Broadband initiative set to go to voters

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Broadband Coalition has placed a question on the November ballot that would permit county voters to authorize the creation of a broadband provider authority by government organizations such as county and town boards.

DORA report looks at efforts to cut state red tape issues

DENVER I The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) on Friday released the “Pits and Peeves 2.0 – Progress in Motion Report” that highlights recent accomplishments related to an ongoing statewide initiative to cut government red tape, reduce regulatory burdens and costs on businesses, improve customer service and shift the culture of state government.

BLM seeks comment on closing area land

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons.

Comments sought on Yampa-White water plan

RBC I Diverse water interests across Colorado are currently working to develop a draft Colorado Water Plan that seeks to balance future agricultural, municipal, recreational and environmental water needs. The Colorado Water Plan is your plan and your input is needed to make certain the plan reflects your interests, values, and vision for Colorado’s future.

Wedding: Melhoff~Schilling

Jade Melhoff~Austin Schilling

Jade Elizabeth Mehlhoff and Austin Doyle Schilling were married May 31, 2014, at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Fayetteville, Ark., with the Rev. Andrew Wise officiating. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the same venue.


Anna Walsh, the daughter of Tom and Lisa Walsh of Meeker, sold her market heifer “Squirrel” at the 2014 Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale. The Junior Livestock Sale is sponsored by Colorado Touchstone Energy Partners, of which White River Electric is a member.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from ESA

Dear Editor: Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s inaugural Poker Run was a success with $600 raised to benefit St. Jude’s and local charities. We would like to thank everyone who rode and made it a fun day.

Sept. 10 meeting in Craig to address power plant’s future

RBC I Moffat County, in conjunction with CLUB 20 and Craig City Councilman Ray Beck, will host a public community meeting with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath on Sept. 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Moffat County High School Auditorium.

Hunting licenses still available for upcoming hunts

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still thousands of leftover big-game and turkey hunting licenses available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available.

Meeker group seeks young adults to meet

MEEKER I There’s a new group in Meeker, and it appears they are organizing. It appears the group organizers are looking for young adults and “the young at heart” who want to network, meet new people and enjoy all that Meeker has to offer.

Meeker Chamber wins state award for veterans memorial

The Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial, titled “Sacrifice and Resolution,” which now stands in front of the county courthouse in Meeker, was dedicated July 4, 2013.

MEEKER I Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) and sponsors of the Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence have informed the Meeker Chamber of Commerce that the project “Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial” is a winner of “The Best Small Town Public Space Project” award.

WREA member lunch Sept. 10

MEEKER I The annual White River Electric Association’s annual Membership Appreciation Lunch and Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday at the Freeman E. Fairfield Community Center in Meeker, 200 Main St. At the meeting, members of the WREA will register and vote on issues concerning the co-op. The registration and