From the KMTS News Room:

    • Snowmass Base Village Evacuation 2:10PM Update:  The Evacuation order has been lifted.  The gas leak has been fixed.  All residents may return to the area. 10:50AM Update:  Black Hills Energy is estimating that it will be mid-afternoon before the Gas leak is repaired. 9:10AM:  Due to a gas leak, the Base Village properties need to evacuate. This evacuation includes: -Residents in the east ...
    • More Crews Assigned to Middle Mamm Fire as Size Grows to Almost 1,000 Acres Fueled by strong winds, the Middle Mamm Fire grew nearly three times by late Friday to 941 acres. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says winds pushed the fire north onto private land Friday, igniting a spot fire in dense spruce-fir stand in Gant Gulch. Lockwood says a number of smaller fires have ...
    • Closures in Effect Near Middle Mamm Fire As the Middle Mamm Fire continues to burn, officials with the White River National Forest have issued closures for firefighter access and public safety. The closure area on the White River National Forest includes several miles of Forest Service Trail 2160 from the West Mamm drainage to the intersection of the Battlements Trail (FST 2160) ...
    • Man Convicted & Sentenced in Death of 3 year old. COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A Colorado man has been convicted of murdering a 3-year-old girl and was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole. An El Paso County jury has convicted 30-year-old David Klein Lake in the 2017 death of Bella Rich.
    • Evacuations Ordered due to South Central Colorado Wildfire SALIDA (AP) – High winds have spread a lightning-caused wildfire in central Colorado that’s prompted evacuation orders for several neighborhoods. Chaffee County sheriff’s and fire officials are alerting residents in areas south of Salida to leave their homes as the fire burned on national forest land about 9 miles south of town.
    • Black Market Marijuana Farmer Sentenced GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Asian man who was busted three years ago for running a black market marijuana farm in Rifle is headed to prison.  Long Luong was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.  Luong pleaded guilty last May for conspiring to grow and ship over 15-hundred pounds of illegally grown weed. The pot ...
    • Suspected Bank Robber Caught RIFLE—The man suspected of robbing the Bank of Colorado in Rifle and Craig in the last 10 days was arrested this morning at a motel in Denver. Rudy Cardenas was taken into custody by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. An unidentified woman who was with Cardenas was also detained. A detective with the Rifle ...
    • Several States Sue to Stop Legislation to Weaken the Endangered Species Act SEATTLE (AP) – Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, follows a similar challenge filed last month by several environmental groups, including the Humane Society and the Sierra Club. The new rules begin taking effect Thursday. They for ...
    • Judge says there is Enough Evidence to Hold a Trial for Teen in School Shooting CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado judge says prosecutors have enough evidence to hold a trial for a teenager charged in a school shooting that killed one of his classmates in a Denver suburb. Judge Theresa Slade on Wednesday ruled that 19-year-old Devon Erickson should stand trial on murder, attempted murder charges in the ...
    • Federal Lawsuit Claims Wildfires Started by Railroad Company DURANGO (AP) – A federal lawsuit says nearly 50 fires in Colorado were ignited by a railroad company in the weeks leading up to a major wildfire. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused smaller fires along its tracks in the weeks leading up to the 416 Fire. The U.S. Forest Service has filed ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Local High School Soccer Scores & Upcoming Games HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SOCCER 4A #23Glenwood Springs—3     #10Palmer Ridge—-2   Double Overtime Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #23Glenwood Springs at #7Sand Creek 3A #19Roaring Fork—-3       #14Denver School of Science and Tech Stapleton—1 Saturday, May 11th  Round 2: #19Roaring Fork at #3Jefferson Academy #8Eagle Ridge Academy—4        #25Coal Ridge—3
    • KMTS BASEBALL: BULLDOGS CLINCH LEAGUE TITLE OVER GLENWOOD WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (5/6/19) – Pitching and defense, along with some robust and timely hitting had poised Glenwood Springs to challenge Palisade for the Western Slope League baseball championship. But the Bulldogs used those very devices in a doubleheader sweep over the Demons, 11-1 and 4-0 Saturday, to clinch their third straight WSL crown, finishing ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: GLENWOOD SLUGS PAST SUMMIT IN TWIN BILL WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/26/19) – Glenwood Springs slugged its way to a doubleheader sweep over Summit County, 10-0 and 9-6, stretching its winning streak to four games and improving to 6-1 in Western Slope League play. In the first game, Wheatley Nieslanik made it two consecutive shutouts with a complete-game, three-hitter, striking out seven and ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: DEMONS SOLIDIFY SECOND WITH SHUTOUT OVER EAGLE GYPSUM (4/24/19) – Efficient pitching and excellent defense, along with one big blast and one big inning keyed a 6-0 whitewashing of Eagle Valley and moved Glenwood Springs to a 4-1 Western Slope League record, solidifying the Demons’ hold on second place. For much of the 2019 season, coach Eric Nieslanik has been conducting tryouts to ...
    • The Avalanche will face The Sharks after a crazy Game 7 for San Jose AP – Barclay Goodrow scored 18:19 into overtime to send San Jose into the second round of the playoffs with a 5-4 win Tuesday night, capping a wild Game 7 that featured the Sharks erasing a three-goal deficit by scoring four times on a disputed major penalty in the third period and Vegas tying the ...
    • Rockies bring Murphy back from Injured List DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have reinstated infielder Daniel Murphy from the 10-day injured list before Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Murphy is in the lineup at first base and batting third. The 34-year-old fractured his left index finger diving for a grounder in the second game of the season. He was placed on the ...
    • Broncos Keep Quiet on Draft, but address Harris Jr’s Contract ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos general manager John Elway isn’t tipping his hand when it comes to quarterbacks in this week’s NFL draft. But Elway had plenty to stay about star cornerback Chris Harris, who is skipping the team’s offseason program. Elway says it’s voluntary so he’s not mad about his absence but he stressed ...
    • Nuggets Win Big in Game 5 DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic comes within two assists of another triple double and Jamal Murray leads six Denver Nuggets in double figure scoring with 23 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-90 in Game 5 of their playoff series. Denver led by as many as 30 points before resting their ...
    • Local High School Sports Scores Baseball Coal Ridge—14                        Grand Valley—-4 Rifle—-11                                  Middle Park——2 Montezuma Cortez—13         Roaring Fork—-9 Montezuma Cortez—–5        Roaring Fork—–3 Soccer Glenwood Springs—-10        Rifle——0 Aspen—-10            ...
    • KMTS BASEBALL: Glenwood Comes Back in Final Inning to Split with Rifle RIFLE (4/20/19) – After an error-fueled 10-3 loss in the opener of a doubleheader to the rival Rifle Bears, the winds of change helped Glenwood Springs come back from a 4-0 deficit in game two and earn a 7-5 win with a seventh-inning rally. A wild first inning provided a preview of what was to come ...