From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS PROGRESS ON FLAT TOPS FIRE Meeker—The Himes Peak Fire in the Flat Tops Wilderness is now 25% contained. According to information from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit, a water-dropping helicopter and several single engine air tankers were able to line about 90% of the fire with slurry.  The size of the lightning-caused fire east ...
    • NEWS COLORADO UNDER SMOKY SKIES Undated—The fires around the west forced state and local health officials to issue an Air Quality Health Advisory today.  It was issued for most of Western Colorado including the following counties; Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Moffat, Delta, Gunnison, Jackson, Grand, Rio Blanco and Routt.  The largest and nearest fire is outside of Steamboat ...
    • NEWS CARBONDALE ARTIST KILLED IN OREGON CRASH Carbondale—A Carbondale artist and former Aspen Skiing Company ski instructor was killed recently in a single car accident in a remote part of Oregon.  Authorities say 35 year old Angus Graham died this past Saturday when his car rolled down a steep embankment near the small town of Glendale in ...
    • NEWS GW ARTS CENTER NEEDS TO MOVE Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is searching for a new home. Last night the city council held a special meeting and voted 5 to 1 to end the 10 dollar a year rental agreement of the old hydroelectric building.  The center has until the end of the ...
    • Hanging Lake Plan Would Cut the Number of Visitors by Half Each Day GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says Hanging Lake has continued to see a large increase in visitation over the last decade. Up to 1,200 visitors venture to the lake a day during the summer. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports the Forest Service on Tuesday released its long-awaited management plan for the ...
    • Portion of Grand Avenue Bridge Falls Onto Railroad Tracks Shortly after 8:00 tonight, a portion of the Grand Avenue Bridge fell onto the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Glenwood Springs. It’s not known if this collapse was intentional, but use of the Colorado River has been restricted since Monday at midnight as a precaution.
    • NEWS GARCO LOOKING FOR PARTY STATUS IN AIR QUALITY CONTROL Glenwood Springs—What’s right for the front range may not be right for the Western Slope.  Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky wants a place at the table when it comes to air quality control.  The board is asking for party status to have a say on statewide air ...
    • GWS Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver Glenwood Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who fled from a head-on accident in West Glenwood last weekend that sent two people to the hospital in serious condition. Investigators say that a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Highway 6 just after 9:30 Sunday night when it hit ...
    • Colorado Man Nabbed in NYC A 25-year-old man from Colorado has been arrested in New York on charges of possessing 40 pounds of the highly potent drug fentanyl. Carlos Ramirez, of Lakewood, was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say it was the largest DEA seizure of fentanyl in New York history. Prosecutors say Ramirez ...
    • Unique Water Rights Deal A growing Colorado community will get some of its water from a farm that will continue operating under a deal that’s believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Larimer County commissioners voted Tuesday to sell and lease some of the water rights of a county-owned farm to the city and county of ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 15th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Rifle Bears welcome the Palisade Bulldogs to the Bear’s Den tonight for two important Western Slope league games. The Lady Bears tip off at 6 while the boys play at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Coal Ridge travels to Parachute to take on Grand Valley at 5:30 ...
    • Sports, January 14th VONN DROPS OUT OF WORLD CUP RACE FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is skipping a World Cup night slalom Tuesday because she has not been able to practice enough in the event. Vonn, the defending overall champion, is missing from the list of 68 competitors published Monday by skiing’s governing body. U.S. women’s head ...
    • Sports, January 11th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers. The girls tip off at 6 o’clock with the boys playing at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. Rifle hosts Summit. Aspen plays at Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork welcomes Gunnison. HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING Glenwood competes at Montrose tomorrow afternoon ...
    • Sports, January 10th BRONCOS ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – They were frustrated a year ago when Tim Tebow didn’t target them very often – and often missed his targets when he did. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have flourished with Peyton Manning under center, combining for 179 catches, 2,498 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. They’re two of ...
    • Sports, January 9th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons earned a sweep last night over the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies. The Lady Demons clobbered Battle Mountain 62-12 while the Glenwood boys came from behind to beat the Huskies 52-49. Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers this Friday night at 6 and 7:30. ...
    • Sports, January 7th NFL PLAYOFFS/DENVER BRONCOS Denver–The Denver Broncos can pull out the game plan and scheme from December 16th. That’s the last time they played the Baltimore Ravens, this week’s opponent in the AFC Divisional playoffs. The Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts in yesterday’s wild card game in Baltimore, 24 to 9 to earn a rematch ...
    • Sports, January 4th COLLEGE BASKETBALL BUFFS ROBBED IN REGULATION, LOSE TO CATS IN OT TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Parrom scored five of his 16 points in overtime after No. 3 Arizona staged an improbable late rally in regulation and the Wildcats escaped with a 92-83 victory over Colorado in their Pac-12 opener on Thursday night. Colorado’s Sabatino ...
    • Sports, January 3rd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets go for their 9th straight home win tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. COLLEGE BASKETBALL The CU Buffs Men’s team begin Pac-12 play tonight on the road when they take on the 3rd ranked Arizona Wildcats. BRONCOS QB WINS ANOTHER AWARD Denver–Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday, this one held by Tom Brady, when he ...
    • Sports, January 2nd NBA/NUGGETS Denver–The Denver Nuggets ended the L-A Clippers’ franchise record 17-game winning streak with last night’s 92-78 victory at the Pepsi Center. Danilo Galinari led the way with 17 points. NEW YEAR’S DAY BOWL GAMES UNDATED (AP) – Lonnie Pryor turned five carries into a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 13 Florida State to ...
    • Sports, December 31st BRONCOS THRASH CHIEFS, EARN AFC’S TOP SEED DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lift Denver to a 38-3 win over Kansas City that sealed the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos. Manning finished the season with 4,659 yards, only 41 short of his ...