Chamber executives…


The Montrose Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual Western Slope Chamber Executive Meeting on July 29 at the Bridges Golf Course and Country Club. Topics discussed were ballot initiatives, oil and gas, membership, industry trends, and events and fundraisers. Top row, left to right, are chamber executives: Stephanie Kobald

Supermoon aglow…


On Sunday night there was a ‘supermoon’ over Rio Blanco County. That occurs when the moon is closes to earth, and it appears larger when it rises and when it has a reddish-orange tint to it. The next supermoon and the last one of the year is scheduled in the

CDOT online job fair will continue through August

RBC I The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Department of Labor and Employment are hosting a “virtual” job fair during August.

BLM delays wild horse roundup

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has agreed to delay the proposed roundup of more than 800 wild horses in Wyoming to allow the court time to rule on a motion for a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction filed late Friday by several environmental groups.

Rangely school supply lists

PRESCHOOL 2 pkgs. colored construction paper, 3-4 pkgs. of purple glue sticks , 2 pkgs. of magic markers-washable, 1pkg. of assorted pipe cleaners, 2 boxes of 5-6 oz. wax coated cups, 2pkgs. of watercolors (Prang or Crayola), 1 pkg. of art supplies (confetti, pompoms, etc.), 1 box quart or gallon sized Ziploc bags, 1 pkg. […]

Box social on Aug. 30 at Buford School to benefit Coal Creek School

BUFORD I The White River Community Association (WRCA), which has preserved and now maintains the rural Buford School upriver, is putting on its dancing shoes and graciously inviting the community to be a part of recreating history and supporting another rural school.

Gardner listens to concerns of local officials

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, top left, was in Meeker on Friday to meet with the Rio Blanco County commissioners and officials of the White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts regarding federal issues of local concern. From left to right are: U.S. Rep. Gardner, Commissioner Shawn Bolton, Commissioner Jon Hill, Commissioner Jeff Eskelson and Callie Hendrickson, the executive director of the conservation districts.

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts joined the Rio Blanco County commissioners and several members of the public for a meeting with U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner on Friday to address shared concerns about a number of natural resource issues.

Letter to the Editor: Dorsett says goodbye

Dear Editor: The Meeker School Board refused my proposals for contract revisions that would have protected me, and, hopefully, also my colleagues, from the hostile workplace environment imposed by the high school principal. I will not be working at Meeker High School this fall.

Obituary: Patsy Jo Story

Patsy Jo Story

Patsy Jo Story, 69, a lifetime resident of Meeker, passed away at Pioneers Hospital in Meeker with her family by her side.

RBC Fair Results: Shooting Sports

RBC I In conjunction with the 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair, the Rio Blanco County Shoot-Off took place July 19 at the Meeker Sportsman’s Shooting Range south of Meeker.

Letter to the Editor: Note of thanks to those who care

Dear Editor: This is a note of thanks for those who care. Following our letter to the editor in the Herald Times approximately a month ago, when we grumbled and growled about the Town of Meeker and its method of delivery of the notices to “clean up/mow your yard,” a lot has happened. I feel […]

Sportsman’s Roundtable on Wednesday in Rifle

RBC I In a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to comment about a variety of wildlife management concerns, Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen’s Roundtable in 2012. The roundtable consists of elected and appointed delegates from each of the state’s four wildlife management regions.