Letter to the Editor: Supporting Mike Joos for RBC Sheriff

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the citizens of Rio Blanco County: I am supporting Mike Joos for sheriff. He came to Meeker in 1990 to work for the Meeker Police Department. Previously he worked at the Federal Heights Police Department for 11 years.

Letter to the Editor: Joos will continue to provide excellence

Dear Editor: During the last few months, the race for Rio Blanco County Sheriff has quietly moved toward what will be a significant election for the citizens of Rio Blanco County.

RBCSO scholarship …

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Tessa Slagle of Rangely, left, accepts a $500 scholarship from Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff as winner of the Rio Blanco County scholarship from the state sheriff’s association. One scholarship is available from each of the county sheriff’s offices in the state.

Sheriff’s office offers $5,000 scholarship within county

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff announced Monday that the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) will award a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving Rio Blanco County student this spring.

RBC Sheriff’s Office announces scholarship

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff announced Monday that the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) will award a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving Rio Blanco County student this spring.

Sheriff’s Office to test CodeRed

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a countywide test of its CodeRed 911 reverse-calling system at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10.

Communications Center at RBCSO now on Facebook

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.

Undersheriff Joos seeks election as county sheriff

Undersheriff Mike Joos

RBC I Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos has thrown his hat into the race for Rio Blanco County Sheriff after a 39 year career in law enforcement which began as a police cadet with the Federal Heights (Colo.) Police Department in 1975.

Rangely, county, feds crack down on roadside dumping

RANGELY I A baby jumper frames a pile of rotting roof shingles. Discarded Christmas décor lies scattered among decaying air mattresses and long-dead branches. Office chairs and sofas jut from the clutter in awkward angles like some bizarre rendition of feng shui.

Incidence calls down at dispatch

RBC I The good news is that the number of incident reports called into the Rio Blanco County Communications Center was down a good percentage in 2012 over the numbers in 2011.

Three fatal car crashes in 2012 in county

RBC I There were three fatal vehicle accidents on county roads and highways in 2012 and 2011, according to the 2012 Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office 2012 annual report — although the total number of accidents increased by more than 29 percent in 2012 from 2011.

Traffic citations stay steadily lower than high of 09-10

RBC I While jail incarcerations and the crime rate have remained steady for the past two years following a peak in 2009 and 2010, the same can be said for revenue brought into county and state coffers from traffic citation revenue raised by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office (RBCSO).