Meeker sidewalk Phase 1 ending

RBC I Construction of Phase 1 of the new Meeker sidewalk project along the northern shoulder of Market Street between Watt’s Ranch Market and Fourth street and new crosswalks at Fifth and Eighth street intersections on Market Street is nearing completion with paving scheduled for next week. Phase 2 of the project, which will extend […]

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

From My Window: Having to dial all 11 numbers for local call not progress—or good biz

My window is muddied up with what could be perceived is a case of lousy customer service. I’m not happy. But who cares? Right?

From My Window: Now not time for Rangely dinosaur repository; Range Call a success

In a battle between Rangely and Craig, who wins? No one, because there shouldn’t be a battle between the two, and that is pretty clear out my clear, recently rained-upon window. The loser is Colorado Northwestern Community College if there is a battle. The winner is CNCC if there is no battle, and there shouldn’t […]

Range Call 2015

Dancing dog in the sky…

This big white cloud was eclipsed by this small dark cloud (upper left) resembling something like a dancing dog. Cloud formations have been sporting ever-changing images in the skies the past several weeks.

Downtown Meeker…

The new gazebo, located at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets in Meeker, is seen here near completion. The 1,500-square-foot facility is expected to be completed and the fence removed around the gazebo by start of Range Call activites, Commissioner Shawn Bolton said on Friday. There will be electrical hookups nearby to start and that may be replaced later with electrical boxes on each of the four corners.

CNCC paleontology dig: Bones abundant throughout nearby areas

Twenty-seven Colorado Northwestern Community College instructors, students and county residents joined for a tour of the CNCC dinosaur dig south of Rangely on Saturday as a field trip to show the residents the progress being made on the dig for a large dinosaur well hidden in a canyon. Several large rib bones and upper leg bones have been exposed in the two to three weeks the dig has been going on, and CNCC is using the dig as an educational opportunity. To the left, in red, is CNCC science instructor Liz Johnson, who is also a certified paleontologist, who must be on site for this kind of dig.

Concerts, rodeos, games, food and dances celebrate Fourth, Range Call

The grandstands at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds were packed for a number of events last year during Range Call. A number of events are scheduled at the fairgrounds again, highlighted by “The Pageant,” which is the re-enactment of the Meeker Massacre, along with rodeos and other events.

MEEKER I Endurance, perseverance and stubborn tenacity were characteristic of Meeker’s early pioneers. Not unlike those early settlers, today’s residents share many of those same traits.

Lake Avery fun…

A party of roughly 40 people took full advantage of the beautiful weather June 14 at Lake Avery. People were boating and fishing, but between boat launches, these kids, teens and adults had a great time Sunday afternoon as the skies were mostly clear, the clouds were mostly absent and the wind was mostly calm.

Rangely’s Deserado Mine wins safety competition

Members of the Deserado Black Mine Rescue Team from Rangely are, from left, commander center attendant Chris Walkingshaw, gas man Paul Kindall, captain Karl Davies, trainer Hank McKay, co-captain Eric Popham, first aid man Jared Winkler, map man Duke Rich and briefing officer Jon Hawkins.

RANGELY I The Deserado Black Mine Rescue Team from Rangely captured first place after four days of mine safety competition running from June 15-18 in Price, Utah.

From My Window: Apology to Rangely hospital and staff; New Belgium beers protested

This portion of this column comes quite painfully after 48 years in the newspaper business, but last week’s Herald Times, led by my editorial work, was the setting for the most grievous error I have been linked to in my career. The windows looked pretty dark.