Tag Archives: Garfield County

Another Climber Rescued In Garfield County

The Garfield County Search and Rescue (SAR) were called out shortly after 8 Saturday night to rescue a male who was stranded on the steep slope above the RFTA bus facility in West Glenwood Springs. Upon arriving at the RFTA building, Search and Rescue called the stranded person and asked that he shine his phone toward Midland Avenue to determine his exact location. Continue reading

3 Men Rescued From Mountainside Near Rifle

Twenty five rescue personnel from Garfield and Mesa Counties were involved in a 21 hour operation to rescue 3 men who had been hiking in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. The rescue began when Garfield County Emergency Communications received a 911 call from the hikers late Friday afternoon. They were requesting help, as they had climbed up a steep Continue reading

Identity Of Avalanche Victim Released

The Garfield County coroner has released the identity of the man who died Tuesday in an avalanche in the Flat Tops. The man has been identified as 55 year old Jesse Christensen from Steamboat.  Christensen was riding with Sean Searle, Continue reading

One Dies In Avalanche

Two men were caught in an avalanche yesterday in the Flat Tops in northwest Garfield County. One of the men was not injured or trapped in the avalanche.  He was able to locate his companion, who had tragically died.  He then requested Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

Fire Restrictions In Effect For Garfield County

FireRestrictionsDue to high fire danger, Garfield County is now under a Stage 1 fire restriction. Fire restrictions are implemented to protect the health and welfare of the public when risk factors like low moisture in vegetation are present,. These restrictions will be in place until further notice, and anyone caught violating them will be Continue reading

Person Of Interest In Richmond Murder Found Near Trapper’s Lake

coleCole J. Pollard, a person of interest in the murder of 22 year old Patricia Richmond, was located Wednesday morning and taken into custody by Routt County Sheriff officers. Richmond’s body was found tied up in a home in Clark Monday night.  Pollard was located in the area of Trappers Lake in Garfield County following the discovery of his vehicle. Pollard appeared to be in good health and was taken into custody without resistance. The success of Continue reading

Vehicle of Person of Interest in Routt County Murder Found

coleLaw enforcement looking for Cole Pollard have found the vehicle he was last known to be driving near Trappers Lake. The 21-year old Pollard is a person of interest in the homicide investigation of 22 year old Patricia Richmond. Richmond’s body was found tied up in a home in Clark Monday night. Last night, the Routt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle fitting the description of the one Pollard was believed to be Continue reading

BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading

Biden Criticized for Cost of Visit

BIDENTwo Colorado sheriffs aren’t happy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden’s short weekend visit to Aspen. Biden was in town for less than 24 hours to speak at an annual event hosted by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co. His 40-car motorcade caused temporary closures along its 70-mile route from the Eagle County airport to Aspen Friday and Continue reading

Details Emerging on Misappropriation of Advocates Funds

ADVOCATESDetails are emerging about the possible embezzlement of funds at Advocates Crisis Support Services.  In December of last year the Advocates board of directors contacted the 14th Judicial District Attorney to initiate an investigation in regard to misappropriation of funds by former associates. The case was Continue reading

Firefighters Managing Fire in Garfield County

fire-1-300Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit have responded to a 20-acre fire 25 miles north of Loma in remote steep terrain.  The Barrel Springs Fire was discovered Continue reading