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Scammers Target Wyoming Seniors

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam which is targeting the areas seniors. Victims are receiving calls from young people who claim to be their grandchildren. The scammers then claim that they are in jail, often out of the state or in Continue reading

Tipton To Host Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Scott Tipton will host a telephone town hall meeting next week. The town hall will take place Monday starting at 6 and all from our area are invited to participate. Tipton says that while it’s not always possible to visit all of the 29 counties he represents as much as he would like, the telephone town hall will give all constituents the opportunity to Continue reading

Free Bird Walk And Identification Class

Bird lovers are invited to join in on bird walk and attend a free bird identification class this week in Rawlins. A free bird walk will be held Tuesday morning starting at 7:30, to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Participants will meet at the Conoco gas Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public to review an environmental assessment concerning the removal of wild horses from areas outside the Piceance-East Douglas Heard Management Area. According to Lauren Brown of the White River Field Office, the BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in the Continue reading

Police Look For Info On Human Remains

Human remains were discovered recently on Lookout Mountain near Glenwood Springs, and police are looking for help in determining how they got there. The bones of 40-year-old Thomas Norberg of Rifle were found by hikers in the area in late March.  Norberg was last seen when he was Continue reading

BLM Needs Help Mapping Trails And Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public comments to help evaluate the bureaus inventory of roads and trails in Northwest Colorado. The BLM counted and mapped all the roads and trails in the area last summer. They are now looking to verify the accuracy of the mapping and whether or Continue reading

Season Passes On Sale For Town Challenge Races

Season passes are now on sale for the 2017 Steamboat Town Challenge mountain bike races.  The Town Challenge is series of seven mountain bike races held every summer, which include both hill-climb and cross-country events. Special pricing for the season passes is Continue reading

IRS Scammers Target Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where people are calling and claiming to represent the IRS and are demanding payment from potential victims. Scammers are calling people and are telling them that they owe delinquent taxes which must be paid immediately by Continue reading

Man Arrested After High Speed Chase

An Encampment man led authorities on a high speed chase through Carbon County yesterday. The Carbon County Sheriff’s office had been looking for 40-year-old Kermit Stewart since a warrant was issued for his arrest last month, due to multiple Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Move BLM Office West

Legislation has been introduced in both the US House and Senate, that would authorize the federal government to move the national BLM office to the Western United States. Senator Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton both introduced legislation in their respective chambers this week, which Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Flooding Continues On Wyoming County Roads

Back roads in Sweetwater County are still being affected by flooding. In particular, drivers should use extreme caution when driving in the Red Desert region northeast of Black Rock.  Spring runoff and flooding has resulted in multiple washouts in the area, making some of the county roads too dangerous to drive. Crews will work over the next Continue reading