Search & Rescue

Search and Rescue Coordinator
Bud Ridings

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office conducts an average of 20 search and rescue missions a year. Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office works with volunteers, along with Meeker Fire & Rescue, Rangely Search and Rescue and the Rangely Fire Department.

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office has a volunteer Posse group that meets on the second Thursday of every month at the courthouse in Meeker at 6:00 p.m. The Posse conducts training, exercises, and discusses mission requirements. 

Support the CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) program:  We have dedicated volunteers that provide a valuable service to all back country users. Without sufficient funding, these groups could no longer provide needed assistance.To purchase a card, $3.00 for a one year; $12.00 for five years, is a marginal expense compared to the cost incurred by these groups when conducting a rescue. Rio Blanco County strongly encourages everyone to purchase a CORSAR card, follow the link here to purchase yours today. 

For more information on the Posse contact the Sheriff's Office and/or Bud Ridings.

Snowmobile survival tips:

Know before you go, watch the avalanche danger for the area you will be riding. Click the link below to see the avalanche conditions in your area.
Avalanche conditions