From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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 ...
    • I-70 Closed Due to Wildfire
      Around 9:00, all lanes of Interstate 70 were opened. Traffic returned to normal by 10:30. ~5:00PM: Left lane is open westbound. 4:30PM: Eastbound I-70 is open. Commercial traffic is being held at Dotsero (exit 133). I-70 westbound remains closed at West Glenwood (exit 114). 3:55PM: Eastbound I-70 and Colorado River closed due to helicopter operations. 2:52PM: Pre-evacuation notice for ...
    • 7-31 Fire Update
      The Cache Creek Fire, eight miles southwest of Rifle, has burned 400 acres and is 0%contained. The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 2 Blue Team took over operations this morning at 6. While structures are within a couple miles of the fire, they are not considered threatened at this time.   The Lake Christine Fire has burned ...
    • Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License Closures
      All Colorado Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Wednesday Aug. 1 through Friday Aug. 3. State drivers’ license facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, while the conversion of information to the Colorado DRIVES system takes place. Clerk and Recorder’s offices will remain open but will not be able to assist with motor vehicle needs.
    • Fire Update
      The Cache Creek Fire, burning eight miles southwest of Rifle, ignited on July 28, is estimated at over 100 acres and is 0% contained. Structures are located approximately 2 miles north and east of the fire, but they are not considered threatened at this time. The cause of the Cache Creek Fire is not known. The ...
    • Cache Creek Fire Burning 8 Miles South of Rulison
      The White River National Forest says it currently has 50 people assigned to the Cache Creek Fire, which was reported around 8:30 Saturday night. Spokesperson Kate Jerman says due to limited visibility, crews did not begin actively fighting the fire until today. The fire is burning in heavy timber and is estimated to be only ...
    • Lake Christine Fire July 22 Update
      The Lake Christine Fire grew almost 2,000 acres yesterday from 8,800 acres yesterday to 10,406 today. The containment dropped significantly since yesterday to only 32%. Firefighters say as the fire continues to move north toward Cattle Creek, it is transitioning from burning in heavy beetle-killed fuels to lighter Aspen and Gambel oak. Retardent drops were ...
    • Lake Christine Fire Grows
      The Lake Christine Fire grew from 7,700 acres yesterday to 8,315 acres by this morning. Air resources, including three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and 3 helicopters, worked throughout the day to help cool the fire’s edge on the northwest corner. Today, crews are building an indirect fire line from the northwest flank to existing bulldozer lines ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, September 10th
      HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley tonight at 6.  CRMS visits Basalt at 4. VOLLEYBALL Rifle welcomes Grand Valley tonight at 6:30   Roaring Fork takes on Hotchkiss at 6:30 in Carbondale. SOFTBALL Rifle will take on Palisade this afternoon at 4 at Deerfield Park.   Grand Valley plays a doubleheader against the Grand Junction JV squad at 3. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San ...
    • Sports, September 6th
      GLENWOOD DEMONS LOSE LEAGUE OPENER TO PALISADE Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons lost to the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs last night at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction 34-18.   Senior quarterback Travis Lundin threw a touchdown pass to Everett Marr in the closing seconds of the game for the Demons’ first TD of the season.  Glenwood fell to ...
    • Sports, September 5th
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons open the league season tonight against the 8th ranked Palisade Bulldogs at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.  The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and on mobile devices via the Tune In radio app. BRONCOS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES WITH SEASON OPENER Denver—The Denver Broncos kick off the ...
    • Sports, September 4th
      CHAMP BAILEY WON’T PLAY AGAINST BALTIMORE ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey won’t play in the Denver Broncos’ opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.The 15th-year pro was ruled out Wednesday. He hasn’t practiced since getting hurt in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17. Denver will start Dominique ...
    • Sports, September 3rd
      BRONCOS’ ALL PRO TACKLE PREPARES FOR SEASON OPENER ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has spent years blocking defensive end Elvis Dumervil in practice.  Now, the stakes are higher as Clady tries to keep Peyton Manning safe from Dumervil, who returns to Mile High on Thursday night as a hybrid linebacker for the ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp over Titans, 54-6
      RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle’s season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year.  For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp Over Titans, 54-6
      RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle’s season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year. For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...
    • Sports, August 30th
      HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Coal Ridge at Rifle —7 o’clock   (Broadcast live on KMTS) Roaring Fork at Basalt—7 pm Meeker at Grand Valley—-7 Aspen at Ignacio—–7pm HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Rifle—The Rifle Lady Bears lost yesterday’s season opener to the Delta Panthers 8 to 7 at Deerfield Park. SOCCER Leadville—Grand Valley plays at the Lake County Invitational today. NFL/BRONCOS Denver—The Denver Broncos lost the pre-season finale ...
    • Sports, August 29th
      SOFTBALL Rifle—The Rifle Lady Bears’ quest for a Western Slope League title begins this afternoon at 4 when the take on the Delta Panthers at Deerfield Park.  VOLLEYBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Lady Demons put an experienced, veteran team on the floor tonight at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium for the annual Demon Invitational tournament.  Glenwood battles Rifle at 7 o’clock. NFL/BRONCOS Denver—The ...
    • Sports, August 28th
      MAROLT RESIGNING SKI POST VAIL (AP) – Bill Marolt will step down as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association after the Sochi Olympics. He’ll be replaced by former Olympian Tiger Shaw, who will start on Oct. 1 as chief operating officer before taking over after the Olympics in February. Marolt, who has ...