Tag Archives: Rangely

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway

A semi roll-over closed Highway 139 near Rangely Wednesday night for more than 3 hours. The truck was carrying a load of hay which spilled onto the highway. The driver was not Continue reading

Body Found In River ID’d As Missing Rangely Man

The body that was found in the White River near Rangely last month has been positively identified as 66-year-old Peter Ruffner. Ruffner’s body was found in the area near Texas Beach on November Continue reading

Comment On OHV Trail Proposals

The Bureau of Land Management is also asking for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of a proposed 364-mile off-highway vehicle trail system in Rio Blanco County. The proposed Wagon Wheel West OHV Trail System Continue reading

Vote Or Drop Off Ballots Today

Tuesday is election Day. Anyone planning to vote, who has not yet done so, will need to submit their ballot to the local County Clerk’s office, or vote in person at a certified polling location by 7 tonight. The Moffat County Clerks Office will be Continue reading

Turn In Ballots By Tuesday

Voters have until Tuesday to submit their ballots to their local County Clerk’s office. If you have not yet mailed in your ballot it is now too late. Polling places will be available in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties on Tuesday. In Moffat County, voters can show up at the Moffat County Courthouse. In Rio Blanco County, you Continue reading

Earthquake Rocks Rangely

A relatively small 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Rangely earlier this week according to the website earthquaketrack.com. The earthquake occurred Thursday, 3.2 miles northwest of Rangely just after 11:30 in the Continue reading

Man Still Missing From Rangely Area

Police are still looking for information on the man who went missing from the Rangely area last month. Anyone with potential information on 66-year-old Peter Christian Ruffner’s location is asked to contact that the Rio Blanco County Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 139 Reopened

Co Highway 139 was closed for a little over an hour Monday morning near Douglas Pass south of Rangely, due to a spun-out semi on the highway. A tow truck was called in to to remove the Continue reading

Police Look For Info On Missing Man

Police are looking for information on a man who went missing from the Rangely area last week. 66-year-old Peter Christian Ruffner was last seen Friday. Crews are currently conducting search and rescue operations around Ruffner’s residence. Anyone with potential information on Ruffner’s Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In NW Colorado

Firefighters will be conducting prescribed burns over the coming weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Rio Blanco County. Crews plan to burn 1,200-acres 11 miles northwest of Rifle, 300-aces northwest of Continue reading

Utah Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died in an accident last week at the Deserado mine near Rangely. The man has been identified as 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah. Stevens, who worked as a surface mechanic at the mine, failed to report back at the end of his shift Wednesday. His body Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tuesday

A flash flood watch is in effect through Tuesday night, for areas in the upper, central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash flood Continue reading