Tag Archives: Rifle

Craig Woman Arrested For Possession

A Craig woman was arrested last week near Rifle for possession of a controlled substance. Police found drugs in the vehicle of 53-year-old Paula Haul, after she was pulled over for swerving. The drugs were discovered while officers were doing an inventory of the items in Haul’s vehicle in preparation for it to be Continue reading

Roll-Over Kills 2, Injures 2 Others

Alcohol consumption is believed to have contributed to an accident Friday that killed two people on private property in Garfield County. 40-year-old Cody Christopher was driving on Puma Paw Ranch Road off of Garfield County Road 219 near Rifle, when he lost control, resulting in his SUV rolling Continue reading

One Dead In Highway 13 Accident

One person was killed yesterday afternoon in a 2 vehicle accident on Highway 13 just north of Rifle. A 24-year-old male lost control around 3:30, resulting in his car sliding across the highway, where it was t-boned by a vehicle being driven by a 58-year-old Colorado woman, closing Continue reading

Man With Murder Warrant Arrested

A man with a warrant for first degree murder was arrested Thursday in Rifle. Police located the vehicle of 53-year-old Michael Syperda at a Rifle apartment complex. After confirming that a person of Syperda’s description was living in one Continue reading

Bag Limits Re-Instituted At Harvey Gap Reservoir

Following an inspection, Colorado  Parks and Wildlife has lifted the emergency fish salvage at Harvey Gap Reservoir near Rifle and has re-instituted all bag and possession limits. The reservoir was drained 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

UPDATE: One More Dies After SUV Bear Collision

Three people died and four others were injured around 3:30 Friday morning, when an SUV collided with a bear on I-70 near Rifle. The collision, which resulted in the closure of the highway for a period of time, sent the vehicle off the road where it rolled multiple times. Some of the passengers were ejected Continue reading

Bad Weather Contributed To Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report concerning the plane crash that killed a Fort Collins family earlier this month. The report found the pilot, 47-year-old Jeff Makepeace was flying through high winds and low visibility when he crashed the plane 9 miles Continue reading

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