From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Drilling Setback Initiative Denver—Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues but the candidates hoping to be the next governor of Colorado do agree that Citizen’s Ballot Initiative 97 would be bad for the state.  Appearing before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit, Stapleton, the Republican candidate and Democrat, Polis both say ...
    • Local Wildfire Updates Rifle/Meeker—Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents worried about the Cache Creek Wildfire are encouraged to attend tonight’s public information meeting at the Grand Valley Fire Station #1.  Officials with the Type-3 Incident Management will discuss and answer questions about the fire’s behavior over the last week as well as current and future plans of attack.  The ...
    • Firefighters Challenged by Cache Creek Fire Rifle—The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle is going to kick up a lot of smoke for a long time.  Fire Operations Chief Jim Genung informed a packed house at last night’s public information meeting in Battlement Mesa that due to the challenging conditions and terrain, the size of the fire grew to over 2,500 ...
    • Truck Fire Near Glenwood Vapor Caves Closes I-70 Glenwood Springs—A late morning truck fire near the vapor caves shut down westbound I-70 for over an hour Thursday.  According to reports from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a mechanical failure in the pickup truck’s gas tank caused the vehicle to erupt in flames that also sparked a small brush fire near the bike path.  ...
    • Garfield Commissioners Meet with Parachute Trustees Parachute—Town leaders in Parachute believe the future is bright for the community.  During a workshop last night, the board of trustees talked about ways the county can continue to partner with the town to address certain needs and projects to strengthen the local economy. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says extending transit service to Parachute with a ...
    • I-70 Closed in Both Directions 7:00Pm – Interstate 70 has reopened with one west bound lane closed in the area of the fire.  The fire grew to about 25 acres, and crews are setting back burns to prevent the fire hot spots from spreading.  At this time, officials believe the fire was human caused, but they have not provided any ...
    • Cache Creek Fire Grows Rifle—Last night, an unmistakable orange glow could be seen from New Castle to Rulison.  It was coming from the Cache Creek Fire, 8 miles southwest of Rifle.  The fire that’s been burning since July 28th, was kicked up a little last night by winds and passing storms that caused spot fires across the line on ...
    • Cabin Lake Fire Spreads by 250 Acres Meeker—The Buford/New Castle Road is closed once again due to the sudden growth of the Cabin Lake Fire over the weekend.  Officials say County Road 17 is closed at the County Road 10 intersection and south to the Meadow Lake Campground turnoff.  A wind shift created long and short term spotting conditions and active fire ...
    • 113 Fire Update Glenwood Springs—The 113 Fire in South Canyon is still burning but it is 70 percent contained.  According to the latest report from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the fire scorched 4 and a half acres Wednesday afternoon.  The growth of the fire was minimized thanks to quick action by local firefighting crews from Glenwood Springs, ...
    • Cabin Lake and Cache Creek Fire Updates Glenwood Springs—The Cabin Lake Fire is still active but crews are getting the upper hand with 70 percent containment.  The nearly two-week old fire has burned 1,160 acres.  Rio Blanco County Road 17, the Buford/New Castle Road is open to through traffic only with no stopping allowed.    The Cache Creek Fire southwest of Rifle grew ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, December 19th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears girl’s and boy’s teams will take on the Bulldogs tonight at Palisade High School in the Palisade Invitational.  The girls tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30 The Glenwood Demons can finish out 2013 with perfect 3 and 0 league records if they can get past the Steamboat ...
    • Sports, December 18th SCHAUB TO START AGAINST BRONCOS HOUSTON (AP) – Matt Schaub will start at quarterback for an injured Case Keenum on Sunday against Denver when the Houston Texans try to end a 12-game skid.  Schaub, who was benched after six games, will start for the first time since Oct. 13. Keenum has an injury to a ligament ...
    • Sports, December 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons girls and boys defeated the visiting Summit Tigers last night at Chavez-Spencer Gynasium 64-19 and 65-39 respectively.  Both the girls and boys remain undefeated in the young season.  The Lady Demons are 2 and 0 in league play and 5 and 0 overall.  The Glenwood boys are also 2 ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS TEAMS STAY UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/16/13) — Second-half defense keyed a pair of league wins over Summit as the Glenwood boys and girls teams remained undefeated, running their combined record to 11-0 to start the season and 2-0 in Western Slope games. GLENWOOD GIRLS 64, EAGLE VALLEY 19 The girls ran into no resistance from a Summit team that ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD TEAMS WIN TOURNEY, GO 9-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/14/13) — In an unprecedented 21st Century beginning to their seasons, the Glenwood Springs boys and girls basketball teams are a combined 9-0 after repeat victories over Eagle Valley to win the Demon Invitational Saturday. GLENWOOD GIRLS 45, EAGLE VALLEY 33 The tables turned on the Lady Demons compared to their 21-point WSL win ...
    • Sports, December 12th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Glenwood Demons boy’s team hosts the Aspen Skiers tonight at 7 to kick off the annual Demon Invitational tournament at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.   The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals, coming off an 80 point win over Aspen the other night, will take on Manuel tonight at 6 at the Holy Family Tip-Off tournament in ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS WIN LEAGUE OPENERS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/10/13) — Unusual as it is to play a league opener in the second game of the season, both Glenwood’s boys and girls basketball teams were more than ready, each defeating Eagle Valley by more than 20 points and showing noticeable improvement from victories in their season debuts. “I’m happy to see ...
    • Sports, December 9th BRONCOS BREAK RECORDS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH DENVER (AP) – Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The temperature was 14 degrees when Prater kicked his record ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMONS SWEEP DEBUT WITH COAL RIDGE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/6/13) — Both Glenwood Springs’ boys and girls teams got off to sizable early leads and withstood second-half runs to defeat Coal Ridge in the Demons’ 2013-14 basketball season openers. GLENWOOD GIRLS 57, COAL RIDGE 45 Jordan DeCrow picked up two fouls in a scoreless first quarter, but coach Jacky Gaddis gambled on keeping ...
    • Sports, December 6th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons tip off the season tonight at home against the Coal Ridge Titans.  The girls play at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game will follow at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.  Broomfield—-The Grand Valley Cardinals boy’s team is playing this weekend in the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament ...