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

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

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

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. Share on Facebook

WREA, White River Energy grand re-opening…

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Summer Entertainment Series…

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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. Share on Facebook

ERBM Community Appreciation Day…

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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). Share on Facebook

County commissioners table public hearing on new ERBM service plan

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. Share on Facebook

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 […]