From My Window: OHV gathering benefits county; fair starts slowly; towns hear truth

My windows were pretty clear over the weekend, and off-highway vehicles (OHVs) could be seen visiting all parts of Rio Blanco County from the mountains to the east of Meeker to the areas north and south of Rangely—toward Grand Junction and Piceance Creek to the south and up toward Dinosaur to the north.

Obituary: Eric Michael Stevens

Eric Stevens

Eric Michael Stevens came into this world on April 24, 1974, weighing in at a scrapping 3 pounds, 13 ounces. He joined his parents, Louis Lee Stevens and Patricia Kay Willis Stevens, and older sister Andrea Nicole in their home in Westminster, Colo.

One Person’s Opinion: Hillary Clinton likely to charge new fees when it comes to fossil fuels extraction

RBC I During her official launch speech, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tossed out a big clue about the direction she would take the country’s climate change policy. If elected, she vowed, she would seek to make the United States a “clean energy superpower” and pay for the transition in part with “additional fees and […]

Rio Blanco on Patrol: June 8-22

RBC I The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please make a comment on this posting. We will not release any information as to the […]

Tularemia cases on the rise

RBC I The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports there have been 11 human cases of tularemia in Colorado since May of this year. Sixteen human cases were reported in all of 2014, the second highest number of cases in Colorado since 1983, when there were 20 cases. The previous average was fewer […]

From My Window: CNCC paleo dig: Worst day I ever loved; Beer protest grows

Sean McMahon, Editor

The annual passing of another year in my life occurred on Saturday, and it has always been deemed a great success when the day is spent doing nothing tough. That means not getting up early, not hurrying through breakfast, not

Amy Chinn to be submitted as choice for interim MHS principal

Amy Chinn

MEEKER I New Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle announced, via email to the Herald Times Tuesday morning, that his choice for Meeker High School principal for the 2015-16 school year is Amy Chinn.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker needs to learn to have fun

Dear Editor: My family and I feel blessed to be here in Meeker, Colo. This little town has so many things that a family would want to be a part of. But…

Meeker Dodgers win Little League title

The Meeker Dodgers won the Colorado River Valley Little League tournament in Rifle, with a 17-0 win over the Tigers from Craig in the championship game. Coaches in back row Jeff Musgrave, Mike Wille and John Patterson. Players include: Kyle Wangnild, Brady Potetz, Colton Wille, Tanner Ridgeway, Todd Patterson, Ryan Phelan, Nick Massey, Cole Rogers and Braydon Garcia.

MEEKER I The Meeker Dodgers won the Colorado River Valley Little League Majors Boys’ championship in Rifle last week, capping off a 20-3, rain-soaked season.

Beer makes way into local coal issue

RBC I As the controversy over the future of the ColoWyo Coal Mine heats up, an unlikely commodity has been pulled into the debate—beer.

Local Opinion: Nice to see Rangely and town resident working together

Jennifer Hill

RANGELY I As a freelance reporter for the Herald Times, I have spent countless hours listening to, engaging with and writing about one of the largest players in our fair community, the town government.

Open house Tuesday for Meeker VFW, Legion and Lions

MEEKER I On Tuesday, there will be an open house in Meeker to show off the new home of the Meeker Lions Club, Meeker VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 5843 and American Legion Post No. 74.