CPW hosts Native Fish Information open house tonight in Craig

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its partners with the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program will host a Native Fish Informational Open House in Craig today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Craig City Council chambers.

Three Meeker teenagers hurt seriously in vehicle accident

MEEKER I Just before midnight on Friday, a two-car accident occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 13 (Flag Creek Road) injuring three Meeker youths in the primary vehicle. The driver and passenger of the second vehicle, also Meeker youths, were uninjured.

Ute guests honored at county historical society’s meeting

Nearly 50 people attended the quarterly luncheon of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society, including Lynn Lockwood, Bev Steinman, Joe Sullivan, Ethel Starbuck, Ellene Meece and Kerry Cesspooch, vice president of the Uintah-Ouray Historical Society and a descendant of Colorow. The luncheon, titled; “Honoring White River Ute Heritage,” was held in the Old West Heritage Cultural Center in Meeker, and a conversation about ways to pass on stories to our children and how to collaborate our heritage was positive. One idea was to have a memorial horseback ride between Fort Duchesne, Utah, and Meeker.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had hoped to have a nice luncheon and conversation about their shared heritage with the Ute guests who came to the quarterly meeting on Sunday afternoon. But, they never dreamed it would be such a transparent and rich dialogue from both sides of the topic. The unity […]

Meeker sets monthly farmers’ markets for June start

MEEKER I The town of Meeker has announced the dates for the upcoming 2016 Farmers’ Market, starting in June. The market, new this year, will be held on Saturdays, once a month, June through September from 8 a.m. to noon. The dates will be: June 11, July 23, Aug. 13, and Sept. 10. The centrally […]

A Look at the West: This is just exactly what an oil bust looks like

RBC I In early March, Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, told a gathering of tribal energy officials that the oil bust is officially on. Those gathered, however, sure as heck didn’t need an expert to tell them that.

Letter to the Editor: David Luzmoor on Fire Board members

Dear Editor: I ask that you offer the following comment to your readers in order to balance the prospective on the Meeker Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

Highway 13 North closed at Craig today

RBC I A full closure of Highway 13 will take place today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. just south of Craig.

Obituary: Mark Kuhlman

Mark Kuhlman

Mark Kuhlman passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016, in his home due to natural causes. Mark was born in Rangely, Colo., and lived there until 1963, when his family moved to Soldotna, Alaska. Mark grew up in Alaska and loved the outdoors; he hunted moose and bear and fished for salmon at the “Big […]

A Look at Colorado: Colorado gamely tries to share its water

RBC I People today seem to take it for granted that Americans have lost any capacity for working through difficult problems, especially where cultural differences are concerned. That attitude has surfaced in response to Colorado’s water planning process.

Arrow of Light…


Kevin Wren, center, a member of Cub Scout Pack No. 191 in Rangely, received his Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts. He is pictured with his mother and father, J’lyn and Kyle Wren. The Boy Scouts of America has revamped its Cub Scout program and the requirements to receive advancements, especially Arrow of Light, are […]

State to crack down on distracted drivers

RBC I There were an estimated 15,307 distracted driving crashes in Colorado in 2015, a number that has grown by 16 percent in the last four years.

Taxpayers can use state income tax form to assist state non-profits

RBC I If you are one of those people who procrastinate about filing taxes, you might be interested in a way to make paying taxes less unpleasant. Checkoff Colorado is a simple way for state taxpayers to help communities around the state by “checking off” a donation to a diverse list of worthy causes when […]