Ward Gulch Fire: Update

The Ward Gulch Fire grew to 300 acres overnight, with evacuation orders still in place along State Highway 325 north of Grass Valley Road (Garfield County Road 226).  The Rifle Fish Hatchery and Rifle Mountain Park are also evacuated at this time.  The Red Cross has a shelter for displaced residents at the Garfield County … Read more

Ward Gulch Fire Evacuations

An evacuation order has been given for anyone between the Colorado State Fish Hatchery and Triangle Park.  The evacuation center is the Garfield County Fairgrounds at 1001 Railroad Avenue.

Ward Gulch Fire

Just as one wildfire near Rifle was close to containment, another started this afternoon. Lee Ann Loupe with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCRI) says a new fire, called the Ward Gulch Fire, was discovered around 2:00 this afternoon burning on BLM land about three miles north of Rifle Gap State Park.  Strong winds … Read more

I-70 Closed in Glenwood Canyon

Intestate 70 is closed in Glenwood Canyon due to a multiple vehicle accident. Officials say they don’t know when the road will re open.  More on KMTS this morning.

Major Water Line Break in Rifle

FINAL UPDATE: Water line has been repaired, all restrictions lifted. UPDATE: Officials are now asking Rifle residents to not use outside water at all and limit inside water use until Saturday at 10:00 AM. A major water line has broken in Rifle. Residents are being asked not to use any outside water and limit inside … Read more

Local Businesses Targeted by Scam Artist

The Glenwood Springs Police Department says they have received several complaints from local merchants stating that they received a call from someone claiming to be from Holy Cross. The call told the merchants that their electric bill is past due and they need to make immediate payment on-line or their power will be shut off. The calls appeared … Read more

Highway 133 Closed Through Friday, 82 Will Open for Season on Time

The Colorado Department of Transportation says Highway 133 will likely remain closed through Friday, following a huge rockslide that occurred early Sunday morning.  CDOT says the slide came down 13 miles south of the McClure Pass Summit, near Paonia Reservoir. CDOT Spokesperson Nancy Shanks says the biggest rocks on the roadway measure about the size of a dump … Read more

Concert Promoter Barry Fey Dead at 73

DENVER (AP) – Barry Fey, the colorful promoter who made Colorado a destination for some of the biggest names in music, died Sunday. He was 73. Fey promoted tens of thousands of concerts and other events from the 1960s until he retired in 1997. He was friends with many of the acts he promoted, a … Read more

Glenwood Voters Return Bershenyi, Approve Land Sale

Stephen Bershenyi eeked out a victory to win a second term as the at-large member of Glenwood Springs City Council last night.  He beat challenger and former City Councilman Lyle Beattie by only 27 votes.  Bershenyi said the close vote was humbling for him and he believes it’s reason to listen to Beattie’s ideas in order to achieve consensus … Read more