Oh well, I’m tired and so weary
But I must go alone
Till the lord comes and calls, calls me away, oh yes
Well the morning’s so bright
And the lamp is alight
And the night, night is as black as the sea, oh yes
There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There’ll be no sadness, no sorrow
No trouble, trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me
Well the bear will be gentle
And the wolves will be tame
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes
And the beasts from the wild
Shall be lit by a child
And I’ll be changed, changed from this creature that I am, oh yes
There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There’ll be no sadness, no sorrow
No trouble, trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me
–“Peace in the Valley” Thomas A. Dorsey

November 11, 2023 Football Playoffs: How to Listen

Today, KMTS tackles a first; Two football playoff games at the exact same time.

If you are listening for a specific team, we recommend you listen online, either through the KMTS app, or from your computer browser. While we intend to bring you action from both games on the air, our internet streams will not change throughout the day.

If you have our app installed, tapping or clicking on one of the next two options will ask if you want to open our app or a web browser. Links to download our app, and details on where to listen over the air are here.
Click / tap here to listen to the Glenwood Demons vs the Green Mountain Rams in the first round of the 3A playoffs.

Click / tap here to listen to the Rifle Bears vs the University Bulldogs in the second round of the 2A playoffs.

Our coverage starts at 12:30 this afternoon (possibly a little earlier).

Active Shooter in Glenwood Springs Update

The Active Shooter situation in the Red Mountain neighborhood has ended.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, “At approximately 12:41 PM the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody.  Officers are currently in the process of clearing the residence, verifying that no other threats are present.”

Earlier today, the Glenwood Springs Police Department responded to an active shooter this morning shortly before 11:00 AM.

The incident occurred near the intersection of 10th Street and Riverview Drive in Glenwood Springs.  Multiple shots were fired.  An injured party was recovered from the scene and transported to Valley View Hospital with a gun shot wound.

A female was also able to exit the residence and is safe with law enforcement. There were multiple agencies responding from surrounding Police Departments, Colorado State Patrol, the District Attorney’s Office as well as Glenwood Fire.  The Garfield County All Hazards team responded with the Bear Cat as well as a similar team from Eagle County with their defense vehicle.

Negotiators from both the Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office were in contact with the suspect.

The area should be clear and Midland Ave. should be open shortly.

We will update as more information becomes available.

Missing Juvenile from the Battlement Mesa Area

 

Trinity Trent, DOB: 3/21/2005 age 17 was last seen on April 18, 2022.

Trinity is a seventeen-year-old student living in Battlement Mesa, Colorado.

She is pictured above with a few of her friends.

Trinity was last seen wearing basically the same outfit as shown in the picture. If you see her or know of her whereabouts please call 911 immediately.

Glenwood Canyon Closed Due to Duck Pond Fire

UPDATE (4/17 6:00PM) Areas evacuated are now under pre-evacuation notice. Residents and business owners may return. Proof of residency will be required though as those areas are still off-limits to members of the public. The fire burned 88 acres so far and is 60 percent contained.

UPDATE (4/16 11:00PM) Some evacuations have been lifted. More information can be found here: http://www.ecemergency.org/2022/04/duck-pond-fire.html?m=1

Final Update (4/16 8:00PM): Both directions of I-70 are open. Evacuation orders are still in effect.

UPDATE (4/16 6:50PM): The pre-evacuation area has been extended to western portions of Gypsum, including all of Eagle Street, Eagle Court, all streets west of 2nd street from Railroad Avenue to Vicksburg Lane. Eagle County Animal Services is accepting pets at 1400 Fairgrounds Road. Crates and food are also available at the Eagle Recreation Center. More information is available at 970-471-5920.

UPDATE (4/16 6:00PM): Pre-evacuation notice for Red Hill Area including Beacon Rd, Cedar Dr, Strohm Cir, Highland Rd, Sunset Ln, and Knob Ln.

UPDATE (4/16 5:30PM): Pre-evacuation notice for Cedar lane to Strohm Circle in Gypsum. Residents needing help with livestock are asked to call (970) 471-1097 for assistance.

Interstate 70 is closed in both directions due to a fire.

The fire is reportedly in the Gypsum area. Officials sent an evacuation order at approximately 4:45 for areas near Mile 140 on Highway 6.

“EVACUATE NOW. Mandatory Evacuation Order in place. This includes Eagle River Estates including all locations west of the intersection at Highway 6 and River View Rd that are south of Interstate 70 and north of the Eagle River. An evacuation shelter is being set up at Eagle River Center at 794 Fairgrounds Rd. Pets are allowed. Crews are on scene at a wildland fire at H6 MM140. Stay clear of the area. If you encounter first responders, please cooperate.”

The alternate route eastbound is Colorado Highway 13 north from Rifle to US Highway 40. East on Highway 40 to Colorado Highway 9. Then south on Highway 9 to Silverthorne.

Usually during incidents like this, only local traffic will be allowed on I-70 between Rifle and Glenwood.

We will update this post and continue providing updates on the air as well as we receive additional information.

Hiking Safety Alert

Pitkin County has issued an alert for the Smuggler Mountain area.

Three moose have been spotted in the area of Smuggler Mountain near local hiking trails.

Please be alert if you choose to hike in the area, and keep pets on leashes.

Alternate hiking areas might be wiser choices until the moose move along.

Trail closures might occur if deemed necessary.

Glenwood Canyon Reopening Might be Weeks Away

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says he’s planning to issue a state disaster declaration and it could be “a few days to a few weeks” before a canyon in the western part of the state can be reopened following massive mudslides that blocked Interstate 70. Polis said Monday that crews are working to clear debris from the interstate, and he hopes to soon have at least two lanes open through Glenwood Canyon. The canyon was closed after mudslides stranded more than 100 motorists in their vehicles overnight Thursday. The interstate is a major transportation corridor between the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast.