As much as he values a second K9 unit, Sheriff Garrett Wiggins said his highest priorities are adding a new patrol deputy and a new criminal investigator to his staff.
City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County officials touched base this week on steps they are taking to keep alive the possibility of creating a shared law enforcement facility on the city's west side.
A former Routt County sheriff pulled a man from a burning travel trailer Tuesday evening after an explosion Tuesday evening rocked the Eagle Soaring RV Park west of Steamboat Springs.
The former police officer claims Wiggins' actions last year were unlawful and resulted in her departure from the police department and harmed her reputation;
Combined Emergency Team staging in Town of Yampa
South Routt Elementary School in the town of Yampa was under lockout (different from a lockdown) at midmorning March 4 as The Routt County Combined Emergency Team was called out to respond to an incident south of the town of Yampa.
A group of Routt County children were treated to a Christmas-time shopping spree Sunday afternoon, with a little help from the Routt County Sheriff’s Department and local businesses.
A man died Tuesday while skiing at Steamboat Ski Area, according to a news release issued by the Routt County Sheriff's Office.
The Routt County Sheriff's Office is trying to find the owner of a ring that was recently found at the Fish Creek Falls trailhead.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene of a fatal single vehicle rollover at about 4:25 p.m. Sunday.
The Routt County Jail is changing the way it allows inmates to visit with friends and loved ones on the outside.
Boomer, a 16-month-old German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois mix from the Czech Republic, began duty three weeks ago. Already, he is being credited with four heroin arrests.
Some elected officials and the city's police station building committee have had some brief discussions about the concept of unification in recent weeks.
It’s well known that emergency dispatchers, who never know when the next 911 call is coming, have a highly stressful job.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to settle a discrimination claim for $8,500 that involved a former female Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Still an officer down, the town of Hayden plans to enlist the help of the Routt County Sheriff's Office. The Hayden Town Council is expected to formalize an agreement with the Sheriff's Office during a meeting Thursday.
Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins is not one of the 37 Colorado sheriffs who have signed onto a lawsuit challenging the gun laws recently passed by the state Legislature.
More than half of Colorado sheriffs have agreed to launch a legal challenge to the state's recently passed gun restrictions.
Wiggins and Jantz maintain the legislation passed by Colorado's House and Senate won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals and instead will punish law-abiding citizens. Both sheriffs said Tuesday that gun control has been the No. 1 concern of their constituents in recent months, and that every email, phone call and comment they have heard is from residents who oppose gun control legislation.
The attorney representing former Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall in a DUI case wants his client’s blood sample to be retested.
Local police were busy, but most people seemed to behave themselves during New Year’s celebrations Monday night in Steamboat Springs.
Wall was booked into Routt County Jail on Thursday afternoon after his arrest by the Colorado State Patrol.
Local law enforcement officials said enforcing existing marijuana laws has not been a burden, and the numbers prove it.
For the first time in a long time, the Steamboat Springs Police Department and the Routt County Sheriff's Office have their ranks filled.
The burglary at the Brand Spankin Used thrift store at 107 E. Main St. was reported at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, and it is suspected the burglary occurred sometime after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Police used a spike strip to stop an SUV driven by a Steamboat Springs man who officers say was drunk and driving recklessly Monday night east of Hayden.
Sheriff’s Office adds vehicle to help SWAT team with operations
A Hummer transport vehicle has been added to Routt County’s fleet to help the SWAT team with its tactical operations.
Despite restrictions on fires and burning in Routt County, residents might notice a few agricultural burns taking place.
County agenda for May 7 and 8
Soroco High School senior Ellicia Fuller has been announced as the recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship award for Routt County.
With extreme conditions already leading to considerable fire danger, local officials should place a temporary ban on controlled burns and other open fires in Routt County.
A Steamboat Springs man’s run-in with Colorado campaign finance reporting laws is evidence that the system needs to change, but not to the dangerous degree proposed by Secretary of State Scott Gessler.
Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins hopes new uniforms will help distinguish his deputies from other law enforcement officers in the county.
Two longtime Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies who made up the investigations division have left the department.
Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch will ask the county commissioners Tuesday to approve spending $6,300 to replace dated and ill-fitting bulletproof vests for his deputies.
The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two men whom investigators wish to speak to in connection with a bizarre shootout that was reported at about noon Tuesday in the rural southern part of the county.
The Record for Sept. 19
Sheriff confirms deputy will be provided to ACET
The Routt County Sheriff’s Office again will be a contributing agency to the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.
Adam Huber, the man serving a six-month sentence for stabbing a 14-year-old boy in the hand at Bud Werner Memorial Library in April, was involved in an altercation Saturday with the boy’s older brother, William Ellifritz, who has pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and second-degree theft related to six burglaries at downtown businesses May 4.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval today for Sheriff Garrett Wiggins to add a half-time position in his record-keeping department.
Monson Hall is living its final hours serving the purpose it was built for. Instead of being filled with those matriculating at Colorado Mountain College, the building was occupied Thursday by law enforcement officers who were smashing windows and breaking down doors for the purpose of education.
Munden, Scherar to work for Wiggins
Two Steamboat Springs Police Department patrol officers have resigned with plans to return to the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.
Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and Undersheriff Ray Birch said they have been putting in 60- to 70-hour workweeks since taking office Jan. 11.
Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to work for a new boss Tuesday after Sheriff Garrett Wiggins was sworn in at the historic downtown courthouse. Wiggins wasted little time getting to work. After moving some things into his new office, Wiggins planned a meeting to explain his law enforcement philosophy.
After more than two years, Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall now has the life-saving equipment he has been pleading for. Heart defibrillators, or AEDs, have been placed in all 15 vehicles that patrol the 2,362 square miles in Routt County. The AEDs analyze a person’s heart rhythm and automatically determine whether a shock is necessary.
Routt County Sheriff-elect Garrett Wiggins has offered his undersheriff position to Hayden Police Chief Ray Birch, who said today that he'll take the job.
Outgoing Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall, notorious for ongoing battles with the Routt County Board of Commissioners over control, stressed the importance of maintaining control of a sheriff’s office during a speech to Colorado’s new top law enforcement officials Monday.
DeAngelo, the former investigator for the 14th Judicial District, recently took a position with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, which he has called a “dream job.”
Joe DeAngelo, the former investigator for the 14th Judicial District, remains undecided about whether he will accept Sheriff-elect Garrett Wiggins’ offer to be his undersheriff. DeAngelo said Monday that he will make a decision by Dec. 10.
New sheriff-elect considering his options for undersheriff
Routt County Sheriff-elect Garrett Wiggins said he got only two hours of sleep on the late election night Tuesday, and even then, his phone was ringing all night and he couldn’t sleep for long.
Provisional, unsigned mail ballots could tip school funding vote
With Referendum 3B hanging by just a few votes, Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland said it’s possible for the results to shift as provisional and unsigned mail ballots are counted.