From My Window… Vote for broadband issue 1A; congrats Cowboys and Broncos

Whether I sit close to the window or with my nose pressed against the pane, the subject of local ballot initiative 1A, which would pave the way for Rio Blanco County to get broadband, is clear as a bell a winning proposition.

MHS Homecoming 2014

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Luke Pelloni of the Meeker Fire Department pumps accelerant onto the Meeker High School Homecoming bonfire at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. The fire sparked a great Homecoming in which the MHS football team won 52-0 over Grand Valley. For more Homecoming photos, see below.

Gobble, gobble…

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Here, five of the six hen turkeys walking down the highway seem unbothered by traffic or this photographer east of Meeker Saturday evening.

Diana Jones, new head of Meeker’s chamber board, looks to future

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce has a new set of board officers this year with the election having been held Oct. 8.

Governor’s visit…

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Incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper made an hour-long stop in Meeker on Monday at Mountain Valley Bank before visiting the new Pioneers Medical Center site.

From My Window… There are several reasons to pass the Meeker school vote

Hopefully, the windows are clear and the vision is of a sunny election with ballot measure 3A passing so the Meeker School District can get on with doing what it is they are supposed to be doing, and that is offering students the best education possible.

Homecoming events under way at MHS

MEEKER I Homecoming activities are happening all week at Meeker High School. Events started Monday and culminate in a volleyball match and Homecoming dance Saturday.

Rio Blanco County unemployment rate dives in August

RBC I After more than six months in a row in which the Rio Blanco County unemployment rate fell by one-tenth (.1) of a percent, that good news was magnified several times by the county unemployment rate for August.

Bucks in town…

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Not too worried about having their photo taken or too nervous about nearby humans walking around, these two bucks, still in velvet, were seen grazing on the grass and weeds in this field at 11th and Cleveland streets in Meeker recently. It is that time of year again when deer

Autumn palette…

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Between shadows caused by heavy rain clouds on Saturday evening shone this potpourri of color in the sunshine below the Ripple Creek area about 40 miles east of Meeker. Nearly all colors of the autumn palette can be seen in this photo, taken minutes before a downpour at the upper

From My Window: This week we look at two amendments up for Nov. vote

Out my window I see some clear skies over Rio Blanco County, where there is nary a single opposed election for local office that will be seen on this year’s election in November. But the clouds are on the horizon, bringing on one of the most negative —I could say despicable—campaigns I have ever witnessed […]

Fall colors…

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The reds, golds, light greens, yellows and dark greens offer a sharp contrast to each other near the Ripple Creek area east of Meeker by about 40 miles, near the turnoff to Trappers Lake where drivers can continue over County Road 8 to Yampa. With the heavy cloud buildup, there