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Scammers Impersonating FBI

The FBI and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Department have issued a warning of a new phone scam, where scammers are spoofing the FBI’s phone number on caller ID and are threatening to arrest people if they don’t pay a fine. The FBI will never call or email and ask for payment or Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Prepare For Floods

The level of the Blacks Fork River near Granger in western Sweetwater County has stabilized for now, but county officials are still preparing for potential flooding issues.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management has stockpiled a total of 42,000 sandbags in the event that floods continue in the area. The bags are stored at the City of Green River Continue reading

Brush Fire Near Meeker

The Meeker Fire Department responded to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 on Rio Blanco County Road 7. No structures were involved in the incident, and the fire was fully contained at 75 acres. Crews were able to get it under control in about an hour and a half. The fire Continue reading

Hixson Found After Reported Break In

A two-day search for disabled veteran, Cory Hixson, who when missing from his home in Broomfield, ended Monday when he was found in Greeley.  Weld county Sheriff’s officers didn’t know that Hixson was a missing person when he was arrested, accused of breaking into a home. The Weld County District Attorney’s Office has yet to determine whether or Continue reading

Colorado Sex Offender Arrested In Wyoming

A convicted Colorado sex offender was arrested yesterday in Rock Springs. 44 year old Jason Scott Bender of Sharidan was arrested during a traffic stop following a surveillance operation conducted by the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Continue reading

Craig Man Sentenced To 9 Years

Craig resident Jason Allen McCamant pleaded guilty yesterday to charges stemming from a sexually explicit conversation he had online with a 14 year old girl, and was sentenced to 9 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. The 37 year old was arrested in February of last year following an Continue reading

New Scam Alert

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting people in the area. People have received phone calls from scammers who claim to be part of the Sheriff’s office who are soliciting donations. The callers, who have been male and female, seem to be targeting senior citizens. They have called Continue reading

Drop Box Available For Unused Drugs

Drop BoA secure drop box for unused or expired household medication has been installed at the Moffat County Public Safety Center. The Moffat County Sheriff’s, Craig Police Department and Memorial Hospital Staff will work together to manage the drop box moving forward. The drop box Continue reading

Scam Targets Wyoming Residents

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a new scam targeting the counties residents. Scammers are calling people claiming to be a law enforcement officer or official with the bogus “Sweetwater Civil Processing Unit”. The scammer, who is said to have a thick accent, tells the victim that an officer will be coming by with a Continue reading

UPDATED-Missing Snowmobiler Found

Search and rescue crews were able to locate 61 year old Chris Zigler of Baggs Monday morning, after he did not return from a Sunday snowmobiling excursion. Zigler was by himself riding his snowmobile yesterday in the northeast corner of Moffat County near Bakers Peak. Zigler was reported missing around 2 Monday morning.  He Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

Meth Fuled Man Beats Girlfriend And Dog

A Sweetwater County fugitive wanted for beating his girlfriend and her dog during a meth-fueled rage was arrested yesterday in Rock Springs.  33 year old Jesse Lee Reay was wanted on warrants of strangulation of a household member, domestic battery, interference with emergency calls and cruelty to animals. The charges stem from an Continue reading