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 […]

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 […]