Plane Crash East of Meeker

A huge search effort was launched on Friday after a call came in to authorities that a plane had crashed about 30 miles east of Meeker. According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received from the Federal Aviation Administration at approximately 10:24am stating that a small Cirrus 4 seater aircraft had gone down but they did not have an exact location of the crash. A command center was set up and multiple agencies engaged in the search. The exact location of the crash was found from the air and, with the coordinates provided, search and rescue determined not to send ground teams. Instead, St. Mary’s Care Flight and Classic Air Med were contacted and able to land and extract the pilot and his wife from the crash. Neither were injured and they were transported to Meeker. The couple are from Colorado Spring, Colorado. 


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.