Muley…

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The wildlife was out in the open on Sunday afternoon enjoying the warming sun and light breeze as spring is slowly making its presence known. This doe was part of a group of four mule deer does along County Road 8 only about 10 miles east of town. This was one of many groups of […]

Just out grazing…

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This tom turkey was enjoying his feed and the sunshine so much Sunday that he really didn’t mind being photographed at close range. The tom was the only male turkey along with 12 hens out near the driveway at a home just a few miles east of Meeker along County Road 8. In addition to […]

Elk in springtime…

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From My Window: Great election; go see the Wizard

What an election day Tuesday was! Two town elections with 15 candidates seeking a total of six seats on the town councils in Rangely and Meeker. Each town had three open seats, but Rangely had 10 candidates seeking election and Meeker had five candidates seeking three seats. It is good to see several candidates on […]

Final tours planned…

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Rio Blanco County will be offering public tours of the Rio Blanco County Courthouse in Meeker on April 8 and 9 to give the public one last opportunity to see the facility before the renovations begin. The tours will from 2 to 6 p.m. on April 8 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on […]

From My Window: Future Bright

I sat with silent happiness and listened to the five candidates who make up the list of folks running for the Meeker Town Board. The Meeker Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, while unfortunately only drawing about 25 persons who weren’t candidates, was an uplifting event in which each of the candidates clearly looked out their windows […]

January jobless rate drops 0.4 percent in RBC

RBC I After three months of watching Rio Blanco County’s unemployment rate rise, January’s numbers showed a significant .40 percent drop.

Easter Egg hunts…

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There will be Easter egg hunts for the kids in Meeker and Rangely on Saturday. Rangely will kick off the day’s activities at Elks Park with members of the Rangely Elks Club cooking breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. The Rangely egg hunt will begin at 9:15 a.m., and is hosted by the Elks Club as […]

Red buds…

It is still March, still cold at night and there is still a lot of snow in piles all around Meeker, but these two bushes were blooming on Monday. It took a while to find some true signs of spring around Meeker, but the red buds, above, and the reddish stems with cotton-like buds, right, were looking good and strong as if they wait for the spring sun and heat just around the corner. Spring did officially begin last week, following the start of daylight savings time, which runs until November.

Rio Blanco’s jobless rate up to 5.1%

RBC I After more than a year of falling unemployment rates, Rio Blanco County’s jobless rate jumped for the third straight month, rising to 5.1 percent in December.

Signs of spring…

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An early spring has broke out in calves—numerous calves—all around Rio Blanco County, but notably on this ranch west of Meeker. Calves can be seen running after mom, playing with each other and still being born, hopefully safe from a winter that could still pop its head up before spring really arrives.

Nomination speech…

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All 55 delegates, a couple alternates, a few outside politicians and spectators were present Saturday afternoon as Rio Blanco County Republicans gathered in the Colorado Room of the Weiss Activities Center on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely for the county GOP Assembly, where delegates determine who is on the county ballot and […]