lion’s Pond when a male grabbed them by the arm. The dog bit the man’s hand, and the suspect left the area after being confronted by ...
- Statement Regarding KMTS Coverage of the 2021 High School Football Championship Game
We’ll still be there, but with audio only.
- High School Volleyball All Conference Players
When votes were counted for the Western Slope 3A Player of the Year it was a three-way tie. Coal Ridge senior outside hitter Phoebe Young shares the honor with Delta junior Erika Kuta and senior Kammie Henderson of Cedaredge. Young’s Coal Ridge teammate Taylor Wiescamp was named first team all conference. The senior recently signed ...
- Broncos Take Cornerback in First Round of Draft
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos bypassed quarterbacks Justin Fields and Mac Jones to select Alabama cornerback Pat Surtain II in the first round of the NFL draft. The surprising move comes one day after new general manager George Paton acquired veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round ...
- Avalanche Remain One Game Behind Las Vegas After Loosing to St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) – David Perron had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 . Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn, and Robert Thomas also scored, and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves as St. Louis won its second straight game against the Avalanche. Colorado won the season series 5-3. ...
- Colorado Rockies Make a Change at the Top
DENVER (AP) – Jeff Bridich is stepping down as general manager of the Colorado Rockies. The mutual agreement between Bridich and the team ends a tenure that included two playoff appearances and a falling out with Nolan Arenado that ultimately led to the All-Star third baseman’s trade. Bridich was in his seventh season as GM. ...
- Rockies Struggle to Find a Winning Formula
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Anthony DeSclafani pitched a three-hitter, Evan Longoria had a two-run double and an RBI single after sitting out three games with a sore left hamstring, and the San Francisco Giants routed the Colorado Rockies 12-0. Mauricio Dubon drove in four runs and Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the sixth ...
- Nuggets Beat Grizzlies
DENVER (AP) – Michael Porter Jr. erupted for 31 points courtesy of a torrid shooting night, Paul Millsap added nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-96. Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 15 rebounds for his league-leading 53rd double-double to help the Nuggets ...
- 3A Regional Volleyball Brackets
Saturday, May 1st
REGION A #1 Eaton, #16 Vanguard, #24 BASALT
REGION B #2 Montezuma Cortez, #15 Manitou Springs, #23 Delta
REGION C #3 Sterling, #14 Centauri, #22 Eagle Ridge Academy
REGION D #4 Lamar, #13 Platte Valley, #21 Pagosa Springs
REGION E #5 University, #12 Middle Park, #20 Highland
REGION F #5 Bayfield, #11 Resurrection Christian, #19 DSST-Byers
REGION G #7 DSST-Montview, ...
- High School Football Playoff Brackets
#1 Glenwood Springs vs #8 Northfield 3 pm Stubler Memorial Field
#4 Rifle vs #5 Academy 1 pm Bears Stadium
#2 Classical Academy vs #7 Aspen
#3 Basalt vs #6 Sand Creek 1pm Longhorn Stadium
#1 Buena Vista vs #8 Clear Creek
#4 Manitou Springs vs #5 Manual
#2 Flatirons Academy vs #7 St Mary’s
#3 Estes ...
- Nuggets Sign Veteran Guard
DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have bolstered their injury-depleted point guard ranks by signing veteran Austin Rivers to a 10-day contract. The Nuggets lost star Jamal Murray to a torn ACL in his left knee last week and Monte Morris injured his left hamstring Friday night. Coach Michael Malone says Morris will miss multiple ...