Hunter Missing Near Meeker Found Alive

A hunter who was reported missing near Meeker over the weekend was found alive. Search crews searched by air and on the ground for 61-year-old David Boelcke from Michigan. Members of the hunting party reported Sunday that the man did not return to their campsite near Pagoda Lake. According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, Boelcke was spotted on Tuesday and waved at the search crew. He was dehydrated but otherwise in fine condition. He was transported to the Pioneer Medical Center to recover.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.