Variety of comments made by residents on Justice Center proposal

RBC I Nineteen residents of Meeker and the surrounding area spoke Wednesday evening to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners after county officials spent nearly two hours explaining the history of proposed new county justice center and how it came to the point it is now — with concept drawings and plans.

County presents justice center concept plan

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MEEKER I Roughly 90 people were present the evening of March 12 as the Rio Blanco County commissioners unveiled their concept drawing for turning the old Meeker Elementary School into a new justice center, which would hold the county jail, courts, sheriff’s office, county attorney and staff and court-related offices.

Rio Blanco County Woolgrowers…


Secretary/Treasurer Connie Theos, left, and President Angelo Theos, right, ran the annual meeting on Friday of the Rio Blanco County Woolgrowers Association at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker. Roughly 50 people attended the meeting, where the members heard from representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Farm Services Agency and the […]

81st annual Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue Banquet…


Meeker Fire Chief Steve Allen, left, looks on as Frank Cooley gives the invocation at the 81st annual Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue Banquet on Saturday night. A number of awards were presented and the firemen and women of the department were honored for the tireless work they do.

From My Window… Woolgrowers enlightening; volunteers play a major role

I spent an interesting couple of hours on Friday at the annual Rio Blanco County Woolgrowers Association meeting, and I was surprised at how enlightening that meeting was.

April election unlikely for Meeker voters

MEEKER I If the situation remains unchanged as of the candidate deadline on Friday, there will be no need for a Meeker town election.

Racquetball tourney results released

Aiaga Roffey of Grand Junction won the Women’s A division and Rangely’s Shirley Parsons finished second.

RANGELY I The 21st Rangely Racquetball Tournament was held this past weekend with players coming from as far away as Denver, Hotchkiss, Grand Junction and Vernal, Utah.

Town of Meeker will address closure of one block of Fifth Street

MEEKER I The topic of closing Fifth Street in Meeker between Park and Main streets goes back to June 2013, when the town conveyed ownership of the “Main Street Building,” formerly the old Meeker Elementary School, to Rio Blanco County. The potential street closure is on the agenda for a Town Planning Commission hearing on […]

Small business…


During the annual Meeker Area Chamber of Commerce dinner on Friday at the Fairfield Center, Kacey’s Kloset, owned by Jackie and Kurt Pozorski, was honored by the chamber as Meeker’s Small Business of the Year for its activities locally as well as the efforts the business put forth to help

Chamber banquet…


Mike Jones of Meeker Drug had a difficult time following magician Keir Royale during the entertainment following the Meeker Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Friday night at the Fairfield Center. Top citizen and business awards of the year were presented as well. Roughly 100 people attended the dinner, awards, the ‘Tour of Meeker’ […]

From My Window… Living here for a year now; potential tremendous for area

Saturday is my one-year anniversary in Rio Blanco County — or at least the day I started working as editor of the Herald Times. It has truly been an enjoyable, if not “interesting,” year for me and my wife, Cris.

Community service…


The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce presented three major awards on Feb. 8 during its annual Crab Crack on the Colorado Northwest Community College campus.