Truck pulls down power lines, cuts off Meeker power


The lights went out in parts of Meeker on Saturday afternoon when two high-voltage power poles were pulled down on First Street, next to Stage Stop, turning the power off in the downtown district as well as at other businesses and residential neighborhoods in the area.

Slide Show: Officials practice emergency response for County Road 5 accident


RBC — On Thursday, May 7, Rio Blanco Emergency Manager John Hutchins invited law enforcement, EMS and Fire from Rio Blanco County and neighboring counties, as well as representatives of industry.

On Patrol: Sheriff, police activity April 10-16

Law enforcement activity for April 10-16

87-year-old injured in four-wheeler rollover

RANGELY — Howard Robinson, 87, of Rifle was injured in a four-wheeler rollover accident Sunday, April 19.

Lucky Shot! Meeker boy accidentally shoots his younger brother Monday night, but 12-year-old is OK

MEEKER — A 12-year-old boy suffered a head wound after being accidentally shot by his 15-year-old brother Monday night, but escaped serious injury.

Police Blotter: January 29 Edition

Activity for Jan. 16-22

Police Blotter: January 22 Edition

Activity for Jan. 9-15

Gianinetti injured on duty in Craig

2002 Meeker High grad in first year on Craig police force MEEKER — Talk about a close call. First-year Craig police officer and 2002 Meeker High School graduate Tony Gianinetti escaped serious injury after being hit by a car Saturday morning while investigating the scene of an accident from the previous night. “It was a […]

Meeker teenager injured in Saturday crash

MEEKER — A local teenager suffered a broken leg in a two-vehicle crash last Saturday, but it could have been much worse, his father said.

Utah man killed in Dec. 17 accident

RBC — A passenger was killed in a one-vehicle accident Dec. 17 on Highway 64, between Rangely and Dinosaur.

Woman critical after rollover by semi

RBC — A 43-year-old Iowa City, Iowa, woman is in critical condition after she was run over Monday by a semi-trailer at a gas pipeline construction site.

Florida man killed in Sat. single-vehicle accident

RANGELY — A 50-year-old Jacksonville, Fla., man, Timothy Dorsey, was killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 64 in rural Rio Blanco County. A 47-year-old woman from Rangely, who was not identified, was driving the vehicle, a 2006 Ford F150 pickup.