Mule deer factory…

This young yearling buck, above, was seen recently taking a left onto Mesa then eating a few neighborhood wild roses early in the morning in Rangely. Not far away, below, might have been this buck’s dad, with a considerably larger rack.

Milk Creek Battlefield tour July 3

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host a tour of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park at 10 a.m. on July 3.

Gardner, other senators push for expanded rural broadband

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced June 18 that he, along with a bipartisan group of senators, has written a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, asking them to review efforts to bring broadband Internet access to rural America and to present an analysis of existing programs and […]

A Look at the News: Supply and demand: Drilling down, driving gasoline prices up

RBC I There’s an adage in the oil and gas industry, one that could apply to almost any commodity, really: “The best cure for high prices is high prices, and the best cure for low prices is low prices.” That is: High prices lead to more drilling, leading to greater production and, thus, greater supply.

Future trophy?

It was quite a wake-up call to catch this nine-point buck so early in the day at Rangely School Superintendent Matt Scoggins’ home in Rangely. The buck is still in the early stages of antler growth, but already the buck shows signs of at least nine points.

Rangely Elks…

Bill Cady celebrates a bit after recording a birdie at the annual Rangely Elks Golf Tournament at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely on June 13.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker needs to learn to have fun

Dear Editor: My family and I feel blessed to be here in Meeker, Colo. This little town has so many things that a family would want to be a part of. But…

TELL survey at Barone indicates school teachers pretty much satisfied

MEEKER I Principal Jim Hanks and the staff at Barone Middle School have something to be proud of. The BMS Colorado Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey results this year show high scores and improvements in teacher beliefs through several categories of school evaluation.

Lake Avery fun…

A party of roughly 40 people took full advantage of the beautiful weather June 14 at Lake Avery. People were boating and fishing, but between boat launches, these kids, teens and adults had a great time Sunday afternoon as the skies were mostly clear, the clouds were mostly absent and the wind was mostly calm.

Lady Panthers…

The Rangely Panthers girls’ basketball squads recently hosted an invitational summer tournament with teams from Hayden, Meeker, Soroco and Baggs, Wyo. All the teams did well, and the picture is from the Rangely B Squad after a win over Soroco. From left to right are: Cassidee Brown, Alexis Wiley, Raelynn Norman, Alanna Wiley, Skylar Thacker and Kaylalle Wyman-Forunato.

$500 grants available for youth summer creativity

RBC I As schools are now out for the summer, Youth Service America (YSA) is calling on kids to make this a Summer of Creativity.

County’s broadband project to begin soon

RBC I Within the next year, Rio Blanco County will begin construction on its prepared plans to greatly increase communication capabilities countywide through the installation of broadband Internet and potential cell phone services.