From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, November 18th BRONCOS BEAT CHIEFS, TIED FOR FIRST IN AFC WEST DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL’s last undefeated team. The Broncos tied Kansas City at 9-1 atop the AFC ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Season Ends in Quarterfinal Rematch with Delta, 13-9 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (11/16/13) — Three yards. Just nine feet to extend a marvelous season with their red-clad, face-painted fans exhorting them to push that final distance, the Glenwood Demons came up short in their 3A Quarterfinal rematch with the Delta Panthers, 13-9, under gray and rainy skies at Stubler Field Saturday. Back when the eight game ...
    • Sports, November 15th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons welcome the Delta Panthers to Stubler Memorial Field tomorrow for a big, quarterfinal showdown at 1 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 12:30.  The fun and festivities however will kick off at 10am in front of the high school with ...
    • Sports, November 14th MANNING IN UNIFORM ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Peyton Manning is back on the practice field for the Denver Broncos as they prepare for an AFC West showdown against Kansas City. The Denver quarterback missed Wednesday’s practice while his sore right ankle heals, but he was out with his teammates and in uniform Thursday. Manning had an MRI ...
    • Sports, November 13th GLENWOOD / DELTA TAILGATE PARTY IN THE WORKS Glenwood Springs—Interest and excitement about a tailgate celebration prior to the Glenwood Demons’ quarterfinal playoff game against Delta at Stubler Memorial Field is growing.  Parents, boosters and fans will join KMTS for a live broadcast and plenty of pregame chow this Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  The 19th ...
    • Sports, November 12th WHAT THE FOX SAY…”I’M COMING BACK” ENGLEWOOD (AP) – John Fox said Tuesday that he plans on returning to the sideline this season. Fox is recovering from heart surgery for a genetic defect.  In a conference call with media in Denver, he said, “My goal and dream is to be there before the conclusion of ...
    • Sports, November 11th HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GLENWOOD TO HOST DELTA IN QUARTERFINAL GAME Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons, winners of 8 straight games, including last Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over the 5th seeded Elizabeth Cardinals, will host the Delta Panthers in a quarterfinal showdown this weekend.  Game time is set for 1 o’clock Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field but KMTS will ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Into 2nd Round, 14-13 over Elizabeth ELIZABETH (11/9/13) – “I knew I was throwing to Cole, and he would get it,” Glenwood’s Travis Lundin said after a pivotal 4th quarter reception by wide receiver Cole Adams helped propel the Demons into the second round of the 3A state football playoffs, 14-13 at Elizabeth Saturday. Glenwood (8-3), seeded 12th will host 13th seeded ...
    • Sports, November 7th AVS LOSE TO PREDATORS DENVER (AP) – Colin Wilson had two goals and two assists, Viktor Stalberg added a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday night.Craig Smith and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Predators, who stopped Colorado’s six-game winning streak.Matt Duchene had a goal and two ...
    • Sports, November 5th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER/3A ALL CONFERENCE TEAM ANNOUNCED Peach Valley—Enrique Bucio was named the Player of the Year for leading the Coal Ridge Titans soccer team to the state quarterfinals this season.  Bucio is a junior and will be a key part of the team that expects to make a return trip to the state tournament next ...