From the KMTS News Room:

    • Forest Service Lifts Basalt Mountain Closure Basalt Mountain, which has been closed since July 3rd because of the Lake Christine Wildfire, officially reopened at one minute past midnight. The White River National Forest lifted the closure with words of caution. Acting District Ranger Kevin Warner says hunters and others heading up the mountain need to be aware that the burned areas ...
    • 2018 Issues and Answers Forum Tonight’s forum is on KMTS online stream number two And you can watch the live YouTube stream below.
    • Colorado River District Opposes Ballot Questions Glenwood Springs—The Colorado River District is urging people to vote against two controversial ballot measures.  The river district’s board of directors took a stand against Proposition 11 and Amendment 74.  112 aims to increase the drilling setback distance for new oil and gas wells to 2,500 feet from occupied buildings.  River district spokesman Zane Kessler ...
    • 1-1-1 Vote Means No Garfield County Endorsement for State Sales Tax Hike Glenwood Springs—A ballot question that would raise Colorado’s sales tax from 2.9% to just over 3.5% to pay for transportation projects will not get an endorsement from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner Mike Samson talked about the merits of Proposition 110 and what it would mean for road improvements.  He says if it ...
    • Fire Restrictions Lifted Across Region Glenwood Springs—A few days of steady rain and a little snow in the high country had a big impact on fire danger in the region.  Garfield County, Eagle County, Pitkin County, the Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest all lifted fire restrictions today thanks to vastly improved conditions.  Two and a ...
    • Garfield County Libraries will be Closed for a Staff Work Day All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Tuesday, October 16 for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume on Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website, www.gcpld.org, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
    • Water Main Break at the Basalt Roaring Fork Apartments Basalt—Almost all of the 77 residents displaced from their apartments in Basalt by the broken water main have a place to stay.  All but 10 people will be staying with friends or relatives in the community.  Officials are making arrangements for the others to make sure they’re taken care of while the extensive repair work ...
    • B.L.M. Resource Advisory Council Nominations Silt—If you’re qualified and have the time, you could help shape future management plans for public lands in the west.  The Bureau of Land Management is reopening nominations for the influential Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  David Boyd with the BLM field office in Silt says during the first round of nominations last spring, they ...
    • Transfer Trail Rollover Death Glenwood Springs—The young man who was killed Monday in a late night rollover accident on Transfer Trail was a lifelong Garfield County resident as well as an admired outdoorsman and rafting guide.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 25 year old Ethan Turner died at the scene just north of Glenwood Springs.  According to reports ...
    • I-70 Closed Through Glenwood Canyon At 9:00 PM, all lanes of traffic are open. I-70 is closed both directions in Glenwood Canyon due to an accident near Hanging Lake Tunnel. Westbound is closed at mile marker 133 (Dotsero) and eastbound is closed at mile 116 (Glenwood Springs). There is no estimate on reopening the road.

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...