From the KMTS News Room:

    • One Lane of Highway 325 Open
      State Highway 325 north of Rifle is open today with one lane of alternating traffic after a portion of the road collapsed into Rifle Creek on Friday. The road was completely closed Friday afternoon when the roadway collapsed past the center line. With no additional movement overnight, the Colorado Department of Transportation decided to open ...
    • Road Alert: Bank Failure on Hwy 325 North of Rifle
      7/22/19 Update: -Repairs have begun,expect traffic delays with one lane of alternating traffic with an automated stop light controlling traffic. -Access to Rifle Falls and Rifle Fish Hatchery have delayed access do the road work. 8:40 AM 7/13/19 Update: Colorado Department of Transportation said there was no movement overnight. Highway 325 has been reopened at MM 7 with 1 ...
    • USDA Rural Development
      Glenwood Springs—With tax revenues expected to decline in the coming years, Garfield County is going to be hard-pressed to fund every program and project that comes along.  Fortunately, there’s help through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Sallie Clark is the Colorado State Director of Rural Development for the U.S.D.A.   The former El Paso County Commissioner ...
    • Senior & Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption
      Glenwood Springs—Time is running out for Garfield County senior citizens to get a big break on their property tax bills. Thanks to Referendum A, passed by Colorado voters in 2000, 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of a senior citizen’s primary residence is exempt from property tax while the state picks up the ...
    • Avalanche Debris could add to the Bark Beetle Problem
      ASPEN (AP) – Avalanche debris in Roaring Fork Valley could attract the forest-destroying bark beetle, but White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams says there’s little the agency can do to mitigate the threat. Heavy snowpack unleashed a series of avalanches over the winter that downed spruce and aspen trees in numerous areas – a ...
    • 4th of July Marks the End of Ski Season
      FRISCO(AP) – Officials with the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area  has ended the ski season with an Independence Day celebration. Ski area spokeswoman Katherine Fuller says the final day drew thousands of skiers and snowboarders to the resort on Thursday, officially ending at 2:30 p.m. Video shot by the resort shows several people carrying American flags ...
    • Nine People Rescued from Poudre River
      FORT COLLINS (AP) – Firefighters say they rescued nine people from the Poudre River in northern Colorado after getting reports of rafters in trouble. The Poudre Fire Authority said eight people were rescued off a small island in the river in LaPorte on Thursday and a ninth person was found in a tree in the ...
    • Grand Junction Fire Caused by Youth With Illegal Fireworks
      GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Authorities in western Colorado say an illegal firework set off by a juvenile started a brush fire that briefly led to the evacuation of seven homes. The fire burned about 9 acres in Connected Lake State Park and adjoining neighborhoods northwest of Grand Junction along the Colorado River on Thursday afternoon. ...
    • Close Call on the Colorado River
      Glenwood Springs—A cool inner tube float down the Colorado River almost took a tragic turn as three people were tossed into the rushing waters in Glenwood Springs Tuesday afternoon. According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, two men and a woman were aboard two inner tubes tied together when they ended up in ...
    • Flooding Danger on Local Rivers
      Redstone—A flood advisory is in effect for the Crystal River near Redstone. The National Weather Service issued the advisory yesterday as the river, flowing at more than twice the mean at 2,100 cfs, is currently over the four foot bank. Planned releases from Reudi Reservoir have also triggered a Flood Advisory for the Frying Pan River ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES GIRLS Palisade—60       Glenwood Springs—31 Rifle—–54          Eagle Valley——38 Coal Ridge—44    Aspen——32   BOYS Glenwood Springs—-59    Palisade—-54 Rifle—55        Eagle Valley—49   (Rifle claims Western Slope Crown) Coal Ridge—63       Aspen—-52 NHL / AVS DENVER (AP) – Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves and chipped in with an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS ON COMEBACK TRAIL AT EAGLE VALLEY
      GYPSUM (2/5/16) – There’s nothing more compelling than a fourth-quarter comeback. In Eagle Valley’s “Inferno” gymnasium both Glenwood teams ignited in the final eight minutes, the boys winning 77-70 after trailing by 12 late in the third, and the girls, who were down 13-0 in the opening quarter, falling short 50-44. GLENWOOD BOYS 77, EAGLE ...
    • KMTS Basketball: ‘DOGS EDGE DEMONS ON LATE 3-POINTER AND RARE FREE THROWS
      PALISADE (2/3/16) – As the Palisade Bulldogs’ junior quarterback, P.D. Riddle was used to finding the end zone and helping his football team to a 9-3 record last fall. So maybe it shouldn’t be a shock that Riddle would be the one to hit the winning basket with ten seconds left in Wednesday’s snow-delayed ...
    • KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE PLAY
      RIFLE(1/28/16) – The contender came into town for a rematch, but the result, though not a knockout, was the same: Rifle’s boys basketball team struggled with a determined Palisade team but remained undefeated in Western Slope League play, emerging with a 48-43 win in newly named Jack Smith Gymnasium Thursday. Unfortunately for the Lady Bears, the ...
    • SPORTS
      BRONCOS HEADED TO SUPER BOWL 50 Broncos “D” comes up big against Brady and the Patriots Denver—Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl – which many expect to be the final game of Manning’s career. Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS BOUNCE BACK, SWEEP SUMMIT
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/21/16) – There is a biblical saying that speaks of beauty coming from ashes. The comparison may be somewhat severe, but there’s no denying that the injury misfortune that has plagued the Glenwood Lady Demons, along with a four-game league losing streak, has had coach Rhonda Moser searching for silver linings. In 5-7 ...
    • SPORTS
      AFC / NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET Broncos one win away from Super Bowl 50 UNDATED (AP) – The AFC and NFC championship game matchups are set. The Denver Broncos will be home against the New England Patriots, and the Carolina Panthers will host the Arizona Cardinals.The Broncos have advanced by rallying in the fourth quarter of a ...
    • KMTS Basketball: LADY BEARS TOPPLE LEAGUE LEADERS, BOYS STAY UNBEATEN
      GYPSUM (1/15/16) — In a clash of Western Slope gunslingers that did not disappoint, the Rifle Lady Bears, led by sophomore Elly Walters, knocked off previously unbeaten Eagle Valley and league scoring leader Kylie Martin with a fourth-quarter comeback 57-49 in the Devils’ Inferno Gym Friday night. The Glenwood boys maintained their ...
    • SPORTS
      BRONCOS / STEELERS UPDATE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw in practice on Friday but remains questionable for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against Denver. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained right shoulder sustained in last weekend’s wild-card win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a ...
    • SPORTS
      BRONCOS / STEELERS AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has “a chance” after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend’s 18-16 ...