From the KMTS News Room:

    • Local Wildfire Updates Rifle/Meeker—Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents worried about the Cache Creek Wildfire are encouraged to attend tonight’s public information meeting at the Grand Valley Fire Station #1.  Officials with the Type-3 Incident Management will discuss and answer questions about the fire’s behavior over the last week as well as current and future plans of attack.  The ...
    • Firefighters Challenged by Cache Creek Fire Rifle—The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle is going to kick up a lot of smoke for a long time.  Fire Operations Chief Jim Genung informed a packed house at last night’s public information meeting in Battlement Mesa that due to the challenging conditions and terrain, the size of the fire grew to over 2,500 ...
    • Truck Fire Near Glenwood Vapor Caves Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A late morning truck fire near the vapor caves shut down westbound I-70 for over an hour Thursday.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a mechanical failure in the pickup truck’s gas tank caused the vehicle to erupt in flames that also sparked a small brush fire near the bike path.  ...
    • Garfield Commissioners Meet with Parachute Trustees Parachute—Town leaders in Parachute believe the future is bright for the community.  During a workshop last night, the board of trustees talked about ways the county can continue to partner with the town to address certain needs and projects to strengthen the local economy. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says extending transit service to Parachute with a ...
    • I-70 Closed in Both Directions 7:00Pm – Interstate 70 has reopened with one west bound lane closed in the area of the fire.  The fire grew to about 25 acres, and crews are setting back burns to prevent the fire hot spots from spreading.  At this time, officials believe the fire was human caused, but they have not provided any ...
    • Cache Creek Fire Grows Rifle—Last night, an unmistakable orange glow could be seen from New Castle to Rulison.  It was coming from the Cache Creek Fire, 8 miles southwest of Rifle.  The fire that’s been burning since July 28th, was kicked up a little last night by winds and passing storms that caused spot fires across the line on ...
    • Cabin Lake Fire Spreads by 250 Acres Meeker—The Buford/New Castle Road is closed once again due to the sudden growth of the Cabin Lake Fire over the weekend.  Officials say County Road 17 is closed at the County Road 10 intersection and south to the Meadow Lake Campground turnoff.  A wind shift created long and short term spotting conditions and active fire ...
    • 113 Fire Update Glenwood Springs—The 113 Fire in South Canyon is still burning but it is 70 percent contained.  According to the latest report from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the fire scorched 4 and a half acres Wednesday afternoon.  The growth of the fire was minimized thanks to quick action by local firefighting crews from Glenwood Springs, ...
    • Cabin Lake and Cache Creek Fire Updates Glenwood Springs—The Cabin Lake Fire is still active but crews are getting the upper hand with 70 percent containment.  The nearly two-week old fire has burned 1,160 acres.  Rio Blanco County Road 17, the Buford/New Castle Road is open to through traffic only with no stopping allowed.    The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle grew ...
    • I-70 Closed Due to Wildfire Around 9:00, all lanes of Interstate 70 were opened. Traffic returned to normal by 10:30. ~5:00PM: Left lane is open westbound. 4:30PM: Eastbound I-70 is open. Commercial traffic is being held at Dotsero (exit 133). I-70 westbound remains closed at West Glenwood (exit 114). 3:55PM: Eastbound I-70 and Colorado River closed due to helicopter operations. 2:52PM: Pre-evacuation notice for ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE SOCCER Palisade at Glenwood Springs….7pm Coal Ridge at Grand Junction…..6pm Roaring Fork at Rifle…………..4pm VOLLEYBALL Gunnison at Roaring Fork…..6pm (three matches at 6:30) Summit at Glenwood Battle Mountain at Rifle Aspen at Coal Ridge ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS NEW YORK (AP) – Clayton Kershaw will try to extend the Dodgers’ season when he takes the mound against Steven Matz and the New York ...
    • KMTS Football: DEMONS DRAW CLOSER TO VICTORY GYPSUM (10/9/15) — As the Beatles crooned before Sgt. Pepper brought the band to play: “Closer! Do you want to know a secret?” Before this gauntlet of a football season comes to a close, the Glenwood Springs Demons are going to upset someone. It almost happened at Eagle Valley’s homecoming Friday, but the ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—-3      Delta—–2 Coal Ridge—-9    Grand Valley—-0 VOLLEYBALL Eagle Valley—-3    Glenwood—–0 Summit——-3       Rifle——0 Coal Ridge—–3    Roaring Fork—-1 SOFTBALL Rifle—–9       Meeker—–2 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (all games at 7pm) Glenwood Springs at Eagle Valley (Gypsum)  Grand Junction Central at Rifle Basalt at Moffat County Coal Ridge at Aspen Battle Mountain at Roaring Fork Grand Valley at Cedaredge NHL /AVS DENVER (AP) – Zach Parise scored three times, including the tiebreaking tally ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Fruita Monument—-5       Glenwood Springs—-2 Basalt——8               Rifle—–0 Coal Ridge—–5       Moffat County—-2 VOLLEYBALL Roaring Fork—3      Rifle—-0 Eagle Valley—–3     Coal Ridge—-0 CROSS COUNTRY Buena Vista—The Glenwood Demons boy’s team had a perfect score of 15 by claiming 1st through 5th place.  The Glenwood girl’s cross country team also won at Buena Vista. ELSEWHERE IN COLORADO SPORTS… In Denver, Alex Tanguay scored at 1:18 of ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL – Demons Continue to Improve in Loss to Brush GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/17/15) – In the Bill Murray classic, “What About Bob,” the protagonist is urged to take “Baby steps,” and Glenwood’s football team, though falling to 0-3 in a 43-22 pre-season loss to defending 2A state champion Brush, continued to move in the right direction as the Western Slope League season approaches. In ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Eagle Valley—–2      Glenwood Springs—-1 Basalt——2             Rifle—–1   VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—–3      Rifle—–2 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE / 7 O’CLOCK KICK OFF Brush at Glenwood, Aspen at Cedaredge, Roaring Fork at Olathe, Grand Valley at Coal Ridge, Basalt at Eagle Valley, Rifle (no game scheduled) BRONCOS WIN A THRILLER IN KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos pulled ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fall Under Conifer Lights CONIFER — Glenwood Springs got on the scoreboard for the first time in the 2015 season, and led late in the third quarter before Conifer wore down the Demon defense to win the first game under their brand new home lights, 27-12 Friday. The Demons, who dropped to 0-2 in the young season, took a 12-7 ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge—3    Glenwood—-2 Grand Valley—-3    Basalt—-0 SOFTBALL Eagle Valley—-9    Rifle—-8   MLB / Rockies SAN DIEGO (AP) – Brett Wallace’s fielder’s choice grounder drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Corey Spangenberg doubled to lead off the ninth against Boone Logan (0-3) ...
    • Sports VOLLEYBALL At the Glenwood Invitational, the lady demons defeated grand valley 2 games to none. glenwood will take on telluride tonight. FOOTBALL Glenwood kicks off the season at home against the Erie Tigers.  Game time at 7.  Pre-game coverage  begins at 6-45 on KMTS.   In other Western Slope action tonight; Rifle is at Moffat County.  Coal ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Aspen—2      Basalt—1 Eagle Valley—3    Coal Ridge—0   SOFTBALL Delta—15       Rifle—-4   ROCKIES DROP TWO TO D-BACKS Game 1   Arizona—6     Colorado—4 Game 2  Arizona—-5     Colorado—3   ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….   NEW YORK (AP) – At the U.S. Open today Serena Williams resumes her quest to become the first player since Steffi Graf (grahf) in 1988 to win all four major tennis tournaments in one year. ...