Countywide agri-tourism workshop links Rangely, Meeker

Agri-tourism means sharing the agricultural life of our surroundings with those who may have never seen or been to a working ranch, farm, dairy, etc. Above, Deana Wood is feeding a calf during calving season on a Rio Blanco County ranch.

RBC I Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee hosted an agri-tourism workshop on April 19, opening it up via video conferencing to Rangely and anyone who wanted to join in the conversation.

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Doug Overton to the fire district board

Dear Editor: I would like to have the community support in my re-election to the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District board of directors. I have the experience not only as a board member but as a 22-year veteran of the Meeker Fire Department of which I served 10 years as the fire chief.

Letter to the Editor: Rick Dodd on fire board situation

Dear Editor: For a little over a month now I’ve debated on writing this letter to the editor. I’ve felt that if I say something, it’ll get portrayed wrong or it might not be becoming of a current board member running for re-election. Then, after reading this last week’s paper, I’ve reached the point where […]

Letter to the Editor: Fire board chairman responds to Marshall Cook letter

Dear Editor: I would like to take a little time to respond to Marshall Cook’s letter in last week’s paper.

From My Window: ‘Good ole boys’ do great job; election issue is fire board vote

Let’s talk about the good ole boys! It seems to be a popular topic over the past few weeks. I apparently and quite mistakenly brought it up couple of weeks ago when talking about what kind of new chief should be hired to head up the Meeker Fire and Rescue.

Bennet, Gardner and Tipton urge Jewell to hit Trapper deadline

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton have urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to complete the Trapper Mine Environmental Assessment before the Saturday deadline.

Dispatchers play vital role in importance of emergency 911

One of seven Rio Blanco County dispatchers, Rhawnie McGruder is seen here running the central desk, computers and display screens where 911 calls are first answered at the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center.

MEEKER I Driving our western Colorado mountain passes in winter storms can create a situation in which calling 911 can be a lifesaver. Did you ever wonder how 911 really works? Where a 911 call gets answered? How long ago and whoever started the 911 system?

Classifieds: April 28, 2016

Ads for 04/28/16 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, […]

CNCC Foundation Dinner…

Peggy Rector, left, long a staunch supporter and active board member at Colorado Northwestern Community College, presents CNCC President Russell George with a plaque of appreciation for all the good that Russell has done for the college since he began service as president in 2011. George has announced that he will be retiring before the year is out.

Hunter ed opt-out available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes are now in effect. Hunter education test-out options are available for U.S. military and individuals 50-years of age or older.

After Birth Ball…

There were plenty of items on the silent and regular auction block Saturday evening during the After Birth Ball fundraiser for the local FFA team, who served the meal, cleaned up afterward, delivered tea and water and did all the things required to serve the guests. Several thousand dollars were raised during the event, but the final tally was not known as of press time Tuesday.

Obituary: Janet ‘Jan’ Meyer (Smith)

Janet Meyer

Meeker resident Janet “Jan” Marie Meyer (Smith) died peacefully in Meeker, Colo., on Sunday, April 10, 2016.