Parade marshals…

The parade grand marshals for the 2014 annual Septemberfest Parade were Jeff and Rebecca Rector of Rangely. They were honored for the many contributions the Rector family has made to the community as well as to Colorado Northwestern Community College, which also rededicated the Rector Science Building over the weekend

The parade grand marshals for the 2014 annual Septemberfest Parade were Jeff and Rebecca Rector of Rangely. They were honored for the many contributions the Rector family has made to the community as well as to Colorado Northwestern Community College, which also rededicated the Rector Science Building over the weekend

From My Window… Septemberfest a great time; Meeker Classic in progress

The summer activities continue in Rio Blanco County, and the focus this past weekend was Septemberfest in Rangely. Septemberfest is three days of fun activities, good food, water and mud, a parade, great entertainment, an ice cream social and an impressive car show.

Sawing logs…

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One of the events held at the Saturday celebration of 50 Years of Wilderness in downtown Meeker was log sawing. Above, the two-person teams of U.S. Forest Service workers squared off against each other, and the women’s team, in front, defeated the men.

Rocky Mountain Regional Mule Packstring…

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Residents and visitors enjoying Saturday’s “50 Years Wild” celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act of 1964 on the county courthouse lawn in Meeker spent a lot of time enjoying the close proximity of the Rocky Mountain Regional Mule Packstring, which was located on Fifth Street. There were

50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act…

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From My Window… Thoughts on a variety of topics as the summer winds down

What an unfortunate event it was. What a tragedy it could have been. Be it a large metropolitan city or a small town in the remote mountains, it is a shame when anyone — not to mention a law enforcement officer in the line of duty — is injured while just doing their job.

Past hunting photos sought

RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

Dr. Dorsett returns as CNCC instructor

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RBC I Dr. Bob Dorsett said he was quite surprised himself when a plan was proposed to him that would have him back teaching at Meeker High School. While he said Monday that all the details have not been worked out, it looks like he will be teaching dual enrollment classes for Colorado Northwestern Community […]

Siltation in Kenney Reservoir…

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Kenney Reservoir, eight miles east of Rangely, was originally two miles in length. Over the years, siltation, caused by the settling of sediment on the bottom of the east end of the lake, has seen a buildup of sand-like silt, which serves as an anchor for the tall grasses in the lake.

Sandhill crane at Kenney…

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Taking advantage of ideal summer daytime conditions, this lone sandhill crane seemed to be enjoying every minute playing in the water at Kenney Reservoir, eight miles east of Rangely. Other than the crane and a few ducks, not a human soul could be seen enjoying the sunny afternoon at the

Hunting, fishing photos wanted

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RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

From My Window… Students: Get the most from your education; thoughts on Dr. Bob

Schools are back in session. As a small child, this was the highlight of the year. Even though the youngest of seven siblings, I was bored. I was also pretty excited to see my friends again. Besides, I actually liked my teachers — all nuns at a Catholic school in Colorado Springs.