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Car Fire Death Ruled Accidental

The Sweetwater County coroner has determine the death of the Rock Springs man, who died in a car fire earlier this month, was an accident. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they discovered the body of 47-year-old Michael Tinnie was found in the front seat of the pickup. The fire occurred near Continue reading

Sheriff’s Release Info On Shooting Death

The man who was arrested last weekend after a shooting incident in Sweetwater County has been formally charged with Manslaughter. 41-year-old Jeffrey Tarnovich was taken into custody Sunday for after he reportedly shot 43-year-old Danielle Martin of Rock Springs. Involuntary Manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, prosecutors in the case have filed a Notice of Intent to Seek Continue reading

Child Dies At Campground From Asphyxiation

An infant died last week at a campsite off of Rio Blanco County Road 8, about half way between Meeker and Phippsburg. The father had reportedly laid the child down to sleep and had gone off hunting near Trapper Lake, when he returned to find the baby had died. The infant has been Continue reading

3 Year Old Killed In Accidental Shooting

The Routt County the Sheriff’s department is investigating an accidental shooting death that occurred Thursday morning near Stagecoach. The victim is the three year old son of a Steamboat Springs Police officer. Neither of whom has been identified by the Sheriff’s office. The child was transported and Continue reading