Winterizing your pipes now can save you money later

RBC I In Western Colorado, where the temperature routinely drops to 20 degrees or below, it will be worth your time and energy to prepare and maintain your home to prevent your pipes from bursting. Pipes burst when an ice blockage forms and the pressure builds up behind it. While you won’t have ice shooting […]

Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide gas

RBC I Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that is given off by the insufficient burning of natural gas and other substances containing carbon. It can be generated from heating systems that use natural gas, as well as gasoline-powered vehicles, charcoal grills or any device that burns gasoline, oil, wood, kerosene or […]

Bike to School Day…


Bicycles parked outside Parkview Elementary School in Rangely represented just a segment of the nearly 300 Rangely children who participated in National Hike/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Rangely Junior High gridders end season with 14-12 victory

RANGELY I On a rain-soaked Oct. 9, the Rangely Junior High Panthers football team concluded its season with a win over the Soroco Rams, ending the Panthers season with a 14-12 victory and a 7-1 overall record.

Many reasons to take part in the fair

This flag afghan is one of 15 afghans submitted this year to the Rio Blanco County Fair by Meeker newcomer Vi Frazier. Frazier won several awards and ribbons, and she is just one of many whose pastimes earned them wide acclaim at the fair. The Rio Blanco County Extension Office is encouraging more people to enter the fair in any one or more of several categories from flower arrangements to photography to quilts and fruit canning. For more information, call the Extension Service at 878-9490 in Meeker or 878-9495 in Rangely. It is not too early to start making your plans now to enter the 2015 fair.

RBC I Each year, the Rio Blanco County Fair Board hires approximately 10 judges to evaluate the indoor exhibits. This year, though, an interesting challenge arose in the new exhibit hall when an abundance of needlework exhibits filled the tables.

Ready for winter driving?

RBC I In order to ensure you get where you need to this winter, you are having your vehicle winterized, starting with the tires.

Register now for fall semester classes at CNCC in Meeker

MEEKER I Need help with Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint? If so, register now at CNCC Meeker Center for these fall classes.

CNCC Spartan women end their softball season with pair of wins

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans softball team wrapped up its fall season with a pair of victories at home against the Utah Twisters.

Rangely volleyball girls win their only match

The Rangely High School girls’ volleyball team defeated Caprock Academy in its only match of the weekend. For the match, the team members wore their “Pink Out” uniforms with all proceeds going to the Rio Blanco County Mammogram Program. Above are team seniors, from left: Simone Heinle, Sierra Brannan and Desiree Coombs.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ volleyball team had a little bit of a break during the weekend as they played only one match and finished Caprock Academy off easily in three games on Friday night.

Lawn care to do now

By BILL EKSTROM Special to the Herald Times RBC I Contrary to popular opinion, fall is the best time of the year for lawn care. Fertilization, weed control, establishment of new lawns and renovation of poor quality lawns should be done over the next few weeks. If you only fertilize once

Gobble, gobble…


Here, five of the six hen turkeys walking down the highway seem unbothered by traffic or this photographer east of Meeker Saturday evening.

Letter to the Editor: Support for ballot issue for broadband

Dear Editor: Rio Blanco County voters are strongly encouraged to support ballot issue 1A on the mail-in ballot for the Nov. 4 election.