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Man Tells Officers To “Kill Him” During Standoff

A Rock Springs man was arrested this week after he was involved in a standoff with sheriff’s deputies. 48-year-old Charles Wilkening, who was wanted on a probation revocation bench warrant, was spotted by county detectives late Wednesday afternoon. Wilkening was stopped by a marked county unit, but he refused to get out of his vehicle and a standoff Continue reading

Officers To Carry Drug To Reverse Overdoses

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s officers and detectives will soon carry doses of a special medication to counteract opioid overdoses in emergency situations. The medication is called Narcan, which is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. Sheriff Mike Lowell says the goal is to have a resource to Continue reading

Bomb Squad Detonates Several Pressure Bombs

The Sweetwater County Bomb Squad detonated several improvised chemical pressure bombs in Uinta County over the weekend. The Bomb Squad responded to a location about 5 miles north of Evanston Friday afternoon, where the Uinta County Sheriff’s office was investigating an abandoned vehicle. Uinta officers Continue reading

Steamboat Police Chief Named To State Board

Steamboat Police Chief Cory Christensen has been appointed to the Colorado Peace Officers Standard and Training Board by Governor Hickenlooper. The board is made up of professionals and experts from law and law enforcement communities. The POST board Continue reading

Move Over It’s The Law

Colorado law enforcement will be strictly enforcing the states Move Over Law throughout the month of April. The law requires  Colorado drivers to move over one lane when any emergency, service or maintenance vehicles are parked on the side of a roadway. When it’s not possible to move over, drivers Continue reading

Click It or Ticket Enforcement This Week

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting increased Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement this week. According to numbers from CDOT, nearly half of the people killed in crashes last year were not wearing seat belts. Crash victims in rural communities can be especially vulnerable as they are Continue reading

UPDATE: Hayden Police Officer Wounded On Christmas

A Hayden police officer suffered a slit wrist in an incident that occurred Christmas night.  Shawn Hockaday and another Hayden Police officer responded to a report that a man may have swallowed razor blades. When they arrived on scene the officers spoke with family members but were unable to locate 34 year old Hayden resident Michael Coleman, the one who was thought to have swallowed the Continue reading

Georgie Hand Guilty On All Counts

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The Jury in the Georgie Hand trial took only an hour and and half to find the woman guilty on all  8 felony counts against her including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer.  On the 9th count of 2nd degree criminal trespass the jury felt a lesser charge was Continue reading

Craig Emergency Crews Respond to Two Accidents in Two Days

car crashCraig emergency crews responded to a 2 vehicle accident yesterday in the middle of town. The crash happened at Victory Way and Tucker. The cause of the accident hasn’t been made clear, but there were no injuries. Traffic was routed around Continue reading