Steamboat meeting addresses sexually violent predator



Ronald Eugene Noel

— The Routt County Sheriff’s Office hosted a public meeting Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center to inform residents that a sexually violent predator is re-entering the community.

According to a Sheriff’s Office release, Ronald Eugene Noel was convicted of attempted sexual assault on a school-age child in Oregon in January 2000. After he served three years in prison, Noel was deemed a predatory sex offender by the Oregon Parole Board in 2004.

Noel is currently classified as a transient and has a history of not registering as a sex offender in Oregon and Montana, as well as in Routt County, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Colorado law required that the law enforcement agency of the local jurisdiction notify the community regarding a sexually violent predator.

Victim advocate Diane Moore and law enforcement officials led the meeting Wednesday and answered questions from the 30 community members who attended. Safety information discussed at the meeting is also available at

According to the Sheriff’s Office, there are 15 registered sex offenders living in Routt County. Eight live in Steamboat Springs, one lives in Oak Creek and three live in Hayden. For a list of registered sex offenders in the county, visit and search Routt.


Scott Wedel 5 years, 10 months ago

Is this the same guy that appears in the police blotter arrested Oct 28, 2006 for failing to register as a sex offender?

And so, shouldn't the sentence "... has a history of not registering as a sex offender in Oregon and Montana," somehow miss the most relevance place to us of that history? Ie, failing to register in Routt County Colorado?


bubba 5 years, 10 months ago

If only our law enforcement staff and local journalists had access to the same hi-tech search functions that Scott does.


Scott Wedel 5 years, 10 months ago

Bubba, Well, it is not some trick with some fancy search tool, but the sense that I had heard that name before so I tried the Pilot's search option and (for once) it found something. Normally, it is better to use google via the site name and then the search term. Which I just did and discovered that I did not remember his name from a 2006 jail report, but from this winter and maybe from some of the other times he has chosen to live here.


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