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Man Seriously Injured In Accident At Power Plant

An employee at the Craig Station suffered serious injuries in an accident last week. The employee’s leg was injured while he was working on a train. He was taken to Memorial Regional Continue reading

Child Dies At Campground From Asphyxiation

An infant died last week at a campsite off of Rio Blanco County Road 8, about half way between Meeker and Phippsburg. The father had reportedly laid the child down to sleep and had gone off hunting near Trapper Lake, when he returned to find the baby had died. The infant has been Continue reading

Bureau Of Investigation Assisting With Search For Rangely Man

The Colorado Bureau of Investigators has been called into to assist with the search for 66-year-old Peter Ruffner, who went missing from the Rangely area in September. CBI is working with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office in Continue reading

Vehicle Fire At Wyoming Landfill

No one was injured when a pickup caught fire at the Rock Springs Landfill earlier this week.  Fire fighters were able to get the vehicle extinguished after responding to the scene Monday afternoon. The driver of Continue reading

Brush-Fire Threatens Vehicles And Structures

A brush-fire ignited on private property Tuesday afternoon off of Rio Blanco County Road 7, near Strawberry Creek. The fire, which is believed to have been human caused, threatened structures and vehicles Continue reading

Crews Increase Containment Of MOCO Fire

Cool temperatures and less wind this week has allowed crews to increase containment of the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited last week south of Elk Springs, increasing Continue reading

2 Charged In Death Of Man Who Fell From Train

Two people have been charged in the death of a transient man east of Wamsutter, which occurred earlier this month. The body of 26-year-old Eric Barrett of Arkansas was found by railroad workers on Saturday, August 19th. It was later determined that Barrett had died due to injuries sustained after falling from a train.  After an investigation, police Continue reading

Fire Near Craig Threatens Multiple Buildings

It took Craig firefighters around 5 hours to get a human caused fire under control Sunday afternoon. The fire occurred on private property off of Glabb Lane, 4 miles west of Craig. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, the fire threatened multiple out-buildings, but Continue reading

One Killed, Trooper Injured In Accident Near Rifle

One person was killed yesterday, while another and a State Trooper were sent to the hospital, following an accident on I-70 near Rifle. The incident began when the state trooper pulled over a vehicle on the interstate around 5:30.  During the traffic stop an oncoming vehicle collided with Continue reading

Four Arrested For Meth Distribution

Four people were arrested last week in Sweetwater County on a variety of drug charges. The Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group arrested 43-year-old Zacariah Strange for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 44-year-old Darrell Gilson and 43-year-old Martina Caspari for Possession with Continue reading

New Lead Into 11-Year-Old Murder Of Colorado Man?

Sweetwater county detectives processed a home in Rock Springs this week looking for evidence regarding an 11 year old murder case involving a man from Colorado. Ben Bradley of Tabernash was 28-years-old when he went missing while hitchhiking in the Rock Springs area in June of 2006. Bradley’s badly decomposed body was Continue reading

UPDATE: Hayden Man Dies After Collision With Elk

The man who died following a collision with an elk yesterday morning has been identified as 42-year-old Todd Edwards of Hayden. Edwards struck the elk on Highway 40, 15 miles west of Steamboat. His car went off the road, down a steep cliff, coming to rest on train tracks. Edwards, Continue reading