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Officers To Carry Drug To Reverse Overdoses

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s officers and detectives will soon carry doses of a special medication to counteract opioid overdoses in emergency situations. The medication is called Narcan, which is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. Sheriff Mike Lowell says the goal is to have a resource to Continue reading

Hume Announces Re-Election Bid

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume announced that he will run for re-election in 2018. Hume said in a press release that he was humbled by the support he received during the last election and is blessed to have earned the trust of Moffat County citizens. The letter announcing Hume’s re- Continue reading

Man Arrested After Greeting Cops With Gun

A Utah man was arrested last week in Reliance, after he met cops at his door with a gun. 31-year-old Brian Olsen of Price was wanted on a warrant for allegedly brandishing a firearm during a road rage incident.  When Sweetwater County deputies responded to his residence to attempt to arrest him, Olsen allegedly answered the door holding a loaded shotgun. After a brief verbal altercation, Olsen Continue reading

Police Resume Search For Missing Woman

Police have re-opened the missing persons case for Ronda Henrichsen, who disappeared from the Glenwood Springs area in 2008. Police reopened the case due to new information coming to light. Family members last heard from Henrichsen in June of that year. However, there was a possible sighting of Continue reading

$3 Million Worth Of Drugs Seized In A Month

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office has made six felony drug arrests and seized in excess of 650 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of over $3.3 million, since the end of October. Also seized during that time frame were 604 individual THC Vape cartridges, 150 individual small glass Continue reading

Man Arrested With $300 Thousand Worth Of Pot

A California man is in custody after Sweetwater County deputies’ found marijuana in his vehicle. The vehicle of 36-year-old Daniel Hurtado was searched earlier this week, after a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in his vehicle. Following a search, more than 60 pounds of marijuana was Continue reading

Driver Has Seizure, Hits Tree On Highway 40

A vehicle went off the road and struck a tree Wednesday on Highway 40 east of Steamboat.  A passerby called 911 and told dispatch the driver of the crashed vehicle was in the midst of a seizure. According to a representative with the Routt County Continue reading

2 Pounds Of Meth Seized Near Rock Springs

A traffic stop resulted in a major drug seizure on Interstate 80 last week near Rock Springs. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, after a vehicle was pulled over for speeding, a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a small amount of what looked to be a controlled Continue reading

Man Still Missing From Rangely Area

Police are still looking for information on the man who went missing from the Rangely area last month. Anyone with potential information on 66-year-old Peter Christian Ruffner’s location is asked to contact that the Rio Blanco County Continue reading

Police Look For Info On Missing Man

Police are looking for information on a man who went missing from the Rangely area last week. 66-year-old Peter Christian Ruffner was last seen Friday. Crews are currently conducting search and rescue operations around Ruffner’s residence. Anyone with potential information on Ruffner’s Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Montana

A Sweetwater County fugitive was arrested earlier this week in Montana. 18-year-old Hayden Riggs of Green River ran away from a youth home in Sheridan last month, where he was serving time for his role in kidnapping and assaulting an employee at the Sheridan Youth Crisis Center in November of Continue reading

Multiple DUI’s Issued Over Labor Day

Sweetwater County law enforcement arrested six drunk drivers during the Labor Day DUI Crackdown. Area law enforcement made 183 traffic stops, issued 52 speeding tickets, 48 other tickets and issued 103 warnings. One fatal crash occurred during the operation. The goal of the Labor Day Holiday DUI enforcement operation was to educate Continue reading