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New Details About Fatal Shooting In Moffat County

District Attorney 14thThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released additional information about the shooting in western Moffat County including the name of the person in custody.  The release said that a Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy were investigating a suspicious vehicle off of the road Continue reading

22 Year Old Dies In Crash On I-70

I70 SIGNThe Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred today (February 1), at approximately 4 a.m., on Interstate 70 near mile 68, in Garfield County.  A Dodge Ram, driven by 22 year old Continue reading

VNA Offers Measles Vaccinations in Wake of Outbreak

Northwest Colorado VNAThe United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that started in California last month. Measles is a highly contagious, viral illness. Symptoms generally appear seven to 14 days after a person is infected and begin with fever, cough, runny Continue reading

Death Penalty In Wyoming

The Wyoming State Legislature will be considering two death penalty bills in this years General Session.  One bill seeks to include the firing squad as a method of execution and another to abolish the death penalty all together. Over the weekend the death Continue reading

Child’s Body Recovered from Flaming Gorge

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A four-year-old girl died in Flaming Gorge Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was in went into the water.  The names of those involved in the tragedy are being withheld for the time being pending notification of family members. Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Washington Man

fatal-300A crash on September 4th led to the death of 23-year old Thomas Tarver of Silverdale, Washington. The crash occurred early in the morning on Interstate 80, 29 miles Continue reading

Penfold Found Guilty Of Careless Driving In Death of German Motorcyclist

court-300Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey today announced the receipt of guilty verdicts on both charges of Careless Driving Resulting in Death and Failure to Maintain Lane, in the case of People v. Scott Penfold.  Penfold was the driver of the vehicle that crossed the center lane of Highway 40 Continue reading

Barkey Dismisses Felony Charges Against Lucas Ackerman

District Attorney 14th14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey decided to drop Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide charges against Lucas Ackerman, who was driving under the influence when the vehicle he was driving struck a family who were crossing the road, killing one and injuring three others.  Ackerman has indicated Continue reading

Man Shot In Rural Moffat County Dies

moffat-county-sheriff-300The man shot, a week ago, in a shooting at a Wilderness Ranches lot in unincorporated Moffat County has died.  The victim has been identified as 51 year old Ronald Torgersen, who died earlier today at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction from the injuries he sustained during the incident.   Continue reading

Sheriff Warns Against Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3With days of hot temperatures approaching soon – and in light of the recent horrific death of a toddler left in a vehicle in Georgia – Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell has issued an advisory about the dangers of leaving children in parked vehicles.  Heat stroke Continue reading

One Dead, Auto vs Pedestrian Crash

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne man died in a single vehicle crash late Friday night. The names of those involved are being held pending identification and notification of their families.  The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 9 in Summit County. Evidence showed a 2002 Pontiac was traveling northbound on Highway 6 when the driver collided into a pedestrian. Continue reading

Craig Man Dies During Horseback Ride

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A Craig man died Saturday while on a horseback ride 52 miles east of Meeker near Baldy Mountain.  The victim, 66 year old Dwight Michael Warak died of a massive heart attack.  A friend who was with Warak on the trail ride, told authorities that Warak, who was behind him on the trail had dropped back.  After riding back the friend discovered Continue reading