Smoke From California Wildfires Triggers Air Quality Alert

Update (8/8/2021 8:00 AM): The air quality advisories have been extended until 9:00 Monday morning. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an air quality advisory for central and western Colorado this morning due to heavy smoke in the air from wildfires burning in California. The Advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning … Read more

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 … Read more

Watering Restrictions in Glenwood

As a result of the mud and debris flows in Glenwood Canyon over the past several days, the City of Glenwood Springs has instituted watering restrictions. Glenwood Springs water users are prohibited from outside watering until 6:00PM on Wednesday, August 4.

Casa Bonita Might be Bought by “South Park” Creators

Restaurants across the country have of course faced unprecedented hardships over the last year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, many have not survived. However, the restaurant that is arguably the most iconic one in the entire state, may have been thrown a lifeline from a surprising but somewhat logical source. Casa … Read more

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.

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

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