Al White drops from District 8 state Senate race, endorses Tracy

RBC I Al White announced last week that he is withdrawing from the Colorado State Senate District 8 race. White cited a lack of funding as the reason driving his decision.

Three meetings next week for state water plan

RBC I The Community Agriculture Alliance is hosting three meetings next week on the Western Slope with John Stulp, the Special Water Policy Advisor to Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Conservation districts push horse gather

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts provided public comment at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board in Redmond, Ore., on April 13-14.

Meeker students learn to make their own chia pets

One of the kindergarten classes at Meeker Elementary School has a large number of completed chia pets ready to sprout as part of a class and personal experiment. Several facets of plant growth will emerge as learning tools for the kids.

RBC I Last week, Meeker 4-H Program Coordinator Carley Smith visited Kay Bivens’ library class at Meeker Elementary School to present a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activity to pre-school students through fifth graders, focusing on science by having the kids make their own chia pets.

Letter to the Editor: If fire department ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Luzmoor’s letter, have you ever been on the fire department? Have you ever been on an ambulance call? People on the fire board have.

Two teens home following accident

MEEKER I Two of the three Meeker teenagers injured in a two-vehicle accident on County Road 13 (Flag Creek Road) just before midnight on April 8 are now back at home in Meeker, recovering from their injuries. The third is still hospitalized in serious condition.

CNCC rodeo team ends regular season No. 2 in U.S.; Onyett is No. 1

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RANGELY I “Rodeo fans and Spartan cowboy and cowgirl supporters, we have had another amazing year,” Colorado Northwestern Community College Head Rodeo Coach Jed Moore said Friday.

Letter to the Editor: Final thoughts from Fire Chief Marshall Cook

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the Meeker Fire & Rescue District Board Members: As I finish my last week here at Meeker Fire & Rescue, I would like to reflect on the last 14 months as your fire chief and give you some parting thoughts I have. Perhaps these can help you […]

Free business workshop today in Meeker

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County will offer two subjects in a workshop related to starting a new business in Colorado today and Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library. Call 970-878-5510 for more info or call to register at 970-243-5242.

In RBC, you can text 911, but phone calls best

RBC I What happens if you have an emergency but you’re hearing impaired, have a speech disability or the situation could get worse if you make noise? In most areas of Rio Blanco County, emergency victims now have the option to text to 911. Certainly a sign of progress, but there are major caveats to […]

A Look at the West: Hispanic voters have growing influence in West

RBC I In the midst of the raucous and polarized presidential election, a quieter story has been at play: the growing political clout of Latino voters.

Letter to the Editor: In praise of Meeker’s first responders

Dear Editor: This letter is being written in appreciation of our wonderful, caring, going way beyond-the-call-of-duty Meeker Fire Department and its first responders.