Countywide agri-tourism workshop links Rangely, Meeker

Agri-tourism means sharing the agricultural life of our surroundings with those who may have never seen or been to a working ranch, farm, dairy, etc. Above, Deana Wood is feeding a calf during calving season on a Rio Blanco County ranch.

RBC I Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee hosted an agri-tourism workshop on April 19, opening it up via video conferencing to Rangely and anyone who wanted to join in the conversation.

‘Wizard of Oz’ a delightful trip back in time

Dorothy and Toto dream of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” when the neighbor Miss Gultch takes away Toto. Toto escapes, while Dorothy (Mason Holliday) sings of that secret place where everyone gets along.

MEEKER I Friday night’s performance was jam packed and Saturday’s performance of “The Wizard of Oz” was nearly packed, much to the delight of the hundreds present to take in the Meeker High School Drama Club, the International Thespian Society No. 1284, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council and the Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group […]

Dinosaur kicks off Centennial week

DINO I Dinosaur National Monument is joining parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to come out to kick off the celebration of the National Park Service Centennial during National Park Week.

One NW Colorado river upgraded to Gold Medal water, one downgraded

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising anglers about recent changes to the Gold Medal designations for sections of two rivers in the Northwest Region.

Rangely track teams begin; boys 8th, girls 17th

RANGELY I With cold winds, partly cloudy and not overly warm, the Rangely High School track and field teams had their first meet of the year on Friday in Rifle against 21 other teams.

State residents speak on land-use issues

RBC I Against an uptick in anti-public lands rhetoric from militant extremists, a new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released in February revealed strong public support among Colorado voters for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands.

Former state senator Al White wants to return to Senate seat

Al White

RBC I Former state senator Al White, an Independent, announced his intention to again represent Northwest Colorado in Senate District 8. If successful, White would be the first candidate registered as an Independent to ever win a seat in the state Legislature.

Opinion: Potty-mouthed Western politicians nothing new to the national scene

RBC I A pre-school teacher buddy of mine thinks Donald Trump ought to be scolded for being such a potty-mouth. She thinks no politician in history has uttered such deliberately shocking phrases. This was after Trump said that Hillary “is a loser and should be schlonged.”

Dinosaur seeks comments about removal of park mountain goats

DINO I The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on a draft management plan to restrict or remove exotic Rocky Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus, herein referred to as mountain goats) in Dinosaur National Monument, located in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah.

Russell George announces resignation as CNCC president

Russell George

RBC I After five years as president of Colorado Northwestern Community College and more than two additional decades of service to the State of Colorado, Russell George is retiring—sometime within the next year.

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 […]