Tag Archives: Highway 64

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

One Killed In Vehicle Crash Between Meeker and Rangely

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001On Saturday, March 14 at about 4:30 AM, Rio Blanco Communications Center received a call of a possible brush fire on Colorado Highway 64, approximately 28 miles west of Meeker.  A second call was received later and it was determined that a motor vehicle was on fire at that location. The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon Continue reading

Victims of Car Crash in Stable Condition

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3As of yesterday morning, all passengers in Wednesday’s rollover accident on Highway 64 near Meeker are stable. Three of the passengers, 21-year old Gabrielle Garzon, 18-year old Zachary Williams, and a 16-year old boy, and the driver 19-year old Jessica Johns were flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after the Continue reading

Freak Sledge Hammer Accident Sends Woman to Hospital with Serious Injuries

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A freak accident on Highway 64 between Meeker and Rangely sent a Texas woman to the hospital with serious injuries yesterday afternoon.  According to a press release, an airborne sledge hammer came crashing through the windshield of Larry and Pamela Neill’s car, striking Pamela in the head.  She was taken to Rangely District Hospital, and Continue reading