From the KMTS News Room:

    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Back in Effect Friday 9/21 Update: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect, or will go back into effect for all unincorporated land in Pitkin and Eagle Counties as well as land managed by the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management. In addition, most municipalities plan to begin enforcing stage 1 restrictions. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario ...
    • Crews Make Fast Progress on Moffat County Fire Craig—The Boone Draw Draw Fire about 50 miles west of Craig seems to be settling down.  The fire, burning on BLM land began only five days ago but rapidly grew to nearly 8,700 acres.  Officials at the BLM Field office in Kremmling say crews have already achieved 80 percent containment despite hot, dry and windy ...
    • Wildfire Season Lingers Steamboat Springs—There’s no relaxing until a wildfire is 100 percent contained.  Firefighters near Steamboat Springs were reminded of that when a two-month old fire that 70 percent contained flared up again.  Aaron Voos with the Routt National Forest says the fire jumped containment lines Wednesday and came within a few miles of U.S. Highway 40.  ...
    • Blue Mesa Reservoir in Trouble Gunnison—The largest body of water in Colorado, Blue Mesa Reservoir west of Gunnison, is fast approaching historic lows this fall.  The Bureau of Reclamation says the reservoir, which feeds into the Colorado River is currently at 39 percent capacity.  Sandra Snell-Dobert, a spokeswoman for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park says the water ...
    • Tipton Pushes for Wildfire Prevention Funding Glenwood Springs—Now that fire restrictions have been lifted in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin County along with BLM and Forest Service lands, it’s time to think about wildfire prevention.  Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says it’s also a good opportunity to discuss ways to redirect billions of dollars that are burned up every year fighting fires.  Tipton ...
    • Plans Unveiled for New Rifle Nursing Home Rifle—The E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle is recognized around the country as a top notch facility.  The problem is, it’s old and officials say it seems when a leak is repaired, another is sure to follow.  Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs is thankful voters approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure last ...
    • Rifle Nursing Home Plans Rifle—10 months ago, voters in Garfield County approved an 89.4 million dollar bond measure to replace the old, dilapidated E. Dene Moore Care Center and expand Grand River Hospital in Rifle.  Tonight, the Rifle City Council will get it’s first look at the plans for the new nursing home that will replace the 51 year ...
    • RFTA Mill Levy Ballot Question Glenwood Springs—RAFTA’s aging fleet of buses will need to be replaced soon but the money may not be there.  New Castle Mayor and RAFTA board member Art Riddile went before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners to ask for an endorsement of a mill levy increase that would raise about 9 and a half million ...
    • CMC Gallagher Ballot Initiative Glenwood Springs—Colorado Mountain College hopes to stop the financial bleeding caused by the Gallagher Amendment and keep student tuition as low as possible.  The CMC Board of Trustees passed a resolution this week to put a ballot issue before the voters that will allow trustees to adjust the mill levy if needed to keep up ...
    • Water Experts Hope For Cool, Wet Autumn Basalt—As we head into September, the searing heat of summer will soon give way to the cooler temperatures and colors of fall.  However, the horrific drought that has plagued Colorado this year will linger for some time.  According to the latest river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, rivers and streams throughout the watershed are ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS BC-FBN–NFL Expanded Glance National Football League Expanded Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv New England1020.8333752476-1-04-1-07-1-03-1-04-0-0 N.Y. Jets750.5832952484-2-03-3-05-4-02-1-02-2-0 Buffalo660.5002962783-3-03-3-06-5-00-1-03-2-0 Miami570.4172403002-3-03-4-03-6-02-1-00-5-0 South WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv Indianapolis660.5002593053-3-03-3-04-4-02-2-03-0-0 Houston660.5002532644-2-02-4-04-4-02-2-02-1-0 Jacksonville480.3332753413-3-01-5-04-6-00-2-01-3-0 Tennessee390.2502452961-6-02-3-01-7-02-2-01-3-0 North WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv Cincinnati1020.8333341965-1-05-1-08-1-02-1-04-0-0 Pittsburgh750.5833112405-2-02-3-04-4-03-1-01-2-0 Baltimore480.3332722912-3-02-5-03-6-01-2-02-2-0 Cleveland2100.1672163471-5-01-5-02-8-00-2-01-4-0 West WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv Denver1020.8332692104-1-06-1-06-2-04-0-03-1-0 Kansas City750.5833212403-2-04-3-06-2-01-3-03-1-0 Oakland570.4172843142-4-03-3-05-4-00-3-01-2-0 San Diego390.2502473242-5-01-4-02-6-01-3-00-3-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv Washington570.4172572865-2-00-5-05-4-00-3-02-2-0 Philadelphia570.4172783022-3-03-4-03-6-02-1-02-2-0 N.Y. Giants570.4173072963-3-02-4-04-5-01-2-02-3-0 Dallas480.3332232771-5-03-3-03-7-01-1-03-2-0 South ...
    • SPORTS Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalArizona27St. Louis3 FinalTampa Bay23Atlanta19 FinalMiami15Baltimore13 FinalCincinnati37Cleveland3 FinalBuffalo30Houston21 FinalTennessee42Jacksonville39 Final OTN-Y Jets23N-Y Giants20 Final OTSan Francisco26Chicago20 FinalSeattle38Minnesota7 FinalDenver17San Diego3 FinalKansas City34Oakland20 FinalCarolina41New Orleans38 FinalPhiladelphia35New England28 FinalPittsburgh45Indianapolis10 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalMemphis95Phoenix93 FinalDallas116Washington104 FinalGolden State114Brooklyn98 FinalDetroit111L-A Lakers91 FinalOklahoma City98Sacramento95 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalCarolina5Arizona4 FinalChicago3Winnipeg1 FinalNew Jersey4Florida2 ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Ignacio….45       Glenwood…..24 Coal Ridge…37   Delta…….26 Boys Glenwood….64    Centauri….54  (Cam Horning—34 points) Delta….55       Coal Ridge…..51   NUGGETS-RAPTORS TORONTO (AP) — Will Barton came off the bench to score 22 points and Danilo Gallinari added another 21 as the Denver Nuggets stopped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 Thursday night.Denver avoided its first nine-game losing streak since ...
    • SPORTS KMTS 2015-16 BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE Thursday      Dec. 10th     Montrose @ Glenwood                      6 / 7:30 Friday            Dec. 11th     Faith Christian @  Glenwood            6:30 / 8   Saturday       Dec. 12th     Rifle @  Palisade                                 6 / 7:30 Friday            Dec. 18th     Delta @ Glenwood                              6 / 7:30 Tuesday        Dec. 22nd    Rifle / Coal Ridge @ Pepsi ...
    • SCORES FinalDallas24Miami14 FinalDenver17Chicago15 FinalIndianapolis24Atlanta21 FinalHouston24N-Y Jets17 FinalDetroit18Oakland13 FinalBaltimore16St. Louis13 FinalTampa Bay45Philadelphia17 FinalCarolina44Washington16 FinalKansas City33San Diego3 FinalGreen Bay30Minnesota13 FinalSeattle29San Francisco13 FinalArizona34Cincinnati31 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalToronto91L-A Clippers80 FinalBrooklyn111Boston101 FinalNew Orleans122Phoenix116 FinalOklahoma City117Dallas114 FinalGolden State118Denver105 FinalPortland107L-A Lakers93 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalCarolina4Los Angeles3 FinalSan Jose5Columbus3 FinalMontreal4N-Y Islanders2 FinalNew Jersey3Vancouver2 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final( 5) Duke86Georgetown84 Final( 6) Virginia83George Mason66 Final(11) ...
    • COLORADO SPORTS BRONCOS-BEARS Osweiler throws for 2 TDs, Broncos beat Bears 17-15 CHICAGO (AP) — Brock Osweiler threw for two touchdowns while starting for the injured Peyton Manning, and the Denver Broncos stopped Jeremy Langford on a 2-point conversion run in the final minute to beat the Chicago Bears 17-15 on Sunday.Langford scored on a 2-yard run ...
    • SPORTS BRONCOS-MANNING INJURY Kubiak benches Peyton Manning for Bears game ENGLEWOOD (AP) — Peyton Manning won’t suit up against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is going with backup Brock Osweiler as he tries to get his 39-year-old quarterback healthy.Kubiak said he met with Manning on Monday morning and told him of his ...
    • SPORTS MANNING MAY BE DONE FOR A WHILE ENGLEWOOD. (AP) — Peyton Manning has a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, according to a person familiar with the situation.Manning has a tear in the thick tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot.It’s uncertain how long — ...
    • SPORTS AP-Scorecard Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalCarolina27Tennessee10 FinalChicago37St. Louis13 FinalPittsburgh30Cleveland9 FinalTampa Bay10Dallas6 FinalDetroit18Green Bay16 FinalJacksonville22Baltimore20 FinalMiami20Philadelphia19 FinalWashington47New Orleans14 FinalMinnesota30Oakland14 FinalKansas City29Denver13 FinalNew England27N-Y Giants26 FinalArizona39Seattle32 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalNew York95New Orleans87 FinalMemphis114Minnesota106 FinalCharlotte106Portland94 FinalUtah97Atlanta96 FinalBoston100Oklahoma City85 FinalSacramento107Toronto101 FinalL-A Lakers97Detroit85 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalN-Y Rangers4Toronto3 FinalChicago4Calgary1
    • KMTS Volleyball: TITANS GO DOWN, BUT PREP FOR NEXT YEAR Denver (11/14/15) – Tied at 17 in their first-round 3A state playoff match with Colorado’s number-one volleyball team, the Coal Ridge Titans suffered a critical loss on an unlucky Friday the 13th. Kaitlyn Detelefsen, the Titans’ devastating middle hitter who has signed to play for the University of Northern Colorado, went down with a possible ...