From the KMTS News Room:

    • San Juan National Forest Closed Durango—For the first time since the record wildfire year of 2002, a Colorado forest has closed because of fire danger.  Officials with the San Juan National Forest closed nearly 1.8 million acres of forest to all hikers, bikers, horseback riders and campers to greatly reduce the risk of human-caused fires.  The 416 Fire north of ...
    • Crews Gaining Ground on Bocco Fire Wolcott—The Bocco Fire north of Wolcott is now 50 percent contained and remains at 415 acres in size.   The number of personnel working the fire since last Saturday is down to about a hundred.  Incident Commander Jeremy Spetter says there are still hot spots smoldering within the perimeter of the fire that may kick up ...
    • Woman Charged for Sparking Gore Creek Fire East Vail—A campfire above the Gore Creek Trailhead in East Vail quickly turned into a small wildfire yesterday.  The fire near the Gore Creek Campground burned close to an acre before emergency officials were able to snuff it out.  No one was evacuated from the campground and no structures were in danger.  The Eagle County ...
    • Smoky Air Expected Throughout Western Colorado Multiple public safety agencies have issued alerts and warnings regarding smoke in the air today. Residents could smell and see smoke in the air for much of the day today, and the National Weather Service says that smoke will probably continue into at least Tuesday. The fires that are actively burning closest to the KMTS listening ...
    • Local Wildfire Experts Bracing For Busy Summer Rifle—As a group of the valley’s finest wildfire experts prepared for a media briefing at the Rifle-Garfield County Airport, an infrared-equipped, turboprop, multi-mission aircraft was preparing to take off to check out a couple of reported fires to the north.  The plane is one of two Pilatus PC-12’s operated by the Division of Fire Prevention ...
    • Garfield County Agriculture Project Receives State Grant Glenwood Springs—Garfield County received the state’s second largest grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  The grant for just over $75,000.00 will help pay for a new energy efficient greenhouse.  The ag department partnered with the Colorado Energy Office to find counties that combined agricultural energy efficiency using renewable sources.  All told, the state awarded ...
    • Glenwood Springs Named A Bicycle Friendly Community Glenwood Springs—Nearly two dozen communities in Colorado are considered bicycle friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.  Glenwood Springs is one of them.  The coveted designation places Glenwood Springs at the Silver Level for the next four years and among a leading group of communities in the United States that are doing more for alternate ...
    • Town of Carbondale Agrees With Garfield County Burn Restrictions Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I Fire Restrictions within town limits until further notice. Stage I Fire Restrictions include: • campfires are only allowed within designated fire grates in developed campgrounds ...
    • City of Rifle Answers Your Burning Questions Due to extremely dry conditions, effective May 31st, Garfield County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions which will remain in place until further notice. Pursuant to Rifle Municipal Code 10-10-40 (e), all fire restrictions issued by Garfield County are applicable in the City of Rifle. This leaves Rifle Citizens wondering what they can and can’t do ...
    • Garfield County Begins Fire Restrictions Stage 1 fire restrictions for unincorporated, private, & state lands begin for Garfield County tomorrow May 31, 2018, beginning at 12:00 AM.  The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the six Fire Districts in Garfield County, (Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Grand Valley Fire, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, February 18th SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The U.S. now has 20 medals at the Winter Olympics. The most recent came in men’s ski halfpipe as David Wise of Northstar, Calif., won the gold. The winner of three straight Winter X Games titles, the 23-year old scored a 92 on his first run through heavy snow to secure ...
    • 2014 Western Slope League 4A Boys Basketball District Playoff Bracket Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 #1 Rifle (15-3) Won 42-36     CMU 7:30PM     #8 Cortez (6-13)  Rifle (16-3) Won 52-33     CMU 7:30PM   #4 Steamboat (15-5)  Palisade (13-8)   Palisade HS 4:30PM    Rifle (17-3) Lost 35-28 #5 Palisade (12-8)    CMU 11:30AM      Durango (14-6) #3 Glenwood Springs (15-5) Lost 51-56     Palisade HS 7:30 PM     #6 Montrose (8-11)  Montrose (9-11)     CMU 4:30PM   #7 Delta (10-10)  Durango (13-6)   CMU 4:30PM     #2 Durango (12-6)    
    • 2014 Western Slope League 4A Girls Basketball District Playoff Bracket Thursday, 2/20 Friday, 2/21 Saturday, 2/22 #1 Glenwood (19-1) Won 74-43     CMU 6:00PM     #8 Durango (7-11)  Glenwood (20-1)  Won 43-29     CMU 6:00PM   #4 Eagle Valley (12-8)    Rifle (10-9)   Palisade HS 3:00PM    Glenwood Springs (21-1) Won 41-37 #5 Rifle (9-9)   Won 52-33    CMU 10:00AM      Montrose (15-7) #3 Montrose (13-7) Won 42-39     Palisade HS 6:00 PM     #6 Steamboat (11-9)  Montrose (14-7) Won 30-27     CMU 3:00PM   #7 Delta (9-11)     CMU 3:00PM     #2 Palisade (13-7)    
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Lady Demons Fall in Battle of Unbeatens to Mesa Ridge GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/15/14) — The Glenwood Springs Lady Demons finally have the opportunity to learn from a loss. In their 20th and last game of the regular season, the Demons gave another undefeated team, second-ranked Mesa Ridge from Colorado Springs a four-quarter battle before falling 62-53. “There’s no negative tonight,” Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis said after ...
    • Sports, February 14th FOUR GLENWOOD SWIMMERS COMPETE AT STATE MEET Glenwood Springs—Four swimmers from the Glenwood Springs High School Swim Team are hoping to bring home some medals this weekend.  Jessica Tuttle, LJ Fetzko, Kendall Vanderhoof and Hannah Peterson are competing today and tomorrow at the 4A State Swim Meet in Fort Collins.  Fetzko, a freshman, is the top ...
    • Sports, February 13th SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The three-medal sweep in the men’s slopestyle skiing has given the United States 12 overall medals at the Sochi Olympics. That’s tied for second with the Netherlands, one medal behind Norway’s 13.  Germany has the most gold with seven. SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Colorado’s Paul Stastny scored a pair of goals ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demons Impressive in 2nd Half Wins at Palisade PALISADE (2/11/14) — Fighting through sluggish first halves, Glenwood’s boys and girls both finished strong to overcome challenges from physical Palisade teams to earn a sweep on the road and head home for their Western Slope League finales with Rifle. GLENWOOD GIRLS 50, PALISADE 36 Only twice in their 18-0 season have the Lady Demons won by ...
    • Sports, February 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT Palisade—The Glenwood Demons take on the Bulldogs tonight at Palisade High School.  The Western Slope League Champion Lady Demons play first at 6 o’clock while the boys tip off at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.   Glenwood wraps up the regular season this Friday night at home against ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Demon Boys Get Back in Gear; Girls Go to 16-0 DELTA (2/7/14) — The Mojo returned just in time for the Glenwood boys, who won a critical road game in Delta, fighting back from injury and illness that led to offensive woes and three losses in six games. The Lady Demons survived the injury bug also, as well as an early challenge from Delta, ...
    • Sports, February 6th N-L-O-I DAY CELEBRATED IN THE VALLEY Glenwood Springs—Several local high school student-athletes put their names on the dotted line on national letter of intent day.  Four members of the Glenwood Demons’ 2013 football team are moving on to play college football and pursue degrees.  All-Conference linebacker Garrett Lowe, aka “The Hulk” accepted a full scholarship to ...