From the KMTS News Room:

    • Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Explained Under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, the following are prohibited. Stage 2 restrictions are in effect throughout the KMTS listening area, on all Forest Service land and all land administered by the Bureau of Land Management Colorado River Valley Office. Local jurisdictions have the authority to amend these restrictions as they see fit. If you’re not sure, ...
    • Missouri Heights Evacuations As of 1:00 AM, all residents of Missouri Heights are under a mandatory evacuation order. Eagle County authorities have issued an evacuation order for the Missouri Heights area. Evacuated homes are east of Upper Cattle Creek Road, including Vista Hi Drive, Blue Creek Trail and Blue Creek Overlook. Evacuated residents are being told to take Fender ...
    • Lake Christine Fire 4:50 PM: From Pitkin County: Area’s above Basalt are at risk for an extended power outage. Prepare for an extended power outage due to the Lake Christine Fire. This outage could last up to 72 hours, if it happens. 4:45 PM: Fire has grown to 2377 acres in size as of this ...
    • Flat Tops Wilderness Turret Fire Update Glenwood Springs—The Turret Fire in the Flat Tops Wilderness is now 30% contained.  Kate Jerman with the White River National Forest says the fire that started last Thursday is holding steady at six and a half acres.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  Crews on the ground will continue mop up ...
    • Man Sentenced for Throwing Bottles Into Roaring Fork River Basalt—No one really knows why a Latino man tossed about three-dozen water bottles containing urine, household chemicals and pornograhpic photos into the Roaring Fork River.  Even without a clear explanation, Pitkin County District Judge Chris Sedlin sentenced 44-year-old Ricardo Parras Membreno to two years probation and 40 hours of community service for pleading guilty to ...
    • Body of Delta Woman Found in Utah Delta—The body of a Western Slope woman who disappeared last week was found in Utah. A man has also been taken into custody. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 27-year-old Madelaine Loh of Hotchkiss was discovered Wednesday afternoon around 1 o’clock in Millard County, Utah. Loh’s family hadn’t heard from her since ...
    • Man Injured in Hit and Run Near Coal Ridge High School Silt—A 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon near Coal Ridge High School.  The victim, whose name has not been released, was flown by helicopter to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  Meanwhile, the Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help to find the person who fled ...
    • Hanlon Concedes 3rd District Primary Glenwood Springs—After last night’s defeat in the primary election, Glenwood Springs Attorney Karl Hanlon is now focused on making sure Scott Tipton is defeated in November in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.  Hanlon lost to former State Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush of Steamboat Springs in the Democrat primary by a considerable margin.  In conceding, ...
    • McLean to Battle Alberico in Garfield County Clerk Race Glenwood Springs—In the Republican primary battle of political newcomers, Bonnie McLean defeated Lynette Lacerda by more than 13-hundred votes in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s race. McLean, who has degrees in Industrial Engineering, law and a Master’s in Administration,  will now set her sights on unseating longtime incumbent Democrat Jean Alberico in November.  McLean garnered ...
    • Governor’s Race Between Stapleton and Polis Denver—If State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is going to be Colorado’s first Republican Governor since 2007, he’s going to have to defeat a tough opponent in Democrat Jared Polis this November.  Polis captured 45% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary while former Treasurer Cary Kennedy was a distant second with 25%.  Polis is looking for a ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning skipped practice today for the second consecutive day, something he hadn’t done since coming to Denver in 2012. Earlier, he said he wanted to spend the Bronco’s bye week getting healthy. Manning said earning the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye was imperative because of the team’s long ...
    • Avs Win In Ninth Shootout Round DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Iginla got a wrist shot past Petr Mrazek, who had turned away six straight Avalanche shooters. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in the tiebreaker as Colorado ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Boys & Girls Win League Openers at Delta; Sweep Rifle in Denver DELTA (12/18/14) – Surprises reigned supreme as the Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams rebounded from disappointing blowout losses in last weekend’s Demon Invitational to win their Western Slope League openers at Delta Thursday. The next day at the Pepsi Center where the Denver Nuggets pro basketball team plays, the Demons swept the Rifle Bears, the ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Steamboat Springs—The Rifle Bears earned a split last night against the Sailors in the Western Slope league opener at Steamboat Springs High School.  The Lady Bears improved to 5 and 0 with a 39-27 victory.  Freshman Elly Walters led Rifle’s scoring effort with 13 points.  Emily Neuroth and Jamie Pressler each scored 8 ...
    • Sports ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos are bringing in veteran kicker Jay Feely for a workout tomorrow. Brandon McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal attempt off the right upright in Denver’s 39-36 squeaker over the Miami Dolphins yesterday. Feely was beaten out by Chandler Catanzaro for Arizona’s kicking job last summer, ending his four-year stint ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears Corral Mustangs; State Championship In Sight RIFLE (11/22/14) – For the Rifle Bears, “It’s always fun to practice on Thanksgiving,” coach Damon Wells said after his team’s 35-7 semi-final win over Ft. Morgan insured the fourth trip in eleven years to the 3A state championship game. Turkey week practices mean the Bears (12-1) are one of two teams still playing, the other ...
    • Sports POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYERS Glenwood Springs—Several members of the Glenwood Springs High School Football team have been honored by coaches around the 3A Western Slope League At Wednesday night’s banquet, four Demon players earned 1st Team All Conference recognition;  Everett Marr, Sam Carmer, Matt Osier and Christian Gonzalez.  Five others were named to ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: RIFLE OVERCOMES ROOSEVELT IN THE SNOW TO REACH SEMI-FINALS JOHNSTOWN(11-15-14) — Two large electric heaters on the homefield sideline didn’t help the number three-ranked Roosevelt Rough Riders whose offense never did warm up as the sixth-ranked Rifle Bears broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns, advancing to the 3A state semifinals, 15-0. Snow plows were on the field ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Johnstown—The 6th seeded Rifle Bears (10-1) are on the road to battle the number 3 seed and 10-1 Roughriders of Roosevelt High School Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The winner will advance to next week’s semifinal showdown with either Evergreen or Fort Morgan.  KMTS will be on hand with live, play-by-play coverage ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Fade After Fast Start, Fall to Evergreen, 24-7 LAKEWOOD (11/8/14) – The undefeated champ took a first-quarter body blow from the challenger, but Evergreen steadied itself to score 24 unanswered points and defeat Glenwood Springs, 24-7, in the first round of the 3A football playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood Saturday. The Cougars (11-0), who averaged nearly 40 points a game in sailing through ...