From My Window: Fun fair ends; children’s names take new look; how to back Colowyo

The sun was out, the temperatures were warm, and during the Rio Blanco County Fair my tired feet and note-taking hands could see pretty clearly outside the window to all corners of Rio Blanco Fair.

County fair works to unite all folks within Rio Blanco lines

After state’s first-of-year changes, unemployment rate declines again

RBC I After the Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment (DOL) adjusted Rio Blanco County’s jobless rate between December 2014 and January 2015 from 4.9 percent to above 6.1 percent through a method of refiguring, the DOL stated, dating back to 1979, the county unemployment rate is again falling.

4-H PeeWee Horsemanship…

Molly Theos, right, leads Lukas Coryell around the poles in one part of the 4-H PeeWee Horsemanship Class. For the youngest riders, they are allowed to be led around the obstacle course; not so for the older riders. The class was held Saturday on the far north track at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker as one of the opening events for the fair.

4-H Dog Showmanship…

Taking part in the 4-H Dog Showmanship events held Monday were, from left, Savannah Mendenhall, Hailey Scott, Brooke Archuleta, Kayla Scott and Grace Roberts. The class was judged by Lisa Martin.

From My Window: Interesting tidbits about tri-county area; RBC county fair rollin’

My windows are so clean this week I could see all the way up to Moffat County, where I encountered the Yampa Valley Data Partners, which shares small snippets of news pertaining to Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt counties.

Rio Blanco County man dies in hiking accident in Trappers Lake area

MEEKER I A 20-year-old Rio Blanco County man died of injuries sustained Sunday while hiking with friends on Himes Peak, 46 miles northeast of Meeker near Trappers Lake, just over the Rio Blanco County line in Garfield County.

After preliminary events, Rio Blanco County Fair moves into full swing

Proud of her first-place ribbons is Isabella Brown of Vernal, Utah, who was busy Friday morning competing in the PeeWee Horsemanship Class events. Several children from Utah and Northwest Colorado, including Rangely and Meeker, competed in the class events.

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Fair has had a couple of preliminary events since the July 18 4-H County Shoot-Off, but the fair slips into high gear today at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker. From today through Saturday evening, there will be a vast array of events featuring the best Rio Blanco […]

OHV Rendezvous…

The 4-H building at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker was a bustling place Friday morning as more than 100 drivers in the annual OHV Rendezvous held their pre-drive meeting. The drivers listened to county and other government officials on what to do and not to do to make their weekend safer and more enjoyable. The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition Workshop and 2015 Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous was sponsored by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County.

Meeker sidewalk Phase 1 ending

RBC I Construction of Phase 1 of the new Meeker sidewalk project along the northern shoulder of Market Street between Watt’s Ranch Market and Fourth street and new crosswalks at Fifth and Eighth street intersections on Market Street is nearing completion with paving scheduled for next week. Phase 2 of the project, which will extend […]

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

From My Window: Having to dial all 11 numbers for local call not progress—or good biz

My window is muddied up with what could be perceived is a case of lousy customer service. I’m not happy. But who cares? Right?