Letter to the Editor: RBC commissioners support broadband

Dear Editor: Modern communication, whether by radio, phone or the Internet, is a major part of our lives. In my lifetime. we have gone from writing letters confirming meeting dates weeks or even months down the road to instantly setting up face-to-face meetings a few minutes ahead of time.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker town trustees back broadband measure

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the voters of Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees is in support of the ballot issue to exempt Rio Blanco County from SB05-152.

Elks vice president…


Recently, Rangely Elks Lodge No. 1907 hosted new District Deputy Kirk Biesemeyer. On Oct. 16, the lodge hosted Elks First Vice President Tom Fraker and his wife, Debi.

Park Service has seasonal law enforcement academy at CNCC

Rangely Learning Center coordinator Ramona Smalec takes on National Park Service student Steve Saeuberlich as spotters Morgan Dearing and Robert MaGee III look on. The NPS Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Academy is located on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely and brings in students from all over the country.

RBC I Jennifer Walgrave, coordinator of the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program, announced Monday that the National Park Service academy is ready to show off its new home on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely.

Letter to the Editor: In support of mill levy override

Dear Editor: I am going to vote for 3A on this year’s ballot. It is definitely not because I think it is a perfect solution, but because I think that if we don’t fund our schools right now we will have much bigger issues to face and much higher costs in the future.

Hunting season brings big benefits to Meeker and Rangely

RBC I The Colorado hunting season officially kicked off Aug. 30 with a five-week archery season, and while there are still more than two months left of various hunting seasons, Rangely and Meeker are prepared to both reap the benefits and face the challenges that hunting brings to the county.

Cross country athletes…


From left to right are: Julia Eskelson of Meeker High School, Austin Russell of Meeker High School and Patrick Scoggins of Rangely High School. All three athletes competed Friday in Delta at the 2A Regional Cross Country meet and all three qualified for the state meet.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker chamber backs broadband in election

Dear Editor: The Meeker Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors votes yes in favor of ballot issue 1A on the mail-in ballot for the Nov. 4 election. A vote of yes on this ballot issue could bring high-speed Internet access capability or “broadband” to our area.

Enrollment open for Medicare and insurance for those seeking change

RBC I The Colorado of Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), reminds Coloradans that the Medicare open enrollment period is open now and runs through Dec. 7.

Field trip…


Meeker Elementary School first-grade teachers Jennifer Steinacher, Stephanie Overton and Shelly Bremer took their students for a field trip to Meeker Sand & Gravel. It’s the third year in a row the Conrados have hosted the students.

Letter to the Editor: Rangely officials support broadband measure 1A

Dear Editor: The Town of Rangely supports the county’s efforts to develop and enhance robust broadband infrastructure in our community and throughout the county.

Letter to the Editor: Vital for broadband issue to pass in RBC

Dear Editor: Broadband ballot issue 1A is a critically important measure before Rio Blanco County voters for a variety of beneficial reasons, including economic development, heritage and agri-tourism, public education, high-quality entertainment and much more.