From the KMTS News Room:

    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Explained As of August 31, all areas in the the KMTS listening area are under stage 1 fire restrictions, including land managed by the BLM and Forest Service. Below are activities that are prohibited under stage 1. Keep in mind that local jurisdictions have the authority to amend these restrictions. If you’re not sure, ask. Building, maintaining, attending, ...
    • Fire Crews Brace For Gusty Wind Rifle/Meeker—With high wind warnings in store for Western Colorado, crews working the Cache Creek and Cabin Lake wildfires are preparing for flames to kick up in the next 24 hours.  The Cache Creek fire southwest of Rifle, now in it’s 29th day, may reach some un-burned fuels that will create a lot of visible smoke.  ...
    • Fire Season & Hunting Season Collide Rifle—Two seasons seem to be on a collision course in Colorado; wildfire and hunting season.  As more hunters begin to make their way to Colorado’s back country, the choices of where to hunt may seem limited because of the the busy wildfire season.  Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankins says prospective hunters needn’t be discouraged.  She ...
    • Roaring Fork Valley Man Killed in DUI Hit & Run Identified Basalt—Friends and family are grieving the death of a longtime Roaring Fork Valley local who was hit and killed by a drunk driver late Friday night while crossing Highway 82 in Basalt.  54 year old Michael Campion of Aspen Village had just finished having dinner with some friends and was crossing 82 to catch a  ...
    • John McCain, Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero, dies at 81 (SEDONA, Ariz.) — Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John S. McCain died Saturday, months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. He was 81. McCain served in the United States Senate for three decades, was first elected in 1986, and was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. McCain ran twice unsuccessfully ...
    • Trial Set For Glenwood Springs Man In Wife’s Murder Glenwood Springs—It’s been nearly two years since Bianca Jurado was gunned down in an apartment south of Glenwood Springs.  Her ex-husband, the man police believe pulled the trigger will finally stand trial for first degree murder.  Last summer, 29 year old Gustavo Olivo-Tellez originally entered a plea of not guilty but changed to an insanity ...
    • Rifle Man Gets Life Sentence For Wife’s 2000 Murder Mount Pleasant, Iowa—A man from Rifle will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife nearly two decades ago in Iowa. A district judge sentenced 58 year old Michael Syperda to the life sentence for the death of Elizabeth Syperda.  She was 22 years old at the time ...
    • Early Morning Quake Reported In Rio Blanco County White River City—An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale was reported this morning around 2 o’clock in a remote area of Rio Blanco County. According to information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered about 20 miles west of Meeker near the sparsely populated town of White River City.  The quake was ...
    • Carbondale Overdose Investigation Nets Second Arrest Carbondale/Grand Junction—A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a Carbondale man.  The Drug Enforcement Administration says 52 year old Bruce Holder has been indicted on charges of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and distribution resulting in serious bodily injury.  Agents believe Holder was dealing the drug along with ...
    • Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Drilling Setback Initiative Denver—Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues but the candidates hoping to be the next governor of Colorado do agree that Citizen’s Ballot Initiative 97 would be bad for the state.  Appearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit, Stapleton, the Republican candidate and Democrat, Polis both say ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Football: BEARS BATTLE, BUT BOW OUT AT STATE COLORADO SPRINGS (11/13/15) – A pick-six, a flag, and a halfback pass proved too much for the Rifle Bears to overcome in losing their first-round state 3A playoff game to Discovery Canyon, 43-20 on a frigid Friday the 13th at Academy Stadium in Colorado Springs. The Bears were unlucky even before their game was switched from ...
    • SCORES NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalCarolina37Green Bay29 FinalN-Y Jets28Jacksonville23 FinalBuffalo33Miami17 FinalPittsburgh38Oakland35 Final OTMinnesota21St. Louis18 Final OTTennessee34New Orleans28 FinalNew England27Washington10 FinalSan Francisco17Atlanta16 FinalN-Y Giants32Tampa Bay18 FinalIndianapolis27Denver24 Final OTPhiladelphia33Dallas27 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalCleveland101Indiana97 FinalNew York99L-A Lakers95 FinalMiami96Toronto76 FinalOklahoma City124Phoenix103 FinalDetroit120Portland103 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalDallas4Detroit1 FinalBoston2N-Y Islanders1 Final OTNew Jersey4Vancouver3 FinalChicago4Edmonton2
    • SPORTS SUNDAY SCORES WORLD SERIES FinalKansas City7N-Y Mets2, 12 Innings NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalKansas City45Detroit10 FinalArizona34Cleveland20 FinalCincinnati16Pittsburgh10 FinalMinnesota23Chicago20 FinalNew Orleans52N-Y Giants49 FinalBaltimore29San Diego26 FinalSt. Louis27San Francisco6 Final OTTampa Bay23Atlanta20 FinalHouston20Tennessee6 FinalOakland34N-Y Jets20 FinalSeattle13Dallas12 FinalDenver29Green Bay10 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalAtlanta94Charlotte92 FinalSan Antonio95Boston87 FinalMiami109Houston89 FinalToronto106Milwaukee87 FinalOklahoma City117Denver93 FinalChicago92Orlando87 FinalDallas103L-A Lakers93 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalSan Jose4Colorado3 FinalTampa Bay4Carolina3 FinalMontreal5Winnipeg1 FinalBuffalo2N-Y ...
    • SPORTS SCORES NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FinalNew England36Miami7 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FinalMemphis112Indiana103 FinalAtlanta112New York101 FinalL-A Clippers104Dallas88 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FinalPittsburgh4Buffalo3 Final OTCarolina3N-Y Islanders2 FinalNew Jersey4Philadelphia1 FinalColorado2Tampa Bay1 FinalSt. Louis2Anaheim1 FinalWinnipeg3Chicago1 Final OTDallas4Vancouver3 FinalEdmonton4Montreal3 TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final( 5) T-C-U40West Virginia10 FinalNorth Carolina26(23) Pittsburgh19
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Glenwood at Battle Mountain—6:30 Eagle Valley at Rifle————6:30   3A STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT BEGINS THIS WEEK Three teams from the local area received bids to play in the 2015 3A State Soccer Tournament.  The Basalt Longhorns received the highest bid of the valley teams at #16.  The Longhorns will play #17 Sheridan at Kent Denver this ...
    • KMTS Football: DEMONS, OSIER BREAK THROUGH AT SUMMIT FRISCO (10/23/15) – It was a night for firsts on a snow-soaked field in Frisco as Matt Osier and his Glenwood Springs teammates defeated Summit, 27-13. Osier, a senior, had never scored a varsity touchdown and the Demons were seeking their first win of the season as they played their first game ever ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Parachute—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans swept the Grand Valley Cardinals last night to claim the Western Slope Conference Championship.  Coal Ridge improved to 7 and 0 in league play, 14 and 5 overall. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (ALL GAMES AT 7PM) Glenwood at Summit  (BROADCAST LIVE ON KMTS AND KMTS.COM) Rifle at Steamboat Springs Basalt at Battle ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SCORES Soccer Glenwood Springs—4   Summit—2 Coal Ridge—-3         Roaring Fork—-0 Volleyball Delta—-3      Glenwood Springs—-0 Grand Valley—-3     Roaring Fork—0 Coal Ridge—-3     Rifle—-0   NHL Denver—The Colorado Avalanche hope to bounce back from Sunday night’s loss to the Kings in Los Angeles when they host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at the Pepsi Center. MLB / ROCKIES DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies will bring back their coaching ...
    • Sports CLEVELAND (AP) – Peyton Manning shook off three interceptions and drove Denver in range for Brandon McManus’ 34-yard field goal with 4:56 left in overtime, giving the unbeaten Broncos a 26-23 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Manning took the Broncos from their 12 to the Cleveland 16 before McManus kicked his game-winner to make ...
    • KMTS Football; BEARS WIN TOP-10 DUEL WITH PALISADE GRAND JUNCTION (10-15-15) – Undefeated and second-ranked Palisade met its match in a staunch Rifle Bear defense that stopped four Bulldog scoring threats on fourth downs to hold on for a 13-7 victory at Stocker Stadium Thursday in Grand Junction. Ethan Strouse hit a couple of big passes to key scoring drives in the 2nd and ...