From the KMTS News Room:

    • News from the Colorado Department of Transportation-Winter Storm Update NORTHWEST COLORADO — Maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are now on 12 hour snow shifts. Patrols are currently focused throughout the region as snowfall is expected to continue through Sunday. Several closures on the I-70 corridor have already occurred today due to the adverse weather conditions including snow packed and icy roads and ...
    • BEWARE OF A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD PHONE SCAM GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – On January 9, 2014, a citizen of Garfield County received a call from a person claiming to be a Deputy with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. He further explained that if she did not pay some money that he claimed she owed there would be a warrant out for her arrest within ...
    • Multi-vehicle crash closes I-70 near Glenwood GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – A multi-vehicle crash closed westbound Interstate 70 Thursday night for about two hours. Nobody was injured in the four-vehicle crash, which included three semi-trucks and a passenger van. Just before 8 p.m., an empty tanker – driven by 41-year-old Mohamed Diawara, of Denver – lost control on the icy roads near mile ...
    • News, January 10th WINTRY CONDITIONS TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS Undated—The skiing will be great but road conditions will be a challenge for the next couple of days.  About a half dozen minor accidents and a handful of slide-offs were reported during this morning’s commute.  Snowy, icy roads and excessive speed proved to be a bad combination ...
    • KREX NewsChannel 5 Sponsors Roaring Fork Business Resource Center Glenwood Springs, CO (January 9, 2014) – The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center (Center) is proud to announce KREX NewsChannel 5 as a new Founding Sponsor that will help to promote the activities of the Center. The Center will be moving into the new year with a strong foundation from which to support its mission, ...
    • Grants Available to Support Colorado Agriculture LAKEWOOD, Colo. -The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for funding through its new “Enrich Colorado Ag Grant Program.” Grant funds will help Colorado companies conduct research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. “The program is ideal for Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and ...
    • Northern Lights Might be Visible Tonight DENVER (AP) – A strong solar flare is pushing a geomagnetic storm toward Earth that could bring shimmering lights to the northern skies of Colorado. Weather forecaster Joe Kunches says the aurora borealis is likely to be seen around midnight Thursday into Friday in Colorado. Kunches says the best chance to see the lights will be in ...
    • News, January 8th 1ST STAGE OF ASPEN PLANE CRASH INVESTIGATION COMPLETE Aspen—The on-site field investigation of last Sunday’s deadly plane crash in Aspen is complete.  National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says there’s still a lot of work to do and many any unanswered questions.  He says they haven’t been able to talk to the two Mexican pilots ...
    • Sports, January 7th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood at Battle Mountain 6 and 7:30.  Both games broadcast live on KMTS Rifle visits Grand Junction Central at 5:30 and 7. Grand Valley travels to Olathe for games at 5:30 and 7.   NBA /NUGGETS The Denver Nuggets welcome the Boston Celtics to the Pepsi Center for 7 o’clock game. NHL/AVALANCHE Denver—Jiri Hudler and Joe Colborne had a goal ...
    • Wreckage from Plane Crash Cleared from Runway Pitkin County, Colorado – January 06, 2014 –  As of 10:00 p.m. on Monday night the runway of the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport was cleared of wreckage from a fatal aircraft incident on Sunday that shut down all operations. Within the first 24 hours of the incident well over 100 personnel from public safety, local government, ...

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