County jobless rate falls 1 percent

RBC I As the summer progresses, the unemployment rate in Rio Blanco County continues to lower with the outlook improving. In May, Rio Blanco had the second-highest unemployment rate in Colorado’s 64 counties while in June that figure improved to the No. 61 county in the state and in July it rose to the No. […]

PEO Quilt Show coming…

From My Window… Window goes dark: Herald Times has new editor, publisher

The window has gone dark. As you read this today, be assured that it is not just a dream that I am no longer editor at the Rio Blanco Herald Times. No. I didn’t quit, and no, I didn’t get fired. Publisher Mitch Bettis and his wife, Meg, have sold the Herald Times to former […]

Indian paintbrush…

Archery season begins…

Trappers Lake…

From My Window: Rio Blanco mountains, U.S. Olympic teams in great shape

Took a drive up to and past Trappers Lake on Sunday and chose a gorgeous day to do so. The skies were clear and blue, the forests were dark green and the higher one got, the more colorful the native wildflowers became.

Band in the Park…

One case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Rio Blanco County

RBC I Rio Blanco County is one of 14 counties in Colorado that have at least one confirmed case of the West Nile virus.

From My Window: Students head to class, but summer events not over yet

We are now moving toward the end of summer. School is starting, the nights are a bit cooler, signs are already up welcoming the hunters, who will be dropping into Rio Blanco County before August is over for the archery/muzzleloader seasons, the water in the White River is now low enough to fish in most […]

Two bucks…

County Fair is a lot of fun but a lot of work for all involved

The 2016 edition of the Rio Blanco County Fair is over. That is a mixed blessing because the event is fun to cover, but not a lot of fun to follow up on.