Helping hands…


The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District and the Meeker High School career mechanical class partnered to work on the rec district’s archery range recently. The students worked on the range shelter to make it more structurally sound.

Prescribed burns planned at Ute Creek and Trappers Lake

RBC I The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct slash pile burning in the Ute Creek and Trappers Lake area in the coming days.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for those who supported ESA annual Holiday Bazaar

Dear Editor: The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Annual Holiday Bazaar was held Nov. 15 at Parkview Elementary School in Rangely. The weather was great and we had a great turnout with 28 paid vendors.

USDA announces that rural business development grants are now available

RBC I USDA Rural Development State Director Trudy Kareus announced Friday that the agency is now accepting applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program (RBDG). This program is a combination of two former programs—the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) and Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG)—and supports activities leading to the development or expansion of […]

Community Counts wants to up visibility, names Morlan to board

Dave Morlan

RBC I Dave Morlan, director of the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department, was recently elected to the Community Counts Colorado’s (CCC) Board of Directors for 2016 and 2017 along with eight other individuals.

Warranty Deeds: April 2015


Family of Jo Linden says thanks

Dear Editor: The family of Jo Linden would like to thank all who attended to her care, provided food, cards and flowers and extended condolences.

Fees will increase at Dinosaur NM on Jan. 1

DINO I After completing a thorough public involvement process, Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on Jan. 1 in order to help fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the monument.

Taking the plunge…


Rangely Police Chief Vince Wilczek led the charge of 38 persons crazy enough to plunge into Kenney Reservoir on Saturday to raise funds for Western Colorado Special Olympics. There were roughly 160 people present to witness the first-ever Western Colorado Polar Plunge into the 39-degree water at the reservoir, according to organizer Norian James, a […]

Art sought from local artists to be featured on 2016 waterfowl stamp

RBC I This year’s species of focus is the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos. The deadline for artist submissions is 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. “It is amazing every year to see what the artists come up with,” said Tilman Bishop, a volunteer member of the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee, which judges the entries. “The new artists […]

Winter driving means time to watch out for wildlife on the roads

RBC I With the end of daylight saving time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado motorists of the higher risk of being involved in a wildlife-related accident. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, November sees more car accidents involving wildlife than any other month.

Letter to the Editor: FFA team thanks those who helped

Dear Editor: The Meeker FFA Ag Issues Team would like to thank and specially recognize all those who helped us make it to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., in October.