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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

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