Appreciation…

Phil Mass of Family Automotive in Meeker, right, presented this handmade etched duplicate of a firefighter’s badge to Vaughn Moody on Monday evening at the Meeker fire station. Moody was the first Meeker Fire and Rescue responder to a recent accident south of Meeker, and he helped save Mass’s granddaughter, Brittany, and his then-unborn great-granddaughter, Scarlett, second from left, and Brittany’s husband, Andrew Lawrence, left, who were in an accident on April 17, when the family vehicle slid off Highway 13 and the mother and daughter were trapped in the vehicle below the embankment. The plaque, handmade by grandfather Phil Mass, honors all those responsible for helping at the scene and making certain that no one was injured.

One man dead, 3 injured in accident outside of Rangely

RANGELY I A 21-year-old Dinosaur man was killed and three others were injured in a car accident June 17 outside of Rangely.

Craig man dies riding in county

RBC I A 911 call to the Rio Blanco County Communications Center in Meeker reported an injured horseback rider in a remote area of eastern Rio Blanco County, east of Ripple Creek Pass and south of but between Baldy Mountain and Pyramid Peak.

Fire on hay hauler shuts down Hwy 64

A Reynolds Nationwide semi tractor and trailer out of San Antonio, Texas, caught fire on Melon Hill outside of Rangely Saturday afternoon when hay stacked too close to the semi’s exhaust pipe ignited, spreading to other bales and falling onto the tractor as the driver separated it from the trailer.

RANGELY I A semi-tractor trailer hauling approximately 20 one-ton bales of hay caught fire Saturday afternoon, destroying the tractor and closing Highway 64 west of Rangely for four hours.

Child killed in UTV accident

MEEKER I Seven-year-old Angelo Theos of Meeker was killed in an utility terrain vehicle rollover accident approximately 12 miles northeast of Meeker off County Road 11 on Tuesday evening.

Teenager injured in rollover

MEEKER I A 16-year-old female from Meeker was injured in a rollover accident last Sunday and is recovering at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Rangely man killed in car accident

RANGELY I Rangely resident Christopher Karschner, 22, was killed July 28 when a car he was a passenger in crossed lanes and collided with a Freightliner truck tractor on Highway 40.

Meeker man killed in I-70 rollover accident

MEEKER I Johnathon C. Wix 21, died in a rollover accident Sunday, May 13 on Interstate 70, near Palisade, Colo.

Rollover accident claims three lives

RBC I A one-vehicle rollover accident on the Douglas Pass road claimed the lives of three men in the morning hours of Thursday last.