Meeker man charged in wildfire

Undersheriff: Fire damaged 500 acres but was not set intentionally MEEKER — Travis Adams of Meeker has been charged with starting a trash fire last Friday that damaged 500 acres just northeast of town and took firefighters more than four hours to contain.

Authorities can’t pinpoint cause of tractor rollover

MEEKER — Inexplicably, Gene Scritchfield’s tractor veered off the road Oct. 29, rolled and pinned him underneath.

Incident reports to RBC Communications Center decrease in July

RBC — In a report released by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the total number of incidents received through the communications center decreased from 1,265 incidents in July 2007 to 1,155 incidents in July 2008.

‘Not in a million years’

Rangely deaths shock family, friends RANGELY — Danette Graham loved her in-laws. She drove from Vernal, Utah, three times a week to check in on them. And she never would have imagined Carlos Graham Sr. would shoot and kill his wife of 40-some years and then turn the gun on himself.

Graham’s son arrested Sept. 15 for child abuse

VERNAL — Danette Graham’s husband, Carlos Graham Jr. was arrested here Sept. 15 on charges of sexually abusing a child.

Mazzola makes a move

Investigator leaves Sheriff’s Dept., joins district attorney RBC — Anthony Mazzola was ready for a change. But, in some ways, he’s right back where he started.

Firefighting pilot survives Aug. 27 crash near Meeker

MEEKER — A pilot whose single-engine firefighting plane crashed Aug. 27 about 20 miles from here walked away with only minor injuries.

Cigarette may have sparked house fire

MEEKER — Though no exact cause is known for a fatal house fire June 2, evidence suggests it could have been a burning cigarette.

RBC calls down in May, Meeker PD up

RBC — Calls for law enforcement assistance is up about 7 percent for the year at the county communications center.