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All Survive After Plane Crashes

No one was killed when a small plane crashed yesterday afternoon, after the pilot lost control while approaching the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport. According to a release from the Sweetwater County Airport Manager, the cause Continue reading

Wild Horse Gathering Complete

The BLM completed their gather of wild horses last week, from the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin herd management areas in southwestern Wyoming. The BLM gathered 1,560 adult wild horses, with a total of 408 dependent foals also being removed with their mares. Of the Continue reading

Hunter Attacked By Bear

A Rock Springs man was attacked by a bear last week in the Teton Wilderness. James Moore sustained injuries to his head and torso, after he was attacked by the bear while hunting elk with two other people in the area. Moore was taken to a hospital in Idaho, where he was Continue reading

Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died at the Bridger mine, 25 miles northeast of Rock Springs yesterday, after a slab of coal fell on him. According to Bridger and Rocky Mountain Power officials Jaime Olivas was moving mining equipment around 4 in the afternoon, when the slab came Continue reading

Four Arrested For Meth Distribution

Four people were arrested last week in Sweetwater County on a variety of drug charges. The Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group arrested 43-year-old Zacariah Strange for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 44-year-old Darrell Gilson and 43-year-old Martina Caspari for Possession with Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

The family of the Craig man who died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument has yet to give consent for his identity to be released to the public. While the victims identity has been widely shared on social media, out of respect for Continue reading

Update: Body Found By Cadaver Dog Identified

The identity of the body found earlier this week by a cadaver dog near Superior, east of Rock Springs, has been released. The remains have been identified as those Continue reading

8-Year-Old Who Died Near Hanging Lake Identified

The eight-year-old boy who died in a hiking accident earlier this week at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs has been identified.  An autopsy determined that Noah Ragon of Highland Ranch, died due to an accidental blunt force injury to his head. While Ragon was initially thought to have slipped and hit his head on a rock, investigators are still trying to Continue reading

Eight Year Old Dies Near Hanging Lake

An eight-year-old boy died in a hiking accident yesterday at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs.   The child, who was hiking with his parents and sibling, reportedly slipped and hit his head on a rock while walking near the Sprouting Rock waterfall. Attempts to revive the boy were Continue reading

Authorities Look For Info On Missing Sex Offender

Sweetwater County authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a sex offender who is on the run.  58-year-old Bruce Leon Harms, who was originally charged as a sex offender in Los Angeles County in 1989, was also charged in 2013 in Sweetwater County for failing to register as a sex offender. Though he had recently resided in Blairtown in Rock Springs, authorities believe that Continue reading

Work Continues ON I-70 After Rock Fall In Glenwood Canyon

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1Crews are continuing to work to secure the area affected by the rock slide that occurred on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon in February. The Colorado Department of Transportation mitigation work has continued to keep the canyon open to through traffic. They are now installing permanent measures designed to prevent rocks from falling onto the Continue reading

Sweetwater Sheriffs Look For Witnesses Of Stabbing

Sweetwater-Sheriffs-logoA man was assaulted with a knife near Rock Springs earlier this month, and the Sweetwater County Sheriffs office is searching for more information on the incident. 36 year old Alfredo Mendoza was arrested on the afternoon of the 13th after he attacked Joshua Bennett from Rock Springs with a knife.  The attack took place outside of the Farson Continue reading