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RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Meeker and Rangely police departments, will mail a flier this week that encourages all residents to sign up for the cell phone registration and CodeRED (the 911 reverse calling system).
RBC I More than half of Colorado’s 64 sheriffs, including Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff, have confirmed to the ACLU of Colorado that they no longer detain people past their release at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
RBC I All the action Tuesday night was on the Republican Party’s primary ballot in Rio Blanco County as Anthony Mazzola easily outdrew Michael Joos as the people’s choice to follow retiring Sheriff Si Woodruff as the county’s top law enforcement officer.
RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center has launched its new Facebook page. Dispatchers will be posting in real time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week about current events, restrictions, community warnings, road closures and a general synopsis of major incidents occurring in Rio Blanco County.
RANGELY I A house fire broke out early Monday morning south of Rangely, severely damaging the home and resulting in a female living at the residence being taken to Rangely District Hospital with minor injuries, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office reported.
RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff has set a new vehicle accident policy for the county as a proactive stance to protect motor vehicle accident victims and first responders from risk of death or injury during the cold winter season.
RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the county’s search and rescue team has been deployed twice on back-county missions in the past week. Both calls were to the area of the Buford-New Castle Road and the intersection of county roads 10 and 17.
RBC I Rio Blanco County Coroner Dr. Albert Krueger said “a gunshot wound to the abdomen” caused the accidental death of James “Jeb” Berthelson, 32, of Meeker.
MEEKER I At approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, two Boy Scout leaders came to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office to report a missing scout last seen mid-afternoon on Friday, Aug. 5, in the Bailey Lake area near South Fork off RBC Road 10, 21 miles east of Meeker.
Sgt. Roy Kinney, investigator for the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, found this skull in the evidence room in January. “As near as we could tell, previous evidence custodians had tried to backtrack and find out how it got there. We believe it may have been plowed up in a field and a rancher brought […]