WREA, White River Energy grand re-opening…

The business office of the White River Electric Association has taken on a new look with the corporation’s multi-month project to remodel the building after severe water damage occurred on the ground floor. A wall was eliminated on the left side of the old business office to add more office space. The floor was replaced throughout the building and the business office itself was remodeled and reconfigured so Kim Dungan, working above, and the other employees have more room and more comfortable surroundings.

Summer Entertainment Series…

For the third time in three years, Meeker music fans were treated to The Poser Band from the Front Range playing at the first of this year’s Friday night concerts on the lawn of the Rio Blanco County Courthouse. The music was appreciated as the band played a wide variety of music, but mostly country and country rock. A couple hundred people took in the free concert.

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 […]