From My Window: Republicans, Trump have some good ideas, but concerns exist

Three days ago, I finished watching the last of four days of the Republican National Convention. I have made a habit out of watching the Democratic and Republican conventions as the two groups have gathered every four years since about 1964—including the messy 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago.

ERBM Community Appreciation Day…

As if getting showered by pastel paint powder during the course of the ERBM Recreation & Park District Paintbrush Rush Color Run on Saturday wasn’t enough color, the race participants threw powdered dye into the air for the color explosion finale.

Rise in fawn deaths evens out good years; all other game thriving

RBC I It is beginning to sound like a broken record—but that is a good thing for the stewards of our wildlife and for area hunters. All of the big game that can be found in Rio Blanco County—with few exceptions—had a fourth-straight winter where conditions were nearly ideal. That means plenty of precipitation, temperatures […]

From My Window: OHV rendezvous good for county; lessons may be learned from event

Since Thursday, everywhere in Rio Blanco County and particularly on the east side near the Flat Tops and the mountains south and north of Meeker one saw a lot of four-wheelers and off-highway vehicles (OHVs).

County commissioners table public hearing on new ERBM service plan

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RBC I A number of rumors, concerns and fears were put to rest Monday afternoon as the Rio Blanco County commissioners postponed a public hearing regarding a new service plan proposed for the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District.

From My Window: Police shootings out of hand; welcome to our valuable OHV riders

All this gun violence is getting way out of hand, and my windows are getting foggier and foggier. What must run through a person’s mind to enable the men and women doing this to kill another human being—black or white, male or female or police officer or fireman. I don’t understand it. Doesn’t it register […]

Rector grateful for support in commission race, looking to learn particulars

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RANGELY I Rangely businessman Jeff Rector says he is most grateful for the support of Rio Blanco County Republicans who voted for him in last week’s GOP primary election, when he defeated incumbent Republican Jon Hill for the District 3 Rio Blanco County commissioner seat.

CPW Commission meets in Meeker today, Friday

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RBC I The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center, 200 Main St. in Meeker today and Friday.

State to see increase in PILT

RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced that the state of Colorado will receive approximately $35.6 million through the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year 2016, which is an approximate $2 million increase in funding from fiscal year 2015. His list also reported that the 1,498,655 acres of federal […]

A crowd at fishing day …

The hills were alive on Tuesday morning with the buzz of this plane making the rounds around Meeker and dropping fairly low when possible as pilot Lanny Coulter of Coulter Aviation applies mosquito repellant to the properties around Meeker. The spray keeps the number of mosquitos down but also may help to prevent the spread of the West Nile Virus into Rio Blanco County.

Meeker’s annual family free-fishing day was a huge success as close to 200 men, women and mostly children took part in the fishing event Friday at Meeker’s Circle Park, located across the bridge from Meeker Town Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked the pond with 300 fish for the event and assisted the boys, girls […]

The TANK…

After a few short rain storms and a great pulled pork dinner from Giovanni’s in Rangely, a large crowd of those present gathered inside The TANK to listen to singing, moaning, chanting, different instruments, a variety of voices and sounds to demonstrate the wide range of sounds that could be made within. The sounds can be described as a pure, eerie, well blended, unique variety of sounds both high and low and with tones rarely heard by one’s ears.

Range Call brings four days of fun events to Meeker

The annual Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Meeker draws a big crowd of all ages to celebrate. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Pride.” The parade will begin Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

MEEKER I For 131 years, the Fourth of July has been a big deal in Meeker and Rio Blanco County. This year is no exception as the 131st annual Meeker Range Call gets underway on Friday and continues with all kinds of activities—inside and out—through the culmination with fireworks at dusk on Monday, the Fourth.