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    • Hanging Lake Trail Closed Through 2022Hanging Lake Trail Closed Through 2022
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS – There isn’t much left of the Hanging Lake Trail. White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams delivered the sad news this morning. Fitzwilliams says the for the foreseeable future that likely means the public won’t have access to Hanging Lake until 2023. He says the mudslide and debris flow of July 29th destroyed ...
    • Interstate Opens Ahead of Schedule
      I-70 through Glenwood Canyon opened this morning around 7:15, ahead of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s estimate of “no later than Saturday afternoon.” C-DOT officials told reporters yesterday that all lanes of I-70 will be open through the canyon, except for a construction zone around mile 123.5, where there will be only one lane of traffic ...
    • South Park Creators Reach Agreement to Purchase Casa Bonita
      DENVER (AP) – The creators of the irreverent animated television series “South Park” are buying Casa Bonita, a quirky restaurant in suburban Denver that was featured on the show. Matt Stone and Trey Parker said Friday they had come to an agreement with the current owners of the restaurant, which closed to diners in March ...
    • Glenwood Canyon Will Partially Re-Open on SaturdayGlenwood Canyon Will Partially Re-Open on Saturday
      The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Glenwood Canyon will partially re-open sometime on Saturday, August 14th. Thanks to the hard work of CDOT crews, the canyon should be partially open with one lane in each direction. Cleanup operations will continue through Saturday and beyond as long as weather allows.  Crews will be concentrating their efforts ...
    • Smoke From California Wildfires Triggers Air Quality AlertSmoke From California Wildfires Triggers Air Quality Alert
      Update (8/8/2021 8:00 AM): The air quality advisories have been extended until 9:00 Monday morning. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an air quality advisory for central and western Colorado this morning due to heavy smoke in the air from wildfires burning in California. The Advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Watering Restrictions in Glenwood
      As a result of the mud and debris flows in Glenwood Canyon over the past several days, the City of Glenwood Springs has instituted watering restrictions. Glenwood Springs water users are prohibited from outside watering until 6:00PM on Wednesday, August 4.
    • Casa Bonita Might be Bought by “South Park” Creators
      Restaurants across the country have of course faced unprecedented hardships over the last year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, many have not survived. However, the restaurant that is arguably the most iconic one in the entire state, may have been thrown a lifeline from a surprising but somewhat logical source. Casa Bonita, ...
    • Former Colorado Governor Dies
      DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm, who successfully fought to stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado even though they had been awarded to the state, has died. He was 85. His wife said in a statement Friday that Lamm passed away late Thursday following complications from a pulmonary ...
    • Heavy Rain Causes Mudslides and Road ClosuresHeavy 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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. ...