After preliminary events, Rio Blanco County Fair moves into full swing

Proud of her first-place ribbons is Isabella Brown of Vernal, Utah, who was busy Friday morning competing in the PeeWee Horsemanship Class events. Several children from Utah and Northwest Colorado, including Rangely and Meeker, competed in the class events.

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Fair has had a couple of preliminary events since the July 18 4-H County Shoot-Off, but the fair slips into high gear today at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker. From today through Saturday evening, there will be a vast array of events featuring the best Rio Blanco […]

OHV Rendezvous…

The 4-H building at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker was a bustling place Friday morning as more than 100 drivers in the annual OHV Rendezvous held their pre-drive meeting. The drivers listened to county and other government officials on what to do and not to do to make their weekend safer and more enjoyable. The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition Workshop and 2015 Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous was sponsored by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County.

Rio Blanco County man dies in hiking accident in Trappers Lake area

MEEKER I A 20-year-old Rio Blanco County man died of injuries sustained Sunday while hiking with friends on Himes Peak, 46 miles northeast of Meeker near Trappers Lake, just over the Rio Blanco County line in Garfield County.

Classifieds: July 30, 2015

Ads for 07/30/15 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations online at: The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 […]

TELL Survey results mixed at MES

MEEKER I The state’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey has some telling figures regarding Meeker Elementary School, and the perception is that community support for the schools has slid sharply.

Vole population runs rampant in areas near and around Rangely

RANGELY I A high population of voles, often called field mice, has exploded this year in the Rangely area.

Camp sites reopen after bear reports

RBC I Park rangers have reopened two river campsites at Pot Creek, which are located along the Green River in the Canyon of the Lodore. The campsites had been closed due to bear activity in the area.

Free entry to state parks for military in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Little League…

From left to right are Kevin Wren, Keihlin Myers and Dylan LeBleu of Rangely, who were selected to play in the Little League All-Star Tournament in Grand Junction. They all played for the Colorado River Valley Little League organization. Wren, son of Kyle and J’lyn Wren, pitched, played center field and catcher. Myers, son of Ken and Jenine Myers, played first base, shortstop, third base, pitcher, catcher and outfield. In their last game, he pitched a one-hitter through the fourth inning. Myers and Wren played for the 9-10 year-old team. LeBleu, son of Jerry and Danielle LeBleu, competed on the 11-12 year-old team, having pitched and played third base. That team made the semi finals, finishing third. Being selected is a major honor and commitment for the boys, who all had a great year and are looking toward next season.

Report: Rangely also has series of ups and downs

RANGELY I A small group of local government officials and citizens met July 14 with the staff of Better City to learn their discoveries and recommendations for the Rangely part of the Rio Blanco County Economic Development Strategy, Phase I—Community Assessment. The county and towns of Meeker and Rangely contracted Better City to conduct a […]

Judicial district has opening

RBC I The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs on Aug. 31 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Ninth Judicial District, which includes Rio Blanco, Garfield and Pitkin counties.

Dates set for free physicals

MEEKER I Klark Kindler, the new athletic director at Meeker High School, announced Friday the dates for free athletic exams for Barone Middle School and Meeker High School. All student athletes who will be entering interscholastic sports this fall at eithr school will need to have had their physicals before the start of athletics. According […]