New smartphone app from sheriff’s office keeps residents informed

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola has released a free mobile application to connect with residents of Rio Blanco County through their smartphones and tablets. The new app allows the Rio Blanco Communications Center to quickly disseminate emergency alerts and post news about missing persons, traffic delays and weekly crime reports. In the […]

Colorado Day, Aug. 3, means free state parks

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks on Monday.

Fatal shooting by CPW at Dinosaur is justified

RBC I The District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District released a statement on Thursday stating that the use of deadly force was justified in the shooting of James Damon on March 9 outside of Dinosaur.

Fire Chief Marshall Cook happy with move to Meeker

New Meeker Fire Chief Marshall Cook says he is happy to have moved to Meeker a couple months ago. For the first time in history, the Meeker Fire Board decided to hire a full-time fire chief. Prior to this, there was a volunteer fire chief and a paid ambulance director. Cook now fills both positions.

MEEKER I New Meeker Fire Chief Marshall Cook is the first full-time chief in the history of the Meeker Fire Department and brings with him 30 years of training, experience and vision.

Volunteers needed Saturday for Meeker-area trail work

MEEKER I Volunteers are needed Saturday to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker.

Services set for Jake Massey

Jake Massey

MEEKER I A celebration of Jake Massey’s big life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the Gillespie House, 38527 Highway 13 (the former Wilson Ranch). The family requests that you bring a small side dish to share and your great memories of Jake!

TELL Survey results mixed at MES

MEEKER I The state’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey has some telling figures regarding Meeker Elementary School, and the perception is that community support for the schools has slid sharply.

Vole population runs rampant in areas near and around Rangely

RANGELY I A high population of voles, often called field mice, has exploded this year in the Rangely area.

Camp sites reopen after bear reports

RBC I Park rangers have reopened two river campsites at Pot Creek, which are located along the Green River in the Canyon of the Lodore. The campsites had been closed due to bear activity in the area.

Free entry to state parks for military in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Little League…

From left to right are Kevin Wren, Keihlin Myers and Dylan LeBleu of Rangely, who were selected to play in the Little League All-Star Tournament in Grand Junction. They all played for the Colorado River Valley Little League organization. Wren, son of Kyle and J’lyn Wren, pitched, played center field and catcher. Myers, son of Ken and Jenine Myers, played first base, shortstop, third base, pitcher, catcher and outfield. In their last game, he pitched a one-hitter through the fourth inning. Myers and Wren played for the 9-10 year-old team. LeBleu, son of Jerry and Danielle LeBleu, competed on the 11-12 year-old team, having pitched and played third base. That team made the semi finals, finishing third. Being selected is a major honor and commitment for the boys, who all had a great year and are looking toward next season.

Report: Rangely also has series of ups and downs

RANGELY I A small group of local government officials and citizens met July 14 with the staff of Better City to learn their discoveries and recommendations for the Rangely part of the Rio Blanco County Economic Development Strategy, Phase I—Community Assessment. The county and towns of Meeker and Rangely contracted Better City to conduct a […]