Meeker Town Board begins 2017 budget discussions

MEEKER I It’s budget season again. The Meeker Board of Trustees began discussion on a draft of the 2017 proposed town budget at the Sept. 20 meeting, following a tour around town to review street maintenance and repair needs and other capital projects. According to Town Administrator Scott Meszaros, a community the size of Meeker […]

Letter to the Editor: No Guantanamo detainees in Colorado

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the president of the United States and residents of Colorado from the County Sheriffs of Colorado. Dear Mr. President: We, the undersigned sheriffs from the State of Colorado, write in strong opposition to your proposed actions to transfer dangerous foreign enemy combatants held at the Guantanamo Bay, […]

RBC Sheriff’s Office has free app for residents

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola has released a free mobile application to connect with residents of Rio Blanco County through their smartphones and tablets. The new app allows the Rio Blanco Communications Center to quickly disseminate emergency alerts and post news about missing persons, traffic delays and weekly crime reports. In the […]


RBC I The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office between 8 a.m. on July 27 through 8 a.m. on Aug. 3. Share on Facebook

County residents are warned by RBC sheriff and IRS about scam

RBC I Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday, and Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola said county residents should also beware of the scam here. Share on […]

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. Share on Facebook

County officials take oath of office…

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Sheriff’s office warns residents against elder scams, ID theft

RBC I Most of us would pay attention if we thought we were being contacted by Medicare, the IRS or a representative of the federal government, law enforcement or anyone else making an offer that is hard to refuse. Share on Facebook

Letter to the Editor: Both candidates for sheriff were tops; Joos will be missed

Dear Editor: In most elections, the choice between candidates is easy. Share on Facebook

Register cell phones for reverse 911

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). Share on Facebook

Woodruff joins majority in rejecting ICE’s retainees

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). Share on Facebook

Mazzola to be next sheriff; Tipton wins nod for House

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. Share on Facebook