Many reasons to take part in the fair

This flag afghan is one of 15 afghans submitted this year to the Rio Blanco County Fair by Meeker newcomer Vi Frazier. Frazier won several awards and ribbons, and she is just one of many whose pastimes earned them wide acclaim at the fair. The Rio Blanco County Extension Office is encouraging more people to enter the fair in any one or more of several categories from flower arrangements to photography to quilts and fruit canning. For more information, call the Extension Service at 878-9490 in Meeker or 878-9495 in Rangely. It is not too early to start making your plans now to enter the 2015 fair.

RBC I Each year, the Rio Blanco County Fair Board hires approximately 10 judges to evaluate the indoor exhibits. This year, though, an interesting challenge arose in the new exhibit hall when an abundance of needlework exhibits filled the tables.

Ready for winter driving?

RBC I In order to ensure you get where you need to this winter, you are having your vehicle winterized, starting with the tires.

Register now for fall semester classes at CNCC in Meeker

MEEKER I Need help with Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint? If so, register now at CNCC Meeker Center for these fall classes.

CNCC Spartan women end their softball season with pair of wins

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans softball team wrapped up its fall season with a pair of victories at home against the Utah Twisters.

Lawn care to do now

By BILL EKSTROM Special to the Herald Times RBC I Contrary to popular opinion, fall is the best time of the year for lawn care. Fertilization, weed control, establishment of new lawns and renovation of poor quality lawns should be done over the next few weeks. If you only fertilize once

Letter to the Editor: Support for ballot issue for broadband

Dear Editor: Rio Blanco County voters are strongly encouraged to support ballot issue 1A on the mail-in ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

Scholarship opportunity…

Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is taking part in the annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. The grand prize is $30,000. All high school students can apply. For more information, contact Meeker VFW Cmdr. David Cole at 970-878-5326 (home); 303-249-3700 (cell); or

BMS volleyball…


The Barone Middle School seventh grade girls’ volleyball team won its season-ending tournament during the weekend, defeating the other four teams in the competition—Steamboat Springs, Craig, Hayden and Rangely.



There is no question that autumn is surrounding us in Rio Blanco County or that the great precipitation this summer and fall has added to the bright colors surrounding us. This tree, located at the end of Kennedy Drive in Rangely, is one of the bright golden displays not commonly

Suggestions on caring for wet and soggy hay

RBC I Rain this year has been wonderful for the recovery of drought-damaged range land, but not all hay was put up in great shape. Remember, when plants are cut for hay, they do not immediately die. Dry matter loss of 5 percent per inch of rain is possible. As long as moisture is above […]

Letter to the Editor: In favor of mill levy override

Dear Editor: I would like to share my support for the Meeker School District mill levy override—ballot question 3A—in the upcoming election.

Guest Editorial: MACC endorses college credit for arts curriculum

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council has endorsed and encouraged the new National Core Arts Standards as provided by the Educational Theatre Association (EDTA), which sponsors the International Thespian Society, recognizing outstanding high school and middle school students in the performing arts), and has provided information on the National Core Arts Theatre Standards.