Classifieds: April 19, 2012

Ads for 04/19/12 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: deb@theheraldtimes.com RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at 7th and Park, Meeker. SAFEHOUSE

Well site approved on Sulphur Creek

MEEKER I Matrix Oil Company is working with the town and county to obtain approval to drill a well on Sulphur Creek. The drilling rig will take two weeks to be installed, and completion is expected at the end of May.

Time to make your ornaments

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MEEKER I While the tree that will become the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree soaks up the Colorado sunshine in the White River National Forest, the humans involved in the project are busy making plans for decorating the tree and celebrating its journey from Colorado to Washington. Coloradans will be responsible

The third annual rebirth of the After Birth Ball

Anyone familiar with the seasons of an agricultural economy knows springtime is one of the busiest, but most rewarding seasons for ranchers. Calving season involves long, unpredictable hours and physical demands on the humans who serve as surrogate midwives for their herds.

Walbridge ballot issue passes 305-77

Of 990 ballots mailed to active voters, 397 were returned for the April 3 municipal election. Running unopposed, Mayor Mandi Etheridge and trustees Katelin Cook, Andy Thomson and John Strate (a write-in candidate) will continue to hold their positions on the board.

New Eden anniversary, banquet Saturday

MEEKER I In the year since New Eden Pregnancy Care Services opened its doors at 388 Main St., they have had 177 visitors and 40 “guidance visits” from women in need of help, support, information, or guidance about pregnancy, birth and child care.

ERBM responds to questions

MEEKER I After business owners upset with the Meeker Recreation District’s perceived lack of support for the Range Call Celebration descended on the district’s board meeting last week, ERBM executive director Michael Weinbrecht, responded to questions presented by the business owners.

Customer service training for entities

RBC I More than 100 elected officials, department heads and employees from the towns of Meeker and Rangely, Rio Blanco County and the ERBM Recreation and Park District attended three days of customer service training courses last week, sponsored by the county and facilitated by Brian Muir of The James Madison Group from North Salt […]

Sales, tax revenue down 20 percent

RBC I Sales and use tax revenue remained low during the fourth quarter of 2011 across the board for Meeker, Rangely and Rio Blanco County.

Local songwriter advances to Aspen festival

Matt and Shana Holliday playing music at Elk Creek with former vice president Dan Quayle in the audience.

MEEKER I Matt Holliday is probably best-known in the Meeker area for his ability to emcee an event with a lively mix of humor, humility and live entertainment. He is also an accomplished songwriter.

New administrator in town

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MEEKER I The town of Meeker’s board of trustees named Scott Mezsaros as their choice for the new town administrator, effective April 2. Meszaros will replace longtime administrator Sharon Day, who celebrated 30 years working for the town in 2011.

Ute Park receives helping hands

MEEKER I “The team that’s helping the Rec District design the new park and trail in Sanderson Hills has a member of the team who is also a member of Volunteers of America,” said Town Administrator Sharon Day.