Summer rules for forest travel begin today

RBC I “Summer” officially arrives on the White River National Forest today.

Free movie tonight in Meeker

MEEKER I The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District in Meeker is hosting a free movie tonight at the 4-H Community Center at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.

Both high schools hold commencement this weekend

RBC I This will be a busy weekend for high school graduations in Rio Blanco County as 38 students will be graduated from Meeker High School on Saturday morning and 29 Rangely High School graduates will receive their diplomas on Sunday afternoon.

Kobald poster captures cattledog persona

Meeker artist John Kobald designed this poster for the inaugural Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial coming up on Sunday, June 7.
Kobald has donated the original pastel artwork to the Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial and asked that it be given to one of the event sponsors. A drawing for the winner will be held during the June 7 trial. 
The poster will be available for sale locally at Wendll’s.

MEEKER I Long known for their sense of community, the residents of Meeker and Rio Blanco County have again stepped up to the plate. Many have come together to make the inaugural Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial representative of the cooperative spirit and heritage that surrounds this community.

Guest Opinion: Pine beetles not a major cause of tree deaths, fires

RBC I Years ago, some good friends of mine bought a house outside of Fort Collins, Colo. An army of dry, red-needled trees—casualties of a massive mountain pine beetle infestation—surrounded their property. To me, the landscape looked ripe for a wildfire.

Cub Scouts…

On April 28, three members of Rangely Cub Scout Pack 191 were presented with the Arrow of Light award, the highest award given out in Cub Scouts. The three Rangely winners were Corbin Lucero, Wyatt Zufelt and Keihlin Myers.

Rio Blanco County On Patrol: April 6-13

RBC I This is the weekly law enforcement review of calls going through the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center. The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call […]

Meeker 5th Graders…

The fifth graders at Meeker Elementary School impressed those in attendance during Aprils’s Night at the MES Museum, when the students transformed into someone famous —from the 1400s and Joan of Arc to 1968 and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The students did a great job portraying the famous people they had studied. In addition to their famous person debuts, the fifth graders also collected coins to be donated to the Meeker Relay for Life Team. The community’s museum donations added up to $265.

Obituary: Joanne Plkington Cotten

Joanne Pilkington Cotten

Joanne Pilkington Cotten was born in Colby, Kan., on Sept. 13, 1933. She was hit and killed instantly by a speeding and distracted driver on Oct. 10, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz., while crossing the street to return to her home.

Commissioners suspend local impact fees

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on Monday that temporarily suspends impact fees for all development permits issued from Monday through Feb. 8, 2016.

County residents are warned by RBC sheriff and IRS about scam

RBC I Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday, and Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola said county residents should also beware of the scam here.

CNCC Graduation 2015…

Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George opened the 2015 CNCC commencement ceremony. Terri Wilczek also spoke to the students about the importance of scholarships and what they mean.