Lawn care to do now

By BILL EKSTROM Special to the Herald Times RBC I Contrary to popular opinion, fall is the best time of the year for lawn care. Fertilization, weed control, establishment of new lawns and renovation of poor quality lawns should be done over the next few weeks. If you only fertilize once

Letter to the Editor: Support for ballot issue for broadband

Dear Editor: Rio Blanco County voters are strongly encouraged to support ballot issue 1A on the mail-in ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

Scholarship opportunity…

Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is taking part in the annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. The grand prize is $30,000. All high school students can apply. For more information, contact Meeker VFW Cmdr. David Cole at 970-878-5326 (home); 303-249-3700 (cell); or

BMS volleyball…

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The Barone Middle School seventh grade girls’ volleyball team won its season-ending tournament during the weekend, defeating the other four teams in the competition—Steamboat Springs, Craig, Hayden and Rangely.

Golden…

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There is no question that autumn is surrounding us in Rio Blanco County or that the great precipitation this summer and fall has added to the bright colors surrounding us. This tree, located at the end of Kennedy Drive in Rangely, is one of the bright golden displays not commonly

Suggestions on caring for wet and soggy hay

RBC I Rain this year has been wonderful for the recovery of drought-damaged range land, but not all hay was put up in great shape. Remember, when plants are cut for hay, they do not immediately die. Dry matter loss of 5 percent per inch of rain is possible. As long as moisture is above […]

Letter to the Editor: In favor of mill levy override

Dear Editor: I would like to share my support for the Meeker School District mill levy override—ballot question 3A—in the upcoming election.

Guest Editorial: MACC endorses college credit for arts curriculum

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council has endorsed and encouraged the new National Core Arts Standards as provided by the Educational Theatre Association (EDTA), which sponsors the International Thespian Society, recognizing outstanding high school and middle school students in the performing arts), and has provided information on the National Core Arts Theatre Standards.

Letter to the Editor: Taxes a bit higher than thought, but support still there

Dear Editor: This week, ballots are set to arrive in mailboxes all over Colorado. The people of Meeker will have the opportunity to vote not just for state-level positions and decisions, but for one that impacts every member of our community.

Get your flu shots now

RBC I “Since flu season is unpredictable, we recommend getting vaccinated as early as you can; it’s important to get vaccinated before outbreaks occur since it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective,” said Dr. Rachel Herlily, deputy director of the department’s Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division.

Both school districts in RBC forced to cut staff, programs

RBC I When the economy fell into recession in mid to late 2008, a majority of industries and individuals felt the pain. While the recession was officially declared over before 2010, many school districts are still struggling to cope with the loss of funding. Both the Rangely and Meeker schools have had to get creative […]

Letter to the Editor: Assessor responds to mill levy questions

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to our county’s taxpayers. I am writing this letter to the editor to answer questions concerning the RE-1 Meeker School District mill levy ballot question, 3A. Below are some questions that have been brought to our attention: