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 […]

Community Calendar: Oct. 8-14

• Meeker Shooting Range. The range will be closed starting Oct. 8 and will be closed through Nov. 15. Sight-in days will be Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 29 and 30 as well as Nov. 10. The range will be open for sight in only from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. • Meet the candidates […]

Prescribed burn slated for Aldrich Lakes area

MEEKER I The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area, a 1,200-acre area roughly 19 miles northeast of Meeker and 19 miles south of Craig on National Forest system lands and adjoining private lands in Rio Blanco County.

USFWS: No ESA listing for sage grouse

RBC I The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced Tuesday that the range-wide population of greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.

From My Window: Looking toward Septemberfest and Broncos, not cold; fire dancers great

Summer may be winding down, but it will be a while yet until the event calendar in Rio Blanco County quiets down. Starting Friday of this week in Rangely is the four-day Septemberfest fall celebration, which takes place over the Labor Day weekend, wrapping up with a busy Monday of fun.

Colorado River states start water-saving program

RBC I Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have embarked on a unique test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues.

Class on hunting upland game birds Aug. 20 in Grand Junction

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar on Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction.