Fatal fall claims rafter’s life

DINO I National Park Service rangers and an investigator from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office have recovered the body of a victim of a reported falling fatality at the Wade and Curtis River Campsite on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

Woman drowns rafting in Dinosaur Nat’l Monument

DINOSAUR I Search and rescue staff located a body matching the description of a rafter missing since Friday evening in Dinosaur National Monument.

Two teens home following accident

MEEKER I Two of the three Meeker teenagers injured in a two-vehicle accident on County Road 13 (Flag Creek Road) just before midnight on April 8 are now back at home in Meeker, recovering from their injuries. The third is still hospitalized in serious condition.

Three Meeker teenagers hurt seriously in vehicle accident

MEEKER I Just before midnight on Friday, a two-car accident occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 13 (Flag Creek Road) injuring three Meeker youths in the primary vehicle. The driver and passenger of the second vehicle, also Meeker youths, were uninjured.

Elk—1, Car—0…

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Feb. 25 was a lucky night for a wandering elk, but not so much for Becky Davis, who was traveling northbound on Highway 139 around mile marker 48 when she had to turn her vehicle hard to keep from hitting an elk. She said that before she could correct herself, the car rolled, landing on […]

Rio Blanco County man dies in hiking accident in Trappers Lake area

MEEKER I A 20-year-old Rio Blanco County man died of injuries sustained Sunday while hiking with friends on Himes Peak, 46 miles northeast of Meeker near Trappers Lake, just over the Rio Blanco County line in Garfield County.

Former Meeker man killed in vehicle rollover

CRAIG I On Sunday at approximately 7:29 p.m., Colorado State Patrol troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on Moffat County Road 7, near Milepost 7. A former Meeker man, Hunter Zellers, 24, died from injuries sustained in the accident, and the driver, from Craig, was transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

Denver man dies in Green River rafting accident

DINOSAUR I The Moffat County Coroner’s office released the name of a 34-year-old man from Denver who perished in a weekend rafting accident on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

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.