Hunting, fishing photos wanted


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.

School year under way in RBC towns

RBC I The summer fun and frolic is over for the school-aged youths of Rio Blanco County as students in Rangely and Meeker reported back to school this week for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

All steel in place at new hospital site

During part of Friday’s tour, Ken Harman, right, the CEO of Pioneers Medical Center, reviews the floor plan for the hospital facility with Alan Michalewicz, left, the manager of White River Electric Coop. Hospital and construction personnel helped lead the tour of the facility, slated for and on schedule to open in August 2015.

RBC I Construction on the new Pioneers Medical Center facility continues to be on time and on budget. All steel is set and work has begun to construct the outside walls. “We are thrilled with the progress of the project,” says Ken Harman, the CEO of Pioneers Medical Center. “Our next goal is to have […]

MSD sells old BLM building, names MHS track for Bob King

MEEKER I The Meeker School Board had a busy agenda on Aug. 5, taking action on items including the sale of the old Bureau of Land Management building on east Market Street and the naming of the running track at Starbuck Stadium for a long-time school official.

Meeker and Rangely schools back in session during the next week

RBC I The summer fun and frolic ends next week for students in Rangely and Meeker as the 2014-15 school year begins.

From My Window… Schools begin — use caution; Meeker School District faces tough year

Schools in Rangely and Meeker will be open for classes next week and drivers are cautioned to be more aware with young children walking the streets to and from school and with more bicycles on the roadways than normal.

Dorsett will not be returning to teach at MHS this year

Dr. Bob Dorsett

EDITOR’S NOTE: The story below was written after the Aug. 5 meeting of the Meeker School Board but before the open executive session on Monday this week. At the Monday meeting, the board and Dorsett were unable to agree on terms.

130 years old…


Today’s issue marks the start of 130th year of the Herald Times. The Herald Times is the oldest continuous business in Rio Blanco County and one of the oldest newspapers in Colorado. The Meeker Herald and the Rangely Times were combined into one operation in 2000 and current owner/publisher

Bears, lions reported in county towns

RBC I Luckily there haven’t been any tiger sightings in Rio Blanco County, but bears and lions have been on the minds of law enforcement and wildlife officers in in Meeker and Rangely this summer.

More Fair Fun…


Painting entries at the Rio Blanco County Fair took on many looks and many mediums. One local artist who nailed the oil landscape in the seniors 60-plus class was Norma Oldland, who garnered a first place ribbon as well as the Best of Show ribbon in her category.

Rough & Tumble Rodeo…


It wasn’t all ribbon pulling and goat tying for county youngsters at the Lil’ Buckaroo Rodeo on Saturday at the Rio Blanco County Fair.