From the KMTS News Room:

    • 7-31 Fire Update The Cache Creek Fire, eight miles southwest of Rifle, has burned 400 acres and is 0%contained. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 2 Blue Team took over operations this morning at 6. While structures are within a couple miles of the fire, they are not considered threatened at this time.   The Lake Christine Fire has burned ...
    • Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License Closures All Colorado Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Wednesday Aug. 1 through Friday Aug. 3. State drivers’ license facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, while the conversion of information to the Colorado DRIVES system takes place. Clerk and Recorder’s offices will remain open but will not be able to assist with motor vehicle needs.
    • Fire Update The Cache Creek Fire, burning eight miles southwest of Rifle, ignited on July 28, is estimated at over 100 acres and is 0% contained. Structures are located approximately 2 miles north and east of the fire, but they are not considered threatened at this time. The cause of the Cache Creek Fire is not known. The ...
    • Cache Creek Fire Burning 8 Miles South of Rulison The White River National Forest says it currently has 50 people assigned to the Cache Creek Fire, which was reported around 8:30 Saturday night. Spokesperson Kate Jerman says due to limited visibility, crews did not begin actively fighting the fire until today. The fire is burning in heavy timber and is estimated to be only ...
    • Lake Christine Fire July 22 Update The Lake Christine Fire grew almost 2,000 acres yesterday from 8,800 acres yesterday to 10,406 today. The containment dropped significantly since yesterday to only 32%. Firefighters say as the fire continues to move north toward Cattle Creek, it is transitioning from burning in heavy beetle-killed fuels to lighter Aspen and Gambel oak. Retardent drops were ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Grows The Lake Christine Fire grew from 7,700 acres yesterday to 8,315 acres by this morning. Air resources, including three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and 3 helicopters, worked throughout the day to help cool the fire’s edge on the northwest corner. Today, crews are building an indirect fire line from the northwest flank to existing bulldozer lines ...
    • New Pre-Evacuations Due to Lake Christine Fire New pre-evacuation orders were issued tonight for residents in the Frying Pan Valley, as the Lake Christine Fire continues burning. The areas advised to be ready to evacuate are Cedar Drive, Toner Creek, Seven Castles, and Taylor Road. Mandatory evacuations have not yet been issued, but may be forthcoming.
    • Swift Action Keeps Structure Fire From Spreading A storage building has been declared a total loss after a fire Sunday. According to a press release from the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, around 4:30 PM, multiple people called to report the fire at 350 Tree Farm Drive, across Highway 82 from the Willits Town Center. Responding firefighters reported seeing a large ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Update Basalt—Firefighters continue to make solid progress on the Lake Christine Wildfire.  The fire is now 39% contained and grew by about 200 acres to 6,180. Type-2 Operations Manager Keith Brink says the cost of fighting the fire is fast approaching four million dollars.  More evacuations are expected to be lifted today. Basalt High School, which ...
    • Fires Rage Across Western Colorado Meeker—Firefighting crews can’t let their guard down in Western Colorado.  As one fire reaches containment, another flares up. Two fires are currently burning in Rio Blanco County.  The Fawn Fire, burning in a remote, rugged area of the Piceance Basin about 30 miles southwest of Meeker has consumed nearly 900 acres.  Crews have been working ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 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    ...
    • Sports ROCKIES WOES CONTINUE DENVER (AP) – Logan Verrett stepped into Matt Harvey’s spot and earned his first major league win in his first start, pitching eight impressive innings and leading the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Sunday. After the NL East-leading Mets posted a pair of 14-9 wins at Coors Field, Verrett (1-0) ...
    • Sports DENNIS WINS USA PRO CHALLENGE DENVER (AP) – Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.The 25-year-old Dennis, riding for the American-based BMC team, won two stages, finished second in two stages ...
    • Sports   NEW YORK (AP) – Curtis Granderson, Kelly Johnson and pinch-hitter Juan Lagares homered and drove in three runs each to help the Mets overpower Colorado 12-3. The NL East leaders complete the sweep and have now won 11 of their last 13 games.  QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) – Skiing champ Lindsay Vonn is heading home ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING FOR TITLE Grand Junction—A few weeks ago, they were in last place in the Mountain West Summer College Baseball League with a 5 and 11 record.  Then, the Glenwood Geckos caught fire, reeling off a half dozen wins including yesterday’s 8-5 victory over the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters to put ...
    • Sports COACH MILLER MEMORIAL Glenwood Springs—Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Stubler Memorial Field this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of the man who paced those sidelines longer than anyone as the head football coach of the Glenwood Demons.  Coach Don Miller passed away Monday at the age of 79.  The services for ...
    • Hall of Fame Glenwood Coach Dies Glenwood Springs—Stubler Memorial Field will be packed this Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School as family, friends and community members honor the life of legendary, Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Miller.  Miller died this past Monday at the age of 79.  Miller retired in 1995 with 204 victories that included the Glenwood Demons’ state ...
    • Sports GLENWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH MOVING ON Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Demons boy’s basketball coach Cory Hitchcock is moving on.  After a successful five year run that included two league championships, Hitchcock is headed to Missouri Valley College to be an assistant women’s basketball coach.  Missouri Valley is an NAIA Division 1 school in the city of Marshall.  Hitchcock ...