Obituary: Melba Ellen Hill

Melba Ellen Hill

Melba Ellen Hill passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on June 29, 2016. Melba arrived on Nov. 5, 1930 in Vernal, Utah. She was the middle child of Douglas and Eleanor Chew of Jensen, Utah.

County 4-H does well at CSU; Shults first repeat champion

Rio Blanco County 4-H members competing at CSU were: front row from left: Sylvia Smith holding Blake Smith, Macy Collins, Jilly Bumguardner, Madelyn Medlin, Emily Silva, Madi Shults and coach Clint Shults. Back row from left: Ty Dunham, Kayla Scott and Hailey Scott.

RBC I The 4-H June Conference was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins June 21-24 and Rio Blanco County was well represented by four senior livestock judges as well as two senior and two junior horse judges to compete at the state competition.

CNCC schedules Spartans’ youth volleyball camp for July 27-28

RANGELY I Chris Vergnaud, the head volleyball coach for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans, has announced that the CNCC Spartan Volleyball Camp is now scheduled for July 27 and 28.

A Look at the West: Chemical safety law giving EPA more power passes Congress

RBC I The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, as the update is called, is the biggest environmental law to pass Congress in two decades. It was approved by the House 403-12 on May 31.

Colorado survey: Parents the biggest influences on state’s teen behavior

RBC I The 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, the state’s only comprehensive survey on the health, well-being and resiliency of young people in Colorado, shows high school students are less likely to engage in risky behaviors if they have a trusted adult in their lives.

Energy: Global warming forecasts wrong

RBC I White River Electric Association Inc. will begin its annual tree maintenance program in early July and it will last through mid-September.

A Look at the West: Next president should be pro energy

RBC I Despite the divisiveness of this election season, Americans from both parties share common ground. Polls show voters want the next president to inject life into our sluggish economy. To turn around the economy, the next president will need to embrace free-market, consumer-driven, pro-taxpayer, policies. And when it comes to energy, that means the […]

Rangely Jr./Sr. High honor roll

RANGELY I Rangely Jr./Sr. High School honor roll and perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of 2015-2016.

OHV Club meets Wednesday

MEEKER I The Wagon Wheel OHV Club will meet Wednesday July 6 at 7 p.m. at Meeker Drug. If you ride, be sure to attend. New members welcome. The club will assist with several trail improvement projects this summer.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to those helping with county land plan

Dear Editor: The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts are excited that nearly three years of planning and work have culminated in the finalized Rio Blanco County Land and Resource Use Plan.

Tipton comments on news of huge gas deposits in the Piceance Basin

RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) submitted remarks to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) during a listening session on the administration’s review of the federal coal program on June 23. The DOI has launched a comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and consider potential reforms.

Free legal clinic Tuesday in Meeker

MEEKER I A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 at Meeker Public Library, located at 490 Main St.