Tag Archives: Utah

Identity Of Head On Crash Victims Released

The Garfield county coroner has identified the two men who were killed in a head on accident Tuesday on Highway 13 north of rifle. 79-year-old Dewey J. Tafoya of Craig and 59-year-old Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Killed In Highway 13 Head On

Two people were killed in a head on collision yesterday afternoon on Highway 13, eleven miles north of Rifle. Traffic was affected for almost 7 hours for investigation and cleanup, after a pickup and semi collided on the highway just after 4. A second semi was also involved in 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

Plans To Repair Swinging Bridge Continue

Plans to repair Swinging Bridge in Browns Park took another step forward this week when the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation and the State of Colorado.  The Continue reading

Woman Dies After Falling Through Ice

A Utah woman lost her life over the weekend during an ice fishing trip, after she fell though the ice at Flaming Gorge. 59-year-old Rebecca Weston form Plain City was riding an ATV with 3 others from her family, when it fell through the ice.  The three other individuals Continue reading

Colorado Joins Petition Against Coal Regulations

Colorado has joined 12 other states including Utah and Wyoming, in a petition, asking a federal court to block the “Stream Protection Rule”, recently instituted by the Obama Administration. According to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the Stream Protection Rule looks to better protect Continue reading

Colorado Drivers 8th Worst In The Country

You may not be as good of a driver as you think you are. According to a new survey   from QuoteWizard, Colorado drivers are 8th worst in the nation.  The car insurance website compared the number of traffic tickets, DUI cases and crashes.  Utah came in worst in the nation overall, followed by California and Virginia.  The best drivers Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Sweetwater County

porreca_kayla-1The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Department has captured a fugitive that was on the run out of Utah.  26 year old Kayla Briane Porreca was arrested Thursday night during a sting operation conducted by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s, Narcotics and Arrest Group Detectives.  Porreca is wanted in Salt Continue reading

“Safe 2 Sturgis” Campaign Underway

Sturgis_city_limitsThe Multi State “Safe 2 Sturgis” campaign goes into full swing today. Law enforcement from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota and North Dakota are joining forces to ensure as many riders and drivers get to Sturgis as safely as possible. The campaign asks both drivers and riders to increase their awareness while on the road, which could help Continue reading

Moffat County Hires Economic Development Firm

better cityThe Moffat County Commissioners at their regular meeting yesterday decided to contract with a company that specializes in economic development and community revitalization. The company, Better City based in Ogden Utah, will initially perform a comprehensive economic assessment of Moffat County. Three companies were interviewed for the job, but the commissioners unanimously agreed that Better City was head and shoulders Continue reading

Airplane Crashes Near Meeker

plane crash area meekerA single engine aircraft crashed 15 miles west of Meeker last night. The Rio Blanco Communications center received a call from a person who said they heard a plane rev its engine followed by an explosion. Denver Center Air Traffic control was contacted and they reported that the aircraft had disappeared off the radar. Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Still Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado wildlife officials are considering reaffirming their opposition to reintroducing wolves to the state. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Friday considered a draft resolution that would reaffirm the commission’s 1980s positions against reintroduction. It argues that reintroduction could have a harmful impact Continue reading