From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Eagle County Sheriff: Lake Christine Fire Evacuations Will Remain Indefinitely Evacuees of the Lake Christine Fire will not be sleeping in their own beds anytime soon. Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek says the evacuation orders will remain in place for some 500 homes for the next two to a few days. He says eventually people will be allowed back but he wants to avoid ...
    • 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, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JULY 1ST WASHINGTON (AP) – Adam LaRoche homered, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Ian Desmond added two doubles and three RBIs as the Washington Nationals welcomed back Bryce Harper with a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1 ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: 4A All Stars Roll Over 3A Squad, 21-4 RIFLE (5/27/14) – There was no “Hoosiers” moment in the Western Slope All Star baseball game, as the 4A team jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the second inning and cruised to a 21-4 victory over the 3A players at Cooper Field in Rifle, Tuesday. It was only one game, and an All-Star format ...
    • KMTS Baseball: GLENWOOD BUILDING FOR NEXT YEAR IN FINAL GAME GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/3/14) – Asked whether his baseball team may have found a pitcher for next season in the final game of this one, Glenwood Springs coach Eric Nieslanik answered in the affirmative. Freshman Steve Romero, making his mound debut in game number 19, pitched 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and one earned ...
    • Sports, May 2nd HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons’ season came to an end with last night’s 1-nothing playoff loss to Palisade at the Gates Soccer Park. Glenwood finishes the season at 8 and 7. Grand Valley defeated Basalt 5 to 1 while Roaring Fork edged Aspen 3 to 2. BASEBALL Delta—The Glenwood Demons lost to the top ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: CARMER’S BIG DAY BOOSTS DEMONS OVER BEARS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/29/14) – Revenge was sweet for Sam Carmer and his Glenwood Springs teammates as they halted a five-year, 7-game losing streak to Rifle, 8-3, and rebounded from an extra-inning loss to the Bears that started the Demons on a stretch where they lost 5 of 7 games and tumbled from 1st to 5th ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: NIESLANIK POWERS DEMON COMEBACK FOR SPLIT GLENWOOD SPRINGS(4/26/14) – Chase Nieslanik had quite an afternoon for a guy who wasn’t supposed to pitch in the Glenwood Demons’ doubleheader split with Eagle Valley Saturday. It was a ying-and-yang day for Nieslanik, who committed one of Glenwood’s 7 errors and ran into an embarrassing out at home on a walk in a 12-0, ...
    • Sports, April 25th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GLENWOOD HELD TO ONE HIT IN LOSS TO DELTA Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons came within a whisker of being no-hit by the Western Slope League-leading Delta Panthers in Thursday’s 8 to 1 loss.  Designated hitter Isaac Law, managed a two-out, bases-loaded , high-chopping infield single in the home half of the fourth inning that ...
    • Sports, April 18th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood—-2 Palisade—-0 Steamboat Springs—7 Rifle—-0 Roaring Fork—6 Rangely—-0 Grand Valley—6 Basalt—-0 Coal Ridge—4 Grand Jct. Central–1 BASEBALL Rifle—The Rifle Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs tonight in a doubleheader at Deerfield Park. The first game is set for 4 o’clock ...
    • Sports, April 17th NUGGETS LOSE SEASON FINALE DENVER (AP) – Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night. Crawford beat his previous career high of 39 points set against Miami on March, 30, 2011, when he was with ...
    • Sports, April 16th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Steamboat Springs–4 Glenwood Springs–0 Coal Ridge—5 Basalt—0 Grand Valley–10 Rifle—1 Roaring Fork—7 CRMS—0 LACROSSE Grand Junction—22 Glenwood Springs–0 BASEBALL Coal Ridge—9 Cedaredge—-3 MLB San Diego, CA—The Rockies edged the ...