Unmanned aircraft in area this week

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management will be evaluating the use of unmanned aircraft to assist with natural resource monitoring west of Meeker next week.

Obituary: Dorothy Thelma Bloomfield

Our sweet Mother, Dorothy Thelma Bloomfield, passed away early Thursday, May 5, 2016. Dorothy was born March 19, 1923, to Nellie Ardell Warren and George Edward Parkes.

Candidates speak in Rangely; forum in Meeker this Monday

RANGELY I On Monday, the four candidates for Rio Blanco County commissioner gathered at the Rangely High School Auditorium to answer various questions and allow the voters to get to know a little more about each candidate in an event coordinated by the Rio Blanco County Republicans.

Dinosaur park adds $19 million to local economies via visitors

RBC I A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 291,800 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2015 spent $17,079,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 233 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $19,279,500.

Networking group will honor George

RBC I The next networking meeting of the Community Networking Group will be May 24 in the Weiss Conference Room on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Obituary: Barbara Jean Cook

Barbara Cook

Barbara Jean Cook, 57, of Vernal passed away at her daughter’s home in Cypress, Texas, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from complications of a seizure.

Five Rangely athletes headed to state track meet this weekend

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Track and Field team had its last regular meet of the season on Saturday at Cedaredge. It was a meet with lots of new personal bests and some heartbreak as some athletes hoping to have one more meet weren’t able to qualify for state.

Obituary: Larry G. Cowling

Larry G. Cowling was born to Jennie and Earl Cowling on Aug. 21, 1937, in Aspen, Colo. He spent his childhood on his parent’s ranch on McClean Flats in Aspen and grew up enjoying hunting and fishing. Larry attended Woody Creek School and was graduated from Aspen High School in 1955. He then went to […]

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Trapper Mine can continue

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said on Friday that he welcomed the U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announcement that Trapper Mine’s environmental assessment is completed and development of the mine located near Craig can continue.

Obituary: Tomie Dale Dillashaw

Tomie Dillashaw

Tomie Dale Dillashaw was born to Thomas and Alice (Cummings) Dillashaw on Sept. 8, 1940, in Regina, N.M.