Former Colorado Governor Dies

DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm, who successfully fought to stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado even though they had been awarded to the state, has died. He was 85. His wife said in a statement Friday that Lamm passed away late Thursday following complications from a pulmonary … Read more

Heavy Rain Causes Mudslides and Road Closures

Update (7/31 4:30 AM): Highway 133 is open in both directions. Update (7/30 5:30 PM): Highway 133 is closed in both directions again north of Redstone from mile markers 54 to 58 due to mudslides. There is not estimate for when the road will reopen. Update (7/30 2:30 PM): Glenwood Canyon is expected to remain … Read more

Small Fire in Glenwood Springs

Firefighters made quick work of a fire on Red Mountain above Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs this afternoon. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department shared on their official Facebook page that the fire was caused by lightning. Here are some pictures from KMTS staff and area residents.

Hwy 133 Closed Due to Mudslide

Update (7/21 7:45 AM): Highway 133 is open with one lane of alternating traffic. Delays are expected as cleanup continues. Update:  At 11:35 Crews have moved the closure to the Redstone Blvd intersection.  All lanes are blocked due to the mudslide. Hwy 133 between MM53 & 54 is closed due to a mudslide just north … Read more

Vehicle Stolen From Montezuma County Recovered in Silt

Update: At approximately 10:00 PM this evening, The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office posted on their official Facebook page that three suspect in this case was arrested in Summit County. He was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle at the time he was arrested. The post did not indicate if that was the vehicle stolen in Silt. … Read more

Former Rifle Quarterback Will be New Football Coach

Former Rifle High School quarterback, wrestling champion, and 2002 graduate Ryan Whittington will take the reins following the team’s state championship win under Todd Casebeer. The RE-2 district made the announcement on their website. After starting at quarterback for three years for the Bears, and winning the state wrestling championship his senior year, Whittington played … Read more

Group Calls for End to “Waste” of Colorado River Water

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Farmers, conservationists, and small-town business owners are calling for an end to what they call wasteful uses of Colorado River water. On Thursday, they gathered at Hoover Dam to demand the federal government scrap plans to divert water from Lake Powell upstream to accommodate anticipated growth. They said it didn’t … Read more

Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Flash Flood Warning

Update (8:30 PM): Both directions I-70 open through Glenwood Canyon. Update (6:30 PM): C-DOT says there are two small mudslides that need to be cleared before the road reopens. There is no estimate for reopening the road. Stop us if you’ve heard this one… Both directions of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon are closed due to … Read more

I-70 Now Open Through Glenwood Canyon, Again; More Closures are Possible

Update (6/28 6:00 PM): Westbound I-70 is open, through Glenwood Canyon. Please do not forget that officials will close the interstate in both directions if the weather forecast deems it necessary for safety. Please, Drive Carefully. Update (6/28 3:00 PM): Eastbound I-70 is open. Westbound remains closed. Update (6/28 9:00 AM): Interstate 70 remains closed … Read more

I-70 Closed Due to Mudslide

Here’s what we know about the closure of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon: 10:30 PM Update: Both directions of I-70 are now open through Glenwood Canyon. 6:30PM Update: Eastbound I-70 is now open to local traffic at Mile 109. Eastbound traffic is still being diverted at West Rifle (exit 87). I-70 is closed eastbound at Canyon … Read more