Tag Archives: Rifle

3 Men Rescued From Mountainside Near Rifle

Twenty five rescue personnel from Garfield and Mesa Counties were involved in a 21 hour operation to rescue 3 men who had been hiking in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. The rescue began when Garfield County Emergency Communications received a 911 call from the hikers late Friday afternoon. They were requesting help, as they had climbed up a steep 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

Apply To Hunt For Free Near Meeker

Hunters with the appropriate tags can now apply for a limited number of free unguided elk hunts on Crooked Wash Ranch near Meeker. Two hunts are available for hunters who drew a limited antler-less cow elk license for Game Management Unit 11 Continue reading

UPDATE: Teenager Who Died After Fall Identified

 A 17-year-old male from Rifle died Sunday afternoon after falling off a cliff in the Flat Tops in Garfield County, near the Rio Blanco County line. The teen, who has been identified as Zachary Collett, was with his girlfriend at the time of the accident. The initial report indicated that Collett had fallen Continue reading

Hayden Shooting Range Closed Tomorrow

The Hayden Shooting Range will be closed beginning tomorrow to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make upgrades to the facility. The range will be closed for approximately two weeks while CPW installs new berms to help better define the three separate rifle ranges and will also expand the Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Killed In Highway 13 Head On

Two people were killed in a head on collision yesterday afternoon on Highway 13, eleven miles north of Rifle. Traffic was affected for almost 7 hours for investigation and cleanup, after a pickup and semi collided on the highway just after 4. A second semi was also involved in Continue reading

Glenwood Man Dies In ATV Accident

A man died in an ATV accident near Rifle over the weekend. Todd Sillie of Glenwood Springs was driving a side by side ATV on JQS Road, when he lost control, sending he and the ATV down a steep Continue reading

17 NW Colorado Wrestlers Medal At State

State High School Wrestling
Northwest Colorado Medalists

 

 

Moffat County:
170 Miki Klimper 2nd place
182 Elias Peroulis 4th place

Steamboat Springs:
145 Lance Bryant 5th place
160 Hayden Johnson 2nd place

Meeker:
113 Jacob Pelloni 4th place Continue reading

Fishing Limits Reinstated At Harvey Gap Reservoir

kid-fishing-400You can no longer catch and keep as many fish as you want out of the Harvey Gap Reservoir, located about six and a half miles northeast of Rifle. The Silt Water Conservancy District has  cancelled plans to drain the reservoir Continue reading

New Facts About “Good Samaritan” Shooting Released

highway-13-smallThe investigation regarding the man who claimed he was shot after he stopped to offer assistance to a motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle, concluded that his injury did not occur as he claimed. In a 911 call about the shooting on July 16th the 31-year-old man indicated that he had been shot by an unidentified person. The injured man, whose name Continue reading

Good Samaritan Motorist Shot On Highway 13

Garfield SheriffA 31-year-old man was shot just after midnight Sunday on Highway 13 about 5 miles north of Rifle. The incident occurred when he stopped to offer assistance to the driver of a stopped vehicle with flashing emergency lights. As he approached the vehicle, someone inside shot him in the torso. After being shot, he returned to his vehicle and was able to drive away and Continue reading

C-DOT Reinstates Doubled Fines in Wildlife Zones

deer on road 300Motorists on some stretches of northwest Colorado highways will be slapped with doubled fines when caught speeding under a resumed effort to cut down on collisions with wildlife. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it is reinstating increased fines in wildlife zones. Fines will be Continue reading