Letter to the Editor: Dangerous Donald Trump

  Dear Editor: Dangerous Donald Trump might be a threat to our viability. He could try to assume dictatorial powers and abolish the Constitution, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Some of his supporters are far right extremists. His candidacy is reminiscent of the Fascists in Germany, Italy, and Japan during the 1930s and 1940s. Trump […]

Forest Service issues temporary closure for Lost Solar Fire area

RBC I As of Wednesday morning, the Blanco Ranger District issued a temporary area closure order for the Lost Solar Fire area in the Flat Tops Wilderness. The lightning-caused fire has grown to approximately 4,500 acres since it started Aug. 8 and is burning in mixed conifer and aspen and partially in open meadow in […]

Editor’s Column: East Egg vs. West Egg thinking is detrimental to all of us

In the 16 years I’ve been at the paper there is one particular complaint from readers that never seems to be satisfactorily resolved: Meeker coverage vs. Rangely coverage. I heard a lot of that at Septemberfest this weekend.

TANK organizers look to the future of sonic center

RANGELY I Two months after The TANK International Center for Sonic Arts opened to the public, organizers are reflecting on a summer of transitions and looking ahead to the reverberant sound space’s future.

K9 Nose Work Trials need volunteer vehicles for use

RBC I If you’ve got a spare car or truck you can leave at the Rifle Middle School this weekend, some dogs and their handlers would be very grateful. According to Meeker’s Arlene Estes, who will be competing in the K9 Nose Work Trials, scents the dogs are trained to recognize are hidden in various […]

Editorial: What’s the purpose of a local newspaper?

RBC I First of all, hello! My husband Pat and I are excited about our return to Rio Blanco County. We’re looking forward to meeting new people and getting reacquainted with old friends. We’ve been away for four years and we’re glad to be moving back to where we raised our family from 1998 to […]

Off-highway vehicle trail rides new to Septemberfest

RANGELY I New this year at Septemberfest, off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts will have two opportunities to tour some of the trails around Rangely. Locals Brad and Michelle Casto and Jeff and Rebecca Rector have organized the events on Saturday and Sunday and will serve as guides to some of the best scenery and OHV rides […]

2016 Fair Results and more photos

RBC Warranty Deeds ~ July 2016

SELLER: JERRY AND LISA HALCOMB BUYER: RICHARD AND SHIRLEY NICKSON DESCRIPTION: COLTHARP ADDITION 69772 5, 6 4 0 622 EAST RIO BLANCO AVE TRANSACTION PRICE: $110,000.00 SELLER: SCOTT AND ELIZABETH VETTER BUYER: WAYLON AND ELIZABETH BENNETT DESCRIPTION: MESA VIEW STATES SUBDIVISION 188420 10 1 0 444 AGENCY DRIVE TRANSACTION PRICE: $320,000.00 SELLER: JAMES HUNTER BUYER: […]

Treasure hunt project piques students’ interest in discovery

RANGELY I Dana Forbes always learned by doing. These days, he would have been dubbed a kinesthetic or tactile learner. But as a child in the 1970s, Forbes understood the best way to learn something was simply to explore his way through it.

From My Window: Despite deluges and mud, Range Call enjoyed by thousands

It was a wild Fourth of July weekend all around Rio Blanco County with the four-day celebration of the holiday beginning Friday night at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds with “the Pageant,” a 100-person-plus re-enactment of issues leading up to and including the Meeker Massacre, as well as Rangely kicking off its celebration Friday, Saturday […]