From My Window… Fair fun intensifies; fire threat increases; stay hydrated

The Rio Blanco County Fair has been running unofficially for a couple of weeks now, officially since Friday, and, this week, the last three days of the fair are the fun-filled, action-packed days featuring the opening of the exhibit halls, the showing and competitions with the goats, pigs, sheep and cows.

RBC Fair: Horse Competition Results

The horse arena at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker was a busy place Saturday from early morning to late evening as the horse show and all-around competition made for a full day.

RBC I Below are the results of the 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair Horse Show Competition:

Udall seeks fall interns

RBC I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s offices in Colorado are accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for the fall.

ERBM Customer Appreciation Day…

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One of the new events at this year’s ERBM Recreation and Park District’s Customer Appreciation Day was the inaugural Color Run as the kids raced around the county courthouse, coming up on stations where they were splattered with powdered water-based paint, which made for rainbows of color on the kids’ clothes, in their hair and […]

Friday night music…

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The band Finnders and Youngberg of Fort Collins filled the air downtown with high-quality bluegrass music during their concert on the county courthouse lawn. Several hundred people along with several of the OHV riders from out of town took in the music.

Rio Blanco County Fair kicks into full gear on Friday night

On July 12, Rhett Long of Vernal, Utah, visited the Rangely 4-H Community Pens to teach the 4-H members how to shave a pig, what to expect in showmanship at the Rio Blanco County Fair and offer advice for feeding 4-H swine. There were more than 30 4-H members and parents, some from as far as Grand Junction, present to listen to Long. Bonnie Long, who organized the event, said, “Rhett did a great job and we had a great turnout from Rangely and Grand Junction 4-H members and parents. Thank you to Encana for adding monetary support for activities such as this.” In 2015, a new 4-H club called Elite 8 will be exploring livestock, leadership and will be putting together another clinic to inform 4-H members, she said. Every 4-H member at the event received a prize. The Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday and runs through Aug. 2.

RBC I All the fun and work involved in the annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday with the equestrian events and runs through Aug. 2 at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.

From My Window… From fun weekend to politics on to start of county fair

Must admit here, the county fair, no matter where one lives, is usually a fun time, and we are rapidly approaching the Rio Blanco County Fair, which officially slides its doors open on Friday at 4 p.m. with horse classes and the beginning of team roping at 6 p.m.

Out for a stroll…

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What may well be a grand buck later in the year was seen walking down Garfield Street in Meeker Friday behind the Meeker School District administration building, showing off his velvet antlers.

From My Window… For some people, being rude comes about a bit too easily

It is a constant amazement the lack of respect and the abundance of rudeness some people spew toward others with complete disregard for another person in situations where conflicts don’t really need to arise at all.

Gathering of OHVs will begin today

During the 2013 Meeker OHV Rendezvous, several of the OHV riders gathered in downtown Meeker for a variety of activities staged on their behalf. The group will be highly visible again today through Sunday as they attend the third annual event.

MEEKER I Off-road travel is growing rapidly in Rio Blanco County, and the third annual Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous will be held in Meeker starting today and running through Sunday.

Range Call 2014…

At nearly any event of any size in Meeker, it is a good bet that you will find the Rio Blanco County Historical Society in operation, offering its famous root beer floats. Above, a good-sized crowd gathered around the RBCHS booth as Friday grew warmer and more humid.

Sweet concert…

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Chris Cagle brought folks to their feet several times during his headlining performance at the Range Call concert on Saturday night.