From the KMTS News Room:

    • Roaring Fork School Board to Discuss Return to In-Person Learning Tonight
      The Roaring Fork School Board will discuss the timeline for bringing students back to the classroom at a special meeting tonight at 5:30. The public is welcome to attend virtually. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cMdhw493jM0ISXj3UKneF5hSuJ3_3IozC49pA1n4YCw/ Parents wishing to participate can do so on Google Meet: meet.google.com/fpd-xveg-hha or by phone: (260)296-0105‬ PIN: ‪368 ...
    • COVID Case at Riverside Middle School
      NEW CASTLE—At least 66 students and five teachers at Riverside Middle School in New Castle will be spending the next two weeks at home after someone tested positive for COVID-19. According to reports from the Garfield RE-2 District Office, officials were alerted about the situation late last night.  As a result, Riverside Middle School has ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire Update: Coffee Pot Road Set to Reopen
      Glenwood Springs—Coffee Pot Road will finally reopen to the public tomorrow (Saturday, September 12th) after being closed for over a month by the Grizzly Creek Fire.  Officials with the Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest say the recent rain and snow helped reduce fire activity in the area and decided it ...
    • Park Ranger Dies
      FORT COLLINS (AP) – Authorities say a park ranger is dead after going missing on a reservoir near Fort Collins following what they called a “strong wind event.” The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says the ranger was on boat patrol Thursday night on Horsetooth Reservoir and his boat was found empty after the wind. Local and ...
    • Federal Government Plans Massive Wild Horse Round-Up
      RENO, Nev. (AP) – The  Bureau of Land Management has approved construction of three corrals to hold more than 8,000 wild horses captured on federal rangeland. The pens are the next step in plans announced last year by the administration of President Donald Trump to speed up the capture of 130,000 wild horses over 10 ...
    • Pine Gulch Fire Update
      DEBEQUE—Colorado’s second largest fire in state history is now 17% contained. The three week old, 125,000 acre, lightning-ignited wildfire started in Mesa County but has now blackened over 35,000 acres of private land in Garfield County. Officials say fire growth was minimal overnight with very little rain. Incident commanders say each day and evening brings ...
    • C-DOT Optimistic About Reopening I-70
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—“It will be days,not weeks when I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon.”  So says Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshanna Lew.  She says because of the weather and unpredictable fire behavior, it’s impossible to give a specific date. She says C-DOT is in constant communication with fire officials as well as engineers and geologists ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire Day 12
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Crews battling the Grizzly Creek Fire are making progress. The size of the fire now stands at roughly 30,000 acres with containment increasing from 4 to 11%. Operations Chief Jeff Surber says that number should continue to rise based on the work done by bulldozers and other crews working on the northern flank toward ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire Evacuations
      This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates will be given in separate posts. Aspen Meadows Bair Ranch Buck Point Drive Coffee Pot Road Upper Colorado River Road Pre-evacuation: Coulter Creek High Aspen Ranch Homestead Estates Lookout Mountain Spring Valley Ranch Two Rivers Estates
    • List of Roads Closed Due to Grizzly Creek Fire
      This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates on major roads will be given in separate posts. Even if a road is not listed as closed, it may be closed to all but local traffic. Drivers are urged to use common sense and obey all signage when traveling on any road. Other roads near ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • Nuggets Shock Clippers in Game 7 to Advance to Western Conference Finals
      LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Denver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009. Murray scored 40 points, Nikola Jokic had a triple-double by the third quarter and Denver again overcame a double-digit deficit to ...
    • Basalt & Meeker Split Double Header
      MEEKER—The Basalt Longhorns split a doubleheader with the Meeker Cowboys Tuesday.  The Lady Horns took the first game 8 to 5 while Meeker stormed back on their home field in the second game, with an 18-3 victory.
    • Palisade Ends Rifle’s Winning Streak
      PALISADE—The Palisade Bulldogs clinched the Western Slope League title and an automatic birth in the state softball tournament by defeating the Rifle Bears 11 to 0 in a five inning, mercy-ruled game.  Palisade starting pitcher Mikayla Talbott was dominant striking out 7 while limiting Rifle to just 4 hits. The Bears didn’t give themselves much ...
    • Fangio Blames Himself for Broncos’ Loss Monday Night
      DENVER (AP) – The Denver Broncos have surrendered the lead inside of 30 seconds a half dozen times in Vic Fangio’s 17 games as their head coach. The latest one resulted in a gut-wrenching loss to the Tennessee Titans and Fangio said Tuesday he blew it by not calling a timeout in the final minute ...
    • Von Miller Undergoes Surgery, & The Broncos Take on the Titans
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller has undergone surgery to repair a dislodged ankle tendon. The Broncos are hopeful Miller could be back in three months but there’s also a possibility Miller’s season is over before it began. The Broncos dodged a second serious injury with word that wide receiver Courtland Sutton ...
    • High School Softball
      PALISADE—In a non-league match up, the 2A Basalt Longhorns fell to the 3A Palisade Bulldogs 9 to 4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Basalt 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 7 0 Palisade 3 0 0 1 3 2 – 9 15 0 The Rifle Bears head to Gypsum to play the Eagle Valley Devils Saturday in a Western Slope doubleheader.  Game times are set for 11 am and 1 pm and will be broadcast live on KMTS.
    • Monday Night Football Changes Theme Song Again…
      (AP) – ESPN is switching from country to rock for their “Monday Night Football” theme song. The season will feature a new version of Little Richard’s hit “Rip It Up.” Hank Williams Jr. had sung the theme song for years in a version of his hit “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” Little ...
    • KMTS Softball: Lady Bears Rally for Doubleheader Sweep over Basalt
      RIFLE (9/3/20) — After a mercy-rule 11-1 opening game victory and a 10-run second-inning explosion, the 4A Rifle Lady Bears softball team seemed ready to cruise to a doubleheader sweep of the 3A Basalt Longhorns in non-league action Thursday. The Bears wound up winning the second game, 14-11, but it wasn’t easy. Basalt, which ...
    • High School Softball: Fruita Monument at Rifle
      Ron and Jack call their first game since COVID-19 shut down high school sports in March. Our complete High School Softball broadcast schedule can be found here. (Being our first broadcast in a while, there are some technical glitches…) http://www.kmtsaudio.com/audio/sports/softball/08-29-2020_Fruita_Monument_at_Rifle_–Incomplete-starts_late–.mp3