Archery season begins…

Looking a little worse for wear, this herd of antelope had better look for a better hiding place than just off the north side of Highway 64 between Meeker and Rangely, about 50 yards off the pavement. Hunters are starting to converge on Rio Blanco County for the early archery/muzzleloader season, which starts here on Saturday, to be followed later by four rifle hunting seasons.

Trappers Lake…

Sunday was a beautiful day for fishing or rafting or just plain being outside on Trappers Lake as a single rafter, who can be seen in the water in the lower center of the photo, found out. It was a tough hike though as he had to carry his raft up from the water in Trappers Lake. It was also a great day for sightseeing as will the next couple of weekends be at least.

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…

The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District held the second of its four Summer Entertainment Series events on Friday just off the Downtown Plaza at Fifth and Main streets. The country/bluegrass band, Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams Band, delighted the small group of spectators.

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…

These are two nice, large bucks on the prowl along Cleveland Street in Meeker about 11 p.m. on Sunday. One gets the feeling that with their racks so large in July it might be a good thing these potentially top-quality antlers belong to animals that will most likely stay safe inside the city limits, where they can’t legally be shot.

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.

2016 RBC Fair Theme: ‘Ready, Set, Show’

86 years later: Skull in mystery death is returned to family members now in Iowa

This is a photograph of “Hermie” Park, as he was called, in 1930, the year he disappeared in eastern Rio Blanco County.

MEEKER I Sometimes when we lose a loved one, closure thankfully comes quickly—with the body in the family’s possession. Sometimes, unfortunately, real closure never comes—as the body is never recovered. And sometimes, closure comes after 86 years, such as in the case of Herman Leroy Parks, nicknamed “Hermie,” who was last seen alive in 1930.

From My Window: Democrat convention raises questions about Hillary as well

On the surface, it was easy to emerge from the Republican National Convention full of excitement and hope for the future until one addressed the concerns of how one man thinks he can cure all the world’s ills and not say a word about how he is going to do it or pay for it.

Rio Blanco County Fair moves into full swing today

Clearing the hurdle, Deanna Woods of Meeker is seen here competing in the junior English equitation class on Saturday at the Rio Blanco County Fair in Meeker. The horse show took up the fair action on  Friday and Saturday but the livestock and exhibits of all sorts will keep fairgoers busy starting today and concluding with the livestock auction on Saturday evening.

RBC I Various fair-related events have been ongoing for more than a week now, but the Rio Blanco County Fair kicks into full gear today as livestock and other exhibits open to the public this evening after being closed most of the day for final judging.