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.

Man found dead of gunshot wound

RBC I The body of Edward Grove, 53, was found Tuesday morning, Jan. 3 by his wife Dawn near the White River approximately 16 miles west of Meeker.

Coy found after disappearance

Shirlee Coy’s 2006 Toyota Tacoma truck was found upside down in a ravine  125 feet off RBC Road 13 (Flag Creek Road), less than two miles from her home.

MEEKER I More than a week after she was last seen by family members, the body of Shirlee Coy, 77, of Meeker was found less than two miles from her home.

Trend of increased service calls continues in March 2008

RBC — The trend of increased calls for service continued in March 2008, for the Meeker Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office with an increase of 13.04 percent year to date.