From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • Oak Meadows Fire 100% Contained Oak Meadows Fire 100% Contained

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD RALLIES FOR SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (4/12/14) – “I couldn’t be prouder of these guys,” Glenwood baseball coach Eric Nieslanik said after his team rallied twice to hand Palisade its first league loss of the season, 14-9 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Demons dropped the second game, 15-5, but even that loss reflected the growth of ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: RIFLE SQUEEZES BY GLENWOOD IN EXTRA INNINGS RIFLE (4/8/14) – It’s called “Small Ball,” and the Rifle Bears under coach Troy Phillips have excelled at doing the little things right to win baseball games. Their 6-5 extra-inning comeback win over Glenwood Springs Tuesday evening was an excellent example. The Bears (7-4, 4-3 WSL) parlayed four stolen bases, three bunts, and several ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Continue Hit Barage, Sweep Rams CARBONDALE (4/5/14) – After rolling up 25 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain midweek, the Glenwood Springs baseball team made it five straight wins and increased the offensive thunder, winning 28-6 and 10-0 in a pair of non-league games at Roaring Fork on Saturday. Chase Nieslanik (2-1), who had a no-hitter into the sixth ...
    • Sports, March 26th AVS SNAP LOSING STREAK IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in regulation and then netted the winner in the shootout to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.Cody McLeod and Nick Holden also for Colorado, which ended a three game losing streak. NICASIO ...
    • Sports, March 25th GLENWOOD ALUMNUS NAMED COLLEGE ALL-AMERICAN Grand Junction—Colorado Mesa University senior point guard Sharaya Selsor was one of the best players in women’s college basketball this season.  The Glenwood Springs High School graduate was named to the Daktronics All-America 1st Team.  It’s the first time a CMU woman has earned such an honor.  Selsor, who averaged over ...
    • Sports, March 21st HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES COAL RIDGE—-15  (Christian Corona hit for the cycle) ASPEN—-7   BASALT—19 GRAND VALLEY—–6   SOCCER COAL RIDGE—2 BASALT——–1   GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL—2 GRAND VALLEY——————-1  OVERTIME   SWIMMING Glenwood competes at the Montrose Invitational Friday and Saturday. TRACK AND FIELD Glenwood, Rifle, Grand Valley athletes compete Friday and Saturday at the annual Mickey Dunn Invitational at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.   NHL The Avs host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 ...
    • Sports, Marach 19th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Rifle Bears clobbered the Grand Valley Cardinalson a chilly afternoon in Parachute, 25 to 3.  TroyPhillips’ Bears put the game away in the top half ofthe first inning with 15 runs.  Rifle is now 4 and 1overall and will host the Delta Panthers this Saturdayin an important league doubleheader.  Grand ...
    • Sports, March 13th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood @ Delta—6pm Coal Ridge @ Moffat County—4pm TENNIS Glenwood @ Aspen—4pm Vail Mtn. @ Roaring Fork—4pm DECKER A JET NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, considered by many the top free agent at his position. Decker spent all day yesterday at the Jets’ ...
    • Sports, March 6th WOMEN’S PAC 12 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEATTLE (AP) – Brittany Wilson scored 17 points but a steal at the final minute may have blunted a last rally by UCLA as ninth-seeded Colorado defeated the eighth-seeded Bruins 76-65 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday. In a game of streaks, UCLA (13-18) had scored six ...
    • Sports, March 5th POST SEASON HONORS FOR LOCAL PREP BASKETBALL PLAYERS Undated—Rifle High School senior players Trenton Brown and Tanner Quick were named co-players of the year in Western Slope League. Brown and Quick were joined on the all-league first team by fellow Bear Wyatt Robinson.  Rifle seniors Tanner Rust and Clinton Farr were named to the honorable mention ...