Curtis Keetch appointed as new USFS ranger for Blanco District

MEEKER I Curtis Keetch grew up in a small ranching community in the southeast corner of Idaho on a family-owned cattle ranch. He learned to love and respect the outdoors at an early age. Share on Facebook

Hunting for shed antlers is illegal in Dinosaur

RBC I Gathering shed antlers is a popular and lucrative activity for many people—with antlers used for items ranging from chandeliers, to knife handles, to dog chews. It is that time of year again for monument staff to remind antler hunters that all objects, including deer and elk antlers, within Dinosaur National Monument are protected […]

Obituary: David Allen Lancaster

David Allen Lancaster, 74, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home after a three-year battle with lung cancer. Share on Facebook

Countywide agri-tourism workshop links Rangely, Meeker

RBC I Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee hosted an agri-tourism workshop on April 19, opening it up via video conferencing to Rangely and anyone who wanted to join in the conversation. Share on Facebook

‘Wizard of Oz’ a delightful trip back in time

MEEKER I Friday night’s performance was jam packed and Saturday’s performance of “The Wizard of Oz” was nearly packed, much to the delight of the hundreds present to take in the Meeker High School Drama Club, the International Thespian Society No. 1284, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council and the Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group […]

Dinosaur kicks off Centennial week

DINO I Dinosaur National Monument is joining parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to come out to kick off the celebration of the National Park Service Centennial during National Park Week. Share on Facebook

One NW Colorado river upgraded to Gold Medal water, one downgraded

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising anglers about recent changes to the Gold Medal designations for sections of two rivers in the Northwest Region. Share on Facebook

Rangely track teams begin; boys 8th, girls 17th

RANGELY I With cold winds, partly cloudy and not overly warm, the Rangely High School track and field teams had their first meet of the year on Friday in Rifle against 21 other teams. Share on Facebook

State residents speak on land-use issues

RBC I Against an uptick in anti-public lands rhetoric from militant extremists, a new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released in February revealed strong public support among Colorado voters for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands. Share on Facebook

Former state senator Al White wants to return to Senate seat

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. Share on Facebook

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.” Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook