Tag Archives: Blanco

Fire Closes County Road Near Meeker

A wildfire closed Rio Blanco County Road 8 southeast of Meeker for approximately two hours Saturday evening. The lightning caused fire forced the closure of the road between County Road 57 and County Road 4. The 40 acre County Road Continue reading

New Fire North Of Meeker

There is a new fire burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 north of Meeker. Multiple fire crews have responded to the Wilson Creek Fire, which was reported early Saturday Morning. The public is being asked not to call 911 to report Continue reading

3 Arrested In Meeker Following Search

A search for 40-year-old Alyssa Baley of Rangely, who had multiple warrants out for her arrest, lead to the arrest of her and two others Thursday in Meeker.  Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s officers search for Baley lead them to a vehicle parked near Mountain Valley Bank, where they contacted the occupants, 44-year-old Quinn Olesky and 68-year-old Theresa Baley, both of Grand Junction.  They were Continue reading

Man Dies After Fall From Cliff At Kenny Reservoir

A 32-year-old man died in an accident yesterday at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely.  Francis Manu of Lakewood reportedly fell off a cliff in the area, ending up in the water. Manu’s friends contacted a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy near the reservoir dam,  and told the deputy that Manu had been under water for Continue reading

Hang Gliders Cleared For Launch

Crews were able to gain full containment of the Dead Dog Fire yesterday, which means the Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition will take place as scheduled. In a release, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the air space restrictions around the fire had been lifted, so the event will be able to take place as originally planned. Launches will occur this Sunday through Saturday Continue reading

Rangely Business Destroyed By Fire

A business was completely destroyed by a fire earlier this week in Rangely. According to a representative from the Rangely Police, the Rocky Mountain Well Service building on Gillam Road was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene Monday Continue reading