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

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).

Jail incarcerations see sharp decrease since 2009

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Jail is still a busy place, but the number of persons incarcerated at the facility has seen a steady decrease since 2009, which was, by far, the highest incarceration year in the last six.

Rio Blanco County crime holds steady

RBC I The incidence of crime in Rio Blanco County during 2012 remained in line with figures from 2011, with some figures showing slight increases and other types of incidents showing slight decreases.

Community notified of SVP

MEEKER I Law enforcement officials held a community notification meeting Sept. 26, to inform the public of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) living in Meeker.

Sheriff lifts fire ban for county

RBC I Rio Blanco County sheriff Si Woodruff lifted the Stage II fire ban in the county Friday, Sept. 14 but high fire danger still exists.