Letter to the Editor: Tax notices coming to RBC residents

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Dear Editor: Rio Blanco County residents and taxpayers: You will soon receive your Tax Notice from the Rio Blanco County Treasurer. Upon receiving your Notice, many of you may have questions and concerns about why your taxes have increased or decreased. Please understand that the value of your property is only part of what makes […]

Obituary: Jimmy Joseph Bruce

On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, Jimmy Joseph Bruce of Meeker, Colo., went home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He passed away from brain cancer at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction.

Discounts for joining Rec Center by Jan. 15

MEEKER I Through Jan. 15, the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District is offering memberships to the Meeker Recreation Center at greatly reduced prices.

Marsh mallards chosen as top art for waterfowl stamp

Five judges from the Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee analyzed 20 entries on Dec. 9 then chose artist Guy Crittenden’s original art titled “Colorado marsh mallards” as the state’s 2016 Waterfowl stamp.

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Waterfowl Stamp Art Competition.

Grouse, clean air topics of turmoil for West states

RBC I When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in September that the greater sage grouse would not be listed as endangered, Nevada’s Brian Sandoval, a Republican, was one of four Western governors applauding. States retained management of the bird in what Sandoval described as a “big win” resulting from intense negotiations.

What lies ahead for the nation, world on climate change?

RBC I Well, before the final negotiations of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, business was already making a big difference on the ground. For the first time, superstar entrepreneurs showed up with plans to fund major initiatives.

Obituary: Donald Duane Sell

Donald Duane Sell

Donald Duane Sell was born in Sidney, Neb., to John and Regina Ackerman Sell on Feb. 22, 1936. He died Dec. 22, 2015.

Letter to the Editor: Thankful for snow plow operators

Dear Editor: At this time of year, we tend to think about people and things that we are thankful for. One group of people is the public employees, specifically the snow plow operators.

Dogs and wildlife not a good mix

RBC I We live in a visual candyland here in Colorado, and dog owners love nothing more than getting out into the natural beauty with their dogs. What’s wrong with that? On the surface, it’s a great thing to get exercise for dog and owner. Unfortunately, there is often one thing missing on the trails—the […]

Dr. Asem Bakkar, general surgeon, joins PMC staff

Dr. Asem Bakkar

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center (PMC) is welcoming a new general surgeon this week as Dr. Mohammad Asem Bakkar, who prefers the use of his middle name, Asem, began seeing patients on Wednesday.

Obituary: Tyler James Robie

Tyler James Robie

Tyler James Robie of Rangely, Colo., passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. at the age of 29. Tyler was born on July 25, 1986, to Donnell Jr. and Karen Robie.

Letter to the Editor: I love you, too

Dear Editor: I love you too… This Christmas I gave my wife a nice Christmas card.