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Sweetwater Teen Arrested For Car Theft

A vehicle that was stolen in Sweetwater County recently was recovered in Nevada and the person believed to be responsible has been taken into custody. The Ford Explorer was located in Elko Nevada with the driver, 18-year-old Joshua Rose, who is believed to be from the Sweetwater County area, being arrested for the theft of Continue reading

3 Arrested In Meeker Following Search

A search for 40-year-old Alyssa Baley of Rangely, who had multiple warrants out for her arrest, lead to the arrest of her and two others Thursday in Meeker.  Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s officers search for Baley lead them to a vehicle parked near Mountain Valley Bank, where they contacted the occupants, 44-year-old Quinn Olesky and 68-year-old Theresa Baley, both of Grand Junction.  They were Continue reading

Man Dies After Fall From Cliff At Kenny Reservoir

A 32-year-old man died in an accident yesterday at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely.  Francis Manu of Lakewood reportedly fell off a cliff in the area, ending up in the water. Manu’s friends contacted a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy near the reservoir dam,  and told the deputy that Manu had been under water for Continue reading

Scammers Target Wyoming Seniors

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam which is targeting the areas seniors. Victims are receiving calls from young people who claim to be their grandchildren. The scammers then claim that they are in jail, often out of the state or in Continue reading

Hang Gliders Cleared For Launch

Crews were able to gain full containment of the Dead Dog Fire yesterday, which means the Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition will take place as scheduled. In a release, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the air space restrictions around the fire had been lifted, so the event will be able to take place as originally planned. Launches will occur this Sunday through Saturday Continue reading

Police Look For Info On Human Remains

Human remains were discovered recently on Lookout Mountain near Glenwood Springs, and police are looking for help in determining how they got there. The bones of 40-year-old Thomas Norberg of Rifle were found by hikers in the area in late March.  Norberg was last seen when he was Continue reading

Rangely Business Destroyed By Fire

A business was completely destroyed by a fire earlier this week in Rangely. According to a representative from the Rangely Police, the Rocky Mountain Well Service building on Gillam Road was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene Monday Continue reading

IRS Scammers Target Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where people are calling and claiming to represent the IRS and are demanding payment from potential victims. Scammers are calling people and are telling them that they owe delinquent taxes which must be paid immediately by Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A Utah fugitive, who had been on the run for over a year, was arrested yesterday in Sweetwater County. 21-year-old Christopher Fierro, originally from Los Angeles, was wanted for violating his probation on 2 counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. Fierro was arrested at a Rock Springs business during a joint law enforcement effort that included Continue reading

Man Arrested After High Speed Chase

An Encampment man led authorities on a high speed chase through Carbon County yesterday. The Carbon County Sheriff’s office had been looking for 40-year-old Kermit Stewart since a warrant was issued for his arrest last month, due to multiple Continue reading

Tanner Sholes Found And Arrested

Following a two week search, 34-year-old Tanner Eugene Sholes of Craig was arrested yesterday by the Moffat County Sheriffs Department. Sholes was wanted by the Hayden Police Department on multiple charges including vehicular assault and child abuse. Sholes is currently being held at the Routt County Jail awaiting his bond Continue reading

Drug Take Back Day Saturday In Craig

The Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s will hold a drug take back day this weekend in Craig.  Any unused or expired prescription or over the counter medication can be dropped off and they will be disposed of properly. They will not be Continue reading