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UPDATE: Body Of Missing Rafter Found In The Green River

antional park service 300A body matching the description of a rafter missing since Friday evening has been found. Sandra Wolder, age 62, of Aurora, Colorado was an apparent drowning victim at Upper Disaster Falls on the Green River in the Canyon of Lodore within Dinosaur National Monument.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Assault On Sheriff

maclairdThe man accused of attacking a Grand County Sheriff with a knife has accepted a plea deal and will serve between 5 to 12 years in prison. Connor MacLaird  pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted first degree assault of sheriff Brett Schroetlin. The assault relates to an incident last September when Continue reading

Crime Rates Increase In Moffat County

moffat-county-sheriff-300A report released by the Moffat County Sheriffs Office shows that crime rates increased in the county in 2015 as compared to the previous year. Notable increases include the assault rate which rose by 14 cases over the last calendar year or by 200%.  The number of criminal mischief cases rose Continue reading

Sheriffs’ Attempt To Change Gun Laws Shot Down

gun contorlA group of Colorado Sheriffs attempt to change gun laws in the state was shot down by an appeals court yesterday. The sheriff’s were challenging the 2013 laws that put a limit on the size of magazines and also expanded background Continue reading

Inmate Dies In Meeker Jail

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A woman who was being held in the Rio Blanco County Detention Center in Meeker was found dead from a suspected suicide Monday afternoon. Detention deputies and medical staff were unsuccessful in an effort to revive the inmate with CPR. The woman whose identity has not Continue reading

CSP And Routt County Sheriffs Get Tough On DUI’s

DUIColorado State Patrol officers and the Routt County Sheriff’s office are teaming up to conduct DUI saturation in the Steamboat area tomorrow. They will be looking for distracted, aggressive, and impaired drivers. In Northwest Colorado, nine people lost their lives last year. Captain Doug Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Dies Of Exposure During Snowmobile Outing

albany county sheriffSearchers found a Cheyenne woman dead of exposure yesterday after ending a search for her, her husband and their son, who all went missing over the weekend during a snowmobile outing in the Snowy Mountain Range. According a release from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, sometime Saturday afternoon one of the families three snowmobiles became inoperable. Due to high winds and ground blizzards the Continue reading

Plane Crash In Rio Blanco County Claims One Life

plane crash area meekerThe crash site and debris from an aircraft that went down last night about 15 miles west of Meeker was found this morning.  Members of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue conducted a search for the plane last night finding several small items, the Continue reading

Airplane Crashes Near Meeker

plane crash area meekerA single engine aircraft crashed 15 miles west of Meeker last night. The Rio Blanco Communications center received a call from a person who said they heard a plane rev its engine followed by an explosion. Denver Center Air Traffic control was contacted and they reported that the aircraft had disappeared off the radar. Continue reading

Name Of Rafting Accident Victim Released

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe name of the 34-year old man from Denver who perished in a rafting accident on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Saturday has been released.  The body of Richard Francis Zinter was recovered by search and Continue reading

New Details About Fatal Shooting In Moffat County

District Attorney 14thThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released additional information about the shooting in western Moffat County including the name of the person in custody.  The release said that a Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy were investigating a suspicious vehicle off of the road Continue reading

Fire Experts Expect Northwest Colorado to Have “Normal” Fire Season

fire season smallPredictive Services with the National Interagency Fire Center calculates the wildland fire potential for this fire season to be normal in the Rocky Mountain Area. However, even in normal years Continue reading