BLM needs comments on roads within White River Field Office

RBC I On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management released for public review preliminary alternatives detailing travel management area designations within the 1.5-million acre White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado.

Obituary: Gerald Dickman

Gerald Dickman

Gerald Dickman, born in Meeker, Colo., Aug. 16, 1925, passed away on Sunday Aug. 7, 2016. He is survived by: daughter Lorie Dickman; son Rex Dickman; and grandchildren Robert and Amy. His wife of more than 50 years, Doralee, preceded him in death seven years ago.

Tryouts for Range Call Royalty set

RBC I Tryouts for the 2017 Range Call Queen and her attendants will be held Saturday at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds and the CSU Extension Office at the fairgrounds. All girls are welcome to the tryouts. They must be able to bring and ride a horse. The tryouts will begin at 8:30 a.m. on […]

Better City strategy may aid Rangely

RANGELY I The Town of Rangely, Rio Blanco County and Better City LLC have been working together for the last 18 months to develop, refine and implement a strategy to attract private investment into the Town of Rangely and to create new opportunities for employment and economic prosperity.

From the Superintendent: Selle welcomes students to new school year

MEEKER I This is an open letter from your Meeker school superintendent to Meeker’s parents, guardians, students and community members: As implied in our district vision statement, “Excellence in All We Do.” our purpose is to instill Meeker Excellence in the students who attend our schools.

Meeker board strikes down former hospital lot rezoning

MEEKER I The Town of Meeker’s board meeting was filled to bursting Tuesday as concerned citizens gathered to express their opinions on a request to rezone the old hospital lot. The parcel, located at Third and Cleveland streets, is currently zoned as a single family residential lot, but a request by the Eastern Rio Blanco […]

Candidate Tracy in Meeker today

MEEKER I Emily Tracy, the Democratic candidate for Colorado State Senate District 8, will be walking in Meeker today, visiting with voters about issues important to them. Tracy will also attend the Natural Resource Tour reception on Thursday evening at the Heritage Culture Center and Museum, plus a meet and greet for Tracy following the […]

BLM is evaluating oil and gas leases in Rio Blanco and others

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to offer about 100,000 acres of federal minerals in northwestern Colorado in the May 2017 competitive oil and gas lease sale.

CPW offers free navigation, orientation classes

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering hunters, hikers, bikers and anyone who enjoys excursions into the backcountry a chance to learn one of the most important skills an outdoor enthusiast should master—how to find your way in the wilderness.

Exposure to sunlight not good for infants that are under the age of six months

RBC I Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first six months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable. In fact, a research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s sun exposure each day, believing […]

Meeker Marlins swim team competes well at High Country championship

Meeker Marlin swimmer Brooklynn Nielsen gets some instruction from coach Chance Walker immediately before winning the 25-yard backstroke at the High Country Swim League Championship Meet in Eagle on July 29.

Meeker I The Meeker Marlin swimmers, an ERBM Recreation and Park District program, competed at the High Country Swim League Championship Meet at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in Eagle on July 29, and several of the swimmers did Meeker proud.

Two sides of coal leasing reform hold GJ meeting

RBC I In the late 1890s, when coal mines began operating in Western mountain communities, miners took caged canaries underground to alert them to danger. If potentially deadly gases, such as carbon monoxide and methane, were to leak out of the coal seams, the sight of a fragile yellow bird in distress warned the miners […]