Dolores County

Another Earthquake Near Rangely Tuesday, 3 in Dolores County Saturday

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The United States Geological Survey has recorded the ninth earthquake of the year in the Rangely area.

A quake measuring 3.1 on the Richter Scale - updated from the original 3.0 estimate - was reported Tuesday. It occurred at 4:45 p.m. and was centered about three miles north of Rangley in Rio Blanco county. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.1 miles beneath the surface. Seven people have reported feeling the quake. No damage or injuries have been reported.

Minor Earthquake in Southwest Colorado Saturday

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A minor earthquake was recorded Saturday night in Dolores county.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake was centered about a mile north of Dunton, or 37 miles northwest of Durango. It registered 3.0 on the Richter Scale, and occurred at 8:42 p.m. about one mile beneath the surface.

On person reported feeling the quake. No damages or injuries have been reported.

Montrose Man Faces Child Sex Assault Charges

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A Montrose man is facing multiple charges in connection with an investigation involving an alleged sexual assault on a child.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Joshua M. Hemphill, 25, in the evening hours of August 23.. Hemphill was taken to the Montrose County Jail where he is being held on $250,000 bond.

The initial investigation was based on information provided by an alleged victim.