From the KMTS News Room:

  • Pine Gulch No Longer Largest in State History
    FORT COLLINS—The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history. It has now burned almost 170 thousand acres. Officials say dry, gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour fanned the flames that have destroyed hundreds of mountain cabins east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire that has been burning since ...
  • Grizzly Creek Fire Still Burning
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Grizzly Creek Fire still isn’t out and in fact, it has been flaring up lately. In the last couple of days, the fire has grown by about 35 acres in the Upper Grizzly Creek Drainage. It has the attention of nearly a dozen firefighters including a Type-1 and Type-3 helicopter.  The total acreage ...
  • Drought, Fire Danger
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A color-coded map illustrating Colorado’s current drought conditions is almost completely red. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 76 percent of the state is experiencing both “Extreme” and “Exceptional” drought, the two highest levels of drought. Fire danger remains high because of consistently warm, dry days and gusty winds. To keep up valley streams ...
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  • New Health Insurance Options for Region
    CARBONDALE—Affordable health care is a hot topic among candidates this election year, but a solution may have been found without politics right here on the western slope. A regional group of local businesses, doctors and hospitals came together to form the Valley Health Alliance to give people from Aspen to Parachute new and more affordable ...
  • Three Candidates Vying for Glenwood Springs Ward 2 Seat
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Rick Vorhees’ Ward 2 seat on the Glenwood Springs City Council has attracted three candidates so far. Retired contractor and former planning and zoning commission member Ray Schmahl has lived in Glenwood Springs for 36 years. 43 year old Ingrid Wussow is a realtor and once owned a bakery. The third candidate owns and ...
  • Riverside Middle School Students & Staff Quarantined
    NEW CASTLE—At least 56 students and five staff members at Riverside Middle School in New Castle will have to quarantine for the next two weeks. On Tuesday, the Garfield Re-2, School District was informed about someone testing positive for COVID-19. Officials with the district say all students and staff members will begin distance learning right ...
  • According To US officials: Climate Change Not a Threat to Rare Wolverine
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine. The move comes after government biologists determined the rare and elusive predator is not as threatened by climate change as once thought. A prior attempt to withdraw proposed protections was blocked by a judge in Montana who pointed to evidence ...
  • Dry Weather in Colorado Causes an Increase in Total Area in Exceptional Drought
    DENVER (AP) – The summer drought that lingered throughout Colorado has become worse. The U.S. Drought Monitor says the entire state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions and nearly 17% of the land area is in exceptional drought, the most extreme category. Conditions have deteriorated over the past year due to drier conditions, warmer temperatures ...
  • Colorado Health Insurance Costs Expected To Fall On Average
    DENVER (AP) – Filings with the Colorado Division of Insurance indicate the monthly cost of health insurance bought through the state’s exchange is expected to drop an average of 1.4% next year. Officials say a lot depends on where someone lives.  For example, residents in some counties on the Eastern Plains will see 12% increases ...

From the KMTS Sports Desk:

  • Drew Lock Expected to Play Tomorrow
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Quarterback Drew Lock is expected to return to action Sunday for the Denver Broncos’ twice-delayed game at New England. Lock has been out since spraining his right shoulder on a sack at Pittsburgh in the second week of the season. Lock says he spent the last few weeks studying quarterbacks to learn ...
  • McManus Out To Prove He Can Make History
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has been on a tear ever since his coach summoned him back to the sideline last December rather than let him attempt a record 65-yard field goal against the Chargers. McManus has nailed 15 of 17 field goals since then. He’s kicked five field goals of 50 ...
  • Broncos & Patriots Game Rescheduled to Monday Night
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – For the second straight week, the Patriots are heading into a game after having their preparations disrupted by a teammate testing positive for the coronavirus. Cam Newton tested positive prior to last week’s matchup with Kansas City and missed the game. This week cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined him on the reserve/COVID-19 ...
  • CU Begins Football Practice
    BOULDER (AP) – The Colorado Buffaloes have received approval from health officials to begin football practice. New head coach Karl Dorrell and his team kick off fall camp Friday. The Pac-12 voted last month to resume the season after postponing it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are ...
  • Old “Friends” & Old “Enemies” Return When Tampa Bay Comes to Denver Sunday
    DENVER (AP) – Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos doesn’t just represent Tom Brady’s return to a city where he’s won just four of 11 starts. It’s also Shaq Barrett’s homecoming. The NFL’s leader in sacks last season spent five years in Denver before leaving in free agency for Tampa. Barrett ...
  • Rockies Top Giants
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4. Jairo Díaz earned his fourth save by getting Austin Slater to ground into a game-ending double play. ...
  • PAC-12 will Play a Seven Game Football Season
    UNDATED (AP) – The Pac-12 has set a Nov. 6 start date for a seven-game football season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic. The conference’s CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. ...
  • Nuggets Drop Game 4 to The Lakers
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 114-108 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Davis got the Lakers off to a fast start with his scoring and James helped them finish it off with his defense, ...
  • Blake Bortles Joins the Banged Up Broncos
    ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have officially signed quarterback Blake Bortles and the seventh-year veteran joined them at practice. The Broncos signed Bortles after starter Drew Lock suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder. Lock is expected to miss a month or so. Jeff Driskel will get the start Sunday when the Broncos host ...
  • Rockies Beat Athletics, as Senzatela Pitches a Complete Game
    DENVER (AP) – Antonio Senzatela pitched the first complete game of his career and Elias Díaz hit a two-run homer to lead the Colorado Rockies over the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Tuesday night. Senzatela allowed six hits and retired his last eight batters against the AL West leaders for Colorado’s first complete game since German ...