BLM issues EA, draft ruling on area grazing lands

RBC I The White River National Forest and Blanco Ranger District have released an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Decision Notice for the Morapos Creek, Wilson Mesa and Deer Creek sheep and goat grazing allotments.

MACC to meet on Monday

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park St., in Meeker.

Obituary: Alfred Marlin George

Marlin George passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. Marlin was born in Rifle, Colo., to Alfred and Bertha George. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dick George of Fairbanks, Alaska. The George family moved to Meeker in 1955, when Marlin’s […]

New year…

Pictured are the new teachers that will be joining the Rangely School District this upcoming school year. In the front row, from left to right, are: Julie Green for kindergarten; Sal Higgins to fill Junior/Senior High School art position; Katelyn Leslie, a new elementary school music teacher and Amanda Sheridan, a new resource teacher. In the back row, from left to right, are: Carol Morton, a Junior/Senior High School teacher; Katie Toyne, a Junior/Senior High School science teacher; William Zenner, a fourth grade teacher; and Danielle Sloan, a third grade teacher.

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.