The body of a woman from Rangely, who had been reported missing, has been found. The body was about 2 1/2 miles off County Road 23. A K9 team for Mesa County helped Rangely police and Rio Blanco sheriffs officers in the search. An autopsy is being done and Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
An Adult Diversion Program is being set up through the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s office. The one-year program is funded by grants. It will serve the counties of Routt, Moffat, and Grand. It’s an alternative way to help certain adults interacting with the criminal justice system, who may have a mental health or substance abuse disorder. A case manager will help each individual involved, who may be at high risk or high need for help.
Fire restrictions in Garfield County have been reduced back down to stage one. This is for unincorporated Garfield County, the seven fire districts and all BLM land in the county. All Forest Service lands in Garfield County are also reducing their restrictions. Fire danger is still high but the recent cooler temperatures and moisture have a loud for the reevaluation of the restrictions there.