From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Alcohol Involved In Death of Noted Mountain Climber Aspen—A woman known for her adventurous spirit and mountain climbing prowess died after falling in her own home.  61-year-old Charlotte Fox, a longtime Aspen climbing and skiing icon in the early ’80’s died after falling about three stories in her Telluride home two months ago.  According to San Miguel County Coroner Emile Sante, Fox suffered ...
    • More Evacuations to be Lifted Sunday Tomorrow at 8:00 AM, residents of the El Jebel mobile home park will be allowed home. Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek made the announcement at a community meeting at Basalt High School this evening. Residents without a valid photo ID will need to get a re-entry card at Basalt High School. The cards will ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Still 3% Contained The Lake Christine Fire grew to 5434 acres overnight and remains 3 percent contained. Firefighters have said their goal is 30 percent containment by Sunday. Residents living north of Highway 82 and west of El Jebel Road were allowed back to their homes Friday night. Upper Cattle Creek Road remains closed. The entire evacuated area is ...
    • Some Mandatory Evacuations Lifted Some residents that were evacuated because of the Lake Christine Fire have been allowed home. The announcement was made this evening at tonight’s public information meeting. Residents allowed home are those that live north of Highway 82 and west of El Jebel Road, as long as the home can be accessed before the blue silo on ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN TITLE, GIRLS AWAIT DISTRICT SEEDING GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/15) – “We didn’t want a coin flip,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock explained after his team won the Western Slope League title outright by pounding challenger Steamboat Springs, 69-36, in the regular season finale at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on Valentines’ Day. The Lady Demons also won easily, 67-30, positioning themselves behind first-place ...
    • Sports LAS VEGAS (AP) – Naismith Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian has died at 84, two days after he was hospitalized with an infection and breathing difficulties. The towel-chewing Tarkanian won the 1990 NCAA championship with UNLV, took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and was 509-105 in 19 seasons at the school. He ...
    • KMTS Basketball: FURIOUS FINISH OVERHAULS RIFLE GIRLS AS GLENWOOD WINS TWO IN BEARS DEN RIFLE (2/7/15) – A pair of 3-pointers by Rifle’s Elly Walters and Jessie Pressler had the Lady Bears poised to upset 7th-ranked Glenwood Springs, but the veteran Demons turned up the defensive pressure with an 11-0 finish to pull out a 46-42 victory in the Bears Den. The Glenwood boys didn’t wait nearly as long, outscoring ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS Girls Bounce Back, Boys Blitz Eagle Valley GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/6/15) — If there’s ever a good time for an undefeated team to lose, it’s before the playoffs begin, as last season’s Glenwood Lady Demons found out when they went 19-0 until losing to Mesa Ridge. This year’s senior-dominated team took that lesson to heart after dropping a battle of unbeaten Western ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DELTA, REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE GLENWOOD SPRINGS(1/24/15) – For good teams, basketball is often a game of adjustments, and the Glenwood boys and girls made all the right ones in improving their combined league record to 14-0 with a sweep of Delta as the second round of WSL play began Saturday. The first time the Lady Demons (11-2, 7-0 WSL) played ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Go to 6-0 with Summit Sweep FRISCO (1/22/15) — The script going to Summit County was the same as it has been for the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams and the outcome left them both still undefeated in league play, but the paths taken varied for the Demon squads. Coming off a superb defensive effort in their 51-19 win ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Stay Unbeaten with Steamboat Sweep STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (1/17/15) – Defense still wins championships, a bromide born out by a pair of Glenwood wins at Steamboat Springs, keeping the boys and girls teams undefeated and in first place in Western Slope League play. After an early challenge, the Lady Demons (9-2, 5-0) ran off a 13-0 stretch to win easily 51-19. ...
    • Broncos Sack John Fox ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the playoffs, including Sunday’s stunning 24-13 loss to Indianapolis. Fox was 49-22 in Denver after ...
    • Sports DENVER (AP) – Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs. The Colts   advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England. The Patriots rallied past Baltimore 35-31 Saturday in the other AFC divisional playoff. DENVER (AP) – ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Overcome Early Struggles to Sweep Devils GYPSUM (1/6/15) – “No one plays well coming out of the break; we’re just glad to get a win,” Glenwood boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said after a winless Eagle Valley team used 19 first-half free throw opportunities and a ragged Demon offense to hang close before falling 66-44. The Lady Demons also struggled ...