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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

Scammers Using Fake Facebook Profiles

Scammers are using Facebook to target potential victims in Wyoming. According to Sweetwater County Sherriff Mike Lowell the agency has received several reports recently, specifically in the Green River area, of fraudulent friend request being received. Scammers are duplicating peoples Facebook pages and are Continue reading

Fire Near Buford 100% Contained

Favorable weather conditions Wednesday allowed crews to make good progress controlling the wildfire burning off Rio Blanco County Road 8, near Buford. The fire was the result of a private burn that got out of control. As of seven Wednesday night the Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Flooding Continues On Wyoming County Roads

Back roads in Sweetwater County are still being affected by flooding. In particular, drivers should use extreme caution when driving in the Red Desert region northeast of Black Rock.  Spring runoff and flooding has resulted in multiple washouts in the area, making some of the county roads too dangerous to drive. Crews will work over the next Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

Wildfire officials in Northwest Colorado are reminding farmers and ranchers that they need to follow proper steps when conducting agricultural burns throughout the spring and summer. Agricultural burning plays a vital role in the farming and ranching community, but proper steps need to Continue reading

Wyoming County Roads Closed Due To Flooding

Three county roads in the Farson area were closed yesterday in Sweetwater County.  The roads were closed due to flooding stemming from Saturday nights rain fall and ongoing snowmelt, which has resulted in flooding of Little Sandy Creek. Due to the high water levels county Continue reading

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