County Beat: Feb. 14, 2019

February 17, 2019 Niki Turner 0

RBC | During work sessions Monday the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners discussed pending legislation that could potentially impact closed landfills in the county. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pressing for […]


Smokey Bear turns 75

February 6, 2019 Niki Turner 0

MEEKER | Smokey Bear, the iconic character who has represented the U.S. Forest Service and fire safety for several generations, turns 75 this year. To celebrate, the U.S. Forest Service is conducing a nationwide tour highlighting […]


Locals feel impact as government shutdown drags on

January 24, 2019 Niki Turner 1

By NIKI TURNER RBC I Despite Rio Blanco County’s distance from Washington, D.C., the partial government shutdown—the longest in U.S. history—affects local residents on many levels. Federal employees in various departments will miss their […]


Rangely resident publishes first novel

January 18, 2019 Niki Turner 0

RANGELY | Kandis Dotson, granddaughter to June and Ken Dotson, attended high school in Rangely, but moved to Texas during her junior year. Her grandparents lived in Rangely for more than 50 years, and her father […]


Backcountry avalanche conditions ‘moderate’

January 11, 2019 Niki Turner 0

RBC | Last weekend’s storms brought significant snowfall to the Flat Tops and Steamboat areas, prompting the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to declare the chance for backcountry avalanche conditions above, near and below treeline as […]


New salon opening in Meeker

November 30, 2018 Niki Turner 0

MEEKER | Sometimes turning the page on a new chapter just returns us to our original calling. For Julia Haines, leaving the corporate world and moving to Meeker two years ago when her infant grandson […]

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