Mazzola to be next sheriff; Tipton wins nod for House

RBC I All the action Tuesday night was on the Republican Party’s primary ballot in Rio Blanco County as Anthony Mazzola easily outdrew Michael Joos as the people’s choice to follow retiring Sheriff Si Woodruff as the county’s top law enforcement officer.

Plein Art wraps up

MEEKER I Artists taking part in Plein Air Meeker 2014 can now be seen along the Rio Blanco County roads and forests within 50 miles of Meeker as the painters focus on outdoor art available thanks to Mother Nature.

Felix y los Gatos: Summer Concert Series

More than 200 spectators listened to Felix y Los Gatos on Friday evening on the lawn of the courthouse in Meeker. The band, from Albuquerque, N.M., played a wide variety of musical styles much to the delight of those in attendance. The concert was sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District in Meeker. There will be other concerts throughout the summer. The Friday concert had it all: children, adults, families, great sunshine, lot of grass to sit on and great music.

Buford School benefit fish fry…

Members of the White River Community Association served up potatoes, other side dishes and salads for the more than 200 people who attended the Buford School benefit fish fry on Saturday at the Buford School, alongside County Road 17 about 20 miles east of Meeker. The funds raised go toward upkeep on the school, which is listed on the Colorado Register of Historic Places, having been built in 1889 near what is now Lake Avery.

House fire…

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A residence at 340 Park St. in Meeker was damaged Friday, when hot grease from the family barbecue grill dripped onto the propane line to the barbecue, which “compromised the propane line,” leading to the fire, Fire Chief Steve Allen said Wednesday. Homeowners Jason Hightower and Mandi Etheridge said no

From My Window… Fishing Day, Fish Fry fun work, unite communities

It was a fun weekend to be working. Can’t always say that, but covering the Meeker Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday morning and traveling upriver to attend the Buford School benefit fish fry on Saturday afternoon reminded me of what is fun about covering local events for a small publication.

Kids’ Fishing Day in Meeker

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Plenty of kids and their parents took advantage of Meeker Kids’ Fishing Day activities at Circle Park in Meeker on Saturday. Lots of kids were introduced to fishing at the event, which included instruction by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and lunch served by the Meeker Lions Club.

Meeker Chamber offers hospitality classes; Ambassador program to follow this summer

MEEKER I Prior to the Meeker Chamber of Commerce starting a Meeker Ambassador Program (MAP), the chamber will offer local hospitality training next week to local businesses, employees and individuals to assist in providing high-quality service and hospitality to increase and improve tourism relations.

Time runs short for county voters to turn in ballots for election

RBC I For those affiliated with any of three political parties in Rio Blanco County, Tuesday is Election Day, when all ballots in the mail-in or drop-in vote must be submitted by 7 p.m.

Plein Art competition under way

MEEKER I Artists taking part in Plein Air Meeker 2014 can now be seen along the Rio Blanco County roads and forests within 50 miles of Meeker as the painters focus on outdoor art available through the scenery offered in the area.

Spring thaw…

Water was very high along the banks of the White River just off the edge of Circle Park in Meeker on Saturday. There are a few spots along the White River in Rio Blanco County where the river is flowing just outside its banks, but the river flooding has been minimal and has been dropping the last couple of days.

Water was very high along the banks of the White River just off the edge of Circle Park in Meeker on Saturday. There are a few spots along the White River in Rio Blanco County where the river is flowing just outside its banks, but the river flooding has been

From My Window… Father’s Day salute to those dads who deserve it!

Father’s Day is Sunday, and once again Dad is being honored for the role he plays at home and in society.