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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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).
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.
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 […]