From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Carbondale Food Distribution Canceled
      Carbondale—Today’s food distribution in Carbondale has been postponed because of the wildfire in Glenwood Canyon.  Officials with Lift Up say the closure of I-70 between Gypsum and Glenwood Springs prevented them from making deliveries.  Lift Up’s food distribution has been rescheduled for this Thursday from 2 to 4 pm at the Third Street Center.
    • Pine Gulch Fire Evacuations
      De Beque—The Pine Gulch Fire, burning on BLM land in remote, rugged areas of Garfield and Mesa Counties is fast approaching 30,000 acres. Garfield County issued evacuation orders for residences on County Roads 202, 204, 207, 209 and Clear Creek Road.  535 firefighters are currently assigned to the fire which was started by lightning July ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire
      8/24 6:00AM update: I-70 is now open through Glenwood Canyon, one lane in each direction. The Grizzly Creek Fire is now 30,362 acres and 31% contained. This is the last time we’ll update this post. Future updates will come from separate posts. 8/20 6:00PM update: Grizzly Creek Fire is 29,732 acres and 11% contained. 8/16 9:00AM update: ...
    • Four Mile Fire
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A brush fire in the Oak Meadows subdivision off of Four Mile Road has been put out. The fire broke out just after noon today prompting officials to put residents on South Oak Way on a pre-evacuation notice. Residents were told to collect their personal items and valuables and be prepared to leave. The ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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
    • Broncos Sign Offensive Tackle Demar Dotson
      ENGLEWOOD(AP) – The Denver Broncos have added 12th-year offensive tackle Demar Dotson to their roster following Ja’Wuan James’ decision to sit out the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. Elijah Wilksinson is expected to get most of the snaps at right tackle just as he did a year ago when James played just 63 snaps after ...
    • Diamondbacks Complete Series Sweep of the Rockies
      DENVER (AP) – Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon. The Rockies star began the game batting an astonishing .500. He went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 ...
    • Clippers Secure Seed With Victory Over Nuggets
      LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Paul George scored 27 points, and Kawhi Leonard had 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over Denver on Wednesday night. The Clippers will play Dallas when the playoffs get going next week. The Nuggets will ...
    • Avs Open Stanley Cup Playoffs With a Win
      EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Colorado dominated the Coyotes through the first two periods, outshooting them 29-7, yet couldn’t get anything ...
    • 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 ...