Spring Cave work done to protect bats, raise awareness; visits urged

Stephanie Bouchey is one of two summer interns at Spring Cave in eastern Rio Blanco County until mid-August. The interns, from the Geological Society of America, are providing education and outreach to cave visitors, explaining why a bat gate is being installed at the cave and ensuring that visitors are not bringing in clothing and gear from areas known to be infected with White Nose Syndrome, taking a deadly toll on bats in the United States and Canada.

RBC I As part of the South Fork Area Improvement Project, the White River National Forest will be revamping the South Fork Campground’s parking area, constructing a trail and removing graffiti in Spring Cave. The work will be accomplished with the assistance of a Colorado Correctional Industries crew and mitigation funding from the closure of […]

RBC fourth in state in CDHS performance ratings

RBC I Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha recognized 13 counties Thursday for “2015 C-Stat Distinguished Performance” at the Colorado Counties Inc. Summer Conference, including No. 4-ranked Rio Blanco County.

State parks and libraries team up to provide greater access

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State Library, announced Tuesday the expansion of the Check Out Colorado State Parks program to 287 libraries statewide.

RBC Warranty Deeds…


Birth: Brooke Marie Adams

Travis and Michelle Adams of Meeker are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Marie Adams, at 7:05 p.m. on June 1, 2016. Brooke weighed 6 pounds and was 19-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Stuart and Judy Adams of Arbon, Idaho, and Vern and Vickie Butler or Marriott-Slaterville, Utah. The baby was welcomed home […]

County historical society and heritage center plan full slate of summer events

MEEKER I Saturday evening at the inaugural 2016 Meeker Classic NCA National Cattledog Finals, the Rio Blanco County Heritage Society and the Heritage Culture Center Committee brought a celebration of our cowboy heritage with history on Cattle Drive Days in Rio Blanco County.

White River travel inventory up for review

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management seeks the public’s help in reviewing its road and trail inventory for lands managed by the White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado.

Host families sought for foreign students

RBC I World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from European, Asian, former Soviet Union, Middle Eastern and African countries.

ERBM turns 35, wants 35,000 visits

RBC I Through the end of 2016, the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan (ERBM) Recreation & Park District will be running a campaign to reach 35,000 visits at the Meeker Recreation Center during the District’s 35th year of operation.

Big Leaps…

Rangely trackster and senior Kaulan Brady had one of the best state track meets in recent years for the Rangely Panthers.  Above, Brady is competing in the long jump, where he finished sixth in the state with a leap of 19-11.5. He also competed in the high jump,where he finished fourth in the state by clearing 6 feet and he ran in the 100-meter dash, where he placed 14th for the Panthers.

Women help fund public land; sexism repels them

RBC I Women often wonder whether it is safe for them to hike solo. For me, the answer clearly is yes. I’ve hiked 8,000 miles by myself, pioneered routes in Utah and the Columbia River Gorge, and set an Appalachian Trail speed record. But others argue that in the eyes of a good chunk of […]

CNCC volleyball camp July 27-28

RANGELY I Chris Vergnaud, the head volleyball coach for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans, has announced that the CNCC Spartan Volleyball Camp is now scheduled for July 27 and 28.