From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS RX BURN PLANNED THIS SPRING IN RF VALLEY Redstone—A 900 acre prescribed burn is in the works this spring in the forest at Avalanche Creek.  According to information from the White River National Forest, this year’s first prescribed burn of mountain shrub, pinyon-juniper and aspen trees is a continuation from last spring.  White River Fuels Specialist ...
    • NEWS HEAD TO HEAD TRAFFIC THROUGH GW CANYON TO BEGIN SOON Glenwood Springs—10 days after a massive rockslide shut down Colorado’s main east-west thoroughfare, I-70 is finally reopening…at least part of it is.  This afternoon around 4 o’clock, the Colorado Department of Transportation will scrap the pilot car configuration using a one lane, limited hours escort between ...
    • NEWS ENVIRONMENTALISTS CHALLENGING SAGE GROUSE DECISION BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Environmental groups are suing to force the Obama administration to impose more restrictions on oil and gas drilling, grazing and other activities blamed for the decline of greater sage grouse across the American West. The lawsuit filed today says a sweeping conservation effort the government announced last ...
    • NEWS ANOTHER COLORADO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN SHOOTOUT BAILEY (AP) – Authorities in Park County say a shooting has killed a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect in mountain town of Bailey and left two other deputies wounded. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened just after 9 o’clock this morning. Neither the circumstances of the ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON PILOT CAR A LITTLE SMOOTHER THIS MORNING Glenwood Springs—The pilot car escort through Glenwood Canyon went a little smoother this morning during the work hour rush.  C-DOT is trying to work out the glitches to minimize the delays with the one lane configuration between 4pm and 9am.  According to C-DOT, part of the two ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Expected to be Open for Several Hours Tonight CDOT’s Amy Ford says after bringing down three to four additional boulders today, road crews are confident opening Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon at approximately 6:00 PM Sunday.  Ford says rock scalers brought down approximately 400 tons of rock since the rock slide which closed the road late Monday night. Local CDOT Public Information Officer Tracy ...
    • Timetable for Reopening I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is Unknown Interstate 70 will not open today.  Shailen Bhatt with the Colorado Department of Transportation says with rocks still falling in Glenwood Canyon, it is not safe to open the road.  While crews are working diligently to open the road again, they are now declining to even guess when the road might open. Bhatt says crews are ...
    • New Target to Reopen I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon is Saturday Amy Ford with the Colorado Department of Transportation told reporters just moments ago that Interstate 70 will not reopen this afternoon as crews and motorists had hoped.  Strong winds in the area of Monday night’s rock slide prevented workers from using a helicopter, requiring hand-carrying of tools and equipment. C-DOT’s Tracy Trulove says Crews conducting rockfall mitigation ...
    • NEWS GW CANYON ROAD REPAIRS EXTENSIVE Glenwood Springs—It could be early spring before I-70 is completely repaired in Glenwood Canyon.  The damage from Monday’s rockslides is extensive with huge holes in the highway and torn out guardrail. Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of the mountainside before deciding to reopen one lane on the less damaged ...
    • I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Might Partially Reopen Thursday The Colorado Department of Transportation says Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs (Exit 116) and Gypsum (Exit 140) will remain closed until at least Thursday afternoon.  C-DOT Communication Director Amy Ford says between now and then, crews have a lot of work to do, including rock scaling and mitigation, as well as repairing the road surface. Once the ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Glenwood Springs Head Coach Rocky Whitworth’s Strategy for Tonight’s Game in Rifle Glenwood Springs Head Coach Rocky Whitworth talks with KMTS News/Sports Director Ron Milhorn about his strategy for upsetting Rifle tonight. Click here for the interview.
    • Avs Lose to Coyotes DENVER (AP) – Mike Smith stopped 39 shots and Radim Vrbata had two goals, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Taylor Pyatt and Lauri Korpikoski also scored to help the Coyotes win their third consecutive game. Ryan O’Reilly had the lone goal for the Avalanche, ...
    • Colorado Rapids Playoff Hopes Dashed by Sporting KC KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored in a cold, driving rainstorm Wednesday night, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 victory over the injury-depleted Colorado Rapids and sending them on to the Eastern Conference finals. Graham Zusi assisted on each of the goals for Sporting KC, which beat ...
    • Tulowitzki Wants One More Trophy DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki’s shelves are becoming quite packed with postseason trophies. Only, not the one he covets most. The smooth-fielding Colorado Rockies shortstop won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for a second consecutive season this week. But what he craves above all else is a World Series crown, even more so after ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 2ND Major League Baseball Denver–For the second straight year, Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was awarded the Gold Glove for outstanding defense. Larry Walker and Todd Helton are the only other players in franchise history to win multiple Gold Gloves. College Basketball The Rams of Colorado State beat the Thunderwolves of Colorado State-Pueblo last last night ...
    • SPORTS, NOVEMBER 1ST ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Tim Tebow is still the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback, at least for another week. Broncos coach John Fox said he’s sticking with his embattled young signal-caller following Denver’s 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Fox made it clear, however, that Tebow needs to quickly improve as a pocket passer to remain the starter. BOULDER, Colo. ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 31ST High School Football The Rifle Bears clinched their first Western Slope League Title since 2002 with Friday night’s 36-33 victory over the Palisade Bulldogs. The Bears host the Glenwood Demons this Friday night in the regular season finale. Glenwood defeated Delta 34 to 14 to win it’s fourth straight. In 3A football, Basalt edged Coal Ridge ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: GLENWOOD DISPATCHES DELTA, CAN\’T CATCH RIFLE GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/28/11) — The Glenwood Sophomore Football Express did its part, downing Delta 34-14, but Palisade fell short against Rifle, 36-33, so Glenwood\’s playoff chances now depend on the Panthers beating the Bulldogs in Delta, while the Demons must upset the undefeated Bears next week in Rifle. Had Palisade defeated the Bears, Glenwood could have ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 28TH High School Soccer 3A playoffs The Basalt Longhorns knocked off the Telluride Miners yesterday 1 to nothing. Basalt will play the winner of the Estes Park / Lutheran game tomorrow. The Rifle Bears lost to the Kent Denver Sun Devils yesterday, 6 to 2. High School Football Tonight at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction, the Rifle Bears can clinch ...
    • SPORTS, OCTOBER 27TH High School Soccer 3A playoffs Alamosa defeated Coal Ridge 3 to 2 in a first round game. The Basalt Longhorns will host the Telluride Miners this afternoon at 3:30. Number 30 Rifle on the road to take on the number 2 Kent Denver Sun Devils at ...