Rector Building dedication Aug. 28

RANGELY | The ribbon cutting for the Rector Science Building grand opening is Aug. 28 on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sheepdog handler uses dogs to move wildlife out of Canadian town

Dog handler Chris Jobe gets some hiking exercise for herself and three of her dogs at home in Alberta, Canada. Jobe will be in Meeker for the Meeker Sheepdog Championship Trials, held Sept. 3-7.

MEEKER I Mist from dawn’s early rain lingers in Waterton, Alberta. This tiny town in the southwestern province of Canada awakes to whistles and “that’ll do” directed at six border collies on an early morning mission.

Meeting set on fair impact

RBC I Public meetings for all county residents who want to voice their input regarding the recent 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair are invited to a public input meeting on Aug. 28.

Death Notice: Delbert Schmidt

Delbert L. Schmidt, 82, of Montrose and Maybell, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose.

Local event celebrates anniversary of Wilderness Act

RBC I A celebration of “50 Years Wild” to commemorate the anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and a half-century of wild and special places, area residents and visitors are invited to an afternoon of wilderness education, primitive skills demonstrations, live music and food. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday on the […]

Obituary: Allen W. Rice

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetary Chapel in Casper, Wyo., for Allen W. Rice of Spring, Texas.

Broadband meeting this morning

RBC | An open public meeting will be held today at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker to discuss broadband initiatives and progress in Rio Blanco County. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St.

Trappers Lake: Serenity that is wilderness (Part 3 of 3)

Above, the colorful backdrop shows off its true colors behind the reflective waters of Trappers Lake, located in far northeast Rio Blanco County. The lake has played a big role in the establishment of the national Wilderness Act of 1964, which turns 50 years old this summer.

MEEKER I Trappers Lake was not among the places protected by the Wilderness Act upon its passage in 1964. Rather, the creation of a Flat Tops Wilderness Area that included the lake exemplified how the Wilderness Act guided the wilderness debate during the late 20th century.

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Construction set for Hwy. 13

RBC I According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic on Colorado Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker will be affected through October by construction work.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos for Collins deserved

Dear Editor: You have certainly given kudos to a very talented Macy Collins.

Rangely Hurricane swimmers finish second in Cortez meet

Members of the second-place Rangely Hurricanes swim team are, from left to right: front row: Colton Noel, Mary Scoggins, Timothy Scoggins; back row, Patrick Scoggins, James Scoggins, Caleb Noel.

RANGELY I The Rangely Hurricanes swim team finished its season by competing at the annual Colorado Seasonal Club State Championships in Cortez, a meet the team has won for the past six years.