From My Window: Broncos win Super Bowl by playing best game of the season

Just 15 minutes ago I turned off the TV at home and came to work immediately after watching Super Bowl 50. What a joy! What a feat! What a great way for Peyton Manning to possibly wrap up a career. And what a fitting tribute to the Denver Broncos to have Von Miller be named […]

Letter to the Editor: Please recognize mental illness

Dear Editor: On Aug. 26, 2014, our son, Logan Piper, was involved in an altercation with law enforcement in the parking lot of Pioneers Medical Center (PMC). Since rumors are sometimes inaccurate or incomplete, we would like to bring awareness and a better understanding of mental health to the community by sharing some of our […]

Rangely flu season getting off to a slow start in ’15-’16

RANGELY I After a particularly harsh flu season last winter, many Rangely residents will be happy to hear that the start of this year’s flu season has been slow. Kelly Christian, the Infectious Disease Coordinator and a nurse at Rangely District Hospital, is hopeful that the small handful of confirmed flu cases thus far is […]

Conservation Award nominees sought

RBC I Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

Community Calendar: Dec. 24-30

• Science Friday with Doc Bob. Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library. • Please join Court Appointed Special Advocates in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our communities. CASA volunteers work with other stakeholders in the Dependency and Neglect Court System to advocate […]

From My Window: Christmas lights create holiday mood; prep basketball a joy

I must admit to being a bit of a Scrooge. It has been more than just a couple of decades since I became excited about Christmas. As an adult on my own until I got married at the age of 29, there wasn’t much to look forward to.

Coal mine battles may not be over just yet

RBC I Less than a week before world leaders convene in Paris for an international climate change conference, the Obama administration has again proposed letting coal companies mine in a roadless area of Colorado’s North Fork Valley.

So what if it’s the White River; is there anyone who really cares?

RBC I Whose water flows in the White River, and who cares? The answer to the first question is complicated. The answer to the second question is everyone in the Southwest United States. The Colorado River is used by millions, within and outside its natural basin, for agriculture, household use, industry and recreation. Along its […]

Craig energy meeting attracts White House advisor

RBC I While the region’s path to economic prosperity might not be exactly clear, one thing is: The path must be forged together. That message was the focus of the Economic Diversification Roundtable on Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. Craig-Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) hosted the event, which included key players in […]

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ set for Nov. 12-14

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, in conjunction with the ERBM Recreation and Park District, will present Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at the Meeker High School auditorium.  On Nov. 12-13, the performances will take place at 7 p.m., and there will be a matinee at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the high school. Tickets are $7 for all ages (children 5 and under free) and may be purchased at the door.

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District, will present Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at the Meeker High School auditorium.

Obituary: David Elmer Allen

David Elmer Allen, the third child of David Thornton and Julia Maudlin Allen, was born Dec. 21, 1925. Dave passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2015, at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Meeker, Colo.

Wind chill often overlooked as a silent and quick killer

RBC I The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The Wind Chill Index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to frostbite or hypothermia. It takes into account heat loss from the human body to its surroundings during cold and windy weather. The calculation utilizes wind speed […]