From the KMTS News Room:

    • C-DOT Optimistic About Reopening I-70
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—“It will be days,not weeks when I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon.”  So says Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshanna Lew.  She says because of the weather and unpredictable fire behavior, it’s impossible to give a specific date. She says C-DOT is in constant communication with fire officials as well as engineers and geologists ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire Day 12
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Crews battling the Grizzly Creek Fire are making progress. The size of the fire now stands at roughly 30,000 acres with containment increasing from 4 to 11%. Operations Chief Jeff Surber says that number should continue to rise based on the work done by bulldozers and other crews working on the northern flank toward ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire Evacuations
      This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates will be given in separate posts. Aspen Meadows Bair Ranch Buck Point Drive Coffee Pot Road Upper Colorado River Road Pre-evacuation: Coulter Creek High Aspen Ranch Homestead Estates Lookout Mountain Spring Valley Ranch Two Rivers Estates
    • List of Roads Closed Due to Grizzly Creek Fire
      This list was last updated on August 24, 2020. Further updates on major roads will be given in separate posts. Even if a road is not listed as closed, it may be closed to all but local traffic. Drivers are urged to use common sense and obey all signage when traveling on any road. Other roads near ...
    • Carbondale Food Distribution Canceled
      Carbondale—Today’s food distribution in Carbondale has been postponed because of the wildfire in Glenwood Canyon.  Officials with Lift Up say the closure of I-70 between Gypsum and Glenwood Springs prevented them from making deliveries.  Lift Up’s food distribution has been rescheduled for this Thursday from 2 to 4 pm at the Third Street Center.
    • Pine Gulch Fire Evacuations
      De Beque—The Pine Gulch Fire, burning on BLM land in remote, rugged areas of Garfield and Mesa Counties is fast approaching 30,000 acres. Garfield County issued evacuation orders for residences on County Roads 202, 204, 207, 209 and Clear Creek Road.  535 firefighters are currently assigned to the fire which was started by lightning July ...
    • Grizzly Creek Fire
      8/24 6:00AM update: I-70 is now open through Glenwood Canyon, one lane in each direction. The Grizzly Creek Fire is now 30,362 acres and 31% contained. This is the last time we’ll update this post. Future updates will come from separate posts. 8/20 6:00PM update: Grizzly Creek Fire is 29,732 acres and 11% contained. 8/16 9:00AM update: ...
    • Four Mile Fire
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—A brush fire in the Oak Meadows subdivision off of Four Mile Road has been put out. The fire broke out just after noon today prompting officials to put residents on South Oak Way on a pre-evacuation notice. Residents were told to collect their personal items and valuables and be prepared to leave. The ...
    • South Canyon Fire
      7:15PM: one lane is open westbound, both lanes eastbound are open. GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Authorities say the fire in South Canyon is mostly contained and most of the air support has been released. Two water-dropping helicopters are still on the scene.  The fire was first reported around 2:30 this afternoon on I-70 north of mile marker 111.  The ...
    • Brush Fire in South Canyon Closes I-70 in Both Directions
      08/06/20 Crews Remain On-site to monitor and put out hot spots and support the hand crews maintaining the fire lines. The Right lane of Westbound I-70 will remain closed at MM113 until fire operations are complete. 6:30PM Westbound I-70 has one lane open.  Expect traffic backup to continue. 6:15PM Eastbound I-70 is now open.  Expect heavy traffic backups. 4:40PM (From C-DOT): “Cottonwood Pass ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • High School Spring Sports Season Canceled in Colorado
      DENVER—It’s a heartbreaking end to a season that never was for thousands of high school student-athletes in Colorado. Today, the Colorado High School Activities Association officially brought the curtain down on the 2020 spring sports season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green says after Governor Polis announced a transition to “Safer ...
    • Coronavirus Precautions taken by all Professional Sports Leagues
      MIAMI (AP) – All major professional sports leagues are taking corona virus outbreak precautions. The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel. The changes will be temporary. Media will still have access to players.
    • Avalanche Return Home after Losing to the Kings
      LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mikey Anderson scored his first career goal, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 for their sixth straight win. Austin Wagner and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Kings, who are on their longest winning streak of the season. Los Angeles is 7-1-1 ...
    • Air Force Moves on From Current Men’s Basketball Coach
      AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) – The Air Force Academy has decided to part ways with men’s basketball coach Dave Pilipovich. The Falcons went 110-151 since Pilipovich took over midway through the 2011-12 season. Air Force has gone through seven straight losing seasons. The senior-laden team went 12-20 this season. Director of athletics Nathan Pine said ...
    • Colorado Player Recognized During PAC-12 Honors for College Basketball
      (AP) – Oregon’s Payton Pritchard has been named Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the year by the conference’s coaches. UCLA coach Mick Cronin was voted coach of the year and Arizona freshman forward Zeke Nnaji was honored as freshman of the year. Colorado’s Tyler Bey was named defensive player of the year, UCLA’s Chris Smith ...
    • Nuggets Win Over the Shorthanded Bucks
      DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as the Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games with a 109-95 victory. Murray led six Nuggets in double figures and Denver swept the two-game season series from ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: DEMONS EARN ANOTHER HOME GAME, INTO GREAT 8
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/4/20) — The pre-game message on the Glenwood Springs boys basketball locker room white board was the same, and so was the outcome as the Demons won their Sweet 16 match with Green Mountain, 56-50, to host upset winner Pueblo West Saturday in the 4A Great 8. The Demons defeated Weld Central 55-30 ...
    • KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS ROUT REBELS, ADVANCE TO SWEET 16 WITH LADY DEMONS
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/28/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams have something to prove, and each made strides toward doing so by advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 4A state playoffs this weekend. Both teams earned first-round byes with perfect 12-0 league records and avoided the second-round elimination that has plagued ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE LADY BEARS ADVANCE WITH 41-40 UPSET AT WELD CENTRAL
      KEENESBURG, CO (2/26/20) — Rifle sophomore Jamie Caron is the third-leading scorer in the Western Slope League, so when she scored eight points in the final 2:20 of the number 43-seed Lady Bears’ 41-40 upset victory at number 22 Weld Central in the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, it was not unexpected. The ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Teams Finish Perfect 12-0 League Seasons
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/21/20) – The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team was just 30 seconds from its first defeat in sixteen games when John “Iceman” Iuele stepped back on the right wing and launched a 3-pointer for the tie. Swish! “We worked so hard, we weren’t going to give it up (an undefeated Western Slope League ...