Commissioners approve cell tower, defend 2nd amendment

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioners signed a resolution to approve a Special Use Permit, with eight conditions, for Mercury Towers to construct a 105-foot telecommunication tower on land owned by Joe and Kelly Conrado.

Commission adopts rules

RBC I Coloradans, conservationists, impacted landowners and legislative leaders criticized new setback rules passed by Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). While the new rules marginally increased setback distances, a number of loopholes and exemptions were included which effectively allow heavy industrial oil and gas development even closer to Colorado homes, schools, […]

Color Guard…

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The Ladies Auxiliary of the local VFW Post 5483 presented the colors at the Meeker v. Moffat County wrestling dual last Friday and will present them again this Saturday before matches with Rangely, Battle Mountain, Hayden, Basalt and Soroco starting at noon.

DNM plans to rehabilitate road

DINOSAUR I Dinosaur National Monument superintendent Mary Risser is making available for public review and comment an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of Deerlodge Road.

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us!

MEEKER | It’s Girl Scout cookie season! Please be watchful for the girls. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Meeker service unit leader, Cheryl Mohr, at 878-3798.

RDH open house …

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Rangely District Hospital will host an open house in the new hospital Friday, Dec. 14, giving tours of the new facility starting at 11 a.m. The new hospital is expected to open Jan. 7, 2013.

New Arrival: Jada Danielle Gould


On Oct. 18, 2012, at 9:23 p.m., Tod and Stacey Gould welcomed daughter Jada Danielle Gould.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n Pete Baker has been busy the past few weeks erecting ice house at the creamery and cattle sheds at the K—T home ranch.

75 trees harvested for U.S. Capitol

RBC I Last week, the Colorado State Forest Service harvested 75 subalpine fir trees from the Colorado State Forest near Gould to accompany the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. These companion trees will ultimately spend the holidays in U.S. government offices. CSFS foresters obtained the trees with

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MEEKER I The Meeker Police Department would like to thank White River Electric Association for their support with this annual event. Another thank you to our judges this year: Roston Steiner, Jeff McGuire and Jarrett Waldref.

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Spectacular view…

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The sky was smokey from fires in western states but the view from the top of the China Wall north of Meeker was still spectacular.