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Bull Moose Found Shot Dead Near Meeker

A bull moose was found dead, shot and abandoned last month near Rio Blanco County Road 115, east of Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for assistance from the public to find out how it got there.  CPW believes the moose Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A federal fugitive, who was originally arrested for the distribution of methamphetamine, was arrested in Rock Springs earlier this week. 43-year-old Corby Albert was wanted by federal authorities for alleged parole violations.  Albert was sentenced to 262 months of incarceration after he was charged with Continue reading

Man Faces 50 Years For Sexual Assault

A Steamboat man pleaded guilty to multiple counts of Sex Trafficking, Sex Trafficking of a Minor and Attempted Sexual Assault earlier this week. 61-year-old Miguel Diaz-Martinez was arrested after police discovered he had been trading drugs with minors in exchange for sex. When he is Continue reading

Hayden Man Sentenced to Eight Years In Prison

A Hayden man who pleaded guilty in March to second degree assault on a peace officer was sentenced Thursday. In December of 2016, 34-year-old Michael Coleman was charged following an incident in which he had been contacted by Hayden Police Officer Shawn Hockaday. During the course of this contact, Coleman resisted arrest and caused a serious gash to officer Hockaday’s wrist, using a Continue reading

Felony Charge For Killing Pets And Animals?

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives this week that would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a Continue reading

Georgie Hand Sentenced to 82 Years

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)Georgie Hand, the woman convicted of attempting to kill a wildlife officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced to 82 years in prison Monday. In April a jury found hand guilty on 8 felony counts, including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer. According to District Attorney Brett Barkey, the charges of kidnapping and robbery came with mandatory sentencing Continue reading

Miller Receives 5 Years In Prison

joel millerFormer Craig Doctor Joel Miller, who was convicted in November of over-prescribing opiates to his patients, was sentenced to prison Friday. Miller received a five year prison sentence along with three years of supervised probation.  The sentence resulted from charges that he prescribed drugs without a medical reason.  He had also been charged with causing the the death of one of his patients. 44-year-old Shelly Volkmar  of Craig who died in 2010 from Continue reading

Brigid Irish Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Brigid Irish - Grand CountyThe District Court for Grand County Friday sentenced Brigid Irish to six years in prison for her role in embezzling over $300,000 in county funds over a 10 year period. Ms. Irish was immediately remanded into custody to begin her sentence. The court also sentenced her to 32 years of probation, payment of $431,114.47 in restitution, 400 hours of Continue reading

“Make My Day” Law Amended

make my dayA prison cell may be considered a home to the individual living there but that doesn’t mean they can use deadly force to defend it. That’s according to a bill approved in the Colorado State House last week, the bill clarified Colorado’s so-called “Make My Day” law, which allows Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Busted for Meth Possession

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday evening. 55-year old Stephen Workman was stopped for a traffic infraction on Highway 191 north of Rock Springs, when a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs. A subsequent search of Workman’s vehicle produced 20 grams of a crystalline Continue reading

Governor Signs Habitual DUI Bill

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Habitual DUI offenders will soon face tougher penalties in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday that would make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. The proposal has repeatedly failed in recent years because of concerns about increased Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Felony Penalties for Multiple DUIs

co-state-capitol-300A measure to add penalties for habitual drunken drivers is being looked at in the state Senate. The felony DUI bill has already passed the House and was mentioned by the governor in January as a priority for the year. Colorado is among five Continue reading