Rangely, county sharing dispatch duties for town

RBC I Losing three of a police department’s dispatchers, two of them in a 45-day period, is a challenge no department wants to face. In February, that is exactly what happened to the Rangely Police Department when two dispatchers found other positions and a third was dismissed.

County officials to be sworn in to office Tuesday morning

RBC I A new slate of elected Rio Blanco County officials will be sworn into office Tuesday, marking the end of county service by two long-standing officials who both stepped down at the end of their current terms.

Anthony Mazzola announces run for Rio Blanco Sheriff

RBC I Anthony Mazzola of Meeker, currently the chief investigator for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, announced Nov. 25 that he will be seeking election to the office of Rio Blanco County Sheriff, to succeed long-time Sheriff Si Woodruff, who is retiring.

Meeker drug bust nabs six suspects

Six men arrested last week as part of a coordinated drug bust made their first appearance in district court Friday.

Canines serve, protect with RBC sheriff’s office, Meeker PD

RBC — Both the Meeker Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office now have canine units in service that received training at the prestigious Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind.

Calls for law enforcement up 18 percent

Types of calls becoming more serious in nature RBC — The number of incidents for February 2008 increased 18.77 percent year to date, according to a report released from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

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.