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.

Cigarette may have sparked house fire

MEEKER — Though no exact cause is known for a fatal house fire June 2, evidence suggests it could have been a burning cigarette.

Boy dies on Green River

DINOSAUR — A young boy died Sunday after an apparent drowning in the Green River during a rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument.

Injury accidents, search and rescue keep sheriff’s office busy

RBC — Injury accidents rounded out the last few days of spring and a backcountry search and rescue rang in the first full day of summer for Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s deputies.

Miner benefit raises $9,200 for expenses

RANGELY — At Saturday’s community fundraising events for Celena Miner, it was if she was right there, in the same room. And she was, thanks to video technology.

Community event to benefit Robledo

RANGELY — Columbine Medical invites the public to a community yard sale and fund raiser to benefit Celena Robledo. Robledo a senior at Rangely High School who was recently involved in a serious car crash and has suffered a cervical spine injury.

Community event to benefit Robledo

RANGELY — Columbine Medical invites the public to a community yard sale and fund raiser to benefit Celena Robledo. Robledo, a senior at Rangely High School, was recently involved in a serious car crash and has suffered a cervical spine injury.

Cause still undetermined in Monday’s fatal house fire

MEEKER — Officials are still trying to find out what caused Monday morning’s fatal fire. Deborah Seebaum, 52, of Meeker was killed in the early morning blaze, which consumed a two-story rental house at 237 13th St.

Accidents on CR 5 increase significantly since 2006

RBC — The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a study of accidents that occurred on County Road 5 between 2001 and March 2008, and there has been a significant increase. In 2001, the sheriff’s office investigated nine property damage accidents and one injury accident on County Road 5, for a total of 10 […]

Tanker rollover claims life, DUI accident at RHS damages school

RBC — Trooper Kirk Gardner with the Colorado State Patrol, Sergeant Patrick Darrow with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue crews responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident in the Piceance Creek Basin April 18 at 12:27 p.m.

Accidents keep RBC Sheriff’s office busy

RBC — Accidents with property damage and an ambulance call were a few of the incidents that kept Rio Blanco County sheriff’s officers busy during the last week.

Accidents on County Roads 7, 8 cause property damage

RBC — Two single vehicle accidents on county roads near Meeker resulted in property damage last month.