Sunset over fairgrounds…

Just as the sun begins to set above the parking areas at the Rio Blanco County Fair on Friday, it is obvious that the parking lots are full but also that the infield of the parking area was plumb full of campers, mostly from Rangely, who took advantage of the camper parking during the closing days of the Rio Blanco County Fair at the Meeker fairgrounds.

Talents on display…

Numerous quilts of all sizes, shapes and designs were on display in the exhibit hall at the Rio Blanco County Fair, demonstrating the talents of the quilters throughout Rio Blanco County. The center quilt was chosen for second place and Reserve Champion honors. The quilt was completed by Lori Farris.


Some days go better than others, but Connor Blunt’s day got extra tough in front of the spectators at the Li’l Buckaroo Rodeo on Saturday afternoon. Blunt did a face plant into the dirt in the middle of the arena during the rodeo’s calf riding event, which was part of the annual Rio Blanco County Fair.

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.