Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Belize Bingo support

Dear Editor: My students and I would like to convey thanks to the people who contributed to our Bingo and auction fundraiser last week.

Colorado You Got Talent competition in Meeker

RBC I “Colorado You Got Talent” will be holding auditions in Rio Blanco County this summer, and talented individuals from this and surrounding counties are invited to take part.

Meeker Chamber sponsors Carson and Barnes Circus

MEEKER I Again this year, the Meeker Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Carson and Barnes Big Top Circus. The circus is scheduled for May 21 with two shows, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Dealing with indoor allergies

RBC I As frigid temperatures and unusually snowy conditions over much of the nation continue to keep many Americans indoors, a veteran allergy expert reminds us that staying inside may keep us warm, but it also us gives us prolonged exposure to four powerful indoor allergens capable of triggering a variety of cold and flu-like […]

Wild game dinner…


Approximately 100 people turned out for the Spartan Times wild game dinner, held in the Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Weiss Building on Saturday night.

Obituary: Vern Arthur Amick

Vern Arthur Amick was born May 4, 1925, to Arthur R. and Myrtle Amick. He joined his 4-year-old brother, Harold. His birth took place in the home on the “old Fairfield place,” currently owned by Terry and Diane Mobley. Vern passed away at his home in Meeker on Monday, March 17, 2014, following a year-long […]

State conference will look at real costs of fighting wildfires

GRAND JUNCTION I A host of wildland fire experts and local, state and federal fire managers will discuss the true cost of wildfire in Colorado communities at the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, set for April 16-17 in Glenwood Springs.

Mountain Valley Bank purchased in merger

MEEKER I Mountain Valley Bank announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc., also known as Platte Valley Companies. Pursuant to the agreement, Platte Valley Companies will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mountain Valley Bank and its parent holding company, Mountain Valley […]

BLM plans two fuel reduction projects

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is planning two mechanical fuel reduction projects in Rio Blanco County this spring in an effort to reduce the abundance of vegetation and improve wildlife habitat.

Debris from October storm burned…


On the morning of March 17, Town of Rangely employees and the Rangely Rural Fire Protection District burned the mass of tree limbs and debris deposited by residents after an ice storm downed trees and power lines across the county in October.

Rio Blanco County sentences three serious poachers

RBC I After a Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation spanning several states and two hunting seasons, a trio of men from California have pleaded guilty to numerous wildlife violations in Colorado and New Mexico, dating back to 2011 through 2013. Upon being confronted with extensive evidence of their crimes, the three men admitted to their […]

Fairfield grant deadline is Monday

MEEKER | The deadline for the the Freeman E. Fairfield semi-annual grant applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday.