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Update: Highway 6 reopens near Rifle

January 22, 2020

Update: Highway 6 near Rifle reopened in both directions at 10:20 a.m. Due to an accident at mile-marker 93 authorities have closed the two lane highway. Traffic is being diverted at Whiteriver Avenue and Hwy...



Avalanche season arrives in Garfield County

December 29, 2019

Early snows this season sat around, turned into ice pellets that make a poor base for heavier snow. That's a recipe for avalanches in Grand Mesa, Crested Butte and elsewhere.


Not much snow in the forecast for a while

December 26, 2019

VAIL — People waking up on Christmas morning were treated to a light dusting of snow making for a white Christmas, however not very much accumulation fell. Vail Mountain reported 1 inch overnight for skiers...






I-70 at Vail Pass reopened after avalanche mitigation

December 14, 2019

Interstate 70 over Vail Pass has been reopened as of 1:10 p.m. Saturday, after a safety closure due to avalanche mitigation, according to Colorado Department of Transportation’s cotrip.org. I-70 EB/WB: Road open between Exit 180...








The man behind the forecast

November 30, 2019

KMTS general manager Gabe Chenoweth has maintained the local climate data collection station for 30 years, contributing to a nationwide network of weather data.




Westbound I-70 closed near Idaho Springs due to rock slide

November 26, 2019

9:51: The westbound I-70 closure near Idaho Springs is expected to last up to 10 hours, well into the afternoon, according to CDOT. The alternative route to the mountains remains U.S. Highway 285, and vehicles trying...