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Officers Cleared in Shooting of Suspect

District Attorney 14thThe Moffat County deputy and the Parks and Wildlife Officer who were the subject of an investigation into the death of James Damon, have been cleared of any wrong doing. In March, Deputy Bhrent Shock and Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez happened upon Damon’s vehicle near Dinosaur, and were confronted Continue reading

Firefighters Busy in Northwest Colorado Over the Weekend

WILDFIREThe Bull Canyon Fire was 100% contained last night. The 35 acre fire is on BLM land five miles north of Dinosaur. It started shortly after noon Saturday and was lightning caused. The Bear Fire, ten miles northwest of Lay, was reported Saturday afternoon, and was contained the same evening. That blaze was also lightning caused and Continue reading

Flash Flood Crosses Highway 40 Near Dinosaur

HIGHWAY-40-300A heavy rainstorm around 4 Wednesday afternoon sent water and debris streaming across highway 40 about 10 miles east of the Utah state line closing the highway for a time.  According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s office, rainwater came down a dry wash and also threatened a home in the area. Continue reading

Dinosaur Deputy Candidates to be Interviewed Next Week

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County Sheriff K. C. Hume mentioned at this week’s County Commissioner’s meeting that his department is getting closer to hiring a new deputy for the Dinosaur area. The Sheriff’s Office has entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement to provide the town with law Continue reading

Hand Officially Charged

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)Georgie Hand, the woman accused of attempting to kill a wildlife officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy, was officially charged yesterday with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, four counts of Second Degree Kidnapping, four counts of Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Disarming a Peace Officer, two counts of Felony Menacing, one count of Second Continue reading

Identity Of Man Shot And Killed Released

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The name of the man who was shot Monday off of Highway 40 near the Colorado/Utah border has been released. James Brent Damon died after an altercation with Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock. The officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle just off of the Highway, east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered Damon and a female Continue reading

Officers Held Hostage Before Shooting

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released more details regarding Monday’s officer involved shooting in western Moffat County. At around 2 Monday afternoon, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock were investigating  a suspicious vehicle off of the road on US Highway 40 east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered a male and female who, according to the evidence, briefly took Continue reading

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

3 Dead Elk Found Abandoned Near Dinosaur

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur this past week.  According to CPW investigators, the intact carcasses of two elk were discovered the morning of Nov. 6 Continue reading

Commissioners Refuse to Sign Ordinance

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, refused to sign off on a nuisance ordinance for the Blue Mountain Community. Blue Mountain is just east of Dinosaur, off of Highway 40. There are less than a dozen homes in the community, and a few of the residents showed up to yesterday’s commissioners meeting to complain Continue reading

Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Domestic Violence

moffat-county-sheriff-300A Moffat County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on charges of domestic violence.  According to Sheriff Tim Jantz, Deputy David Domeny is the contract Deputy assigned to Dinosaur.  He was arrested yesterday for an incident that occurred in his home on Continue reading

Monument to Reopen Campsites

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Officials at Dinosaur National Monument have announced that the two backcountry campsites at Ely Creek, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are now open.  When the campsites were closed last summer, there Continue reading