Barone team wins area competition

Several Barone Middle School students combined efforts to win the MathCounts competition for the Western Slope in Grand Junction over the weekend. Usually, the winners of the competition are older students, but the Barone students prevailed. Bottom row, from left to right, are: Madison Kindler, Abbi Moon and Jon Baker; middle row, from left to right are: Marryn Shults, Brynlee Williams, Pake Burke, Kale Burke, Jose Garcia, Ryan Phelan and Ridge Williams; back row, from left to right are: Jake Shelton and Colby Clatterbaugh.

MEEKER I On Feb. 28, students from Barone Middle School traveled to Grand Junction to compete in the Western Slope MathCounts competition, emerging as champions in the team competition and placing highly as individuals.

RBSCO is taking on new staff

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has experienced several changes since the first of the year. Anthony Mazzola was sworn into the office of Rio Blanco County sheriff a month and a half ago, and he has faced several challenges from the beginning.

Obituary: Faron Victor Wilkins

Faron Wilkins

Faron Victor Wilkins passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home in Vernal, Utah, on his 89th birthday, surrounded by family, after a valiant struggle with congestive heart failure.

Obituary: Beverly J. Shaw

Beverly J. Shaw

Beverly J. Shaw was born on April 8, 1927, on the old Brown Ranch up Rifle Creek near Rifle, Colo., to Delbert William and Annie Lee (Moore) Johnson. She was the 10th child and the fifth daughter along with five sons. At the age of four, Beverly’s family moved to the Magor Ranch on Piceance […]

CPW wants cut in bear population

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife held a meeting in Rangely on Feb. 1 to discuss the future of the thriving local bear population.

Rangely school board may consider override; dance attire reviewed

RANGELY I The Rangely School Board met Feb. 17 to discuss a possible mill levy override election, state-mandated graduation requirements, school dance dress codes and to hear several updates from Superintendent Matt Scoggins and other administrators.

Letter to the Editor: Something can be done with wild horses

Dear Editor: In response to the gathering of wild horses in the Western states. All animals, domestic or wild, have to be controlled in numbers that match the feed they consume or they will all starve to death.

Letter to the Editor: Not happy with reporting on school issues

Dear Editor: As an educator in the Meeker School District, I have been incredibly disappointed in the seemingly skewed reporting about the district for the past year. Once again I was dismayed with last week’s report about the school board’s public forum held Feb. 3.

From My Window: Meeker’s old IOOF Lodge also on National Register; the poker is missing

Through my now-clear window, I see that I made a bit of a mistake these last two weeks while writing about a portion of downtown Meeker that has been targeted for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. In the two-part series I wrote, I included the “incorrect” facts that two buildings in downtown […]

Obituary: William Dee “Bill” Turner

Bill Turner

William Turner passed away unexpectedly at Denver Health Hospital on February 22, 2015, following complications from a fall.

Letter to the Editor: Comments on wild horse gathering

Dear Editor: On the front page of the Feb. 5 Herald Times, I read a press release by the local BLM requesting comments on local wild horse gathers. Comments were to be submitted prior to Feb. 14 and cannot be kept private by the BLM. My comments will not make the short deadline and I […]

Guest Editorial: Easy entitlement access undermines nation’s work ethic

RBC I “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. Although sometimes considered the father of the American entitlement state, FDR understood that our sense of achievement and self-sufficiency comes from our work.