Letter to the Editor: Comments on wolves appreciated

Dear Editor: Sean, I wanted to thank you for your comments in last week’s “From My Window” column about the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission saying no to wolves.

Conservation district examines 2015 triumphs, 2016 challenges

Neil Brennan, left, president of the White River Conservation District Board of Supervisors presented the Conservationists of the Year Award to Rocky Pappas, Sparky Pappas and Travis Flaherty at Friday’s annual meeting and banquet at the Fairfield Center in downtown Meeker. District manager Chris Colflesh reported there were 104 people present at the banquet.

MEEKER I More than 100 people enjoyed the White River Conservation District’s annual meeting Friday at the Meeker Fairfield Center.

Farm Bureau lauds no-wolf ruling

RBC I On Jan. 13, Colorado’s Park and Wildlife Commission approved a resolution that prevents the reintroduction of grey wolves to Colorado, and Colorado Farm Bureau members attended the hearing to show support of the resolution.

TGIF events set for fun and info on mine Feb. 5

MEEKER I White River Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission are hosting “TGIF Meeker” events on Feb. 5 to get area residents out and about on a Friday afternoon and evening and to disseminate information and gain public comment on the environmental permitting process for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine. Residents are urged […]

Feds announce moratorium on any new coal leases

RBC I The Interior Department announced Jan. 15 an immediate moratorium on new federal coal leases, as it undertakes a multi-year review of a program that provides about 40 percent of the coal used for electricity nationwide.

Cultural, Heritage task forces sets the stage for 2016 progress

The Heritage Culture Center Committee and the Heritage Tourism Task Force have reviewed 2015 and set the stage for 2016. At the annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society, chairwoman Ellene Meece shared the Strategic Planning Goals for 2016. Those in attendance heard from 13 different organizations presenting ways they can collaborate in telling the county’s heritage story.

MEEKER I The Heritage Culture Center Committee and Heritage Tourism Task Force met Jan. 19 at the Old West Heritage Culture Center to set the stage for 2016.

Letter to the Editor: Carbondale man challenges Tipton

Dear Editor: I email you to announce my candidacy for Congress in Colorado’s third congressional district. I run to truly annihilate Islamic terror and to reclaim our Constitutional heritage.

Education fundraiser is Sunday

MEEKER I The Meeker Education Foundation will hold its second annual benefit dinner and auction Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Freeman Fairfield Center.

Local comments needed to assist Trapper Mining’s future

RBC I Trapper Mining on Monday called on the northwest Colorado community and energy consumers across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West to review and provide comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) developed for Trapper Mining by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). The draft EA was developed in response to […]

Obituary: Norma Jean Galloway

Norma Jean Galloway, 84, passed away at her home in Rangely, Colo., surrounded by her family.

Work progressing on WREA building

MEEKER I The White River Electric Association would like to thank its members for their patience and support as the headquarters remodel project continues. The remodel is necessary to repair damage caused by a broken pipe that flooded the office building on Jan. 1, 2015.

Family Fun Day…


The White River Snowmobile Club will host its Family Fun Day Saturday at Ute Park. it is not necessary to be a snowmobiler to join in. The club will furnish a chili lunch and hot beverages. Admission is free for spectators and there will be snowmobile racing, a sledding hill and a beacon scavenger hunt. […]