News from Neighbors

Yuma County man facing murder charge
THE YUMA PIONEER, April 13, 2017 — A Yuma County man is in Yuma County Jail facing a first-degree murder charge, but there is not much information forthcoming from authorities as a gag order has been issued.

Oren Olsen, 28, was arrested in Wray Sunday, April 2. The district attorney’s office for the 13th Judicial District formally filed charges Monday night, April 3. Olsen is facing two felony counts: murder in the first degree — victim under 12/defendant was in a position of trust (class 1 felony) and child abuse resulting in death — knowingly or recklessly (class 2 felony).

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NRD putting in real-time rain data equipment
THE IMPERIAL REPUBLICAN, April 13 — Irrigators in the three counties of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will have access to real-time rainfall data throughout the district as early as next week.

The rainfall data can be used to help farmers manage the amount of water they apply as well as the timing of that irrigation.

The URNRD oversees the maintenance and operation of 15 groundwater monitoring wells spread throughout the district.

As part of the monitoring, the NRD has installed real-time data collection of groundwater levels in 10 of those wells. The five other wells will also be equipped in the near future.

To complement that data, the NRD has installed solar-powered rain buckets at nine of the 15 well sites. Eventually, all of the well sites will be equipped with the rain buckets.

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Mail carrier sentenced to 2 years probation
STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE, April 12 — Former U.S. Postal Service carrier Tayson Adam Hidalgo, 23, of Sterling, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to two years’ probation for failing to deliver and destroying mail.

Hidalgo must perform 200 hours of community service as part of the sentence handed down by Judge R. Brooke Jackson and pay $1,506.76 to the victims of his crime.

Court records show that Hidalgo “did unlawfully secret, destroy, detain, delay and open letters, post cards, packages, bags and mail entrusted to him and which came into his possession with the intention that he or any carrier deliver the mail to intended recipients” between Oct. 3, 2014, and April 21, 2016, a release from the Department of Justice states.

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Medals of Valor presented to Deuel County sheriff and deputies
THE CHAPPELL REGISTER, April 13 — During the April 4 meeting of the Deuel County commissioners, the Deuel County sheriff and three deputies were honored for the actions taken during and their response to the shooting that occurred while attempting to serve arrest warrants out of Sedgwick County and Keith County, Nebraska, Dec. 3, 2015, at a residence in Big Springs, Nebraska, where Deputy Michael Hutchinson was wounded when gun shots were fired.

Sheriff Scott DeCoste began the presentation with a recap of the actions taken that day by Deputies Jerod Hahn, Spencer Rowley and Hutchinson and then presented Hahn and Rowley with plaques containing the Medal of Valor. Former Deputy Hutchinson was unable to attend and will be presented with his medal at a later date.

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