Moderate damage in hit-and-run accident

RBC — A driver in a GMC pickup pulling a trailer sideswiped a truck in the opposite lane Oct. 28 and kept driving, but no injuries were reported.

Meeker man charged in wildfire

Undersheriff: Fire damaged 500 acres but was not set intentionally MEEKER — Travis Adams of Meeker has been charged with starting a trash fire last Friday that damaged 500 acres just northeast of town and took firefighters more than four hours to contain.

Authorities can’t pinpoint cause of tractor rollover

MEEKER — Inexplicably, Gene Scritchfield’s tractor veered off the road Oct. 29, rolled and pinned him underneath.

Worker injured in Saturday night explosion at EnCana gas plant

RBC — An employee was injured in an explosion last Saturday night at the EnCana Oil and Gas Dragon Trail natural gas processing plant on County Road 116, about 25 miles south of Rangely.

Future of Cowboy Corral remains in limbo

RANGELY — It pains Vicky Reeves every time she drives by the remains of the Cowboy Corral Restaurant.

Chemical spill caused by truck on 64

RBC — One ranch was evacuated and traffic was detoured Wednesday morning because of a chemical spill after a Halliburton flat-bed semi rolled over on Highway 64, about 14 miles east of Rangely. The truck was carrying two large chemical tanks.

Contract pipeline worker injured

MEEKER — A worker for a pipeline services company was injured in a skid steer accident Sept. 15.

Rangely restaurant fire under CBI investigation

Owners planned to re-open Oct. 1 RANGELY — Vicky Reeves, owner of Cowboy Corral, the Rangely restaurant that burned down late last week, has plenty of questions. Including what started the early morning fire Sept. 19 that destroyed the long-time local restaurant.

Rollover accident injures Mich. man

RBC — A Michigan man is reportedly in stable condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction following a one-vehicle rollover Sept. 11 on County Road 8.

Meeker resident remains in ICU

\MEEKER — Meeker resident Tom Titus sustained serious injuries from a motorcycle accident Saturday, Aug. 23. Titus was flown to Denver where he remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

Firefighting pilot survives Aug. 27 crash near Meeker

MEEKER — A pilot whose single-engine firefighting plane crashed Aug. 27 about 20 miles from here walked away with only minor injuries.

Officials ID boy who drowned

DINOSAUR (AP) — Authorities have identified a boy who drowned while rafting on the Green River as 8-year-old Owen Gerson.