Rector grateful for support in commission race, looking to learn particulars

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

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 …

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 […]


Range Call brings four days of fun events to Meeker

MEEKER I For 131 years, the Fourth of July has been a big deal in Meeker and Rio Blanco County. This year is no exception as the 131st annual Meeker Range Call gets underway on Friday and continues with all kinds of activities—inside and out—through the culmination with fireworks at dusk on Monday, the Fourth.

From My Window: The TANK an unmatched joy; fishing the best of childhood dreams

It was a true joy to be invited to be a part of Friday night’s special bash at the Solstice Gathering 2016 at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts—as The TANK is now formally known.

Two new county commissioners coming in January

RBC I Two new county commissioners will take their seats in Rio Blanco County in January as the Republican primary election Tuesday ended up with former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff soundly defeating incumbent Jeff Eskelson and Rangely businessman Jeff Rector squeaking by incumbent Jon Hill by 17 votes.


County’s unemployment rate climbs to fourth

RBC I The unemployment picture improved from April to May in Rio Blanco County, rising from the No. 2 highest county jobless rate in the state to being tied for the No. 4 highest, seeing an increase of 93 employees who are working and a decrease of 10 persons who are unemployed.

Inaugural Meeker Classic Cattledog Trials: National Finals

Sandhill family…