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.
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.
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 […]
Saturday was gorgeous no matter which window one looked out. It was in the 60s at both ends of Rio Blanco County and a great day to be outdoors, particularly in the afternoon. Too bad it didn’t work out that way, but it was still a great day for a drive from Meeker to Rangely […]
MEEKER I The 12th annual Buy-Fly Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday to catch the fish that will be used in June to benefit the Buford School through the annual Buford School Fish Fry. Buford School dates back to May 5, 1889, and served the towns of Buford, Elk Creek and Marvine. Today […]
RBC I A variety of activities are planned Friday in Meeker for the monthly TGIF celebration, featuring a ribbon cutting and wine tasting and the re-opening of a business that has changed locations.
Got up at 6 a.m. on Monday morning. At 7:20, I looked out the window and it was overcast, but that was all. By 7:21, there were light flurries. By 7:23, it was a blizzard at my house. By 7:50, there was an inch and a half of snow on the back porch. “It’s back!” […]
Along State Highway 64 west of Meeker, some young calves could be seen at play on Sunday. They are either early births or were brought into the area from somewhere that calving is already going on. There were also newborn calves along eastern Piceance Creek/County Road 5 on Sunday, including one cow in the midst […]