Rangely man gets nine years for rape

RANGELY I At a sentencing hearing on Feb. 6 at the Rio Blanco Courthouse and as a result of a plea bargain, 21-year-old Rangely resident Michael Miner was sentenced to nine years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for the July 2014 rape of a 12-year-old Rangely girl.

Piper pleads insanity in stabbing of former sheriff

MEEKER I In a preliminary hearing on Friday in Meeker, Public Defender Elise Myer entered a plea of “not guilty by reason of insanity” on behalf of her client, Logan Piper, in the stabbing of former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff in the parking lot of Pioneers Medical Center on Aug. 21, 2014.

MSD board upholds expulsion from Barone for girls in drug incident

MEEKER I At an executive session of the Meeker School District Board of Education on Jan. 20, the board upheld the year-long expulsion of two female students at Barone Middle School.

Wanted felon arrested at Meeker apartment

MEEKER I On Monday the Meeker Police Department announced that on Jan. 21 Meeker police officer Gardner Mendenhall developed information that led to locating Matthew Finley, 28, who was wanted out of Mesa County on a nationwide no-bond warrant for charges related to dangerous drugs.

Bond is reduced for woman in scam case; accomplice is wanted

MEEKER I The story continues for one of two females who allegedly misrepresented themselves as relatives of Meeker residents in December while claiming to sell magazines to fund a Meeker High School volleyball trip to Florida. Kristina Ann Lopez, 23, appeared before Judge John Neily on Friday after being held in the Rio Blanco County […]

Females face scam charges

MEEKER I On Dec. 20, Meeker police arrested two out-of-state females for allegedly misrepresenting themselves as relatives of Meeker residents and claiming to be collecting money so the Meeker High School volleyball team could go to Florida to play in a tournament.

Piper hearing over stabbing incident set for Feb. 6

RBC I There was a hearing at the Rio Blanco Courthouse Dec. 19 concerning the case of Meeker resident Logan Piper, 19, who reportedly stabbed Rio Blanco Sheriff Si Woodruff during an incident at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker on Aug. 21.

Sheriff Woodruff gets Purple Heart for knife incident

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff was awarded the Purple Heart by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Saturday in recognition of his on-duty stab wound to the abdomen sustained in Meeker in August.

Rangely incident brings warning of fraud for all in Rio Blanco County

RBC I When a telemarketer called Rangely resident René Harden last week, it seemed a little strange. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) prohibits sales calls before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m., and this one was made close to 9:30 p.m. The representative, who claimed to be from DISH Network, said […]

Sheriff stabbed, has surgery; Meeker man faces felonies

RBC I Trying to prevent a family situation from blowing up, Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff suffered a stab wound to the abdomen on Thursday afternoon and had to be airlifted to Grand Junction, where he underwent surgery to repair the wound.

Foul play not suspected in Rangely death

RANGELY I Saturday Jan. 18, the Rangely Police Department was notified of an unattended death at the residence of Randy Miller, located at 636 School St. in Rangely.

Rangely man faces felony assault charge in shooting

RANGELY I A 28-year-old man with a Canon City address who has been living in Rangely for an undisclosed amount of time has been charged with felony assault in the first degree following a lengthy investigation into the alleged shooting of another Rangely resident early Oct. 19 at the Buck ‘n’ Bull RV Park, according […]