New faces, old concerns for RSD board

RANGELY I The Rangely School Board met Aug. 19 as the district begins the 2014/2015 school year with new faces and old concerns.

Social Saturday to benefit restoration of Coal Creek School

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BUFORD I More than 30 years ago, when Janet Clark first came to reside along County Road 6, she remembers recognizing the stately old building as an abandoned school. Now she is spearheading the Rio Blanco County Historical Society committee that is restoring Coal Creek School as an educational and interpretive center for community and […]

From My Window… Thoughts on a variety of topics as the summer winds down

What an unfortunate event it was. What a tragedy it could have been. Be it a large metropolitan city or a small town in the remote mountains, it is a shame when anyone — not to mention a law enforcement officer in the line of duty — is injured while just doing their job.

Past hunting photos sought

RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

Dr. Dorsett returns as CNCC instructor

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RBC I Dr. Bob Dorsett said he was quite surprised himself when a plan was proposed to him that would have him back teaching at Meeker High School. While he said Monday that all the details have not been worked out, it looks like he will be teaching dual enrollment classes for Colorado Northwestern Community […]

Rangely Panthers football team begins its season with 30-26 win

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RANGELY I The Del Norte Tigers, more than six hours from the south-central part of the state for their first game in the 8-man division, played the hometown Rangely Panthers and were sent on a long trip home after a 30-26 defeat.

Meeker gridders kick off season with 26-14 win; will play Rams on Friday

Meeker junior Robby Jensen (52) blocks defenders for his running back classmate T.J. Shelton during the season opener against the Rye Thunderbolts in Starbuck Stadium on Saturday. Shelton rushed for 142 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown on the second play of the game. The Cowboys host the 2A Roaring Fork

A brief history of 35 years of Septemberfest fun

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RANGELY I Over the course of its 35-year-plus history, Septemberfest has evolved in unforeseen and often colorful ways.

Rangely distance runners open season in heavy rain, mud

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RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross-country team kicked off its season on the rainy and muddy trails at the Central Warrior Invitational in Grand Junction on Saturday.

Ice cream social needs entries

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RANGELY I As of Tuesday, organizer Brenda Hopson said she has not received any entries for the annual ice cream social, set for the Rangely Outdoor Museum, held in conjunction with Septemberfest on Sunday.

Volunteers sought to work on Rangely tank

RANGELY I Volunteers are invited to join the Friends of the TANK in a work session at the tank, starting Friday and running through Tuesday.

Sheriff stabbed, has surgery; Meeker man faces felonies

RBC I Trying to prevent a family situation from blowing up, Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff suffered a stab wound to the abdomen on Thursday afternoon and had to be airlifted to Grand Junction, where he underwent surgery to repair the wound.