From the KMTS News Room:

    • Basalt Apartment Evacuation Order UPDATE 10/2/18 6:00 PM: The Basalt Library will close at 7:00 tonight. Residents who need a place to stay will be able to stay in the auxiliary gym at  Basalt High School until 7:00 AM. Pets are not allowed in the high school, but are being accepted at the Aspen Animal Shelter until 8:00 tonight ...
    • I-70 Closed due to Shot Fired from Vehicle Glenwood Springs—A Utah man was taken into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly firing a gun from an SUV while heading east on I-70 between Glenwood Springs and No Name.  According to eyewitness statements,  43 year old Ryan Johnson was a passenger in a Ford Expedition when just before 1 o’clock, he fired a single round ...
    • CMU Football Player did not Commit Suicide Grand Junction—Colorado Mesa University football player Brett Ojiyi did not commit suicide according to investigators.  The 21 year old student-athlete from Los Angeles died from a single gunshot wound to the chest according to Mesa County Coroner Dean Havlik.  The fourth year running back died last Saturday at a home near the CMU campus.  Based ...
    • Comcast Outage Attributed to Hit and Run Glenwood Springs—A hit and run accident between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale late Monday morning left a couple thousand people in the Roaring Fork Valley without cable television, cell service and the internet for about six hours.  According to reports from Comcast, roughly 25-hundred customers in the valley were affected by the outage as well as ...
    • Spring Creek Arsonist to be Tried Denver—The Denmark man charged with arson in the Spring Creek Wildfire will stand trial.  A judge has ruled that Jesper Joergensen will be tried for 141 counts of arson.  That number represents the homes and buildings destroyed by the third largest wildfire in Colorado history. Authorities arrested Joergensen on June 28th after he told police ...
    • End of the Line for Crime Stoppers of Garfield County Glenwood Springs—“McGruff the Crime Dog” is calling it quits in Garfield County.  Due to a general lack of interest from local police departments and the explosion of social media, the Garfield County Chapter of Crimestoppers is pulling the plug.  The once-thriving chapter disbanded in the late 90’s only to revived for one last go-round in ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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. ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Palisade—The Glenwood Demons began Western Slope conference play with a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs at Palisade High School Monday afternoon.  The Demons scored 3 goals in the second half to secure the victory and improve to 2 and 1 overall.  In other Western Slope soccer this afternoon, the Coal Ridge Titans take ...
    • Sports ATLANTA (AP) – Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak. Adonis Garcia snapped a 2-2 tie with a homer off Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) in the fourth. ...
    • Scorecard     INTERLEAGUEFinal            Houston                3    L.A.  Dodgers        2,  10  Innings    AMERICAN  LEAGUEFinal            Cleveland            4    N-Y  Yankees          3Final            Texas                    4    Detroit                  2Final            Kansas  City        8    Boston                    6Final            Minnesota            4    Baltimore              3,  12  InningsFinal            Toronto              12    L.A.  Angels          5Final            Oakland                8    Tampa  Bay              2Final            Seattle                8    Chi  White  Sox      6    NATIONAL  LEAGUEFinal            Arizona                4    Cincinnati            0Final            Philadelphia      2    ...