All big winners, these three quilts took quite a few ribbons at the Rio Blanco County Fair, with judging held last week.

Champions and Reserve Champions at the 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Sale

Rio Blanco County Fair Fun…


Ellen Reichert of Meeker made away with a large haul during the horticulture competition at the Rio Blanco County Fair. Reichert’s Red Lake currants captured the fair’s horticulture Best in Show award as well as champion and first-place ribbons.

From My Window… Fair a bright light for Rio Blanco County; Meeker’s Wilson returns

Whew! The Rio Blanco County Fair is over, and there are a lot of folks taking it a little easier today (Sunday), after a long stretch of tough days.

Unemployment rate continues to drop in Rio Blanco County

RBC I For the fourth straight month, the June unemployment rate is down slightly in Rio Blanco County, using seasonally non-adjusted figures. Unemployment numbers are down more than 1.8 percent from June 2013.

Library addition…

Construction continues on the addition to the Meeker Library, located on the southeast corner of Main and Fifth streets. The addition, located east of the current library, is being enlarged for a classroom in the front of the building, which is the north end of the new construction, and will have a courtyard with a stage, planters and a fountain on the south end of the addition. Meeker librarian Mike Bartlett said the project is set for completion in September.

From My Window… Fair fun intensifies; fire threat increases; stay hydrated

The Rio Blanco County Fair has been running unofficially for a couple of weeks now, officially since Friday, and, this week, the last three days of the fair are the fun-filled, action-packed days featuring the opening of the exhibit halls, the showing and competitions with the goats, pigs, sheep and cows.

RBC Fair: Horse Competition Results

The horse arena at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker was a busy place Saturday from early morning to late evening as the horse show and all-around competition made for a full day.

RBC I Below are the results of the 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair Horse Show Competition:

Udall seeks fall interns

RBC I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s offices in Colorado are accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for the fall.

ERBM Customer Appreciation Day…


One of the new events at this year’s ERBM Recreation and Park District’s Customer Appreciation Day was the inaugural Color Run as the kids raced around the county courthouse, coming up on stations where they were splattered with powdered water-based paint, which made for rainbows of color on the kids’ clothes, in their hair and […]

Friday night music…


The band Finnders and Youngberg of Fort Collins filled the air downtown with high-quality bluegrass music during their concert on the county courthouse lawn. Several hundred people along with several of the OHV riders from out of town took in the music.

Rio Blanco County Fair kicks into full gear on Friday night

On July 12, Rhett Long of Vernal, Utah, visited the Rangely 4-H Community Pens to teach the 4-H members how to shave a pig, what to expect in showmanship at the Rio Blanco County Fair and offer advice for feeding 4-H swine. There were more than 30 4-H members and parents, some from as far as Grand Junction, present to listen to Long. Bonnie Long, who organized the event, said, “Rhett did a great job and we had a great turnout from Rangely and Grand Junction 4-H members and parents. Thank you to Encana for adding monetary support for activities such as this.” In 2015, a new 4-H club called Elite 8 will be exploring livestock, leadership and will be putting together another clinic to inform 4-H members, she said. Every 4-H member at the event received a prize. The Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday and runs through Aug. 2.

RBC I All the fun and work involved in the annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday with the equestrian events and runs through Aug. 2 at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.