From the KMTS News Room:

  • South Canyon Fire
    7:15PM: one lane is open westbound, both lanes eastbound are open. GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Authorities say the fire in South Canyon is mostly contained and most of the air support has been released. Two water-dropping helicopters are still on the scene.  The fire was first reported around 2:30 this afternoon on I-70 north of mile marker 111.  The ...
  • Brush Fire in South Canyon Closes I-70 in Both Directions
    08/06/20 Crews Remain On-site to monitor and put out hot spots and support the hand crews maintaining the fire lines. The Right lane of Westbound I-70 will remain closed at MM113 until fire operations are complete. 6:30PM Westbound I-70 has one lane open.  Expect traffic backup to continue. 6:15PM Eastbound I-70 is now open.  Expect heavy traffic backups. 4:40PM (From C-DOT): “Cottonwood Pass ...
  • Colorado High School Football Delayed Until Spring 2021
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s high school football season has been postponed to next spring because of the coronavirus. With schools gearing up to reopen, the Colorado High School Activities Association said Tuesday that the academic year’s football games will start March 4. There will be a shortened seven-week schedule, down from the usual 10 weeks. ...
  • Glenwood Springs Outdoor Recreation Workshop Planned
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs is looking to boost it’s economy even more through assets that already exist. City officials are planning a three-day virtual workshop next week on outdoor recreation and community vitality. Glenwood Springs is one of 10 communities that were chosen to take part in the “Recreation Economy for Rural Communities” planning assistance program. ...
  • Decision Time for Parents in RE-1 School District
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Time is running short for parents to make some critical decisions about their children’s education this coming year in the Roaring Fork School District.  District officials want to know what parents want to do so plans can be made for the fast-approaching new school year. Parents have three choices; 1.They can allow their children ...
  • Pine Gulch Fire Growing
    GRAND JUNCTION—The Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction has now grown to 3,600 acres.  Nearly 100 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze that was sparked by lightning last Friday. The fire, burning in pinyon, juniper, oak and sage expanded into remote parts of Garfield County and continues to create smokey, hazy conditions ...
  • Conservation Funding Bill Signed
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The Great American Outdoors Act authorizes spending about $900 million a year, which is twice the current spending, on the popular Land and ...
  • COVID-19 Outbreaks Confirmed in Two Garfield County Congregations
    Two separate outbreaks of COVID-19 have been confirmed within faith-based groups in Garfield County. According to a press release from Garfield County Public Health, 14 members of a local church tested positive for COVID-19 while 6 more members are exhibiting symptoms and awaiting positive test results. Public health officials believe the spread at the church ...
  • Unsolicited Seeds Arriving in Local Mailboxes
    Garfield County authorities are warning residents about potentially harmful seed packets that have been arriving in local mailboxes. Garfield County Vegetation Manager Steve Anthony says one of the packages was received in Carbondale, another in Silt. One of the seed packets arrived in a padded envelope postmarked from China and labeled “necklace.” Inside was a ...
  • Aircraft Incident at Garfield County Airport
    A plane slid off a taxiway at the Rifle/Garfield County Airport today. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 1:00 this afternoon. The single-engine plane was partially over an embankment adjacent to the taxiway. There were no injuries reported. The incident is under investigation. We learned ...

From the KMTS Sports Desk:

  • Three Fall Sports Teams Will Start Practice Soon
    Yesterday, the Colorado High School Activities Association made the announcement that some fall sports teams will be able to start practicing. High School boys golf teams can start practice starting Monday. Boys tennis and softball teams can start practicing August 10. While the golf season is not expected to change, CHSAA says the tennis and ...
  • Nathan McKinnon in the Running for Three Awards
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche All-Star forward Nathan MacKinnon is up for a hat trick of accolades, including the Hart Trophy for MVP, Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding as voted by his peers and the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship. He’s got the support of his teammates to sweep in a landslide. He kept ...
  • Broncos Agree to Terms With Jerry Jeudy
    UNDATED (AP) – The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy. The receiver from the University of Alabama was the 15th pick in the NFL draft in April. Jeudy is also the first Crimson Tide player ever selected by Broncos general manager John Elway, who has been in charge ...
  • Rockies’ Dahl and Wife Expecting BabyRockies' Dahl and Wife Expecting Baby
    Baby Dahl coming January 2021! 🖤 pic.twitter.com/9nmW56C0vU — Jacquelyn Dahl (@JacquelynKDahl) July 23, 2020 UNDATED (AP) – Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl has announced on social media that he and his wife are expecting a baby in January. That news, coupled with being considered high risk with his health, caused him to give serious consideration to ...
  • Hall of Fame Bronco Diagnosed With Cancer
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -Denver Broncos’ Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs. Pat Killorin, a center for Syracuse in the mid-1960s, created the Friends of Floyd page last Sunday to ...
  • Denver Broncos Take a Break from Football to Talk About Demonstrations
    (AP) – The Denver Broncos took a break from their usual videoconference football sessions Tuesday to talk about the nationwide demonstrations that were sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Team president Joe Ellis told players the team supports their efforts to fight racial injustice. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated ...
  • High School Spring Sports Season Canceled in Colorado
    DENVER—It’s a heartbreaking end to a season that never was for thousands of high school student-athletes in Colorado. Today, the Colorado High School Activities Association officially brought the curtain down on the 2020 spring sports season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green says after Governor Polis announced a transition to “Safer ...
  • Coronavirus Precautions taken by all Professional Sports Leagues
    MIAMI (AP) – All major professional sports leagues are taking corona virus outbreak precautions. The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel. The changes will be temporary. Media will still have access to players.
  • Avalanche Return Home after Losing to the Kings
    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mikey Anderson scored his first career goal, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 for their sixth straight win. Austin Wagner and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Kings, who are on their longest winning streak of the season. Los Angeles is 7-1-1 ...
  • Air Force Moves on From Current Men’s Basketball Coach
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) – The Air Force Academy has decided to part ways with men’s basketball coach Dave Pilipovich. The Falcons went 110-151 since Pilipovich took over midway through the 2011-12 season. Air Force has gone through seven straight losing seasons. The senior-laden team went 12-20 this season. Director of athletics Nathan Pine said ...