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.

Rector Science Building grand opening today…

The ribbon cutting for the Rector Science Building grand opening is today on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with an event for everyone


RANGELY I Septemberfest, which is Rangely’s Labor Day celebration, returns several tried-and-true events to the schedule this year,with country music artist Charley Jenkins wrapping up the long weekend’s Monday night.

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2014 Fair Results: Part 1

This Rex buck rabbit owned by Gage Richardson garnered his share of ribbons at the Rio Blanco County Fair. Competing in classes 5 and 21, the rabbit took home a reserve championship, a championship, a first place and a third place.

RBC | Below are results from the 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair. The results were furnished by the CSU Extension Office in Meeker.

CPW backs plan to not list the wolverine; Colorado may be fit

DENVER I The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced Aug. 12 that it has withdrawn the proposed rule to list wolverine as threatened in the contiguous United States under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Foundation offers free trees

RBC I Residents of Rio Blanco County can spruce up their landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Dinosaur Monument opens concessions on river trips

DINOSAUR I The National Park Service has announce the release of a prospectus for the award of up to 11 new concession contracts to provide guided interpretive whitewater river trips within Dinosaur National Monument.

Highway 13 construction scheduled

RBC | According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic on Colorado Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker will be affected through October by construction work.

Viper drivers from five states tour both sides of Rio Blanco County

Along with the Viper owned by Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt, 23 Vipers were parked in Huitt’s driveway on Friday. Members of the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming Viper Club of America, as well as drivers from Kansas and Texas, were hosted at Huitt’s home after touring both ends of Rio Blanco County.

RANGELY I Members of the Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Viper Club of America toured both ends of Rio Blanco County last weekend.

Anderson family to host cousins from Sweden

MEEKER I Descendants of Powell Park’s Anderson families will meet their Swedish cousins for the first time on Tuesday, when Harold and Patty Anderson and Mike and Mary Whalin host a picnic for their newly found cousins.

Meeker schools welcome new teachers, staff to team

MEEKER I The Meeker School District released the names of the new members of the district teaching staff on Monday, preparing for the opening classes within the district on Wednesday. There are nine new names on the roster.