Band in the Park…

The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District held the second of its four Summer Entertainment Series events on Friday just off the Downtown Plaza at Fifth and Main streets. The country/bluegrass band, Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams Band, delighted the small group of spectators.

BLM issues EA, draft ruling on area grazing lands

RBC I The White River National Forest and Blanco Ranger District have released an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Decision Notice for the Morapos Creek, Wilson Mesa and Deer Creek sheep and goat grazing allotments.

MACC to meet on Monday

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park St., in Meeker.

Obituary: Alfred Marlin George

Marlin George passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. Marlin was born in Rifle, Colo., to Alfred and Bertha George. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dick George of Fairbanks, Alaska. The George family moved to Meeker in 1955, when Marlin’s […]

New year…

Pictured are the new teachers that will be joining the Rangely School District this upcoming school year. In the front row, from left to right, are: Julie Green for kindergarten; Sal Higgins to fill Junior/Senior High School art position; Katelyn Leslie, a new elementary school music teacher and Amanda Sheridan, a new resource teacher. In the back row, from left to right, are: Carol Morton, a Junior/Senior High School teacher; Katie Toyne, a Junior/Senior High School science teacher; William Zenner, a fourth grade teacher; and Danielle Sloan, a third grade teacher.

MSD to carry over roughly $875,000

MEEKER I Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle says it wasn’t totally unexpected, but the amount of the dollars leftover from the 2015-2016 school year is “significantly more than we thought it would be.”

BLM needs comments on roads within White River Field Office

RBC I On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management released for public review preliminary alternatives detailing travel management area designations within the 1.5-million acre White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado.

Obituary: Gerald Dickman

Gerald Dickman

Gerald Dickman, born in Meeker, Colo., Aug. 16, 1925, passed away on Sunday Aug. 7, 2016. He is survived by: daughter Lorie Dickman; son Rex Dickman; and grandchildren Robert and Amy. His wife of more than 50 years, Doralee, preceded him in death seven years ago.

MSD hires, transfers…

Pictured are the Meeker School District new hires and transfers listed with their assignments. Meeker classes begin Monday. Back row, from left: Nikki Keetch, preschool, BOCES paraprofessional; Rochelle Quinn, Barone Middle School, BOCES special education paraprofessional; Amy Rundberg, high school, BOCES special education paraprofessional; Obie Deming, kindergarten; Jody May, high school, BOCES special education paraprofessional; Cody Smith, elementary physical education; Sandy Orgoglioso, BOCES, English Language Learner paraprofessional; Apryl Newkirk, fifth grade; Boadachia, second grade; Jamie Dale, elementary school, BOCES, special education teacher; and Diane Ewing, high school math and science. Middle row, from left: Mary Washburn, food service; and Haley Kracht, high school credit recovery/alternative school paraprofessional. Front row, from left: Denee Chintala, HS agricultural education; Ann Franklin, elementary school librarian paraprofessional; and Kaila Carroll, elementary school paraprofessional. Not pictured is Jackie Meyer, kindergarten.

One case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Rio Blanco County

RBC I Rio Blanco County is one of 14 counties in Colorado that have at least one confirmed case of the West Nile virus.

Tryouts for Range Call Royalty set

RBC I Tryouts for the 2017 Range Call Queen and her attendants will be held Saturday at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds and the CSU Extension Office at the fairgrounds. All girls are welcome to the tryouts. They must be able to bring and ride a horse. The tryouts will begin at 8:30 a.m. on […]

Better City strategy may aid Rangely

RANGELY I The Town of Rangely, Rio Blanco County and Better City LLC have been working together for the last 18 months to develop, refine and implement a strategy to attract private investment into the Town of Rangely and to create new opportunities for employment and economic prosperity.